Capturing the Photographic memories of Singapore's Japanese sub-culture events & more

Monday, April 21, 2014

MACG2014:The report

MACG @ Skudai parade mall

Over the weekend MACG happened across the causeway in neighbouring Malaysia,Johor. The event which was graced by International Cosplayers guest such as Neneko and Hsi Chien from Taiwan. Inu,Kotori & Sakuya from Japan. As well as our very own Clive Lee



Hsi Chien


Head down to the Gallery below for more pictures:

As always you may find Hi-Res photo in my flickr album.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

J-Obsession 2014

The Judges During The cosplay Competion. Jason Koh, Kirihara Naoya,Lawliet &  Shiro Ang.

For its 5th year running, J-Obsession returns to The cathay for its anuual showcase of Cosplay, J-rock and J-pop.This year For the first time They invited an overseas guest  Kirihara Naoya from Japan.
From Cosplayers to J-rock band alike they attracted hordes of photographers and Japanese Pop culture followers flocking to the venue over the 3 days of the event from the 28th to the 30th of march. From Cosplayers to J-rock band alike they attracted hordes of photographers and Japanese Pop culture followers flocking to the venue over the 3 days of the event from the 28th to the 30th of march.

The Event Started out with Serene's[Yami's] Solo Performance on Friday. 
Real life chibi Ryuko & Mako Check out thier fan page here

The Event ended On sun with a closing performance by Rosti Please.

Check out the rest of the photo in the Gallery Below: 

 Also Check out the offical Event Facebook page here.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Launch of the Singapore Cosplay Club show in Asia Presented by Rocku!

Launch of the Singapore Cosplay Club show in Asia Presented by Rocku!

On the 5th of march invited Singapore Cosplay Club invited 10 cosplayers to hosted a unique and totally new cosplay variety show to share their talents and experiences with the audience. The cosplayer play games along with the guests,perfomed dances,sang and presented a mini-skit about challanges of cosplayer commuting and attending an event.

The event was hosted at ROCKU Yakiniku. Another 20 cosplayers was invited to have a free meal at the venue.Guests was able to enjoy a all you can eat buffet with wide variety of meat,seafood and sides watching the show. This also marks the launch of a monthly Cosplay theme night at Rocku which will be on every first sunday of the month.  

Thursday, February 20, 2014

JMF Concert updates! Ticketing details for May'n, RADWIMPS and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

If you have been following the news recently you would have known that SOZO Pte Ltd has 3 artistes confirmed as performers for JMF (The Japan Music Festival (JMF),an umbrella brand for Concerts of Japanese artists throughout 2014.). They are May'n, RADWIMPS and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu.  They have just released updates regarding the ticking today!  

JMF Concert summaries:



May'n will be touring Jakarta and Singapore as part of her "May'n Road to 10th Anniversary Japan & World Tour 2014-2015『dots and lines』" tour.
She will be performing at the Upperroom Hall in Jakarta, Indonesia, on May 10, 2014. VIP ickets retail for 790,000 RP while General Admission tickets will be priced at 400,000 RP.

Purchasing details will be made available at a later date. This is followed by a performance in Singapore on May 12, 2014, at TAB.

Ticketing Details(Singapore):
VIP tickets -SGD$148
General Admission-SGD$78.
Tickets for the Singapore concert will be available from MiTicket+ on March 1, 2014.
Offical Website:
Link to MiTicket+ page: 


RADWIMPS will be performing in Singapore for the very first time as part of their 2014 tour. The Singapore performance is titled, "RADWIMPS LIVE TOUR 2014 in SINGAPORE".The band will be performing at TAB, on June 7, 2014.

Ticketing Details:
All-standing concert $78
Ticket Sales at MiTicket+  starts on March 1 2014.   (Now on sale!)
Offical Website:
Link to MiTicket+ page: 

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu will be returning to Singapore as part of her "KPP NANDA COLLECTION WORLD TOUR 2014 IN SINGAPORE"supported by Ora2
. She will be performing at The Star Theatre, on June 21, 2014.

Tickets will be available from SISTIC at a later date to be announced.

Ticketing Details:

Ticketing categories are as follows:
Early Bird ticket sales:
CAT1 - $118
CAT2 - $78
Normal ticket sales:
CAT1 - $138
CAT2 - $98
CAT3 - $68

Early bird ticket sales of a limited number of CAT1 and CAT2 seats will begin at
9am, March 7, 2014. Early bird ticket sales will end at 8.59am, March 14, 2014 or
when the pre-allocated numbers have sold out, whichever occurs first.

From 9am, March 14, 2014, the remaining seats will be made available for general
purchase. All prices exclude a $3 SISTIC ticketing charge.

Doors open at 6.00pm and the concert will at 7.00pm

Offical Website: .

More artistes for JMF will be announced in the near future.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


For the very first time, popular rock band RADWIMPS will be performing in Singapore as part of their RADWIMPS GRAND PRIX 2014 tour, on June 7, 2014. RADWIMPS will be performing at TAB for the Singapore stop of their tour.


 The tour started on February 5 at Takasaki club FLEEZ in Japan. They are scheduled to hold a total of 44 shows at 33 venues, which includes their first overseas live performances in South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore.


The Singapore concert will take place in TAB, #02-29, 442 Orchard Road, Orchard Hotel, 238879, Singapore on June 7, 2014. Doors open at 18:30 and the show will begin at 19:00.

Tickets will be available at $78 from MiTicket+ ( from March 1, 2014. This is an all-standing concert. The concert is also part of the Japan Music Festival, a SOZO project.


 RADWIMPS was first formed in 2001, whose 5 original members were friend since middle school. Their activities centred around Yokohama, while attending school. In 2002, they were awarded the grand prize at the Yokohama High School Music Festival, with the song "Moshi mo", which was subsequently released as their debut single in May 2003. Their first album was also released in the same year in July through the independent label, Newtraxx. The members then went on hiatus to focus on studies after a further guest appearance at the Yokohama High School Music Festival.

In March 2004, members Kei Aso, Yusuke Saiki and Akio Shibafumi decided not to resume band activities. RADWIMPS resumed activities with new members Satoshi Yamaguchi and Yusuke Takeda, who were acquaintances of the original members when they met at the Yokohama High School Music Festival.

In between 2 tours, the band recorded and released their second album in March 2005. In November the same year, they made their major debut under Toshiba EMI with "Nijugoko-me no Senshokutai", charting in the top 50. Their major breakthrough came with the release of their 3rd album, which charted at 13th place on the Oricon charts.

They achieved 2 number one singles with the release of "Order Made" and "Dada" in 2008 and 2011. Their 5th album was also certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of Japan.

Their 7th album, "X to O to Tsumi to" was released in December 2013, and also in Singapore on February 14, 2014. The band will be on tour in 2014.

Please Click here for the ticketing details(will be updated when the info is release)

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Valerie Day 2014 @ Dessert Times

Valerie with the owner of Dessert times

Valerie had a "Date" with her fans at Dessert Times(which by the way offers a great tasting hong kong style desserts in a Nolstogic settings.) on Valentine's Day which is also Valerie's 23rd Birthday:

14 Feb is also Valerie's birthday.

It was her very first fan meet featuring her Single Origami. Fans with a copy of the single got thier Album autographed,took photos and celebrated her 23rd birthday as well Valentine's Day with Valerie.

Valerie recieved many gifts from her fans but the biggest winner should be this guy with a entire bouquet of roses!

What A nice Bouquet of Roses! Not to mentioned is Valentine's Day... he must have spend alot in terms of effort in geeting them.

In all it was a short, simple but fulfilling fan meet. Be sure to check out the rest of the photos here.


Thursday, February 13, 2014

JMF2014: May'n Road to 10th Anniversary Japan & World Tour 2014-2015 『dots and lines』(Singapore & Indonesia)

Japan’s favourite ‘club leader’, singer May’n is back for in Asia as part of her 2014-2015 World Tour. This concert is part a series of more than 30 overseas and domestic performances. It will see her performing in Indonesia, Jakarta, in the Upperroom Hall on 10 May 2014 and Singapore in TAB on 12 May 2014!

This will the 8th time May'n will be performing in Singapore, following appearance at previous Anime Festival Asia events as well as her May'n UNITE!! Asian Tour in 2011. She will also be performing for the 2nd time in Indonesia, after making her first appearance at Anime Festival Asia Indonesia 2013.

『dots and lines』Tour(Singapore & Indonesia)

May’n will be making a world tour as part of her 10th
be visiting include Taiwan, Korea, China, Indonesia, and Singapore. More details will be announced soon.


The Indonesia performance will be taking place in Upperroom Hall, Jakarta. 11th - 12th Floor, Annex Building, Wisma Nusantara Complex, JL M.H. Thamrin, No. 59, Jakarta, 10350, Indonesia on 10 May 2014.

VIP tickets retail for 790,000 RP while General Admission tickets will be priced at 400,000 RP.


The Singapore concert will take place in TAB, #02-29, 442 Orchard Road, Orchard Hotel, 238879, Singapore on 12 May 2014. Doors open at 18:30 and the show will begin at 19:00.

VIP tickets retail for SGD$148 while General Admission tickets will be priced at SGD$78.

All VIP ticket holders are entitled to autograph sessions with May’n at the shows. More ticketing information will be announced soon.

Members of the public who wish to find out more about the concert may visit:

Please Click here for the ticketing details(will be updated when the info is release)

Meanwhile lets just enjoy Youtube:

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Asian Pop Idol Valerie “Origami” fan meeting!

Valerie fans unite! Valerie of the Asian Pop Collective will be holding her very first fan meeting event featuring her single, “Origami” on the Feburary 14th to thank the fans for their support of her solo debut release.

Valerie’s CD release event will feature her leading song, “Origami”. The event is open to all
with a copy of Origami CD and will be held on February 14, 2014 (Friday) at ‘Dessert times @ Block 5 Changi Village Road #01-2013’.

Fans can expect to get their copy of Origami signed and interact with Valerie to share their experiences with her music.

Venue: Dessert times @ Block 5 Changi Village Road #01-2013 
Date: February 14, 2014 (Friday) 
Time: 7pm to 8pm

For more information on the event venue visit,

More about the Single,“Origami”

The single comprises the following 6 tracks:
M-1: Origami  
M-2: Hato  
M-3: Origami -English Ver.-
M-4: Origami -Chinese Ver.-
M-5: Hato -English Ver.-
M-6: Hato -Chinese Ver.-

Origami - Theme based on the traditional Japanese art of origami paper folding. A bouncy dance music number combining a cute and natural anime-esque voice, Japanese musical instruments and electronic dance music. Within the EDM sound that is already a club standard all over the world, is the insertion of keywords related to traditional Japanese sounds and culture. It is a fitting song for Valerie, who is an avid lover of Japanese culture.

The lyrics will definitely repeat over and over in your head.
Hato - "Po, Po, Po" is a line that is known to every Japanese person. A daring dance music arrangement of the song from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology. Valerie's sweet, unfaltering magical voice and a vaguely reminiscent track arrangement is wonderfully entwined together to form a pleasant number. Just like "Origami", a magical number that will become a habit once you listen to it.

Valerie's Origami is now on sale at HMV Singapore.

More about Valerie

Valerie is a Singaporean. She was born on February 14.
She was first spotted at the largest annual Japanese pop culture themed event in South East Asia held in Singapore, "Anime Festival Asia (AFA)" in 2010. Her overwhelming presence at the maid café soon drew the eyes of scouts, who approached her with debut plans.

In 2011, She debuted as part of Sea*A, an anisong idol group with a great passion for Japanese pop culture. They aimed to revolve around anime, anisong, cosplay, idols and figures etc. Her group was selected to provide the theme songs for hit anime such as "Cardfight! Vanguard", "Toriko", "Arashi no yoru ni: Himitsu no Tomodachi"and "Cardfight!

In 2013, as a result of new direction for each member in the group, Sea*A was disbanded. Valerie continues as a solo act as part of the Asian Pop Collective based in Singapore. She is currently the regular emcee for the AFA official YouTube channel's program "WOW JAPAN", winning people over with her comforting smile, sweet and natural anime-esque features as well as an never-ending passion for everything Japanese. She is a rising Asian Pop Idol, with
plans to spread her unique viewpoint on Japanese Pop Culture even further.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

JMF 2014 :KPP Nanda Collection World Tour (Singapore)


If you have been following the news recently you would have heard of Japan Music Festival. SOZO have just announced the first artist they will be bringing in under the new platform,it's non other then Kyary Pamyu Pamyu(KPP).
It's her 2nd solo concert in Singapore. She was here for her sold out concert the100% KPP world tour Singapore just last year.

She will be performing in USA, Australia, Hong Kong, France, Germany, United Kingdom, and Taipei before arriving in Singapore for the penultimate leg of the tour. The tour's final stop is in Thailand. KPP Nanda Collection World Tour (Singapore) will be on the 21st of June 2014.

***The below addtional Info is extracted from KPP's official Nanda World Tour Tumblr Via KPP Official site*** 

  • 6/21 SINGAPORE(シンガポール)
  • The Star Theatre  
  • Buy Tickets: Coming soon
  • 5/18 JAPAN / TOKYO(東京)
  •  Zepp Tokyo 
  • Buy Tickets: Coming soon!
  • 5/17 JAPAN / TOKYO(東京)
  • Zepp Tokyo 
  • Buy Tickets: Coming soon!
  • 4/27 GERMANY / COLOGNE(ケルン)
  • Gloria 
  • Buy Tickets: Coming soon!
  • 4/25 FRANCE / PARIS(パリ)
  • Bataclan
  • Buy Tickets: Coming soon!
  • 4/5 CHINA / HONG KONG(香港)
  • Buy Tickets: Coming soon! ( )
  • 3/23 AUSTRALIA / SYDNEY(シドニー)
  • Metro Theatre 
  • Buy Tickets: Coming soon!
***The above addtional Info is extracted from KPP's official Nanda World Tour Tumblr Via KPP Official site*** 

Please Click here for the ticketing details(will be updated when the info is release)

Saturday, January 18, 2014

SOZO Annouces new platform:Japan Music Festival (JMF)

SOZO Annouces new platform:Japan Music Festival (JMF)

Just yesterday SOZO Pte Ltd announced the creation of a new platform,
the Japan Music Festival (JMF), an umbrella brand for Concerts of Japanese artists throughout 2014. It’s created to further promote Japanese entertainment and music in the South East Asia Region 19th January 2014 and 27th January have been revealed on the website of the platform as stated for release of information.

More about JMF

JMF mission is to celebrate Japanese Music by engaging fans in SE Asia and beyond, with the best and latest in Japanese Music Concert Experience - direct from Japan.

What is JMF? - JMF 2014 will be the culmination of a series of solo concerts - bringing the best in J-Pop, J-Rock and more JMF 2014 promises to engage over 10,000 concert attendees in Singapore, Jakarta and the region.

Members of the public who wish to find out more about the concert may visit:

Who do you think will be here? Do look out for further annoucement for the up coming artistes coming to a stage near you. will be there to bring you the coverage whenever possible! Do support the new platform so that we can all enjoy what we love!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Comic Feista 2013:The report

Over the weekends, I was in KL attending Malaysia's most antipiciated and one of the the largest ACG event of the year,Comic Fiesta 2013. More then 300km away from home the event attracted scores of Malaaysian from other states as well as Singaporean like myself to travel to the event grounds.

This Year was the 2nd year i have attended Comic Fiesta,i did it for the first time last year at CF 2012. CF 2013 was much bigger, this year Sequential Arts Youth Society(SAYS) the behind responsible for running the event for its 11th year,booked the all 6 halls of the KLCC Convention Center.

We shall enjoy the pictures taken at the event right after the break. If you wish to download Hi res version of the pictures feel free to do so at my flickr album(Click on picture, Click on the 3 dots on the right menu select all sizes.)


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

See you at CF 2013!

As i am typing this i am packing up my lugguge and preparing my departure tommorow to KL,Malaysia for CF2013.

Event Details:
Date:21 December 2013 (Saturday) to 22 December 2013 (Sunday)
Time:10:00am – 7:00pm
Venue:Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia
Entry tickets:RM20 for one day/ RM40 for both days (Counters will be open from 10am onwards on both days)

There is alot to offer check out links to the Official site below for more info:

All right, its time to Double Check my lugguge! I hope to see you there! Meanwhile Check out this Cool attack on Comic Fiesta video:

Monday, December 16, 2013

EOY:2013 The report.

NND Dancer Wata during a Media Exculsive Photoshoot session
The sun was baking whatever that was below it yesterday at a marina barrage during EOY 2013. But nevertheless crowd still flooded the event venue in full force:

Crowd flocking the Booth area.

There were also Several Major Sponsers for the event such as Frank by OCBC, Brigitte / Plus One Asia, Bunka and the Main sponser wacom which have a booth featuring its latest product.

A tablet that runs full windows 8 to give you the ablility to capture your creativity on the go. Powered by a i7 processor.(There is also a Tegra 4;android tablet hybrid version that can act as your second screen,with wacom's 2048 points of pressure sensivity stylus.) Full specs here   

The Cintiq Companion Creative Tablet. 

With that i shall let the pictures do the talking so head over to the image gallery embbeded below!

Thursday, December 05, 2013

EOY 2013: What to expect!

EOY is returning in about a week time! Happening on the 15th of December EOY returns to Marina Barrage.

Here are the Highlight at a glance:
  •  Guest Artiste from Japan - Nico Nico Dancer Wata

  • Cosplay Cafe - Doki Doki Hearts Cafe. 

  • Free pop-corn and candyfloss by

  • Art and merchandise booths

  • Full day stage performances featuring J-pop songs and dances by spunky talents Full Programme here

  • Free professional photography prints by Pink Blue Photography

  • Dollfie booth

  • Food & Beverage (there's beer!) is proud to be one of the Official media entities of this event! See you there!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

BABYMETAL Solo Live in Singapore;Promotes new Metallica film in Japan

If you have been to Anime Festival Asia 2013 & Anime Festival Asia 2012 Baby Metal should be all too familar.

But for people who are not familar with it:
  • In 2010, BABYMETAL (Comprise of SU-METAL, MOA-METAL, and YUI-METAL) was formed.
  • When their first music video "Doki☆Doki Morning" debuted on Youtube, the initial shocking reaction it created was, "What did I just watch?!!" A unimaginable combination of HEAVY METAL and KAWAII IDOL, through word-of-mouth, they began to gather more and more fans (metal fans and idol fans alike), accessing from all over the world, such as North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.
  • In August 2012, they performed at one of the biggest music festivals in Japan, "SUMMER SONIC 2012", and became the youngest artistes (at average age of 12) ever to perform at SUMMER SONIC.
  • In November 2012, BABYMETAL made their overseas performance debut at Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2012.      
  • Their major debut single (I.D.Z. Ijime, Dame, Zettai) has peaked on the Oricon daily charts at fifth, after its release in January 2013 and ranked sixth on the weekly charts. BABYMETAL has successfully reached the goal of hitting the TOP 10 with their first single. June 2013 will mark the release of their second major single, "Megitsune".      
  • BABYMETAL has sold out every live performance since their debut - October 2012 @ Shibuya O-EAST, December 2012 @ Akasaka Blitz & February 2013 @ ZEPP TOKYO, JUNE 2013 @ NHK Hall.                In the summer of 2013, they achieved performing along with metal legends, such as METALLICA, LINKIN PARK at SUMMER SONIC 2013. Then in October, they became the youngest artist to perform at the HEAVY METAL MUSIC FESTIVAL, LOUD PARK 2013 in Japan, playing on the same stage as heavy metal bands, TRIVIUM and ARCH ENEMY
  • Finally in December 21st, 2013, they will hold their biggest concert up to date at MAKUHARI MESSE. The tickets have been sold-out within a hour.
  • Then a week after, on December 28th, 2013, BABYMETAL will hold the their first-ever overseas live concert in SINGAPORE.
  • BABYMETAL's "METAL RESISTANCE" around the world is growing larger by the day, at an increasing speed.
  • Babymetal Official Website: 
  • Babymetal Official Youtube Channel:

Here are the details for thier solo concert in singapore:
Babymetal Solo Concert
  • Date and time: 28th of December 2013,1730 hours(Gate open at 1700 hours)
  • Venue:*SCAPE Ground theatre (previously known as the Warehouse)
  • Tickets prices:S$138 for VIP tickets and S$88 for regular tickets.


  • Addtional Report-BABYMETAL promotes new Metallica film in Japan

November 16, 2013 - Japanese heavy metal idol trio BABYMETAL released a new comment video
this week to promote the Japanese release of Metallica's IMAX 3D concert film Metallica Through The
Never. The film opens November 22 in Japan. 
Members Su-metal, Moametal, and Yuimetal give their heroes support in a video message shot during their preparations for their first overseas solo live show in Singapore next month on December.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

AFA 2013:The report!

Over the last weekend, AFA 2013 which happened at the Suntec convention Center attracted thousands of people flocking to the event venue. From level 3 to level 4 every corner you turn you see crowds: Shutterbugs,Cosplayers,Event goers alike,they filled Suntec Convention Center to its capacity. If you are eagle eye you may even spot the invited guests among the crowd.

Let's now enjoy the moments captured at the event over the Friday till Sunday: