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SPH Magazines launches new luxury magazine featuring the best in gourmet and travel

- The Peak Selections: Gourmet & Travel releases results of the inaugural G Restaurant Awards

Singapore, 9 April 2010 – Luxury publication The Peak has launched The Peak Selections: Gourmet & Travel, its third and latest brand extension, with a promise to bring more of the finer things in life to readers, this time in the realm of fine dining and gourmet travel.

Gourmet & Travel is a new biannual luxury publication, which follows the success of annual titles The Peak Selections: Timepieces and The Peak Selections: Domain. The Peak Selections: Gourmet & Travel is a stylish and authoritative guide on what high-net-worth individuals need to know about the fascinating world of food, wine and travel. Offering a global outlook with insider and expert knowledge, it offers dining and travel information, insights and recommendations.

Top CEOs in Singapore share their best-kept secrets on where to go for outstanding hawker food; captains of industry reveal their favourite vacation spots, while others divulge their management philosophies over a meal at their favourite restaurants.
Gourmet & Travel also highlights the latest dining trends, along with profiles on wine lovers who have amassed impressive wine collections over the years. There is also a comprehensive feature on the things a potential vineyard owner should know before he takes the plunge.

Gourmet & Travel has already made its presence felt in the market by being appointed the Official High Society Gourmet & Travel Publication for World Gourmet Summit (WGS) 2010, the prestigious gourmet event that takes place this year from April 11-25. Its parent magazine, The Peak, is also the Official High Society Publication for this year's WGS, organised by Peter Knipp Holdings Pte Ltd.

Mr Dennis Pua, Managing Director, SPH Magazines, said: "We are pleased to bring yet another brand extension of The Peak to our readers. With The Peak Selections: Gourmet & Travel, readers can expect to find the same quality read that they have enjoyed from The Peak as well as Timepieces and Domain. We are confident that both readers and advertisers will find Gourmet & Travel a refreshing new magazine in the market."

The inaugural G Restaurant Awards
The debut issue of Gourmet & Travel will unveil the results of the first G Restaurant Awards. With its listing of Singapore’s finest restaurants – in categories such as Best Business Lunch, Best Dinner Experience, Outstanding Service, Most Innovative Menu and Best Wine List – the winners were arrived at after incognito tastings and a grading system by a panel of food experts. (A pre-selection process involving Singapore’s top newspaper food journalists had earlier yielded a shortlist of already outstanding restaurants.) The winning restaurants, several of which may come as no surprise to gourmet diners, will be presented their awards at the inaugural G Restaurant Awards ceremony to be held in May.

Said Group Editor, Ms Joanna Lee-Miller: “Singapore’s dining scene has never been livelier, or more impressive, with world-class restaurants offering superb dining experiences. The G Restaurant Awards, which we plan to make an annual must-read list, is our way of giving due recognition to these deserving establishments.”

Readers can look forward to the first issue of
Gourmet & Travel, which retails at $18 and will be available from 19 April at all leading bookstores. The next issue is slated to be out in November 2010.

The Peak and its brand extensions were all successful at the recent MPAS (Magazine Publishers Association of Singapore) Magazine Awards. The Peak won a Silver award for Luxury Magazine of the Year while The Peak Selections: Timepieces, in its fifth year, won the Gold award for best Watch Magazine of the Year.

The Peak Selections: Domain was launched in 2009 and has received favourable comments from readers and advertisers. It garnered the Silver award in the Best New Magazine of the Year category at the MPAS Magazine Awards 2010.



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For more information, please contact:


Adrian Cheong
Manager
Corporate Communications
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
DID: 6319 2261
Mobile: 9798 6097
Email:
cheongcy@sph.com.sg

About SPH Magazines


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

With a proven track record for sterling editorial content and award-winning designs, SPH Magazines raises the bar as a dynamic magazine publisher. In its stable are about 100 titles in English and Chinese, covering lifestyle, fashion, beauty, society, bridal, health, men's lifestyle, automobile, parenting, décor, new media and business. All the newsstand publications, including flagship title Her World, and other well-known titles such as Female, The Peak, Home and Décor, Nuyou, Torque, HWM and GameAxis are among the highest-circulating titles and best-read in their respective lifestyle categories.

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. In addition, its regional IT portal,
www.hardwarezone.com®, is consistently the No.1 online portal as attested by the Hitwise awards over the last 2 years. Its subsidiary, clickTRUE Pte Ltd, 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 become Asia's publishing powerhouse, with a presence in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, The Phillippines and Vietnam. Magazines in its fold have achieved strong market presence in their respective sectors, as well as distinguished track records and solid reputation.

At SPH Magazines, the promise is to deliver the best to meet the diverse needs and interests of readers and advertisers.

Visit
www.sphmagazines.com.sg for more information.