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Voting for AsiaOne People's Choice Awards 2015 is now open!

Singapore, 15 December 2014 – Support your favourite brands and services in Singapore by voting for them in the AsiaOne People's Choice Awards. The annual awards, now into its seventh year, is open for voting at www.asiaone.com/pca.

Members of the public who enter their particulars stand to qualify for the weekly lucky draw. Over $4,000 worth of shopping vouchers and prizes and the latest smartphones are up for grabs.

AsiaOne People's Choice Awards 2015 has a total of 27 categories comprising Singaporeans' favourite industries such as F&B, shopping, beauty, fitness and travel. There are also two new categories: Best Online Retailer and Best Brunch Restaurant. These additional segments acknowledge popular requests by readers during last year's voting phase.

Last year, over 200,000 votes were cast over a three-month voting period, with 300 brands vying to be the favourite choice of Singaporeans. Buffet restaurant Carousel was voted as the Best Buffet Restaurant for the fifth year in a row and inducted into the AsiaOne People's Choice Awards Hall of Fame. It joined SIM Global Education and POSB Everyday Card as Singaporeans' perennial favourites.


Mr Adrian Tay, Editor of AsiaOne, said: "For the past six years, the AsiaOne People's Choice Awards has been championing the acknowledgement of outstanding brands and services. 

"Recent events have shown how easy it is for people to go online and express their unhappiness against unfair trade practices. It should be just as easy for people to acknowledge and praise brands and products that have proven to be the best in their respective areas. Our digital platforms provide the online community with the means to do so," he added.

AsiaOne is Singapore's premier news and lifestyle gateway that will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2015. This year's People's Choice Awards is AsiaOne's latest initiative to engage with readers by giving them a platform to make their voices heard. 

Voting for the seventh annual AsiaOne People's Choice Awards will close in January 2015. Winners will be announced in the first quarter of 2014.


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Sean Yap
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AsiaOne
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd 
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Adrian Cheong
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Corporate Communications & CSR Division
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
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Email: 
cheongcy@sph.com.sg

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.


Newspapers, Magazines and Book Publishing

SPH has 19 titles licensed under the Newspaper Printing and Presses Act, of which nine are daily newspapers across four languages. On an average day, 2.8 million individuals or 69 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, SPH's suite of digital products includes online editions of newspapers and magazines, as well as mobile applications. Our online products enjoy 360 million page views with 23 million unique browsers every month. Apart from AsiaOne, SPH’s online and new media initiatives include ST701, the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds (STClassifieds); Stomp, 
omy.sg and SPH Razor. Besides print, SPH newspapers are also available on online, smartphone and tablet platforms.

Broadcasting

In the radio business, SPH Radio Pte Ltd operates entertainment stations UFM 100.3 in Mandarin, as well as Kiss92 and HOT FM91.3 in English. 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.


Events and Out-of-Home Advertising

SPH’s events arm Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions as well as large scale conferences in Singapore and the region. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its digital out-of-home platform SPHMBO.


Properties

SPH REIT is a Singapore-based REIT established principally to invest, directly or indirectly, in a portfolio of income-producing real estate which is used primarily for retail purposes in Asia-Pacific, as well as real estate-related assets. SPH REIT is managed by SPH REIT Management Pte Ltd, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings Limited.

The initial portfolio of SPH REIT comprises the following two high quality and well located commercial properties in Singapore:

· Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property, well known for its upscale mall housing many luxury brands, located in the heart of Orchard Road; and 
· The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall located in the centre of Clementi town, an established residential estate in the west of Singapore.
The Seletar Mall is SPH's latest retail development and is expected to open at the end of 2014. This property is a potential asset to be injected into SPH REIT. SPH’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.

For more information, please visit 
www.sph.com.sg.