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TNP New Face girls strut their stuff at the The New Paper Wedding Planner 2013

Singapore, 5 January 2013 – Six girls from The New Paper New Face showed off gorgeous gowns from three bridal houses at The New Paper Wedding Planner 2013 today. The event, which was held at the Central Court at VivoCity, was organised by Singapore Press Holdings' CATS Classified and supported by Marriage Central. The wedding gowns featured were from Julia Wedding News, French Bridal and White Link.

Julia Wedding News
Shine Koh (New Face 2012 top 20)
Jamie Lim (New Face 2011 winner)

French Bridal
Fartika Binte Jaafar (New Face 2010 finalist)
Monique Freidanck (New Face 2012 top 20)

White Link
Kylie Yuen (New Face 2012 1st runner-up)
Rachel Mak (New Face 2010 2nd runner-up)

The public can catch a repeat of the bridal fashion show on 6 January, 2013, Sunday, 3pm, at VivoCity, Central Court, Level 1. 'Sparkle Live Music' will also be entertaining the crowds with live music at 1.30pm and 4.30pm. The three-day New Paper Wedding Planner event ends tomorrow at 9pm.

One-stop venue for wedding needs

The New Paper Wedding Planner, which is supported by Marriage Central, is the perfect place for couples to make plans for the perfect wedding. Now into its 11th year, this exhibition is a comprehensive one-stop venue for couples sourcing for wedding related products and services. There are more than 20 exhibitors from bridal houses, hotels/venue providers, restaurants, a jewellery shop and a wine retailer. 

Mr Effandy Kumess, Director of Sales of Royal Plaza on Scotts, is a keen supporter of the event as it gives him the opportunity to reach out to potential couples on his hotel’s unique selling point, which is its experience and expertise in hosting smaller-scale weddings of up to 11 tables. 

Mr Kumess said: “We even cater to wedding parties of up to 40 people. For example, some couples hold a series of smaller, separate events to host different groups of friends and relatives. The food is also served buffet-style for a more casual and relaxed atmosphere.” 

Mr Nigel Lee, the boss of Beautiful Love Wedding, is also pleased with the turnout and response. His bridal house doesn’t offer off-the-rack gown, only custom-made ones, which he feels is one of his selling points. The other is the very affordable all-inclusive package which includes an overseas photo shoot. The couple need only pay for their own air tickets, and everything else is taken care off. 

Miss Ho Siew Mei, 30 and Mr Clarence Lee, 33, are one of the many happy couples who purchased something for their wedding at the event. They zoomed in immediately on White Link and signed a package for their wedding that will take place in 2014. 

Gifts and prizes

Visitors who make a purchase at the event will receive an exquisite ring pillow worth $20. They also stand to win attractive prizes worth more than $10,000 in a Buyers' Lucky Draw. These are sponsored by Love & Co. and Royal Plaza on Scotts.

Ten couples will also get to attend the Love Notes course developed by Marriage Central. Couples who join Marriage Central’s mailing list will receive an exclusive goodie bag from them.

Evening gown from Julia Wedding News modelled by Jamie Lim (New Face 2011 winner)


Wedding gown from White Link modelled by Kylie Yuen (New Face 2012 1st runner-up)

group – final parade of gowns, with Rachel Mak (New Face 2010 2nd runner-up), facing camera

Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
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For more information, please contact:

Goh Mei Yi (Ms)
Communications Manager, Advertising & Promotions
CATS Classified
Singapore Press Holdings
DID: 6319 5942

Kim Soo Nan (Mr)
Head, Advertising & Promotions
CATS Classified
Singapore Press Holdings
DID: 6319 5978

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

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. On an average day, 2.92 million individuals or 74 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 270 million page views with 18 million unique visitors every month. Apart from AsiaOne, SPH’s online and new media initiatives include ST701, the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds (STClassifieds); Stomp, and The Straits Times RazorTV. SPH also launched The Straits Times’ iPad and enhanced iPhone applications, an Android smartphone application and The Business Times’ iPhone application. SPH’s Chinese flagship newspaper Lianhe Zaobao has also launched its digital editions which include a web application, as well as online and PDF versions.


In the radio business, SPH has an 80 per cent stake in SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd, which operates entertainment stations UFM 100.3 in Mandarin, as well as Kiss92 and HOT FM91.3 in English. 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. 

Events and Out-of-Home Advertising

SPH’s events arm Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions as well as large scale conferences in Singapore and the region. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its digital out-of-home platform SPH MediaBoxOffice.


SPH owns and manages Paragon, the prime retail and office complex in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore's main shopping belt. Its second 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. SPH‘s latest retail development project, The Seletar Mall, is slated for completion by end 2014.

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