Canon Singapore Announces Sponsorship of Singapore Sports Hub

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Canon Singapore Announces Sponsorship of Singapore Sports Hub
– Latest Founding Partner of Sports Hub continues to contribute to the community by supporting national sporting initiatives and helping athletes in their quest for sporting excellence.


22nd December 2014, SingaporeCanon, the global leader in photographic and digital imaging solutions, has become the latest Founding Partner and Official Printing & Imaging Partner of theSingapore Sports Hub following the signing of a three-year agreement. With this big boost to the local sporting landscape, Canon Singapore (CSPL) hopes to create a fraternity of athletes, spectators and photographers that will help Singapore achieve its goals of becoming a truly sporting nation.  

Under the terms of the agreement with the Singapore Sports Hub — a deal facilitated by World Sport Group — CSPL will receive branding, hospitality and signage rights in recognition for its sponsorship. CSPL’s support will also extend to offering Sports Hub and its consortium members its print and document management*, as well as specialist outsourcing services**.

“This year Canon celebrates 35 years in Singapore,” said Mr Kensaku Konishi, President and CEO, Canon Singapore Private Limited. “At Canon, we live and breathe kyosei, our corporate philosophy, which means a commitment to living and working together harmoniously for the common good. Sports bring out the best in people and play a key role in creating that harmony. Therefore, we continue to commit ourselves to bringing out the best in local sports and at the same time make great sporting events and facilities accessible to all Singaporeans.”  

Canon Singapore is an active patron of the sporting community. It recently announced that it has renewed its sponsorship agreement with SingaporeBowling for an additional two years. This came after a very successful partnership for the past six years during which SingaporeBowling achieved many significant competitive successes regionally and internationally.

“We are extremely thrilled to have Canon on board as a Founding Partner and Official Printing & Imaging Partner of the Singapore Sports Hub. As we work towards contributing to a vibrant sporting scene in Singapore, we see this partnership with Canon as a great fit based on our shared passion of making sports accessible to all Singaporeans,” said Mr Philippe Collin-Delavaud, CEO, SportsHub Pte Ltd.

Contribution to the Community through Sports
In addition to supporting Singapore’s sporting community, Canon has entered into this partnership as it is also in line with its corporate philosophy of kyosei. Recognising the significance of kyosei, Canon has taken a broader definition to mean all people, regardless of race, religion or culture, harmoniously living and working together into the future.

Canon actively pursues kyosei in the communities in which it operates. This includes the promotion of sporting activities that contribute to the well-being of the community. In this instance, Canon hopes to continue to nurture and develop athletes in their quest for sporting excellence and to actively help the community live healthier lives through sports.

*Canon Managed Document Services (MDS) is a menu of services tailored for customer’s environment to manage their document and printing needs more effectively. With the aim of driving savings and productivity, Canon employs print management solutions, and continuous optimization and right sizing to keep pace with changing needs of the office environment.
**Canon Business Services (CBS) is a common global menu of services designed to assist customers in more effectively managing their document input-output environments and document processes. This contributes to improved productivity and reduced costs for customers through the building and operation of optimized output environments in offices.

About Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd.
Canon is a global leader in photographic and digital imaging solutions. Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd. is the headquarters for South & Southeast Asia driving sales, marketing and service strategies. Besides handling the domestic market, the company leads 18 other countries including subsidiaries in India, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. The parent company Canon Inc has a global network of close to 300 companies and employs close to 200,000 people worldwide. It is dedicated to the advancement in technology and innovation and commits about 10% of its total revenue each year to R&D. Canon is consistently one of the top few companies to earn the most number of patents over the last 20 years. As a Fortune Global 500 company, Canon is guided by its kyosei philosophy that focuses on living and working together for the common good.

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About Singapore Sports Hub
The Singapore Sports Hub will be Singapore’s premier sports, entertainment and lifestyle hub with integrated community programming.

Consisting of a unique cluster development of integrated world-class sports facilities within the city, it will play a critical role in accelerating the development of sports industry, excellence and participation, and will take sports to the next level in Singapore.

Located on a 35-hectare site in Kallang, the Singapore Sports Hub will include the following facilities:
· A new 55,000-capacity National Stadium with a retractable roof and movable tiered seating
· 100PLUS Promenade that encircles the National Stadium
· A 6,000-capacity OCBC Aquatic Centre that meets FINA standards
· A 3,000-capacity OCBC Arena which will be scalable and flexible in layout
· Water Sports Centre featuring kayaking and canoeing
· 41,000 sq m Kallang Wave Mall
· The iconic Singapore Indoor Stadium
· Shimano Cycling World
· Singapore Youth Olympic Museum & Singapore Sports Museum
· Sports Hub Library
· Daily community facilities and activities open for Singaporeans, including beach volleyball, hard courts, lawn bowls, giant chess, skate park, climbing wall and running & cycling paths

The Singapore Sports Hub, which is managed by SportsHub Pte Ltd, is one of the largest sporting Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects in the world. It is also Singapore’s largest flagship PPP project of this nature, and has won the PFI award in London in 2011 and the World Architecture Festival Award for Best Future Project in the leisure-led development category in 2013.

For more information, please visit the Singapore Sports Hub

The Public-Private Partnership includes:
Sport Singapore, Infrared Capital Partners, Dragages Singapore Pte Ltd, DTZ Facilities & Engineering (S) Limited, and Global Spectrum Pico Pte Ltd

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Zebra Technologies Strengthens Leadership across APAC


Zebra Technologies Strengthens Leadership across APAC


Strong momentum from recent Motorola Solutions’ Enterprise business acquisition sees leading global provider of end-to-end solutions in Enterprise Asset Intelligence announcing robust leadership line-up for the region

08th December 2014, Singapore – Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a recognized global leader in products and solutions that extend real-time visibility into business operations, today announced new strategic appointments across Asia Pacific (APAC), to bolster the company’s leadership in the region.

This announcement follows Zebra’s successful completion of its acquisition of Motorola Solutions’ Enterprise business, consolidating the company’s lead in the provision of end-to-end solutions in Enterprise Asset Intelligence worldwide.


Zebra Technologies APAC leadership team includes:

·         Mr Rod Rodericks, Vice President and General Manager, APAC

·         Mr Ryan Goh, Vice President of Sales, APAC

·         Ms Penny Chai, Marketing Director, APAC

·         Mr Wu Jian, Regional Sales Director, Greater China Region

·         Mr Takanori Furukawa, Regional Sales Director, Japan

·         Mr John Woo, Regional Sales Director, Korea

·         Mr Deep Agarwal, Regional Sales Director, India

·         Mr Michael Lam, Regional Sales Director, Southeast Asia

·         Mr David Arkles, Regional Sales Director, Australia/New Zealand

All six Regional Sales Directors will report to Mr Ryan Goh, Vice President of Sales APAC.

APAC has consistently been a hotbed for growth for the company. In the last 5 years, Zebra experienced growth rates of about five-fold in headcount and more than three-fold in market presence across the region – India and China alone saw 130 percentage and 158 percentage increase in revenue respectively. Cities and enterprises across APAC are expected to embark on more deployment of asset-intelligence solutions, signalling even greater potential for growth, development and collaboration with local partners for Zebra Technologies in the region.  A new global study about the Internet of Things revealed that APAC leads the world in the adoption and deployment of IoT solutions. Over 85 percent of surveyed firms in APAC believe that IoT solutions will be the most strategic technology initiative for their organization in a decade, higher than the global average of 80 percent. The same study also confirmed that firms in APAC had a higher IOT deployment momentum, with over 70 percent having deployed or are in the process of deploying an IOT solution, compared to the global average of 65 percent.

Rod Rodericks, Vice President and General Manager, Zebra Technologies APAC
“Asia Pacific has always been a significant region for Zebra Technologies. And more than any time in history, this region will offer our partners, customers and employees a greater wealth of opportunities to deliver on Enterprise Asset Intelligence-enablement. Our new leadership team brings a wealth of knowledge and management experience across a broad range of technologies and services to Zebra, and I have the utmost confidence that they will contribute strong leadership centered on the needs of our customers and partners during this exciting time of growth and integration for Zebra in APAC.”

About Zebra Technologies
Zebra (NASDAQ: ZBRA) makes businesses as smart and connected as the world we live in. Zebra tracking and visibility solutions transform the physical to digital, creating the data streams enterprises need to simplify operations, know more about their businesses, and empower their mobile workforces. For more information, visit

©2014 ZIH Corp. Zebra, the Zebra head graphic and Zebra Technologies logo are trademarks of ZIH Corp, registered in many jurisdictions worldwide. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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ZUJI Launches Exclusive Deals Platform and Go-To Travel Source, Gearing up for Year-End Escapes


ZUJI Launches Exclusive Deals Platform and Go-To Travel Source, Gearing up for Year-End Escapes
– Travellers are seeking value and inspiration as they look to explore new destinations for a cooler Christmas

03rd December 2014. Singapore – ZUJI, the region’s leading online travel agent (OTA), today launched ZUJI Exclusives, a website providing packaged travel deals that have been exclusively sourced and not available elsewhere in the market. Being the only OTA to provide this offering, ZUJI also added to the news by introducing their new go-to travel source ZUJI Passport, which shares exciting content written by ZUJI travel specialists.

This news comes as ZUJI gears up for festive season travel, where recent booking data has disclosed that travellers are not only after holiday value, but they are also increasingly visiting colder destinations. Findings showed that among popular locations, including Hong Kong, Bangkok, Seoul, Shanghai and Taipei, travellers were also flocking to new destinations in the USA, Canada, China, and Japan, which are known for their snowy landscapes over the December period.

Understanding that travellers want the best possible value in their holiday planning, is what brought about the creation of ZUJI Exclusives, which offers deals that are exclusively produced and negotiated with suppliers. As the first OTA to provide these deals, ZUJI also encourages travellers to find the same offer for a lower price, for if they succeed, ZUJI will issue the trip for free.

ZUJI Exclusives CEO, Paul Ryan, said “We recognise that some travellers’ seek holidays at a value. Combined with our relationships with suppliers, we are able to offer customers the greatest yet most exclusive holiday deals that are unique to us, and therefore to them as well. Each purchase also comes with a 21-Day ‘No Questions Asked Money-Back Guarantee’, where customers can get a complete refund within 21 days of their purchase, if they are not entirely satisfied with the offering.”

Alongside this launch, the newly developed ZUJI Passport online content portal has been designed with Singapore-based travellers in mind. Travel tips, unique adventures and experiential stories are published by ZUJI Passport travel specialists and notable third parties to enthuse readers looking to book their next escape.

Chua Hui Wan, CEO, ZUJI Singapore explains, “At ZUJI, we endeavour to inspire our customers’ travel journey. ZUJI Passport as a creative newsroom adheres to this goal. We aim to pique readers’ interests with engaging and relatable content curated from around the world. We hope that through our long-standing and well-established experience in the travel industry, we can extend our knowledge to our customers and encourage them to start their next memorable escape.”

The ZUJI philosophy is centred on its customers’ journey and experience, and continues to cater to travellers’ needs by acknowledging the different platforms people use to make their travel bookings. Recent Nielsen data reported an 87% smartphone penetration rate in Singapore, which ZUJI responded to in August by launching their mobile-optimised website for smartphones and tablets. Travellers can also browse content and book their getaways on-the-go using the respective mobile-optimised ZUJI Passport and ZUJI Exclusives sites.

For more information on ZUJI Exclusives and ZUJI passport, visit and for the latest and best deals and inspiring stories.

About ZUJI
ZUJI is one of the region’s most reputable online travel agency. Pioneering online travel in Asia Pacific since 2002, ZUJI has enabled over 3.5 million trips around the world for travellers. Users can gain access to over 60 million real-time flight and hotel deals on the ZUJI website, as well as car hire, travel insurance and other inspirational travel offers.

Above all, ZUJI believes in creating a memorable journey for all travellers – starting with the commitment to provide honest travel value. Value offerings include 24/7 customer support and ‘Dynamic Packaging’ that gives travellers the freedom to make bespoke travel arrangements and enjoy additional savings.

Recently acquired by the Webjet Internet-based travel agency group, ZUJI operates travel websites in: Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia, as well as many ‘Travel Partner Network’ sites throughout Asia Pacific. For more information, visit ZUJI

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Sony Kicks Off “WHAT’S YOUR VIEW?” Social Activation Campaign


Sony Kicks Off “WHAT’S YOUR VIEW?” Social Activation Campaign
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02nd December 2014, Singapore – Sony South East Asia (“Sony”) is pleased to announce the launch of its “WHAT’S YOUR VIEW?” regional campaign – a social activation endeavour to capture two distinct photographic perspectives through the lenses of Sony’s sleek α5100 and α6000 mirrorless cameras.

Eight prominent Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs), based in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand, will define the campaign’s direction with their lifestyle and technical approaches via the α5100 and α6000, respectively, as well as share their experiences and insights behind their snapshots. They’ll consist of a team of professional photographers who will front the α6000, along with a panel of leading bloggers who will unleash their creativity using the α5100. Sony’s “WHAT’S YOUR VIEW?” commences on 28 November 2014 and concludes on 1 February 2015, with Sony’s Power of Imaging South-east Asia Facebook page elected as the main outreach platform.

The campaign will showcase two monthly photo themes. Elected KOLs will snap photos revolving around these themes, and upload them to a [Gallery] application seated on Sony’s Facebook page for viewers to browse, like, or share. KOLs will also provide opinions and techniques on their online channels such as blog sites and social media outlets. Links to these contributions will be shared on Sony’s timeline to encourage interactivity between the community and influencers.

Key Opinion Leader for Sony α5100 – Melissa Koh (SINGAPORE)
– One of Singapore’s admired fashion icons and entrepreneurs, Melissa uses her blog and Instagram to express herself as well as share her thoughts and fashion inspirations with the masses. She prides herself on her eye for detail and high quality of work. She has a likeable personality, outgoing nature, and cheerful persona which explains her large and loyal following. She lives life by her motto, “Passion for life”, and her pursuit in this industry has led her to many wonderful working opportunities with reputable brands such as Victoria’s Secret, Desigual, Polo Ralph Lauren, Guess, Miss Selfridge, Warehouse, Guy Laroche, Fossil, BCBG, Aldo and more. Melissa has been profiled and featured by publications such as The New Paper and magazines such as Style, Her World and Seventeen. By travelling the world, Melissa hopes to continue sharing visuals with her followers about her life journey and passion for fashion. Follow her on her social channels as she unveils her captures with the Sony α5100.

Social Channels: Blog Site:
Facebook: Instagram:

Key Opinion Leader for Sony α6000 – Mark Teo (SINGAPORE)
– A Singapore-based photographer with a Communications degree in Film, Video and Photomedia, Mark hones his craft through a balance of commissioned and personal work by examining life through his lens in unguarded portraitures and paused moments. He has an avid interest in extreme sports and urban subcultures, and through his experiences, he has researched and photographed cage fighters, graffiti artists, and motocross riders, to name a few. His dedication to this genre has led him to become one of the first photographers from Asia to work at the Red Bull headquarters in Austria, a leading global advocate of action and adventure sports. Mark believes music and skate cultures have long been catalysts for radical ideas and channels for creativity. Through experimenting, discovering, and collaborating with proponents of these and other street cultures, Mark continues to build a body of photographic work that reveals the uncompromised dynamism and raw energy of these alternate worlds. Catch Mark on his social platforms as he shares his professional insights and techniques with the Sony α6000 in hand!

Social Channels: Blog Site:

Photo Challenge
Another exciting component of Sony’s “WHAT’S YOUR VIEW?” initiative includes two photo contests, where consumers are encouraged to send in their own photographs inspired by the central themes. Each contestant may submit up to five images per challenge with a maximum file-size cap of 10MB per file. Sony’s photo challenge is open to six countries in the SEA region, and this includes Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines.

To participate, contestants simply have to visit “WHAT’S YOUR VIEW?”, register their account, and submit their desired photo entries. Besides the desktop application, a mobile optimised version of the contest will be available for users to access the app via their smartphones or tablets. The first photo challenge will run from 28 November 2014 to 28 December 2014, followed by the second contest which will span from 2 January 2015 to 1 February 2015. Attractive prizes will be awarded to one winner per country, plus a grand prize winner who will be selected out of the six countries after the campaign ends. This lucky recipient will win a USD 3,000 travel voucher. Elected KOLs will form a judging panel to handpick the best photo for each challenge, while the grand prize winner will be determined by Sony. Winners will be announced on Sony’s Power of Imaging South-east Asia Facebook page a week after the relevant challenge ends.

Prizes for the contests are as follows:
Challenge 1 – 6 x α5100L kit (One winner per country)
Challenge 2 – 6 x α6000L kit (One winner per country)
Grand Prize – 1 x USD 3,000 Travel Voucher (1 grand prize winner to be selected from all 12 winners)

For more information about the terms and conditions on Sony’s Photo Challenge, please click here.

α Factors – Sony α5100 and α6000 Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Cameras
Equipped with the world’s fastest auto-focusing system1 and exceptional 24.3MP Exmor™ APS-C sensor, Sony’s α5100 features a tilting “selfie-friendly” LCD display of up to 180 degrees which makes it ideal for casual shooters, while the α6000 appeals to advanced users with its inclusion of a hotshoe, electronic viewfinder, and customizable user-interface analogous to DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) cameras. Both ILC models flaunt a sizeable ISO range of 100 to 25600, and the ability to shoot 1080/60p and 24p Full-HD videos with XAVC S support.

About Sony Electronics (Singapore) & Sony South East Asia
Sony Electronics (Singapore) was established on 1st October 1999 with business activities comprising engineering and manufacturing, sales and marketing, and logistics and information systems. As part of Sony Electronics (Singapore), Sony South East Asia is responsible for the marketing and sales of consumer products in Singapore, as well as for business and professional products in Singapore and other countries in the South East Asia region. It also handles export business for consumer products from Singapore to various parts of Asia. Since establishing our presence in Singapore in 1973, we have grown steadily over the years to become a leader in the consumer electronics market. For more information on Sony’s products and services in Singapore, please visit


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Survey reveals majority of people living in Singapore are not space savvy

Smart About Space - Infographic by Extra Space

01st December 2014, Singapore – Leading Asian self-storage company Extra Space has revealed that while more than half of homeowners in Singapore (56%) describe their living space as cramped, 69% actually store items at home that are of limited or no use, such as broken or out dated electrical items*. Furthermore, two thirds (68%) of those questioned admitted to spending up to a day regularly looking for misplaced items.

The survey of over 1,000 people was designed to better understand the space constraints felt by the average household and demystify how space is being used by people living in Singapore.

“In a market where residential unit sizes are shrinking and the cost of property is rising, a staggering 74% of people surveyed admitted to having a ‘junk room’ which stores items that haven’t been used for months or even years. Our findings suggest that people living in Singapore could potentially be harbouring up to the equivalent of a spare room in their homes without knowing it”, commented Kenneth Worsdale, CEO at Extra Space Self Storage Asia.

“The accumulation of belongings for the average family comes at a higher cost than most people think and our ambition is to encourage every family in Singapore to live in a more positive, less cluttered environment. We want to motivate people to declutter their homes and to provide an alternative second home in an outside storage facility for their much loved belongings,” added Mr Worsdale.

A Nostalgic Nation

Old photos, gifts, memorabilia and keepsakes are the most popular items stored at home (63%), while over three quarters of adults (79%) aged 40+ admitted to still holding onto old school assignments. According to the survey, men aged 55 to 65 find it the hardest to let go of their belongings including sporting equipment, photos and broken or old electronics such as TV’s, computers and speaker systems.

Over a third (38%) of people admitted to storing items they haven’t used for over three years. 64% of respondents admitted that they have never attempted to de-clutter their home due to reasons such as having an emotional connection with their items or not knowing where to store them after.

Family Matters

85% of people living in Singapore have confessed that they know clutter at home affects immediate family members. Perhaps surprisingly, men are just as sentimental when it comes to their belongings as their female counterparts – 59% and 66% respectively.

When it comes to the question of who in the home is most affected, there is a clear divide. The older generation (55-65) believe it’s the children in the household (70%) who are most affected, whereas respondents aged 35-44, believe that other than themselves, it is their spouse that suffers most.

Clear Home = Clear Head

88% of respondents admitted to being bothered by clutter at home, with 45% of them even feeling stressed over it. However, just 40% said that they are actually prepared to do anything about it. As such, they regularly end up spending an average of up to a day looking for ‘lost’ items.

The top three locations for storage at home besides the ‘junk / store room’ are – Bedroom (39%), Kitchen (22%) and Balcony (14%).

Top 5 Tips by Extra Space

Top Five Tips to achieve storage harmony and de-clutter your life:

1. Dust test – if it’s dusty, chances are you aren’t really using your belongings as frequently as you think!

2. Know it or throw it – if you can’t name the majority of items stored, chances are you are wasting space.

3. Track it – stick a post-it note on the items you use less frequently in your home and mark each use over three months. Consider self-storage for the items you want to keep but clearly seldom use.

4. #OneADayGiveaway – every day give something away that you no longer use.

5. Picture that – after you’ve cleared a space, capture the moment by taking a photograph to keep yourself motivated to maintain a less cluttered home!



Extra Space Self Storage is the leader in the self-storage business in Asia, providing self-storage facilities and services to individuals, families and businesses in densely populated Asian cities facing space constraints. Led by Chief Executive Officer Mr. Kenneth Worsdale, Extra Space Self Storage is a privately owned business, headquartered in Singapore and operating in Asia. In 2007, the company opened its first facility in Singapore with 50 customers. The first facility in Korea was opened in November 2010 in the district of Gangam, Seoul and in February 2012, the company opened its first facility in Malaysia in Chan Sow Lin, Kuala Lumpur.

In August 2014, Extra Space acquired a majority stake in Storeasy Self Storage, the leading self-storage company in Taiwan. Following the acquisition, the Taiwan operations became known as ‘Storeasy by Extra Space’.

With the investment in Storeasy, Extra Space will by year-end be operating a portfolio of 26 facilities in four countries, encompassing a total of over 1.2 million square feet of space and able to serve almost 10,000 customers. The company also has plans to further expand in existing markets as well as enter new markets in prime locations across Asia.

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