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J. Mendel Announces Appointment of Marc Durie as President & CEO

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NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Luxury fashion house J. Mendel today announced the appointment of Marc Durie in the new and expanded role of President and Chief Executive Officer.

“I am delighted that Marc Durie is joining the J. Mendel team in this pivotal role,” said Gilles Mendel, Chief Creative Officer and fifth-generation family member of J. Mendel. “After conducting a thorough search with our partners, The Gores Group, we are convinced that Marc is the right leader for J. Mendel’s future. His intimate knowledge of the luxury universe, along with his considerable experience in key international markets, makes him well-poised to achieve successful growth of the J. Mendel brand around the world. I very much look forward to partnering with him.”

A graduate of Ecole de Management de Lyon, Marc Durie began his career in product management at Louis Vuitton, before moving to Yves Saint Laurent in 2003. With an extensive background in merchandising and strategic marketing, Durie was part of the leadership team that engineered the successful turnaround of the house of Yves Saint Laurent. Between 2008 and 2011, he served as president of Yves Saint Laurent Asia Pacific, doubling the regional footprint and spearheading successful expansion into China. He returned to Louis Vuitton in 2011 as Vice President, Merchandising, Asia Pacific, where he was responsible for product and visual merchandising in 13 countries.

“The possibility to develop the global potential of an ultra luxury brand synonymous with exclusivity, femininity and craftsmanship, with its two ateliers in the very heart of Manhattan, comes rarely. I am truly excited about this opportunity,” Durie said.

Durie will relocate to New York from Hong Kong to assume his role at J. Mendel.

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J. Mendel, a five-generation French atelier, has evolved into a global luxury fashion house. Continuing in the couture tradition and fur savoir-faire of his ancestors, designer Gilles Mendel is known for combining the highest quality materials and impeccable craftsmanship with a modern, award-winning design sensibility. Based in New York since the 1980s, J. Mendel’s signature luxe-femininity and effortless elegance has become a red-carpet favorite among international royalty and Hollywood stars alike.

The Gores Group, LLC is a global investment firm focused on acquiring controlling interests in mature and growing businesses that can benefit from the firm’s operating experience and flexible capital base. The firm combines the operational expertise and detailed due diligence capabilities of a strategic buyer with the seasoned M&A team of a traditional financial buyer. The Gores Group, which was founded in 1987 by Alec E. Gores, has become a leading investor having demonstrated over time a reliable track record of creating value in its portfolio companies alongside management. Headquartered in Los Angeles, The Gores Group maintains offices in Boulder, CO, and London. For more information, please visit www.gores.com.

Source: J. Mendel

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August 22, 2013 at 2:19 pm

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Berjaya Times Square Immortalized in Guinness World Records(TM)

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur set a world achievement by building the world’s largest capsule vending machine in celebration of the shopping mall’s 10th Anniversary campaign, aptly titled The Big Ten-Rific Bash and to take shoppers through the nostalgia of the past decade.

Koh Huey Min, Executive Director of Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur (middle in pink) and Jack Brockbank, Adjudicator of Guinness World Records together with Senior Management of the mall.
Koh Huey Min, Executive Director of Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur (middle in pink) and Jack Brockbank, Adjudicator of Guinness World Records together with Senior Management of the mall.

Standing tall at 32ft 3in, the Capsule Vending Machine is the perfect marriage of creativity and customer engagement.
Standing tall at 32ft 3in, the Capsule Vending Machine is the perfect marriage of creativity and customer engagement.

For those who grew up in Asia, looking back, one of the most familiar items from their childhood days is the capsule vending machine. This iconic machine can be found in many neighbourhood grocery stores and all that is needed is twenty cents to retrieve a capsule with a surprise toy in it.

With this inspiration to bring the past to the present, Berjaya Times Square decided that the best way to share its sentiments with shoppers is to relive their childhood experience with them and to show its appreciation to shoppers by providing an experience they will not get in any other parts of the world.

Located at Ground Floor Central, the largest capsule vending machine was meticulously planned and crafted over 6 months and is currently the largest of its type ever built with a height of 32 feet 3 inches, weighing approximately 3,500kg, and operating in the same manner as a regular sized vending machine where a token is inserted to receive a capsule. This unique machine is a good example of creative retail innovation that is retrospective yet at the same time, modern and new.

Jack Brockbank, Official Adjudicator for GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™, verified the machine in person at the mall and was equally excited to be part of this historic event as he presented the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Certificate for the new record title ‘Largest capsule vending machine’ to Koh Huey Min, Executive Director of Berjaya Times Square.

At the press conference held after that, Koh shared that “Our marketing team had worked on this project for the past six months. We knew the ‘Largest capsule vending machine’ had struck the right note when we saw the joy on the faces of our shoppers once the capsule was retrieved and the surprise toy was revealed.”

“Berjaya Times Square has always prided itself to be at the forefront of the retail industry and constantly strives to provide the best experience for all and this record is not the first ‘large’ invention of the mall. Besides being the largest building ever built in a single phase, the mall is also home to the largest indoor theme park in the country and has previously built the largest lion head replica and largest blossom tree replica in Malaysia. The recently unveiled Grand Musical Stairs is also the first of its kind in Malaysia.”

Koh further added, “The aforementioned achievements together with the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title that we have received today have undoubtedly put Berjaya Times Square in the world map and endorsed Berjaya Times Square as an international icon on par with most of the prestigious malls in the world.”

From 1 June until 28 September 2013 (“Ten-rific Celebration”), Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur invites shoppers to join the fun as loyal shoppers will be rewarded with more than RM500,000 worth of prizes throughout the four-month campaign all leading to the final Big Bash on the mall’s actual birthday on 29 September 2013.

In this Big Ten-rific Bash, shoppers are treated to a double reward for their support towards the mall. In addition to the daily redemption, shoppers can also participate in the Perfect 10 Celebration Lucky Draw with many exciting prizes to be won!

WORLD’S LARGEST CAPSULE VENDING MACHINE – A CAPSULE FRENZY (REDEMPTION)

A testament to the mall’s decade of continuous innovations, the device can best be described as a vending machine which dispenses a mysterious capsule as one deposits a token into the slot. It is instantly recognizable as it is made up of two halves which are of a solid colour on one side and transparent on the other and each capsule contains a prize which is unknown until it is excitedly pried open.

The giant capsule vending machine houses a variety of attractive prizes that can be won from each of these capsules. Each day, 150 tokens are available to be redeemed in 2 sessions. The first session starts at 12:00pm for the first 80 shoppers, and the second session starts at 5:00pm for the first 70 shoppers. In total, each day will see 150 shoppers stand a chance to push the button and walk away with prizes such as a 42″ LED TV, iPad Mini, digital and polaroid cameras, relaxing spa packages, cash vouchers, Berjaya Times Square Theme Park Annual Family Passes and many more.*

THE PERFECT 10 CELEBRATION (LUCKY DRAW)

With every RM50 spent (unlimited receipts), shoppers will be able to redeem a lucky draw ticket to participate and stand a chance to win their very own perfect celebration worth RM10,000. Shoppers will have the chance to celebrate a momentous occasion such as a wedding proposal, anniversary and birthdays or go on a holiday of their dreams. There are 10 perfect celebration packages amounting to RM100,000 to be won and winners will be drawn on Berjaya Times Square’s Big Ten-rific Bash held at Lower Ground Concourse on 29 September 2013.

In a nutshell, throughout the campaign period, shoppers who spend a minimum of RM50 will receive a token to win a fabulous prize on the spot, coupled with lucky draw ticket(s) to stand a chance to win an even bigger prize on the event day!*

WISH & WIN (FACEBOOK CONTEST)

Digital savvy shoppers can further stretch their winnings by participating in our social media contest and answer either in words or in a video, “If you had RM1,000 to spend in Berjaya Times Square, what would you buy and why?” Shoppers can let their creativity run free and the top 5 entries will have their wishes fulfilled while 10 consolation prizes will be given away. With more than RM8,000 worth of prizes up for grabs and no terms of participation, this is an easy contest that requires only the best of shoppers’ shopaholic imagination!*

BERJAYA TIMES SQUARE THEME PARK TEN-RIFIC PROMOTION

Berjaya Times Square Theme Park is also celebrating their 10th anniversary and in conjunction with that, they are offering amazing promotions! During the ten-rific celebration, children born in 2003 who turn 10 years old this year and those born on 29 September will enjoy complimentary admission! On the Big Bash day (29 September 2013), thrill seekers who wish to enjoy a spike of adrenaline can do so with a one-day-only price of RM10 for all.*

10 YEARS OF TRUSTED TIMES WITH BERJAYA TIMES SQUARE KUALA LUMPUR

Strategically located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Berjaya Times Square has introduced more than 1,000 retail outlets and various expansions which have influenced the shopping culture in Malaysia since it first opened its doors in 2003. Its innovative ideas and marketing plans have successfully positioned the mall as the leading leisure and shopping destination to the young and trendy and families.

Some of the mall’s recognitions include:

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDSTM title for the Largest Capsule Vending Machine (2013)
BrandLaureate-SMEs Best Brands Award 2011 in Corporate Branding Leisure-Shopping Mall
Listed 8 times in Malaysia Book of Records for:
Building the First Motion Sensor Grand Musical Stairs (2013)
Creating the biggest Blossom Tree replica in Malaysia (2012)
Hosting the largest gathering of bloggers in conjunction with Gatsby Deodorant Street Fair (2010)
Hosting the most haircuts in a day in conjunction with Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival (2009)
Creating the biggest Kolam by an individual (2009)
Creating the largest Lion Head replica in conjunction with Chinese New Year Celebrations (2008)
The Largest Indoor Theme Park in Malaysia (2003)
The Largest Shopping Mall build in a single phase (2003)

1st Avenue
Boasting an architectural composition reminiscent of the Big Apple, 1st Avenue inspires shoppers with an exciting array of young and fresh names in fashion and F&B. Soak in the ambience as details such as the impressive indoor sky arch ceiling, quaint neighbourly shops, warm cobblestones complete with a replica of a subway station transport you across the globe.

Berjaya Times Square Theme Park
Located on the 5th and 7th Floors, this gigantic indoor theme park that measures 133,000 square feet is a result from an experiment gone wrong by wacky Professor Cosmo and his beloved but hare-brained assistant, Oorts. Adding a touch of femininity to lower the sizzling temperature is shebot Ooops. Visit them and experience the lunacy as these characters maintain numerous rides in Malaysia’s largest indoor theme park. A visit here would not be complete without catching a ride on its stellar attraction, the Super Sonic – Asia Pacific’s longest multiple-inverted 800-metre long indoor roller coaster which boasts of a few loops and corkscrews.

Central Park
A blend of simple designs and open spaces, Central Park embodies the charm of its eponymous twin in New York, albeit being indoor. Inspired by the intrepid nature of Mother Earth, this lush lifestyle garden embraces the green age of retail with a complementary mix of tenants to tease your senses.

Grand Musical Stairs
Vibrantly lit in dancing LED sound graphs, the stairs are designed to resemble a classical piano keyboard right down to its actual chords. A sound library that is composed of the piano, percussion, kalimba, and piccolo is incorporated into its design and Berjaya Times Square will alternate its sounds periodically to offer shoppers a different experience. Malaysia’s First Motion Sensor Grand Musical Stairs will tempt the young and old to revel in their melodious footsteps as they make their way to Lower Ground Concourse.

Tiny Taipei
Inspired by the energetic atmosphere of Taiwan’s popular night markets, Tiny Taipei tempts the innate fashionista and culinary adventurer in shoppers as it provides a tangled avenue of youth pop culture and tasty delights. Blending fashion and food in perfect harmony, shoppers are spoilt with choice as an eclectic mix of retailers providing quirky products and unique fashion nests entice them to take a walk on the wild side.

For more wholesome family fun, visit Ampang Superbowl, one of the largest bowling centres in the city, or Neway Karaoke Box to belt out the latest tunes at the ever-popular audio visual centre. Movie buffs can catch the latest blockbusters at the 9-screen state-of-the-art cinema or opt for the 3D experience at Malaysia’s largest digital hall.

*Terms and conditions apply. For more information, log on to http://www.timessquarekl.com or visit our Facebook page at BerjayaTimesSquareKL.

About Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur
Acknowledged as ‘Malaysia’s largest building ever built in a single phase’ with a gross build-up area of 7.5 million square feet, Berjaya Times Square offers unparalleled shopping, abundant dining choices as well as a variety of lifestyle entertainment, right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur city. It houses the Berjaya Times Square Theme Park — Malaysia’s largest indoor theme park which showcases 14 major rides, the exclusive Haunted Journey, the all new 5D Orion Simulator, Carnival Games Kiosks and other fun-tastic attractions; an IT Centre catering to all modern digital lifestyle needs; the largest 3D digital hall — GSC Maxx; one of the biggest bowling centers in the country — Ampang Superbowl and Malaysia’s First Motion Sensor Grand Musical Stairs. It is also home to themed retail districts 1st Avenue, Central Park and Tiny Taipei.

Berjaya Times Square is easily accessible via public transportation with the convenience of the KL Monorail stopping right at its doorstep and the RapidKL a mere 5 minutes’ walk away.

About Guinness World Records
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ (GWR) is the universally recognized global authority on record-breaking achievement. First published in 1955, the annual GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ book has gone on to become one of the biggest-selling copyright title of all time selling over 2.7 million copies a year. Since its launch nearly 60 years ago over 130 million copies – including 400,000 ebooks – have been sold in 20 languages, in more than 100 countries. The internationally renowned brand is also available across a number of platforms; GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS global television shows are watched by 750 million viewers annually, over 390,000 users subscribe to GWR’s two YouTube channels, with over 188 million views and over 1.25 million fans on Facebook. In 2013, Officially Amazing became the registered trademark of Guinness World Records Limited.
Media Contacts: Marketing & Promotions Department, Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur
Level 8, Berjaya Times Square, No. 1 Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-2117-3111 Fax: +603-2145-2471
Email: pr@timessquarekl.com Website: http://www.timessquarekl.com
Facebook: BerjayaTimesSquareKL Instagram: Berjayatimessquarekl
Source: Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur

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August 22, 2013 at 12:52 pm

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Gooding & Company’s 10th Anniversary Pebble Beach Auctions Realizes More Than $112 Million

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– 28 new auction records set at Gooding & Company’s two-day sale in 2013
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif./PRNewswire/ — Gooding & Company, official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® and acclaimed for selling the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, realized more than $112 million at its Pebble Beach Auctions over the weekend. During the two-day sale, Gooding & Company sold 116 of the 127 lots offered, for a 91% sale rate, with an average price per lot of $965,675, and 30 cars sold for over $1,000,000. Top three sales included:
1957 Ferrari 250 GT 14-Louver Berlinetta at $9,460,000, a world record for a Ferrari 250 Tour de France
1997 McLaren F1 at $8,470,000, a world auction for the marque
1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante at $8,745,000, a world auction for a Bugatti
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Top Ten Results
39 1957 Ferrari 250 GT 14-Louver Berlinetta $9,460,000
123 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante $8,745,000
51 1997 McLaren F1 $8,470,000
143 1955 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione $7,150,000
114 1948 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Competizione $4,840,000
119 1966 AAR Gurney-Weslake Eagle Mk 1 $3,740,000
151 1957 Ferrari 500 TRC $3,080,000
149 1967 Ferrari 365 California Spider $2,970,000
134 1929 Bentley Speed Six Grafton Coupe $2,860,000
133 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose Alloy $2,585,000
“Our record breaking 10th Anniversary Pebble Beach Auctions boasted a stellar result. Strong results resonated across the board for market leaders such as Bugatti, Ferrari, McLaren and Porsche that clearly demonstrate a growing demand for rare, high level classic cars,” says David Gooding, President and founder of Gooding & Company.
To view a complete list of Gooding & Company’s 2013 Pebble Beach Auctions results with prices realized, please visit http://www.goodingco.com/.
About Gooding & Company
Gooding & Company, internationally celebrated for its world-class automotive auctions, provides unparalleled service in the collector car market, offering a wide range of services including private and estate sales, appraisals, and collection management. Gooding & Company has realized 21 world records and sold $80.6 million in collector cars thus far in 2013. The annual Scottsdale Auctions will take place on January 17 and 18, 2014 and The Amelia Island Auction on March 7, 2014.
Source: Gooding & Company

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August 22, 2013 at 11:43 am

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RBC Global Asset Management appoints new head of Asian Equities

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HONG KONG and TORONTO/PRNewswire/ — RBC Global Asset Management (RBC GAM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mayur Nallamala, senior portfolio manager and head of Asian Equities. Based in Hong Kong, Mr. Nallamala assumes overall responsibility for managing RBC GAM’s US$1.5 billion in Asian equity assets. In addition, Mr. Nallamala leads a team of portfolio managers and analysts in Hong Kong and provides insight on Asian equities and the economies of the region to support RBC GAM’s global investment management strategies.
“RBC GAM is committed to bringing exceptional investment solutions to individual and institutional investors worldwide,” said Dan Chornous, chief investment officer of RBC GAM. “As our new leader of Asian equities, Mayur brings a rigorous investment philosophy that is consistent with our own approach, a solid track record in the region, and a strong background in serving clients.”
Prior to joining RBC GAM, Mr. Nallamala spent eight years with JP Morgan Asset Management in Hong Kong, where he managed US$4 billion in Asia Pacific ex-Japan mandates for sovereign wealth, institutional and retail clients around the world. Mr. Nallamala holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Economic History from the London School of Economics.
“As a global organization with over $290 billion in assets under management and bold expansion plans, adding to our capabilities in Asia is an important priority for us,” said Damon Williams, head, Institutional Investments, RBC GAM. “RBC Global Asset Management has had a presence in Asian markets since 1997, and we continue to add to our capabilities and team in the region, in terms of both investment expertise and client servicing.”
Mr. Nallamala will work in partnership with Adam Matthews, RBC GAM managing director and a former colleague, who joined RBC GAM in 2011 and leads RBC GAM’s business and development activities in the Asia-Pacific region.
About RBC Global Asset Management and RBC Wealth Management
RBC Global Asset Management (RBC GAM) is the asset management division of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), and includes institutional money managers BlueBay Asset Management, Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management and RBC Global Asset Management (U.S.). RBC GAM is a provider of global investment management services and solutions to individual, high-net-worth and institutional investors through exchange-traded funds, hedge funds, mutual funds, pooled funds, separate accounts and specialty investment strategies. RBC GAM group of companies manage more than $290 billion in assets and have approximately 1,000 employees located across Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia.
RBC Global Asset Management is part of RBC Wealth Management, which is one of the world’s top 10 largest wealth managers*. RBC Wealth Management directly serves affluent, high-net-worth and ultra-high net worth clients in Canada, the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia with a full suite of banking, investment, trust and other wealth management solutions. The business also provides asset management products and services directly and through RBC and third party distributors to institutional and individual clients, through its RBC Global Asset Management business (which includes BlueBay Asset Management). RBC Wealth Management has more than C$604 billion of assets under administration, more than C$369 billion of assets under management and over 4,400 financial consultants, advisors, private bankers, and trust officers. For more information, please visit http://www.rbcwealthmanagement.com.
*Scorpio Partnership Global Private Banking KPI Benchmark 2013. In the United States, securities are offered through RBC Wealth Management, a division of RBC Capital Markets, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada. Member NYSE/FINRA/SIPC.
For further information:
Matt Gierasimczuk, RBC GAM Communications, +1-416-974-2124, matthew.gierasimczuk@rbc.com
Leah Commisso, RBC GAM Media Relations, +1-416-955-6498, leah.commisso@rbc.com
Peter Hoflich, RBC Wealth Management Communications, +65-6230-1530, peter.hoflich@rbc.com
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Source: RBC; RBC GAM

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August 22, 2013 at 11:21 am

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Servis Selects NSFOCUS Anti-DDoS Solution

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BEIJING/PRNewswire/ — Servis is an Internet data center (IDC) company in South Korea. Their primary customers are online games, many of which are often the target of various DDoS attack.
These attacks differ in length, technique and type (Layer 4 attacks to Layer 7 attacks). Such sophisticated attacks damage the availability and continuity of their online business from the network level to the application level. Servis has to face problems such as web application downtime, customer complaint, and reputation damage.
Based on the attacks against Servis and its customers, NSFOCUS offered a comprehensive solution: the Anti-DDoS System (ADS) coupled with a Cloud Managed anti-DDoS system (CMADS, a device and a managed service respectively). The ADS is an integrated system ready to detect and mitigate increasingly sophisticated, complex, and even deceptive DDoS attacks. CMADS can remotely monitor a website’s current status and determine whether current applications are running properly. If a DDoS attack is detected, the CMADS team along with the corresponding ADS protection protocol will tailor their strategy to the attack in order to efficiently and immediately defend.
This was a more than adequate solution for IDCs, featuring the following
An advanced algorithm for application-layer protection.
Up to date research to defend against even the newest of attacks
An active and committed support team in place, greatly shortening response delays
24/7 continuous and reliable support
A cost-effective service
In the end Servis was able to not only defend against DDoS attacks, but also broaden their business model. Servis said, “After using NSFOCUS’s products, our IDC got rid of a network attack problem that has bothered us for a long time: frequent and changeable application-layer attacks with low traffic rates. This solution provides quick responses and superb protection, attracting more customers to buy Servis protection services. We sincerely appreciate NSFOCUS’s support for their DDoS protection of our IDC.”
About Servis:
Servis, headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, is a data center provider which is focused on value-added security service (DDoS protection mainly). More detailed information is available at http://www.servis.co.kr.
About NSFOCUS:
NSFOCUS is a proven global leader in active perimeter network security for service providers, data centers, and corporations. It focuses on providing network security solutions including: carrier-grade Anti-DDoS System, Web Application Firewall, and Network Intrusion Prevention System. More detailed information is available at http://www.nsfocus.com.
Source: NSFOCUS

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August 22, 2013 at 11:09 am

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TripAdvisor Reveals the Top 10 Observation Towers in Asia Pacific

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Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands SkyPark ranked second in the region

SINGAPORE, Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Are you an altitude-loving traveller who fancies a view from some of the tallest buildings around the world?TripAdvisor™ presents the top ten iconic observation towers in Asia Pacific that offer some of the most breath-taking views, according to of reviews and opinions from travellers around the world.

1. Shanghai World Financial Center – Shanghai, China

The Shanghai World Financial Center was initially planned to be the tallest building in the world when it was first designed in 1997. The 101-storey building has three observation decks that offer different experiences at the 94th, 97th and 100th floors. “The view is next to superb, you really see the urban sprawl of Shanghai.” says a TripAdvisor traveller.

2. Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, Singapore

Marina Bay Sands is an Integrated Resort fronting Marina Bay in Singapore. The breath-taking skyline of Singapore from the height of 200 metres above the ground is an unforgettable scene to anyone who visits it. Apart from the observation deck, the SkyPark also houses the Garden and Infinity Pool, which can only be accessed by hotel guests. As described by a TripAdvisor traveller, It offers a full 360 panoramic view of Singapore.”

3. Eureka Skydeck 88 – Melbourne, Australia

Reach new heights at the Eureka Skydeck 88 in Melbourne, Australia. Situated adjacent to the beautiful Yarra River, the Skydeck is home to the fastest elevators in the Southern Hemisphere and is the only observation deck in the world that can thrill you with the Edge – a glass cube which projects 3 meters out from the building with you in it! According to a TripAdvisor traveller, “This is a great way to take in a bird’s eye view of Melbourne.”

4. SkyPoint, Gold Coast, Australia

5. Sky Tower – Auckland, New Zealand

6. Tokyo City View, Japan

7. Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office (TMG), Japan

8. Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), China

9. Macau Tower Convention & Entertainment Centre, China

10. Bitexco Financial Tower Skydeck, Vietnam

For more information on these observation towers, visit http://www.tripadvisor.com.sg.

About TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 260 million unique monthly visitors**, and more than 100 million reviews and opinions covering more than 2.7 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 30 countries worldwide, including China under daodao.com. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.

TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) manages and operates websites under 20 other travel media brands:www.airfarewatchdog.comwww.bookingbuddy.comwww.cruisecritic.comwww.everytrail.com,www.familyvacationcritic.comwww.flipkey.comwww.gateguru.comwww.holidaylettings.co.uk,www.holidaywatchdog.comwww.independenttraveler.comwww.jetsetter.comwww.niumba.com,www.onetime.comwww.seatguru.comwww.smartertravel.comwww.tingo.comwww.travelpod.com,www.virtualtourist.comwww.whereivebeen.com, and www.kuxun.cn.

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, June 2013

**Source: Google Analytics, worldwide data, July 2013

©2013 TripAdvisor, Inc. All rights reserved.

Source: TripAdvisor

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August 22, 2013 at 11:04 am

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