Thursday, June 10, 2010

Watch the World Cup Live!--anywhere but in the North =(

No, Singapore is not in South Africa, either


Check out the comprehensive listing of places in Singapore where matches will be screened. They have the breakdown of the places in the City region, Central, West, East & South.

You notice North region is nowhere in the above list? Arrgh!!

Screenshot of Asiaone, "Where can I watch the World Cup live?"





Update: Fret not, those who are dismayed with the above news (especially those staying in the North), the People's Association's (PA) Community Clubs (16 of them) will screen 754 'live' World Cup matches.

Football fans who have not subscribed to the World Cup can now watch the live matches for free at 16 community clubs.

From June 11 to July 12, the People's Association's (PA) Community Clubs will screen the World Cup matches 'live' at 16 locations islandwide.

On June 11, 14 community clubs will be screening the opening match at 10 pm and a total of 754 matches will be screened at these locations during the month-long tournament.

The five Community Development Councils (CDCs) and PA have tied up with the two telcos, SingTel and Starhub to screen the matches.

Singapore Pools are sponsoring television screens at some of these community clubs which lack such facilities.

Besides screening the matches, the community clubs will also be organizing other activities such as sports-themed carnival, performances and lucky draws at Braddell, Chong Pang, Woodlands and Zhenghua community clubs.

More information of live screening matches at http://www.pa.gov.sg/

The 16 community clubs

Braddell Heights CC
Cheng San CC
Chong Pang CC
Chua Chu Kang CC
Clementi CC
Eunos CC (Vacant Land near Temporary Market)
Fengshan CC
Gek Poh Ville CC

Jurong Spring CC
Mountbatten CC
Sengkang CC
Tampines Central CC
Telok Ayer Hong Lim Green CC
Toa Payoh East CC
Woodlands CC
Zhenghua CC

From Channel NewsAsia, "16 community clubs islandwide to screen 754 'live' World Cup matches".



Update: and of course, you can watch the live games at 34 McDonald's 24-hour restaurants. Yay!

World Cup fever swept through the heartlands with 16 community clubs screening the opening match between South Africa and Mexico.

Cheng San CC was a hive of activity on Friday evening as volunteers and grassroots leaders worked to set the stage for the opening match.

And looking at refreshments that the organisers have prepared, fans can cheer themselves hoarse for the love of the game.

So who do they think will win tonight's match?

One man said: "South Africa could win tonight because it's their home turf and it's a good advantage for them in their home town."

"Mexico will win because with the warm-up matches we've seen, it's quite a competitive team. I predict 1-0 for Mexico," said another man at the event.

The 16 CCs will screen the matches until July 12. They include Braddell Heights, Mountbatten and Woodlands CCs.

Over at McDonald's, fans are gathering for more than just a burger or two.

34 McDonald's 24-hour restaurants are screening the World Cup matches 'live', giving hungry football fans yet another option.

The fast food restaurant is also expecting demand for their delivery service during the month-long tournament to increase by at least 20 per cent compared to the last World Cup in 2006.

But for football fans, there are more reasons to get out of their house.

One fan said: "When you watch the matches outdoors, you can watch with your friends, rather than to watch in our small apartment. So everybody can enjoy and cheer together. I'm looking for that kind of atmosphere and it's something that you cannot find at home."

From Channel NewsAsia, "World Cup fever spreads to heartlands as 16 CCs screen matches".

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