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Golf Digest Singapore is the Official Magazine for the “Golf Major of Asia" – the Barclays Singapore Open 2008

Golf Digest Singapore is the Official Magazine for the “Golf Major of Asia" – the Barclays Singapore Open 2008

Singapore, 10 October 2008 - Golf Digest Singapore has been named the Official Magazine of the Barclays Singapore Open (BSO) for both 2008 and 2009. This partnership has come a year after SPH Magazines Pte Ltd (SPH Magazines) launched the premier magazine as the Singapore edition of Golf Digest, a Conde Nast publication.

The tie-up between Golf Digest Singapore and Barclays Singapore Open represents two preeminent brands coming together to promote the best of golf in Singapore. Golf Digest Singapore is associated with the world´s number one golf publication, while the Barclays Singapore Open is the richest golf tournament in Asia, and is fast building a reputation as being the “Major of Asia”.

Mr Allen Loh, Managing Director of SPH Magazines, says: “This association with Asia´s biggest golf tournament clearly reflects on the progress we have made to establish Golf Digest Singapore as the premier golf publication in the country. Through our many assets and varied resources, we will play an integrated role in reinforcing the stature of the Barclays Singapore Open, and in turn help put Singapore on the world golfing map.”

With a total prize money of US$5 million, the Barclays Singapore Open is the Asian Tour´s richest golf tournament. This year, world number two Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, two-time BSO champion Adam Scott, KJ Choi, and Darren Clarke will be on hand to provide thrills for the fans on the challenging Serapong Course at Sentosa Golf Club.

Mr Chris Jordan, Senior Vice President, World Sport Group - Golf, says: "World Sport Group are delighted to welcome Golf Digest Singapore on board as the Official Golf Magazine of the Barclays Singapore Open. Golf Digest is of course one of the world’s most acclaimed golf magazines and we have been particularly impressed with the quality of the Singapore edition. As promoter of the Barclays Singapore Open, we have tried to ensure the tournament is associated with only the top brand names, and we feel we have achieved this with Golf Digest Singapore’s involvement."

Mr Tan Ju Kuang, Editor of Golf Digest Singapore, adds: “Being the Official Magazine for the Barclays Singapore Open provides unique access to some of the best golfers in the world. And in turn, we have planned a series of editorials that will provide great insight and exposure to one of the biggest tournaments in Asia.”

Golf Digest Singapore will also have a special Barclays Singapore Open page on its website Fans can log onto the magazine website each day to catch up on round wrap-ups, daily tournament blogs, leaderboard, and images from the day´s action. In addition, copies of Golf Digest Singapore will also be available in public areas and all hospitality tents during the event.


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About Golf Digest Singapore
Licensed from Conde Nast in the US, Golf Digest Singapore was launched in 2007. It is the local edition of the No. 1 international golf publication with 24 editions worldwide. Golf Digest features exclusive instructional articles from the world´s best golfers and gurus (the likes of Tiger Woods, Ernie Els and Annika Sorenstam), as well as in-depth stories on equipment, extensive previews of major tournaments, travel, and life´s other luxuries. Golf Digest Singapore is the premier magazine that shows golf enthusiasts how to play, where to play and what to play with. Golf Digest also has an edition in Malaysia, which is published by an SPH Magazines associate company.

About Golf Digest
Golf Digest is part of Conde Nast Publications and is the largest golf publication in the world. Conde Nast Publications, a unit of Advance Publications, includes twenty-eight consumer magazines and their websites, eight uniquely branded websites, the Fairchild Fashion Group, Parade, the Conde Nast Media Group, and the Shared Services Centers.

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

With a proven track record for sterling editorial content & award-winning designs, SPH Magazines raises the bar as a dynamic magazine publisher. In its stable are over 100 titles in English and Chinese, covering lifestyle, fashion, beauty, society, bridal, health, men´s lifestyle, movies, automobile, parenting, decor, new media and business. All the newsstand publications, including flagship title Her World, and other well-known titles such as Female, Home and Decor, Nuyou, Torque, HWM and GameAxis are among the highest-circulating titles and best-read in their respective lifestyle category.

This magazines group can also boast about its 10 luxury titles including its flagships The Peak and ICON. At the turn of 2008, SPH Magazines acquired Asia-Pacific Boating, China Boating, Jet Asia-Pacific, Luxury Properties, AsiaSpa, Polo China and Action Asia under its wholly-owned Hong Kong incorporated company Blu Inc Media (HK) Limited. This suite of titles has effectively made SPH Magazines the leading luxury magazines publisher in the Asia-Pacific region.

SPH Magazines’ established editorial units also provide excellent custom publishing services to major corporate clients by producing custom lifestyle magazines, newsletters and any other collateral to meet their business needs.

In the online and IT arena, SPH Magazines also has a highly regarded presence through the portals of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Hardware Zone Pte Ltd. has consistently been getting rave reviews through the Hitwise awards and several review watchdogs over the last few years such that it has become the most respected portal in Asia.

With a vision to continue growth regionally, SPH Magazines is set to become Asia´s publishing powerhouse. It has publishing houses in China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Philippines. SPH Magazines in its fold have achieved strong market presence in their respective sectors, as well as distinguished track records and solid reputations.

At SPH Magazines, the promise is to deliver its best to meet the diverse needs and interests of all its stakeholders and achieve its vision to be a world class Publisher of Choice.