From the Straits Times article “Aug 9 in ‘virtual’ Orchard Rd”:
THIS National Day, Orchard Road may be a hive of activity – both in the real and virtual worlds.
Twinity’s maker, a virtual world developer, is launching an online realisation of Singapore’s iconic shopping strip on Aug 9, where users can make virtual friends, visit online galleries, go shopping and even set up online businesses.
As part of the launch, and in conjunction with the Republic’s 44th National Day, the virtual area will host several events. These include:
- A live video stream of the parade from the Marina Bay floating platform.
- A virtual performance by home-grown band Electrico of this year’s theme song, which it will perform at the parade too.
- The Pledge Moment, where users can congregate to take the national pledge together at precisely 8.22pm, alongside people in the physical world.