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omy.sg wins one Gold and two Bronze at the inaugural Asian Digital Media Awards 2010

Me with two of my bosses, Kuan Fung and Guey Er with omy.sg's three trophies
Me with two of my bosses, Kuan Fung and Guey Er with omy.sg's three trophies

omy.sg won a total of three awards this year at the inaugural Asian Digital Media Awards, the most among all single publications.

Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), omy.sg’s parent company, swept a total of ten awards from its various business and editorial units.

SPH's haul of ten awards
SPH's haul of ten awards

The award is organised by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) in conjunction with the second Digital Media Asia Conference.

This is sweet validation for the hard work that the omy.sg team put in over the past year.

More details are available in the press release below:

Singapore, 24 November 2010 — Singapore Press Holdings’ (SPH) today scored big at the inaugural Asian Digital Media Awards (ADMA) 2010.

SPH picked up a total of 10 awards at the ADMA 2010, organised by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) in conjunction with the second Digital Media Asia Conference. The awards, presented today at 7pm at Velvet Underground @ Zouk, attracted over 120 entries from 53 media companies across 13 countries.

The ADMA acknowledged the best of how individuals and organisations embraced new technology, innovative thinking and creativity in digital media in Asia.
SPH topped the Best in Mobile Media Award (Mobile Publishing) categories with The New Paper Football Kaki, SoShiok.com and Stomp clinching a Gold, Silver and Bronze award respectively. The award honoured the best and more innovative services offered by a newspaper publisher on a mobile platform.

SPH also made a clean sweep of the Best in Social Media Award (Innovative Use of Social Media) with omy.sg, the bilingual news and interactive web portal, clinching a Gold and a Bronze award. straitstimes.com bagged a Silver in the same category. This was omy.sg’s second accolade within a month, following its recent win of two silver awards at the 2010 W3 Awards in October.

Kuan Fung and I, collecting omy.sg's Innovative Use of Social Media wins
Kuan Fung and I, collecting omy.sg's Innovative Use of Social Media wins

Stomp (Straits Times Online Mobile Print), the leading citizen-journalism website in Asia, clinched a Bronze for Best in Digital Content (User Generated Content). The award evaluated the capacity of a media company for attracting and publishing relevant content from their readers and users.

Demonstrating its strength in cross media marketing, SPH picked up three Best in Cross Media awards. omy.sg’s “Four Heavenly King Food Contest” scored a Bronze Award for Best in Cross Media (Cross Media Editorial Coverage) while SPH’s two promotion campaigns – Night Out 2010 and Fashion Season @ Orchard 2010, won a Gold and Bronze Award for Best in Cross Media (Cross Media Advertising) respectively.

Night Out 2010 fulfilled the advertiser Singapore Tourism Board (STB)’s objective to change local perceptions that Singapore has nothing exciting to offer after dark by showcasing a variety of exciting night activities beyond shopping. It involved a host of SPH’s multimedia products such as print (The Straits Times, The Straits Times Urban, Lianhe Zaobao and The New Paper), online (AsiaOne network), on air (Radio 100.3) as well as on mobile (location-based advertising).

The Fashion Season @ Orchard promotion campaign aimed to celebrate fashion and drive retail sales for Orchard Road. It involved cross media platforms including print ads (The Straits Times, The Straits Times Urban, Her World, Female and Nuyou magazines), online (AsiaOne Diva, Rednano and The Straits Times Razor TV), as well as out-of-home media and events via SPH MediaBoxOffice outdoor digital screens and its events arm.

Mr Alan Chan, CEO of SPH, said: “It is heartening to see that SPH’s commitment to develop and enhance our new media products has paid off. Being recognised by industry professionals is a testament to our dedication in providing the best digital media offerings to both our users and advertisers. I wish to thank our staff who are always looking for new and exciting ways to grow our products and engage our audiences.”

Awards won by SPH at the Asian Digital Media Awards 2010

Best in Mobile Media Award – Mobile Publishing
Gold – The New Paper (Football Kaki)
Silver – http://www.soshiok.com
Bronze – http://www.stomp.com.sg

Best in Social Media Award – Innovative Use of Social Media
Gold – http://www.omy.sg (Singapore Blog Awards)
Silver – http://www.straitstimes.com
Bronze – http://www.omy.sg (Jack Neo’s Affair Scandal)

Best in Cross Media Award – Cross Media Advertising
Gold Award – Singapore Tourism Board Night Out 2010
Bronze Award – Fashion Season @ Orchard 2010

Best in Cross Media Award – Cross Media Editorial Coverage
Bronze – http://www.omy.sg (“Four Heavenly King” Food Contest – Durian Puff)

Best in Digital Content Award – User Generated Content (UGC)
Bronze – http://www.stomp.com.sg

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

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Singapore Entertainment Awards 2009 Celebration Party – Photos Galore!

Setting up the stage
Setting up the stage

I am not going to type too much text as I am very tired… really need to get more rest. Nonetheless, I am anxious to share with everyone the photos I took at the Singapore Entertainment Awards 2009 Celebration Party, so here goes.

I was stationed at the artistes’ holding tent just beside the stage – meaning I have excellent access to the red carpet, the stage and even backstage with the celebrities. However, as I have to work also, I can only sneak in a few pictures here and there.

For more news and updates about the Singapore Entertainments Awards, you can visit www.omy.sg or the official awards website; listen to Radio 1003; buy the next copy of UWeekly magazine and of course; grab a copy of the evening paper, Lianhe Wanbao. For behind-the-scene photos taken on Friday, a day before the celebration party, you can check out my blog entry yesterday.

If you were there at the awards party, you may also want to share your photos/videos with everyone HERE on omy.sg – the best three entries will get to win Show Luo’s latest CD and poster.

Enough from me already… let’s proceed to the pictures! 🙂

Fans braving the morning rain, queued early to get good seats
Fans braving the morning rain, queued early to get good seats
Another long queue at the second entrance
Another long queue at the second entrance
More fans
More fans
Morning rehearsal
Morning rehearsal
Cheer Chen and her entourage inspecting the stage
Cheer Chen (陈绮贞) and her entourage inspecting the stage
Budak Pantai rehearsing
Budak Pantai rehearsing
Derrick Hoh rehearsing
Derrick Hoh (何维健) rehearsing
Derrick Hoh checking out his dance moves
Derrick Hoh checking out his dance moves
My colleagues, Ann and Francis having their lunch
My colleagues, Ann and Francis having their lunch
Laying the red carpet
Laying the red carpet
Radio 1003 deejays, Kenneth, Ken and me
The makan zone
The makan zone
Artistes waiting room - where they do their hair, make-up
Artistes' waiting room - where they do their hair, make-up
Wanli, the program manager and Ming Cai, our cameraman fooling around behind her
Wanli, the program manager and Ming Cai, our cameraman fooling around behind
The crew getting worried about the morning rain
The crew getting worried about the morning rain
Shangde, Wanli and Connie from the omy team... very worried about the rain
Shangde, Wanli and Connie from the omy team... very worried about the rain
Ching Yee still smiling amidst the glum
Ching Yee still smiling amidst the glum
Making offerings for the rain to stop
Making offerings for the rain to stop
The rain cuts short our preparation
The rain cuts short our preparation
Radio 1003 deejays, Ken and Kemin opening the pre-show
Radio 1003 deejays, Ken and Kemin opening the pre-show
The sky clearing up
The sky clearing up
The Singapore Flyer
The Singapore Flyer
The Vespas on standby for the red carpet entrance
The Vespas on standby for the red carpet entrance
Long queue to get in from outside
Long queue to get in from outside
The queue snakes on
The queue snakes on
Opening act for the pre-show
Opening act for the pre-show
Second group to perform
Second group to perform
Pre-show performance
Pre-show performance
Warming up the crowd
Warming up the crowd
My colleagues, Matthew and Margaret
My colleagues, Matthew and Margaret
Me at the stage side
Me at the stage side
Wen Hong and Chim Kang at the stage side
Wen Hong and Chim Kang at the stage side
Tay Kewei singing
Tay Kewei singing
Giant ball game
Giant ball game
The seats starting to fill up
The seats starting to fill up
Vying for the best seats
Vying for the best seats
Olivia Ong on the red carpet
Olivia Ong on the red carpet
Derrick Hoh, Shi Xin Hui and Joi Chua coming in on the red carpet
Derrick Hoh, Shi Xin Hui and Joi Chua coming in on the red carpet
Joi Chua and Shi Xin Hui waving
Joi Chua (蔡淳佳) and Shi Xin Hui (石欣卉) waving
Stefanie Sun and Budak Pantai on the red carpet
Stefanie Sun (孙燕姿) and Budak Pantai on the red carpet
Show Luo enters on a Vespa
Show Luo (罗志祥) enters on a Vespa
Photographers go crazy over Show Luo
Photographers go crazy over Show Luo
Ang Moh Pai (AMP) and Kaira Gong
Ang Moh Pai (红毛派) and Kaira Gong (龚诗嘉)
Derrick Hoh, Joi Chua and Shi XIn Hui
Derrick Hoh, Joi Chua and Shi Xin Hui
Royston Tan singing together with Chou Pi Jiang
Royston Tan (陈子谦) singing together with Chou Pi Jiang (臭皮匠)
Interview with Ang Moh Pai (AMP)
Interview with Ang Moh Pai (AMP)
Kaira Gong on stage
Kaira Gong on stage
Nice socks which match with the purple smoke
Nice socks which match with the purple smoke
Shi Xin Hui on stage
Shi Xin Hui on stage
Taiwanese singer who not only is a friend of Soda Greens Qin Feng, but also sings and looks like him
Friend of Soda Green's Qin Feng, who sings and looks like him
omy and Lianhe Wanbao Editor, Chua Chim Kang giving out an award to Derrick Hoh
omy and Lianhe Wanbao Editor, Chua Chim Kang gave an award to Derrick Hoh
Movie director, Kelvin Tong receiving his two awards
Movie director, Kelvin Tong receiving his two awards
Movie director, Jack Neo receiving his award
Movie director, Jack Neo receiving his award from Mr Seow Choke Meng, SPH
Olivia Ong singing the Little Nonya theme song
Olivia Ong singing the Little Nonya theme song
The Absolute WIne crew who provided the alcohol for the night
The Absolute Wine crew who provided the alcohol for the night
Serving wine to the VIPs and artistes
Serving wine to the VIPs and artistes
Boy band, Energy on stage
Boy band, Energy on stage
Receiving an award from the K-Box boss
Receiving an award from the K-Box boss
Energy dancing
Energy dancing
Hong Kong actor/singer, Raymond Lam on stage
Hong Kong actor/singer, Raymond Lam (林峰) on stage
Raymond Lam looking cheery
Raymond Lam looking cheery
Hee hee hee
"Hee hee hee"
Matthew looking bored
Matthew looking bored
My colleague, Hock Chuan looking chic
My colleague, Hock Chuan looking chic
The artistes holding tent beside the stage where I was stationed
The artistes holding tent beside the stage where I was stationed
JJ Lin dancing
JJ Lin (林俊杰) dancing
Shake your bon-bon!
Shake your bon-bon!
Sizzling up the stage
Sizzling up the stage
JJ Lin interviewed on stage
JJ Lin interviewed on stage
Aska Yangs fans from around the world
Aska Yang's fans from around the world
Aska Yang takes the stage
Aska Yang (杨宗纬) takes the stage
Aska Yang belting his number
Aska Yang belting his number
Swinging along
Swinging along
More Aska fans
More Aska fans
Aska Yang receiving an award from Mr Robin Hu, the Chinese Newspaper Division head in SPH
Aska Yang receiving an award from Mr Robin Hu, SPH
Strong turn-up - look at the size of the audience!
Strong turn-up - look at the size of the audience!
View from the stage
View from the stage
Cheer Chen takes the stage
Cheer Chen (陈绮贞) takes the stage
Cheer Chen on the guitar and singing
Cheer Chen on the guitar and singing
Cheer Chens stage interview
Cheer Chen's stage interview
Singapore music great, Kheng Long, interviewed on stage
Singapore music great, Kheng Long, interviewed on stage
Everyone was mesmorised by Kheng Longs piano pieces
Everyone was mesmorised by Kheng Long's piano pieces
Joi Chua singing with Kheng Long on the piano
Joi Chua singing with Kheng Long on the piano
A closer shot
A closer shot
Immensed Joi Chua
Immensed Joi Chua
JJ Lin singing, Kheng Long on the piano
JJ Lin singing, Kheng Long on the piano
JJ Lin singing and on the guitar; Kheng Long on the piano
JJ Lin singing and on the guitar; Kheng Long on the piano
The VIPs (L to R): Chua Chim Kang, Teo Ser Luck, Robin Hu and his wife, Taiwans Singapore Representative
The VIPs (L to R): Chua Chim Kang, Teo Ser Luck, Robin Hu and his wife, Taiwan's Singapore Representative
Enters Stefanie Sun!
Enters Stefanie Sun (孙燕姿)!
Stefanie Sun singing together with acapella group, Budak Pantai
Stefanie Sun singing together with acapella group, Budak Pantai
Stefanie Sun looks very radiant in red
Stefanie Sun looks very radiant in red
Harmonising
Harmonising
A closer shot
A closer shot
Extreme close-up
Extreme close-up
All eyes on the red carpet... guess whos turn is it to perform?
All eyes on the red carpet... guess who's turn is it to perform?
Show Luo entering to perform next
Show Luo entering to perform next
Hello Singapore!
"Hello Singapore!"
Show Luo with one of his three award trophies
Show Luo with one of his three award trophies
Radio 1003s Xiao Zhu meets Taiwans Xiao Zhu
Radio 1003's Xiao Zhu meets Taiwan's Xiao Zhu
Singing a slow song
Singing a slow song
The full stage
The full stage
Show Luo excited over his award wins
Show Luo excited over his award wins
Closer shot
Closer shot
Extreme close-up
Extreme close-up
Show Luos dance item
Show Luo's dance item
Bouncing on stage
Bouncing on stage
Final pose
Final pose
Chim Kang and Mr Teo Teo Luck at the artiste holding tent
Chim Kang and Mr Teo Teo Luck at the artiste holding tent
Receiving his third award from MCYS Parmanent-Secretary, Mr Teo Ser Luck
Receiving his third award from MCYS Parmanent-Secretary, Mr Teo Ser Luck
Woohoo... Three in a row!
"Woohoo... Three in a row!"
Happy with his many wins
Happy with his many wins
Thank you Singapore!
"Thank you Singapore!"

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Singapore Entertainment Awards 2009: behind-the-scene

It’s finally happening. Planning for the Singapore Entertainment Awards started last year in September, close to half a year ago! Tomorrow is the big night with the Celebration Party at the Marina Bay Floating Platform. If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, you can buy them on-site.

Preparation and rehearsals started from today and here are some behind-the-scene photos to share with everyone. 🙂 My apology for the lack of indepth text description as it’s already 4am now and I have to report to Marina Bay in 6 hours time… leaving not much time for sleep.

Setting up the stage
Setting up the stage
Wider view
Wider view
VIP room interior
VIP room interior
view of the entire floating platform from the VIP room
view of the entire floating platform from the VIP room
The award trophy
The award trophy
Extra e-awards glass balls
Extra e-awards glass balls
One of the emcees, Jianwen, going through his lines
One of the emcees, Jianwen, going through his lines
Props to prevent rain
Props to prevent rain
For good weather!
For good weather!
Heading down to the stage to check out the rehearsal
Heading down to the stage to check out the rehearsal
Bernard from Chou Pi Jiang (臭皮匠) showing off his beer
Bernard from Chou Pi Jiang (臭皮匠) showing off his beer
Royston Tan, Ben Yeo and Chou Pi Jiang
Royston Tan, Ben Yeo and Chou Pi Jiang
Olivia Ong - the lady who sang the Little Nonya theme song
Olivia Ong - the lady who sang the "Little Nonya" theme song
Olivia rehearsing her Little Nonya song
Olivia rehearsing her "Little Nonya" song
(L to R) Ching Yee, Agnes, Chim Kang
(L to R) My colleagues, Ching Yee, Agnes, Chim Kang and his son
Ching Yee and Margaret
Ching Yee and Margaret
Matthew and I
Matthew and I
A more prepared picture with Olivia Ong in the background
A more prepared picture with Olivia Ong in the background
Tonnes of cables and wires were used
Tonnes of cables and wires were used
Lots of lightings were used too
Lots of lightings were used too
Ang Moh Pai (红毛派)
Ang Moh Pai (红毛派)
Full of energy
Full of energy
Kaira Gong (龚诗嘉) with Ang Moh Pai
Kaira Gong (龚诗嘉) with Ang Moh Pai
Tigher shot of Kaira Gong
Tigher shot of Kaira Gong
Matthew and I... tired
Matthew and I... tired
Wu Jia Hui rehearsing
Wu Jia Hui (伍家辉) rehearsing
Sing until very high
Sing until very high
JJ Lin arriving
JJ Lin arriving
JJ Lin (林俊杰) showing off his moves
JJ Lin (林俊杰) showing off his moves
JJ Lin with hot dancers
JJ Lin with hot dancers
Close-up of JJ Lin
Close-up of JJ Lin
JJ Lin without his jacket cos Singapore is too hot
JJ Lin without his jacket cos Singapore is too hot
JJ singing a solo
JJ singing a solo
Finale pose
Finale pose
(L to R) My colleagues, Ching Yee, Ser Yee, Agnes, Matthew
(L to R) My colleagues, Ching Yee, Ser Yee, Agnes, Matthew
Night view
Night view
Stage view from afar
Stage view from afar
Show Luos (罗志祥) dancers
Show Luo (罗志祥)'s dancers
Joi Chua (蔡淳佳) rehearsing
Joi Chua (蔡淳佳) rehearsing
A more close-up shot of Joi Chua
A more close-up shot of Joi Chua
Energy rehearsing
Energy rehearsing
Energy dancing
Energy dancing
A nice parting shot before we head home
A nice parting shot before we head home
Fans were already queuing outside to wait for their idols arrival
Fans were already queuing outside to wait for their idols' arrival

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Singapore Entertainment Awards 2009: On-site Ticket Sale

For those of you who are last minute lizards and have yet to purchase your tickets to the Singapore Entertainment Awards Celebration Party tomorrow, good news – you can purchase tickets on-site!

Here are the details 🙂 :

Special promotional tickets to the Singapore Entertainment Awards 2009 Celebration Party will be on sale at Marina Floating Platform Grandstand on 7 March (Sat) itself between 10am-3pm.

The ticketing booth is located at the entrance next to Esplanade, opposite Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

Exclusive standing stage-front tickets are available at $148 each (white zone), and limited seated centre-front tickets worth $88 are available at $50 (pink zone). Seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

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Singapore Entertainment Awards 2009 Celebration Party

I am one of the guys working their asses off to make this mega entertainment event happen. Please give us your full support! 🙂

Organised by Singapore Press Holdings’ (SPH) Chinese media including Lianhe Wanbao , Radio 100.3 , omy.sg and UW (U-Weekly), the Singapore Entertainment Awards honour the best talents in both Singapore and Asia entertainment scenes.

Winners of the awards, which recognise a spectrum of entertainment ranging from music, movies, radio to concerts, were announced last Sunday. In conjunction with the awards, a mega entertainment party will be held at the Marina Bay Floating Platform Grandstand on 7 March 2009.

The objective of the Singapore Entertainment Awards 2009 is to support the Chinese entertainment industry that popularises the use of the Chinese language. It will also promote the Chinese entertainment scene both locally and overseas. Singapore’s own talents will be given a platform to showcase their talents and at the same time, entertain an estimated audience of 10,000 at the mega party on 7 March.

The awards will be an overall review of Asian entertainment movers and shakers who have made an impact on the Singapore entertainment scene in 2008.

Local and foreign stars who will be appearing at the celebration party include Show Luo(罗志祥), Raymond Lam (林峰), Cheer Chen (陈绮贞), Aska Yang (杨宗纬), Energy, Stefanie Sun (孙燕姿), JJ Lin (林俊杰), Joi Chua (蔡淳佳), Derrick Ho (何维健), Wu Jiahui (伍家辉), Jack Neo(梁智强), Royston Tan (陈子谦), Chou Pi Jiang (臭皮匠), Ang Moh Pai (红毛派), Kaira Gong (龚诗嘉), Olivia Ong and more.

Admission to the Singapore Entertainment Awards Celebration Party is by ticket only.

Special promotional tickets to the Singapore Entertainment Awards 2009 Celebration Party are currently available for two more days till this Friday (6 March). On sale are 200 exclusive standing stage-front tickets at $148 each and limited seated centre-front tickets worth $88 are now available at $50. Seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis. For more information about buying tickets, CLICK HERE.

You can email us at marketing@omy.sg if you have any queries about ticketing or any other matter related to the Awards.

Hope to see you there! 🙂

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Last chance to win S$20,000 in cash, products and vouchers

The ONE Game
The ONE Game

I blogged about The ONE Game, created by omy for it’s one year anniversary previously. Well, the game is coming to a close this Saturday (25 Oct) at 2359hrs. If you haven’t play it yet, do try.

The game rule has been changed slightly – instead of only allowing one move a day, it is now increased to one move every 6 hours for the remaining days to reward everyone for their support. In addition, extra moves can also be earned by making referrals.

The prizes are great, ranging from 10 x S$1000 in cash; a 3D2N Hong Kong travel package for two; luxurious travel accommodations from Wotif.com; Creative Vado players; SmartQ portable media players, Dragon Brand’s birds’ nest sets; and shopping vouchers from Plaza Singapura.

Go play The ONE Game now before it’s too late! 🙂

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Interviewed by kids from Creative O

kids from creative o

Last week, group of children from local preschool, Creative O came to visit us at our workplace, Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) News Centre.

We can hear them once they stepped out of the lift lobby. Kids, being kids, they were a noisy bunch. They are here with a mission – that is, to interview people who work in the local newsroom and hand in an assignment based on their interview findings.

I had the honour of being one of their interviewees.

quiet kids

Their teacher brought a bunch of them to my desk, and got them to sit down quietly on the floor. A little boy was then assigned to do the interview.

He stood up and froze for quite a while. After some coaxing from his patient teacher, the boy then gathered his courage to ask the first question.

frozen boy

Here’s how the interview went:

Shy boy: What is your name?

Me: Alvin

Shy boy: How you spell?

Me: A – L – V – I – N (following that, all the kids scrambled to copy my name down on their assignment sheets)

Shy boy: Where you stay?

Me: er…. Singapore (some of the kids started laughing)

Shy boy: ok (keep quiet)

At this point another more talkative girl sitting at the back raise up her hand and asked me: Why you have so many toys? (referring to the decorations on my work desk)

Me: oh… I like toys.

All the kids roared into laughter. I supposed they think it is funny?

Talkative girl: What is your age?

Me: 28 (sheepishly)

Talkative girl: What you do at work?

Me: I do marketing. I sell the website, omy.sg.

The whole session lasted no more than 15 minutes. Following that, their teacher did an excellent job, explaining to them in detail, what marketing was about since I was finding difficulty trying to explain the concept to them.

The little kids then proceed to get my name again, and begun to write it down onto their interview sheets for those who haven’t done so. They also drew sketches me.

Their teacher got them to thank me and then the little journalists were on their way to their next interviewee.

A little girl saw some of the Alvin and the Chipmunks merchandises on my desk, and turn around to ask me if I am a chipmunk before she smiled and left.

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