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Eat, Drink & Be Married!

Singapore, 27 April 2011 – Whilst one cannot live on love alone, one cannot live without it either. Seeking to attest to that, more than 50 couples  have registered to take part in a fun-filled and interesting stage contest at The New Paper Wedding Planner 2011, a biannual event organised by Singapore Press Holdings' CATS Classified.

Audiences at the event can look forward to seeing these couples feed each other with cupcakes as quickly as they can in the qualifying rounds, before they advance to the finals where they are required to build a champagne fountain. The top three winning couples who collect the most amount of champagne in the shortest time, will walk away with cash, a hotel stay and jewellery. There will also be two consolation cash prizes. The collective value of these fabulous prizes is worth more than $3,500!


Since 2002, The New Paper Wedding Planner exhibition has established itself as a comprehensive one-stop venue for couples looking for bridal products and services to plan for their dream wedding. This year's event features 30 booths offering a plethora of bridal products and services, including familiar brand names of the bridal industry such as Thomson Wedding Collection, Yvonne Creative Bridal & Photo Studio and others. Hotels and banquet providers are aplenty too, with the likes of Orchard Hotel Singapore, Orchid Country Club, Raffles Marina and many more. Other participating exhibitors include jewellery retailer Love & Co. and Rapellez, a beauty services provider. Visitors to the event can enjoy various promotions offered by the exhibitors.

Yvonne Creative Bridal & Photo Studio will also be putting together a bridal fashion show where couples can look at what are the latest designs of bridal gowns, evening gowns and groom suits available for their dream wedding.
All visitors who make purchases at the event will get to redeem a free exclusive four-teacup set from CATS Classified, and also stand to win attractive prizes such as a hotel stay, diamond necklaces and a weekend high tea buffet, collectively worth more than $10,000 in a lucky draw.

A 40-page supplement will be published in CATS Classified in The New Paper on Friday, 29 April.

Media Invitation
CATS Classified would like to cordially invite you and your photographer/videographer to this event.

Please RSVP latest by 28 April, Thursday, 5pm to Mr James Ong at or 6319 5909.

Event details

The New Paper Wedding Planner 2011
Date : 29 – 30 April & 1 May (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
Time : 11am – 9.30pm (Friday)
10am – 9pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Venue : VivoCity, Central Court A & B
Admission : FREE

For more information, please refer to the following website:

Annex: Highlights

Bridal Fashion Show by Yvonne Creative Bridal & Photo Studio
Saturday, 30 April 2pm
Sunday, 1 May 2pm

Eat, Drink & Be Married Contest
Cupcake Challenge
Qualifying Round, 30 April 3.30pm

Champagne Challenge
Final, 1 May 3.30pm

Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Co. Regn. No. 198402868E

For more information, please contact:

James Ong (Mr)
Assistant Communications Manager
Advertising & Promotions
CATS Classified
Singapore Press Holdings
DID: 6319 5909

HP: 9389 8929

Diana Lee (Ms)
Assistant Vice President
Advertising & Promotions
CATS Classified
Singapore Press Holdings
Tel: 6319 5978

HP: 9366 6875

Gary Yeo (Mr)
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 1225
HP: 9684 0498

About CATS Classified

CATS Classified is part of the Marketing Division of Singapore Press Holdings Limited. It offers the most comprehensive marketplace for products, services and employment through CATS Classified in The Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao, Shin Min Daily News, CATS Klassified in Berita Harian & CATS Fastads in The New Paper.


About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

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

Newspapers, Magazines and Book Publishing
In Singapore, SPH publishes 18 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. SPH's subsidiaries, Straits Times Press and Focus Publishing, produce quality books and periodicals in English and Chinese.

Internet and Mobile
Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 263 million page views with 18 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,, and The Straits Times RazorTV.

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 Chinese 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.

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