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Agoda, POSB and Qoo10 among the top winners of the AsiaOne People's Choice Awards 2016

Singapore, 21 April 2016 – Online travel service Agoda and POSB’s mobile banking were proclaimed as readers’ top picks for Best Online Travel Service and Best Mobile Banking Service in the AsiaOne People’s Choice Awards (PCA) 2016 today.
 
The Best Online Travel Service and Best Mobile Banking Service are two new categories that were added to the annual awards this year to better reflect the changing consumer trends today.

Karen Lim, Acting Editor at AsiaOne said: "When it comes to services and information, consumers are shifting online to seek out tools to help them with their decisions. Companies know this and have embraced innovative solutions to address the needs of their customers.

“With the addition of such categories, we hope to provide our readers with better choices that reflect their lifestyle today and to acknowledge companies for their digital efforts.”

Three other categories were introduced this year: Best Fashion Retailer, Best Android Phone and Best Home & Electronics Retailer. Uniqlo, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Courts garnered the most votes in these respective categories.

A total of 30 brands received the coveted nod from readers after three months of voting and close to 200,000 votes were cast in the eighth year of the awards.

California Fitness Singapore was elevated to the Hall of Fame this year, after winning the number one spot in the health and fitness category five years in a row.

Meanwhile, three brands broke through to take the top spot at categories that were previously held by Hall of Fame winners. POSB was crowned the Best Bank while INSEAD Asia Campus took home the most number of votes in the Best Private Institute category. DBS Visa Credit was voted the Best Credit Card this year.

Other winners include Mazda 3 (Best Car), Singapore Zoo (Best Local Attraction), and Singapore Airlines(Best Full-Fledged Airline).

Another first for the PCA this year is its online pop-up store in collaboration with Qoo10, which was voted as the Best Online Retailer for the second year in a row.

From April 11 until May 13, AsiaOne readers can enjoy  special discounts when they purchase the tech products nominated at the Shop the PCA Finalists microsite at www.qoo10.sg/pca2016.

Over 200 guests attended the ceremony held at the Singapore Press Holdings auditorium, where they were able to sample first-hand a selection of dishes from PCA award winner Carousel (Best Buffet Restaurant), Legendary Hong Kong roasted duck and UFC Refresh Coconut Water.

The list of top three winners for each category is below.

Best Health & Fitness Provider
California Fitness Singapore - WINNER
Amore Fitness and Boutique Spa
Fitness First
Best Android Phone
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 - WINNER
LG G4
Sony Xperia Z5
Best Shopping Centre
ION Orchard - WINNER
Nex
Vivocity
Best Home & Electronics Retailer
Courts - WINNER
Gain City 
Ikea
Best Luxury Shopping Centre
ION Orchard - WINNER
Ngee Ann City
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
Best Low-Cost Carrier
Tigerair - WINNER
Jetstar Asia
Scoot
Best Fashion Retailer
Uniqlo - WINNER
H&M
Zara
Best Full-Fledged Airline
Singapore Airlines - WINNER
Cathay Pacific
Emirates
Best Online Retailer
Qoo10 Singapore - WINNER
Lazada Singapore
Zalora Singapore
Best Online Travel Service
Agoda - WINNER
AirBnB
trivago
Best Private Institute
INSEAD Asia Campus - WINNER
Kaplan Singapore
Singapore Institute of Management
Best Hotel
Marina Bay Sands - WINNER
The Fullerton Bay Hotel
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
Best Bank
POSB Bank - WINNER
DBS Bank
OCBC Bank
Best Nightspot
Zouk - WINNER
1-Altitude
Timbre @ The Substation
Best Credit Card
DBS Visa Debit Card - WINNER
OCBC 365 Credit Card
POSB Everyday Card
Best Local Attraction
Singapore Zoo - WINNER
Gardens by the Bay
Universal Studios Singapore
Best Mobile Banking Service
POSB mBanking - WINNER
DBS mBanking
OCBC SG Mobile Banking
Best Western Restaurant
Astons Specialities - WINNER
Marche
Swensen’s
Best Car
Mazda 3 - WINNER
BMW X1
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Best Brunch Restaurant
Kuvo - WINNER
P. Bistro
Wild Honey
Best Tablet
Apple iPad Air 2 - WINNER
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0
Best Hawker Stall
Soi 19 Thai Wanton Mee - WINNER
328 Katong Laksa
Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice
Best Laptop
Apple Macbook Pro - WINNER
Alienware 15
Asus ZenBook UX305
Best Chinese Restaurant
Din Tai Fung - WINNER
Crystal Jade Palace
Jumbo Seafood Restaurant
Best Point-and-Shoot Camera
Canon PowerShot G7 X - WINNER
Nikon Coolpix S9700
Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV
Best Asian Restaurant
Thai Express - WINNER
HJH Maimunah Restaurant
Muthu’s Curry
Best DSLR Camera
Canon EOS 6D - WINNER
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Nikon D7200
Best Japanese Restaurant
Tampopo - WINNER
Ichiban Boshi
Sushi Tei
Best Smartphone
Apple iPhone 6S - WINNER
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Sony Xperia Z5
Best Buffet Restaurant
Carousel - WINNER
Buffet Town
The Line

Photos will be available on www.asiaone.com/pca/photos from April 21, 8pm onwards.

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

Ellen Joy Anastacio
Manager, Marketing & Communications, Digital Division
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: +65 6319 5104

E-mail: ellenja@sph.com.sg 

Athena Kang
Assistant Manager, Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: +65 6319 1225
E-mail: 
athenak@sph.com.sg


About the AsiaOne People's Choice Awards

The AsiaOne People's Choice Awards is the website’s initiative to give readers an opportunity to vote for their favourite products and services. It spans a wide range of categories, from food, travel, finance, automotive, tech, fashion to health and beauty.

For more information, please visit 
www.asiaone.com/pca.

About AsiaOne

AsiaOne is a news and lifestyle website which aggregates the rich content of Singapore Press Holdings’ newspapers and magazines, as well as other top publications. The site also encompasses special interest sites which cover finance, motoring, technology, health, food, and various lifestyle topics.


For more information, please visit 
www.asiaone.com.

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, ranging from print, digital, radio and out-of-home media.


SPH owns award-winning newspapers, magazines and best-selling books in both print and digital editions, as well as online classified businesses in the region. In addition, SPH has two English radio stations and one Chinese radio station, an out-of-home digital advertising unit, a regional events and conferences arm, and runs a chain of modern retail convenience stores. SPH also 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.

SPH REIT comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road and The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall. SPH's latest retail development is The Seletar Mall located in Sengkang.


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