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Dunk Modelling Bloggers for Charity and stand to win a trip to Tokyo

Singapore, 31 July 2009 – The voting for omy.sg’s Singapore Blog Awards 2009 (http://sgblogawards.omy.sg) closes today, but the fun does not stop here. In collaboration with Tan Chong Motor, ten gorgeous modelling bloggers will be doing their part for charity this weekend at the Bukit Timah and Ubi Nissan showrooms by offering themselves to be dunked into water at the Nissan Summer Car Wash event.

Participating bloggers include three finalists in the Best Modelling Blog category, Celestina Tiew, Miyake Maggie Ng and Naomi Liu.

Customers can contribute $2 for a chance to throw balls and dunk these ladies into the water. All proceeds will be channelled to the Straits Times Pocket Money Fund. For every donation made, customers will also increase their chances to win a pair of tickets to Tokyo.

“There’s nothing better than being able to help a charitable cause and have fun at the same time,” says full-time blogger,Holly Jean Aroozoo, 28, one of the participating blogger who is also a finalist in the Best Lifestyle Blog category.

Other than the dunking game, the Nissan Summer Car Wash event also includes other wet and fun activities for the whole family:

    - 10 cents car wash

    - Spongy Summer Sponge

    - Summer Super Shooter

More details on the event can be found on the official Singapore Blog Awards website – http://sgblogawards.omy.sg

Event details:

1 and 2 August

Nissan Bukit Timah and Ubi Showroom

911 Bukit TImah Road and 19 Ubi Road 4

Modelling Bloggers Dunking Schedule:

Bukit Timah on 1 Aug
2pm - 3pm: Naomi Liu
www.naomiliu.blogspot.com (Best Modelling Blog Finalist)
3pm - 4pm: Winnie Heng
www.myfatpocket.com/roaringqueen

Bukit Timah on 2 Aug
2pm - 3pm: Miyake Maggie Ng
www.myfatpocket.com/miyake/ (Best Modelling Blog Finalist)
3pm - 4pm: Celestina Tiew
www.myfatpocket.com/celestina (Best Modelling Blog Finalist)
4pm - 5pm: Elaine Yuki
www.myfatpocket.com/elaineyuki/

Ubi on 1 Aug
2pm - 3pm: Ariel Suey
www.meiqi-x.blogspot.com
3pm - 4pm: Michelle Qiu
www.subtly-michelle.blogspot.com

Ubi on 2 Aug
2pm - 3pm: Chantelle Quek
www.datingcupid.blogspot.com
3pm - 4pm: Holly Jean
www.holly--jean.blogspot.com (Best LifestyleBlog Finalist)
4pm - 5pm: Shenny Yang
www.shennyyang.blogspot.com

Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Co. Regn. No. 198402868E

For more information, please contact:

Alvin Lim
Assistant Manager, Online Marketing
www.omy.sg
Singapore Press Holdings
Tel: 6319 2490
Mobile: 9730 1792
Email:
mahys@sph.com.sg

Sherlyn Yap
Executive
Corporate Communications Division
Singapore Press Holdings
Tel: 6319 1226
Mobile: 9177 0747
Email:
syap@sph.com.sg

 

About Singapore Blog Awards 2009
Organised by omy (www.omy.sg), a bilingual news and interactive web portal by Southeast Asia's leading media organisation Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH), the Awards honour “new-age wordsmiths” who devote their time and energy to create and maintain informative and innovative blogs.
There are ten main categories in the awards: Most Insightful Blog, Best LOL (laugh-out-loud) Blog, Best Individual Blog, Best e-Commerce Blog, Best Photography Blog, EASB (East Asia Institute of Management) Best Youth Blog, Best Lifestyle Blog, Best Modelling Blog, Best WTH (what-the-hell) Blog and Best Food Blog.

Voting for the Singapore Blog Awards closes today at 2359hrs – http://sgblogawards.omy.sg. Voters stand to win attractive prizes like portable hard disks and video cameras.

The judges this year are Mr Man Shu Sum, CEO of Mark Burnett Asia; Mr Kelvin Tong and Mr Royston Tan, both Singapore movie directors; Ms Kuo Jian Hong, Co-Artistic Director of The Theatre Practice; Ms Anna Lim, Radio 100.3FM deejay; Mr Josh Lim, Managing Director of Advertlets; Mr U-Zyn Chua,CEO of Ping.sg; Mr Samuel Ng, CEO of Marine Parade Family Service Centre; Ms Xiao Han, Director and Lyricist of Funkie Monkies Productions and Mr Chua Chim Kang, Editor of
omy.sg and Lianhe Wanbao.

The winners will be crowned at a closing ceremony, with details to be announced later. The winner of each category will walk away with a custom-designed trophy created by Singapore Cultural Medallion winner Mr Tan Swie Hian and a variety of sponsored prizes.

All bloggers and voters stand to win a total of over $20,000 worth of prizes by participating in the Awards. Prizes include mobile phones, shopping vouchers, overseas hotel accommodation packages, food products and more.

The Singapore Blog Awards 2009 is sponsored by the East Asia Institute of Management (EASB), United International Pictures (UIP), National Heritage Board (NHB), Asia Web Direct, Koka, ST701, HTC and Play Smart Pte. Ltd. It is supported by local search and directory service, Rednano and two blog networks, Advertlets.com and Ping.sg.


About omy
omy.sg (online mobile for the young) is Singapore's first bilingual-friendly (Mandarin and English) news and interactive web portal by leading media group Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH), primarily targeted at online users from 18 to 35 years old. Launched on 25 September 2007, the portal provides the latest news and infotainment for web-savvy users. omy.sg currently enjoys more than 8 million page views per month* and is one of the top news/entertainment/blog sites in Singapore.

With its unique features such as text-to-speech function and hanyu pinyin rollover for news articles, omy.sg
is easy to navigate, even for users unfamiliar with surfing Chinese sites on the Internet. It engages users through various new media channels that they are familiar with -- via SMS, MMS, vodcast, podcast, Internet forums and blogs. omy.sg empowers users by providing an interactive platform for them to share their views and opinions with other users, as well as with the omy.sg editorial team.

For those who prefer visuals to text,
omy.sg offers an interesting range of vodcasts on current issues, lifestyle, fashion, beauty, cars, shopping and showbiz. 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.
Source: (*Nielsen NetRatings, Jul 2009)

About Singapore Press Holdings
Main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Southeast Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms. It publishes 17 newspaper titles in four languages and over 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region. Every day, 2.9 million individuals or 79 percent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH’s news publications. SPH’s internet editions of its major newspapers enjoy over 150 million page views with 9 million unique visitors each month. Other new media initiatives include AsiaOne, omy,
rednano.sg, ST701, STOMP and The Straits Times RazorTV. SPH has also ventured into broadcasting, outdoor advertising and properties.

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