Publish Asia 2019

Publish Asia 2019

07 May 2019 to 09 May 2019
Novotel Singapore On Stevens



Golf with the Singapore Press Club

Join members of the Singapore Press Club, led by Club President Patrick Daniel, and locally-based Ambassadors and diplomats for their early-morning quarterly game before Publish Asia/Newsroom Summit Asia!

SPC - Diplomats Challenge

Tuesday 7 May 2019 
Tee-off from 7:23am/Networking Lunch 1-2pm 
Keppel Golf Club 
30 Bukit Chermin Road 
Singapore 109922

Special price of just SGD158 nett including lunch. 
Reciprocal club* members pay only SGD60 for buggy fees and lunch. 
Guests attending lunch only pay SGD32 nett.

About Keppel Club 
Founded in 1904 and with over a century of rich golfing heritage, Keppel Club is Singapore's oldest golf club. Enjoy a unique golfing experience steeped in history and a challenging course layout, with lots of uphill, downhill and side-hill action. As one of the few courses located just outside the central business district, and across the water from the idyllic resort island of Sentosa, a memorable time is just a stone’s throw away!

Register online by Monday 22 April 2019. Tee time and flight pairings will be advised a week before the game. Mark your calendar for this sporty social activity! For enquiries, email the Club's golf convenor Janet Wee at [email protected]

* To enjoy the reciprocal club rate of SGD60, please send a scanned copy of your membership card from your home golf club (which must have a reciprocal arrangement with Keppel Club) and letter of introduction from your home golf club to [email protected] and bring the original card and letter along to the game.

Click here to register.


Free entry to the Singapore Zoo!

Enjoy a visit to the Singapore Zoo, ranked the #3 zoo in the world by TripAdvisor! Set in a rainforest environment, the Singapore Zoo is home to over 2,400 animals of over 300 species, 34 per cent of which are threatened. The park also boasts the world's first free-ranging orangutan habitat in a zoo. Only 40 complimentary tickets (worth SGD37 each) available on a first-come-first-served basis to conference participants, while stocks last. Collect your ticket with your conference badge. Additional tickets for the Zoo (open 8:30am-6pm, last entry 5:30pm) and Night Safari (for admission from 9:30pm till 12 midnight, last entry 11:15pm) may be purchased online at 30% and 50% off respectively through the link in your conference confirmation email. All tickets are valid for entry for three months. 



Asian Media Awards Dinner

8 May, 6:15 PM

Celebrate Asia’s best in news publishing over a delicious dinner at the stunning Singapore Flyer. Find out who the winners are across the 15 award categories, including Best in Design, Best in Editorial Content, Best in Print and Best in Photojournalism.

Launched in 2008, Singapore Flyer is one of Singapore’s most iconic landmarks in the idyllic Marina Bay. Come day or night, experience the splendour of Singapore's cosmopolitan cityscape and beyond, 165 metres from above.

Enjoy a complimentary 30-minute scenic pre-dinner flight, which includes FLYER 360+, an interactive in-capsule virtual tour of Singapore. Be treated to more than just the view onboard the largest giant observation wheel in Asia!

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Singapore Press Holdings Newsroom Visit

9 May, 4:30 PM

Location:  SPH News Centre, 1000 Toa Payoh North, Singapore 318994 Get an insider's glimpse of the digital transformation underway at Singapore Press Holdings, one of the largest media companies in Southeast Asia. Learn how editorial decisions are informed by data and find out how print, digital and radio operations work together in the newly renovated newsrooms of The Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao, SPH Radio, the integrated marketing department, and the brand new multimedia studio. Places are limited.

Exclusive tour of the Singapore Botanic Gardens - Singapore's UNESCO World Heritage Site

10 May, 9 - 11 AM

Established in 1859 by the Agri-Horticultural Society, the Singapore Botanic Gardens was designed by Lawrence Niven, whose work reflected the English Garden style that influenced the emergence of numerous English landscape gardens and public parks from the 18th century until this period. Today, this layout, as well as its historic 19th and 20th century buildings, remains almost entirely intact. Learn about the Gardens' rich history and its role as an internationally-recognised institution of tropical botany and horticulture with a collection of over 650,000 specimens.

This special tour for conference participants and their guests includes a visit to the National Orchid Garden with more than 700 species and 3,000 hybrids. Its VIP Garden displays hybrids named after famous personalities such as Nelson Mandela, Princess Diana, Margaret Thatcher and many world leaders. Also included is a walk through the Gardens' latest 10-hectare attraction called the Learning Forest, part of its Tyersall-Gallop extension (Tyersall Park was the site of a fictional mansion estate in Kevin Kwan's "Crazy Rich Asians" trilogy). Walk through lowland rainforest and restored freshwater wetland habitats, marvel at huge palms, epiphytes and climbers from an elevated 8-metre high boardwalk on the SPH Walk of Giants and peer down at the crowns of trees forming the forest's Canopy Web.

In the event of bad weather, participants will visit the Botany Centre which houses the Singapore Botanic Gardens Heritage Museum, Singapore Herbarium and an orchid breeding laboratory.

Participants are to make their own way to the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Alight at the Tyersall Gate Carpark on Tyersall Ave (this is NOT the usual main entrance on Cluny Road but another gate on a different road - Tyersall Ave) by 8:45am to meet your WAN-IFRA representative. DO NOT BE LATE. At 9am, one group will proceed to the Learning Forest Visitor Counter, while the other will set off from the National Orchid Garden Clock Tower. Both are close to Tyersall Gate. If you miss the start of the tour, meet at the National Orchid Garden Clock Tower at 10am to join one of the groups for the rest of the tour.

IF IT RAINS HEAVILY: proceed to the Tanglin Gate at the junction of Holland/Cluny Roads and meet at the Visitor Information area of the Botany Centre, which is next to Tanglin Gate.

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Register HERE for the tour. Only 20 places available!

If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

Publish Asia 2019