Ink Publishing and Time Out International announced the first issue of Time Out Singapore magazine has hit the newsstands as of 28 February, 2007.
Time Out Singapore is the most comprehensive arts, entertainment and listings magazine Singapore has ever seen. The monthly magazine is available at newsagents throughout the city, as well as in selected hotels, entertainment venues and tourist offices. The cover price is S$3.95 with an expected monthly readership of 120,000.
The hallmark of Time Out Singapore, like its sister magazines in 17 other cities around the world, is its independence. Critical reviews of films, music, books, performance, restaurants, bars, shops and clubs are all free from advertiser influence, making Time Out the most trusted international source of arts and entertainment information.
Tony Elliott, founder and chairman of the Time Out Group said: “It’s fantastic to welcome Time Out Singapore to our family of magazines. The local team have really risen to the challenge of getting under the skin of Singapore, a city known as a fabulous stop-off which merits greater attention as a world-class destination for lovers of art, culture, food, nightlife, and of course, shopping. Residents of the Lion City will benefit from the magazine’s unique approach to uncovering the city’s lesser known attractions and our team’s expert views on the city’s mainstream and alternative offerings.”
Billie Cohen, editor of Time Out Singapore, commented: “Time Out has arrived at the perfect time: there is a real buzz in the city with exciting things happening all over Singapore. Every day, I am thrilled to be discovering how vibrant and thriving the creative community is here - and Time Out will be a part of that development. Already in our first issue, we found night owls who go prawn fishing at 2am, local bands that can hold their own against international headliners, a reclusive nightclub owner who came out of hiding to offer his take on the after-dark scene, chefs who are bringing traditional Chinese medicine into the modern age, and film buffs championing art-house cinema. Not to mention the best tango salon, a live turtle museum and the latest aquatic sports trend: underwater hockey.”
Gerry Ricketts, managing director of Ink Publishing Singapore, said: “This magazine offers a tremendous opportunity to advertisers interested in increasing their business. The Time Out Singapore reader is part of a unique and focused audience of high-income earners consisting of Singaporeans and expats as well as tourists. These are the people who are opinion formers and trendsetters in the city, spending well above the average on entertainment, dining, the arts, theatre and shopping, making Time Out Singapore one of the most cost-effective communication channels for advertisers found anywhere in Singapore.”
The next issue will be on newsstands Friday, 30 March. As always, it will be covering the best of music, film, books, art and performance coming to Singapore.