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SPH Magazines Trade Notice: SPH Magazines Announces Leadership Change at Blu Inc Media Hong Kong

Singapore, 18 October 2010 - SPH Magazines Pte Ltd (SPH Magazines) today announced that Mr Olivier Burlot is stepping down as Managing Director of Blu Inc Media Hong Kong. He has relinquished his operations role to be Consultant to the company till 31 December 2010.

Said Mr Loh Yew Seng, CEO of SPH Magazines: “I wish to thank Olivier for his past service and contributions. It is under his leadership that Blu Inc Media Hong Kong became the key player in the luxury publishing business in the region that it is today. We regretfully accept his decision to pursue his personal interests after 31 December 2010, and wish him all the best for his future endeavours. We will continue to strengthen our luxury titles and bring the company to greater heights.”

Said Mr Burlot: “Our publications have become the leading luxury titles in this region. Given the passion and dedication of the team, I am confident that Blu Inc Media Hong Kong will continue to thrive and grow.”

Mr Foong Seong Khong, who is also the Business Development & International Licensing Director of SPH Magazines, will assume the role of Acting Managing Director of Blu Inc Media Hong Kong until a new candidate is found. Mr Foong and Mr Loh will oversee the daily operations of the company, ably assisted by Ms Eve Ng, General Manager of Blu Inc Media Hong Kong.

Co. Regn No.: 196900476M

For more information, please contact:

Chin Soo Fang
Head, Corporate Communications
Singapore Press Holdings
DID : 65-6319-1216
Fax : 65-6319-8150
Email :

About Blu Inc Media

Blu Inc Media, a fully owned subsidiary of SPH Magazines, is a leading publisher of high-end leisure and industry magazines, including English-language, Chinese-language and bilingual titles. Distributed around Asia and the globe, the company’s titles include Asia-Pacific Boating, China Boating, JET Asia-Pacific, AsiaSpa, Action Asia, LP-Luxury Properties and POLO.

About SPH Magazines

A leading publisher in Singapore and the region, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of media organisation Singapore Press Holdings Limited.

With a proven track record for sterling editorial content,award-winning designs and creative solutions, SPH Magazines raises the bar as a dynamic publisher. In its stable are about 100 titles in English and Chinese, covering lifestyle, fashion, beauty, society, bridal, health, men's lifestyle, automobile, parenting, décor, new media and business. All the newsstand publications, including flagship title Her World, and other well-known titles such as Female, The Peak, Home and Décor, Nuyou, Torque and HWM are among the highest-circulating titles and best-read in their respective lifestyle categories.

In addition, websites such as and have extended its reach online, engaging readers with interactive content, capturing audience beyond print.

SPH Magazines' established editorial unit provides excellent custom publishing services to major corporate clients by producing custom lifestyle magazines, newsletters and other collaterals to meet their business needs. ClickTRUE Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of SPH Magazines, is a Pay Per Performance online marketing company specialising in Online Media Planning, Search Engine Marketing and Optimisation, Web Analytics Consultancy and Landing Page Optimisation.

With a vision to continue regional growth, SPH Magazines is set to become Asia's publishing powerhouse, with a presence in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, The Philippines and Vietnam. Products in its fold have achieved strong market presence in their respective sectors, as well as distinguished track records and solid reputation.

In line with this vision, SPH Magazines has acquired 34% of Antarctica Interactive Private Limited, the holding company of the Luxury Insider Group. It is an integrated luxury media company which owns online publications,, as well as the luxury print magazine BACCARAT Magazine in Hong Kong.

As a Publisher of Choice, SPH Magazines aims to deliver the best to meet the diverse needs and interests of readers and advertisers.

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