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Great Eastern is Presenting Sponsor for Health & You 2012

Singapore, 22 June 2012 – For the first time, Great Eastern will be the Presenting Sponsor for Singapore’s largest health exhibition, Health & You, jointly organised by The Straits Times Mind Your Body and Lianhe Zaobao LOHAS.

To be held on 4 and 5 August at Suntec Singapore, the exhibition, with its theme of ‘Stay Fit, Live Great!’ is expected to attract more than 100,000 visitors over the weekend. Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health, will be the Guest-of-Honour at the opening ceremony.

Now in its eighth edition, Health & You has grown in scale each year and has become Singapore’s largest health and wellness exhibition. 

Mr Leslie Fong, Senior Executive Vice-President of SPH’s Marketing Division, 
said: “I am happy to welcome Great Eastern as our new partner in this worthwhile endeavour. It is our privilege to work together with Great Eastern to help promote greater consciousness among Singaporeans of the need to stay fit and healthy - and to make that their lifelong commitment.”

Dr Khoo Kah Siang, CEO (Singapore), Great Eastern, said: “We are delighted to be the presenting sponsor for Singapore’s premier health and wellness event. At Great Eastern, we’re no longer just a life insurance company, but a Life company. We have gone beyond the traditional role of an insurance company to actively help our customers live better, healthier and longer. We believe that while insurance is important, it can never replace what matters most to your family, which is you.

To help our customers on their Live Great journey, we introduced our Live Great programme, the first integrated health and wellness programme of its kind comprising five components – wellness tools, health tips, mobile apps, workshops and events as well as exclusive privileges.

Health & You 2012 is an excellent platform for Great Eastern to promote health and wellness to not only our customers, but to all Singaporeans from all walks of life and of all ages. There will be something for everyone.”

Health & You is an annual exhibition by The Straits Times Mind Your Body and Lianhe Zaobao LOHAS to engage health-conscious readers as well as their loved ones. Readers get the convenience of being at a single-venue health and wellness mega-marketplace with a wide range of information, products and services, and also get to experience healthy activities suitable for all ages. 

Visitors will find three different sections at the exhibition: 
a) Marketplace – a popular section showcasing health food and supplements, as well as health and wellness services
b) Kids Corner – another popular section with fun-filled activities for children
c) Presentation Rooms – visitors will get to attend various health-related talks and seminars in two different rooms. In view of the overwhelming response last year, the seating capacity of the two rooms have been increased from 50 to to 100 seats.

Visitors to the Great Eastern booth can look forward to an exciting array of activities, including health checks using its unique Wellness Profiling tool and an Intention Wall where they can pledge their intentions for their loved ones. The young can participate in art and soccer clinics while ladies can enjoy special rates and goodies bags when they sign up for the Great Eastern Women’s Run to be held in November. The more energetic can participate in the Shuffling Dance Contest and stand to win attractive prizes. 

Another highlight will be the Live Great Health Journal Race where customers who patronise the booths of Great Eastern’s Live Great partners will have their journal stamped and upon completion, receive a special gift.

At the exhibition, visitors can sign up for the Great Eastern Live Great card which they can use to enjoy privileges not only at the event but also for the next six months from 140 merchants at over 1,000 outlets in the region. They can also learn more about health insurance and health and wellness from leading professionals.

Health & You 2012 event details

Date : 4 – 5 August 2012 (Saturday and Sunday)
Venue : Suntec Singapore Exhibition Halls 403-404
Opening hours : 10am – 8pm daily
Admissions : Free 

For more information, please contact:

Tan Seck Geok

Group Corporate Communications
Great Eastern

Tel: (65) 6248 2215

Iris Oei

Assistant Manager
Group Corporate Communcations
Great Eastern
Tel: (65) 6248 2301

Adrian Cheong

Corporate Communications
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
Tel: (65) 6319 2261

About Great Eastern

Great Eastern is the oldest and most established life insurance group in Singapore and Malaysia. With $57 billion in assets and around 4.0 million policyholders, it has two successful distribution channels – the tied agency force and bancassurance. The Company also operates in China, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Brunei. Great Eastern Life Assurance Company Limited has been assigned the financial strength and counterparty credit ratings of 'AA-' by Standard & Poor's, one of the highest among Asian life insurance companies. It was voted Life Insurer of the Year at the Asia Insurance Industry Awards 2011 by Asia Insurance Review. Great Eastern's asset management subsidiary, Lion Global Investors Limited, is one of the largest private sector asset management companies in Southeast Asia.

Great Eastern is a subsidiary of OCBC Bank, the second largest financial services group in Southeast Asia by assets. It is one of the world's most highly-rated banks, with an Aa1 rating from Moody's. It is also ranked by Bloomberg Markets as the world's strongest bank in 2011 and 2012. OCBC Bank's key markets are Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Greater China. It has a network of over 500 branches and representative offices in 15 countries and territories, including about 400 branches and offices in Indonesia operated by its subsidiary, Bank OCBC NISP.

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,, 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.

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.

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.