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Health and wellness take centrestage at largest health fair in Singapore

The Straits Times and Lianhe Zaobao bring the Health & You Exhibition to readers with Great Eastern's support


Health & You Exhibition 2012
Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre
Convention Hall 403 - 404, Level 4
4 & 5 August

Singapore, 2 August 2012 – Health & You Exhibition 2012, the largest and longest running health and wellness fair in Singapore, is back for the eighth year. It will be held at Suntec Singapore on 4 and 5 August 2012. With a wide range of health-related products and services as well as free health talks and first aid workshops, the fair is expecting to draw a crowd of more than 100,000 visitors.

Health & You Exhibition 2012 is jointly organised by The Straits Times Mind Your Body and LOHAS, the health section of Lianhe Zaobao. This year's theme is “Stay Fit, Live Great!”. 

The Guest-of-Honour of the event is Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health. He will officiate the opening ceremony on Saturday, 4 August at 9.30am.

Great Eastern
 is the Presenting Sponsor of the Health & You Exhibition, and the company's "Live Great Journey Booth" is the largest booth at the exhibition. This is the first time that Great Eastern is doing an integrated health and wellness programme, which is also noteworthy as it is an industry-first. The “Live Great” Programme comprises of five key components: Wellness Tools, Health Tips, Mobile Apps, Workshop and Events, and Exclusive Privileges. 

There are also other interesting health, nutrition and wellness products and services to look out for at this year's fair. 

  • A wide variety of health supplement and healthy drinks and food offerings for all ages
  • Healthy lifestyle choices such as the latest alkaline ionised water systems in the market, bamboo charcoal health pillow and a slew of new pain relieving products
  • Latest wellness and fitness equipment like the Power Shaper that uses its unique vibrating platform to give users a boost of energy
  • Alternative health services like Chiropratic and Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Hair and skincare offerings and more
  • Health experts and specialists will share tips at the seminar room. The capacity of the seminar room has been doubled to 100 this year has in view of the overwhelming response last year.


Exhibitors at the fair will be offering attractive discounts of as much as 50 per cent, gifts with purchase, free samples and more. To enjoy the offers, visitors simply need to cut out the coupons found in The Straits Times and Lianhe Zaobao on 4 and 5 August and present them at the respective booths. Shoppers who spend more than $20 are also entitled to redeem a free gift (while stocks last). Lucky shoppers also stand to win attractive prizes.

Besides products, services and activities for health conscious Singaporeans, Health & You Exhibition is a fair for families with young children with its popular “Kids Corner” packed with fun-filled activities for children aged 5 – 12 years old. Families with elderly would also find the fair beneficial as there will be free first aid workshops to equip them with first aid knowledge and skills needed during emergencies. For more energetic visitors, the “Game for fitness” corner will pump up their adrenaline with the newest Kinect games.

There will be lots of stage activities to entertain visitors. One of the highlights is “The Shuffle Dance Challenge” which is a hot favourite amongst teenagers and young adults. Shuffling is a style of dancing involving heel-to-toe movements which has recently been 
popularised by American electro-pop duo, LMFAO. The finals will be held on 5 August from 3.30pm to 5pmA total of $5,000 cash and shopping vouchers will be given to the 5 winning teams. Other highlights include the “Ebene Strength & flexibility Challenge” and the “New Great Singapore Workout”.

Mr Leslie Fong, Senior Executive Vice-President of SPH’s Marketing Division, said: “We are back. This should not be surprising because health and wellness requires lifelong commitment and application. It cannot be just a one-time effort. So once again, we are gathering under one roof health information as well as services and products that can help everyone lead a healthier and more fulfilling life.”

Dr Khoo Kah Siang, CEO (Singapore), Great Eastern, said: "At Great Eastern, our inspiration is our tagline ‘Life is Great!’ … and we believe that life can only be great when you enjoy good health. For this reason, we are delighted to be the title sponsor of Health & You, the largest health event in Singapore. We are passionate not only about delivering insurance solutions but also promoting a culture of healthy living for all. We are excited about our new mission, We’re no longer just a life insurance company…we are a LIFE company. And that means helping Singaporeans with their intention to live better, healthier and longer. To help the public on their Live Great journey, we recently launched our Live Great programme and take pride that we are the first in the insurance industry to offer a holistic integrated health and wellness programme of this scale. Visitors to the Great Eastern booths can learn about the programme and the exciting benefits it offers."

Media Invitation

Your reporter, photographer and video crew are cordially invited to cover the Health & You Exhibition 2012 Opening Ceremony. Details of the event can be found below. 

Health & You Exhibition 2012 Opening Ceremony

    Venue : Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Convention Hall 403 - 404, Level 4
    Date : Saturday, 4 August 2012

    Programme
    9.00am : Media Registration
    9.30am : Arrival of 
    Guest of Honour, Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health
    9.35am : Opening performance
    9.40am : Welcome Address by Mr Leslie Fong, Senior Executive Vice-President, Marketing Division, SPH
    9.45am : Speech by Dr Khoo Kah Siang, CEO, Great Eastern Life
    9.50am : Official Opening by Minster, Mr Fong and Dr Khoo
    10.00am : Minister and VIPs to tour the exhibition

    To RSVP, please contact Adrian Cheong at cheongcy@sph.com.sg or 9798-6097 before 3.00pm, Friday, 3 August.



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