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We’d like to Thank You!

   Category: Charity |

Not too long ago, one of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded, Typhoon Haiyan, devastated the Philippines. It took the lives of 6,111 people, left 1,779 other missing and left 4.4 million people homeless. We at ChurpChurp reached out to the ChurpChurp Community for your voice and donations.

Although we may not hear about it anymore, the clean-up and restoration of the city continue every day.

Relief efforts are still on-going

Boy stands in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan

Before and after: Typhoon Haiyan

With your help, we’re sure that the good folks at Red Cross Philippines will be further bolstered by these donations so that they can continue the good work that they do.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you who helped to give a part of your earnings to this cause. To date, we have collected more than USD 6,000 regionally.

We’d like to thank the 590 people from the community for their kind donations as every cent counts!

There are also countless of you who wished to remain anonymous and we’d also like to thank you. We’re very touched by the ChurpChurp community!

THANK YOU!



Downtown Line Instagram Contest

   Category: Contest |

Taking the MRT everyday? Then you must have had news of the NEW Downtown line!

In conjuncture with the opening of the new downtown line LTA would like to invite you to participate in their #iLoveDTL Instagram contest! Stand to win $50 shopping vouchers just by showing reasons why you love the downtown line.

Participate in our Downtown Line Instagram Contest now!

Here’s how:

  1. Snap a photo of what you look forward to at the end of your journey
  2. Upload it onto Instagram
  3. Include how the downtown line has helped you get to your destination faster in your caption
  4. Include the keywords #iLoveDTL and @ChurpSG

We’ve got some really amazing entries coming in! Check these out if you need some inspiration!

imqhairy: I love taking downtown line because it is easier for me to move around especially when i want to go to Gardens By The Bay, i can just hop on to downtownline from bugis and alight at Bayfront.. Easy and Efficient!- #ILOVEDTL – @ChurpSG

xiayu7ian: #iLoveDTL because I had a day of fun with Mr Wonderful, enjoy some relaxing fun together… @ChurpSG

Currently, the Downtown Line runs from Bugis to Chinatown with 4 other stations (Promenade, Bayfront, Downtown and Telok Ayer) in between. If you need some ideas on what can be done around these areas, our bloggers MisstamchiakCheekiemonkie and Beatrice have blogged about interesting places to visit at each of these stations from different perspectives! Check them out, and hurry hop on a train along the Downtown Line for a quick visit to these haunts.

And of course, don’t forget to snap peeeektures, upload them to Instagram and tell us why you love the DTL! For Churpers with Churp Churp accounts, do participate in the Snap Share too!

Sounds easy? Join away and be one of the $50 shopping voucher winner!

Contest ends 1st January 2014, 2359 hrs. 11th January 2359 hrs.

Psst, photos featuring Station Art and Architecture, DTL Trains, Place and Attractions made accessible by the DTL will stand a higher chance of winning!

Terms and conditions:

1) This contest is open to residents in Singapore only.

2) To participate, you are required to post a photo of what you look forward to at the end of your DTL journey and upload it onto Instagram with the keywords #iLoveDTL and @ChurpSG. Only complete contest entries are accepted and eligible for participation.

3) Protected Instagram accounts with updates that not traceable by Churp Churp will not be accepted as participation to the contest.

4) Winners will be notified via Instagram and all prize collections will be done at the Churp Churp Office.

5) Judges’ decisions are final and not disputable.

6) Churp Churp reserves the right to amend the Terms and Conditions without prior notice.



M1 Fringe Festival 2014 Marks Its 10th Anniversary!

   Category: Event |

Heya Churpers!

The M1 Fringe Festival marks its 10th anniversary in January 2014! And as their 10th anniversary gift to you, tickets to Fringe 2014 will only cost $19 each!

This year, they bring to you 3 Fringe Highlights under the theme “Art & The People”.

An Enemy Of The People – Nine Years Theatre (Singapore)
8 – 11 January 2014, 8pm
11 January 2014, 3pm
Gallery Theatre, National Museum of Singapore
(120 minutes with no intermission)
(In Mandarin with English subtitles)
Rating to be advised

The first is Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People. Local theatre collective Nine Years Theatre gives this popular classic an all-Mandarin makeover under the direction of Nelson Chia. The play describes the tension that arises out of the differences in ideals between the individual and the masses of a society. Looking at the events that are happening around us today, we can easily see that the play, more than a century after it was first staged in 1882, still holds relevance to the ways that our society functions.

Three Fingers Below The Knee – Mundo Perfeito (Portugal)
10 – 11 January 2014, 8pm
Esplanade Theatre Studio
(75 minutes with no intermission)
(In Portuguese with English subtitles)
Rating to be advised

Next Up, from Portugal comes innovative theatre company Mundo Perfeito with their production of Three Fingers Below the Knee, a play created with texts censored during Portugal’s 40 years of dictatorship. Winner of the Portuguese Author’s Prize for Best Theatre Performance in 2012, Three Fingers Below the Knee was praised by the critics as an homage to artists that helped to forge democracy, as well as an eye-opener questioning the limits of today’s artistic freedom.

Majulah Singapura – Tree Project – Hiroshi Sunairi (Japan)

Screening of Tree Project Film
8 & 10 January 2014,
8pm
The Salon, Level 1,
National Museum of Singapore

8 – 19 January 2014,
10am – 8pm
The Concourse, Level 1,
National Museum of Singapore

Film Screening on
8 & 10 January 2014, 8pm
The Salon, Level 1,
National Museum of Singapore
(60 minutes with no intermission)

Lastly, Majulah Singapore – Tree Project is an ambitious and meaningful work conceived by Hiroshi Sunairi. Seeds of Hibaku trees [trees which survived the atomic bombing in Hiroshima] are distributed to everyday Singaporeans who are invited to grow them. The work will also include an exhibition and a film screening which will feature interviews with participants around the world who have been involved with the project.

Fringe 2014 is definitely a year for Singapore artists of all assortments, and we’re excited to check it out as well! Check out the rest of the festival line-up on the official website or follow them on their Facebook and Twitter pages for live updates.

So mark your calenders and see you there, Churpers!