Singapore, 26 September 2008 - Singapore’s leading bilingual-friendly news and entertainment web portal, omy.sg, celebrates its first anniversary with a series of fun, entertaining and exciting activities.
The celebration campaign, which will last till 25 October 2008, is named "一FUN风顺" or "smooth sailing fun throughout". It signifies omy’s growth from strength to strength as one of Singapore’s top interactive portals, known for its fun and entertaining content and crew members. More than $20,000 in cash and prizes, including product vouchers, will be given out over the duration of the campaign.
As an indication of its success, omy currently enjoys an average of more than 6 million page views and 220,000 unique visitors monthly (figures via Nielsen NetRatings, Sept 2008).
Chua Chim Kang, Editor of omy, said: "The number of users on omy has grown tremendously in just one year. This shows that local netizens support a creative, free and intelligent interactive web portal. My team and I will continue to build on the strong foundation, and explore as well as create more possibilities for our fans."
More lobangs for everyONE
Visitors to omy.sg are invited to take part in the "The ONE Game". All users need to do is to register for a square and try to outwit the rest and conquer the squares with prizes. With only one move of the square a day, the earlier users register and play, the higher their chances of winning. Winners stand to win a total of $10,000 in cash and $10,000 worth of products and vouchers!
The popular Showbiz section (showbiz.omy.sg) will be giving away prizes daily to one lucky winner who correctly answers the question-of-the-day found in the section.
Have FUN with omy
Selected news contributed by the netizens in the Citizen Journalism section (cj.omy.sg) over the past year will be brought back for users to decide which they like best. Voters stand to win Creative Vado players.
Fans of omy who like to showcase their talent can join in the challenge found in the Showtime section (showtime.omy.sg). Users are invited to submit 10 second vodcasts to entertain the audience. The winner walks away with $200 worth of shopping vouchers and a SmartQ portable media player.
Those who like to share a joke or two on the Web can call the omy hotline 1800-777-5858 to share jokes and vie for the title of "The Ultimate Joker" on omy’s first anniversary blog (blog.omy.sg/birthday). Participants stand to win $500 in shopping vouchers.
Spot fun activities, fun shopping locations and places to have fun! Share it with omy users on lifestyle.omy.sg and stand a chance to win $500 worth of shopping vouchers!
Joining in the fun are omy team members who will turn "newscasters" for a day, with specially produced in-house news clips to entertain fans. Viewers can catch them in action in the News section (news.omy.sg) and vote for their favourite. Voters stand to win a Creative Vado player and $400 worth of shopping vouchers. News has never been so much fun!
omy’s first anniversary guarantees a whole month of fun for both loyal omy visitors and new users!
For more information, log on to www.omy.sg.
Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Co. Regn. No. 198402868E
For media enquiries, please contact:
Online Marketing Executive
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Corporate Communications Division
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
omy (www.omy.sg) is Singapore’s first bilingual-friendly (Mandarin and English) news and interactive web portal by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH). Launched on 25 September 2007, the portal provides the latest news and infotainment for web-savvy users who want to be engaged and involved with the news they read. Currently, omy enjoys over 6 million page views* per month and is one of the top news/entertainment/blog sites in Singapore.
Source: (*Nielsen NetRatings, Sep 2008)
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, 2.9 million individuals or 81 percent 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.
Internet and Mobile
Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 150 million pageviews with 9 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; local search and directory engine, rednano.sg; STOMP (Straits Times Online Mobile Print), a portal that connects, engages and interacts with readers on the Web and via mobile phone messaging and The Straits Times RazorTV, a free access interactive webcast service offering live chat shows and video on demand clips.
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 Road.