Yahoo! launches Singapore 9 to honor the nine most influential Singaporeans (Video)

Yahoo! launches Singapore 9. This campaign is to coincide with Singapore National Day. They are categorized in the different fields: Politics, Business, Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Media, Youth, Innovators and NGOs. Nice to see familiar bloggers in the Media category. More information after the break.


Here is an intro video.

And the Press Release

Yahoo! launches Singapore 9 to honor the nine most influential Singaporeans

Campaign to coincide with Singapore National Day

SINGAPORE, July 15, 2011 – Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:  YHOO), the premier digital media company announced the launch of Singapore 9 – the first such campaign for the company that will recognize the valuable contributions of nine distinguished Singaporeans in various fields: Politics, Business, Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Media, Youth, Innovators and NGOs.

Inspired by and in reference to August 9, Singapore’s National Day, the campaign is aimed at nurturing the pride of Singaporeans and fellow residents by acknowledging the tireless service each of the leaders in the respective categories has extended to the country over the last year.

The campaign comprises 45 nominees in nine categories; the winners of which will be selected through online polls. The poll site located on www.singapore9.com.sg is open for voting from July 8 until August 5, for users to select their favorite individuals to lead the category.

The online campaign will be launched in phases with three categories including Politics, Economy and Sports launched in the first week, from 8-14 July; Media, Entertainment  and NGOs in the second week from 15-21 July and; Arts, Innovators and Young Faces in the third week from 22-28 July.

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According to Alan Soon, Managing Editor of Yahoo! Southeast Asia, “Singapore 9 stems from the massive sea change we saw in the wake of this year’s election campaign with questions surrounding what it truly means to be Singaporean. As the number one online news media in Singapore, we felt we had both the obligation and honor to support our community in recognizing the nation’s best.”

Singapore 9 will be hosted on Yahoo!’s recently rebuilt news platform which has been developed to allow publishers and consumers to better ingest, manage and discover Yahoo! content and make it more personally relevant to individual users wherever they are and whatever their interests.

With more than 170 million unique visitors each month worldwide, Yahoo! News is the number one global news destination on the web, ahead of the likes of The New York Times or CNN.

Yahoo! News is a trusted source for news and perspectives that are clear and personally relevant to users. It is the place people go to get all the news they care about for free – from breaking coverage and a broad spectrum of expert analysis to local developments and important international stories.

The 45 nominees in the nine categories are as follows:

CATEGORY: POLITICS

a.       LEE HSIEN LOONG

b.      GEORGE YEO

c.       VINCENT WIJEYSINGHA

d.      NICOLE SEAH

e.      CHIAM SEE TONG

CATEGORY: BUSINESS

a.       DAVID GERALD

b.      JANNIE CHAN

c.       THARMAN SHANMUGARATNAM

d.      HENG SWEE KEAT

e.      CYNTHIA CHUA

CATEGORY : ARTS

a.       MATTHEW NGUI (Singapore Biennale Artistic Director)

b.      REBECCA CHEW (School of Arts’ 1st Principal)

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c.       AMANDA HENG (Cultural Medallion winner)

d.      ROYSTON TAN (Director)

e.      DICK LEE

CATEGORY: ENTERTAINMENT

a.       MICHELLE CHONG

b.      IRENE ANG

c.       TAUFIK BATISAH

d.      ADRIAN PANG

e.      HOSSAN LEONG

 

CATEGORY : SPORTS

a.       FANDI AHMAD

b.      ANG PENG

c.       THERESA GOH

d.      JEFFREY LIGHTFOOT

e.      TAO LI

CATEGORY : MEDIA

a.       ANDREW LOH

b.      LEE KIM MUN

c.       NG TZE YONG

d.      ALEX AU

e.      WENDY CHENG

 CATEGORY: NGOs

a.       BRAEMA MATHI  (for MARUAH)

b.      BRIDGET TAN (for HUMANITARIAN ORGANISATION FOR MIGRATION ECONOMICS – HOME)

c.       LOUIS NG (for ANIMAL CONCERNS RESEARCH AND EDUCATION SOCIETY – ACRES)

d.      LAURENCE LIAN (for NATIONAL VOLUNTEER AND PHILANTHROPY CENTRE – NVPC)

e.      HASSAN AHMAD (for MERCY RELIEF)

CATEGORY: YOUTH

a.       ADRIANNA TAN (BLOGGER/ENTREPRENEUR)

b.      EDWARD CHIA  (TIMBRE GROUP CEO)

c.       BOO JUNFENG (DIRECTOR)

d.      GERALD GIAM (WORKER’S PARTY NMP)

e.      OLIVIA ONG

CATEGORY: INNOVATORS

a.       KHOO PENG BENG

b.      TAN CHORH CHUAN

c.       HO KWON PING

d.      KISHORE MAHBUBANI

e.      CHERIAN GEORGE

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