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HKBN Mobile Services Introduces Greater China 4G Plans for Corporate Customers

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-Supports data access across Mainland China, HK, Macau & Taiwan with One SIM Card

HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — Since launching its mobile services for the residential market in September, Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited (“HKBN”) has garnered a tremendous response from customers. Leveraging this stream of success, HKBN expanded its mobile services to the enterprise market in October, and announced today that all-new Greater China 4G Corporate Plans will be added to complement its service offering, bringing more high-quality and value-for-money options for people who travel between Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

The all-new Greater China corporate service plans are powered by China Mobile Hong Kong’s powerful 4G network. With mobile data conveniently sharable in Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China and Taiwan via one single SIM card with one monthly fee, geographical boundaries are no long a concern for travelers who wish to leverage high speed data networks to optimize business opportunities.

Billy Yeung, Chief Commercial Officer — Enterprise Solutions and Co-Owner of HKBN, said the new service plans again reflect HKBN’s understanding of the needs of our corporate customers. “With increasing business travelling between Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, cross-border data services are in high demand. By partnering with CMHK, we are best positioned to offer our customers high-value and cost-effective Greater China service plans.”

HKBN accepts pre-orders for the Greater China 4G Corporate Plans beginning 31 October. The service is expected to launch later this year. For customised solutions, corporate customers may contact HKBN sales representatives at 1281111. All successful registrations of service will be entitled to the free use of MobileOffice Plus, a mobile app that allows smartphone users to remotely make and receive calls via their designated business number, ensuring business continuity anywhere, anytime.

Greater China 4G Service Plans*:

Special Monthly Fee







Data Usage

(For access in HK, Mainland China, Macau and Taiwan)





Extra Data Usage





Customisable Data Usage Max Limit

1GB – 30GB

3GB – 30GB

6GB – 30GB

10GB – 30GB

Default Data Usage Max Limit





Local Voice Call Minutes


Local Intra SMS


Administration Fee

$18 (waived during contract period)

Contract Period

24 Months

Free Call Management VAS Fee during Contract Period

Call Forward Package, Caller Number Display, Basic Voice Mailbox, Call Waiting & Call Hold, Conference Call, Incoming/Outgoing Call Barring and Bar Incoming Call (When Overseas)

Other Service

Data Usage Sharing

Extra Bonus

Free MobileOffice Plus

*Terms and conditions apply. For details, please refer to

About HKBN Group

Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited is a subsidiary of HKBN Group (“HKBN” or “The Group”). HKBN Group is Hong Kong’s largest provider of residential high speed fibre broadband (symmetrical 100Mbps to 1,000Mbps) services by number of subscriptions, and a fast growing enterprise solutions provider. The Group offers a full range of telecommunications solutions for both the residential and enterprise markets, encompassing broadband and Wi-Fi network services, cloud solutions, data connectivity, data facilities, system integration, mobile services, entertainment and voice communications. HKBN owns an extensive fibre network in Hong Kong, which covers over 2.2 million residential homes passed, representing approximately 81% of Hong Kong’s total residential units, and more than 2,200 commercial buildings. HKBN embraces “Make our Hong Kong a Better Place to Live” as its core purpose, and takes great pride in developing its Talents into a competitive advantage. The Group is managed by over 340 Co-Owners who have invested their own savings to buy HKBN shares, representing the majority of supervisory and management level Talents in the Group. HKBN Group is part of HKBN Ltd (SEHK Stock Code: 1310).

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October 31, 2016 at 6:04 pm

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Countdown on for Start of The 2016 NSW Jacaranda Season

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SYDNEY /PRNewswire/ — Sydney and NSW will turn a delightful shade of blue in late-October and November with the start of the 2016 jacaranda season, signalling one of the most beautiful times of year and a great time to visit.

The city’s Eastern suburbs, North Shore and CBD will be awash with blooms as will the historic town of Grafton on the NSW North Coast. Grafton is often referred to as the jacaranda capital of Australia, it hosts the annual Grafton Jacaranda Festival, and is home to Australia’s largest jacaranda tree, measuring 30 metres high with a six metre circumference and crown of around 36 metres.

Destination NSW CEO Sandra Chipchase said, “NSW is home to thousands of jacaranda trees which create a natural spectacle each year when they are in full bloom. Grafton alone has 2,000 trees and the annual Festival is the longest running flower festival in Australia attracting 20,000 visitors each year.”

Senior Arborist for the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and Centennial Parklands, Ted Hoare says Sydney’s Harbour backdrop makes the jacaranda season so spectacular.

“It’s a truly beautiful sight to view the vibrant blue flowers are set against a Harbour backdrop. We have 16 trees in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, including a unique white flowering jacaranda, and nine trees in Centennial Parklands.

“Jacaranda trees are becoming synonymous with Sydney and as this year is the Garden’s 200th birthday, I highly recommend coming down for a visit and seeing our trees in bloom,” he said.

Here is a list of Destination NSW’s picks for jacaranda spotting in NSW:

North Shore: Pack a picnic and head to Kirribilli, Lavender Bay, Greenwich, Waverton, Hunters Hill, Woolwich, Longueville and Wollstonecraft for a long, lazy lunch under the trees
Eastern Suburbs: Head to Oxford Street, Glenmore Road and Five Ways in Paddington which always have a great selection to view. Nearby Woollahra and Double Bay also boast stunning lilac hues
Sydney City: Take a do-it-yourself jacaranda walking tour through the city starting at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, passing through Circular Quay and The Rocks. View the stunning trees set against the backdrop of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour and historic cobblestone streets of The Rocks
Inner Sydney: An absolute must is a visit to the giant jacaranda tree at the University of Sydney which is so iconic that growers at the University have cloned it to ensure it lives on. This tree is one of Sydney’s most famous jacarandas and well worth a visit during the season. Neighbouring suburbs of Glebe, Camperdown and Erskineville are also worth exploring
Grafton: The historic town of Grafton located alongside the Clarence River on NSW’s North Coast, is home to the Grafton Jacaranda Festival, taking place from 29 October to 6 November 2016. Highlights include the coronation of a jacaranda queen, a street parade with themed floats, markets, live performances and fireworks.
Share your jacaranda sightings with us on social media by using the hashtag #iloveysydney or #newsouthwales

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Note to editors: A selection of images is available on request.

Media contact:
Elissa Tyrrell, Destination NSW, +61-02-9931-1426,

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October 31, 2016 at 6:01 pm

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More than 100 Countries are Now Using the RMB for Payments with Mainland China and Hong Kong

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-SWIFT’s latest RMB Tracker shows that 57 countries have crossed the 10% RMB threshold

HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — The latest RMB Tracker shows that during the last two years (October 2014 – September 2016), seven new countries are now using the RMB for more than 10% of their direct payments by value with Mainland China and Hong Kong, bringing the total to 57 countries worldwide. The 10% milestone, also known as ‘crossing the RMB river’, is a threshold set by SWIFT to measure the adoption of RMB payments by value with Mainland China and Hong Kong compared to other currencies. Among the 101 countries using the RMB for payments, the weight of these payments by value reached 12.9%, giving the currency a nearly 2% increase since October 2014 (11.2%).

Although seven more countries are “crossing the RMB river” than in October 2014, these new nations are – with the exception of Spain – smaller trade partners for China, like Bolivia, Colombia, Mozambique, Namibia, Kuwait and Georgia.

“Over the last two years, we have witnessed a continued increase in RMB usage for direct payments with Mainland China and Hong Kong, with most of the growth coming from early adopters and main RMB clearing centres, such as Singapore, the United Kingdom and South Korea,” says Astrid Thorsen, Head of Business Intelligence Solutions, SWIFT. “On the other hand, two of the largest economies in the world[1] and important trade partners with China, United States and Japan, still show low RMB adoption. The latest announcement related to the appointment of the first RMB clearing centre in the United States should positively impact the country’s RMB usage.”

Overall, the RMB kept its position as the fifth most active currency for global payments by value, with an increased share of 2.03%, compared to 1.86% last month. In September 2016, the value of RMB global payments value increased by 10.02% compared to August 2016, which is higher than the average growth of 0.93% for all currencies.

RMB usage by country for direct payments with Mainland China and Hong Kong
RMB usage by country for direct payments with Mainland China and Hong Kong

RMB’s share as an international payments currency
RMB’s share as an international payments currency
About SWIFT and RMB Internationalisation

Since 2010, SWIFT has actively supported its customers and the financial industry regarding RMB internationalisation through various publications and reports. Through its Business Intelligence Solutions team, SWIFT publishes key adoption statistics in the RMB Tracker, insights on the implications of RMB internationalisation, perspectives on RMB clearing and offshore clearing guidelines, supports bank’s commercial RMB product launches and provides in-depth analysis and business intelligence, as well as engaging with offshore clearing centres and the Chinese financial community to support the further internationalisation of the RMB.

The SWIFT network fully supports global RMB transactions, and its messaging services enable Chinese character transportation via Chinese Commercial Code (CCC) in FIN or via Chinese characters in MX (ISO 20022 messages). It offers a suite of dedicated RMB business intelligence products and services to support financial institutions and corporates. In addition, SWIFT collaborates with the community to publish the Offshore and Cross-Border RMB Best Practice Guidelines, which facilitate standardised RMB back office operations.

Please click here for more information about RMB Internationalisation or join our new ‘Business Intelligence Transaction Banking’ LinkedIn group.

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SWIFT is a global member-owned cooperative and the world’s leading provider of secure financial messaging services.

We provide our community with a platform for messaging and standards for communicating, and we offer products and services to facilitate access and integration, identification, analysis and financial crime compliance.

Our messaging platform, products and services connect more than 11,000 banking and securities organisations, market infrastructures and corporate customers in more than 200 countries and territories, enabling them to communicate securely and exchange standardised financial messages in a reliable way. As their trusted provider, we facilitate global and local financial flows, support trade and commerce all around the world; we relentlessly pursue operational excellence and continually seek ways to lower costs, reduce risks and eliminate operational inefficiencies.

Headquartered in Belgium, SWIFT’s international governance and oversight reinforces the neutral, global character of its cooperative structure. SWIFT’s global office network ensures an active presence in all the major financial centres.

For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter: @swiftcommunity and LinkedIn: SWIFT


+44 (0)20 7426 9400


SWIFT does not guarantee the fitness for purpose, completeness, or accuracy of the RMB Tracker, and reserves the right to rectify past RMB Tracker data. SWIFT provides the RMB Tracker on an ‘as is’ basis, and for information purposes only. As a mere informative publication, the RMB Tracker is not meant to provide any recommendation or advice. Any person consulting the RMB Tracker remains solely and fully responsible for all decisions based, in full or in part, on RMB Tracker data. SWIFT disclaims all liability regarding a person’s use of the RMB Tracker. The RMB Tracker is a SWIFT publication.

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[1] Based on the Gross domestic product in 2015. Data from the World Bank.

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October 31, 2016 at 4:43 pm

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Employers Join CIMA’s Talent Programme

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YANGON, Myanmar, Oct. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Employers in Myanmar are showing keen interest in the Young Accountants Employability Programme (YAEP) launched by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Three employers — First Myanmar Investment Co. Ltd., New Link Marketing Ltd and Myanmar Oriental Bank — received their certificates of participation from Andrew Harding, CIMA’s Chief Executive, during an award ceremony held in Yangon recently.

Employers who join the programme will offer internship placements to selected students, with a potential of permanent employment while a students’ skills in business and finance will be greatly enhanced through the 12-18 months internship placements.

The YAEP provides employers in Myanmar with access to a steady pipeline of business-ready graduates with expertise to help drive business success. It also provides an opportunity for youth in Myanmar to gain an internationally recognised qualification in management accounting.

Pun Hlaing Siloam Hospitals, part of First Myanmar Investment Co. Ltd, has joined the YAEP. Its CFO, Mr. George Joseph P said: “The YAEP is a significant contribution to innovation and automation, not only on financial matters, and thus helps to drive the overall management and strategy of the business.”

Htoo Thinzar Kyaw, a YAEP student, was excited when she saw a Facebook posting on the programme. She said: “I’m really keen on the YAEP, especially on the internship placement, where I can further develop my knowledge and skills in a real working environment. I am confident that the CIMA qualification will provide me with not just accounting skills but also business skills. As the banking sector is opening up in the country, my aim is to become a Chief Accountant in a bank.”

The YAEP is open to all employers in Myanmar who wish to source skilled talent on a continuing basis. Students wishing to join the programme must be Myanmar citizens, aged 18 to 28, with a minimum qualification of Matriculation pass of a minimum 60 marks in both English and Mathematics. YAEP students will be required to pursue the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting (Cert BA). They have a choice of two pathways. In the first pathway, a student will receive a 90% scholarship on the CIMA fee and enjoy an internship placement with an employer. In the second pathway, a student will receive a 60% scholarship on the CIMA fee without any internship placement.


Wendy Tin Win Kyi
T.+ 95 9 4253 20504

Source: Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

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October 31, 2016 at 4:13 pm

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Mundipharma Launches Step-change Cancer Care Medicine Akynzeo(R) in Singapore

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— Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) is one of the most common and troubling side effects of cancer chemotherapy
— Akynzeo® is the first and, for the time being, only long-lasting, dual action, single capsule for CINV prophylaxis

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Akynzeo® has been approved for use in Singapore to prevent CINV. Without appropriate antiemetic prophylaxis 70-80% of all cancer patients receiving chemotherapy experience nausea and/or vomiting.1

Akynzeo® is a combination of netupitant (highly-selective NK1 receptor antagonist) and palonosetron (clinically and pharmacologically distinct 5-HT3 receptor antagonist) that is indicated for the prevention of acute and delayed nausea and vomiting associated with initial and repeat course of cancer chemotherapy, included, but not limited to, highly emetogenic chemotherapy.

Akynzeo® is the first and, for the time being, only available CINV prophylactic agent that targets two critical CINV pathways in one capsule that is effective up to five days.2, 3, 4 The current treatment involves multiple doses of multiple medicines that have to be administered over five days beginning at the start of every chemotherapy cycle.5, 6, 7

Studies have shown that the efficacy of Akynzeo® were better than current available anti-emetics and is maintained across multiple cycles of chemotherapy.2, 3, 4 99% of patients receiving highly emetogenic chemotherapy (risk >90% to cause CINV) reported no vomiting and no significant nausea on day one after chemotherapy and that figure remained as high as 90% for days two-five.3, 4

Mundipharma — which has been granted the exclusive rights to distribute Akynzeo® from Helsinn Healthcare S.A. — is well positioned to distribute the medicine in Singapore. Mundipharma has significant presence in the country and expertise in cancer supportive care, particularly CINV — Mundipharma also distributes the anti-CINV medicine Aloxi®, from Helsinn Healthcare SA, in Singapore.

Dr. Wong Seng Weng, Medical Director & Consultant Specialist in Medical Oncology, The Cancer Centre (TCC) in Singapore said, “At TCC our aim is to work closely with partners, who continue to break new grounds in the provision of healthcare services. Akynzeo® is one such drug which we believe will be of immense value to patients.”

Akynzeo® has been recommended by three international guidelines: the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, the American Society for Clinical Oncology and MASCC/ESMO (Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer / European Society of Medical Oncology).8, 9, 10

Raman Singh, President, Mundipharma Asia Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East & Africa said: “CINV can be seriously debilitating, and the treatment complicated to adhere to, so we’re delighted to be introducing this new medicine for cancer sufferers in Singapore. It is another demonstration of our commitment to delivering innovative medicines to patients in Singapore and ultimately improving their quality of life.”


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About Mundipharma

Mundipharma’s independent associated companies are privately owned entities covering the world’s pharmaceutical markets. Mundipharma is a prime example of a company that consistently delivers high quality products while standing by the values that represent the company. Our mission is to alleviate the suffering of patients with cancer and non-cancer pain and to substantially improve their quality of life. Mundipharma is dedicated to bringing to patients with severe and debilitating diseases the benefit of novel treatment options in fields such as pain, oncology, oncology supportive care, ophthalmology, respiratory disease and consumer healthcare.

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October 31, 2016 at 2:27 pm

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Find Discounted Haunted Apartments With the First Augmented Reality Search App for Real Estate

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-Pokemon Go-like Play — Find Ghosts While Searching For An Apartment!
HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — Ready to do some ghostbusting? The latest version of Spacious’ top-ranked real estate app, provides users with an augmented reality (AR) experience of searching for ‘ghost apartments’ in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and mainland China. The new feature, which was influenced by the successful Pokemon Go app, marks the first time AR has been used in conjunction with an apartment search feature.

Find Discounted Haunted Apartments With the First Augmented Reality Search App for Real Estate
Find Discounted Haunted Apartments With the First Augmented Reality Search App for Real Estate
Feng Shui: A Chinese Tradition and Ghost Houses

In Greater China, if there is an unusual death in an apartment or house many believe it is haunted and considered bad Feng Shui because the ghost of the deceased still occupies the residence and as a result, it can sell or rent for a substantial discount to the market rate.

Spacious, led by CEO & Founder, Asif Ghafoor, took this understanding of the local market and saw an opportunity to provide this data on potentially haunted locations to Spacious users. Property searchers who are less concerned about these events, mainly younger local professionals and expats, can use haunting data to locate apartments that may be priced below the market value.

Gameplay: How does it work?

When a user is near a haunted location, ghosts actually appear in the AR interface, alongside apartment listing information. Asif spoke on the gameplay saying, “Using our app you can now walk around town find listings overlaid on the real world so you can visualize your new home and see that additional level of insight into what it would be like to live there. In addition, we also added the ghosts around town so you can catch them using your phone if you fancy some exercise.”

Spacious’ Technical Advantage

In the wake of Pokemon Go, the Spacious team was able to develop its AR interface in only a few months. Spacious was founded in 2013, since that time the company has made incredible market share gains and continues to bring new technology to the real estate industry in Greater China including mainland China and Taiwan.

Download The App!
Android users can obtain it via Google Play and iPhone users via the Apple App Store.
Click here to learn about Spacious products and here for more information about the company.

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October 31, 2016 at 9:42 am

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Indonesia’s Largest Tech Conference Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

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-The two-day event features 6 stages of power-packed agenda, complete with the country’s top 3 startup CEOs
SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — After completing a successful run of conferences in Singapore, Tokyo, and Bangalore earlier this year, Tech in Asia, the online platform for Asia’s tech community, is set to conclude the year on a high note with TIA Jakarta 2016. The event’s 5th edition is set to take place on 16 and 17 November at Balai Kartini. It will welcome over 5,500 attendees and feature a power-packed agenda with 6 stages worth of content.

Headlining the Main Stage are the CEOs from the country’s top 3 startups – Nadiem Makarim from Go-Jek, William Tanuwijaya from Tokopedia, and Ferry Unardi from Traveloka. This marks the first Tech in Asia conference that gathers all 3 heavyweights in one place.

Aside from the Main Stage, attendees will be treated to 5 other stages, each packed with valuable lessons tailored to today’s biggest trends – Developer, Marketing, Revenue, Product, and Startup 101. Facebook, Google, Line, Edelman, Adyen, App Annie, Hubspot, TechStars, KPMG, Qerja, Bukalapak, 500 Startups, Mozilla, Golden Gate Ventures, and Venturra Capital are some of the top brands speaking at these stages.

Other highlights of the event include:

Speed-Dating: Entrepreneurs get to pitch their business idea to leading venture capital firms from around the world. Each Tech in Asia conference typically hosts VC firms with a combined capital of US$1 billion, and November’s event expects to facilitate over 800 sessions.

Bootstrap Alley: 250 handpicked, product-ready startups from Indonesia and abroad showcase their ideas, form partnerships, and find funding opportunities.

Roundtables: An avenue to get up close with seasoned industry veterans, each session is kept small and cosy to facilitate discussions and interaction.

Arena pitch battle: 7 startup finalists pitch live on stage to a panel of judges and a packed hall of attendees.

Post-conference networking after-party: Networking continues after 7pm at Tech in Asia’s Night Crawl! Let your hair down and make connections after a day of hustling.

For more information and full event agenda, please visit the official website at

About Tech in Asia

Tech in Asia (YC W15) is a media, events, and jobs platform for Asia’s tech communities, where you can keep abreast of the latest news, share your own thoughts, and find talent or jobs best suited to your needs. Connect with startups, investors, corporates and more, at our annual conferences held in Singapore, Bangalore, Tokyo, and Jakarta. With an ever-­growing team of close to 100 based all across Asia and the US, spanning editorial, events, research, and recruitment functions, we are fully dedicated to bringing Asia’s tech community closer together.

About the Tech in Asia Conference series

Tech in Asia’s signature 2-day conferences are held annually in Singapore, Bangalore, Tokyo and Jakarta. They are amongst Asia’s largest conferences organized for the region’s tech ecosystem, attracting entrepreneurs, investors, media, and corporations interested to learn more about the startup community. For more information, visit

For media enquiries, please reach out to our team at and Vera at +62 812-8544-114.

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October 28, 2016 at 8:26 pm

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SAVE THE DATE – Vivid Sydney 2017

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The world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas
SYDNEY /PRNewswire/ — Vivid Sydney, one of the most spectacular light shows in the world, is set to impress again when it returns to Sydney for 23 nights from Friday 26 May to Saturday 17 June 2017.

Owned, managed and produced by Destination NSW, the State Government’s Tourism and Major Events agency, Vivid Sydney attracted more than 2.31 million people from around the globe in 2016.

Vivid Sydney is the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas, which annually transforms the Harbour City into an outdoor art exhibition with its colourful creative canvas. The event features large scale light installations and projections (Vivid Light); music performances and collaborations (Vivid Music including Vivid LIVE at the Sydney Opera House); and creative ideas, discussion and debate (Vivid Ideas), all celebrating Sydney as the creative hub of the Asia-Pacific.

NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events, Stuart Ayres said: “Vivid Sydney is the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas, and the biggest event in Australia.

“Last year, Vivid Sydney boasted its biggest program ever with more than 90 light installations and projections created by more than 150 artists from 23 countries, 190 music performances and 658 speakers in 183 Vivid Ideas events. Highlights included Songlines, an incredible projection inspired by the ancient dreaming tracks that weave across landscape and skies, created with the work of six renowned Indigenous artists and the first Indigenous lighting of the iconic Sydney Opera House Sails.

“Vivid Sydney 2017 promises to be even bigger so put Friday 26 May to Saturday 17 June in your diary, and start planning a trip to see Vivid Sydney now.”

For a glimpse of Vivid Sydney’s magic, watch this timelapse from the 2016 event here

Diary date

What: Vivid Sydney 2017
The world’s largest festival of Light, Music and Ideas, and Australia’s largest event,
Vivid Sydney is a major celebration of the creative industries.

When: Friday 26 May – Saturday 17 June 2017

Where: Sydney, Australia – Locations across the city including lighting projections along the iconic Sydney Harbour foreshore including the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.


Media: (images, broadcast quality footage and media materials)

Please note: The full Vivid Sydney 2017 program will be announced early 2017.

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October 28, 2016 at 3:30 pm

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Grid Mobile Entered into a Collaboration Agreement with 1Machine System Sdn Bhd

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia /PRNewswire/ — Median Group Inc. is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary Grid Mobile Sdn Bhd (“Grid Mobile”) today signed a Collaboration Agreement with 1Machine System Sdn Bhd (“1Machine”) to have 1Machine to distribute its branded “PERISAI” software to Grid Mobile’s affiliates and partners’ customers/members base on a revenue share model.

Standing Front L-R: Zalifah Zakaria (Director Grid Mobile) & Abbyamir Sapie (CEO 1Machine); Standing Back: L-R: Mohd Suhaimi Rozali, Asrul Nahar Razak, Shazilan Dahalan (all from Grid Mobile) & Haniffah Zainuddin (Director 1Machine)
Standing Front L-R: Zalifah Zakaria (Director Grid Mobile) & Abbyamir Sapie (CEO 1Machine); Standing Back: L-R: Mohd Suhaimi Rozali, Asrul Nahar Razak, Shazilan Dahalan (all from Grid Mobile) & Haniffah Zainuddin (Director 1Machine)
Grid Mobile, a private limited company incorporated in Malaysia, is a distributor of mobile telecommunication products and services in Malaysia. 1Machine is a Malaysian-based technology company in the business of internet security solutions primarily anti-virus, security and maintenance tools for mobile services and computers under the brand name PERISAI.

Pursuant to the collaboration agreement, 1Machine will revenue share with Grid Mobile any sale of 1Machine’s software, both freeware and payware, to Grid Mobile’s affiliates’ and partners’ members. Conversely, Grid Mobile will revenue share with 1Machine for any sales derived from 1Machine’s own distribution network and platform.

Grid Mobile being a new player in the telecommunication industry that emphasised on fintech offerings believe that security is paramount for its partners’ customer/member base. For that reason, it is honoured to forge this strategic relationship with 1Machine, a Malaysian company with distribution network in Southeast Asia.

Recently last September, 1Machine was awarded a two-year contract in Philippines worth USD1.3 million for provision of security software for mobile phones in the Philippines. Earlier in March 2015, it also entered into a Memorandum Agreement with an established business entity in Kuwait to supply its Perisai internet security software over a period of 15 years covering personal, professional and business packages.

“We believe this collaboration will be a stepping stone which will catapult our business into the market and at the same time, open up the vast opportunities of our partners’ trade. We are confident that our business marriage with 1Machine will contribute positively to our bottom line in 2017,” said Zalifah Zakaria, Director of Grid Mobile.

Mr. Abbyamir Sapie, Chief Executive Officer of 1Machine stated, “This cooperation with Grid Mobile is deemed to be a windfall for us as we believe in the business prospects of our new partner and its market reach which will tremendously benefit us”.

About Median Group Inc.

Median Group Inc. (“Median”) is a company incorporated in Texas and quoted on the Over-the-Counter (“OTC”) market in United States. Its ticker symbol is CHMD.

Median aims to become a leading mobile service and technology provider focusing on mobile communications and applications, financial technology and services (“fintech”) in addition to digital market place to closed-group communities. The Company’s mission is to best serve the community through building digital technology eco-system. Median is headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

For more information about Median, please visit:

About Grid Mobile Sdn Bhd

Grid Mobile, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Median is a company incorporated in Malaysia that offers telco products and services under the brand name “Grid Mobile”. Its offerings are telecommunication services, real-time transaction and payment platforms to meet its aspiration to be a leading provider of telecommunications, financial, entertainment and travel products and services to the communities.

About 1 Machine Sdn Bhd

1Machine is a company incorporated in Malaysia and is a technology company in the business of internet security solutions primarily anti-virus, security and maintenance tools for mobile services and computers under the brand name “PERISAI”.

For more information about 1Machine, please visit:

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October 28, 2016 at 1:22 pm

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Hertz Asia Wins Two Best-in-class Awards

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Hertz Asia has recently been named the Best Car Rental at both the TTG Travel Hall of Fame Awards and the Travel Weekly Asia’s Reader’s Choice Awards, two of the most prestigious accolades of the industry.

TTG Travel Hall of Fame Awards – Best Car Rental
TTG Travel Hall of Fame Awards – Best Car Rental

Travel Weekly Reader’s Choice Awards – Best Car Rental
Travel Weekly Reader’s Choice Awards – Best Car Rental

Marcus Tan, Director, Commercial Development South Asia, accepted both awards recently in Singapore (Travel Weekly Asia’s Reader’s Choice Awards) and Bangkok (TTG Travel Hall of Fame Awards).

The TTG Hall of Fame Awards are given to outstanding organisations that have claimed the equivalent winning title for 10 or more consecutive years. Of the achievement, Mr Tan commented, “We’re thrilled to be the winners in our category. It is a testament to all that we have done to satisfy our customers’ needs in the past year. On behalf of Hertz, I would like to thank all those who voted for us and an especial acknowledgement to our valued customers who have supported and sustained us.”

Hertz also received the honour of ‘Best Car Rental’ company at the second annual Travel Weekly Reader’s Choice Awards, which recognised 45 winners across 12 categories within the travel sector. This is the second consecutive year that Hertz has been named the leading car rental operator at these renowned awards.

“Both of these wins truly reaffirm our position as the leading car rental operator in Asia-Pacific,” said Eoin MacNeill, Vice President for Hertz APAC. “This success would not be possible without the continued endorsement from our TTG and Travel Weekly peers. Hertz would like to thank each and every one for their vital ongoing support,” Mr MacNeill concluded.

The TTG Travel Hall of Fame and Travel Weekly Reader’s Choice Awards are renowned for acknowledging outstanding organisations and their contributions to the travel industry across the Asia-Pacific. The awards are voted for by the TTG and Travel Weekly membership base.

About Hertz Global
Hertz Global operates the Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty and Firefly car rental brands in approximately 9,980 corporate and licensee locations throughout approximately 150 countries in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand. Hertz is the largest worldwide airport general use car rental company with approximately 1,635 airport locations in the U.S. and more than 1,320 airport locations internationally. Product and service initiatives such as Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, NeverLost®, Carfirmations, Mobile Wi-Fi and unique vehicles offered through the Adrenaline, Dream, Green and Prestige Collections set Hertz apart from the competition. Additionally, Hertz Global owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management leader Donlen Corporation, operates the Hertz 24/7 hourly car rental business in international markets and sells vehicles through its Rent2Buy program. For more information about Hertz Global, visit:

Hertz Press Contact:

Nicholas Rafferty
ICON International Communications
T: + 61 2 8235 7600

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October 28, 2016 at 1:18 pm

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