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join the twinity party today – virtual singapore is BORN

Virtual Singapore now open in Twinity

Twinity, the world’s first mirror world, launches virtual Singapore TODAY– Twinity’s first city in Asia – LIVE August 9th.

Wanted: Online pioneers from all over the world to come together and bring this metropolis to life!

JOIN us: http://www.twinity.com/en/singapore

follow: http://twitter.com/twinity & http://facebook.com/Virtual.Singapore

Event Schedule for virtual singapore launch  & NDP 2009 celebrations August 9 2009

Time Live Quiz Band Performance NDP Live Viewing Pledge Moment After-Event Party
5:00pm 4 videos of celebrations in suburban areas


5:30pm 5:45pm

All 5 videos

8:00pm 8:22pm

4 videos of celebrations in suburban areas


Live Quiz II

Band Performance II

Fashion Show

Twiniizens (Members) at the party today can

  • Participate in the official events (e.g. Live Quiz, NDP Live Viewing etc.).
  • Check out the awesome themed zones:
    • Browse through NDP content. There is a lot of content. 5 zones in all each with different themea
    • Take the NDP Quest Quiz and pickup the NDP collectable items.
    • Sightseeing in Orchard Road.
    • Visit member apartments and other indoor areas (e.g. shops, café, clubs).
    • Chat / socialize with other Twinity members.
    • Spontaneous partying with Twinizens from around the world
Orchard Road

Media Release announcing virtual singapore & NDP 2009 partnership launch

Singapore, August 2009 – Metaversum, developer of Twinity, the virtual world made of real people and real places, is launching virtual Singapore on August 9th with a big celebration of Singapore’s National Day.

Twinity extends a warm welcome to pioneering virtual Singapore residents from around the world. Prime retail and residential real estate is now available, so claiming your stake in virtual Singapore has never been easier. Explore the city, locate the perfect apartment, and make yourself at home.

Virtual Singapore is also open for business and the commercial opportunities are endless. Set up shop in a premium neighborhood or open a gallery, music venue, bar or restaurant. Show your allegiance to Singapore and welcome Twinizens from other parts of the virtual world to your home city.

Singapore is Twinity’s second international capital to launch after Berlin. Both cities are currently in public beta testing. The first city district of Singapore to open is the area around Orchard Road, where this year’s virtual NDP 09 celebrations will be held.

Virtual Singapore SkylineVirtual Singapore Skyline

Visitors to Orchard Virtual can enjoy a multimedia extravaganza, including livestreams from the real NDP event and integrated multimedia content showcasing the city to the world, plus themed virtual items and special NDP competitions with exciting prizes. A centre stage will host a virtual performance of the NDP 09 theme song by Singapore’s electrifying band Electrico, as well as the NDP pledge moment to be held at 8:22 PM.

Twinity was supported by the multi-agency Interactive Digital Media R&D Programme Office (IDMPO), hosted by the Media Development Authority of Singapore.

Mr Dennis Sng, Programme Director, IDMPO said: “We are excited to see Twinity taking off. This is one of the Co-SpaceTM projects that IDMPO supported last year. With Twinity, Singaporeans will have a whole new experience of National Day celebrations this year. Singaporeans living overseas can also participate in the celebrations through the virtual world.”

Co-SpaceTM is defined as the next generation of the web where physical places coexist with dynamic, real-time virtual environments to provide users with the ability to process and manipulate information seamlessly between both the physical and virtual space.

The virtual world Twinity is currently in public Beta. Register for free membership at www.twinity.com and start exploring the world today.

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orchard virtual NDP 2009 virtual singapore twinity – itsReal

Overseas Singaporeans will be able to join in the action as well. Aside from catching the live feed of the parade on Channel NewsAsia’s international feed, they can log on and create an online avatar to take part in the celebrations in a virtual Orchard Road.

SINGAPORE: National Day Parade organisers are already working to build up excitement for the event. It is less than a month to National Day but Singaporeans will not have to wait till then to celebrate. This year’s parade organisers have planned a month’s worth of events to kick start the nation’s birthday.

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Col Ang Heng, chairman, Sponsorship and Celebrations, National Day Parade Committee, said: “We believe National Day belongs to all Singaporeans. That’s why we want as many Singaporeans as possible to participate in and own part of this National Day. “That’s why this string of activities will help encourage Singaporeans to come on board and participate in the various degrees in different ways.” There will be a series of weekly roadshows at several shopping malls to bring National Day closer to Singaporeans.

The roadshow will travel to HDB Hub on July 18, Jurong Point on July 25, Tampines Central on August 1 and Marina Square on August 8. It will include winning entries from the photo contest “Singapore My Home” and short film competition “My Pledge”. Lead-up activities will also be held at the Esplanade and eight community clubs.

Click to visit Orchard Virtual

Click to visit Orchard Virtual

Koh Tong Seng, chairman, Changi Simei Citizen’s Consultative Committee, said: “There’s limited tickets to go to the Marina platform, so we wanted to bring more residents out from their homes to celebrate together.” Other events include a concert at West Coast Park on August 2 and a behind-the-scenes exhibition of the parade. Singapore will also see its very first National Day Countdown Party held at Clarke Quay on August 8. The National Trades Union Congress’ Youth Wing will also hold celebrations at the Padang with a candlelight vigil.

Overseas Singaporeans will be able to join in the action as well. Aside from catching the live feed of the parade on Channel NewsAsia’s international feed, they can log on and create an online avatar to take part in the celebrations in a virtual Orchard Road. Users will have to register and download software from the website before they will be able to access the virtual areas.

orchard virtual - fanpage on facebook

orchard virtual - fanpage on facebook

If one cannot physically be at the parade itself, one can take part in the Pledge Moment. The Singapore Civil Defence chime will ring at 8.22pm during the parade to prompt all Singaporeans to recite the pledge together as one nation. – CNA/vm


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