SINGAPORE – Pick up a promotional item for the home, check out the art and design evening classes, and find out what the Singapore pavilion has planned at the upcoming Expo Dubai 2020.
Hit while deals are hot on Gain City Super Brands sale
Have you looked at that reclining sofa to cut down on long work-at-home routines or that System 3 air conditioning unit to beat heat and humidity?
This weekend is your best bet for big discounts on home accessories at Gain City’s Super Brands sale.
There are over 100 top brands reserved for special discounts and about 10,000 products at specially discounted prices in the chain of consumer electronics and air conditioning retailers. Good deals include:
– Mitsubishi System 3 Air-con (5 ticks) at $ 3,539, comes with free Bose noise canceling wireless headphones valued at $ 599, a three-year installation warranty, and a materials valued at $ 300;
– The 58-inch (4 ticks) UHD Smart TV at $ 699 (regular price: $ 1,299) with free wall installation;
– Save $ 2,100 on a Sevin Three-Seater Reclining Sofa Upholstered in Half Leather and High Density Foam in a Choice of Colors for $ 899 (Regular Price: $ 2,999, only available at Megastore @Sungei Kadut in Gain City) ;
– There are also free gifts with minimal purchase, such as True Wireless JBL Live 300 wireless earbuds valued at $ 219 with a minimum spend of $ 999.
For minimum purchases ranging from $ 1,999 to $ 4,999, there are great value giveaways that include the Toshiba Low Carb Low Sugar 1L Rice Cooker valued at $ 349; Samsung HotBlast 28L Convection Microwave Oven valued at $ 439; Bose wireless noise canceling headphones valued at $ 599; and a Dyson V10 Fluffy vacuum valued at $ 799.
Info: Visit Gain City showrooms and specialty stores across the island or go to their website
Opt for evening classes in art and design in Lasalle
Lasalle College of the Arts has included new short courses in its continuing education program, designed for those with a few free hours in the evening.
Classes are held on weekday evenings or weekends for working professionals and are available in person or online. Most of Lasalle’s short courses are approved for SkillsFuture funding as well as National Silver Academy (NSA) grants.
The NSA supports a range of learning options for people aged 50 and over through courses at post-secondary institutions and community organizations with grants of up to 50 percent.
Some of the new courses starting in August include Video Editing with DaVinci ($ 600 for audience; $ 319.63 after NSA grant) where learners learn basic video editing skills using the software. DaVinci Resolve to create 1- to 2-minute video montages. The course combines both theory and technique of film editing.
Other courses include photography at Bukit Brown and MacRitchie Reservoir; manufacture of ceramic tiles; and video storytelling for aspiring YouTubers or those looking to build a social media channel.
Info: Register for future courses on The Lasalle site
The Singapore pavilion at the Dubai Expo is an oasis in the desert
“Nature. Nourish. Future.” is the eye-catching take the Singapore pavilion will give to its exhibit at Expo 2020 Dubai in the United Arab Emirates from October 1 to March 31.
The pavilion shows how the built environment can help increase biodiversity, provide more space for trees and other green spaces, and play a central role in tackling climate change, even in a desert environment.
Located in the Sustainability Exhibition District, the 1,550m² pavilion was designed by Singapore-based architectural firm Woha and represents the nation’s efforts to be a city in nature, and how this vision can also be achieved anywhere with smart and sustainable urban solutions.
The three-story structure includes a garden on the ground floor and a gallery that cascades up to a canopy walk, a hanging garden, an aerial market and finally a solar roof.
The garden level features lush plants, trees and shrubs, including Singapore’s national flower, Vanda Miss Joaquim orchid, and a phytoremediation pond. Phytoremediation is a process that uses various types of plants to counteract and manage contaminants.
The pavilion experience will also be showcased through online platforms, taking into account current travel restrictions and secure management measures, to get more people involved in the programming.