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Since April, Singtel CAST has been offering a free viewing of 30 channels and I’ve been lapping up the shows while stuck at home during Circuit Breaker (you know that pandemic… Covid-19 outbreak? So we all can’t go out).
Although we’ve exited the Circuit Breaker and we’re into Phase 2 of reopening, I’m still happy with my work-from-home life and frankly, still a bit sceptical about rushing out to queue, eat and shop with the hordes of similarly deprived Singaporeans.
For crowd-averse people like me, it’s a good thing that Singtel CAST’s free viewing of 30 channels stretches till 30 June. And since I can now have up to 5 visitors in my home, it’s another entertainment option for my guests!
There’s something for the whole family on Singtel CAST, plus the content is quite educational too. I’ve managed to up my baking game, subconsciously brush up my Korean vocabulary and discovered more facts around the world while sitting on my couch and my friends say their children enjoy unlimited access to their favourite cartoons.
Yet, I’m also sad that Singtel CAST’s free viewing will end this month — but with channel packs priced from $5.90/month each, I think it’s a worthwhile investment!
Stream & Win — CAST countdown contest
To celebrate Phase 2 and beyond of the Circuit Breaker, the folks behind Singtel CAST have come up with a last hurrah contest.
As we count down to the end of Circuit Breaker, stream shows on Singtel CAST and be in the running to win these prizes.
|Prize||Number of winners||How to get it?|
|$5 GrabFood voucher||200||First-come-first-serve|
|Samsung 43” UHD 4K Smart TV worth $1,199||1||Most creative answer to social media posts on Singtel’s Facebook page|
The components of the promotion and rewards, are subject to change by Singtel’s sole discretion
To qualify, sign up for a new Singtel CAST account (it’s free) from 12:00 on 13 June 2020 to 23:59 on 30 June 2020 and stream any of the 30 free live channels during the same period.
Participants must be 18 years or above and current CAST account subscribers who have streamed any of the free viewing channels are also eligible.
Psst, here’s a tip on how to win the top prize: Check out this post on Singtel’s social media wall (https://www.facebook.com/28011986676/posts/10157942803231677) and answer a simple question on the post.
Top shows on Singtel CAST this month
If you don’t know where to start with your 30 free channels of Singtel CAST’s varied offerings, here are some show highlights this June.
1. MasterChef Australia S12 on Lifetime, Mondays to Fridays at 8pm, from Tue, 23 June 2020 onwards
Everyone (at least the people I know) loves to watch a good cooking show peppered with heated drama and delicious dishes. If you’re a fan (like me), this new season of MasterChef Australia that features a panel of all-new judges, will not disappoint. Plus, everyone’s favourite British chef makes an appearance as guest judge in the first week’s challenge! Don’t miss the premiere episode!
2. MACAO GOURMET on AFN, Fridays at 9pm
Honestly, now that travelling is a no-go, I’ve been craving Macau specialities such as Lord Stow’s Portuguese egg tarts, serradura (“sawdust”) pudding, and pork chop buns. I know there’s much more to Macau than that, so I’ll be tuning in to this show to watch Australia’s most-watched cook, Justine Schofield, uncover the rich culture and food history of this region.
3. Blossom In Heart 海棠经雨胭脂透 on Jia Le, Mondays to Fridays at 11pm
This Chinese romance drama (don’t worry, there are English subtitles on Singtel CAST’s non-English shows) is full of plot twists and eye candy (including Allen Deng Lun) so it’s on my must-watch list.
It starts off relatively simple with the arrival of a gorgeous woman named Tang who, in search of her father, arrives in Kun Yang. There, she encounters Xuan, the Lang family’s second son. Tang finds work at the Lang family’s rouge-making factory and lo and behold, her beauty catches the eye of Ming, who is the Lang family’s eldest son.
Plot twist 1: The Lang family tricks Tang into a fake wedding
Plot twist 2: Tang has somehow married Ming instead, who is disfigured
Plot twist 3: Tang works out a deal with Ming — she will cure his disfigured face and in return they will get a divorce
Plot twist 4: Xuan realises he loves Tang, but uh oh, a love-hate triangle relationship develops
Meanwhile, the truth behind the disappearance of Tang’s father slowly comes to light…
4. Paris Holiday 巴黎假期 on cHK, premieres 30 June 2020 at 11pm
Fans of Hong Kong actor and film producer Louis Khoo (古天樂) shouldn’t miss this chick flick. In this 2015 film, he stars alongside Amber Kuo with the romantic Paris as the backdrop. Louis and Amber play a pair of mismatched heartbroken roommates who end up falling hopelessly in love with each other.
5. Shrek on Blue Ant Entertainment, catch it on 25 June at 9.45pm
Introduce your children to the first Shrek movie, which was released in 2001, or watch it again for the hilarious chemistry between the iconic green ogre and his donkey companion.
Here’s some trivia: Shrek won the first-ever Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and was also nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay. It also earned 6 award nominations from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), ultimately winning Best Adapted Screenplay.
These shows are available on the Chinese Plus and Entertainment Plus packs on Singtel CAST (usual price: From $5.90/month each) — no contract required.
There are other packs to choose from, such as Sports Plus (from $49.90/month), beIN SPORTS (from $5.90/month), Lifestyle Plus (from $5.90/month), Learning Plus (from $5.90/month), Education Plus (from$5.90/month), Viu Premium (from $4.90/month), HBO GO (from $13.98/month), Netflix (from $10.98/month), TVBAnywhere+ ($4.98/month) and more.
Singtel CAST — enjoy non-stop entertainment
From now to 30 June 2020, stream these 30 live channels for free on Singtel CAST. It’s free to sign up for an account.
Blue Ant Entertainment (English)
Comedy Central (English)
MTV Live (English)
Cartoon Network (English)
Nickelodeon Junior (English)
Miao Mi (Mandarin)
Crime and Investigation (English)
Animal Planet (English)
Discovery Asia (English)
Discovery Science (English)
Asian Food Network (English)
ETTV Asia News (Mandarin)
CTI Asia (Mandarin)
Jia Le (Hokkien/Mandarin)
Celestial Classic Movies (Mandarin)
MNC Drama Channel (Bahasa Indonesian)
Colours Tamil (Tamil)
Redeem your Singtel CAST free preview here.