2 weeks ago was the unveiling of the NDP2016 Funpacks and boy was I lucky to be one of the first to bring home the funpacks!! Alongside with some of my fellow nuffies and other media personnel, we attended the media event to learn more about the various engagements initiatives leading up to NDP 2016 and of course, the design of the NDP 2016 Funpack and its contents!
During the event, we also had to chance to see a sample of the mural named "Our Collective Dreams and Aspirations".
The actual physical mural will be displayed around the National Stadium from 23rd July till National Day, 9th August 2016. Also, if you guys have the NDPeeps App, you can use it to trigger additional content from this mural!
"Our Pledge to Singapore is a collaborative effort by Mr Edmund Chen, and children with special needs from Pathlight School as they co-design this year’s Pledge Card. Through drawings by Mr Chen and the Pathlight School students which depict the past, present and future of Singapore, the Pledge Card celebrates the artistic talents of children with special needs and showcases their unique perspectives of what it means to be Singaporean. The resulting Pledge Card seeks to encourage Singaporeans to similarly reflect on what it means to be Singaporean, articulate their commitment to the nation and share how they can put these into action to build our Singapore of tomorrow. This initiative serves to remind Singaporeans that nation-building is a continuous endeavour as we work to build our future together."
I honestly think this year's funpack is possibly one of the prettiest ever!! It is clean, simple, chic, waterproof (I am totally bringing this to my next beach vacay!!) plus it's so versatile! It can either be used as a backpack or as a sling bag!
So now, you must be wondering.... What's exactly is inside the NDP 2016 Funpack!?
Here it is!!!!
- LED Wristband. The LED wristband is programmable and can be wirelessly synchronised with the show’s lights and sounds. It is capable of emitting lights with varying intensity, in 16 different colours and modes (i.e., pulse, fade, solid and strobe). In wearing this LED wristband, every spectator effectively becomes an integral part of the show, collectively contributing to massive visual displays and being able to enjoy a truly immersive experience.
- Souvenir Magazine. The souvenir magazine is embedded with digital content that aims to engage readers in an interactive way. With the use of augmented reality, readers can access additional content – such as images and videos – using the NDPeeps App on their mobile devices. For instance, readers will be able to view a 3-D time-lapse video of the National Stadium’s evolution by focusing the camera of their mobile device on a picture of the National Stadium in the magazine. The mobile device’s in-built motion tilt and accelerometer sensors allow users to pan and zoom during this 3-D time-lapse video, allowing the spectator to appreciate different perspectives of the transformation of the National Stadium.
In addition to the interactive items, there are also others such as NEWater, Hello Panda Biscuits, Face Tattoos, the Singapore Flag and the Singapore Scarf etc~