The Mp3 Experiment Singapore

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Here are the full details for The Mp3 Experiment taking place on Saturday, July 27th in Singapore. This project is a collaboration with Shine Youth Festival. Please take the time to read all of the instructions on this page.

Date: July 27 (rain or shine)
Location: Resorts World Sentosa (Enter Sentosa through the Boardwalk at VivoCity [leisurely stroll of 10 - 15 mins with travelators]. Print the first page of this webpage to enter the Boardwalk for FREE! – Sample image of entry token – Terms and Conditions apply.*)
Time: The event will begin at exactly 6:00:00 PM. Arrive early! It will be over at 6:40 PM.
Wear: A Red, Blue, Yellow, or Green shirt
Bring: An uninflated balloon.

Full instructions below:


1. Download the Mp3:

There are 2 ways to download the mp3. Direct download (to your computer hard drive, Android phone, etc.) and iTunes Podcast link (iOS):

(Right click and save the link. If you just click on the link it will start playing in your browser. Spoilers!)
Note: The filename for the track is “mp3_experiment_singapore.mp3″ and the album, artist, and track name will be “Mp3 Experiment Singapore.”

- iTunes Podcast Link
The app is also available as a podcast in the iTunes store, and you can download it free to your iOS device using the built-in podcast app.

2. Load the track onto your mp3 player (iPod, etc.)

3. Do not listen to the track.

4. Wear a shirt that is one of the following colors: Red, Blue, Yellow, or Green.

5. Bring an uninflated balloon. (Any kind of balloon that can be blown up.)

6. Bring a watch with a second hand (or use your cell phone if it displays seconds.) Before you leave, sync it up to this atomic clock:

Singapore City

(If your browser doesn’t show the clock above, you can use this link to get the correct time; note that the hour is off, but the minute and seconds are correct.)

If you have an iPhone, consider downloading this app that will give you the exact atomic time in the field. Don’t count on your phone’s clock being the same time as the clock above– make sure to sync!

7. As 6:00 approaches, blend in with the area naturally as if nothing is up, and stand or sit anywhere in one of two starting locations, based on your birthday:

MP3 Exp RWS Map

Jan – June birthdays
Starting location 1: Viewing gallery for crane dance

July – December birthdays
Starting location 2: “Thinking Man” sculpture, at the bottom of the escalator leading to the Merlion

8. At exactly 6:00:00 PM, press play.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How will we know when to start?

You will have synchronized your watch or cell phone clock to the atomic clock above. If your phone does not allow you to adjust by seconds, you have two choices: 1) Bring a watch. 2) Figure out how off your phone is and adjust accordingly.

Can I use my iPhone?

Yes, but if you use an iPhone, be sure to put it in airplane mode so you don’t get interrupted by a call. Also, as noted above your automatically set clock could still be several seconds off. So note the difference and adjust accordingly, or download this app that will show you the correct time.

Should I listen to the track beforehand?


Can I listen to the track beforehand?

You really shouldn’t. Sure, there’s nothing we can do to stop you, but to really get the full experience of the event, you shouldn’t listen to it. It will spoil most of the fun. We know it’s hard to resist. Be strong.

What if I get to the event late?

Press play at the start time wherever you may be, and hurry up! Obviously be safe and don’t rush when crossing streets, etc.

What if I don’t press play at exactly the right time?

If you can tell you are significantly off, feel free to glance at a neighbor’s device and try to sync back up to the correct time. You’ll have more fun if you’re more in sync.

Do I need to RSVP?

Nope. But you can on Facebook if you like: Facebook Event RSVP

*1.All event participants of the MP3 Experiment must present the Entrance Token to enjoy complimentary island admission via the Sentosa Boardwalk.
2.The above-mentioned promotion is only valid on 27 July 2013 (Saturday), from 8.30am to 10.00pm.
3. Island admission via Gantry, Sentosa Express and Cable Car, transportation and car park charges are payable separately.

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