A Springtime Rhapsody with Jurong Point Shopping Centre

As Chinese New Year approaches, the shopping malls in Singapore are turning to creative ways to attract shoppers to shop and dine with them. One good example is Jurong Point Shopping Centre.

Located comfortably beside Boon Lay MRT Station, Jurong Point is a mega mall with numerous restaurants, shopping outlets and entertainment spots.


Jurong Point Centre Stage all CNY decorated

This Chinese New Year, the mall brings you back to ancient China with imperial setting decors like those of the popular China hit drama shows – 三生三世十里桃花 and 延禧攻略.

Staff decked out in traditional costume

The events staff are also wearing traditional robes, liken to the waiters in those days. Minglers were also engaged, dressed in God of Fortune mascot and Terra Cotta warrior outfit, which calls for good photo opportunities.


A terra cotta warrior playing his part


Emcee Jim Koh in traditional wedding costume

To spread good luck, shoppers who makes a minimum spending of $48 from any outlet (You can combine 2 receipts), can obtain a game card from the information counter.

Fish A Koi!

Shoppers having a great time at the LED fishing game!

This game card allows the shopper to play a fishing game using advance LED touch screen technology! Simply hold onto the fishing rod and use your bait (They’re using a soft toy lobster as a bait, so cute!) to touch the koi fish that appears on the screen. Each fish you catch earns you 10 points! However, beware of those lotus leaves floating around. Touching them cost you 10 points!

You have 30 seconds to get 80 points, which in turn earns you 16 seconds to shake the fortune prosperity tree!

Shake a Fortune Prosperity Tree

Every coin on a tree is a gift voucher from participating outlets in Jurong Point. Shoppers will shake the tree depending on their performance in the fishing game to get as many gold coins as they can.

Some of the prizes includes vouchers to Central Hong Kong restaurant, Dian Xiao Er, Denizens, Dockers Singapore and the top prize: admission passes to Disney on Ice!


So many attractive prizes to give away! No one walks away empty handed!

Fringe Activities


Talented traditional paper cutting artiste at work

There are also many fringe activities and giveaways happening throughout the day! Head on down to Jurong Point Central Stage and if you’re lucky to meet the traditional paper cutting artiste, she will be able to cut out a zodiac animal or an auspicious Chinese character for you for free!

Fengshui master sharing with eager shoppers 2019 Zodiac animal prediction

Want to know which zodiac animal is going to get it on in terms of luck, relationship, career and health? There are also fun, fengshui sharing sessions by renown fengshui master!

This event runs from 10 January 2019 to 19 February 2019. Redemption timings are from 12PM – 8PM.

Timings subjected to change. Please refer to Jurong Point Shopping Centre website for updates.

Editor: Huiting

National Crime Prevention Council Let’s Fight Scam Official Launch 2019

The “Let’s Fight Scams!” campaign was launched by Ms Sun Xueling, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of National Development at Ang Mo Kio Central Stage.

The campaign calls upon the community and organisations to rally together for a united fight against scams by pledging their support for this campaign.

Join in the fight against scams by pledging your support for this campaign at www.scamalert.sg/fight

 

Editor: Long Huai

Family Mental Wellness Carnival 2018

A happy and healthy family can make positive contribution to one’s mental wellness! Carnival visitors picked up tips on keeping their families strong – mentally and physically. Through relationship buiding, effective communication, healthy eating, active ageing, caregiving..etc

This initiative was started in 2016 by AIC, IMH and NCSS to bring together various like-minded community partners to raise awareness on mental health in Singapore.

Since 2016, various agencies and community partners have co-organized events to commerate World Mental Health Day in October. This year, emcee Jim Koh was invited to host for the carnival, bringing about greater awareness of mental wellness to the visitors. There was also a segment where visitors can dedicate songs to their loved ones during the event!

The participating partners include agency for integrated care, institute of mental health, national council of social service, MINDSET care limited, Clarity Singapore, Alzheimer’s Disease Association, Caregivers Alliance Limited, Club HEAL, OCD Network, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore Anglican Community Services, Silver Ribbon (Singapore)

Editor: Long Huai

Golden Mint HDB Welcome Party

Venue: Golden Mint

Emcee Jim Koh was invited to welcome the as the move into their new homes in Golden Mint. Grassroots adviser, Mr. Gan Thiam Poh also visited the event to welcome to residents!

As most of those present were elderly folks, the program segment had to be adjusted on the spot. This is also the first time all the residents were singing and dancing along as the musicians perform for them.

Editor: Long Huai

TungLok Giveaway Healthier and Tastier Mooncakes

In collaboration with TungLok, 88.3JiaFM would be giving away the healthier and tastier mooncakes this Mid Autumn Festival! Here’s the details:

Date: 31 August 2018 (Friday)
Time: 12 NOON
Location: Amoy Street Food Centre
HOW: Simply download this photo and show it to either Ivy or Jimmy and the first 70 pax will receive mooncakes! Come early, because the first 30 pax gets to bring home a limited collection of 4 mooncakes each!!!!!

In case you are wondering what is the buzz with TungLok Mooncakes:

This year’s mooncakes are developed in line with the Singapore’s Health Promotion Board’s healthier dinning program guidelines and TungLok’s lower-sugar mooncakes contain 30% less sugar but still taste great!

The delicious TungLok’s mooncakes come in nine different flavours – Egg Yolk White Lotus, Egg Yolk Red Lotus, Double Yolk White Lotus, Double Yolk Red Lotus, Macadamia Nuts White Lotus, Melon Seeds with red lotus, mini mooncake egg yolk white lotus, mini snowskin egg yolk white lotus and mini snowskin white lotus with nuts.

So remember to come early for the collection and you can also get your favourite TungLok’s mooncakes from their website!

UPDATES (31 AUGUST 2018) 11.30AM

We are outside Amoy Street Food Centre and the response for TungLok’s Mooncake is overwhelming!! ARE YOU NEARBY????

UPDATES (31 AUGUST 2018) 12.15AM

Thank you for your wonderful support! We have finished giving away all of TungLok’s Mooncake! Remember you can still get them at all TungLok’s restaurants or order online!

Meanwhile, Ivy and Jimmy will see you tonight on-air on 88.3JiaFM 夜玩家! (9PM – 12MN)

Editor: Huiting

Health Promotion Board – Eat Drink Shop Healthy

Venue: Raffles Green

The Singapore Health Promotion Board, for the third year has launched the Eat, Drink, Shop Healthy Challenge at Raffles Lawn. 88.3JiaFM DJ Jimmy Koh and the face of the campaign, local celebrity, Chua En Lai hosted the event.

Chua En Lai took on two personas – Fit Leow leading Team More (The older brother who believes exercise is king) and Win Leow who is in charge of Team Less (The younger brother who believes in healthy eating)

Members of the public learnt the importance of healthy eating and exercise in a fun and effective manner.

Eat, Drink, Shop Healthy Challenge

Eat, Drink, Shop Healthy Challenge is back bigger and better! Head down to Raffles Place Park tomorrow from 11AM to 7.30PM for YOUR share of sure-wins 👇 Like that, Win Leow lor! 😉

Posted by Health Promotion Board, Singapore on Wednesday, 1 August 2018

To be part of this challenge, you would need to purchase healthier foods and drinks at participating partner outlets islandwide to earn Health points. These health points could be accumulated and be used to redeem attractive gifts like TransitLink points and e-Vouchers.

This year’s campaign will run 26 October 2018.

Editor: Huiting

Orchard Central Feast

Location: Orchard Central

Jim Koh posing against the sweet pink backdrop

Orchard Central’s signature experiential F&B adventure, F’east, is back for another installment!

Shoppers were treated to a month  of fun filled activities like art jamming classes and contests to win attractive prizes!

F'EAST 2018 – Experiential Food Art Journey

2 more weeks of fun filled activities! From now till 12 Aug 2018, participate in the Art Jamming classes and Contests to win attractive prizes! What's more? Look out for roasted flavoured Marshmallow giveaways on 11 Aug from 2-6pm! Come over with your friends & family to join us in this experiential Food Art Journey…#orchardcentral #fareastmalls #shopfareast #ocfoodart #foodartsg #foodiesg #artsg

Posted by Orchard Central on Monday, 30 July 2018

Emcee Jim Koh was invited to host the fun-filled event! Shoppers also get to make their own ice-cream rollies and they also get to taste the limited edition galaxy themed donuts!

Editor: Huiting

Dr Ong Chit Chung Memorial Official Launch

Dr Ong Chit Chung Memorial Exhibition is a month’s long exhibition,  officially opened on 14 July 2018 in memory of the late Dr Ong Chit Chung. This exhibition is held at the Bukit Batok Community Club Hall and was officiated by MP for Bukit Batok SMC Mr Murali Pillai and Special Advisor to Chairman of People’s Association Board Mr Lim Boon Heng. MP Mr Chai Chong Yii, Dr S. Vasoo, who was the late Dr. Ong’s parliamentary colleague was also present during the launch.

Dr. Ong was a well-known Member of Parliament of the Jurong GRC (Group Representation Constituency) and NUS Alumnus (1972), who studied and taught at the Department of History. He had cared for and contributed much to the cause of education.

Dr Ong was described by those who know him as an MPwho was always on the ground. His tenure in Bukit Batok town has seen the development of a bus interchange, swimming pool, polyclinic and West Mall Shopping Centre.

Dr. Ong was also known to spearhead fundraising efforts to build the Bukit Batok Community Club on two separate occassion.His compassion also led him to launch support schemes to help the underprivileged. The Share-A-Meal program is one such example that he pioneered and has since evolved to the present day Food and Groceries voucher schemes. Dr. Ong has also helped build a social safety network in Bukit Batok through setting up of voluntary welfare organizations.

Editor: Long Huai

McNair Towers HDB Welcome Party

Venue: McNair Towers

As part of HDB’s effort to welcome residents into their new home, a welcome party was organized for the newly moved in residents. It was a day of music, games and food and friendships were forged as neighbours took part in the various activities.

As there were many young kids in the neighbourhood, Emcee Jim Koh also played many of their favourite games and every kid who took part in the game were given a present!

The event was also graced by grassroots adviser, Mr Heng Chee How.

Editor: Huiting

Shell The Bright Ideas Challenge

Jim Koh interviewing students

Venue: Toa Payoh HDB Hub

Shell’s Bright Idea Challenge is a competition amongst secondary school students, aged 13 to 16 wherein they have to explore innovation solutions to power the cities of the future.

Dr. Janil Puthucheary, Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information, was the guest of honor for the prize presentation held at Toa Payoh HDB Hub.

Emcee Jim Koh was also intrigued with the creativity and passion of the students.

Editor: Huiting