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It’s not too late to wrap up the best of 2016!

   Category: Alpha, Event, Latest Update, Singapore, Social Media Scene, Travel, Uncategorized |

We say this all the time, but TIME REALLY FLIES! In a blink of an eye, here we are, done and dusted with 2016 and near the end of the second month of 2017 already. Still, it’s not too late to reminisce over the happenings in 2016 as we recount the highlights and reflect on all the fun moments that we had here at Churp Churp :)

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Started the year off by invading Royal Caribbean with our Alphas, Jon, Jie Hui, Brenda and Vera as we travelled to Langkawi and Penang :) We were onboard for 5 days and with plenty of activities for us to do, we simply couldn’t be happier! #TheRoyalChurpSGInvasion

We blogged the whole experience on Churp Churp’s Dayre here at bit.ly/churpxroyalcarribean if you want to find out more!

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In February, Brenda  & Jie Hui enjoyed their very own Valentine’s Day dining experience at Spuds & Aprons at Faber Peak Singapore! It was indeed a lovely meal with a great ambience, read our full review of the food here at bit.ly/churp16xvday :)

 

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We also tied up design & lifestyle store, Naiise with our Alpha, Brenda to pick 10 items based on a specific theme that she absolutely adored!  Our readers got to enjoy discount codes when they purchase from Naiise’s online website too :) #churpsgx10naiisethings

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Up next, we were stoked to be invited down to Lepark in May for yet another food-tasting session! All those dishes certainly brought us to food heaven….

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We were served their new menu back then and one memorable dish was this Satay Marinated Angus Beef Cheek Stew with fried buns. It was our personal favourite! The beef cheek was so tender that it melts in our mouth and the fried buns went so well with the stew. (it’s making us hungry again!)

Check out our full review here at bit.ly/churp16xlepark

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In light of Father’s Day celebration, we listed some recipes on how to whip up some easy dishes for you to cook up a feast for your father to celebrate this occasion. Hopefully this came in handy for those of you out there who wanted to impress your parents with a lovely meal!

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Once again, Netccentric partnered with the National Day Parade (NDP) in 2016 to celebrate Singapore’s 51st birthday! This meant that we got to attend several social media events and received first dibs (such as a peek into the fun packs!) on how Singapore will be celebrating her birthday! <3

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During the social media event, they explained to us the theme, concept and winning logo for 2016, which made us hyped up for #NDP2016 itself! It was certainly interesting to hear how the judges chose the winning logo & how they tried to engage the younger generations to join in the celebrations :)
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Our Alphas definitely had an exciting time watching the National Day Parade last year, read all about Brianna’s experience on her blog!nuffnangmm

Moving on, we are excited to share with you one of the main reasons why 2016 means so much to us – our celebration of Netccentric’s 10th Anniversary! We gathered our Alphas, Bloggeratis, long-time clients and beloved staff to join us at our #welivesocial party as we celebrate all the success that we have achieved throughout the years :)

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As we were down to the last quarter of 2016, our Alphas & Nuffnang Bloggeratis from Singapore and Thailand rocked #ITSTHESHIP2016! This is the 2nd largest EDM (Electronic Dance Music) Festival out at sea and it is our honor to be the official social media partner! 3 days of non-stop dancing to tunes from DJs all around the world, our crew surely had the time of their lives partying all night !

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Also, Nuffnang & Churp Churp are proud to be the official social media partners for 2017’s M1 Singapore Fringe Festival yet again! This event focused on local artistes, with participation from fellow international artistes spanning across four categories namely: Fringe Highlights, Live Fringe, Fresh Fringe and Fringe Activities.

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All of us at Netccentric come together to contribute to the community every year without fail. We strongly feel that it is important for us to help the less fortunate and in a way, ensure that our community can grow from strength to strength! In 2016, we worked with Singapore Children’s Society to help paint colourful wall murals in Bukit Merah and help to spring clean one of their student care centres. It was a fun-filled afternoon that allowed us to bond while coming together for a wonderful cause too!

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Ending the year off the way we know best — Christmas at the Netccentric Office! We had so much fun playing games prepared by each room at the office, all documented nicely in our Dayre post here!  As we gather together as one tonight to celebrate Christmas, we are also reminded of how we should always stand by each other and support one another even more in the New Year.

 

It’s always great to look back and reflect on all the opportunities that we got to experience in 2016, to remember the fun that we shared and for it to be a source of motivation for us to work harder in the upcoming year. Onward with the rest of 2017, Churpers!



What to expect at M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2017?

   Category: Event, Singapore |

We’re looking forward to the latest installment of M1 Singapore Fringe Festival (M1SFF) as it returns next year for its 13th edition! Happening from 4 – 15 January 2017, explore matters revolving identity, beauty, intimacy and many more through the theme Art & Skin.

M1SFF 2017 will focus on local artists, with participation from fellow international artists being involved in categories namely, Fringe Highlights, Live Fringe, Fresh Fringe and Fringe Activities.  Read on to find out what to expect :)

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Skin in SIN, one of the three artists that will be featured in the Fringe Highlights, is Singapore’s first diverse and politically progressive burlesque troupe. Excite your senses with the debut performance of Foreign Bodies that seek to delve into controversial topics such as racism and xenophobia – topics usually swept under the carpet.

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Labels by Worklight Theatre

As a female, sister, doctor, music lover – labels define us, but are we really all these? Explore Joe Sellman-Leava’s mixed heritage, multi culturalism and self-identity with this light-hearted show. .

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Si Ti Kay by Akulah BIMBO SAKTI (I am the MAGIC BIMBO)

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Under My Skin by Alessandra Fel

Continuing with the theme of Art & Skin, the Live Fringe segment includes performances and talks by artists such as FIGHT! PALAST #membersonly by PENG! Palast, Si Ti Kay by Akulah BIMBO SAKTI (I am the MAGIC BIMBO), Under My Skin by Alessandra Fel and many more!

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Chrysanthemum Gate by Andrew Sutherland and Chanel Ariel Chan

New to M1SFF 2017, Fresh Fringe serves as a platform for works in development. A collaboration between Australian theatre-maker Andrew Sutherland and Singaporean Chanel Ariel Chan entitled Chrysanthemum Gate and works by Nidya Shantiniti Thong Pei Qin (Bitten) and Kaylene Tan (Deep in the Heart of Me) will also be presented during Fresh Fringe.

Get involved in 2017’s M1SFF as it goes beyond what’s skin deep! Tickets are already available and can be purchased through the SISTIC Website, Mobile App, Hotline (+65 6348 5555) or any SISTIC authorized agents island wide.

Prices range from $12-25 (excluding ticketing fee), M1 staff and customers will receive 20% off $25 tickets too :)

If you’d like to find out more about M1SFF, head on to www.singaporefringe.com, we’ll see you there!



Let’s wrap up the second quarter of 2016!

   Category: Alpha, Event, Latest Update, Singapore, Social Media Scene, Uncategorized |

We’re embarking on the second half of 2016 already and before we look forward to the future and step up our game to conquer whatever that comes our way, it’s equally important to take time to rewind and reflect on the good and the bad; learn from the mistakes made and give yourselves a pat on the back for the accomplishments! Let’s relive some of those moments we had through the past months:

 

  1. We got up close and personal with our friends on Dayre!

Just a month back, Dayre (@blog), in collaboration with General Assembly, held its first “Meet The Influencer” event where the audience were able to meet some of their favourite Dayre personalities. We headed down to support our sister company as well as the invited panel speakers, Gillian, Jie Hui, Bertilla, Shuying & Mong, where they discussed how Dayre impacted not only their lives but their readers as well. It was such an insightful session and the audience were really participative. Well done all!

 

  1. #NetccentricxNDP2016

We are once again proud to partner with the National Day Parade (NDP)’s committee this year where we get to receive first dibs on all things related to our nation’s birthday celebration! More than just the fun pack, there were so many interesting elements to this year’s NDP media event that we couldn’t help but share it on Dayre. As 9th August nears, stay tuned for more on our platforms!

 

  1. Naiise opens at The Cathay

Just last month, our partner, Naiise, opened its sixth & largest store. So what went on at the opening party? In true Naiise style, there were so many interesting hands-on activities and what’s more? Complimentary Maki-san rolls, drinks and even live music to entertain us all night long!

Kudos to them as our Alphas, Jocina, Tiq, Brenda & ourselves had a really NAIISE night 😉 Check out their latest stores at:

📍The Cathay

2 Handy Road, The Cathay #B1-08

Singapore 229233

12pm-10pm daily

📍Suntec City

3 Temasek Boulevard,

Suntec City North Wing #01-477

Singapore 038983

11am-10pm daily

 

  1. Lepak-ed at Lepark!

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Together with our Alphas Brenda, Jie Hui & Isaac, we were invited down for a food-tasting session at Lepark where we enjoyed every single item from their latest menu. Loved the chill vibes of the place too! Thanks again, Lepark :)

 

  1. Vera on HerWorld!

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Spotted Vera‘s SK-II feature on HerWorld? She shared her journey to success and the struggles she faced along the way. For all the aspiring style bloggers out there, here’s where you can gain some insights on tackling obstacles & getting your name out there! Head on over to http://bit.ly/CCVeraxHerWorld for more & on how you can #changedestiny 😉

 

  1. Alpha Updates!

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Biggest congrats to our mum-to-be Kelly! We can’t wait for the arrival of #jellybean (derived from the hashtag she shares with her husband, Justin! J + elly = #jellylove)  and we’re pretty sure Kelly’s gonna rock being a mum!

We’re so happy for Jazreel who recently tied the knot with her uni sweetheart! We wish them a blissful marriage ahead filled with great adventures as they embark on a new phase of their lives together, may their love for each other continue to blossom every day.

In partnership with Garuda Indonesia, Liting Brianna and Bloggeratis Mong & Charlene embarked on their first media trip to Medan! It was definitely an interesting cultural experience for them and the key takeaway? The friendships forged! Read more about their travels on their platforms.

 

Huge thanks to Cebu Pacific, some of the Bloggeratis and our Alpha, Jason experienced a taste of Davao City! They tackled a series of challenges from sliding down huge water slides to cycling on air and more. No idea what Davao City is all about? Let Nuffnang SG and Jason share with you their take on Davao!

 

  1. Let’s welcome the babies of the Churp Churp family!

Melina Irwan

Melina channels both sweet & edgy styles, her mixed looks (of Chinese & Malay descent) easily makes her stand out from the crowd. Check out her social media feed & blog for all things fashion & beauty as well as a touch on her personal life.

Jucia is greatly adored for her demure demeanour and girlish charms. She exudes elegance and has an eye for the finer things in life that includes her taste in fashion and her flatlay curations online, something she’s always been passionate about. Currently working on her clothing label, life is starting to get more exciting for Jucia!

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Kai stands out from the crowd with his model good looks and style. He has an eye for the finer things in life and enjoys playing up his fashion choices. In addition to his several online retail businesses on hand, he’s currently on his way to creating his own clothing label.

Jamie exudes elegance and confidence wherever she goes. Her down-to-earth and carefree personality transcends her exotic good looks that stand her out from the crowd. An accountancy graduate from NUS, she’s looking to explore the depths of the earth, satiating her wanderlust.

Shu Feng is well-loved by her followers for her sweet demeanour. Look out for Shu Feng’s social platforms, blog and her Youtube channel as she documents everything fashion, beauty and lifestyle!

Samantha aspires to be the ultimate #GirlBoss. Her ambitions are translated across her well-curated feed where she takes charge of everything and constantly seeks perfection. Stay tuned to her feed for all things fashion, beauty and also a sneak peek into her luxury lifestyle.

 

We hope you had a good second quarter of 2016! Let’s work hard & play hard, there’s still time to make your year count. Have an awesome week ahead, Churpers!



#CNYChurpOut @ The Mushroom Pot

   Category: Alpha, ChurpOut, Event |

Earlier this week, just like all other families during CNY, we had a little gathering with some of our Alphas for a Chinese New Year celebration, courtesy of The Mushroom Pot.

To start things off, we had a Lou Hei session, setting us all in the right mood for CNY.

We had so much fun saying all the auspicious CNY phrases, wishing everyone good health, good fortune, good luck and everything good. And of course, we created a huge mess on the table which was quickly cleared away once we were done and ready for the steamboat!

We had 2 different kinds of broth, including their newly launched Shark’s Bone Soup (the white based one) which wasn’t included in their menu yet.

We had a superb time chatting with the Alphas and catching up with them over a warm, cosy steamboat dinner. We’d like to thank the Alphas for making time to join us for our little celebration!

Jie Hui (@missgoob) and Jie Ling

Sheila Sim and Nat Ho

Jessica (@Shiberty) and Sam

Esther and Steve

Nadia and Skai

Yida, Billy (@blackalogy), Felicia and Nic!

And lastly, a group photo of everyone who turned up!

Once again, we’d like to thank The Mushroom Pot for our dinner that night, as well as all Alphas who took time out of their schedules to meet up with all of us!

That aside, we’d like to wish all Churpers a Happy Lunar New Year! May the year of Horse bring you and your family good health and prosperity!



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!



Mid-Autumn Festival #ChurpOut

   Category: Alpha, ChurpOut, Event |

Hello Churpers! If you’ve been following us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, you might have seen our updates about our Mid-Autumn Festival #ChurpOut that happened last Friday!

Traditionally, the Chinese would have reunion dinners together during Mid-Autumn Festival, so we thought it would be a perfect opportunity to gather our own family, the Alphas, to have a reunion dinner as well. It was a modest gathering, but we all had fun catching up with one another!

Dinner was kindly sponsored by Pizza Hut. Wondering why there’s a bulge in their pizza? This is their new creation, the Fully Loaded Pizza. It is filled with creamy, cheesy and meaty stuffing. Mmmmmm just looking at it makes us want to have it again!

We had the opportunity to taste moon cakes from one of Hong Kong’s leading moon cake brand, Meixin. Thank you Meixin for generously sponsoring us traditional moon cakes, custard moon cakes as well as snow skin moon cakes which our Alphas couldn’t stop raving about!

We prepared some Chinese Tea to go along with the moon cakes, and Churpie, the amateur moon cake and tea pairing guru, taught our Alphas what tea to have with the different types of moon cakes.

Of course, what’s a Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration without lanterns and sparklers?!

Here’s Benjamin with his sparklers!

We’d like to thank the Alphas for taking time out to spend the night with us! We hope all of you had a great time catching up with one another and piggin’ out on dinner and moon cakes together.

Here’s Billy and Felicia

Esther and Nadia

Carrie and Diya

Miao Ru and Luke

Kelly and Wen Hao

Erica and Marvin

And a group photo around our dinner table!

So, how did you spend your Mid-Autumn Festival? Drop us a comment and share with us!

Xoxo,

Churpies behind the scenes



M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2013

   Category: Event, Singapore |

The M1 Singapore Fringe Festival returns for the ninth year running with a staple of exciting Singapore and international artists pushing the boundaries of art as they spar with the theme – Art and Entertainment!

Churpie is definitely keeping a lookout for the Fringe Highlights this year!

First up is 道德 Tao Te by Hungarian dancer-choreographer Ferenc Fehér, a duet for male dancers which combines freestyle dance and martial arts. We are definitely interested to see how both dancers combine the two forms of art together in a bid to find their desired harmony in the end.

Next up there is 赤子 Haru & Mina, a touching and captivating photographic series by Osaka-based photographer Hideaki Hamada of his two young children as they explore the world around them. Glancing through the photos of the two little ones definitely brings us back to the times when we were growing up.

Finally, The Necessary Stage presents a brand new play Best Of starring the incomparable Siti Khalijah Zainal in a one-woman show! A one-woman stand-up show! Cool!

What are you waiting for? Bask in a sea of entertainment – with art thrown in for good measure from 16 to 27 January 2013!

For more information on the works and Fringe 2013, visit www.singaporefringe.com!



M1 Singapore Fringe Festival

   Category: Contest, Event, Singapore |

Hello Churpers!

The M1 Singapore Fringe Festival is back for the 8th year and this time round, the theme is Art and Faith!

This year, the Fringe will feature 17 international and local works from 11 countries, including four Fringe Highlights from Singapore, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Burma and Iraq. There will be eight works making their WORLD premieres and four their ASIAN premieres at the Fringe!

Here are some details you should take note of!

Dates: 15th February to 26th February 2012
Venues: Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
National Museum of Singapore
The Substation
ION Orchard
Public Sales: From now to 26 February 2012
Ticket Prices: From $19 (Excluding SISTIC ticketing fee)

You can visit www.singaporefringe.com to find out more!

Not only are we sharing this great piece of news, we’re also giving away 2 sets of exclusive Fringe merchandise! All you need to do is complete the sentence “I want the exclusive Fringe merchandise because… …” in the comment box below. Yup it’s that simple!
Comment away!



Churp Churp Exclusive Screening – We Not Naughty

   Category: Community Gathering, Contest, Event, Exclusive Screening, Singapore |
Hello Churpers!
GONG XI GONG XI!


This Chinese New Year, we’re bringing you guys to the movies for the screening of “We Not Naughty”! This will be our very first #ChurpOut event of the year!
Many of us will still remember the popular Singaporean comedy film about the lives, struggles, and adventures of three Primary 6 pupils who are placed in the academically inferior EM3 stream in “I Not Stupid” when it first showed in 2002.

This time round, Jack Neo comes back with yet another movie set in Singapore’s current society, which examines the problems faced by parents with their rebellious children.

Here’s a look at the trailer of the movie before you catch it this Chinese New Year!

Don’t get all excited about the movie yet! Wait till you get to watch it alongside us as well as the casts from the movie!

We will be giving out limited pairs of passes to the movie so be sure to grab them fast!

Casts of the movie will also be catching the movie with us!

Featuring:
Jack Neo
Joshua Ang

Shawn Lee

Roy Li

Event Details
Date: 26th January, 2012 (Thurs)
Time: 650PM
Venue: Golden Village Marina Square
Rating: Parental Guidance

How to win passes to the screening?

1. Follow @ChurpSG on twitter now!
2. Look out for our tweets on “We Not Naughty” and retweet them out to your friends!

*Contest ends January 25th 2012 at 12PM (Wed) and winners will be announced via Churp Churp SG blog and our Twitter.
Invites sent out via emails by January 25th 2012 at 6PM (Wed). We will require confirmation of attendance through email by January 25th 2012 at 1159PM (Wed). For winners who fail to confirm their attendance by the deadline we’ll be giving others a chance!

There’s all that you’ll need to do to win a pair of passes to catch “We Not Naughty” this Chinese New Year!
Do look through our Terms & Conditions before participation.

Can’t wait to catch this movie with you guys!

Have an awesome Chinese New Year everyone!


Terms & Conditions
1) Priority is given to existing ChurpChurp members and/or followers of @ChurpSG
2) To participate, Churpers are required to Retweet us.
3) Protected tweets that not traceable by Churp Churp will not be accepted as participation to the contest.
4) Judges’ decisions are final and not disputable.
5) Churp Churp reserves the right to amend the Terms and Conditions without prior notice.


Winners for the Churp Churp Christmas Giveaway!

   Category: Campaign, Event, Freebies, Singapore |

Merry Christmas Churpers!


We hope your Christmas has been fabulous so far!

To make it even better, Santa Churpie will be announcing winners of the ‘Churp Churp Christmas Giveaway’ here from Day 1 till Day 12 Christmas.

Remember to check back here everyday for the 12 days of Christmas to see if you’ll be receiving Santa Churpie’s presents for you and your friends!

Congratulations to the winners below:

  • Day 1 : @xONPUT (Royce Chocolates)
  • Day 2 : @funnysg (Churp Churp 2GB Thumbdrive)
  • Day 3 : @94637 (Churp Churp 2GB Thumbdrive)
  • Day 4 : @dashani117 (Movie tickets)
  • Day 5 : Fiona Quek (Churp Churp 2GB Thumbdrive)
  • Day 6 : @UncleMaria ($10 Takashimaya vouchers)
  • Day 7 : @rxchel (Royce Chocolates)
  • Day 8 : @iRach_ ($10 Takashimaya vouchers)
  • Day 9 : @theiceangel (Royce Chocolates)
  • Day 10 : @aloha_bitch (Movie Tickets)
  • Day 11 : @Pres_Hee (Movie Tickets)
  • Day 12 : @wenlong88 (Churp Churp 2GB Thumbdrive)

Thank you Churpers for referring friends to join our big Churp Family!

It’s been a really wonderful Christmas and New Year with you guys around!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Churpers !!!


*ps: Winners will be notified on the details of collection at the end of the campaign.