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Hello ST701

Today will be my first day at ST701:

I will be marketing STjobs, one of four online classified sites under ST701. The other three are STCars, STClassified and STProperty.

I am new to the online classified industry, but I am looking forward to work with my new bosses and teammates to face up to the challenges ahead.

Hello and a very good morning from ST701. 🙂

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Singapore Blog Awards 2012 – Cast your vote for the best Blogs in Singapore!

Singapore Blog Awards 2012 Finalists Revealed!
Singapore Blog Awards 2012 Finalists Revealed!

Singapore, 22 May 2012 – omy.sg has released the top ten finalists in the ten main categories of the Singapore Blog Awards 2012 as well as the other finalists in three sponsored categories and two celebrity categories. The 100 finalists include a diverse range of individuals representing the multicultural aspect of Singapore.

Voting for the Singapore Blog Awards starts today till 30 June and can be done via the official website – http://sgblogawards.omy.sg. Voters stand to win attractive prizes like a Casio Sheen watch, Domino’s Pizza vouchers and more.

In conjunction with Singapore Blog Awards reaching its fifth year milestone, five bloggers were also awarded with a first-ever “Super Blogger Award’ by omy.sg. These five bloggers – Peter Breitkreutz, Catherine Ling, Goh Yong Wei, Eunice Khong, and Christine Ng, have not only been supportive of the Singapore Blog Awards over the years, but more importantly, are exemplars of the value of sharing information and experience via blog content.

Super Blogger Award
Super Blogger Award

The winners of the ten main award categories will be announced at this year’s award ceremony on 21 July at Singapore Flyer, the world’s largest Giant Observation Wheel. Invited guests will get to sample the best of local hawker delights at the Singapore Food Trail, a unique 1960s-themed food street, while the winners of the respective categories are unveiled.

As a lead-up to the award ceremony, omy.sg will be hosting three bloggers’ workshops (http://project.omy.sg/panasonic-workshops/) together with presenting sponsor, Panasonic. The workshops, helmed by well-known Singapore bloggers, will cover topics on photography, eco crafts and a cooking demonstration. Registration is free and all are welcome to participate.

In a tie-up with Far East Hospitality this year, omy.sg is also extending an invitation to bloggers outside of Singapore to attend the Singapore Blog Awards ceremony with 3D2N hotel accommodations sponsored by a group of seven hotels under the Far East Hospitality group (http://sgblogawards.omy.sg/2012/overseas-blogger-sponsorship/).

The Singapore Blog Awards is part of a series of events branded under Social Media Fiesta (http://project.omy.sg/social-media-fiesta), an omy.sg social media initiative.

More information are available on the official Singapore Blog Awards website. 

Why Join the Singapore Blog Awards?

This year is the fifth year omy.sg is running the Singapore Blog Awards. If you tell me five years ago that an event like this can grow to the scale it is now, I would not have believe it either.

omy.sg would not have been able to pull this off year after year, without the strong and growing support of our sponsors and the blogging community.

The 5th Singapore Blog Awards

Here is a link to a page showcasing all the previous winners from the past four years. 

Nostalgic?

Check out the past years Singapore Blog Awards sites for a walk down memory lane:

Singapore Blog Awards 2008 – Pink Party @ Asian Civilisation Museum 

Singapore Blog Awards 2009 – Slumber Party @ Supper Club

Singapore Blog Awards 2010 – Hollywood Glam @ Movida, St James Powerstation

Singapore Blog Awards 2011 – History Gets Social @ Shanghai Dolly

If you are a blogger and have not joined us before for the previous Singapore Blog Awards, here’s five reasons why you should join the Singapore Blog Awards 2012:

1. Fantastic prizes. Over $30,000 worth of prizes are at stake this year.

2. You get to travel to Macau for the International Fireworks Festival and make new friends with other bloggers. Check out what fun the 2010 winners had in Hong Kong and the 2011 winners in Melbourne, Australia.

3.  You get to attend the award ceremony in July. It will be held at the Singapore Food Trail at the Singapore Flyer this year. Guests will get to sample the best of local hawker fares and of course, ride on the Singapore Flyer, the largest Giant Observation Wheel in the world!

4. Get your blog known. The award organiser, omy.sg, is part of the Singapore Press Holdings media group. Expect coverage from many of the top news media in Singapore if you are among the winners or even the finalists.

5. Join for the fun of it! There’s no registration fee and it takes less than ten minutes to register online. You do not need to be a part of any blog network or cliche to join – the award is open to anyone who owns a blog, including bloggers from outside Singapore. There’s nothing to lose even if you do not win.

Singapore Blog Awards 2012 – Blog your way to the Macau International Fireworks Festival!

The Singapore Blog Awards is here again!

Singapore Blog Awards 2012
Singapore Blog Awards 2012

This is the fifth year I am running the Singapore Blog Awards together with the omy.sg team. Time flies, seriously.

Yong Wei was still under 16 and was a finalist in the Best Youth Blog category in the first year. Now, he is working at omy.sg a few tables away from me.

This year, we have over $30,000 worth of prizes lined up for participating bloggers and voters, including a trip to Macau for the International Fireworks Festival; Panasonic cameras and camcorders; Casio Sheen watches and more!

Register your blog or nominate your favourite blogs now! Do not miss the deadline on 6 May 2012.

A few tips for bloggers taking part:

– you do not have to wait for others to nominate you, just register your blog directly. You have a public blog, you can’t be that shy! (besides, you cannot tell if a blogger was nominated or registered directly on the website)
– you can register for as many categories as you like if you deem them relevant
– omy.sg accept blog registration from foreigners outside of Singapore; get your foreign blogger friends to join too
– the new Best V-Log category accepts youtube pages or other video hosting pages and not just conventional blog hosting sites
– do not clutter all the registration in the Best Lifestyle Blog and Best Individual Blog categories; look through the other categories and join them too if they are relevant. The more bloggers there are in a category, the lower the chance of getting selected as a finalist.

Special categories to watch out for:

Gmarket Best Online Shopping Blog: All ten finalists will get S$100 Gmarket shopping credits each! Three winners from among the finalists stand to win over S$1,000 worth of Gmarket shopping credits and products!
– Mary Chia Best Beauty Blog: All ten finalists will get to organise a spa party at a Mary Chia outlet for your friends – with expenses covered by Mary Chia! The top blogger in this category stand to win over S$5000 worth of products and services from Mary Chia!
ST701 Best Blogshop: All ten finalists will get S$1000 worth of banner impressions on ST701.com to promote your own business. The top blogshop will win an additional S$5000 worth of banner impressions!

Create Your SuperPower Contest

You can download the official Singapore Blog Awards 2012 logo and superpower speech bubbles to come up with your own creative images. Submit your photo to campaign.omy@gmail.com and stand to win a mystery prize if the team at omy.sg likes your creation!

Here’s the official media release sent out today:

Singapore, 10 April 2012 – The annual Singapore Blog Awards return for the fifth year with more exciting events and prizes. Bloggers stand to win a trip, inclusive of air tickets and accommodation, to experience the annual International Fireworks Festival in Macau, among other attractive prizes worth a total of $30,000.

Organised by omy.sg (www.omy.sg), Singapore Press Holdings’ leading bilingual news and entertainment portal, and presented by Panasonic, the Singapore Blog Awards honour new-age wordsmiths who devote their time and energy to create and maintain informative and innovative blogs.

There is a total of 10 main categories, two celebrity categories and three sponsored categories. A complete list of award categories can be found here.

This year, omy.sg introduces the “Best V-log” award, a brand new addition to the 10 main categories of Singapore Blog Awards, created to acknowledge the increasing popularity of home-made videos shared on YouTube and other online video services as a form of blogging.

The two celebrity categories, “Panasonic Most Popular Local Celebrity Blog/Microblog” and “Panasonic Most Popular Overseas Celebrity Blog/Microblog”, will be determined entirely by public voting.

The sponsored categories are “Gmarket Best Online Shopping Blog”, “Mary Chia Best Beauty Blog”, and “ST701 Best Blogshop”.

Ms Lee Kuan Fung, Associate Editor of omy.sg, said: “Thanks to the growing support and participation from bloggers and the online community over the past four years, the Singapore Blog Awards has established itself as one of the biggest social media event which everyone looks forward to annually.

This year, we will be expanding the Singapore Blog Awards platform into an umbrella of social media events under the omy.sg’s Singapore Social Media Fiesta brand. Upcoming events include Singapore Check-In Bonanza, Singapore Twitter Frenzy and Singapore Social Media Day, spread across four months from now till July, reaching more audiences through various social media platforms.”

Nomination and registration is now open till 6 May, followed by a voting and judging phase which will end in June. This year’s Singapore Blog Awards will see a series of exciting events in the months leading to the finale event in July. These include three bloggers’ workshops hosted by Panasonic andomy.sg as well as a slew of other engaging events organised with other sponsors.

In line with the fifth anniversary of the Singapore Blog Awards, omy.sg would be acknowledging five “Super Bloggers” who have contributed to the blogosphere in their own unique ways. The identities of these bloggers will be revealed on the official Singapore Blog Awards site (http://sgblogawards.omy.sg) on a later date.

This year’s award ceremony will be held at Singapore Flyer, the world’s largest Giant Observation Wheel, where invited guests will get to sample the best of local hawker delights at the Singapore Food Trail, a unique 1960s-themed food street, while the winners of the respective categories are unveiled.

Members of the public can log on to the official SBA site to nominate their favourite blogs. Bloggers can also participate directly by registering themselves for the Awards.

The Singapore Blog Awards is part of a series of events branded under Social Media Fiesta (http://project.omy.sg/social-media-fiesta), an omy.sg social media initiative.

This year’s Singapore Blog Awards is made possible by our generous presenting sponsor, Panasonic; main sponsors, Casio Sheen, Macau Government Tourist Office, Domino’s Pizza, Gmarket, Mary Chia, SOLD.SG, Singapore Flyer and ST701; sponsors, Golden Village and Singapore Food Trail. 

Singapore Blog Awards 2011 @ Shanghai Dolly, 23 Jul, 2.30 to 5pm

After three months of contest and campaigning, the Singapore Blog Awards 2011 will draw to a close tomorrow at Shanghai Dolly, 2.30 to 5pm at the finale award ceremony.

This is the fourth year omy.sg is running the Singapore Blog Awards. We are only able to run it bigger and better with the support of our generous sponsors, participating partners, bloggers and voters. A BIG THANK YOU to all!

This year, omy.sg is collaborating with our technology partner LiveShare (by cooliris) to bring you LIVE photo streams from the Singapore Blog Awards ceremony at Shanghai Dolly! The omy team will be sharing photos LIVE as the ceremony unfolds, so that everyone can check out the guests, activities, and most importantly, the WINNERS of the 10 main categories and 4 sponsored categories as they are being announced, even if you are not physically present!

Just visit our official website (http://sgblogawards.omy.sg) to catch the latest updates. If you are attending the event, you are strongly encouraged to download LiveShare too to contribute to the photo sharing experience.

Now I have to go stress myself over what to wear tomorrow to fit the “History Gets Social” theme….

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Singapore Blog Awards 2011 – Check out over 100 of the Best Blogs in Singapore!

Plugging this for omy.sg. The Singapore Blog Awards 2011 is one of the reasons why I have been so busy lately.

We are now into the voting phase. Do visit http://sgblogawards.omy.sg to vote for your favourite bloggers:

Singapore, 8 June 2011 – omy.sg has released the top ten finalists in the ten main categories of the Singapore Blog Awards 2011 as well as the other finalists in four sponsored categories and two celebrity categories.

Voting for the Singapore Blog Awards starts today till end June and can be done via the official website – http://sgblogawards.omy.sg. Voters stand to win attractive prizes like food vouchers, wireless mouses and beauty packages.

The 100 finalists include a diverse range of individuals representing the multicultural aspect of Singapore.

Highlights include:

– Controversial web sensation, Ris Low (http://www.lowyiminris.com) of her “Boomz” video fame in the Best Individual Blog category

– A Singaporean expat wife based in South Africa, Bing (http://www.storyofbing.com) and two American expats, Crystal and Bryan (http://cbsingapore.blogspot.com), based in Singapore, in the Best Lifestyle Blog category

– The boy who wrote a song to challenge JJ Lin’s Youth Olympic Games’ cheer song, Goh Yong Wei (http://donotfeed-dieting.blogspot.com) in the Best What-The-Hell Blog category

– Johnson Ong (http://nvms.blogspot.com) a published author of various Chinese food guides in the Best Food Blog category.

– Two blogs focused on capturing the sights and scenes of Singapore, “Rediscover Singapore” (http://rediscover.sg) and “The Long and Winding Road” (http://thelongnwindingroad.wordpress.com) in the Best Photography Blog category

– Two daddy bloggers versus eight mommy bloggers in the Best Family Blog category

– A blog focused on bag trends, Bagaholicboy (http://bagaholicboy.com) and a blog focused on Asian celebrities’ wear, Effie in Seoul (http://eiffelinseoul.com) in the Best Fashion Blog category

– A diverse mix of ten globetrotters from Singapore, Malaysia and the United States in the Best Travel Blog category

– Model/club deejay, Nicole Chen (http://www.nicolechen.net) in the Best Social Media Integrated Blog Category

– A young filmmaker, Kirsten Han (http://kirstenhan.me), a cartoonist, Little Nini (http://little-nini.blogspot.com) and an illustrator, Sketchy Lines (http://sketchy-lines.blogspot.com) in the Best Y Bloggist Blog category

The full list of the award categories and finalists’ details are available on the official Singapore Blog Awards 2011 website.

In addition to votes, finalists will also be judged by a panel of professional judges. Judges for this year’s awards are Mr Kelvin Tong, movie director; Ms Kuo Jian Hong, Co-Artistic Director of The Theatre Practice; Mr Keith Png,fashion designer; Radio 100.3 deejays, Ah Ken and Anna Lim; Ms. Violet Lim, Founding Director of Lunch Actually and Eteract.com; 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; singers, Ms. Tan Diya and Ms. Carrie Yeo; Mr Walter Lim, Director of Strategic Planning, Policy and Marketing Communications ,National Art Gallery; Mr Danny Yeo, theatre practitioner and Mr Low Sze Ping, multiple award-winning photography blogger.

The winners will be crowned at a closing ceremony at chic night establishment, Shanghai Dolly in July, 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, including a trip to Melbourne.

The main sponsors for Singapore Blog Awards 2011 are HTC, Deal.com.sg, Asus, Asia Pacific Breweries’ Get Your Sexy Back, Domino’s Pizza, Tourism Victoria, Jetstar, Adonis and United International Pictures. Other sponsors include Fabrix, 1-Rochester Group, Get Singapore and Night Safari. Publicity partners are Stomp, ST701, Ping.sg, MyBloggerCon and Youth.sg. Venue partners are Shanghai Dolly and Tiger Beer.

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 Singapore Blog Awards is part of a series of events branded under Social Media Fiesta, an omy.sg social media initiative.

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Singapore Blog Awards 2011 – Blog your way to a free trip in Melbourne!

Singapore, 21 April 2011 – The annual Singapore Blog Awards returns this year with more exciting events and prizes. Bloggers stand to win a trip to Melbourne, Australia, inclusive of air tickets and accommodation, among attractive prizes worth a total of $30,000.

Organised by omy.sg (www.omy.sg), Singapore Press Holdings’ leading bilingual news and entertainment portal, the Singapore Blog Awards honours “new-age wordsmiths” who devote their time and energy to create and maintain informative and innovative blogs.

This year, the ten main categories of the Awards have been adjusted to reflect the developments in the Singapore social media scene. They now include “Best Family Blog”, “Best Fashion Blog”, “Best Travel Blog” and “Best Social Media Integrated Blog”. The latter was added to acknowledge the growing popularity of social media websites like Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare.

Ms Lee Kuan Fung, Associate Editor of omy.sg, said: “As the online community gets more social with the proliferated use of social media, omy.sg goes with the flow to reinvigorate the awards by making suitable adjustments to accommodate increased participation in the Singapore Blog Awards”.

The logo for the Singapore Blog Awards has also been updated to give it a more modern feel, incorporating the trophy designed by famous artist, Tan Swie Hian, into the lettering.

In addition to the ten main award categories, there will be two celebrity categories and four sponsored categories. The two celebrity categories, “HTC Most Popular Local Celebrity Blog/Microblog” and “HTC Most Popular Overseas Celebrity Blog/Microblog”, will be determined entirely by public voting. The sponsored categories are “HTC Best Mobile Blog”, “Deal.com.sg Best Shopping Blog”, “Asus Best Tech Blog” and “Adonis Best Beauty Blog”. A complete list of award categories is available on the official website.

Nomination and registration is now open till 22 May, followed by a voting and judging phase till end June. The winners will be crowned at an award ceremony held at the chic Shanghai Dolly in July.

The public can log on to the official site (http://sgblogawards.omy.sg) to nominate their favourite blogs. Bloggers can also participate directly by registering themselves for the Awards.

Judges for this year’s awards are Mr Kelvin Tong, movie director; Ms Kuo Jian Hong, Co-Artistic Director of The Theatre Practice; Mr Keith Png,fashion designer; Radio 100.3 deejays, Ah Ken and Anna Lim; Ms. Violet Lim, Founding Director of Lunch Actually and Eteract.com; 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; singers, Ms. Tan Diya and Ms. Carrie Yeo; Mr Walter Lim, Director of Strategic Planning, Policy and Marketing Communications ,National Art Gallery; Mr Danny Yeo, theatre practitioner and Mr Low Sze Ping, multiple award-winning photography blogger.

The main sponsors for Singapore Blog Awards 2011 are HTC, Deal.com.sg, Asus, Asia Pacific Breweries’ Get Your Sexy Back, Domino’s Pizza, Tourism Victoria, Jetstar, Adonis and United International Pictures. Other sponsors include Fabrix, 1-Rochester Group, Get Singapore and Night Safari. Publicity partners are Stomp, ST701, Ping.sg, MyBloggerCon and Youth.sg. Venue partners are Shanghai Dolly and Tiger Beer.

The Singapore Blog Awards is part of a series of events branded under Social Media Fiesta, an omy.sg social media initiative.

第4届新加坡部落格大奖开跑  推动“社交媒体节”

Singapore, 21 April 2011 – 进入第四届,资讯娱乐网omy.sg举办的“新加坡部落格大奖”跟着社交媒体平台进化,进入一个更受瞩目的时代。走出部落格领土,加入Facebook、Twitter、Foursquare等元素,“新加坡部落格大奖”将触角伸入更广大的社交媒体世界。

第4届“新加坡部落格大奖”已正式开跑。今年的比赛是omy.sg第一届“社交媒体节”(Social Media Fiesta)三项活动中规模最大的一个。其他两个活动是在4月16日举行的“SG 4Sq Day”,以及将在6月底举行的“社交媒体日”(Singapore Social Media Day)。

另一个和往年不同的是,今年“新加坡部落格大奖”的奖项是omy通过网络调查和票选拟定的,保留了6个受欢迎的奖项:最佳摄影部落格、Domino’s 最佳美食部落格、最不可思议部落格、GYSB 最佳生活资讯部落格、最具个人特色部落格以及部落Y格斗,并增设了4个新奖项:最佳家庭部落格、最佳时尚部落格、最佳旅游部落格,以及最佳综合社交媒体部落格。

此外,“新加坡部落格大奖”的标志也换上新装,将我国多元艺术家陈瑞献设计的部落格鼎融入其中,展现新时代气息。部落格鼎是权威的象征,表扬10个最佳部落格得主的努力,得主们还有机会出席电影“Kungfu Panda 2”首映礼及其他精彩活动。本届丰富奖品还包括澳大利亚墨尔本机票与住宿配套、HTC手机、ASUS笔记型电脑等,奖品总值3万元。

“新加坡部落格大奖”已经开始接受推荐及报名。公众可以推荐部落格来参赛,拥有部落格的格主也可为自己报名。参加者将有机会赢取一个13寸的Fabrix Slim Messenger时尚配件(共5个)。

另外,海内外名人所经营的部落格将经公众推荐及投选的方式,角逐由HTC赞助的“最受欢迎本地名人部落格/微博”和“最受欢迎海外名人部落格/微博”奖项。公众也可报名4大赞助奖项:HTC最佳流动部落格、Deal.com.sg最佳购物部落格、ASUS最佳科技资讯部落格、ADONIS最佳美容部落格。

“2011年新加坡部落格大奖”由HTC、Deal.com.sg、Asus、Asia Pacific Breweries’ Get Your Sexy Back、Domino’s Pizza、Tourism Victoria(维多利亚旅游局)、Jetstar、Adonis和United International Pictures主要赞助,其他鼎立支持的商家包括Fabrix、1-Rochester Group、Get Singapore以及Night Safari。宣传伙伴是Stomp、St701、Ping.sg、大马部落以及Youth.sg。场地伙伴是Shanghai Dolly以及Tiger Beer。

推荐和报名截止日期为5月22日,详细资料和最新进展可上 http://sgblogawards.omy.sg查询。

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