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Her World celebrates 50 fabulous years and honours the first female Minister and Singapore Women’s Everest Team at Gala Dinner

 Her World celebrates 50 fabulous years and honours the first female Minister and Singapore Women’s Everest Team at Gala Dinner

Singapore, 23 April 2010 – Her World, Singapore’s No. 1 women’s magazine published by SPH Magazines Pte Ltd (SPH Magazines), celebrates its 50th anniversary with a black-tie gala dinner at Capella Singapore today. At the event, the prestigious Her World Woman of the Year and Young Woman Achiever awards will also be presented. This year, the Her World Woman of the Year 2009 award goes to Mrs Lim Hwee Hua who made history when she was sworn in as the first-ever female minister in Singapore. The Young Woman Achiever 2009 is awarded to the courageous and relentless Singapore Women’s Everest Team.

Guest of honour, Dr Tony Tan, Chairman of Singapore Press Holdings Ltd, will be joined by over 300 guests, including Members of Parliament, business leaders, key advertisers and partners, past Her World Woman of the Year and Young Woman Achiever winners and celebrities.

All guests will have a chance to be part of Her World’s history, by signing off a birthday wish to Her World on an instant photo and dropping it into the Her World time capsule. There will be a Her World Wall of Fame featuring 50 of the most memorable covers over the last 50 years. Guests will also be treated to a special performance – a collaboration by popular singer Olivia Ong, specially flown in from Taiwan, and an artist who does live paintings. This will culminate in the presentation of a commissioned artpiece to Her World. A Her World Fabulous 50 video featuring birthday wishes from local and international celebrities and fashion designers will also be presented. The evening’s finale: sealing the Her World time capsule to cement Her World’s place in Singapore’s history.

Her World has been regarded as the voice of the Singapore woman since it was launched in 1960. Over the years, it has established itself as Singapore’s leading fashion, beauty and lifestyle magazine, with compelling, topical in-depth reads that appeal to the modern and stylish female achiever. The AC Nielsen Media Index continues to rank Her World as Singapore’s No.1 women’s magazine – proof that Her World knows what readers want, and continues to deliver the very best to them.

As the definitive guide to Singapore women, Her World gives out two prestigious awards every year – Her World Woman of the Year and Young Woman Achiever – to outstanding Singaporean women who have contributed significantly to society, projected the best image of our nation and are inspirational role models to other women.

Partners of the event include: Cle de Peau Beaute, Domaine Chandon, Max Mara, Poh Heng Jewellery, Shiseido, Shiseido Professional, and Veuve Clicquot.

Elisabeth Gwee, editor of Her World, says: “No other magazine in Singapore can boast of having as rich and established a history as Her World. The only way to commemorate such a milestone event is by pulling out all the stops and throwing a truly memorable bash for all the people whom Her World has had a special relationship with over the years.”

Loh Yew Seng, CEO of SPH Magazines, adds: “Her World is the flagship title of SPH Magazines. On this significant occasion, we would like to thank our business partners who have supported us all these years and hope to continue to grow with them from strength to strength.”

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For more information, please contact:

Chin Soo Fang
Corporate Communications
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 1216

Sherlyn Yap
Senior Executive
Corporate Communications
Singapore Press Holdings Limited

DID: 6319 1226
Cell: 9177 0747
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About SPH Magazines
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 and award-winning designs, SPH Magazines raises the bar as a dynamic magazine 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, HWM and GameAxis are among the highest-circulating titles and best-read in their respective lifestyle categories.

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. In addition, its regional IT portal,®, is consistently the No.1 online portal as attested by the Hitwise awards over the last 2 years. Its subsidiary, clickTRUE Pte Ltd, 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 Phillippines and Vietnam. Magazines in its fold have achieved strong market presence in their respective sectors, as well as distinguished track records and solid reputation.

As the 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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About Her World
Launched in 1960, Her World is Singapore’s most established monthly women’s magazine with the highest readership. Her World equips today’s achieving woman with useful information on fashion and beauty, topical women’s issues, career, health, relationships, and lifestyle trends. It inspires with engaging reads, keeps its audience updated on international trends, and covers relevant issues with depth, breadth and sophistication. Its readership is 196,000 (Source: AC Nielsen Media Index 2009), reinforcing its position as the best-read women's magazine in Singapore. Her World has won several awards over the last few years, including the MPAS Magazine of the Year (2009), Excellence in Magazine Design Award 2008 by SOPA, Gold Award in the 3rd Asia Print Awards 2005, and Silver Award for Magazine Design in the IFRA Asia Media Awards 2006. It has editions in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.