Singapore, 21 May 2010 – The New Paper Big Walk is back.
Come Sunday, 18 July, 20,000 participants will start their 5km walk at the Singapore Flyer. The walk will take them past many new attractions at Marina Bay, including the waterfront promenade. The event, which holds a Guinness world record for the largest number of walkers, will allow this year's participants to enjoy the scenic view of the Marina Bay area and Singapore’s exciting city skyline.
The New Paper Big Walk@Marina Bay is co-organised with the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), the development agency for Marina Bay, as part of Marina Bay Invitations 2010. An exciting line-up of events has been planned throughout the year to mark the completion of the key developments in Marina Bay this year.
For the second time since 2008, NTUC FairPrice will return as the Presenter, along with support from new partners Singapore Flyer, POSB, Anlene, Garmin-Asus and Nikon.
Dominic Nathan, Editor of The New Paper, said: “The Big Walk has come of age. In the spirit of The New Paper, the event is breaking new ground with an exciting new venue and builds on the tradition of being a mega family event. The Big Walk is also a platform to showcase The New Paper's ability to reach out to a wide audience - something that our partners will appreciate.”
Mrs Cheong Koon Hean, URA’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are pleased to partner The New Paper in presenting this very special New Paper Big Walk@Marina Bay. For the first time, participants will get to walk the newly completed Marina Bay waterfront promenade. It will be a fun and memorable experience for participants as they gather at Marina Bay to engage in a variety of family-friendly activities.”
Mr Tan Kian Chew, Fairprice Group CEO, said: "FairPrice is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor once again for this year's New Paper Big Walk, one of Singapore's largest family and community events. As a pro-family organisation, we look forward to this mega event where thousands of families from all walks of life can come together and spend quality time with each other while they enjoy the breath-taking view from the Marina Bay area."
Mr Jeff Tan, Director of Sales and Marketing for the Singapore Flyer, said: “We are delighted to be a part of this year’s Big Walk that encourages community bonding among participants and families, which are values that strongly resonate with what Singapore Flyer represents. We are certain that participants will have a truly enjoyable experience this year with the new route that encompasses the Singapore Flyer as the start point, and several landmarks that provides scenic views during the Big Walk.”
Mr David Ross, General Manager, Fonterra Brands (Singapore) Pte Ltd, said: “ANLENE is proud to be the “Official Milk Sponsor” of this year’s Big Walk. Being the expert in bone nutrition, ANLENE is committed to promoting strong bone health which is needed for everyday mobility and well-being. This can easily be achieved by drinking two glasses of ANLENE high-calcium milk daily; and through weight-bearing exercise such as walking 10,000 steps a day. This 5km Big Walk is indeed a great activity for people to exercise together; and to enjoy and bond with their family and friends at the same time.”
Mr Koh Kar Siong, Managing Director and Head of POSB, DBS Bank said: "As neighbours first, bankers second, POSB is pleased to support this event as this is a great way to strengthen ties between families and friends as well as forming new relationships."
Mr Joseph Hoo, Country Manager, ASUS Singapore: “TNP Big Walk is an excellent avenue to showcase the pedestrian navigation prowess of the upcoming Garmin-Asus A10 to our target audience.”
Mr Jeffrey Low, General Manager of Nikon Singapore Pte Ltd, said: “More than 3 years ago, Nikon Singapore participated in TNP Big Walk and was amazed by the huge crowd that this event had attracted back then. The great success of TNP Big Walk in 2006 had reassured us the decision to support the event and this year, Nikon Singapore has once again participated as the main sponsor.”
Apart from The New Paper, exciting news and details of the Big Walk@Marina Bay can also be found on its official website www.newpaperbigwalk.com, which is powered by rednano.sg; on 91.3FM, the official Radio Station, as well as on SPH MediaBoxOffice’s outdoor screens islandwide.
Founded in 1991, the signature event of The New Paper once entered the Guinness Book of World Records in 2000 for being the largest walk of its kind.
Registration for The New Paper Big Walk @ Marina Bay will begin in June. Registration fee of $10 is chargeable for each participant who will receive a specially designed T-shirt and a goodie bag containing attractive gifts from the sponsors. However, readers of The New Paper can expect to get a discount off the registration fee. Registration details will be announced later. For more information, please visit www.newpaperbigwalk.com.
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About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2009. It is Southeast Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.
Newspapers and Magazines
In Singapore, SPH publishes 17 newspaper titles in four languages. Every day, 3 million individuals or 79 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications. SPH also publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology.
Internet and Mobile
Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 225 million pageviews with 14 million unique visitors every month. Apart from SPH AsiaOne portal, SPH's online and new media initiatives include an online marketplace for products, services and employment, ST701; local search and directory engine, rednano.sg; Stomp (Straits Times Online Mobile Print), a portal that connects, engages and interacts with readers on the Web and via mobile phone messaging; omy.sg, a bilingual news and interactive portal and The Straits Times RazorTV, a free access interactive webcast service offering live chat shows and video-on-demand clips.
SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today. In the radio business, SPH has an 80 per cent stake in SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd, which operates entertainment stations Radio 100.3 in Mandarin and 91.3FM in English.
Events and Outdoor Advertising
SPH’s events subsidiary Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its wholly-owned subsidiary, SPH MediaBoxOffice Pte Ltd, Singapore’s largest outdoor motion display advertising network media company.
SPH owns and manages Paragon, the prime retail and office complex in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore's main shopping belt. SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, is also developing a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.
About The New Paper
Launched in 1988, The New Paper has pioneered a style of journalism in Singapore that goes for sharp news angles. The second most-read paid English newspaper in Singapore after The Straits Times, The New Paper has a huge following for its sports pages that provide strong sports coverage, especially in soccer news. Now a big part of the Singapore scene, The New Paper strolled into the Guinness Book of World Records in 2000, when its annual mass-fitness event, The New Paper Big Walk, was recognised as the largest walk in the world.