Singapore celebrations have already begun in anticipation of the nation’s 50th birthday on August 9, 2015. And do we have a treat for you! WeChat is bringing Ang Ku Kueh Girl (AKKG) stickers straight to WeChat.
Wang Shijia, the designer of the AKKG stickers, was inspired to create AKKG from the traditional Singaporean snack Ang Ku Kueh, or red tortoise cake, a soft sticky glutinous rice pastry wrapped around a sweet center.
The stickers are meant to spread the beauty of Singapore’s local heritage and culture through universal values such as love, kindness, tenacity and gumption.
Read More Singapore Turns 50 – Celebrate with WeChat’s Ang Ku Kueh Girl Stickers
Thank you to all the WeChatters who joined the Share-A-Scare contest. We received a huge number of submissions from Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines and absolutely loved all your spooky Moments photos.
Here’s a peak at some of the top scary sights this Halloween season.
Singapore Left to right: Yilin, Xinyi and Ajill
Read More Congrats to Our Share-A-Scare Winners!
It’s Halloween, which means it’s time to show off your creative chops by posting a picture of your frightfully awesome Halloween costume on Moments.
For Malaysia, Singapore and Philippines users, the greatest costume will win an iPhone 6 Plus and runner-ups will receive Petrol or Starbucks gift cards. The top entries will also be compiled and shared with the global WeChat community on the Chatterbox blog and Facebook to fright and delight WeChatters all around the world.
Just follow these three simple steps to enter from Oct 28 – Nov 3:
- Take a photo of you in your Halloween costume
- Share it on your Moments page and have at least 5 friends like your post
- Take a screenshot of your Moments post and share it on your FB timeline, tagging your local WeChat page – @WeChat Malaysia (/Singapore/Philippines) and hashtagging #WeChatShareAScare
Don’t have your costume picked out yet? We have got just the WeChat sticker inspirations you need to find the perfect get-up this Halloween season.
Read More Get Halloween-spired and Share-A-Scare
Planning a luxurious getaway to tropical Singapore? Or travel there frequently for work? Whether for work or play, it’s always more enjoyable when you can travel with style and ease.
With the launch of Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore’s WeChat official account, you can do just that.
By subscribing to the official account at ShangrilaSG, WeChat users in Asia can keep an eye out for the latest offers from Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore, make accommodation and dining reservations, learn more about the hotel’s facilities and even check their reservation status.
Traveling in style has never been so easy!
And if this amazing luxury hotel WeChat experience wasn’t enough, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore has launched a “Share and Win” campaign. By entering, you could be one of three lucky participants to win a one-night stay in the Garden Wing Pool View Room that includes breakfast for two.
Read More Plan Your Next Getaway in Style with Shangri-La, Hotel Singapore and WeChat
WeChat is excited to partner with taxi booking service, Easy Taxi, so no one has to endure the hardships of hailing a cab again. Users can instead book taxis directly in the WeChat mobile app with just a few taps. WeChatters simply follow the official account, “EasyTaxiSGP,” and then click the button “Call Taxi.” The service will be available first in Singapore and will then roll out in other countries where Easy Taxi and WeChat are used.
How are the mobile and taxi industries a perfect fit? We caught up with Jianggan Li, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Easy Taxi Singapore, for his perspective on the partnership.
WeChat: Why is the taxi industry looking to innovate with mobile? Why are taxis and mobile suited?
Li: Taxis enable people to move around and to be mobile. So being mobile is part of our DNA. We want people to be able to book a taxi easily while carrying on with whatever they’re doing. They can see the driver’s details and location, as well as communicate with the driver via mobile messaging. And at the end of the trip, they can easily pay for the ride through their smartphones.
Read More Booking a Cab Just Got Easier – WeChat and Easy Taxi Announce Singapore Partnership