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SPH Magazines gives Ascendas' publication a fresh new look

Singapore, 27 July 2012 – SPH Magazines has just released the new and refreshed ASCENT, a lifestyle publication of Ascendas Pte Ltd. The quarterly magazine sports a new look and feel, together with fresh content on design, art and architecture, creative solutions for use of business or office space, as well as lifestyle trends.

With a circulation of 5,000, ASCENT also provides readers, comprising Ascendas’ local and overseas customers and partners, with updates on the company’s new initiatives and developments. Ascendas is a leading provider and innovator of business space solutions across Asia.

Mr Dennis Pua, Managing Director, SPH Magazines, said: “We are excited to be working with Ascendas and are confident that ASCENT magazine will be an engaging publication that reflects the essence and vision of such a forward-thinking company.”

Ms Chong Siak Ching, President and CEO of Ascendas, said: “After 10 years of a very successful newsletter, we are excited to introduce the new ASCENT magazine. Drawing on SPH Magazines' wealth of expertise and experience in publishing, we hope the new ASCENT magazine, with its refreshed design and content, will engage and appeal to our readers."

SPH Magazines is the appointed publishing agent for a diverse range of companies and organisations in the private and public sector. Its Custom Publishing unit offers expertise in all areas of publishing, from developing editorial content and design concepts to advertising sales, printing and distribution, and new media.


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About SPH Magazines

A leading publisher in Singapore and the region, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of media organisation Singapore Press Holdings Limited. 

With a proven track record for sterling editorial content, award-winning designs and creative solutions, SPH Magazines raises the bar as a dynamic publisher. In its stable are about 100 titles in the region, in English, Chinese and other languages, covering lifestyle, fashion, beauty, society, bridal, health, men's lifestyle, automobile, parenting, decor, new media and business. All the newsstand publications, including flagship title Her World, and other titles such as Female, Cleo, The Women's Weekly, Harper's BAZAAR, Cosmopolitan, The Peak, Home & Decor, Nuyou, Torque and HWM are among the highest-circulating titles and best-read in their respective lifestyle categories.

In addition, websites such as and have extended its reach online, engaging readers with interactive content, capturing audience beyond print. 

SPH Magazines' established editorial unit provides excellent custom publishing services to major corporate clients by producing custom lifestyle magazines, newsletters and other collaterals to meet their business needs. clickTRUE Pte Ltd, an associate company of SPH Magazines, is a Pay Per Performance online marketing company specialising in Online Media Planning, Search Engine Marketing and Optimisation, Web Analytics Consultancy and Landing Page Optimisation. 

With a vision to continue regional growth, SPH Magazines is set to hold a leading position in publishing in Asia, with a presence in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, The Philippines and Vietnam. 

In line with this vision, SPH Magazines acquired 34% of WhiteWave Media Group (formerly known as Antarctica Interactive Private Limited). It is an integrated luxury media company which owns online publications, as well as the luxury print BACCARAT Magazine in Hong Kong. Other titles include LP-Luxury Properties, Action Asia, Asia-Pacific Boating, China Boating, JET Asia Pacific and AsiaSpa published through wholly owned subsidiary, Blu Inc Media, in China and Hong Kong. 

As a Publisher of Choice, SPH Magazines aims to deliver the best to meet the diverse needs and interests of readers and advertisers.

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Ascendas in Asia

Ascendas is Asia’s leading provider of business space solutions with more than 30 years of experience across the region. Based in Singapore, Ascendas has built a strong regional presence and serves a global clientele of over 2,400 customers in 10 countries including Singapore, China, India, South Korea, South East Asia (including Vietnam, Malaysia and Philippines) and Australia.

Ascendas specializes in masterplanning, developing, managing and marketing IT parks, industrial & logistics parks, business parks, science parks, hi-tech facilities, office and retail space. Ascendas is also spearheading new concepts such as integrated communities and solutions, seamlessly combining high-quality business, lifestyle, retail and hotel spaces to create conducive human-centric work-live-play-learn environments. Its flagships include the Singapore Science Park, International Tech Park Bangalore in India, Dalian-Ascendas IT Park in China and Carmelray Industrial Park II in the Philippines. Ascendas provides end-to-end real estate solutions, assisting corporate customers through the entire real estate process.

In November 2002, Ascendas launched Singapore’s first business space trust, Ascendas Real Estate Investment Trust (A-REIT), and in August 2007, Ascendas India Trust (a-iTrust) was launched as Asia’s first listed Indian property trust. Besides managing listed real estate funds, Ascendas has also demonstrated its strengths in real estate fund management with a series of private funds with commercial and industrial assets across Asia.