Daily Archives: July 5, 2019

UPDATE — Trip.com partners Mediacorp for Star Search 2019

Widening outreach with Singapore

SINGAPORE, July 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Trip.com, an independent international brand and part of Ctrip Group, the largest online travel agent in Asia and the second largest in the world, partners Mediacorp in an extensive partnership for Star Search 2019 – Mediacorp’s iconic talent discovery platform, which has produced many popular celebrities like Zoe Tay, Chew Chor Meng, Felicia Chin and Romeo Tan since 1988. Star Search 2019 is the 11th edition of the show.

After a nine-year hiatus, Star Search 2019 marks the return of Mediacorp’s popular competition, attracting 1,200 hopefuls from Singapore, Malaysia, China, Indonesia, Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, Canada, Australia, UK, Macau who showed up at two open auditions in May at Ngee Ann City and Bugis+.

As the official travel partner, Trip.com in Singapore will also be sponsoring a trip for the final winner of Star Search and a chosen mentor or alumni. This will be filmed as a travelogue for TV broadcast.

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/8ccda69c-6f5d-42eb-ac2b-65f3dc6f1dfa

With 24/7 customer service and available both on website and mobile app and in 19 languages, Trip.com offers comprehensive travel products and services to millions of members worldwide. With a large inventory of over 1.2 million accommodation, 2 million individual flight routes, local attractions and things to do our aim is to provide, all travelers and the final winner of Star Search, a trip of his or her dream.

Edmund Weng, General Manager of Trip.com Singapore and Malaysia, said, “We are delighted to be the only and official travel partner with Star Search. As a popular talent discovery platform, our partnership will ensure that Trip.com remain by the side of all who are ready to take a trip. Live your dreams and take the trip with Trip.com.”

“Just as Trip.com promises seamless connections for travellers around the world, Star Search brings promising talents on a flight of discovery to unearth their inner stars. As we move into the next phase of the competition, Mediacorp is thrilled that Trip.com has come on board as a partner. We can’t wait to journey together with the rest of Singapore to find out who among the 24 fresh talents will be next to shine at the studios of Stars Avenue,” said Mediacorp’s Chief Commercial and Digital Officer, Parminder Singh.

About Trip.com

Ctrip.com International, Ltd. is a leading travel service provider of accommodation reservation, Trip.com provides one-stop travel booking services in 19 languages through our website and mobile app. We are a part of the Ctrip Group, a NASDAQ listed company since 2003 (NASDAQ: CTRP) with over 30,000 employees and over 300 million members, making it one of the leading online travel agencies in the world.

With more than 1.2 million hotels in 200 countries and regions, we’ve built an extensive hotel network to give our customers a fantastic choice of accommodation. Our far-reaching flight network has over 2 million individual flight routes connecting more than 5,000 cities around the globe. When you combine this with our 24/7 English customer service and various other travel products, you can trust us to take care of your next trip.

About Mediacorp

Mediacorp is Singapore’s largest content creator and national media network, operating six TV channels, 11 radio stations and multiple digital platforms including CNA, Singapore’s most used news app, and Toggle, its digital video platform. Its mission is to engage, entertain and enrich audiences by harnessing the power of creativity.

Mediacorp pioneered the development of Singapore’s broadcasting industry, with radio broadcast in 1936 and television broadcast in 1963. Today, it reaches 98% of Singaporeans in four languages and has a growing Asian audience base through CNA as well as entertainment content that is distributed across markets in the region.

The Mediacorp Partner Network brings Mediacorp together with industry-leading brands like ESPN, Edipresse Media, 99.co and VICE to deliver rich content for consumers and effective solutions for advertisers.

Mediacorp is the recipient of industry accolades including New York Festivals, World Media Festivals, PromaxBDA (World and Asia) and Asian Academy Creative Awards.

For more information, please visit mediacorp.sg.

For further information, please contact:

International PR
Ctrip.com International, ltd.
Tel: (+86) 21 3406 4880 ext 196455
Email: Pr@ctrip.com

Mark Tan
Communications Specialist
Mediacorp Pte Ltd
Email: mark.tan@mediacorp.com.sg

Trip.com partners Mediacorp for Star Search 2019

Widening outreach with Singapore

SINGAPORE, July 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Trip.com, an independent international brand and part of Ctrip Group, the largest online travel agent in Asia and the second largest in the world, partners Mediacorp in an extensive partnership for Star Search 2019 – Mediacorp’s iconic talent discovery platform, which has produced many popular celebrities like Zoe Tay, Chew Chor Meng, Felicia China and Romeo Tan since 1988. Star Search 2019 is the 11th edition of the show.

After a nine-year hiatus, Star Search 2019 marks the return of Mediacorp’s popular competition, attracting 1,200 hopefuls from Singapore, Malaysia, China, Indonesia, Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, Canada, Australia, UK, Macau who showed up at two open auditions in May at Ngee Ann City and Bugis+.

As the official travel partner, Trip.com in Singapore will also be sponsoring a trip for the final winner of Star Search and a chosen mentor or alumni. This will be filmed as a travelogue for TV broadcast.Trip.com partners Mediacorp for Star Search 2019

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/8ccda69c-6f5d-42eb-ac2b-65f3dc6f1dfa

With 24/7 customer service and available both on website and mobile app and in 19 languages, Trip.com offers comprehensive travel products and services to millions of members worldwide. With a large inventory of over 1.2 million accommodation, 2 million individual flight routes, local attractions and things to do our aim is to provide, all travelers and the final winner of Star Search, a trip of his or her dream.

Edmund Weng, General Manager of Trip.com Singapore and Malaysia, said, “We are delighted to be the only and official travel partner with Star Search. As a popular talent discovery platform, our partnership will ensure that Trip.com remain by the side of all who are ready to take a trip. Live your dreams and take the trip with Trip.com.”

“Just as Trip.com promises seamless connections for travellers around the world, Star Search brings promising talents on a flight of discovery to unearth their inner stars. As we move into the next phase of the competition, Mediacorp is thrilled that Trip.com has come on board as a partner. We can’t wait to journey together with the rest of Singapore to find out who among the 24 fresh talents will be next to shine at the studios of Stars Avenue,” said Mediacorp’s Chief Commercial and Digital Officer, Parminder Singh.

About Trip.com

Ctrip.com International, Ltd. is a leading travel service provider of accommodation reservation, Trip.com provides one-stop travel booking services in 19 languages through our website and mobile app. We are a part of the Ctrip Group, a NASDAQ listed company since 2003 (NASDAQ: CTRP) with over 30,000 employees and over 300 million members, making it one of the leading online travel agencies in the world.

With more than 1.2 million hotels in 200 countries and regions, we’ve built an extensive hotel network to give our customers a fantastic choice of accommodation. Our far-reaching flight network has over 2 million individual flight routes connecting more than 5,000 cities around the globe. When you combine this with our 24/7 English customer service and various other travel products, you can trust us to take care of your next trip.

About Mediacorp

Mediacorp is Singapore’s largest content creator and national media network, operating six TV channels, 11 radio stations and multiple digital platforms including CNA, Singapore’s most used news app, and Toggle, its digital video platform. Its mission is to engage, entertain and enrich audiences by harnessing the power of creativity.

Mediacorp pioneered the development of Singapore’s broadcasting industry, with radio broadcast in 1936 and television broadcast in 1963. Today, it reaches 98% of Singaporeans in four languages and has a growing Asian audience base through CNA as well as entertainment content that is distributed across markets in the region.

The Mediacorp Partner Network brings Mediacorp together with industry-leading brands like ESPN, Edipresse Media, 99.co and VICE to deliver rich content for consumers and effective solutions for advertisers.

Mediacorp is the recipient of industry accolades including New York Festivals, World Media Festivals, PromaxBDA (World and Asia) and Asian Academy Creative Awards.

For more information, please visit mediacorp.sg.

For further information, please contact:

International PR
Ctrip.com International, ltd.
Tel: (+86) 21 3406 4880 ext 196455
Email: Pr@ctrip.com

Mark Tan
Communications Specialist
Mediacorp Pte Ltd
Email: mark.tan@mediacorp.com.sg

 

NoorLine launches a free 24 hour Culturally Sensitive online therapy website

DETROIT, July 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NoorLine, a free anonymous distress line launches out of Detroit this week to help bring 24 hour peer to peer anonymous emotional support to distressed individuals worldwide. Trained Muslim volunteer listeners man their keyboard, not phone lines, to provide mental health support and even just general interaction via direct messaging from the www.noorline.org website.

NoorLine works similar to a distress or mental health hotline except it uses direct messaging to connect volunteers to distressed individuals, not phone lines which eliminates regional restrictions. After going to the NoorLine website and creating an account users can browse and choose from a list of Muslim listeners, after choosing their listener they can then use the messaging feature to start communicating with them. Individuals can also choose to be a listener by completing a free 10 minute online training session.

Founder Faisal Khan created NoorLine after a friend he knew from overseas had mentioned a few times about needing someone to talk to and that there were no local hotlines available and that the hotlines in Europe and North America were inaccessible for him. “The best part of this service is that since our listeners take direct messages from their personal accounts on the NoorLine website they can provide culturally sensitive emotional support for Muslims and non Muslims located anywhere in the world.” Says founder Faisal Khan, who is also founder of the professional mental health website www.therapyline.org.

World events over the years have led to depression and anxiety among Muslims and Non Muslims alike, NoorLine is not only looking to provide a place where both Muslims and non Muslims can get anonymous secure emotional support for things like stress, anxiety, depression, addiction and more but also where Non Muslims can perhaps have a chance to meet a Muslim and perhaps open some dialogue if they want. “In a time where world wide anxiety is at an all time high for both Muslims and Non Muslims alike, a platform like this can really help a lot of people out and hopefully even start building bridges between communities.” Mr Khan hopes. Anyone interested in getting free anonymous help or signing up as a listener can go to www.noorline.org.

Contact:
faisalkhan@noorline.org
734 407 9626

North Sulawesi’s tourist facilities to be renovated by 2020

Manado, N Sulawesi (ANTARA) – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has outlined a target to complete the project to renovate public facilities in North Sulawesi’s tourist destination areas in 2020.

“The target is next year. (Renovation of) all airports, (Special Economic Zone of) Likupang, Bitung, and Lembeh Island, will be completed by next year. We are upbeat about also completing the project for bridges and some other facilities near the beach,” Jokowi stated at the Bunaken National Park jetty here on Friday.

The president and First Lady Iriana had visited Bunaken National Park for reviewing some facilities in the area.

Jokowi enjoyed the sights of Bunaken’s popular underwater park through the glass-floor of the boat’s hull.

“Tourists are eager to come, but the (airport’s) runway is not long enough, its terminal is too small, and many products need to be improved,” the president pointed out.

Jokowi will hold further discussions with his aides regarding the area’s spatial planning before he returns to the capital city.

“Once spatial planning for the city and the tourism center, both of them can be completed, we will move maybe to Labuan Bajo (East Nusa Tenggara) that is facing the same problem,” he remarked.

Funding for the renovation will be sourced from the state budget. “This should have a positive impact on the economic growth and benefit the public. Infrastructure must positively impact investment and the economy and directly impact the public,” he noted.

The president’s entourage also comprised Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Public Works and Public Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono, Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi, Agrarian Affairs and Spatial Planning Minister Sofyan Djalil, Justice and Human Rights Affairs Minister Yasonna Laoly, North Sulawesi Governor Olly Dondokambey, and Presidential Special Staff Johan Budi.

Source: Antara News