When Chinese New Year Goes High Tech


For those of you who think traditions like good old Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year will stay unscathed by technology, think again. We picked a handsome handful of tech tips that will either help you add some digital pizazz to your festive joy or simply impress family and friends during the festive celebrations.

Mummy’s virtual helper

Every home maker’s nightmare when it comes to festive spring cleaning so why not get some extra help all at a click away to impress relative and friends. PageAdvisor has put together a nifty list of cleaning help: everything from aircon servicing to sofa cleaning and even car wash. So no more excuses for looking sloppy this festive season it is about time to get the house looking spotless and ready for the festive celebrations. We found out they even have Bak Kwa home delivery. Yup that’s right.

Find yours at www.pageadvisor.com or download it at Google Play Store for Android, App Store for iOS.

When Yusheng goes on-demand and delivered right to your doorstep

No kidding, you’re reading this right. Pretty much every other service from personal grooming to groceries can be delivered conveniently all on-demand from your Smartphone mobile app right to your doorstep. So why not add some delectable festive must-haves like Yusheng to your home delivery list to beat the crowds? Deliveroo as we heard has added Chinese New Year food menu to their on-demand offers including the traditional salmon Yusheng and even a fusion Italian style Yusheng.

Check out their menu here www.deliveroo.com.sg

Be prepared for those oh so awkward questions at family gatherings.

Yes we know, it’s the time of the year again to feast, mingle with loved ones, collect or distribute red packets and play mahjong. However, let us not forget the awkward questions well-meaning relatives will get ask repeatedly year after year. A mobile and web app so awesome that it will save your sanity and throw those questions you have tried avoiding. Okay, we totally get it when parents are anxious to have their children tie the knot or comparing which cousin has just topped the class at the O level examinations.

Get your hands on WhySoKayPoh mobile and web app www.whysokaypoh.com

Keep grandma and aunties happy and of course ang paos flowing

The ceremonies and red packets have been exchanged, smiles put into full gear and the grandparents are going on and on about the pioneer generation package. There you are in the same spot year after year, watching reruns on the television while munching goodies and bored out of your mind. Well, here is one awesomely curated app for you to help manage your boredom. With some help from your Smartphone and mankind's greatest invention after the air conditioning system – the Internet.

Fortune Coins mobile app has a God of Fortune themed game that is similar to the addictive coin dozer game. This is the virtual version of coin dozer that is commonly found at carnivals and arcades! Scoot over Candy Crush and Farm Heroes Saga! Time for something else to take the reign this Chinese New Year. The game is rather addictive; we can vouch for this considering we spent close to 10 minutes of our lives playing and laughing at the app. The music accompanying this game is also worth a mention. If you thought commercial jingles are annoying, wait till you listen to this app’s background music; it is so EPIC that it will surely set your grandparents talking or maybe even playing or even better keep their ang paos flowing!

Ring this in on Google Play Store for Android, App Store for iOS.

What else but Chinese entertainment in your palm during Chinese New Year

We got you the good stuff here with live and on-demand Chinese entertainment all in the palms of your hand and pocket – Viu on mobile. We are told that Viu offers a wide catalogue of around 10,000 hours of Asian content with about half of that in Korean dramas. Don’t forget to share your screens with grandma and grandpa dearest on their favourite Asian entertainment. You might just score yourself some extra brownie points or shall we say, ang pao points?

Get Viu on Google Play Store for Android, App Store for iOS and online www.viu.com

Tech Storm wishes you a fortune filled and joyous Chinese New Year this 2016!

By Jason Tan / 2 February, 2015 08:01PM GMT+8 Singapore

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