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Eat With Your Family Day Draws Participation of Over 600 Organisations Amidst COVID-19

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Initiative to Encourage Families to Honour Grandparents in 2021

 

SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 3 December 2020 Despite the more challenging times of the COVID-19 season, the Eat With Your Family Day (EWYFD) initiative has drawn the participation of over 600 organisations such as City Developments Ltd, Etiqa Insurance Pte Ltd and Eu Yan Sang International Ltd who encouraged their employees to end work earlier and gather with their families for meals this year.


During this time, most organisations were still in a work-from-home mode and employees often grappled with the blurred boundaries of work and life, at times working beyond normal working hours although they were at home. To encourage employees to be present for their families, and bond over meals and activities, the organisers of EWYFD tied-up special deals with over 50 merchant partners for the EWYFDs in September and November to offer food, retail and fun options for family activities.


During EWYFD on 4 September 2020, the organisers of EWYFD worked with over 40 organisations to plan a special programme for their employees. The 150 families nominated by their organisations received a family meal delivered to their homes and participated in a photo contest and movie trivia to win prizes and goodie bags. For both events in September and November, special movie screenings of “Happy Feet 2” and “Despicable Me 2” were also broadcasted on Mediacorp Channel 5 so families could bond over movie time. In addition, the Centre for Fathering offered complimentary online fathering and parenting workshops to further strengthen family bonding.


Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Speaker of Parliament and Patron for Centre for Fathering and DADs for Life said, “Family-friendly initiatives such as Eat With Your Family Day may seem only beneficial to employees but this practice can benefit the company in the long run. Organisations who put their employees first by helping them prioritise their families tend to have employees who are more productive and committed. As such, I would like to encourage companies to embrace EWYFD as part of their efforts to nurture a family-friendly work culture.”


To build on the momentum and positive feedback, EWYFD will go on to place special emphasis on encouraging families to eat together with grandparents in 2021. As the saying goes, “It takes a village to raise a child.” With the stress imposed by today’s fast-paced society, many parents feel the strain of managing multiple roles at work and home. The role of grandparents in providing support for parents, acting as a role model and being a link to family history and traditions, is critical to the family’s well-being. This support by grandparents is even more pertinent amidst the challenges posed by the COVID-19 season.


 “Our grandparents’ greatest joys are the times when the family gathers for meals. Unfortunately, the demands of our fast-paced society have made it difficult for many families to regularly spend time together as an extended family. With families connecting digitally, the less tech savvy grandparents are excluded from this social interaction, which may cause them to feel isolated,” said Mr Bryan Tan, CEO, Centre for Fathering and DADs for Life. 


He added, “Spending time with grandparents over a meal on occasions such as EWYFD shows that they are important in our lives and emphasises the values of respect and esteeming our elders to our children. We want to recognise the selfless love of grandparents – from caring for the grandchildren when parents are at work, to whipping up our favourite dishes.”


Underpinned by multiple research studies that show how connecting as a family over a meal can improve the physical and mental health of family members, EWYFD was launched in 2003 by the Centre for Fathering to encourage organisations to arrange for employees to leave work at 5pm so that they can eat with their families. Held on the last Friday of each school term, EWYFD will take place on 12 March, 28 May, 3 September and 19 November in 2021. EWYFD is brought to you by MUMS for Life, DADs for Life and Centre for Fathering, in support of Made for Families.


For more information, go to fathers.com.sg/ewyfd.


About Centre for Fathering, DADs for Life and MUMs for Life

Centre for Fathering (CFF) is a non-profit organisation founded in 2000 to promote active and involved fathering and address issues caused by fatherlessness in Singapore. The organisation aims to turn the hearts of children towards their fathers by empowering more fathers to be better role models and an enduring inspiration to their children. 


Since 2015, CFF has been the driving force behind Singapore’s nation-wide fathering movement – DADs for Life which seeks to inspire and mobilise fathers to become more involved with and a good influence to their children… for life. Under the DADs for Life umbrella are initiatives such as [email protected], Back to School with DAD, Eat With Your Family Day and Celebrating Fathers — to encourage fathers to spend time with their families and create a culture that promotes active fathering.


MUMs for Life is a ground-up movement to celebrate a mum’s unique identity as a woman, daughter, wife & mother. Our key partner is DADs for Life because we believe that mums and dads play irreplaceable and complementary roles in parenting together.  


CFF is Made For Families

 

CFF is proud to be part of the ecosystem supporting families in Singapore, and identify ourselves as an organisation that is Made For Families. Made For Families represents the different ways — big and small — in which Singapore supports families. Companies, organisations and community groups can adopt the brand mark to identify themselves as promoting the value of family in our society.  Together, we can build a society that is Made For Families, by laying a foundation of support, from family-friendly spaces and workplaces, products and services, and family-bonding activities.  Visit go.gov.sg/MadeForFamilies for more information.


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HKGSEO Provides Free Website SEO Analysis and Consulting Services

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HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 5 January 2021 – The COVID-19 epidemic has lasted for nearly a year. The sharp fall in the street traffic has been affecting core shopping districts everywhere. In addition, under the “Anti-epidemic Fund”, the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) launched the ” Distance Business (D-Biz) Programme subsidy. Increasing number of large and medium-sized enterprises have turned to the online market, setting up websites and opening online shops, in an effort to open up online sales channels to recover some of their businesses during the epidemic.

 

As many companies are not familiar with website technology, website optimization and SEO promotion are often ignored. In fact, SEO is one of the highest ROI of many online marketing channels and it is worthy of a long-term investment.

 

HKGSEO has performed SEO for more than 500 enterprises, with the SEO process bringing considerable traffic and sales to the companies. Leveraging on their years of experience, they now provide free website analysis (worth HK$2,000) for all content types. Here are some website analysis projects HKGSEO has engaged in:

 

CMS Web Content Management System

 

We recommend using the most popular CMS in the market to build a website. Well-known CMS such as WordPress, Wix, Shopline, and Shopify will make it easier to manage web content and make the website easier to crawl and index by search engines.

 

HKGSEO hence cautions against web design companies that use their own CMS. Generally speaking, these websites are not SEO friendly. For example, they might have undesirable attributes such as duplicate page titles, dynamic URLs, or category pages that cannot update new content, etc. These attributes are disadvantageous to implementing SEO plans, which ultimately leads to the redesigning of the entire website, resulting in a much higher cost.

 

SSL Website Security Certificate

 

If your website does not have an SSL certificate (HTTPS) installed, it will be marked as an insecure website by the browser, which will adversely affect the credibility and conversion rate. SSL should be installed immediately to protect customer information, especially for e-commerce websites. There are some free SSLs available on the market, such as Let’s Encrypt, with paid premium certificates recommendation by online shops.

 

Mobile Version of The Website

 

The latest personal computer and Internet penetration survey published by the Census and Statistics Department shows that more than 5.97 million people in Hong Kong have mobile phones, and 99.7% of the users access the Internet on smartphones, higher than those connected to computers or other devices. Besides, Google has launched the Mobile-First Indexing mobile version of content priority indexing. If your website does not have a mobile version, the ranking will be poor and a lot of traffic will be lost.

 

Website Loading Speed

 

According to research, more than 68% of viewers will leave a website when it takes more than 3 seconds to open. The main reason for the slow loading is the use of shared hosting or non-local hosting. Switching to local hosting, SSD or CDN can effectively improve the loading speed.

 

Website Content

 

Is the website content of high quality? Does it answer the questions of potential consumers? To build up the content, some corporate websites have piled up keywords, and some have published blog articles regularly. However the content of the articles is sometimes plagiarized from news media. Plagiarism makes search engines recognize the overall website quality as low, which will in turn affect the ranking.

 

Websites and online shops are platforms that promote businesses. An optimized website will reward twice the results with half the effort of both online and offline marketing campaigns combined.

 

Please log onto www.hkgseo.com, fill in the website, email and contact number, and our network promotion experts will reply within one working day and arrange a free SEO analysis and consultation.

 

About HKGSEO

HKGSEO focuses on website SEO services. It is founded and operated by former Google employees. The company is based in Hong Kong and has branches in Shenzhen, Singapore and Australia. It is committed to providing affordable, one-stop digital marketing solutions for small and medium-sized enterprises. Digital marketing solutions include: SEO, SEM, social media promotion and web design, etc.

 

Website (Chinese):www.hkgseo.com

Website (English):www.hkgdigital.com

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Samsung Electronics Appoints New President & CEO for Southeast Asia & Oceania

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A Samsung veteran with over three decades of experience, Mr. Sangho Jo most recently led Samsung Electronics Europe and has returned to the Southeast Asia & Oceania region

 

SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 5 January 2021  Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced the appointment of Mr. Sangho Jo as President and CEO of Southeast Asia & Oceania. 



A proven Samsung leader with over three decades of experience across business groups and geographies, Mr. Jo will steer the strategic growth directions of Samsung Electronics in Southeast Asia & Oceania.

 

Markets in Southeast Asia & Oceania are integral to Samsung Electronics’ long-term growth plans, with the region poised to sustain its rapid economic growth into the next decade, built on the digital ambitions of its cities, industries and communities. Mr. Jo will guide the business towards cementing its industry leadership and seizing long-term growth opportunities in this region by forging partnerships, creating operational excellence, and ultimately, building brand trust amongst consumers and enterprises.

 

He was most recently appointed President and CEO for Samsung Electronics in Europe, where he led the business to achieve sustainable commercial growth and brand favourability in 2020. In the past decade, Mr. Jo has served as President in the following markets: Samsung Electronics Germany (2019), United Kingdom (2015 — 2017), Sweden (2012 — 2014), Austria (2011), Baltic countries (2009 — 2010), and also served as Head of Visual Display business for Samsung Europe based in South Korea (2017 — 2018). 

Mr. Jo is not new to the Southeast Asia & Oceania region, having worked in Samsung Electronics Singapore (1997), Vietnam (1998 — 2000) and Malaysia (2007 — 2008). He said: “I am pleased to return to Southeast Asia and Oceania, and lead one of the vibrant leading hubs for Samsung Electronics globally. I look forward to strengthening the strong relationships we have built with our partners and customers here and explore exciting new consumer and commercial partnerships, steering Samsung into the next stage of growth in the region.”  

 

“In an era defined by rapid digital disruptions, we are committed to empowering the digital ambitions of nations, industries and communities in Southeast Asia and Oceania, and to help fulfil the potential of the people here through next-generation technologies,” he added.  

 

  

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, and memory, system LSI, foundry and LED solutions. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at http://news.samsung.com

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Royal SPA Hotel was rated as “China’s Five-Star Hot Spring”

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HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 5 January 2021 – Developed by Gudou Holdings Limited, Royal SPA Hotel has won the highest honor of “China’s Five-Star Hot Spring” among “China’s Star Graded Hot Spring” hotels.

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Royal SPA Hotel has been awarded the honor of “China’s Star Graded Hot Spring”(left) and the “China’s Five-Star Hot Spring” award plaque(right).

 

With the extraordinary royal garden features, elegant and pleasant natural scenery and unique appearance, Royal SPA Hotel has been awarded the honor of “China’s Star Graded Hot Spring” and the “China’s Five-Star Hot Spring” award plaque at the 7th China Hot Spring Tourism Promotion Season Series Activities and the 3rd International Conference on Hot Springs and Climate-Aligned Wellness Tourism in China hosted by the Hot Spring Tourism Branch of China Tourism Association and Chongqing Hot Spring Tourism Industry Association in November 2020.

The star rating standard for hot spring tourism enterprises is based on the “Star Classification and Evaluation of Hot Spring Tourism Enterprises” (LB/T016-2017) issued by the former National Tourism Administration, which stipulates the star classification conditions, service quality and operation specifications of hot spring tourism enterprises. According to the overall requirements, hot spring water area, housekeeping, catering, other service items, public and logistics areas and other evaluation content, hot spring enterprises are divided into one to five stars, with five stars being the highest.

Royal SPA Hotel is located in Gudou Hot Spring Resort, a national AAAA-level tourist area. Gudou Hot Spring Resort has six themed hotel complexes. In addition to the Royal SPA Hotel, there are also Hot Spring Villa Hotel, Mountain Seaview Hotel, Joyful Hotel, Gudou Lakeview Tulip Inn Hotel and Yuequan Huju Hotel. In addition to Hot Spring Valley, the largest hot spring area in the town, consisting of 62 public hot spring pools. There are also recreational facilities such as the World of Mountain Spring Water Planet Galaxy Beach, the glass bridge, the boat rowing around the lake, and the mountain cable car.

 

About Gudou Holdings Limited

Gudou Holdings is a hot spring resort and hotel operator and a tourism property developer in the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”). It principally engages in (i) the operation and management of the hot spring resort and hotel facilities of Gudou Hot Spring Resort, which is a national AAAA-level tourist area, and provision of consultancy and/or management services; and (ii) the development and sale of tourism properties in Guangdong Province. The “Gudou” brand is a well-known brand of integrated hot spring resort in the PRC. Gudou Holdings operates six theme hotel complexes, namely Royal Spa Hotel, Hot Spring Villa Hotel, Mountain Seaview Hotel, Joyful Hotel, Gudou Lakeview Tulip Inn Hotel and Yuequan Huju Hotel together with a variety of leisure and recreational facilities, including hot spring facilities, hotels, commercial stores, food and beverages outlets, recreational waterpark, a spa centre, a conference centre, parks, tourist attractions and other ancillary leisure and recreational facilities.

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