10th PropertyGuru Asia Awards Malaysia in partnership with iProperty marks a decade of excellence amid economic expansion

THE SEARCH FOR MALAYSIAN REAL ESTATE ACHIEVERS BEGINS ANEW

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 2, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – Malaysia’s leading property portals have jointly launched the 10th Annual PropertyGuru Asia Awards Malaysia in partnership with iProperty—inviting the country’s finest property developers to receive and vie for sought-after hallmarks of excellence in real estate.

The 10th PropertyGuru Asia Awards Malaysia in partnership with iProperty is now accepting submissions until 30 June 2023.

Bringing two of the nation’s most respected awards programmes to set a new single benchmark for excellence in Malaysian real estate, the landmark 10th edition of the PropertyGuru Asia Awards Malaysia in partnership with iProperty is now accepting submissions until 30 June 2023 via: asiapropertyawards.com/nominations

Now in its 10th year of celebrating achievements in property development and design, the search for Malaysia’s finest real estate begins anew at an auspicious time as Malaysia’s economy shows impressive growth. The Malaysian economy expanded by 8.7% YoY in 2022—the highest annual growth recorded since the year 2000 (8.9% YoY). The economy is expected to expand by 4.0% to 5.0 % in 2023, supported by firm domestic demand and ongoing improvements in the labour market.

Although demand for homes is likely to be tempered in the first half of 2023 due to rising interest rates, the second half of the year is shaping up to be more promising as the Chinese economy opens, according to the PropertyGuru Malaysia Property Market Report Q1 2023. The relaxation of Covid-19 measures in China is set to boost the economy in the second half of the year through an increase in tourist arrivals and reduced supply chain disruptions.

Jules Kay, general manager of PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards and Events, said: “We are thrilled to celebrate the landmark 10th edition of the PropertyGuru Asia Awards Malaysia in partnership with iProperty. Built on two strong brands and guided by Malaysia’s most trusted property advisors, our awards programme leverages our combined expertise and network to further raise the benchmark of property development and design in the country. The Awards also serve as a quality benchmark for buyers looking to invest in Malaysia’s finest real estate.”

The black-tie gala celebration is scheduled to take place at The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, the official venue of the Awards, on Friday, 24 November 2023.

Key dates for the 2023 edition:
30 June 2023 – Entries Close
24-26 July 2023 – Live Judging Days
17-30 July 2023 – People’s Choice Awards voting period
24 November 2023 – Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
8 December 2023 – Regional Grand Final Gala Presentation in Bangkok, Thailand

The public are also encouraged to submit their nominations before the deadline of entries on 30 June 2023 here: asiapropertyawards.com/nominations

In addition, the People’s Choice Awards will allow consumers and residents in Malaysia to vote for their preferred and most trusted developers, honouring 10 companies that deliver the Best in Trust, Quality, and Value for Money.

Respected leaders, experts

A distinguished panel of judges, comprising 18 respected leaders and experts in real estate consultancy, architecture, interior design, finance, legal, and related fields, will discuss and deliberate over entries during the Live Judging Days in late July 2023.

Datuk Ar. Ezumi Harzani Ismail, president of the Malaysian Institute of Architects: 2020-2022, has been elected chairperson of the independent panel of judges in 2023. He succeeds Dato’ Sr Lau Wai Seang, president of the Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM): 2017-2018, who remains on the panel, to the chairpersonship.

Datuk Ar. Ezumi Harzani Ismail said: “I am so pleased to lead the independent panel of judges of the Awards in Malaysia as the programme recognises the finest real estate in the country for the 10th year running. Along with the independent panel of judges, I join Malaysia’s consumers in helping reward the achievements of the real estate sector and moving the recovering economy towards progress and prosperity. With this year’s entrants and competitors, we will raise the bar of design and development together in Malaysia.”

HLB, the official supervisor of Awards, will oversee the judging and make sure the process is fair, transparent, and credible. John Ler and Kelvin Chew, international contact partner and managing partner for HLB Ler Lum Chew – HLB Malaysia, respectively, will lead the third-party team of supervisors.

Qualifying as the Best in Asia

Main winners from the PropertyGuru Asia Awards Malaysia in partnership with iProperty will qualify to compete for regional accolades at the 18th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final in Bangkok, Thailand on 8 December.

Malaysia’s finest real estate won several ‘Best in Asia’ honours at the 17th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final 2022. KL Wellness City by KL Wellness City Sdn Bhd was named Best Mixed Use Development (Asia) while Infinity8 Reserve JBCC by Infinity Group won Best Co-Working Space (Asia).

Established in 2005, the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards continue to reward high-calibre work within the industry, encompassing property development, construction, architecture, interior design, and sustainable building practices. The series initially covered Southeast Asia and has expanded over the years to include the region’s dynamic property markets, including Australia, China, Greater Niseko in Japan, and India.

Organised by PropertyGuru Group (NYSE: PGRU), Southeast Asia’s leading property technology company, the 10th PropertyGuru Asia Awards Malaysia in partnership with iProperty are supported by official portal partners PropertyGuru.com.my and iProperty.com.my; official venue The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur; official magazine Property Report by PropertyGuru; and official supervisor HLB.

For more information, email awards@propertyguru.com or visit the official website: AsiaPropertyAwards.com.

ABOUT PROPERTYGURU ASIA PROPERTY AWARDS

PropertyGuru’s Asia Property Awards, established in 2005, are the region’s most exclusive and prestigious real estate awards programme. The Asia Property Awards are recognised as the ultimate hallmark of excellence in the Asian property sector. Boasting an independent panel of industry experts and trusted supervisors, the Awards have an unparalleled reputation for being credible, ethical, fair and transparent.

In 2023, the Awards series is open to more than a dozen key property markets around the region. The exciting gala events welcome senior industry leaders and top media, as well as reach property agents and consumers via live streaming. Recognising excellence within each Asian market with a variety of categories, including green and sustainable development, each local awards programme will culminate in the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final, which takes place after the PropertyGuru Asia Real Estate Summit during ‘PropertyGuru Week’ in December 2023.

For more information, please visit AsiaPropertyAwards.com

ABOUT PROPERTYGURU GROUP

PropertyGuru is Southeast Asia’s leading1 PropTech company, and the preferred destination for over 41 million property seekers2to connect with more than 63,000 agents3 monthly to find their dream home. PropertyGuru empowers property seekers with more than 3.2 million real estate listings4, in-depth insights, and solutions that enable them to make confident property decisions across Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam.

PropertyGuru.com.sg was launched in Singapore in 2007 and since then PropertyGuru Group has made the property journey a transparent one for property seekers in Southeast Asia. In the last 15 years, PropertyGuru has grown into a high-growth PropTech company with a robust portfolio of leading property marketplaces across its core markets; award-winning mobile apps; mortgage marketplace, PropertyGuru Finance; and a host of enterprise solutions now under PropertyGuru For Business, including a high-quality developer sales enablement platform, FastKey, DataSense, ValueNet, Awards, events and publications across Asia.  

For more information, please visit: PropertyGuruGroup.com;  PropertyGuru Group on LinkedIn.

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2 Based on Google Analytics data between July 2022 and December 2022
3 Based on data between July 2022 and December 2022
4 Based on SimilarWeb data between July 2022 and December 2022

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Sponsorships:
Kanittha Srithongsuk, Regional Manager, Awards Sponsorship
M: +66 93 293 9794
E: kanittha@propertyguru.com

Sales & Nominations:
Samuel Poon, Asst. Manager (Malaysia & China) – Awards
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ONERHT Foundation appoints AlDigi Holdings CEO to its Board of Directors

SINGAPORE, May 2, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – ONERHT Foundation Ltd, the corporate social responsibility vehicle of RHTLaw Asia LLP and the RHT Group of Companies (collectively, "ONERHT"), has appointed Mr. Jayaprakash Jagateesan, Group Chief Executive Officer of the AlDigi Group, as its new Board Director, effective 1 May 2023.


Mr Jayaprakash Jagateesan


Prakash also holds various positions both within and outside ONERHT and is an active member of the community who contributes to meaningful causes aligned with the Foundation's core pillars of education, environment and sustainability, disadvantaged groups, as well as arts and sports.

He is the Deputy Chairman and Co-Founder of SDAX Exchange, Director of carbon trading platform AirCabon Exchange, Director of Global Indian International School, Vice Chairman of the Singapore Indian Education Trust (SIET), Member of the Singapore Hockey Federation Disciplinary Sub-Committee and an avid golfer who regularly participates in charity tournaments.

Mr Jayaprakash Jagateesan, Director of ONERHT Foundation Ltd, said, "The Foundation's flagship events have been a prominent fixture on ONERHT's calendar for many years and I have witnessed the Foundation's evolution and growth first-hand. I look forward to playing a more active role in supporting the Foundation's efforts to inspire a philanthropic culture of doing good."

Ms Kaylee Kwok, Chairman of ONERHT Foundation, said, "In line with the Board's ongoing succession plans, we recognise the importance of progressively refreshing the Board to address the evolving needs of the Foundation. Prakash's appointment ensures that the Foundation's Board will continue to have an appropriate mix and diversity of skills, professional experience, and personal qualities to collectively advance the Foundation's initiatives and programmes to give back to the community."

"We welcome Prakash to the Board and look forward to his contributions as we work closely together on our mission to provide a framework, platform and channel for corporate social responsibility and pro-bono initiatives," added Ms Kwok.

Since its inception in 2015, the Foundation has with the support of its donors and sponsors been able to raise more than S$4 million for more than 24 charitable organisations.

ONERHT Foundation Ltd

A Singapore registered charity and grant-making philanthropic organisation, ONERHT Foundation Ltd enables RHTLaw Asia LLP and the RHT Group of Companies (collectively, "ONERHT") to do right and do good through various charitable endeavours.

Set up by ONERHT in 2015, the Foundation was registered as a Singapore charity by the Commissioner of Charities and a grant-making philanthropic organisation by the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore on 16 September 2016 and 28 November 2016 respectively.

The Foundation seeks to establish, inspire and encourage the right philanthropic culture among the corporate and legal fraternity of giving back to the community in a focused, hands-on and meaningful manner. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised more than S$4 million to support more than 24 beneficiaries involved in education, the environment and sustainability, disadvantaged groups as well as the arts and sports. For more information, please visit www.onerht.foundation

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The 6th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Australia) will showcase the country’s finest to domestic, international property seekers

AN EXCLUSIVE GALA DINNER AND PRESENTATION CEREMONY WILL BE HOSTED IN MELBOURNE FOR THE 2023 EDITION

SYDNEY, AU, Apr 28, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – The PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Australia) programme officially opened its sixth edition in 2023 as overseas property seekers return to the renowned investment destination.

CaptFrom L-R: Josh Chye, Partner, Tax Consulting, HLB Mann Judd, the awards official supervisor;
Lui Violanti, Chairperson of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Australia) and regional manager
for Western Australia at Inhabit Group; Jules Kay, General Manager of PropertyGuru Asia Property
Awards and Events; and Sally Picot, Group General Manager of Sales, Scape Australiaion

Australia’s finest developers and design practices may submit their entries to the 6th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Australia), which will be presented for the first time ever in Australia during a black-tie gala dinner and ceremony in Melbourne in October.

Entry submissions are accepted online until 4 August 2023 via: asiapropertyawards.com

The launch of the Awards in Australia comes as residential real estate in the country strengthens its reputation as a long-term, stable-growth asset class for end use and investment. Australia during the pandemic emerged as a safe haven where residential property prices have since continued to grow, according to research by Property Report by PropertyGuru, the official magazine of the Awards. This has emboldened Asian buyers to look for second homes in the popular international education destination following eased border restrictions.

Jules Kay, general manager of PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards and Events, said: “The Awards in Australia have grown to be much more comprehensive in the post-pandemic era, expanding to cover more states and a wider range of developers. This reflects the needs of an increasingly diverse pool of domestic and international property seekers, including upgraders, seniors, international students and foreign investors. This year, we plan to celebrate the diversity and success of the Australian market in new, even more exciting ways.”

Lui Violanti, chairperson of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Australia) and regional manager for Western Australia at Inhabit Group, said: “With great excitement and pride, we open the 2023 edition of the Awards in Australia to worthy entries from all over the country. We challenge Australia’s finest developers and design practices to showcase their latest and greatest achievements to the rest of Asia Pacific as property seekers across the region eagerly search once more for the country’s best homes, aged-care environments, student accommodations, commercial spaces, mixed-use sites, and investment assets. The sixth edition of the Awards in Australia are truly something to look forward to this year.”

In a milestone occasion, the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Australia) will be celebrated for the first time within the country at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne ballroom on Friday, 13 October.

Key dates for the 2023 edition:
4 August 2023 – Entries Close
28 August – 15 September 2023 – Site Inspections
19 September 2023 – Final Judging
13 October 2023 – Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony in Melbourne, Australia
8 December 2023 – Regional Grand Final Gala Presentation in Bangkok, Thailand

The public are also encouraged to submit their nominations before the deadline of entries on 4 August 2023 here: asiapropertyawards.com/nominations

Jules Kay, General Manager of PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards and Events

Connecting with international property seekers

Jules Kay and Lui Violanti led the ‘Connect with Southeast Asia’ event at Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour that officially launched the 2023 edition of PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Australia).

Sally Picot, group general manager of sales at Scape Australia, winner of the Best Student Accommodation Development award at the 5th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Australia) 2022, attended the launch in Sydney. Also in attendance was Josh Chye, partner and head of tax at HLB Mann Judd, representing HLB, the official supervisor of the Awards.

HLB, the global network of independent advisory and accounting firms, is responsible for upholding the fairness, credibility, and integrity of the selection process. As the official supervisor of the Awards, HLB makes full use of a professionally run, fully transparent judging system.

The selection process, which includes rigorous site inspections and deliberations, involves an independent panel of judges. Led by Lui Violanti, the judging panel is composed of experts in a wide array of fields from architecture and design to real estate consultancy.

Top award recipients from Australia will be eligible to compete with their peers across the Asia-Pacific region at the 18th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final 2023 on 8 December in Bangkok, Thailand. Last year, Spacious Group won the Best Boutique Developer (Asia) title at the 17th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final. Paradiso Place by SPG Land clinched both the Best Smart Building Development (Asia) and Best Integrated Work From Home Development (Asia) awards while Zero Gipps by Dare Property Group and The Archwood Residences by Mayrin Group won the Best Eco Friendly Commercial Development (Asia) and Best Housing/Landed Architectural Design (Asia) awards, respectively.

Established in 2005, the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards continue to reward high-calibre work within the industry, encompassing property development, construction, architecture, interior design, and sustainable building practices. The series initially covered Southeast Asia and has expanded over the years to include the region’s dynamic property markets, including Australia, China, Greater Niseko in Japan, and India.

Organised by PropertyGuru Group (NYSE: PGRU), Southeast Asia’s leading property technology company, the 6th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Australia) are supported by official magazine Property Report by PropertyGuru; official publicity partner Good Talent Media; media partners Australian Property Journal, The Property Tribune, and Your Investment Property Magazine; and official supervisor HLB.

For more information, email awards@propertyguru.com or visit the official website: AsiaPropertyAwards.com.

ABOUT PROPERTYGURU ASIA PROPERTY AWARDS

PropertyGuru’s Asia Property Awards, established in 2005, are the region’s most exclusive and prestigious real estate awards programme. The Asia Property Awards are recognised as the ultimate hallmark of excellence in the Asian property sector. Boasting an independent panel of industry experts and trusted supervisors, the Awards have an unparalleled reputation for being credible, ethical, fair and transparent.

In 2023, the Awards series is open to more than a dozen key property markets around the region. The exciting gala events welcome senior industry leaders and top media, as well as reach property agents and consumers via live streaming. Recognising excellence within each Asian market with a variety of categories, including green and sustainable development, each local awards programme will culminate in the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final, which takes place after the PropertyGuru Asia Real Estate Summit during ‘PropertyGuru Week’ in December 2023.

For more information, please visit AsiaPropertyAwards.com

PROPERTYGURU CONTACTS:

General Enquiries:
Richard Allan Aquino, Head of Brand & Marketing Services
M: +66 92 954 4154
E: allan@propertyguru.com

Media & Partnerships:
Nate Dacua, Media Relations & Marketing Services Manager
M: +66 92 701 2510
E: nate@propertyguru.com

Sponsorships:
Kanittha Srithongsuk, Regional Manager, Awards Sponsorship
M: +66 93 293 9794
E: kanittha@propertyguru.com

Sales & Nominations:

Watcharaphon Chaisuk (Jeff), Solutions Manager

M: +66 95 797 0595

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James Shapiro’s 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare Wins the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction Winner of Winners Award

Edinburgh, Apr 28, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare by James Shapiro is tonight, Thursday, April 27, named winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 'Winner of Winners' Award. The winner was announced by Chair of Judges, Jason Cowley, at a ceremony hosted at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.


Baillie Gifford Prize Winner of Winners James Shapiro
Baillie Gifford Prize Winner of Winners James Shapiro with 1599: A Year in the Life of William
Shakespeare at a photocall at Waterstones in Edinburgh


The Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction Winner of Winners Award marks the 25th anniversary of the UK's premier non-fiction book prize by crowning the best work of non-fiction from the last 25 years of the prize. As the winner, Shapiro will receive GBP25,000.

The winner was chosen by a judging panel comprising of: New Statesman editor-in-chief, Jason Cowley (chair); academic, critic and broadcaster, Shahidha Bari; journalist, author and academic, Sarah Churchwell; and biographer and critic Frances Wilson. Their selection was made from a shortlist of six books, taken from the previous 24 prizewinning books.

In the course of 1599, Shakespeare completed Henry V, wrote Julius Caesar and As You Like It in quick succession, and produced the first draft of his greatest play, Hamlet. In his winning book 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare, Shapiro shows how The Bard progressed from his tale of two star-crossed lovers to Hamlet. Shapiro finds one question the most pressing: how did Shakespeare become Shakespeare – one of the greatest writers who ever lived?

James Shapiro is Professor of English at Columbia University, where he teaches Shakespeare. His earlier books have received international acclaim, including 1606: The Year of Lear, which won the James Tait Black Prize; 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare, which won the Samuel Johnson Prize; and Shakespeare in a Divided America, selected as one of the 10 best books of the year by the New York Times. Shapiro is also the author of Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare?, Oberammergau: The Troubling Story of the World's Most Famous Passion Play, Shakespeare and the Jews, and Rival Playwrights: Marlowe, Shakespeare, Jonson, and edited the Library of America anthology, Shakespeare in America. His reviews have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Times Literary Supplement, the London Review of Books, and other publications. He has served on the board of directors of The Royal Shakespeare Company, and advises productions for the Public Theatre in New York and other companies. Shapiro was a collaborator on The King and the Playwright, a series he hosted for the BBC and also hosted the BBC The Mysterious Mr. Webster. In 2011, he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is currently serving as a Booker Prize judge.

Jason Cowley, Chair of judges, says: "1599 is a remarkable and compelling book. A history of four masterpieces and of so much more, it produces a life of Shakespeare, about whom so little is known, through an ingenious fusion of history, politics, and literary criticism. The result is a poised and original re-imagination of biography. Shapiro returns Shakespeare to the stage of his own world, and in so doing, he transforms our understanding – not only of the great works but also of the social atmosphere of his times. Erudite, accessible and formally bold, it will appeal to anyone interested in history, politics, literature and good writing."

Peter Singlehurst, Partner at Baillie Gifford, says: "The strapline for the Baillie Gifford Prize is 'all the best stories are true'. But it is not necessarily their factfulness that makes these books so special, it is the stories about people, ordinary and extraordinary. Choosing one book seems an impossible task and we thank the judges for taking on the unenviable responsibility. Many congratulation to James Shapiro."

Sir Leonard Blavatnik, Head of the Blavatnik Family Foundation, says: "For twenty-five years, the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction has recognized immensely talented authors. We congratulate James Shapiro on this exceptional achievement. We are proud to be the long-time sponsor of the podcasts showcasing the short-listed books and their authors, as well as the annual celebratory gala in London when the winners are announced."

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All-Star Chef and Restaurant Line-Up Announced for Inaugural Vivid Sydney Food

SYDNEY, AU, Apr 27, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – Vivid Sydney's brand-new pillar, Vivid Food, has delivered a sizzling smorgasbord of a program for its inaugural year. International culinary greats and homegrown superstars, combined with iconic dining establishments and pop-up foodie experiences, are set to deliver all the ingredients to make Vivid Food a feast for all the senses.


Vivid Sydney 2022 – Destination NSW

Chef Daniel Humm (Credit: Craig McDean)


One of the biggest Vivid Food program elements is a two-week residency for New York chef Daniel Humm at Matt Moran's Aria. Humm, who needs no introduction to global gourmands, is the chef and owner of three Michelin-starred Eleven Madison Park. Humm made headlines when he changed the entire menu of the former World's Best 50 Restaurants number-one eatery to a plant-based offering. He'll bring both his team and his visionary approach to cuisine to one of Sydney's most celebrated restaurants from 6-17 June for Vivid Residence.

Vivid Chef Series will welcome more of the world's most exciting chefs as they join forces with some of Sydney's best restaurants, including Kiln, Fred's and Yellow, to create exclusive and never-before-tasted menus. From relaxed to fine dining and from contemporary European to authentic African cuisine, collaborations include award-winning LA chef Jeremy Fox, two Michelin-starred chef Rishi Naleendra from Singapore, and Cape Town's Mmabatho Molefe, one of the World's 50 Best Restaurants 50 Next hospitality pioneers in 2022.

Globally renowned pitmasters and barbecue heroes will take centre stage at Vivid Fire Kitchen, with Firedoor's Lennox Hastie; Australian-born Texas pitmaster and TV celebrity Jess Pryles; Byron Bay's Pip Sumbak; Dave Pynt from Michelin-starred restaurant Burnt Ends in Singapore and more firing up The Cutaway at Barangaroo. Along with cooking demonstrations, Vivid Fire Kitchen gives festivalgoers the unique opportunity to sample dishes from a curated selection of Sydney's hottest dining concepts, offering something for everyone, from casual eateries to acclaimed restaurants.

Vivid Residence, Vivid Chef Series and Vivid Fire Kitchen bolster an already impressive Vivid Food program, including Chefs on the Harbour, Vivid Rooftop Experience at Aster Bar and, following its success in 2022, the Vivid Sydney Dinner at Ivy Ballroom plus many more, all with a nod to the festival's theme, Vivid Sydney, Naturally.

Minister for Jobs and Tourism John Graham said the addition of Vivid Food will deliver even greater economic benefits to the NSW visitor economy and shines a global spotlight on Sydney's restaurant and hospitality industry.

"This is a celebration of NSW food culture. If tourists are not coming to NSW for our food, they should be," Graham said.

"Our fresh ingredients, skilled chefs and multicultural society make our state a foodies dream. It's time to get the word out, and Vivid Food will do exactly that."

Gill Minervini, Vivid Sydney Festival Director, said the launch of Vivid Food was an integral part of the festival's evolution and celebrates an expanded definition of the creative industries in 2023.

"To be recognised as one of the world's best chefs or restaurants takes immense skill, talent and creativity. We're thrilled at the line-up we have created for the first-ever Vivid Food program – the chefs are some of the most creative masters in the culinary space, broadening the creative spotlight from Light, Music and Ideas.

"Vivid Food will enable festivalgoers the opportunity to experience exclusive and never-before-tasted dishes from some of the world's best culinary talent with entry points for everyone, from wholesome street food to high-end dining experiences."

Vivid Residence, Vivid Chef Series and Vivid Fire Kitchen as part of Vivid Food are being produced by IMG, the global events company behind Gourmet Escape, Taste Festivals, The Big Feastival, New York Fashion Week: The Shows and Frieze art fairs.

Stephanie Calape, Managing Director of Culinary Events at IMG, said Vivid Food was set to deliver world-class dining events that will set a new bar for food events delivered in Australia.

"We are excited to be partnering with Vivid Sydney to help launch this first-of-its-kind culinary experience as part of the festival's brand-new pillar, Vivid Food.

"Vivid Sydney is an incredible celebration of creativity, innovation and technology, loved by visitors from Australia and all around the world. We look forward to reflecting this through an eclectic and delicious food and drink offering with top chefs and experiences that showcase Sydney's world-class culinary scene and help boost the visitor economy through tourism."

Tickets to the Vivid Residence and Vivid Chef Series go on sale 28 April at vividsydney.com. Vivid Fire Kitchen events, taking place at The Cutaway in Barangaroo, are free for all to attend. Food and drink can be purchased on-site.

Vivid Sydney runs from Friday, 26 May, to Saturday, 17 June 2023.

For more information and tickets, visit vividsydney.com.

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OYO offers up to 70% discount on Hari Raya holiday bookings in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 24, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – Global hospitality technology company OYO is offering a special discount scheme for Hari Raya holidays in Malaysia. Under this scheme, guests will be eligible to avail up to 70% discount on their stay in more than 500 properties spread across 100 cities in Malaysia.

The discount is available on all segments of OYO properties including OYO Rooms, Capital O, Collection O, OYO Townhouse and Townhouse Oak. There will be more than 10,000 rooms available for bookings in these hotels.

There is a special focus on premium hotel brands such as Townhouse Oak and Collection O which meet premium hotel criteria such as design, service quality and high level of safety and health standards. It will encourage guests to stay longer and have a memorable Hari Raya holiday experience.

To avail this discount, guests can download the OYO App, click on the red 'Nearby' icon to discover a valid participating hotel, and discounted prices will be activated via coupon code 'HARIRAYA70'. They can complete the booking after hitting the Book Now button and resolve their queries quickly with OYO's 24*7 chatbot – Yo! Chat.

OYO is also giving OYO Money, up to MYR 50 to every guest who signs in on OYO App. The amount can be redeemed while checking into OYO properties across Malaysia from April 19 to May 1, 2023.

OYO is focusing on the most popular destinations for Hari Raya holidays such as Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, Cameron Highlands, Ipoh and Kuantan. It is actively engaged with hotel partners to ensure an exceptional guest experience by prioritising the needs and preferences of guests.

Elaborating more on the scheme, Akshay Rathod, Country Head, OYO Malaysia said, "Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri. Malaysia is an important market for us and we want to celebrate Hari Raya with a special discount scheme to encourage people to enjoy their holidays. We hope that it will help them enjoy comfortable and affordable stays while celebrating Hari Raya with their loved ones".

There has been a significant rise in travel during the Hari Raya holiday in Malaysia. According to the Malaysian Association of Hotels, hotels in Kuala Lumpur reported an average occupancy rate of 80% during the Hari Raya Aidilfitri period, with many hotels fully booked. Additionally, data from the Malaysian Aviation Commission revealed that passenger traffic during the Hari Raya period increased by 8.7%, indicating a growing trend of travel during the festive season.

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HKTDC unveils seven creative lifestyle, licensing events

HONG KONG, Apr 20, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – The creative industry is a powerhouse of economic growth. The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) unveiled seven creative events covering fashion, lifestyle and licensing at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The events are the Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair; Home InStyle; the Hong Kong International Home Textiles and Furnishings Fair; Fashion InStyle and the Hong Kong International Printing and Packaging Fair, as well as the Hong Kong International Licensing Show and Asian Licensing Conference. As international business travel and commercial activities return to normal, these seven events have attracted more than 4,100 exhibitors from 23 countries and regions, covering gifts, home products, home textiles, fashion, printing and packaging solutions, licensing projects and more, while the Asian Licensing Conference has invited about 30 global industrial giants and insiders to share insights.


During the media tour, HKTDC Deputy Executive Director Sophia Chong (R) said HKTDC exhibitions are
renowned for their international flavour, scale and comprehensive support facilities.

The HKTDC unveiled a series of exhibitions including: the Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair; Home
InStyle; the Hong Kong International Home Textiles and Furnishing Fair; Fashion InStyle; the Hong
Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair; as well as the Hong Kong International Licensing Show;
and the Asian Licensing Conference.

Hong Kong International Licensing Show drew attention to over 500 brands and licensing projects,
highlighting a diverse range of projects.


During a media tour, HKTDC Deputy Executive Director Sophia Chong said: "HKTDC has always been committed to promoting Hong Kong creative and design industry to the world through exhibitions, conferences and other activities. This year, we are bringing together seven major events covering fashion, lifestyle and licensing in April under one roof for the first time, providing a unique platform to cultivate new possibilities for licensing business through accommodating more non-character IPs; broadening the IP portfolio to include art, culture and digital brands that are used in licensed gifts. We believe this will create greater synergies and will open up more business opportunities across industries and disciplines.

"As one of the world's most recognised cities for meetings, exhibitions, incentive and business travel, Hong Kong attracts high-quality exhibitors and buyers from around the globe. HKTDC exhibitions are known for their internationalisation, scale and comprehensive support facilities. This year, the exhibitions featured about 70% non-local exhibitors and welcomed numerous provincial and municipal delegations from Mainland China – a testament to the return of international businessmen to Hong Kong," she added.

The events have recruited more than 200 buying missions from 50 countries and regions, including buyers from the mainland, Japan, Korea, Association of Southeast Asian countries, India, the Middle East, Germany, France and the United States to source in Hong Kong. The EXHIBITION+ hybrid model extends business discussion beyond the physical shows until 29 April via the smart business matching platform Click2Match.

Designer brands showcase creative works in Cultural and Creative Corner

The exhibitions feature a diverse array of fashion and lifestyle products, with many institutions and companies joining for the first time. The Gifts Fair, Home InStyle and Home Textiles Fair feature over 2,800 exhibitors from 21 countries and regions. As the cultural and creative industries flourish, the Cultural and Creative Corner zone debuts at the Gifts Fair and Home InStyle to showcase designer brands and products with cultural characteristics, unique and tasteful designs. A mainland pavilion also debuts, bringing exclusive Chinese traditional handicrafts such as bamboo carvings, ceramics and paper-cutting lamps, showcasing the preservation and succession of intangible cultural heritage. At Home InStyle, the Zhejiang Pavilion features handcrafted home-decor products from different provincial cities under the Zhejiang Ingenuity: Culture and Quality theme. The Yuecheng District of Zhejiang Province is also participating in the Home Textiles Fair for the first time, showcasing high-quality bedding products.

Fashion InStyle has attracted about 500 exhibitors, including a debut Jiangxi Province pavilion where 25 exhibitors showcase fashion and accessories. The Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair also attracted 460 exhibitors with a new comer from Hungary. The international presences signal the strong revival of international business confidence in Hong Kong.

Promoting transformation of local creative force

The Hong Kong Houseware Fair has been renamed Home InStyle with the expectation of bringing more design and style-oriented products to buyers. The Hong Kong Industrial Designers Association (IDSHK) will join Home InStyle for the first time. The association's ReMIX brands and designers matching programme created design products in collaboration with local traditional brands such as Camel's vacuum flasks and Red Apple's home furniture, illustrating the power of design in brand rejuvenation. Other newcomers include local brand Inwork Synergy International Limited, which specialises in handcrafted wooden tableware, and Derangedesign Co. Limited, which won the A'Design Award for its iconic irregular stainless steel sculpture containers. Furthermore, the Hong Kong Exporters' Association highlights Hong Kong Smart Design Award winning pieces at the Gifts Fair to promote local design talents.

The HKTDC has been a staunch advocate for the development of local creative culture and protection of intellectual property. With the support of CreateHK, the DLAB Hong Kong Pavilion returned to the Licensing Show this year, gathering 45 locally produced, original intellectual properties – including SHIBAINC, Falling Cyan, Malut Design and 8EGGS Studio – displaying the products of Hong Kong creative minds.

Technology leads to sustainable future

Highlighted Fashion InStyle's zone InnoFashion and Trade Services focuses on fashion technology and trade services and showcases a variety of innovative fashion technologies, including the AiDLab of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, which brings in world's first designer-led AI system (AiDA) that facilitates designer's inspiration and speeds up the whole ideation and design development process, improving the sustainability of the production chain. Headquartered in Israel, Hong Kong exhibitor Stratasys has developed a 3D printer that can print three-dimensional textile materials entirely with computers.

Demand for environment-friendly products continues to rise in global markets. About a quarter of the Printing & Packaging Fair exhibitors provide green printing and packaging products and services. Sustainability and safety certified products are also available in the Home Textiles Fair, including products made of organic and recycled materials with international certifications such as GRS, BSCI and OEKO-100.

Engaging dialogues on trending topics including ChatGPT and ESG

The AiDLab Summit debuted at Fashion InStyle. Academic experts such as Professor Sharon Baurley, Director and Professor of Design & Materials at the Materials Science Research Centre of the Royal College of Art and Professor Calvin Wong, Cheng Yik Hung Professor in Fashion at the School of Fashion and Textiles at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Centre Director of AiDLab discussed artificial intelligence (AI) application in fashion design. The Feel the Pulse of the Upcoming Trend in 2023 seminar invited Euromonitor International Hong Kong Research Manager Herbert Yum and Ivan So, digital consultant at HDcourse, to share insights on global consumer trends as well as ChatGPT and its impact on business-to-business marketing implications.

Licensing Show displays over 500 brands and projects, signalling a thriving industry

Hong Kong is a bustling hub for licensors, licensees, agents and manufacturers and is the preferred partner for foreign licensors. This year's Hong Kong International Licensing Show showcased over 500 diverse licensing projects and brands; exhibitors include top global licensors and licensing agents such as CAA-GBG Global Brands Management Group, Medialink Group and WildBrain CPLG. The exhibition features nine large pavilions, the largest being the Mainland China Pavilion, along with those from Macao, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand and Taiwan, where exhibitors bring unique brands to Hong Kong.

At the concurrent Asian Licensing Conference, the first session featured Ben Peace, Vice President for the Asia Pacific at WildBrain CPLG (the agency for PEANUTS, Sonic Prime, and the Teletubbies); Maura Regan, President of Licensing International; and Miki Yamamoto, Senior Vice President, Licensing in Asia at IMG, who discussed global licensing developments, post-pandemic shifts in consumer behaviour and key factors reshaping the licensing landscape.

Websites
– Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair: www.hktdc.com/event/hkgiftspremiumfair
– Home InStyle: www.hktdc.com/event/homeinstyle
– Hong Kong International Home Textiles and Furnishings Fair: www.hktdc.com/event/hkhometextilesfair
– Fashion InStyle: www.hktdc.com/event/fashioninstyle
– Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair: www.hktdc.com/event/hkprintpackfair
– Hong Kong International Licensing Show: https://www.hktdc.com/event/hklicensingshow/en
– Asian Licensing Conference: https://www.hktdc.com/event/hklicensingshow/en/programme?category=all&date=all
– HKTDC Media Room: https://mediaroom.hktdc.com/en
– Photo download: https://bit.ly/41FUoy9

About HKTDC

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body established in 1966 to promote, assist and develop Hong Kong's trade. With 50 offices globally, including 13 in Mainland China, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a two-way global investment and business hub. The HKTDC organises international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to create business opportunities for companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in the mainland and international markets. The HKTDC also provides up-to-date market insights and product information via research reports and digital news channels. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com/aboutus. Follow us on Twitter @hktdc and LinkedIn

Media enquiries
Please contact the HKTDC's Communications and Public Affairs Department:
Snowy Chan, Tel: +852 2584 4525, Email: snowy.sn.chan@hktdc.org

Hong Kong International Licensing Show and Asian Licensing Conference
Kate Chan, Tel: +852 2584 4239, Email: kate.hy.chan@hktdc.org
Frankie Leung, Tel: +852 2584 4298, Email: frankie.cy.leung@hktdc.org

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Synergy House Berhad Obtains Approval for ACE Market Listing, Engages Kenanga IB as Underwriter

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 17, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – SYNERGY HOUSE BERHAD, a cross-border e-commerce seller and furniture exporter of ready-to-assemble (RTA) home furniture, has entered into an underwriting agreement with Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad (Kenanga IB) for the Group's upcoming initial public offering (IPO) on the ACE Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.


Executive Director of Synergy House Berhad Teh Yee Luen and Tan Eu Tah; Executive Director, Head of Group Investment Banking and Islamic Banking of Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad Datuk Roslan Hj Tik, and Acting Head of Corporate Finance of Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad Alvin Ooi [L-R]


Prior to entering into the agreement, the Group had earlier obtained the approval from Bursa Securities for admission to the Official List as well as the listing of its shares on the ACE Market of Bursa Securities.

In conjunction with its listing, Synergy's IPO exercise will comprise a total of 130.0 million shares including a public issue of 80.0 million new shares representing 16.0% of the enlarged issued share capital. The IPO shares from the public issue will be allocated in the following manner:

1. 25.0 million shares representing 5.0% of the enlarged issued share capital to be allocated via balloting to the Malaysian public;
2. 12.5 million shares representing 2.5% of the enlarged issued share capital to be allocated to eligible directors, employees and persons who have contributed to the Group ("Eligible Persons");
3. 30.0 million shares representing 6.0% of the enlarged issued shares to be allocated to selected investors by way of private placement; and
4. 12.5 million shares representing 2.5% of the enlarged issued shares capital to be allocated to Bumiputera investors approved by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry ("MITI").

The IPO exercise also includes an offer for sale of 50.0 million existing shares representing 10.0% of the enlarged issued share capital which will be made available by way of private placement to Bumiputera investors approved by the MITI.

Under the underwriting agreement, Kenanga IB will underwrite the 25.0 million new shares made available to the Malaysian public and the 12.5 million existing shares made available to Eligible Persons.

Executive Director of Synergy House, Mr. Tan Eu Tah said, "The signing of the underwriting agreement marks an important milestone for us as it brings us one step closer towards being a listed company. We would like to extend our gratitude to Bursa Securities for granting the approval for our listing. We are also pleased to have Kenanga IB on board as our Principal Adviser, Sponsor, Underwriter and Placement Agent. Our IPO will provide us the capital to grow our business which business model we have adopted since 2004. Since 2004, we have focused solely on the design, development and sales of RTA home furniture and outsource all manufacturing works to third party manufacturers."

Executive Director of Synergy House, Mr. Teh Yee Luen said, "The funds raised via the IPO will enable us to continue to grow our business-to-consumer ("B2C") segment which we started in 2012. Our sales from our B2C segment have increased from RM1.99 million in the financial year ended ("FYE") 31 December 2019 to RM24.78 million in FYE 31 December 2021 at a compound annual growth rate of 252.88%. In tandem with our strategy to continue growing our B2C segment, part of our IPO proceeds will be used to purchase inventories for our B2C segment as well as for the implementation of e-commerce advertising and promotion strategies.

Executive Director, Head of Group Investment Banking and Islamic Banking of Kenanga IB, Datuk Roslan Hj Tik said, "We would like to thank Synergy House for having us onboard for the Group's IPO exercise. The Group's decision to focus solely on design, development and sales of RTA home furniture has been pivotal for its growth. We believe that the Group will be able to continue to leverage its design and development capabilities to further expand its business through the listing. Our best wishes to the Group on this new journey and we look forward to supporting Synergy House in its future endeavours."

Synergy House Bhd: https://www.synergyhouseberhad.com/

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Jennifer Coolidge and Creator of the White Lotus Mike White to Headline Vivid Sydney’s Largest Festival Yet

SYDNEY, AU, Apr 14, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – In one of the biggest announcements in its 13-year history, Vivid Sydney has today revealed that creator, writer and director of The White Lotus, Mike White, and star of the series, Jennifer Coolidge, have been added to the festival's program for 2023.


Mike White_Credit Jason Yokobosky Jennifer Coolidge_Credit_Amy Sussman / WireImage via Getty Images


The two global megastars will join forces for Mike White & Jennifer Coolidge in Conversation – an exclusive event as part of Vivid Ideas – to discuss their career peaks, valleys, and much more in a fascinating, funny, and unforgettable chat with hilarious anecdotes from their decades of experience in Hollywood.

The White Lotus has taken the world by storm, with its unapologetic parody of the luxury class and the current appetite for 'eat the rich' satires. With season three on the way, Mike White has become a household name, with a fascinating underdog backstory that includes writing blockbuster scripts, acting, competing on both Survivor and The Amazing Race, and creating critically acclaimed films and TV shows.

The hit series has also caused something of a 'Cool-naissance', with Jennifer Coolidge starring in both the 2021 and 2022 seasons as lost multimillionaire Tanya McQuoid. Previously known for scene-stealing roles in comedies such as American Pie, Best in Show and the Legally Blonde franchise, the actor's talents have been recently celebrated, seeing her win awards at the Golden Globes, Emmys, Critics Choice Awards and SAG Awards for her role as Tanya McQuoid in The White Lotus.

Minister for Jobs and Tourism John Graham said this event was a blockbuster addition to the Vivid Sydney program.

"There is no doubt this Vivid Ideas event with the series' leading talent Mike White and Jennifer Coolidge will be a huge drawcard for fans from near and far," Minister Graham said.

"Sydney is a city where creative industries, ideas and conversations can thrive. I am pleased to see this event added to the program. I hope it will be an opportunity for Mike White and Jennifer Coolidge to fall in love with New South Wales when they visit."

Vivid Sydney Festival Director, Gill Minervini said, "We're thrilled to share that The White Lotus creator, Mike White, and star of the series, Jennifer Coolidge, will join this year's Vivid Sydney line-up. Securing these huge megastars cements Vivid Sydney 2023 as the biggest and most culturally relevant program yet.

"This exclusive event will allow audiences to see behind the curtain on what has become a massive cultural zeitgeist and hear from two of the hottest figures in the creative industries right now," said Ms Minervini.

Mike White & Jennifer Coolidge in Conversation will be hosted at the Aware Super Theatre, ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour, on Saturday 10 June from 7.30pm to 8.45pm and will be moderated by Benjamin Law. Tickets are available now at https://www.vividsydney.com/event/ideas/mike-white-jennifer-coolidge-in-conversation.

The event will bolster an already impressive Vivid Sydney program as the festival returns from Friday 26 May to Saturday 17 June with more than 300 events and activations over 23 days.

Vivid Ideas will bring together the world's brightest minds and creative leaders and in past years has attracted headline speakers including visionary filmmaker Baz Luhrmann, psychotherapist Esther Perel, Hollywood trailblazer Spike Lee, fashion influencer Margaret Zhang, and for this year, Hollywood's hottest duo, Mike White and Jennifer Coolidge and bestselling British author, Jeanette Winterson.

Reflecting this year's festival theme, 'Vivid Sydney, Naturally', the Vivid Ideas program will include 60 intriguing talks and workshops, including the Global Storytellers, Vivid Ideas Exchange events, immersive experiences and partner events, allowing audiences to challenge the status quo, explore human nature and ask: what can we learn from nature?

For more information and to keep updated about the program, go to vividsydney.com

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Vivid Sydney editorial, images and assets are available to download at www.vividsydney.com/news-room.

ABOUT VIVID SYDNEY

Vivid Sydney is Australia's largest festival celebrating creativity, innovation and technology, and it transforms Sydney into a kaleidoscope of colour and events for 23 nights. Staged for its 13th year in 2023, Vivid Sydney will bring together mesmerising displays from the world's brightest light artists, exhilarating live music performances, deep-dive discussions with thought leaders, and innovative experiences from food creatives. Vivid Sydney is owned, managed and produced by Destination NSW, the NSW Government's tourism and major events agency.

Contact Information
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PR Manager
jenna.whyte@dnsw.com.au

SOURCE: Vivid Sydney

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RHTLaw Asia strengthens Real Estate Practice with appointment of new partner

SINGAPORE, Apr 5, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – Singapore-headquartered regional law firm RHTLaw Asia has appointed Mr Yeong Wai Cheong as partner in the firm's Real Estate practice.


Mr Yeong Wai Cheong, Partner at RHTLaw Asia and Mr Azman Jaafar, Managing Partner at RHTLaw Asia [L-R]


Wai Cheong brings extensive experience in real estate, banking and finance, representing Singapore-listed companies and banks, purchasers and vendors, developers, landlords and tenants across a range of domestic and cross-border financing and real estate matters.

He has been consistently ranked as a "Recommended Lawyer" for Real Estate in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific for seven consecutive years. Dual-qualified in Singapore and Hong Kong, Wai Cheong has represented parties for the sale and purchase and financing of industrial, commercial and residential properties in Singapore and Hong Kong.

In addition to his prior stint at RHTLaw Asia, Wai Cheong was also previously the General Counsel for Asia for an European bank and the Head of Legal for Singapore for two European banks.

RHTLaw Asia Managing Partner, Mr Azman Jaafar, said, "Real Estate will continue to be an important sector for us given Singapore's position as a global financial centre. We will continue to strengthen our practice with the addition of new talent to support our clients. Mr Yeong is a welcome addition to our team as we roll out our new ONERHT Client UX strategy together with our core multidisciplinary capabilities."

About RHTLaw Asia LLP

RHTLaw Asia LLP is a leading regional law firm headquartered in Singapore with a network of offices in 15 jurisdictions in Asia, Oceania, Middle East and Africa under the ASEAN Plus Group (APG) comprising over 2,000 lawyers. We help clients understand the local challenges, navigate the regional complexity to deliver the competitive advantage for their businesses in Asia. We are also the Singapore member of the Interlex Group, a global network of leading law firms.

RHTLaw Asia collaborates with ONERHT, an integrated network of multidisciplinary professional services, through entities which are not affiliates, branches, or subsidiaries of RHTLaw Asia LLP. For more details, please visit www.rhtlawasia.com

For Mr Yeong Wai Cheong's profile, please visit:
https://www.rhtlawasia.com/people/yeong-wai-cheong/

About ONERHT

ONERHT is an integrated multidisciplinary platform of professional and specialist services. Since 2011, RHTLaw Asia's founding team has developed a second engine of growth through ONERHT, an independent ecosystem of professional and specialist services, and networks, complementing RHTLaw's full service legal offerings. For more details, please visit www.onerht.com

For media queries, please contact:
Elliot Siow / elliot.siow@rhtgoc.com / +65 8375 0417

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