Singapore, 5 October 2007 - omy (www.omy.sg),
Singapore’s first bilingual news and interactive web portal, is
inviting the public to experience the site personally at a full-day
event of fun and activities at VivoCity, Amphitheatre Level 3 tomorrow (6 October 2007).
of navigating the website alone at home, the public is encouraged to go
to this outdoor event and win attractive prizes. There will be
celebrity appearances by omy bloggers, and performances by local
singers Tay Kewei, Paul Twohill, Vin of Jing Bao Yue Tuan (静爆乐团) and
Shinya, ex-lead singer of mando visual rock band, Lucify.
Hosted by Radio 100.3FM deejays Christie (小猪) and
Kenneth (坚文), the event will have various activity zones to highlight
selected sections of omy.sg. For
instance, a mini golf course in the shape of Singapore Island will
offer participants the chance to experience the Lobang section of omy
while a goalpost at the Playground section will allow them to score
Since its launch on September 25, omy.sg captured
more than 1.3 million pageviews in just seven days and enjoyed an
average of more than 11,000 unique visitors daily.
Mr Chua Chim Kang, Editor of omy, said: "These
figures are very encouraging and if we keep this up, we can achieve our
initial target of 3 million pageviews for the first month. This omy
public event at Vivocity is a good way for us to thank our users for
their strong support as well as to introduce omy to more people."
the latest new media venture by leading media group Singapore Press
Holdings Ltd (SPH). The user-friendly bilingual portal is easy to
navigate, even for users unfamiliar with surfing Chinese sites on the
Targeted at online users from 18 to 35 years old, omy
engages users through various new media channels that they are familiar
with, that is, via SMS, MMS, vodcast, podcast, Internet forum and
blogs. It empowers users by providing an interactive platform for them
to share their views and opinions with other users, as well as the omy editorial team. Programme Schedule
For those who prefer visuals to text, omyoffers
an interesting range of vodcast content such as current issues,
lifestyle, fashion, beauty, IT, shopping and show business. There are
also exciting online games for those who like challenges, and other
interactive features such as geoblogging (blogging based on
geographical locations), bilingual forums and sections for users to
submit their own videos and photographs.
@1.00pm Talkshow with omy bloggers, 蔡深江
, Radio 100.3FM DJ, 黄文鸿
@2.00pm Celebrity stylist Addy Lee
from Monsoon Group
@3.00pm Sing-a-long with popular blogger and rising star, 郑可为
@3.15pm Join the omy wet-balloon game
Stay dry to win Club Med package for 2 to Cherating Beach
@3.30pm Hip Hop with breakdancing crew, Radical Force
@3.45pm Paul Twohill
@4.00pm Pop the most balloons and win Club Med package for 2 to Bali
@4.45pm Vin (lead singer of 静爆乐团 )
and Shinya (ex-lead singer of Lucify)
@5.00pm Join Beatboxer Stitch
beatboxing on stage
@5.15pm Paul Twohill is back on stage for another performance
@5.30pm Stay on for more stage games
Grab the chance to win Club Med Travel package to Kani, Maldives
@6.00pm Event ends
More on omy
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. omy,
addition to its own editorial team, also has the strong backing of
SPH’s group of Chinese newspapers. News content are incorporated from
all SPH’s Chinese newspapers.
omy users are encouraged to become an editorial staff 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.
Vodcasts on the latest fashion, beauty, IT, Cars, shopping and other lifestyle trends are uploaded.
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 who are looking for visual content.
All the vodcasts, podcasts and photo galleries are "housed" and
Powered by Google Earth, this section offers users a virtual map of
Singapore to share all their "lobangs" such as food reviews, bloggers’
and users’ comments on the latest happenings.
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 which are constantly updated. Fans of English
Premier League soccer matches can participate in the score prediction
game where users earn points to exchange for prizes. There is also
daily horoscope readings.
This is a newsroom managed by student journalists from various tertiary
institutions. They will write on youth topics for the younger users.
Blogs of your various omy journalists can be found here, as well as
celebrity blogs such as David Gan who offers hairstyling tips. You can
also find blogs of various celebrity fan clubs from Jay Chou, S.H.E and
Wang Lee Hom.
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:
Online Marketing Executive
Singapore Press Holdings
Tel: 6319 2490
Singapore Press Holdings
Tel: 6319 1028
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 100
million pageviews with 6 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;
online marketplace for products, services and employment, ST701;
STOMP (Straits Times Online Mobile Print), a portal that connects,
engages and interacts with readers on the Web and via mobile phone
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
in Mandarin and Radio 91.3 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