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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Contest Alert: Unearthing Asia's 1st Anniversary

Celebrating their 1st year anniversary issue, we are launching an Anniversary Contest as a way of extending our heartfelt appreciation to us dear readers. A big Thank You for your continued support throughout the year!

They have had an amazing year and plenty to boast about. Beyond Singapore and Indonesia, we expanded our footprints into Malaysia and Thailand, embarked on new partnerships with Yahoo! as well as the endless venture of uncovering the best this region has to offer. We are excited and pleased to announce that these amazing treats are up for grabs, as a gesture of sharing our joy with everyone. Read on and get started!

*please note that the prizes does not include air-transport to the specified destinations.

Prize A – Exciting Rotorua

Rotorua delivers the best of various New Zealand activities all in an intimate little town sitting by the shore of beautiful Lake Rotorua. Enjoy a fun activity-filled 4D3N itinerary in this thermal wonderland of New Zealand – encounter wild kiwis at Rainbow Springs, explore the Agrodome, immerse in Maori culture at Te Puia, and more! And before tucking into the comfort of your bed at rustic Sudima Hotel, don’t forget to head to the Polynesian Spa for a refreshing bath in the hot mineral steam pools.

Prize B – Relaxing Bali

The famed island paradise of Bali beckons, with its natural beauty, rugged coastlines and sandy beaches ready for your exploration. Relax and rejuvenate in the luxurious Kanishka Villas, located right in the middle of swanky Seminyak. This is a 4D3N itinerary fit for the overworked professional, with plenty of free time in between a few major activities – Sobek Rafting and Ubud Cycling Tours.

Prize C – Cosmopolitan Hong Kong

Welcome to the ultimate Asian cosmopolitan, the Eastern version of the city that never sleeps, Hong Kong. This metropolis can overwhelm you with its packed sidewalks, dazzling neon signage and non-stop chatter, but once you get past all that, Hong Kong is one of the most exciting places in the world to be. Enjoy a 4D3N stay at the 8 Degrees Harbour Plaza Hotel.

Prize D – Exotic Phuket

Phuket seduces all kinds of travelers from all over the region, boasting lush island vistas, the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea, and mile upon sandy mile of coastline filled with delectable restaurants and decadent resorts. Enjoy a 4D3N stay at the Avista Phuket Resort and Spa, located by the charming Kata Beach.This package includes a tour around Phuket Island and a full-day tour to Phi Phi Island.

Prize E – Beautiful Boracay

Enjoy the pristine beauty of Boracay, the crown trophy beach of the Philippines and one of the best beach destinations in the world. Win a 4D3N stay at the luxurious 7Stones Boracay Suites, located in the middle of Bulabog Beach, with kitesurfing and windsurfing right at your doorstep.

Prize F – Rustic Saigon

Welcome to the world of vivid colours and bold landscapes tinged with compelling history – Vietnam, one of the latest Asian dragons to emerge from South East Asia. Here in Saigon, wandering through ancient pagodas and wooden shops prove to be a thoroughly cultural experience that will transport you to times of old. Win a 4D3N stay at the luxury heritage hotel Rex Hotel.

How to Enter

1. To enter our Anniversary Contest, simply email us at and provide the following –
• Name, Age, Location
• Facebook Username (optional)
• Twitter Username (optional)
• Your Personal Website or Blog (optional)

2. And that’s it! You are now entitled to 1 (ONE) Lucky Draw entry for our Anniversary Contest. It’s as simple as that, but if you are looking to increase your chance of winning those prizes, read on below and find out how you can earn up to 50 (FIFTY) Lucky Draw entries for our Anniversary Contest!

More Ways to Win

Earn Additional Lucky Draw Entries through Facebook
1. “Like” Unearthing Asia on Facebook - 5 entries (max 1 time)
2. “Share” Unearthing Asia contents with your friends on Facebook - 3 entries (max 5 times)
3. “Like” our Anniversary Contest Announcement on Facebook - 5 entries (max 1 time)
4. Post a photo of yourself with a copy of Unearthing Asia’s anniversary edition on Facebook - 5 entries (max 1 time)
5. Suggest Unearthing Asia to your Facebook friends and help us reach 10,000 “Likes”! If we manage to reach this target, every Facebook entries gets an extra 20 bonus* entries each. 20 entries (outside of the max 50 entries)
6. Subscribe to Unearthing Asia’s post on Facebook, and keep a lookout for future updates on our Anniversary Contest!

Earn Additional Lucky Draw Entries through Twitter
1. Follow @unearthingasia on Twitter - 5 entries (max 1 time)
2. Tweet about our contest on Twitter, linking it to our website at - 3 entries (max 5 times)
3. RT your favorite Unearthing Asia contents on Twitter 2 entries (max 2 times)
4. Tell your friends to follow @unearthingasia on Twitter, and help us reach our target of 20,000 followers! If we manage to reach this target, every Twitter entries get an extra 20 bonus* entries each. - 20 entries (outside of the max 50 entries)
5. Keep a lookout on Twitter for future updates on our Anniversary Contest!

Earn Additional Lucky Draw Entries
through your Personal Site/Blog
1. Write a post about Unearthing Asia’s Anniversary Contest and share them with your readers on your site/blog - 20 entries(max 1 time)
2. Submit a Travel Story (min 600 words) to Unearthing Asia and post your submission on your site/blog 15 entries (if your submission is accepted – max 3 times)
3. Submit a Travel Photo to Unearthing Asia, and post your submission on your site/blog (please ensure you have high-res photos) 10 entries (if your submission is accepted – max 3 times)

Terms and Conditions

The Contest is open only to adults above the age of 18 (eighteen) years old. Employees of Unearthing Asia, their advertising and promotion agencies and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible. The Contest is valid from 1 November 2010 to 31 January 2011, barring further announcement. To earn additional entries through Facebook, Twitter and/or personal site/blog, participants must inform Unearthing Asia of their intent to do so and furbish us with the necessary details. Participants are limited to a maximum of 50 (fifty) Lucky Draw entries, except in special circumstances. Prizes are valid for 2 (two) adults, and does not include air tickets and/or transportation. The first winner of the Lucky Draw will be announced on Saturday, 5 February 2011, after which he/she will be entitled to choose 1 (one) option amongst the listed prizes. The remaining prizes will be in play again and 1 (one) winner will be picked every week from then onwards. Prizes does not include air transport to the specified destinations. Prizes are non-transferable and non-exchangeable, value of prizes may vary. Unearthing Asia reserves the right to replace any prizes with items of similar value without prior notice. Entry to the contest shall constitute consent on the participant’s part to allow the use of the participant’s name, image, voice, likeness and/or submitted materials (story and photography) for editorial, advertising and promotional purposes.

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