Singapore, 20 September 2007 - omy,
most extensive, creative, interactive and entertaining bilingual web
portal, will be launched on 25 September 2007.
Two weeks before its public launch, the portal’s publicity campaign has
already created a buzz in the online community with the online teaser
game 75858 抢先拍
at the omy
launched on 13 September, requires players to snap photos with their
computer mouse to capture various incidents on an illustrated
landscape. Players earn points at the end of the game. The top ten
players, to be announced on 25 September, will walk away with Sony
Ericsson mobile phones. 75858
is omy’s SMS hotline number. Users can send their news lead or photos to this number.
More than 5000 registered users have played the online game since its
launch. The game will be up till 11.59pm on 24 September. The actual omy
website will then go "live" at 12am on 25 September.
the latest new media venture by leading media group Singapore Press
Holdings (SPH). The bilingual news and interactive portal provides the
latest news and infotainment for web-savvy users and provides them the
opportunity to generate news content by becoming citizen journalists.
Geared towards online users between the age of 18 and 35 years, omy
an exciting range of editorial content. This includes the latest news
on current issues, lifestyle vodcasts on fashion, beauty, IT, shopping
and showbiz. There will also be a section called Y-Zone managed by
users through new media channels such as SMS, MMS, vodcast, podcast,
Internet forum and blogs. It empowers users by giving them an
interactive platform to share their views and opinions with other users.
The easy-to-use portal provides a navigation-friendly environment even
for users who are not familiar with surfing the Internet in Chinese.
Mr Chua Chim Kang, the Editor of omy,
says: "We hope users will like this new space that we have created. omy
report the news from different angles, and look at issues from
different perspectives. Users will find that there are many ways to
package information. We will strengthen our bonds with our users by
constantly interacting with them, understanding them, and becoming one
of them. With users’ participation, omy
will continue to grow and evolve."
There are 12 sections in omy
news, citizen journalism, showbiz, My Lifestyle, Eat!, Multimedia,
Playground, Showtime, Y-zone, Forum, Blog and Lobang.
It offers the hottest local and international news of the day. In addition to its own editorial team, omy
is also backed by SPH’s group of Chinese newspapers. News content are drawn from all SPH’s Chinese newspapers and magazines.
users are encouraged to be part of the editorial team
by submitting news leads or photographs to the bilingual site.
From the hottest news in the entertainment scene to the latest movie
trailers and music reviews, Showbiz has it all.
Watch vodcasts on the latest fashion, beauty, IT, cars, shopping and other lifestyle trends.
A section on eating places and food including vodcasts and articles.
There is also a food search function using names of dishes and venues
as key words.
A one-stop media centre for users looking for multimedia content. All
the vodcasts, podcasts and photo galleries are "housed" and archived
Powered by Google Earth, this section offers geoblogging function,
which allows blogging onto geographical locations. On a virtual map of
Singapore, users can put up their "lobangs" or shopping tips at places
where they can get the best buys from apparels, furniture, IT products
to food. Other users can also comment and rate these postings.
Users can submit their videos and photos here to be rated by other users.
Living up to its name, this cyber playground offers 100 free-to-play
online flash games that are constantly updated. Fans of English Premier
League soccer matches can participate in the score prediction game and
earn points that can be exchanged for prizes. There is also daily
This is a newsroom managed by student journalists from various tertiary
institutions. The young reporters write about topics and issues
concerning young users.
Find the blogs of your favourite omy
here, as well as celebrity blogs by the likes of David Gan who offers
fashion and styling tips. Blogs of celebrity fan clubs like those
supporting Jay Chou, S.H.E and Wang Lee Hom can also be found here.
A place for users to air their views in both English and Chinese.
Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Limited
Co. Regn. No: 198402868E
For more information, please contact:
Tan Leng Tuan
Singapore Press Holdings
Tel: 6319 2356/ 9127 5408 (mobile)
Singapore Press Holdings
Tel: 6319 1028/ 9697 8208 (mobile)
About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Newspapers and Magazines
Main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is the leading
media company in Singapore, delivering news and information through
print, Internet and broadcasting platforms. In Singapore, it publishes
14 newspapers in four languages. Every day, 2.7 million individuals or
83 percent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH’s news
publications. SPH also publishes over 90 magazine titles in Singapore
and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to
Internet and Mobile
Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 110
million pageviews with 7 million unique visitors every month. Apart
from SPH AsiaOne portal, SPH´s online and new media initiatives include
a revolutionary mobile advertising and information service, ZapCode;
recruitment and job search service, ST701; and STOMP (Straits Times
Online Mobile Print), a portal that connects, engages and interacts
with readers on the Web and via mobile phone messaging.
SPH has a 20 percent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which
operates free-to-air channels 5, 8, U and TV Mobile, and a 40 percent
stake in MediaCorp Press Pte Ltd, which publishes the free newspaper,
Today. In the radio business, SPH has a 80 percent stake in SPH
UnionWorks Pte Ltd, which operates entertainment stations Radio 100.3
FM in Mandarin and Radio 91.3 FM in English.
In addition, SPH has ventured into outdoor advertising through its
wholly-owned subsidiary, SPH MediaBoxOffice Pte Ltd, Singapore´s
largest outdoor motion display advertising network media company, and a
35 percent stake in TOM Outdoor Media Group, a leading outdoor
advertising company in China.
SPH owns and manages Paragon, the prime retail and office complex in
the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore’s main shopping belt. SPH’s
wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, is also developing
a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson