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Miss Universe® Singapore 2018 unveils its Top 15 finalists

Singapore, 3 August 2018 - The national edition of the world’s most prestigious beauty pageant is back with a new league of 15 finalists vying for the coveted title of Miss Universe® Singapore 2018. 


The ladies met the media today on board the Genting Dream, a mega luxury cruise ship with 18 decks and over 1,600 cabins. Apart from the glamorous appearances and grooming sessions, the top 15 will also be heavily involved in charity work - an important component of the pageant.


They will be vying for the crown at the grand finale on 31 August at One Farrer Hotel. It is a ticketed event, and tickets can be purchased at


Themed “The Beauty of Empowerment” this year, the pageant celebrates women of substance who show examples of excellence and are not afraid to stand up and advocate for what they believe in.


Mr Eugene Wee, Editor of The New Paper, said: “The pageant aims to give our finalists a platform to champion causes that are close to their hearts, whether it be volunteerism, help for those with mental health issues, or equal rights for women. As organisers of the pageant, The New Paper is proud to stand with the finalists as they fight for their causes.”


Miss Universe® Singapore 2018 is presented by Dream Cruises for the first time this year.


Mr Michael Goh, Senior Vice President, International Sales, Genting Cruise Lines, said: “Dream Cruises believes in bringing dreams to life and fulfilling the dreams of others, and the Empowerment theme of Miss Universe Singapore 2018 is in line with our brand’s beliefs. We are an equal opportunity employer with a large number of female crew and staff throughout all career levels, and are proud to be part of this international event.” 

The Miss Universe® Singapore 2018 pageant is organised by The New Paper and the Miss Universe Singapore Organisation.

It is presented by Dream Cruises, and supported by Official Beauty Partner Beaute Hub, Official Makeup Cosmoprof Academy, Venue Sponsor One Farrer Hotel, Official Radio Station ONE FM 91.3; and Supporting Sponsors Apgujeong Hair Studio, Beaute Nails and Orchard Scotts Dental. 




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About The New Paper


Launched in 1988, The New Paper has pioneered a style of journalism in Singapore that goes for sharp news angles, and puts a human face to Singapore stories and to complicated issues of the day. In the following years, the paper built a reputation for its unique style of presenting complex issues in an easy-to-read, pop style for young and busy readers, winning multiple international awards for its stories, photos, layout design and infographics. In 2016, The New Paper became a freesheet after merging with My Paper, a free newspaper published by SPH. It now focuses on delivering news that busy professionals, executives, managers and businessmen need to know to go about their day, with coverage on the economy, jobs, property, politics, as well as sports and lifestyle content on health, travel, entertainment and food. The New Paper is currently the only free newspaper in Singapore.


About Dream Cruises


Genting Hong Kong brings over 20 years of Asian cruise industry experience together with internationally-acclaimed luxury cruise expertise in creating its new cruise line – Dream Cruises.


With a heritage of international and regional cruise expertise embedded in its DNA, Dream Cruises is the first-ever Asian luxury cruise line and caters specifically to the large and rapidly growing high-end market in China and Asia.


Dream Cruises aims to be a pacesetter in the cruise industry in the region, meeting the needs of the ‘emerging generation’ of confident, independently-minded and affluent Asian travellers. Dream Cruises offers inspirational luxury, which is Asian at heart and international in spirit.


Purpose-built for the Asia market, World Dream is the second new ship of the Dream Cruises’ fleet, making her debut in November 2017 following the launch of her sister-ship Genting Dream in November 2016.


Since its launch, Dream Cruises has been recognized by the Berlitz Cruising and Cruise Guide 2018 with Genting Dream placing sixth in the Large Resort category and the Travel Weekly Asia Reader’s Choice Awards 2017 where Genting Dream was voted as the ‘Best New Ship’ and Dream Cruises rising to the top in the ‘Best Cruise Line – Entertainment’.


About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms. 

SPH's core business is publishing of newspapers, magazines and books in both print and digital editions. It also owns other digital products, online classifieds, radio stations and outdoor media. 

On the property front, SPH owns 70% in a real estate investment trust called SPH REIT which comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road, The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall and The Rail Mall, a stretch of shopping and dining outlets along Upper Bukit Timah Road. SPH also owns and operates The Seletar Mall. It is developing a new commercial cum residential site at Woodleigh. It also has a stake in Chinatown Point.

It is in the aged care sector and owns Orange Valley, Singapore’s largest private nursing home operator. 

SPH runs a regional events arm and a chain of Buzz retail outlets. It also invested in the education business.

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