Singapore, 8 March 2013 – This year, the Singapore Entertainment Awards (SEA) will culminate in an exciting outdoor concert at Gardens by the Bay as SEA collaborates with Taiwan's biggest outdoor music festival, the Spring Wave Music Festival or 春浪音乐节.
For the fifth year running, the SEA is organised by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) and fronted by SPH’s leading entertainment media platforms Lianhe Wanbao, UFM 100.3, U-Weekly and omy.sg. The SEA serves to honour the best talents and the movers and shakers of the Asian Entertainment scene in the past year.
During the month of February, judging on the "Best" categories was carried out by a panel of respected professionals in the entertainment and media industry in Singapore and the region. Public voting for the “Most Popular” categories commenced on 28 February and is currently on-going till 10 April.
The results of SEA 2013 will be announced in mid-April. Thereafter, SEA 2013 will honour the winners in a special SEA Award Music Showcase segment at the inaugural Spring Wave Singapore Music Festival (春浪新加坡音乐节) on 4 May at The Meadows, Gardens by the Bay.
The internationally renowned Spring Wave Music Festival is an annual outdoor music festival held in Kenting, Taiwan with more than 20,000 attendees every year since its inception eight years ago. This is the first time that Taiwan's number one outdoor music festival is breaking into the Southeast-Asian market, and its first stop will be Singapore before heading to Hong Kong.
Headlining the Spring Wave Singapore Music Festival are Taiwanese rockers Wu-Bai, Jam Hsiao and Chang Chen-yue. Other stars that will be performing at the festival include Cheer Chen, Joanna Wang as well as Singapore's very own Olivia Ong. Some of Singapore's most outstanding and promising talents will be making their appearances at the SEA Award Music Showcase.
Mr Chua Chim Kang, Editor of Lianhe Wanbao and Chairman of Organising Committee for SEA 2013, said: "The Singapore Entertainment Awards has seen great success in the past four years, with a successful regional media showcase held in Taiwan last year. This year, the awards will continue to establish itself as a key entertainment award in the region by collaborating with Taiwan’s number one outdoor music festival, Spring Wave Music Festival. With this collaboration, we hope to create a new platform to showcase Singapore’s singing talents talents and bring our award to greater heights with the regional reach.”
With the ever growing popularity of Korean entertainment, this year's awards added two new categories, namely the Most Popular Music Video (Korea) and Most Popular Korea TV Actor/Actress awards. A total of 34 awards will be presented across a wide spectrum of categories ranging from music, movies to concerts and more.
SEA 2013 is supported by Lianhe Zaobao, Shin Min Daily News and My Paper.
Tickets for Spring Wave Singapore Music Festival are available from SISTIC at $98 and $158
Your journalist, photographer and/or film crew are invited to the media conference of Spring Wave Singapore Music Festival. Artistes Joanna Wang and Chang Chen-yue will be in attendance.
Date : Monday, 11 March 2013
Time : 3.30pm
Venue : Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Sharma Room, Level 4
Please confirm your attendance with Adrian Cheong at 9798 6097 by 12 noon, Sunday, 10 March.
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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.
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In Singapore, SPH publishes 18 newspaper titles in four languages. On an average day, 3.05 million individuals or 76 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.
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Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 330 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, omy.sg, and The Straits Times RazorTV. SPH also launched The Straits Times’ iPad and enhanced iPhone applications, an Android smartphone application and The Business Times' iPad and smartphone applications. SPH's Chinese flagship newspaper Lianhe Zaobao has also launched its digital platforms which include a web application, as well as online and PDF versions.
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 UFM 100.3 in Mandarin, as well as Kiss 92 and HOT FM91.3 in English.
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