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Scoring karma points at Twestival Singapore ’10

April 02, 2010

When more than a hundred and sixty tweeples turned up at Brewerkz to show their support in raising funds for a cause, you know you’ve been blessed to have been a part of something great.

Last Thursday (25th March) at the microbrewery’s Riverside Point outlet – through only the use of social media via twitter and facebook – a gathering of people who cared about the needs of others, turned up for Twestival or Twitter Festival. Twestival is a 100% volunteer organised event that transpires around the world on the same date and each time for a different cause. This particular Twestival’s focus was on the 72 million children that aren’t provided the opportunity of an education.

In 2010, we turn our focus to education and 72 million children in the world who don’t have the opportunity to go to school. @Concern Worldwide has been selected by the Twestival global team and local organizers to be the recipient because of their comprehensive and well respected approach to education. This is an issue that involves many different elements; hunger, water, teacher training, building of schools, etc. We hope to use the power of our global event fundraising and social media influence as a vehicle to give people insight into this cause on a deeper level.
(from twestival.com)

‘Tweet, Meet and Give Lah!’ was the local chapter’s tagline and give they did. In Singapore at current estimates, US$6,112 was raised for the cause, not including sponsorship figures. Not bad for the Singapore Twestival team that organised the event in a mere 3 weeks. In that short time, the local team managed to pull in support from emcee Joe Augustin (@joeaugustin), local band Jack and Rai (@jackandrai) and singer/composer Deborah Lee as the evening’s entertainment. And just to name a few – Samsung, Lenovo, Crocs and Cisco threw in their support as well. But it didn’t end there though, The Lens Man (@thelensmen) pledged part of their daily sales to the cause. And to top it off Brewerkz (@BrewerkzSG) not only sponsored the venue, but donated 10% of the evening’s revenue to the event.

twestivalsg-2010_080 Everytime I shoot @jackandrai at an event, Jack loves to lean to Rai for the shot. True story.

twestivalsg-2010_308 Fellow tweeples coaxing Sherwin Loh of Digital Life to do a pole dance. (-_-’”)

twestivalsg-2010_195 The smarter emcee @joeaugustin says I’m…

I jumped at the chance when (@blackawfee) a good mate of mine, asked if I would sponsor my time as a photographer. How could I say ‘No’ to her when I’ve photographed a bunch of her friends’ weddings, all thanks to her? ;-)

And I’m glad to say I was part of the evening’s activities, it was fun to have met the many fellow tweeples for real that evening. But ‘met for fun’ wouldn’t be right to say, to have ‘met up for a good cause and then partied some!’ now that is so much more worthwhile.

twestivalsg-2010_327 The organising team.

More about Twestival Singapore:
Twestival Singapore – singapore.twestival.com
Follow Twestival Singapore at – @twestivalsg
Photographs by @dazzachazza and @inrsoul
The Twestival Singapore flickr pool – flickr.com/groups/twestivalsg/
And to keep track of all things Twestival (Singapore) – #TwestivalSg tag.

PS: Brewerkz is running a Twitter promotion now till April 11th. Mention @BrewerkzSG at any outlet to receive 10% off your total bill.

4464180534_f946a12fcf_oKevin (@inrsoul) and I.


  1. dazza says:

    Woops! @BrewerkzSG then. Corrected.

  2. nickadee says:

    HEHE R2D2, that would be “mention @BrewerkzSG” to enjoy the discount. ;)

    Thanks for the post! @TwestivalSG will be RTing! :D

  3. dazza says:

    Woops! @BrewerkzSG then. Corrected.

  4. nickadee says:

    HEHE R2D2, that would be “mention @BrewerkzSG” to enjoy the discount. ;)

    Thanks for the post! @TwestivalSG will be RTing! :D

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