Singapore, 25 September 2009 – Singapore’s leading bilingual news and entertainment portal, omy.sg turns two today and the joy is doubled with its wins at the 8th Asia Media Awards 2009.
omy.sg picked up a Gold and Silver respectively in two new categories added this year – Best in Cross Media Award (Cross Media Editorial Coverage) and Best in Cross Media Award (Cross Media Advertising).
The former is for a specially created microsite covering the 2007 Beijing Olympics (http://olympics.omy.sg/) while the latter is for a campaign with home-grown food brand, Bee Cheng Hiang in a photo contest to celebrate its 75th anniversary (http://project.omy.sg/2008/bch/).
In the Best in Online Media Award (Newspaper Website) category, omy.sg was awarded a Gold in recognition of its effort in complementing and supporting the various Chinese newspapers under Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH).
Organised by WAN-IFRA, the Awards aims to promote the highest publishing standards in Asia and Middle-East. A total of 472 entries were received this year.
Mr Chua Chim Kang, omy.sg and Lianhe Wanbao Editor, said: "We are heartened by the recognition from WAN-IFRA, particularly the two Cross Media awards as omy.sg is in a unique position to bridge the gap between new and traditional media platforms, providing high quality for both our users and advertisers."
To share its birthday joy, omy.sg will be giving out a slew of great prizes to thank its readers for their support. A total of more than S$12,000 in prizes are up for grabs via a series of fun activities:
· Play “The TWO Game” (http://project.omy.sg/twogame) and win many great prizes, including a 3D2N Hong Kong travel package for two, Bintan Lagoon resort stays; hotel travel accommodations from Asia Web Direct and more.
· http://eat.omy.sg: Get exclusive restaurant discounts and promotions. Submit food reviews and stand to win a two night stay at Bintan Lagoon resort.
· http://showtime.omy.sg: Take part in the birthday photo contest and win a 22” LCD monitor.
· http://cj.omy.sg: Vote for your favourite Citizen Journalism news and win great prizes.
· http://forum.omy.sg: Share your feedbacks on omy.sg and send in your birthday wishes.
· http://blog.omy.sg: Find out the latest happenings related to omy’s second anniversary celebration.
· http://showbiz.omy.sg: Watch out for wacky birthday greetings from the region’s top pop stars.
Log on now to http://www.omy.sg to find out more. Contests close in a week’s time.
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About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. It is Southeast Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.
Newspapers and Magazines
In Singapore, SPH publishes 17 newspaper titles in four languages. Every day, 2.9 million individuals or 79 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.
Internet and Mobile
Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 150 million pageviews with 9 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; local search and directory engine, rednano.sg; Stomp (Straits Times Online Mobile Print), a portal that connects, engages and interacts with readers on the Web and via mobile phone messaging; omy, a bilingual news and interactive portal and The Straits Times RazorTV, a free access interactive webcast service offering live chat shows and video-on-demand clips.
SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8, U and TV Mobile, 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 Radio 100.3 FM in Mandarin and Radio 91.3 FM in English.
In addition, SPH has ventured into outdoor advertising through its wholly-owned subsidiary, SPH MediaBoxOffice Pte Ltd, Singapore’s largest outdoor motion display advertising network media company.
SPH owns and manages Paragon, the prime retail and office complex in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore's main shopping belt. SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, is also developing a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.