Major Events Happening in Singapore April 2014

Whether you’re looking for a place to bring your love ones or spend time with your family. Here are a few things to look forward to in Singapore in April. Take out your calendars and mark down these dates.

  1. Qing Ming Festival
    Qing ming festival singaporeThis is not a public holiday, but it is a festival to remember the dead by visiting, cleaning the gravesites of the deceased and also offering joss sticks, paper money, paper goods, food and drinks. Most families in Singapore honor this day by having a family reunion but you would be able to share this experience by visiting a crematorium early on the 5th of April.
  2. Singapore Yacht Show 2014
    Singapore yacht show 2014Discover some of the world’s finest superyacht and international  yacht brands. It will be held at ONE°15 Marina Club from 10-13th April 2014. Be part of this prestigious show and discover a world stunning range of boats and yachts. Book your tickets on EventNook now! http://evnk.co/singaporeyachtshow2014
  3. Songkran Festival Singapore/ Myanmar Thingyan Water Festival
    Songkran water festivalSongkran festival is an important event on the Buddhist calendar. A water fight is a marking of the beginning of the Traditional Thai New Year. The water is a symbolism of washing the bad luck so as the good luck would enter in the present year.  This is also celebrated in Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar (Thingyan Water Festival).  You can join in the action, as Singapore is holding the Largest Water Festival Celebration Party in Singapore on the 12-13th April.
  4. Good Friday
    Good Friday - CrossesGood Friday marks the death of Jesus Christ according to Christian’s belief. It is the day that Jesus was crucified on the cross. It is a public holiday in Singapore and Christians in Singapore would observe this special day by fasting, praying and attending a church service on the 18th April.
  5. Easter Sunday
    Easter egg bunnyEaster Sunday is then celebrated to mark the day that Jesus rose from the dead. Through his death, it is believed that Jesus paid the penalty for sin, and forgiven us and that we have eternal life in Christ Jesus. Easter in Singapore is usually a family event. It is observed by attending a church service or participating in an Easter egg hunt with your kids. Easter will be on the 20th April.

10 Steps to Plan A Successful Event

Whether you were selected to plan an event or if you volunteered to plan for an event, we know it is a huge responsibility with many tasks involved. Here is the basic framework to get you started.

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Step 1 Determine the Goal of Your Event

Define what objectives and outcomes of the event

Identify target audience and event emphasis

Step 2 Decide on a date and time for the event

Organize a team to handle specific details (for eg. Sourcing venue, sourcing sponsors, logistics, registration, etc)

Step 3 Consider the location and type of facilities needed to host event

When making overall decisions, consider that the event is all about creating a memorable and unique experience for your attendees

Step 4 Organize a team or form partnerships with other organizations to assist with execution of the event

Identify their roles

Step 5 Figure out the finances and budget for the event

Identify realistic and necessary true cost and plan potential revenue and expenses

Step 6 Create a timeline for the event

Outline administrative processes, document who is responsible

Communicate this timeline to everyone involved in the event

Step 7 Determine Key decisions:

  • Program – Determine order of activities, execute agenda items and how to communicate program to attendees
  • Speakers – First, you would have to source for your speakers, and then identify topics, as this is a deciding factor for most of your attendees. Consider the time frame for each speaker and host him or her warmly.
  • Equipment – Identify equipment needed, source for equipment within budget and responsible to pick up and return the equipment
  • Publicity – Identify methods will be used to publicize the event or activity. Make use of both online and offline marketing tools to stay within budget. Appoint someone to be responsible for disseminating information.
Step 8 Take into consideration other special needs, such as:

  • Nice Food
  • Entertainment
  • Decorations
  • Photography/Videography
Step 9 Determine Evaluation Process

Was the event a success, did it manage to fulfill what you initially plan to achieve?

Send out an evaluation and thank you notes to your attendees, this information  would be important for future events

Step 10 Now that you have a basic idea of what planning an event entails, your next step is to get in on the action!

 

1 Day HTML/CSS Weekend Crash Course

Type in “HTML crash course” on Google and you can find detailed information on learning HTML, so why should you attend this crash course?

HTML/ CSS

We understand that self-learning can be pretty frustrating and not everyone has the luxury to attend a 3-month HTML course while working or attending school. So a 1-day crash course will equip you with a strong foundation for you to build your revisions on.

Your primary goal is to get your “hands dirty” and make tons of mistakes!
It is through mistakes that we learn and remember.

The agenda for our course includes:

  • Understanding the link to HTML, browsers, server and internet history
  • “Why” and “How” code works
  • HTML tags, CSS techniques and basic JavaScript
  • Incorporate plugins and embedding onto your current site
  • Exercise good coding habits
  • Recognise good designs
  • Building a beautiful web page from scratch with CSS framework like Bootstrap

Join in on the action

Bring your laptop on the 22nd March 2014 Saturday, at Plugin Blk 71 Ayer Rajah Crescent.
Meet our amazing speakers and network with other attendees. We hope to see you soon!

Speakers

We promise you that you will walk away confident with using HTML, achieve better coding habits and get resources to dive in from building your website from scratch.

To register please visit: http://www.eventnook.com/event/html-crash-course-mar2014/home

No More Manual Registration! Save 80% of Time With Online Registration

As an event organizer, you have a hectic job of planning for a Christmas party or a global seminar.

In the world of event planning, there is a continual challenge of meeting deadlines and fixing problems that arise real time. Manual registration is a labor-intensive process to train people to carefully collect and retrieve data, collect manual payments and manage good customer service.

What if you could capture all these information at once, without any data entry? Here are some ways that online event registration and ticketing can significantly save time to plan for your next event.

  • Register On the Go

    Most of your attendees expect to be able to register for events online. Online registration overcomes the hassle of having you manually collect data one by one. Your information can be simply entered and recorded efficiently. You could also save time by creating an event or register for one on the go, as long as there is Internet connection. Providing a convenient way for people to register for events can result in an increase in attendance.
  • Automatic Bill Pay

    Manually collecting cash and cheques from your attendees can be a tedious event. Automating payment transactions can help you reduce the time needed to check for discrepancies. Time is usually wasted when following up with your attendees to solve the issue. Online event registration payments are encrypted, safe and can be processed immediately on our websites. Additionally, invoices are automatically sent to your attendees when a payment transaction has been successfully made.
  • Event Efficiency

    Human errors such as duplication or lost registrations are common when you use manual registration processes. Thus, causing confusion and disappointment to your attendees.  With online registration functions, we have features that eliminate these errors. Information can also be tracked real-time, allowing you, as an event organizer to focus your efforts on other areas of the event, providing the most valuable event for your attendees.
  • One click Export and Share Button
     
    With online registration, you can easily reduce a 2-step process of creating an excel sheet and emailing, to a 1-step process by clicking on our Google Drive button, where you can easily share your attendees list with other event organizers. No one needs to commit hours to input data manually on excel spreadsheet when it can be conveniently consolidated with a click of a button to “Export List As Excel.”

Sign up now with EventNook! We are an online event registration and ticketing platform, which can help you create a professional event page in 5 minutes. Feel free to try out our services and if you have any enquiries or questions, you can contact us directly. We would like to make your event a success!