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Lianhe Wanbao's 30th anniversary charity event - 晚报真情30爱心关怀日

Lianhe Wanbao to present a donation cheque for $33,000 to Singapore Thong Chai Medical Institution 

Singapore, 7 March 2013 –
 Lianhe Wanbao, an evening daily of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2013. “晚报真情30” or “Wanbao – 30 Years of Dedication” is the tagline for this special anniversary. 

As part of the celebrations, Lianhe Wanbao will be organising a special anniversary charity event titled "
晚报真情30爱心关怀日". The charity event will be held at the HDB Hub Atrium on Saturday, 9 March 2013 from 1.30pm to 6pm. 

More than 300 invited guests and readers are expected at the event. Each reader had earlier won a pair of admission tickets to the event as well as a goodie-bag, by answering a simple question found in Lianhe Wanbao. 

The highlight of the charity event is the popular 
Lianhe Wanbao CoffeeTalk segment, hosted by UFM 100.3 DJ Huang Wenhong. This special edition of CoffeeTalk, with its topic “高调行善,有何不可? ”, will see a panel of speakers debating on the attitudes towards high profile charity acts.

The panellists for this month's CoffeeTalk include Mr Chua Chim Kang, Editor of Lianhe Wanbao, and regular guest speaker Mr Samuel Ng, CEO of Marine Parade Family Service Centre. 

Three other guest speakers will join Mr Chua and Mr Ng on the panel. The first is a distinguished overseas guest speaker from China, Mr Chen Guangbiao. Mr Chen is a famous billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist who is well-known for his high profile charity acts in Mainland China, Taiwan and USA. The other two guest speakers are Mr Anthony Png, Founder & Principal Vocal Instructor of Music Story and Ms Sim Sin Sin, CEO of Laksania. 

At the event, Mr Chua will also present a donation cheque for $33,000 to Singapore Thong Chai Medical Institution, the designated charity organisation for the month of February in Lianhe Wanbao’s charity drive campaign, “A Heart of Gold Starts with a Cent”. 

There will be other programmes and activities before and after the CoffeeTalk, including a segment where Lianhe Wanbao journalists will share their experiences covering some of the most talked-about news that moved Singaporeans. 

Members of the public can also do their part for charity by purchasing Lianhe Wanbao's limited edition "Fu Lu Shou" figurine sets at $288 for a set of five figurines or second-hand items from UFM 100.3 DJs and other celebrities. All proceeds will be donated to the Singapore Buddhist Lodge, the designated charity organisation for the month of March in Lianhe Wanbao’s charity drive campaign. 

Mr Chua Chim Kang, Editor of Lianhe Wanbao, said: “As a newspaper that is close to the heart of the people, Lianhe Wanbao aims to impact the lives of our readers and make a difference to society. Through this event, we wish to generate greater interest in giving to charity. With Mr Chen Guangbiao joining us as a guest speaker, this special edition of CoffeeTalk promises to be the most engaging session yet. 

"We started our charity drive at the beginning of the year to benefit three charity organisations, namely the Singapore Thong Chai Medical Institution, the Singapore Buddhist Lodge and Marine Parade Family Service Centre (Children Welfare Project). We hope that our readers will join us at this event and play an active role in improving the lives of the less fortunate by purchasing some of the items on sale generously donated by our DJs and other celebrities," added Mr Chua.

The event is supported by the following sponsors: 
Official Radio Station: UFM 100.3
Official Coffee : Ah Huat White Coffee 
Official Bakery : BreadTalk 
Product Sponsor : JustUme 

The 30th anniversary dedication special is the third of a series of activities planned by Lianhe Wanbao in 2013. Other up-coming programmes that readers can look forward to include:

  • Special coupon promotions in Lianhe Wanbao 30th anniversary supplement on 16 March
  • Annual Lianhe Wanbao Health & Beauty Fair from 4 – 5 May at the Sands Expo and Convention Center
  • 30th Anniversary Taiwan Gourmet Food Pairing event on 12 May

Media Invitation

Your journalist, photographer and/or film crew are invited to cover the event.

Date : Saturday, 9 March 2013 
Media Registration : 1.30pm
Time : 1.30pm – 6.00pm (main CoffeeTalk show will be held from 3.30pm till 5.00pm)
Venue : HDB Hub Atrium

Please confirm your attendance with Adrian Cheong at 6319 2261, 9798 6097, or by 5pm, Friday, 8 March.


1.30pm - Registration
- Start of charity sale of second-hand Items hosted by UFM 100.3 DJ Vincent Lim
- Charity sale of limited edition of "Fu Lu Shou" figurine sets
2.00pm Demonstration by balloon sculpture artist
2.15pm Performance by local singer Rachel Chua
2.30pm UFM 100.3 White Ribbon Project (Prevention Against Abuse Towards Women) hosted by Lim Anna & Carine Ang
3.00pm Sharing session by Lianhe Wanbao journalists
3.30pm Lianhe Wanbao CoffeeTalk begins
4.45pm Q & A / Summary of key talking points
5.00pm End of CoffeeTalk, followed by Lucky Draw
5.10pm UFM 100.3 DJs’ charity sale of second-hand Items to continue
6.00pm End of Event

Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Co. Regn. No. 198402868E

For more information, please contact:

Ms Phyllis Yeo
Brand & Promotions Executive
Product Branding & Promotions
Marketing Division
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
DID: 6319 1439
HP: 9656 4023

Mr Adrian Cheong
Corporate Communications Division
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
DID: 6319 2261
HP: 9798 6097

About Lianhe Wanbao

One of the two evening Chinese dailies, Lianhe Wanbao, was established on March 16, 1983 to provide the latest news, with special emphasis on human interest stories and community happenings.

Its bold, lively reports and creative layout provide an entertaining read for readers after a hard day’s work. The use of simpler Chinese in the newspaper makes it easy to read and enjoy. Lianhe Wanbao has won over a growing pool of loyal readers with its editorial style.

Lianhe Wanbao is also the leading source of information on health and wellness for the Chinese middleclass. It also seeks to reinforce its brand positioning as a strong content provider in health and wellness news to all readers through related events and promotions.

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Southeast Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.

Newspapers, Magazines and Book Publishing 
In Singapore, SPH publishes 18 newspaper titles in four languages. On an average day, 2.92 million individuals or 74 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications. SPH also publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. SPH's subsidiaries, Straits Times Press and Focus Publishing, produce quality books and periodicals in English and Chinese.

Internet and Mobile
Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 330 million page views with 18 million unique visitors every month. Apart from SPH AsiaOne portal, SPH's online and new media initiatives include an online marketplace for products, services and employment, ST701; Stomp,, and The Straits Times RazorTV. SPH also launched The Straits Times’ iPad and enhanced iPhone applications, an Android smartphone application and The Business Times Weekend's iPad application. SPH's Chinese flagship newspaper Lianhe Zaobao has also launched its digital platforms which include a web application, as well as online and PDF versions.

SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today. In the radio business, SPH has an 80 per cent stake in SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd, which operates entertainment stations UFM 100.3 in Mandarin, as well as Kiss92 and HOT FM91.3 in English.

Events and Out-of-Home Advertising
SPH’s events subsidiary Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its wholly-owned subsidiary, SPH MediaBoxOffice Pte Ltd, Singapore’s leading Digital Out-of-Home advertising company.

SPH owns and manages Paragon, the prime retail and office complex in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore's main shopping belt. Its latest retail development, The Clementi Mall, started business operations in 2011. SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, has also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.