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Going east to Singapore for Microsoft Ignite the Tour

14 Jan 2019 by Becci Velzian

Our next stop on Microsoft Ignite the Tour is over the other side of the world in Singapore. We are excited for this one because we get a rare chance to meet our customers and partners in Asia. Microsoft have gone all out with this one, the event is being held in the luxurious and magnificent Marina Bay Sands hotel. The event is going to be held over January 16-17, 2019 and you can register for free here.  

Quadrotech will be there in usual fashion ready for some Office 365 tech talk, if you would like to book a meeting you can do so here.

What to do in Singapore, Microsoft Ignite the Tour

One of the biggest attractions in Singapore is located at the Microsoft Ignite the Tour venue itself. The Marina Bay Sands hotel is famed for the having the world’s largest infinity pool where you can admire the breath-taking Singapore skyline. Or if swimming around in the sky isn’t your thing, you can still enjoy the spectacular view from the observation deck. So, grab a drink after the event with your co-workers and head on up there. If you’re looking for convenience there are some great places to grab a bite to eat in the hotel, these are rather pricey but have amazing reviews. To help you decide, here are the LAVO and Spago Dining Room by Wolfgang Puck menus. Lavo serves a mixture of cuisine from around the world such as seafood, steaks, curries and pizzas. Whereas Spago serves more traditional Singaporean and fusion delicacies. Both restaurants have gorgeous views of the city, so it’s a unique experience to enjoy with your colleagues.  

Just opposite the Marina Bay Sands hotel is the enchanting, award-winning Gardens by the Bay. Famously known for its giant iridescent glittering trees the ‘Supertree Grove & OCBC Skyway’, it’s a must-see whilst in Singapore. The Gardens by the Bay are also home to the flower dome which has a vivid array of flowers and plants which change seasonally from Mediterranean and semi-arid regions kept in a comfortable 23° room temperature. To find out what other remarkable attractions the Gardens by the Bay has to offer, visit their website here.   

Singlish 

If you’re heading over to Singapore from another country, why not pick up some of the local lingo? Singaporeans speak a language known as ‘Singlish’ which is a mixture of English, Mandarin, Malay and more.  

  • “Maka” – meaning “eat”. You may get asked something like “When do you want to Makan?” 
  • “Shiok” – meaning “delicious”. You could say “Thank you that meal was Shiok!” 
  • “Siao” – meaning “crazy” or “insane”. Typically used sarcastically to describe something stupid or impossible.  
  • “Chope” – meaning “reserve”. Look out for this one at Ignite, yourself or an attendee may want to “Chope a meeting” 
  • “Lah/Leh/Mah” – has no translatable meaning but often is used to accentuate a word.  

You can read more on Singlish here, and here are a few more phrases you might need.   

Look for the bulls! 

As always, we have lots of treats up our sleeve, so come and find us. 

We will also be giving out a free copy of the Office 365 for IT Pros eBook (2019 edition) which is normally worth around $60! In order to win this book, we want you to come and stop by our booth (P7) and answer the following questions: 

What is the biggest city in Singapore by population? 

What is Quadrotech’s Reporting tool called? 

What is your biggest IT struggle? 

Or, if you’re not interested in grabbing yourself some swag or an eBook we will be scheduling meetings to discuss your data migration and management challenges or projects and how we can help. 

You can book a meeting here. 

See you there, se la mat jalan! 

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