Oktoberfest and where to celebrate it in Singapore!

Hello everybody! It is the month of October and with that Oktoberfest looms over us. For those who do not know what Oktoberfest is, it is the world’s largest funfair that is held in Munich, Germany. The festival was first celebrated when Crown Prince Ludwig, later to become King Ludwig I, was married to Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen on October 12, 1810. With its culture and festivities, it is no wonder that the Bavarian event is being celebrated all around the globe yearly. Singapore is no exception.

With the backstory out of the way, we can finally talk about the places you can go to for a good Oktoberfest experience right here in Singapore.

1. Oktoberfest Asia 2014
The closest thing you will get to the real fair in Munich. After a successful run last year, Oktoberfest Asia is back to provide Singapore with the atmosphere and experience I can expect from the Oktoberfest in Munich. With its array of authentic Bavarian beers and delicacies, a true blue Munchen band coupled with the decorations, it is like celebrating the original Oktoberfest right here in Singapore.

Oktoberfest Asia is happening 9-10 Oct from 5pm and 11 Oct 2014 from 3pm, at Marina at Keppel Bay, 2 Keppel Bay Vista, Singapore 098382. For more information and tickets, visit their website at http://www.oktoberfestasia.com/

2. Clarke Quay
If you are Singaporean, you would know that Clarke Quay is a place to go to for a party. The whole of Clarke Quay will be organising an Oktoberfest celebration of their own with Erdinger beer, mouth watering German food as well as fun and activities. Party goers would do well not to miss such an occasion. Did I mention that admission is free?

Oktoberfest 2014 at Clarke Quay is happening 10-11 Oct 2014, 7pm-11pm, at Clarke Quay Central, Fountain Square. For more information, visit their website at http://www.clarkequay.com.sg/specials/cq/oktoberfest/

3. Brotzeit
Known as the place of all things German in Singapore, Brotzeit provides you with the option of a more laid back Oktoberfest. They have their usual signature pork knuckles and sausage platters with Oktoberfest beers. There is also much fun to had with beer-related activities and a show band!

Brotzeit Oktobestfest is happening at Brotzeit Vivocity, #01-149 VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, Singapore 098585, on 9 Oct 7pm-11pm, 10 Oct 7pm-12am, 11 Oct 1pm-12am, 12 Oct 1pm-11pm. For more information, visit their website at http://www.brotzeit.co/promotions-vivo-city.html?&fo=vivocity

4. Tamarind Hill

Prefer a quiet Oktoberfest with intimate conversations over rowdy crowds? Then Tamarind Hill fits the bill. Pig out at Chef Wanthana’s special 5 course Aporkalypse menu which also comes with free flow of Tiger Beer.

Tamarind Hill is happening at 30 Labrador Villa Road, Singapore 119189. Open Mon-Sun 12-3pm, 6.30-10.30pm. – For more information, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TamarindHillSG

 

5. Stuttgart Blackforest Boutique S-Cafe
For parents who cannot shake their kids off for the night, fear not because there is Stuttgart Blackforest Boutique to cater to your needs. Get into the Oktoberfest mood over there with free flow beer for the adults and free flow soda for the children. Not to mention delicious German food and also a German band for lively music!

Stuttgart Beerfest is happening 2-4 Oct 2014, 6pm-10.30pm, at Stuttgart Blackforest Boutique S-Cafe, #01-01 GSM Building, 141 Middle Road, Singapore 188976. For more information, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/sbbscafe

Special Mention: Safra Mount Faber
For a tighter knit and closed event, you can head down to Safra Mount Faber for their Octobeerfest. As it says in the name, you get to enjoy good beer and food along with the performances of local bands and activities there.

Octobeerfest at Safra Mount Faber is happening 10 & 11 Oct 2014, 7pm-11pm. For more information, visit their event page at http://www.eventnook.com/event/octobeerfest/home

Do note that these are but a handful of places celebrating Oktoberfest. For more places that celebrate Oktoberfest, you may refer to the articles below from CityNomads and TheHoneyCombers.

With this I hope all of you would enjoy a very Happy Oktoberfest this year!

Lists for places to go:
http://www.citynomads.com/reviews/restaurants/1061/5-places-to-celebrate-oktoberfest-2014-in-singapore

http://thehoneycombers.com/singapore/2014/09/26/eat-drink-oktoberfest-2014/

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[Feature Update] Enhancing HTML Editor to make publishing event site easier!

Recently, we upgraded our WYSIWYG HTML editor to make publishing event information and do visual formatting much easier with creating an online event page.

You can simply use our visual editor to change text style and color, add images, embed youtube, etc. in very simple way with mouse and click. We now also provide the simple way to upload images to the event site if you like to host the images on EventNook platform. Or you can also link your image from your own preferred image platform such as Flickr, Imgur, Facebook , Pinterest or image link from your own website.

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[Feature Update] New Custom Registration Form Fields

We’re excited to introduce you some feature enhancements we added this week. If you have been organizing events using EventNook for online event registration or selling event ticket, you may know how easy to set up the custom event registration form with the drag & drop form editor to add and customize the form controls (fields) to collect information from your event’s attendees or guests.

The existing form controls are such as Single line Textbox, Paragraph Textbox, Multiple Choice (Radio buttons), Check boxes, Dropdown and Address.

Today, we added the following new features:

  1. Country List – the dropdown list with auto populated countries
  2. Group Header – Title for the group of controls (E.g., Company Details)
  3. Add Other Option (applicable only for Multiple Choice, Checkboxes and Dropdown controls) – to allow users enter the “Other” option information which is not included in the options list of provided in the registration form.

Here are some screenshots of the new controls we added:

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Dropdown List with Other Option Example

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Group Header Example

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Here is how to set up your own event registration form with the fields we mentioned in the above! You can simply drag & drop fields to customize your own custom event registration form!

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Hope this will make collecting your guest information more effective! Just let us know if you have any feedback or thought?

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EventNook is Featured on The Business Times, Singapore!

We are excited to share that The Business Times featured EventNook on 28th Jun 2014 as one of the online event platforms which makes it easy for local event organizers to set up a simple, mobile friendly event registration and ticketing site in minutes, all by yourself.

Whether you are organizing a small gathering, a large conference or large music or parties events, it provides you a fast, easy and powerful tool to start your own online event registration website and event ticketing website in minutes with all the features you need for managing registration, attendees, payment collection, event promotion, etc.

With EventNook, starting an event has never been easier for small team or individual organizers as setting up the registration & ticketing website was never easy and straight forward even with an established ticketing agent like SISTIC. Our goal is to create an online event site which makes selling online tickets and managing attendees as easy as using Facebook. With EventNook mobile friendly site, your attendees can also register for an event or buy ticket on the go! A few of our trusted partners include Hub Singapore, Rise & Shine Expo, Singapore Yacht Show, MediaCorp Parenting Talk, Singapore National Productivity Conference.

Here’s a copy of the article. Have a good read! http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/lifestyle/shopping/where-man-street-can-hold-gig-20140628
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[Feature Update] How to end / close your online event registration in one click.

We’re excited to introduce to you EventNook’s new feature, it is a minor function which allows the event organizers to end/close the registration in one click. If you are an event organizer using EventNook for your event registration, you may have notice that an individual ticket under your event have an option to be hidden or closed for registration.

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However, if you have multiple ticket types in your event and you want to close the registration for all tickets, it may be a little bit of a hassle to update individually. You can now choose to deactivate your event registration or end the registration with just one click.

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5 ways to celebrate Fathers’ Day & more parenting events

A son’s first hero, a daughter’s first love – fathers indeed. This Sunday 15 June, let us all gather our love, gratitude and immense respect for our first hero and first love to celebrate Father’s Day 2014. While we were all busy growing up, spending more time in school, at work or with our friends, we might have forgotten the one who was silently supporting us behind our back.

Here are 5 simple things you can do for/with your Super Dad this Father’s Day.

1. Whip up a meal for him

You do not need to be Gordon Ramsey or Martin Yan in the kitchen, just prepare a simple meal or dessert that your dad love it, and I am sure it will put a smile on his face. If you have no idea where you can start from, you can start googling for recipes or meat dishes could be the recipe you are looking for! Alternatively, you can choose to bring daddy dearest out for a meal to pamper him with his favourite cuisine or gourmet.

2. Catch a show/movie CBTDCheaper by the Dozen 2, a family comedy about a dad and his 12 children

Spend some quality time with your father by watching his favourite drama or movie with him, or you can be the one picking the show. Choose something hilarious for you and your dad to unwind and bond with one another through laughter. Create happy moments with him on this day especially if you are really busy at school or at work.

3. Have a game or two

You can sit down somewhere with your dad and have a few rounds of Chinese chess or English chess with him. Alternatively, if your family enjoy doing sports you can have a few rounds of racquet or ball games with him. This is a good opportunity for you and your dad to sweat it out despite busy schedule and to keep him fit and healthy.

4. Coffee or Tea? How about a brew?

Daddy dearest might need to relax and take his mind off his workload. You can plan to take him for a stroll at a park nearby or have a drink with him! Share your daily happenings with him over a cup of coffee or tea. You can also bring him to a brewery to have a drink or two. Your dad will be elated to hear about the new guy or girl you met at the bar last week!

5. Bring him out for a spa or massage session

Who says only women deserves to be pampered? Treat your dad to a rejuvenating and relaxing spa or massage session. Allow him to take his mind off any vexing matters momentarily and recharge.

Every dad is different in their own way, and the way every dad brings their children up would differ as well. But it is undeniable that their love for their children will ever fall behind. Our Dad’s almighty love granted us enormous strength to conquer the world. This Fathers’ Day, EventNook would like to wish all the fathers out there a very Happy Father’s Day! If you are planning any form of event to celebrate this occasion, check us out at EventNook.com. You can also sign up for upcoming parenting events here , to experience parenthood to the fullest!

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Asia’s most comprehensive parenting event! – Rise & Shine Live Great Carnival 2014

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Hollywood star Liam Neeson, father of two once said “Every cliché about kids is true, they grow up so quickly, you blink and they are gone, and you have to spend the time with them now. But that’s a joy”. This June, Asia’s most comprehensive parenting event is back! Rise and Shine 2014 guarantees twice as much fun, learning and playing. Enjoy some precious family moments through cheerful activities and bonding over picnic at The Lawn. Lots of games, prizes and yummy treats have been planned just for you and your precious little ones. Experience breakfast with your family at Rise & Shine Live Great Carnival like never before! So mark your calendar for this remarkable event!

SATURDAY 14TH JUNE  2014 | THE LAWN AT MARINA BAY | 0800AM – 1230PM

If you have not heard about Rise and Shine, they are Asia’s first Children’s Health and Development Expo. Three freshly minted mothers sharing the same goals of having their own kids to live happily and grow up to be healthy and strong, with a team of core consultants put together their skills and knowledge to share and help families bond better as well as motherhood to be more smooth sailing. Rise & Shine Singapore had also organized several other events ranging from family bonding, parenthood, motherhood, children well-being to their education and enrichment.

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You can also visit: Ask the Experts for any concerns or enquire on any queries you may relate your child/children to.

EventNook is proud to be the online event registration and ticketing partner for Rise & Shine Expo. For more event registration or more events organized by Rise and Shine 2014, visit: Rise and Shine Expo 2014

 

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Multiple ticketing types.

In case you are looking for an online event registration platform with multiple ticketing types, EventNook is here for you! When things get tough, we can make it easier for you. As part of our features, we provide multiple ticketing types for your online event registration. This will make ticket payment for both organizer and attendees simpler with the different ticket categories. If your event requires group registration or early bird specials, our platform will be perfect for you.

mttNo matter the scale of your event, you will be able to customize your own ticketing types (as shown above). Following are past/upcoming event examples of how you can utilize multiple ticketing types for different events:

1. For early bird promotion with a window period. The following event is hosted by Rise & Shine Expo with the aim of bonding family through cheerful activities!

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2. For a ticketing option for members, as well as non-members (organizers can provide options for single pass or group discount tickets for the latter). The following conference is organized by the Singapore Malay Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SMCCI).

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You can also take a look at Rise & Shine’s Live Great Carnival 2014, where special discount ticketing option can be provided too.

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3. For tickets with different categories. An example would be our very own local music event, Musicity Singapore 2014 which provides different day admission ticket.

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Other than different day admission, we also provide organizers with single day or multiple days ticket. The following is an example by the Singapore Yacht Events Pte Ltd who organized Singapore Yacht Show 2014.

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P.S. Other than customizing your own ticketing type, you can customize your own registration page with various customization fields with EventNook as well.

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Capture. EventNook – Banner Design Contest

With the aim to promote creativity and imagination, EventNook has created an event exclusively for design talents and students! We are looking for people with passion and flair in designing and have an eye for detail to improve our current website banner. If you are good at photography or designing, you are the talent we are looking for!

Winning entries will be shortlisted by us and the number of likes your design can generate on your Facebook. The top winning entry will be used as EventNook’s website header. Acknowledgement and recognition will be given to the winner as part of our contest objective as well!

As long as you are 18 years old and above, you are welcome to join our contest!
Time and tide wait for no man.
So what are you waiting for? Let your creativity and imaginative juices flow now!
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Simply visit our event page and check out on the contest details and requirements!
Sign up now at
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Hurry, before our contest ends on 15 June 2014!

P.S. Attractive prizes are to be won!