Monday, June 6, 2011


For me, I am always geared up for events that support local talents (fashion, singers etc) or causes - I believe Singapore has lots to offer but not given a platform - So when I was delighted when I was invited to the Eco Music Challenge 2011 - which is an online song-writing competition organized by the National Environment Agency (NEA) for talented and passionate individuals to express their appreciation and support for our beautiful environment through music.

The event was held at Timbre @ Substation and was a follow-up on Season 1 which was held last year. It was also a celebration held in conjunction with the World Environment Day on 5th June 2011.

Due to work I came late, but it was still great. Desmond Koh was the host for the event and I was called on stage to answer the songs that were in the Eco challenge season 1 album and I won a voucher - I wanted the CD more though - haha.

The first song showcased on that night was Heaven On Earth by Haramain Osman(click on it to hear it on fm)The second song was ‘Like a Dream’ by Kaye Chia . The third song was performed by Daniel Teng and partner entitled The Earth is a Friend of Mine

Last but not least, the fourth performance was My World’ performed by Lim Yin Liang.

And the night ended with amazing renditions by Jill Marie Thomas and Inch Chua.
Jill-Marie Thomas was the winner of OMG (One Moment of Glory). She performed 2 numbers – Clean and Green 2011 Theme Song – Heaven on Earth (by Kathryn Cheng and Rafaee Mahmood) as well as cover of Katy Perry’s song -Fireworks

I love the Heavon on Earth song! Recorded it on my handphone :)

The original singer version
The Earth used to be an untainted paradise, but we've forgotten how to love & take care of her. It's time for us to change our way of living before our planet's beauty is gone forever.

To listen to more of the songs, here's the jukebox

Start going green now and get your shot at fame as you sing and write your way to a cleaner, greener Singapore. And if that isn't cool enough, you also stand to win prizes worth up to S$14,000 in cash!

The top 10 finalists will be selected for a special mentorship programme with

[1] Singapore’s veteran composer, Clement Chow

[2] Timbre Music Academy’s Sara Wee and Mang Irama Dusqie
- Sara, my primary school good friend, I am so proud of you :) since the days of lemon tree :)

[3] Intune Music School’s Aaron Lim and Peng Chi Sheng!

. The finalists will then pit their skills at the finale concert held on 27 August 2011 and the winning song will be selected as the official Clean & Green Singapore song for 2011.

** How do I submit a song?
You can submit your audio or video entries online via Alternatively, you may email them your entries at or snail mail your recording to the following address:

Eco Music Challenge 2011
50 Ubi Avenue 3
Frontier ePark@Ubi
Singapore 408866

For more info:
Do visit their Facebook page at for updates on the contest - And if you are not submitting a song, you do a part for support via public voting :)
and engagement activities.

For some tips
Here's a cute one from Inch chua

Lastly for dear bloggers and friends, there's more for you

Put up a Post -

Simply put up a post to encourage your readers to take part in the Eco Music Challenge, or to vote for their favourite songs on the Eco Music Challenge website before 20 June 2011!

Once done, please email your blog post URL to by 20 June 2011 with your Name and Contact number. Your posts will be consolidated on omy Blog Club, and the top 2 most creative blog entries will each walk away with a $50 PageOne gift card!

Submit a song -

On the other hand, if you are inspired and would like to take part in the Eco Music Challenge with a song of your own, you’re certainly most welcome to participate!

The top 3 winners of the Eco Music Challenge will get to showcase their songs at Timbre @ The Substation, and walk away with the following fantastic prizes!

1st prize: S$5,000 cash
2nd prize: S$3,000 cash
3rd prize: S$2,000 cash

There will also be 7 Consolation prizes of $300 each, plus 2 special category prizes (Young Musician Award & Most Popular Song Award), which will each receive S$300 cash prize as well!

Also, just for voting for your favourite Eco song, you might just win a 16GB Ipod Nano for yourself!

Or simply do your part in saving the environment -

Walking/Cycling to the mall or grocery shop instead of taking the taxi/Bus
Switch off the lights and power when you do not need them
Enjoy the natural wind instead of having the air con blasting at you each night
Instead of printing pamphlets, why not send emails

Use the other side of the paper as scrap rather than throwing it away
Bring your own plastic bags to the stores or probably not take the plastic bag and put the item you bought into your bag
Hold a flea market or a garage sale or give away your unwanted items to others / to the salvation army

Separate the metal scraps, plastic scraps etc for the recycle man instead of throwing them as rubbish
Here is a list of things you should always recycle (or reuse!) ...
  • Acid Batteries
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Building Materials
  • Cardboard
  • Chemicals
  • Electronic equipment
  • Glass (particularly bottles and jars)
  • Lead
  • Magazines
  • Metal
  • Newspaper
  • Oil
  • Paint
  • Paper
  • Plastic Bags
  • Plastic Bottles
  • Steel Cans
  • Tires
  • White Goods (Appliances)
  • Wood
  • Writing/Copy Paper
  • Yard Waste
Before I end off

Here's a few of my favorite earth environment awareness songs
Earth Song - Michael Jackson

Heal the world- Michael Jackson

Lin Jun Jie - 爱与希望

And Some of the last year inspirations

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