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The Hunt is ON!

by Reedz on August 18, 2014


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Hey folks! Here’s the details for the new promo from SCB! Standard Chartered Bank is having the first Facebook Scavenger Hunt! For more details, check out their Facebook fan page ! Participate and stand a chance to win Apple prizes and other fun gifts! I heard there will be 20 easy winners! Click on the link to find out more. (Tip: If you Like AND Share the Scavenger Hunt posts, you double your chances of being drawn and that is a fact!)

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His Majesty greets subjects in Brunei-Muara

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Di Tanjong Katong, airnya biru…

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Last night’s Singapore Association Annual Dinner was characterized by fun, entertainment, and of course multiculturalism. The venue was packed solid with folks from Singapore and their friends and family. There were performances from Pei Pei, Yani, and local band Prodigy. The emcee for the night was Singaporean funnyman Suhaimi Yusof who got the crowd chuckling […]

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BIBD Takbir Syawal Event

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