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Your Vote Counts in the AsiaOne People’s Choice Awards 2010

Singapore, 22 November 2010 – You can now start voting for your favourite brands and products at this year's AsiaOne People's Choice Awards, and stand to win shopping and dining vouchers.

Up to $5,300 worth of vouchers will be given away to readers whose choices match the most number of winners.

Voting will remain open until December 31 this year, at
http://www.asiaone.com/specials/pca2010.

Back for the third year, the AsiaOne People's Choice Awards 2010 has now expanded to 31 categories, of which 13 are new. The final results will be based entirely on readers' voting of the shortlisted candidates. The results will be announced at a presentation ceremony in the first quarter of 2011.

Organised by Singapore Press Holdings’ (SPH) leading news and lifestyle web portal, the AsiaOne People’s Choice Awards is a testament to the popularity and acceptance of the nominated brand names and products by AsiaOne's audience.

Mr Adrian Tay, Editor of AsiaOne, said: “AsiaOne's readers are a discerning lot. Through the People's Choice Awards, the endorsement from the votes of this high-calibre audience will become a benchmark for all companies to follow. Through the publicity and recognition generated by the Awards, AsiaOne hopes to work together with trade partners to engage its readers at a more intimate level."

Last year’s winners included Crystal Jade Golden Palace at Paragon for Chinese restaurants, Volkswagen Golf for hatchbacks, Apple MacBook Pro for laptops, DBS Bank for banks, and Singapore Institute of Management for private schools (post-graduate programmes).

Please refer to
Appendix A for the list of nominees for the 31 categories for the AsiaOne People’s Choice Awards 2010.



Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Limited
Co. Regn. No: 198402868E

For more information, please contact:

Ms Ellen Joy Anastacio
Webknowledgist, AsiaOne
Tel: 6319 5104
Email:
ellenja@sph.com.sg

Ms Mary-Ann Soh
Webknowledgist, AsiaOne
Tel: 6319 1152
Email:
maryanns@sph.com.sg

Ms Selina Esther Lim
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications
Tel: 6319 1872
Email:
limyl@sph.com.sg

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2009. It is Southeast Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.


Newspapers and Magazines

In Singapore, SPH publishes 17 newspaper titles in four languages. Every day, 3 million individuals or 77 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications. SPH also publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology.


Internet and Mobile

Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 225 million pageviews with 15 million unique visitors every month. Apart from SPH AsiaOne portal, SPH's online and new media initiatives include an online marketplace for products, services and employment, ST701; Stomp (Straits Times Online Mobile Print), a portal that connects, engages and interacts with readers on the Web and via mobile phone messaging;
omy.sg, a bilingual news and interactive portal and The Straits Times RazorTV, a free access interactive webcast service offering live chat shows and video-on-demand clips.

Broadcasting

SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today. In the radio business, SPH has an 80 per cent stake in SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd, which operates entertainment stations Radio 100.3 in Mandarin and 91.3FM in English.


Events and Outdoor Advertising

SPH’s events subsidiary Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its wholly-owned subsidiary, SPH MediaBoxOffice Pte Ltd, Singapore’s leading Digital Out-of-Home advertising company.


Properties

SPH owns and manages Paragon, the prime retail and office complex in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore's main shopping belt. SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, has also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium,
Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road. The Clementi Mall, SPH's latest retail mall, will be operational in 2011.