Singapore, 16 July 2010 – Twelve new bloggers will join omy.sg's list of star bloggers starting today. Together with well-known personalities such as movie director Jack Neo, girl group by2 and celebrity stylist David Gan, the new star bloggers will keep omy.sg readers entertained.
The 12 bloggers, who are from diverse backgrounds, are selected by omy.sg from a pool of over 300 finalists of the Singapore Blog Awards (http://sgblogawards.omy.sg) in the past three years. The Awards is Singapore’s first and largest bilingual blog event, organised by omy.sg annually since 2008.
Among the 12 new bloggers are several models and performing artistes such as Silver Ang, 25, and Kanny Theng, 23, who have starred in local TV dramas. They are also the finalists in the Best Modeling Blog category at this year's Singapore Blog Awards. Joining them are three other model bloggers, Hong Qiuting, 23, Christine Ng, 24 and Yutaki James, 22.
In addition, there are also food bloggers like Zhou Yiwei, 24, and Ellena Guan, 35, whose colourful and yummy-looking food blogs offering recipes and food recommendations will tickle readers' taste buds and whet their appetite.
As photography is taking off in a big way in Singapore, there will also be new photo bloggers like Low Sze Ping, 30 and Leonny Atmadja, 34, to share some insights on how to capture that perfect moment.
Leonny said: “I've always wanted to reach out to a bigger audience, inspire and make a positive impact to the society through blogging. It's great that I have the support of omy.sg to help me achieve this goal.”
For beauty secrets, check out the blog by lifestyle blogger, Holly Jean Aroozoo, 29. Readers who are into things strange, weird and odd will enjoy the quirky blogs by Peter Breitkreutz, 43 and Goh Yong Wei, 18. They are the two finalists of the Best WTH (What-the-Hell) category at this year's Singapore Blog Awards.
Peter, who is delighted to be selected, said: "Being invited to be a 'star blogger' at omy.sg reinforces how welcome I've been made to feel living in Singapore. As a 'star blogger' for a mainstream popular news site such as omy.sg, I can now reach out to an entirely new readership, both locally and globally. This opportunity is absolutely huge and I am very honoured. I will save my best 'WTH' articles for omy.sg readers and subscribers!"
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In Singapore, SPH publishes 17 newspaper titles in four languages. Every day, 3 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 225 million pageviews with 14 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.sg, 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.
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Events and Outdoor Advertising
SPH’s events subsidiary Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) 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, has also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.