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SPH Magazines honoured at APEX 2013 and MPAS Magazine Awards 2013

Accolades for Custom-published titles and The Peak magazine

Singapore, 14 August 2013 – SPH Magazines Pte Ltd ("SPH Magazines") has clinched four awards for its custom-published titles at the APEX 2013 Awards. Into its 25th year, the APEX Awards for Publication Excellence are based on excellence in editorial content, graphic design and the ability to achieve overall communications excellence. 2,400 entries from around the world were submitted and despite intense competition, SPH Magazines picked up a Grand Award and three Awards of Excellence. This is on top of the seven awards it had won at the 2013 Content Marketing Awards earlier this month.

SilverKris, the travel magazine of Singapore Airlines and a consistent winner at the APEX Awards, bagged the Grand Award in the Magazines & Journals category. The judges commented: "Consistently high quality is the hallmark of this magazine. Each issue gives the reader an elegant visual tour. Striking, dynamic photos are well captioned and described. The layout is interesting, with varied spreads (which still maintain a consistent theme throughout) and carefully arranged, concise copy to keep the reader involved. The mix of short items and tightly written features play their part as well. The whole exceeds the sum of its parts."

In the Custom-Published Magapapers & Newspapers category, previous winner Singapore Health, a bi-monthly publication of the Singapore General Hospital and the SingHealth Group, won an Award of Excellence.

Two other custom-published titles picked up their first APEX awards. In the New Magazines & Journals category, SO/HO, a quarterly bilingual lifestyle magazine published for Far East Organization and targeted at affluent, independent and well-travelled readers with a penchant for indie brands, bagged an Award of Excellence. SPH Magazines first published SO/HO in September last year.

ASCENT, a quarterly publication of Ascendas that underwent a content and design revamp in July last year, picked up an Award of Excellence in the Most Improved Magazines & Journals category. Ascendas is Asia's leading provider and innovator of business space solutions and its real estate portfolio includes science, IT, business, high-tech manufacturers and customised developments for a host of industries.

At the MPAS Magazine Awards 2013 ceremony held last night at Ramada Singapore, luxury titles published by SPH Magazines also won accolades. Organised by the Magazine Publishers Association of Singapore (MPAS), the awards recognise the best magazine publishing efforts and professionals in Singapore.

The Peak Selections Timepieces was named winner for Best Use of Photography/Illustration. Timepieces, an annual publication, showcases some of the world's most exquisitely crafted timepieces, and offers exclusive insights into the dynamic world of horology.

The Peak's Gourmet & Travel received a merit award in the same category. Gourmet & Travel is a definitive and authoritative gourmet guide for highly discerning palates.

Mr Dennis Pua, Managing Director, SPH Magazines, said: "These achievements are a testament to our teams' sterling effort and commitment in producing top quality publications; and affirms the trust and confidence our business partners have placed with us."


SPH Magazines' commitment and promise is to deliver the best to meet the diverse needs and interest of readers and advertisers.

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About SPH Magazines

A leading publisher in Singapore and the region, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of media organisation Singapore Press Holdings Limited.

With a proven track record for sterling editorial content, award-winning designs and creative solutions, SPH Magazines raises the bar as a dynamic publisher. In its stable are about 100 titles in the region, in English, Chinese and other languages, covering lifestyle, fashion, beauty, society, bridal, health, men's lifestyle, automobile, parenting, decor, new media and business. All the newsstand publications, including flagship title Her World, and other titles such as Female, Cleo, The Women's Weekly, The Peak, Home & Decor, Nuyou, Torque and HWM are among the highest-circulating titles and best-read in their respective lifestyle categories. It also publishes Harper's BAZAAR and Cosmopolitan in Singapore and Malaysia with Hearst Magazines International.

In addition, websites such as and have extended its reach online, engaging readers with interactive content, capturing audience beyond print.

SPH Magazines' established editorial unit provides excellent custom publishing services to major corporate clients by producing custom lifestyle magazines, newsletters and other collaterals to meet their business needs. clickTRUE Pte Ltd, an associate company of SPH Magazines, is a Pay Per Performance online marketing company specialising in Online Media Planning, Search Engine Marketing and Optimisation, Web Analytics Consultancy and Landing Page Optimisation.

With a vision to continue regional growth, SPH Magazines is set to hold a leading position in publishing in Asia, with a presence in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, The Philippines and Vietnam.

In line with this vision, SPH Magazines acquired 34% of WhiteWave Media Group (formally known as Antarctica Interactive Private Limited). It is an integrated luxury media company which owns online publications, as well as the luxury print BACCARAT Magazine in Hong Kong. Other titles include Luxury Properties, Action Asia, Asia-Pacific Boating, China Boating, JET Asia Pacific and Asia-Pacific Spa published through wholly owned subsidiary, Blu Inc Media, in China and Hong Kong.

As a Publisher of Choice, SPH Magazines aims to deliver the best to meet the diverse needs and interests of readers and advertisers.

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