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Would this pink Porsche 911 Carrera T seen outside the Porsche Centre Singapore on 12 February 2019 make a good gift for a lady?

Well, if a gentleman were to give it to his lady, it might just ruin their relationship. Why? Especially for non-Germans like us, be aware that the German wordings inscribed on the Porsche 911 are all parts of a pig and this explains the colour pink. Thus, the lady may feel horribly insulted if she were to believe she was being labelled a “pig”.

These are our translations to the German words or German Pork Cut seen on the 911 Carrera T (if anyone spots any mistakes, please pardon us and do let us know):
i. Schulter: Shoulder
ii. Rüssel: Snout
iii. Hals: Neck
iv. Kotlett: Cutlet
v. Haxen: Feet
vi. Schwanz: Tail
vii. Ripple: Ribs
viii. Rueckenspeck: Back bacon
ix. Ohrläppen: Ears
x: Wamme: Belly

Porsche 911 Carrera T in pink pig livery seen at the Porsche Centre Singapore on 12 February 2019. Photo: © TANG Portfolio / TimeWerke.

The main reason for the pink pig livery is simple: 2019 is the Year of the Pig, according to the Chinese 12-year animal zodiac cycle. The pig is the twelfth animal in this zodiac, after the dog. The first animal of the Chinese animal zodiac is the rat.

The pig is the last animal of the Chinese zodiac because, according to one legend, it was the last animal to arrive at the Jade Emperor’s party simply because it overslept. The first animal to be at the party was the rat and the subsequent order was based on which animal arrived thereafter.

Interestingly, it is said that the pig is associated with the Earthly branch and the hours from 9-11 at night. “9-11”? Yes, according to cninesenewyear.net (article: Year of the Pig), adding that the pig is “yin” in terms of yin and yang. What a coincidence and a fitting way to dress up a Porsche 911 Carrera T.

Well, do note too, that not everything is negative for the pig. The pig is the symbol of wealth in Chinese culture and its chubby face and big ears are the signs of fortune.

Therefore if taken in the right perspective, this Porsche 911 Carrera T in pink pig livery is a symbol of wealth.

We wish all who have watched our video and read this article: Good fortune and good health in the Year of the Pig.

Lin Chi-Ling 林志玲 at the 浪琴 Longines Singapore Boutique


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The ever youthful Taiwanese model, actress and singer Lin Chi-Ling 林志玲 (born 29 November 1974) was in Singapore to officiate at the opening of the Longines Singapore Boutique on 12 December 2018. Chi-Ling has been an ambassador for Longines since 2005. She is a Longines Ambassador of Elegance.

The Longines Singapore Boutique is located in the Wisma Atria shopping mall that is along Orchard Road. The boutique covers more than 1,500 square feet or 139 square metres of floor space and is the larger of the two Longines boutiques in Singapore.

Chi-Ling was also in Singapore in 2010 to officiate at the opening of the Longines Boutique in Marina Bay Sands. At the time of writing, the Longines Boutique that was opened in 2010 at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands is still currently at B1 but it will be relocated to newer premises (at #B2M-19).

Even then, the Longines Singapore Boutique in Wisma Atria is still larger. The newer Longines Boutique at Marina Bay Sands, soft-launching in February 2019, covers 1,184 square feet or 110 square metres.

Highlights of the official launch of the Longines Boutique in Wisma Atria include the “blueing” of the Longines hourglass logo and the special dessert installation created by Janice Wong.

There is even a lounge area where customers and collectors can view historical Longines timepieces. Some of these can be seen in the video, notably timepieces from the 1940s and 1960s.