17 July 2018

YY Hong Ye Group's part-timer app features a database of over 32,000

- YY Part Time Jobs App is available free of charge on the Android and Apple platforms

- All part-timers receive basic training so they can take on the job responsibilities confidently

- Fixing common hiring and manpower-related challenges

Source: YY Hong Ye Group. From left: Wendy Wang, IT Project Manager of YY Hong Ye Group, Mike Fu CEO of YY Hong Ye Group, and Chris Ho, Marketing Manager of YY Hong Ye Group.
Source: YY Hong Ye Group. From left: Wendy Wang, IT Project Manager of YY Hong Ye Group, Mike Fu CEO of YY Hong Ye Group, and Chris Ho, Marketing Manager of YY Hong Ye Group.

YY Hong Ye Group, which has eight years of experience in the HR industry managing part-timers, has come up with the YY Part Time Jobs app, a platform that matches job opportunities with suitable part-timers.

According to the company, the food and beverage (F&B) industry will find the app particularly useful as they have seasonal demand. Many of the registered part-timers already have experience in their fields, so they can readily fill the positions and perform the tasks expected of them, the company said.

“Many organisations, from hotels to restaurants and fast-food chains, face the problem of getting the right help when it comes to hiring part-timers,” says Mike Fu, CEO of YY Hong Ye Group. We interview all of our 32,335 part-timers and offer new candidates basic training, so that they are well prepared to take on the job responsibilities. In turn, when they use our app, employers face fewer hiring-related hassles and have a lower turnover rate. Buoyed by this app, companies can better manage their hiring budgets, as they can keep the minimum strength of full-time staff and engage part-timers whenever needed.”

The app works for Singapore at the moment but is likely to cover other countries in the future. YY Hong Ye Group's current clientele includes The Fullerton Hotel Singapore; Regent Hotel; Shangri-La Hotel; McDonald’s; House of Seafood; and more.

Details:

Employers can use the app to list their job vacancies, and include details such as time, place, and other criteria, such as relevant skills and years of experience. The app will automatically identify part-timers. If both parties accept, the employer can then make interview arrangements with the candidate. In the event that there are no successful matches, employers can also call YY Hong Ye Group’s hotline and request manual matching.

The app is available free of charge on both Android and Apple platforms.

Hashtag: #YYJobs

13 July 2018

Get ready for the 2018 International Champions Cup in Singapore

Football hits fever pitch this July when Arsenal, Atlético de Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain arrive for the 2018 International Champions Cup in Singapore. The International Champions Cup is the world’s premier annual summer soccer tournament featuring top European clubs playing across North America, Europe and Asia.

Source: Sports Hub website. Three football clubs will be playing against each other at the 2018 International Champions Cup in Singapore on July 26, 28 and 30.
Source: Sports Hub website. Three football clubs will be playing against each other at the 2018 International Champions Cup in Singapore on July 26, 28 and 30.

In addition to three matches being played at the National Stadium on 26, 28 and 30 July, fans can get in on the action at the House of Football pop-up at Clarke Quay, Singapore’s main nightlife and dining destination.

From 20 July to 29 July, members of the public can participate in various activities lined up at the House of Football, held in conjunction with the 2018 International Champions Cup.

Taking centrestage is the Panna – a one-on-one or two-on-two challenge to nutmeg your opponent before scoring a goal. Played in a decoganal cage, players should maintain as much possession of the ball as possible in all directions –forwards, backwards or sideways.

Other football-related activities open to public include playing foosball, themed nights hosted by La Liga and Paris Saint-Germain, and visiting and taking photos at Club Houses featuring club memorabilia by Arsenal, Atlético de Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.

Those who prefer to watch the action can look out for freestyle performances throughout the week by Urban Street Team. Food is available from Harry’s, McGettigan’s Irish Pub, and Red Tail Bar by Zouk.

Fans hoping to catch a glimpse of their favourite players in the flesh may well get a chance to as the clubs make a stop at the House of Football during the week before match days.

Details:

Registration to play at Panna at the House of Football or take part in the Urban Street Team’s Panna Championships is available at online. Walk-ins for friendly play are also accepted subject to availability.

Tickets to the 2018 International Champions Cup in Singapore are currently available online and will also be available for purchase at the House of Football. Starting from S$28, group, family and multi-day packages with perks are also available. Games at the National Stadium begin at 7.30pm and last approximately two hours.

Multi-day packages include benefits such as preferred seating, a Fan Zone Special Entry Pass, House of Football Special Entry Pass and even a chance to win a pass to the clubs’ official training session at the National Stadium.

To bring fans closer to the action, organisers have released exclusive seating by the pitch for this year’s tournament. The S$388 field seat category – a first for both International Champions Cup in Singapore and the National Stadium – consists of 50 seats per match in a strategic location situated on the length of the pitch, right opposite the dugouts.

Fans travelling from China may get in touch with Thomas Cook China, the Official Travel Package Provider in Greater China of the 2018 International Champions Cup in Singapore.

Members with UnionPay, the Official Payment Brand of 2018 International Champions Cup in Singapore, will enjoy a 10% discount across all categories (except field seats) throughout the sale period.

Schedule:

Date Time Activity
Friday, 20 July 5pm – 10pm

6pm – 7pm
Urban Street Team’s Panna Championships


Urban
Street Team’s Freestyle Soccer Performance
Saturday, 21 July 1pm – 10pm

3pm – 4pm

6pm – 7pm
Urban Street Team’s Panna Championships


Urban
Street Team’s Freestyle Soccer Performance
Sunday, 22 July 1pm – 10pm

3pm – 4pm

6pm – 7pm
Urban Street Team’s Panna Championships

Urban Street Team’s Freestyle Soccer Performance


Urban Street Team’s Freestyle Soccer Performance
Monday, 23 July 5pm – 10pm Panna open to members of the public (walk-in)
Tuesday, 24 July 5pm – 10pm Panna open to members of the public (walk-in)
Wednesday, 25 July 5pm – 10pm

6pm – 7pm
Urban Street Team’s Panna Championships

Urban
Street Team’s Freestyle Soccer Performance
Thursday, 26 July 5pm – 10pm Panna open to members of the public (walk-in)
Friday, 27 July 6pm – 11pm La Liga Spanish Night
Saturday, 28 July 1pm – 10pm

3pm – 4pm

6pm – 7pm
Urban Street Team’s Panna Championships

Urban
Street Team’s Freestyle Soccer Performance


Urban Street Team’s Freestyle Soccer Performance
Sunday, 29 July Paris Saint-Germain take over House of Football

*Schedule accurate as of 2 July 2018, subject to change.

Mulia promotions for RAPTURE – Mulia Summer Party

Source: Mulia Bali via TravMedia Asia. RAPTURE logo.
Source: Mulia Bali via TravMedia Asia. RAPTURE logo.

The inaugural RAPTURE – Mulia Summer Party, to be held 1 September 2018, is expected to be a magnet for party enthusiasts around the world.

Fergie, Mark Ronson, Liam Payne and Sébastien Izambard from Il Divo are slated to attend.

Mulia Bali has also launched a limited time offer that includes the resort as well as RAPTURE. The 5+1 offer, valid only for July, allows groups of six to pay for five.

Details:

This event runs from 12 noon until 8 pm, and is only open for guests aged 18 and above.

Special RAPTURE room packages are available on the official website for stays at the three official hotels: The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas and are inclusive of daily breakfast and passes to the party.

For more information and ticket reservations, call +62 361 301 7777.

Explore:

Read the WorkSmart Asia blog post introducing RAPTURE

Hashtags: #MuliaRapture #GetRaptured

12 July 2018

Asia Miles introduces Facebook travel game for Hong Kong travellers

Hong Kong Asia Miles members could win 100,000 Asia Miles in a Facebook game this month just by creating a travel itinerary for Taipei, Taiwan.

On Facebook, check out social media guru Ming Jai (Ming 仔)’s recommended itinerary for a trip to Taipei. Name two of the Asia Miles categories in which you can earn through his itinerary, then plan an extra day's itinerary on top of Ming Jai’s trip within a budget of HK$5,000 with at least three different categories for miles accrual.

Add your planned itinerary under the Asia Miles Facebook game post and tag three of your favourite travel buddies to stand a chance of winning the game.

The game runs till 21 July 2018. Winners will be decided by the itineraries that earn the most miles and are the most creative. The top-earning itinerary will win 100,000 Asia Miles while the next five will each get 20,000 miles.



*Note: The Asia Miles Facebook page appears to be location-specific. Visitors from outside of Hong Kong will not see this post.

Chase light from day to night on 28 July in Singapore

Source: Canon. The Canon PhotoMarathon XVI will feature day-to-night assignments.
Source: Canon. The Canon PhotoMarathon XVI will feature day-to-night assignments.

Back for its 16th year, the Canon PhotoMarathon XVI is slated for 28 July in Singapore. This year, Canon is taking a step further by giving back to the community and also introducing new elements in the competition format.

In line with Canon’s ongoing support of the local sporting scene, Canon recently announced a partnership with Olympian Joseph Schooling. In support of Canon PhotoMarathon which seeks to inspire and bring the photography community closer, Schooling will be at the event to unveil one of the competition themes.

Kyosei (共生), which means "living and working together for the common good", lies at the heart of Canon’s corporate philosophy. In the spirit of this belief, all registration fees collected from Canon PhotoMarathon this year will be donated to The Straits Times Pocket Money Fund (STSPMF), a community project to fund school-going children from low-income families.

“This year, we would like to encourage the photography community to test their creative mettle and at the same time, contribute back to the community,” said Edwin Teoh, Head of Marketing, Domestic Operations, Canon Singapore.

Canon PhotoMarathon is not just a competition of photography skills and creativity, it is also a test of one’s endurance and stamina. With Joseph Schooling present at this year’s competition, we hope that participants will be inspired by his tenacity and rigour to achieve big dreams, much like how he attained Singapore’s first Olympic gold medal.”

True to its name, Canon PhotoMarathon is a blend of photography and sports. Both mental and physical endurance are required for the full-day competition. While the format of the competition remains the same with three competition themes announced at intervals throughout the event, this year’s event will kick off at a later timing of 11am. 

This allows photographers working on the third and last theme to take advantage of a mix of day and night lighting when they put their photography skills and creativity to the test.

The ‘dusk’ challenge will be announced at 5pm and the closing submission time for this final theme will be at 8pm. Sunset is typically after 7pm.

Details:

Register

Participants will have three hours from the announcement to submit a photo which demonstrates a unique perspective in picture composition according to the assigned theme. Adding an additional element of surprise to the mix, participants will have a say in voting for one of the competition themes this year.

There will be a total of more than S$50,000 worth of Canon products to be won. In addition, all registered participants will stand a chance to win a pair of Lufthansa air tickets to Munich, Germany in the lucky draw segment.

Apart from category prizes, the Best of Show winners from the Open and Student categories will win an exclusive spot each in the Canon PhotoMarathon Asia Championship held in 2019, which is valued at more than US$5,000. 

The all-expenses paid trip will bring participants on an exclusive scenic journey to explore various facets of photography under the tutelage of a professional photographer. The championship will involve further theme challenges to select the champion among winners.

In addition, a charity sale of limited edition prints, specially curated by The Straits Times photo desk and The Schooling Company, will be held from 20 to 26 July via shop.canon.com.sg/charity.All proceeds will be donated to the STSPMF.

7 July 2018

Check out the YouTube FanFest Hong Kong lineup

Source: YouTube. Poster for YouTube FanFest Hong  Kong 2018.
Source: YouTube. Poster for YouTube FanFest Hong
Kong 2018
.
The YouTube FanFest, presented by Manulife, is back in Hong Kong on August 3 at the Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre (KITEC).

The event is a live show connecting the biggest YouTube creators from Hong Kong and around the world with fans. YouTube FanFest Hong Kong lineup features:

Matt Steffanina, US dancer, YouTuber and social media personality who is known for his dance content

Ms. Yeah 辦公室小野, the lady who cooks with unusual tools in her office




Hana Tam, who is known for fashion lookbooks, beauty tutorials, and friend tags/challenge completions.


MC Jin, the US-based rapper and songwriter

Mira's Garden, a Chinese YouTube star who focuses on travel, food, and beauty

Emi Wong, who began vlogging regularly in 2017. She is now known for her health, fitness, and lifestyle vlogging



WHIZOO (Jon Jon and Kovis), and

- Bilingual and Hong Kong-bred standup comedian Vivek Mahbubani (阿V), who performs in both Cantonese and English

These creators are set to take the stage for a night filled with music, dance, and fun.

“We’re delighted to host YouTube FanFest again in Hong Kong to celebrate the growing community with amazing YouTube creators and energetic fans. We love coming here because of fans’ energy and enthusiasm, and to see international creators and homegrown talents shine on stage,” said Sean Park, Marketing Director, YouTube International Markets.

Manulife is the first financial services company to be a presenting sponsor of YouTube FanFest Hong Kong.

Source: YouTube. A group picture from YouTube FanFest Hong Kong 2017.
Source: YouTube. A group picture froYouTube FanFest Hong Kong 2017.

Details:

Tickets are available online starting from 5pm HK time on July 10, 2018. YouTube creators will also be giving away their own tickets to the show and offering meet-and-greet sessions via their social media channels.

YouTube FanFest
Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre (KITEC)
Hong Kong
August 3 2018


Hashtag: #YTFFHK