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Inaugural jobs fair and fashion showcase by STJobs and STClassifieds


Singapore, 26 July 2012 – Singapore Press Holdings' STJobs and STClassifieds are organising their respective inaugural big-scale events at Suntec Exhibition Halls 402 to 404 this coming weekend (28 and 29 July). 

STJobs Career & Development 2012

At Suntec Exhibition Halls 403 and 404, the STJobs Career & Development 2012 will feature close to 200 exhibitors from various industries, offering over 1000 employment opportunities that range from fresh graduate to senior management levels. Participating brand-name employers include Singapore Airlines, McDonald's, Banyan Tree, DFS, PSA and OCBC.

One of Singapore’s biggest career fairs, the STJobs Career & Development fair sets itself apart by incorporating a carnival-like atmosphere within the halls. There will be four zones dedicated to fun career-related activities just for job seekers. 

Zone 1 - 'Find My Dream Job' or the STJobs booth, where job seekers are encouraged to find out how STJobs can help them in their job seeking aspirations, and also to take a fun photo at the neighbouring SPH booth;

Zone 2 - ‘Make-me-over’ where visitors can impress their potential employers with a new professional image via a short makeup and hairstyling session followed by a passport photoshoot;

Zone 3 - ‘Discover Myself’ a zone with 3 distinct activities - Psychometric Assessment, Tarot Card Reading, Resume Clinic; 

Zone 4 - ‘Enrich Me' where visitors are treated to free seminars that cover topics from career prospects in a niche industry to reinventing your career.

There is also a daily lucky draw where prizes such as iPads and dining vouchers from Fish & Co, Les Amis and Sakae Sushi are up for grabs.

Mr Johnson Goh, Vice President and Head of Online Classifieds, ST701, said: “For STJobs’ first big-scale event, we have pulled together all resources to offer job seekers, employers and training providers an on-ground platform to congregate, mingle and network. Through this fair, we hope to reach out to more hiring companies and job seekers to add on to our growing database."

For more information about the fair, please visit

STClassifieds Fashion & IT Showcase 2012

STClassifieds’ first fashion and technology showcase will be held at Suntec Exhibition Hall 402 on the same weekend. It features over 40 established online retailers, up and coming local designers and popular blogshops gathered in a single venue, serving up an assortment of activities, deals and promotions.

The majority of the exhibitors will be located at the Fashion Pavilion, where they will show off their most eye-catching fashion items such as self-manufactured apparel, bespoke accessories and whimsical jewellery. The exhibitors include Her Velvet Vase, Ohvola, Riot Loco, Catwalkclose, Earl Grey Party, modparade and The Scarlet Room. Multi Media Integrated, the sole IT exhibitor, will offer fashionable buys in the form of trendy IT gadgets and accessories at the IT Pavilion.

Visitors to the showcase will find plenty to see, browse and buy. Apart from receiving a goodie bag and showcase brochure upon entry, avid shoppers will also be able to enjoy promotions at selected merchant exhibitors such as free gifts with minimum spend, mystery bags and discounts for redemption on the spot.

One of the highlights at the STClassifieds Fashion & IT Showcase 2012 is the STClassifieds Fashion Runway. Twelve online fashion exhibitors will feature 120 signature looks over the two days. The faces behind these online shops such as Her Velvet Vase and Ohvola will also share the inspiration behind their creations and individual success stories of setting up their fashion empires.

Audiences who pre-register for the Fashion Runway will be entitled to a VIP goodie bag consisting of special vouchers from merchants and sponsors. Fashion bloggers are invited to grace the Fashion Runway to blog about the event live. The best blog entry (both pre and post-event) will win a Bolle Smartphone Photo Printer worth $299. 

Another not-to-be-missed segment is the finale of the 'I'M A FASHIONISTA' contest. In early July, STClassifieds invited fashionistas to submit their most stylish looks via Instagram with the hashtag #STFashionista. 

A guerrilla marketing campaign was also carried out in Orchard Road, Somerset and Haji Lane to spot fashionistas on the street. The contest attracted 508 entries, from which the top ten have been chosen to strut their stuff on the runway on 29 July.

The top three winners will walk away with $2,000 cash, $500 Zara vouchers and a $300 H&M Gift card respectively. Judging criteria is 30 per cent professional judging and 70 per cent Facebook voting. The judging panel includes the co-founder of Ohvola, Ms Lucinda Zhou; the owner of Her Velvet Vase, Ms Clare Chan; and fashion blogger, Ms Hosanna Swee.

At the STClassifieds booth, visitors can browse for more fantastic buys and purchase exclusive out-of-stock items at discounted prices. Visitors can also drop their brochure stubs in the lucky draw box at the booth to win a Kate Spade tote (on Saturday) or a Marc By Marc Jacobs bag (on Sunday). 

For more information, please visit


Media Invitation

STJobs and STClassifieds would like to cordially invite you and your photographer/videographer to cover the opening ceremony on 28 July, Saturday.

Please RSVP latest by 27 July, Friday, 5pm, to Shuzhen at / 6319 8927 or Gary at / 6319 1225.

Details of Opening Ceremony

Date: 28 July 2012, Saturday
Time: 9.30am - 11am
Venue: Entrance arch of Suntec Exhibition Hall 404


9.30am Arrival of guests
9.45am Welcome address by emcee
9.47am Welcome address by Mr Johnson Goh, Vice President and Head of Online Classifieds, ST701
9.55am Opening ceremony
10.10am Tour of exhibition area
11am End

Event Details

STJobs Career & Development 2012
Date: 28 & 29 July 2012 
Time: 10am - 8pm
Venue: Suntec Exhibition Halls 403 & 404
Admission: Free (Sat - Open to all; Sun - Singaporeans & PRs only)

STClassifieds Fashion & IT Showcase 2012
Date: 28 & 29 July 2012 
Time: 10am - 8pm
Venue: Suntec Exhibition Hall 402
Admission: Free

Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
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Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
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For more information, please contact:

Lin Shuzhen
Assistant Communications Manager 
DID: 6319 8927

Gary Yeo 
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 1225

About STJobs

Since our debut on 24 March 2006, STJobs (previously ST701 Jobs) has been an engaging, trusted and relevant online portal to both job seekers and employers. 
In March 2012, the online jobs portal was unveiled under a new name after a revamp and officially launched in June 2012 with a series of print, online and on ground campaigns. To date, the online portal has seen more than 10 million page views with over 500, 000 registered job seekers and 50, 000 hiring employers. 

These outstanding figures are attributed by unique job hunting and candidate seeking features such as job matching technology, resume scan and huge number of direct employer job listings that span a wide range of industries and cover a spectrum of full-time, part-time and temporary positions.

About STClassifieds

Making its appearance only in 2007, STClassifieds (previously known as ST701 Shops) has grown rapidly to become a leading classifieds portal trusted by many.

Starting out as one of four diverse verticals under the ST701 brand, STClassifieds is now a unique collaboration of General Classifieds, Directory and Search Engine Marketing (SEM) services.

Conceptualised as a consumer-to-consumer marketplace, STClassifieds is a comprehensive database of merchants and up-to-date business listings in Singapore. Helmed by a dedicated team, STClassifieds is constantly updated to reflect the ever-changing needs and wants of consumers.

Bringing online shopping to a new dimension, STClassifieds has seamlessly integrated PayPal and eNets into its portal to provide consumers with a more enhanced browsing experience, backed by our extensive range of offerings.

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 UFM 100.3 in Mandarin, as well as Kiss 92 and HOT FM91.3 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.