DestinAsian Wins Again at the 2010 SOPA Awards

Jakarta, June 11, 2010 – For the eighth year in a row, DestinAsian magazine has been honored for editorial excellence at the annual Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) Awards.

“As always, we are thrilled to receive acknowledgment from our peers,” says Christopher P. Hill, the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief and Associate Publisher. “We invest considerable effort into making DestinAsian the region’s leading English-language travel magazine, and it’s encouraging to see that commitment so consistently recognized.”

DestinAsian is the only Asian travel magazine to have taken home SOPA accolades every year since 2003.

Selected from hundreds of nominations and judged by a distinguished panel of editors and journalists from leading publications across the Asia-Pacific region, the SOPA Awards recognize outstanding editorial achievements spanning reportage, photography, and graphic design. DestinAsian’s win—in the category of local newspapers or small magazines published in English—was for Excellence in Feature Photography (Honorable Mention) for “Kiwi Country,” shot on New Zealand’s South Island by Bangkok-based photographer Jason Michael Lang. SOPA judges said the images “captured the rugged beauty and stark isolation of the region [through a mix of] landscapes, intimate portraits, and still-life details.

Notes to Editors:
Published six times a year, DestinAsian has a readership of more than 123,750. It is distributed to affluent travelers through newsstands, subscriptions, in-flight and controlled circulation to countries and airlines throughout Asia and Australia. The aim is to reach those individuals who enjoy travel and appreciate the finer things in life. The DestinAsian Media Group began operations in Jakarta, Indonesia, in 2001 and apart from DestinAsian itself, now publishes several lifestyle publications.

Media inquiries:
Stefanie Soewono, tel: (62-21) 573-7070, or e-mail:

DestinAsian subscription and distribution inquiries:
Vera Siagian, tel: (62-21) 573-7070, fax: (62-21) 574-7733, e-mail: or visit

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