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Singapore Entertainment Awards 2012 goes regional

The awards will be presented to winners in Taiwan for the first time
 
Singapore, 15 March 2012 – Singapore Entertainment Awards 2012 (新加坡e乐大赏) makes its return for the fourth year. This year, the Awards' regional presence will be even greater as it will be held in Taiwan – the first time the Awards will be presented outside Singapore. 
 
Organised by Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) and fronted by SPH’s leading entertainment media platforms Lianhe Wanbao, Radio 100.3, U-Weekly and omy.sg, the Singapore Entertainment Awards 2012 (SEA 2012) will honour the best talents and the movers and shakers of the Asian entertainment scene in the past year. 
 
In February, judging on the "Best" categories was carried out by a panel of respected professionals in the entertainment and media industry in Singapore and the region. Public voting for the “Popular” categories will commence from 15 March. 
 
A total of 35 awards will be presented this year, across a wide spectrum of categories ranging from music, movies, dramas, radio to concerts. The complete list of Award categories is found in Appendix 1.
 
The results of the Singapore Entertainment Awards 2012 will be announced in early May 2012. Thereafter, SEA 2012 will honour the winners at the first-ever SEA Media Showcase in Taipei, one of Asia’s most vibrant entertainment cities. Invited winning artistes will be there to receive their trophies and meet the fans. 
 
Mr Robin Hu, Senior Executive Vice President of Chinese Newspapers & Newspaper Services Division, SPH, said: "The Singapore Entertainment Awards has seen great success in the past three years. This year, the Awards will be held in Taiwan for the first time, further establishing itself as a key entertainment event in the region that artistes and fans look forward to each year.”
 
As the Official Travel Partner of SEA 2012, ASA Holidays has introduced attractive tour packages to Taiwan, which includes exclusive tickets to the SEA Media Showcase which are now available for booking. Fans who are interested to catch the media showcase can contact ASA Holidays at 6303 5303 for more information. 
 
Members of the public can also head to ASA Holidays' Round the World! Travel Carnival at Level 3, Concourse of Suntec Convention Hall this weekend, 17 to 18 March, to find out more information. 
 
Voting Information
From 15 March to 19 April 2012, public voting for the 14 "Most Popular" categories can be done online at sgeawards.omy.sg or via SMS 77877 in this format: sgeawards <space> category + number <space> NRIC <space> name. 
 
The list of nominees for public voting is attached in Appendix 2
 
SEA 2012 is co-organised by My Paper and supported by other SPH print media including Lianhe Zaobao and Shin Min Daily News. 
 
 
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For more information, please contact:
 
Ms Phyllis Yeo 
Organising Committee 
Singapore Entertainment Awards 2012 
DID : 6319 1439 
 
Mr Adrian Cheong
Manager
Corporate Communications Division
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
DID : 6319 2261
 
 
About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
 
Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Southeast Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.
 
Newspapers, Magazines and Book Publishing 
In Singapore, SPH publishes 18 newspaper titles in four languages.  On an average day, 2.92 million individuals or 74 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. SPH's subsidiaries, Straits Times Press and Focus Publishing, produce quality books and periodicals in English and Chinese.
 
Internet and Mobile
Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 330 million page views with 18 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; Stomp, omy.sg, and The Straits Times RazorTV. SPH also launched The Straits Times’ iPad and enhanced iPhone applications, an Android smartphone application and The Business Times Weekend's iPad application. SPH's Chinese flagship newspaper Lianhe Zaobao has also launched its digital platforms which include a web application, as well as online and PDF versions.
 
Broadcasting
SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, 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 in Chinese and 91.3FM in English.
 
Events and Out-of-Home 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 leading Digital Out-of-Home advertising company.
 
Properties
SPH owns and manages Paragon, the prime retail and office complex in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore's main shopping belt. Its latest retail development, The Clementi Mall, started business operations in 2011. SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, has also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.