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SPH Magazines clinches gold in 2012 Tabbie Awards

Singapore, 1 Aug 2012 – Singapore Nautilus, a magazine published by SPH Magazines Pte Ltd (“SPH Magazines”) on behalf of Singapore Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), clinched two gold awards at the recent 2012 Tabbie Awards. The awards, a leading international competition for trade, association and business publications, received nearly 500 entries this year. 

Singapore Nautilus bagged a Gold Award in the Best Single Issue category. Judges praised the magazine for its ‘use of a single graphic concept to convey a heavy subject matter in a very readable, interesting way’. They also commented: “Singapore Nautilus is not what you’d expect from a maritime magazine. Its look is crisp, fresh and engaging to the reader. Its articles are deep and thought-provoking and are highly useful and targeted to its audience. From cover to cover, Singapore Nautilus is a treasure to read and look at.”

The magazine also received a Gold Award for Feature Design, winning praise from the judging panel for its ‘variety of elements, colour and font choices’ and a ‘well designed layout’. 

This is the second time Singapore Nautilus has been honoured at the Tabbie Awards. Last year, it clinched a Gold and two Honourable Mentions. More recently, the magazine garnered recognition in the 2012 APEX Awards with an Award of Excellence in Illustration and Typography.

Mr Dennis Pua, Managing Director, SPH Magazines, said: “It’s wonderful recognition for the team. These awards are a testament to the international quality of our work and we will continue to deliver engaging publications that meet the business objectives of our clients.” 

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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