Singapore set for The Championship 

Singapore set for The Championship
Singapore set for The ChampionshipThe European Tour completes its three-tournament swing on Asian soil this week with The Championship at Laguna National marking a return to Singapore for the first time since 2012.Following the Maybank Malaysia Open and last week’s Volvo China Open, which was won by Frenchman Alexander Levy, The 2014 Race to Dubai moves to Laguna National Golf and Country Club, where 156 players will battle it out for the lion’s share of a US$1.5 million prize fund.The venue previously hosted the Singapore Masters for six consecutive years between 2002 and 2007, while the country also hosted the Singapore Open on The European Tour International Schedule from 2009 to 2012 and the Johnnie Walker Classic in 1993 and 1996.The Championship at Laguna National – formerly the Ballantine’s Championship – was moved from Korea, which has hosted the previous six editions of the tournament, due to staging issues. That means Australian Brett Rumford

AIA Real Life: NOW Festival 

PMG has entered into an agreement with AIA Korea to act as its agency of record throughout Asia in relation to the AIA Real Life: NOW Festival, a global event where the music and culture of the East and the West will come together. In addition, the Company will also act as marketing partner to Live Nation Korea for the event, which will involve procuring  corporate sponsors for the festival. The 2014 festival, featuring some of the world’s most sought-after performers, is scheduled to be held on 15 and 16 August 2014, at the Jamsil Sports Complex Main Stadium, Seoul, and will be the largest music event undertaken by the Company since the creation of its music division. Pop icon and international trendsetter Lady Gaga has been confirmed as the festival headliner. Her previous whole world tours have sold over 4 million concert tickets including her visit to Seoul in 2012, which set the record for the highest-grossing concert in Korea of that year.  Her latest

Laguna National Golf and Country Club to host ‘The Championship’  

Laguna National Golf and Country Club to host  ‘The Championship’
Laguna National Golf and Country Club in Singapore was today named as the new venue for The Championship from May 1-4, 2014. It marks a return to the island country for The European Tour and the Asian Tour, which co-sanctioned the Singapore Masters there in the six years between 2002 and 2007 and the Singapore Open from 2009 to 2012.  It also marks a return of top level professional golf to the Masters Course at Laguna National, an Andy Dye design which has regularly been ranked among the top courses in the world by Golf Digest International and Asian Golf Monthly, and one which has garnered a host of awards through the years. The Championship at Laguna National – formerly the Ballantine’s Championship – was originally scheduled to be played in Korea next month but when staging issues made it clear that was not going to be possible, tournament organisers acted quickly and decisively to move the tournament to Singapore. As originally planned, a

Causeway Rivalry Renewed on the Fairways 

Causeway Rivalry Renewed on the Fairways
Singapore and Malaysia to Battle for the Prudential Causeway Trophy at Laguna National 2014; New Prudential Junior Causeway Trophy at Laguna National 2014 launched SINGAPORE, 2 April 2014: Prudential Singapore, leading life insurer, Laguna National Golf and Country Club and Parallel Media Group today announced the return of the Prudential Causeway Trophy at Laguna National, scheduled for 6 to 8 June 2014 In a further extension of the friendly national rivalry, this year also sees the addition of the Prudential Junior Causeway Trophy at Laguna National, on 4 June. In its second year, the Prudential Causeway Trophy 2014 will see top golfers from longstanding rivals – Singapore and Malaysia – battle it out to defend their nation’s pride in a three-day Ryder Cup-style tournament on the world-class Laguna National Golf and Country Club course. The 12-man teams announced today come from both sides of the Causeway and are sanctioned by the

Bieber Fever hits Seoul, South Korea 

Bieber Fever hits Seoul, South Korea
Bieber Fever hit Seoul last Thursday night as Parallel Media Group combined with concert promoter AEG and title sponsor AIA, to bring Justin Bieber to the Olympic Park Stadium for his first ever performance in South Korea. Justin played to a packed stadium of screaming fans for nearly three hours, and performed some of his biggest hits, including Boyfriend and Baby. He was also joined onstage by K-Pop Superstar and friend G Dragon. AIA executives, agents and their guests enjoyed VIP treatment in the bespoke hospitality suite, where they were joined by K-Pop artists Super Junior, Girls Generation and SKARF. A select few guests were also treated to a meet & greet session with Justin Bieber before the concert, where he posed for photos, and expressed his excitement to be playing his first ever Korean concert.  Chairman of Parallel Media Group, David Ciclitira said: "Having helped AIA create a music legacy with K-Pop concerts in Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur, PMG is incredibly