Hello there!

One Twitter account. A different person from Singapore each week, every week.

Rotation curation projects started off with Sweden’s official twitter account (@sweden). Since then, similar accounts have blossomed for nations and cities all over the world.

This is Singapore’s version.

We want to show that Singapore is not just a place where chewing gum is banned and graffiti gets you caned. We want to tell stories of Singapore and Singaporeans; the lives those who live in Singapore, and of Singaporeans based overseas.

So join us. Talk to us. Curate with us. Madness? No. This is Singapore – hello from Singapore.

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Week 237 on @hellofrmSG – @iUnspoken

This week on @hellofrmSG we have @iUnspoken – towkay, director and vlogger extraordinaire.

Here’s what he has to say:

Hi I’m Roger, not 100% Singaporean as I was born in Malaysia. But I came over when I was 1 so I’m as Singaporean as I’m ever gonna get. I’m in media, run my own company Entree Media, doing more live broadcast and video events than say corporates or weddings if that makes sense to any of you. I also do a weekly vlog on YouTube on the sideline.

Big welcome to Roger and check out his YouTube channel here!

Week 236 on @hellofrmSG – @manthepan

How’s everyone settling into the 2017? January is usually a difficult month for me cos of the post-Christmas and New Year slump but hope everyone is well!

This week on @hellofrmSG we have overseas Singaporean @manthepan who will hopefully help chase those January blues away. Here’s a bit more about herself:

Full-time student in Berlin, part-time couch potato – I like travelling (for cheap), eating (for cheap) and exploring the non-touristy bits of Berlin (for free). Haven’t managed to shake off the Uniquely Singaporean mindset yet, if ever, or the perpetual craving for $3 hawker food, but I make up for it by drinking lots of bubble tea and converting my German housemates into Asian food fans.

Huge welcome to her!

Hello 2017 + Week 235: @scarletbunnie

Happy new year everyone!

Who else is glad that we’re finally saying farewell to 2016?

I’m sure many will agree that last year wasn’t a great one on the whole. While 2017 may not necessarily turn out much better, at least with every new beginning there is hope.

In the spirit of new beginnings, I hope to be able to introduce each week’s curator here on the blog too. Our first curator for 2017 is @scarletbunnie – here’s how she describes herself:

I’m a student and also working as a sex worker’s rights activist. My hobbies are making money, sleep and being a hedonist.

Without further ado, let’s welcome @scarletbunnie to kick off 2017 on @HellofrmSG with a bang!

7 weeks later – the new chief on the blog

So it’s been 7 weeks since I took over from outgoing @hellofrmSG admin @kuekj at the start of October..

A lot has happened since then – including a new job, new house and new city – so it’s only now that I’m getting the chance to devote some time to our beloved #rocur account.

I got in touch with the curators  who came on the account since I took over to seek their feedback and suggestions, and hope to do this regularly so that @hellofrmSG will continue to grow into something bigger and better.

Thanks to their comments, baby steps include updating the existing FAQ list for potential curators and adding a new FAQ page for current and incoming curators. I hope these will address some of the queries and concerns that anyone may have about being a curator and encourage more people to sign up! It was a very rewarding week for me and I hope more will be able to try their hands at this experience too.

More improvements will be made further down the line – if you’ve any suggestions on how to make @hellofrmSG better, do comment below or drop me a line on twitter! All thoughts and comments are welcome 🙂

Thanks in advance!

@ladystormhold

Thank you from outgoing admin @kuekj

It has been close to 2½ years (and more than 100 curators) since I took over as the third @hellofrmsg admin, and I announced in August that it’s time for me to move on.

And after speaking to a few tweeps that I had in mind, I have picked @ladystormhold (some may remember her as @starduest, our very first overseas Singaporean curator) as my successor.

I remembered that when I took over, we were at the cusp of welcoming our 100th curator (@Priscias) and we had a tweetup to celebrate #hellofrmsg100, and since then we have gone from strength to strength.

@hellofrmsg continued to welcome curators from all walks of life, each bringing with them their own unique experiences. My memorable ones include SEA Games rowing athlete Sayidah Aisyah (@aisyahgala) sharing her preparations for the Games from Australia, Tower Transit Operations Director Stuart Thomas (@stuartthomastt) giving behind-the-scenes as they prepare to take over their first Government bus contracting model package, academic librarian Edward Lim (@BarbarianEd), Channel NewsAsia newscaster Steve Lai (@stevelai), drones enthusiast Avarielle (@avarenity), travel blogger/entrepreneur Hendric Tay (@pohtecktoes)… the list just continues!

Some innovations were introduced along the way. Former curators were allowed to come back on board again once more since 2015 – their lives would have changed since they last curated, so it would always be good to hear from them again!

In the same year, Singaporeans based overseas were allowed to curate @hellofrmsg too – they bring on a different perspective of how they are living and working overseas in their host country/region, and their connections back home in Singapore.

2015 was a memorable year for @hellofrmsg too as we were a finalist of the 2015 omy Singapore Blog Awards, up against formidable competition such as our Prime Minister @leehsienloong. That alone is good enough as recognition for Singapore’s Twitter community (now if Twitter Support is listening, give us our blue tick please?)

Thank you SG Twitter community for the memories and support for the past 130-something weeks, and continue to give @ladystormhold support and input to make @hellofrmsg and the #rotationcuration movement even better for Singapore!

Signing out!

@kuekj