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Glen Watson appointed new Editor-in-Chief for Asia-Pacific Boating

Singapore, 2 December 2013 – Blu Inc Media Hong Kong, a subsidiary of SPH Magazines, has appointed Mr Glen Watson as the new Editor-in-Chief for Asia-Pacific Boating, Asia's premier luxury yachting magazine, with effect from 1 December 2013.

Mr Watson has lived in Hong Kong since 1996 and brings to Asia-Pacific Boating more than 20 years of editorial experience in luxury lifestyle and news for both print and online media in Canada and across Asia. 

Mr Watson said: “I am excited and honoured to join Asia-Pacific Boating and look forward to helping further grow and improve the magazine.” 

Mr Foong Seong Khong, Managing Director of Blu Inc Media (HK) Ltd, said: “We are very pleased to have Glen on board the team. With his vast experience and expertise in the luxury lifestyle sector, I am confident that he will bring Asia-Pacific Boating to even greater heights.” 

Issued by SPH Magazines Pte Ltd. 
Co. Regn No.: 196900476M 

For more information, please contact: 

Mr Foong Seong Khong
SPH Magazines
Blu Inc Media HK

Ms Joelyn Tan

Corporate Communications & CSR 
Singapore Press Holdings
DID: 6319 1895

About Blu Inc Media

Blu Inc Media, a fully owned subsidiary of SPH magazines, is a leading publisher of high–end leisure and industry magazines, including English–language, Chinese–language and bilingual titles. Distributed around Asia and the globe, the company’s titles include Action Asia, AsiaSpa, Asia–Pacific Boating, China Boating, LP–Luxury Properties, and JET Asia–Pacific.

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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, Harper's BAZAAR, Cosmopolitan, The Peak, Home & Decor, Nuyou, Torque and HWM are among the highest-circulating titles and best-read in their respective lifestyle categories.

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 LP-Luxury Properties, Action Asia, Asia-Pacific Boating, China Boating, JET Asia Pacific and AsiaSpa 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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