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Lianhe Zaobao launches app for iPhone and Android smartphone

Singapore, 18 July 2013 --- Lianhe Zaobao, the Chinese flagship newspaper of Singapore Press Holdings, is now available on both iPhones and Android smartphones. 

The Lianhe Zaobao smartphone app comes with a PDF version which consists of all the various sections in the print edition, including Singapore, China, South East Asia, Forum, Commentary, Business, Sports, Fukan and Comics. The smartphone app also provides breaking news which is available on Zaobao.com. In addition, the app also comes with Chinese Classified advertisements. 

iPhone and Android smartphone users can download the free Lianhe Zaobao app to enjoy one month of free access starting 19 July 2013. Users will be charged a subscription fee to access Lianhe Zaobao on smartphone after the one-month free trial ends. 

Subscribers will pay $24.65 a month to access the smartphone edition of Lianhe Zaobao. Existing subscribers of the All-in-One package can access the smartphone version with no additional cost. The All-in-One subscription package, which includes the print edition, 
Zaobao.com, iPad PDF and tablet Web App edition is $26.65 a month. 

Mr Goh Sin Teck, Editor of Lianhe Zaobao, said: "With the launch of the new smartphone app, Lianhe Zaobao is now available in all new media platforms, from online, tablets to smartphones. Readers will get to enjoy the content and design of the print product via the smartphone app while at the same time, make use of the new media features like breaking news for the latest news updates. The smartphone market has huge potential and in order to meet the needs of smartphone users, we will also strive to make changes in the newsroom to cater to the new generation of readers."

The 90-year-old Lianhe Zaobao launched its online edition 
Zaobao.com in 1995. The news website was recently revamped with new content and design. Lianhe Zaobao has subsequently launched its Web App version in December 2011 and PDF version on iPad in 2012 to stay in the forefront of new media. 

iPhone users can download the app from the Apple App Store by searching "Lianhe Zaobao" or access 
www.zaobao.com.sg/ios

Android phone users can download the app from Google Play Store by searching "Lianhe Zaobao" or access www.zaobao.com.sg/android

To subscribe to the Lianhe Zaobao All-in-One package or find out more information on subscription matters, visitwww.zbsubscribe.com or call 6388 3838.

Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
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For more information, please contact:


Dr Zhou Zhao Cheng
Editor, 
Zaobao.com
Chinese Newspapers Division
Singapore Press Holdings
DID - 6319 1946
Mobile: 9698 1509
Email: 
zhouzc@sph.com.sg

Mr Francis Mah
Senior Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings
DID - 6319 1028
Email: 
mahys@sph.com.sg

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, 3.05 million individuals or 76 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 270 million page views with 18 million unique visitors every month. Apart from AsiaOne, SPH’s online and new media initiatives include ST701, the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds (STClassifieds); Stomp, 
omy.sg and The Straits Times RazorTV. SPH also launched The Straits Times’ iPad and enhanced iPhone applications, an Android smartphone application and The Business Times’ iPhone application. SPH’s Chinese flagship newspaper Lianhe Zaobao has also launched its digital editions which include a web application, as well as online and PDF versions.

Broadcasting
In the radio business, SPH has a 92.9% 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. 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. 

Events and Out-of-Home Advertising
SPH’s events arm Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions as well as large scale conferences in Singapore and the region. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its digital out-of-home platform SPH MediaBoxOffice.

Properties
SPH owns and manages Paragon, the prime retail and office complex in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore's main shopping belt. Its second 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. SPH‘s latest retail development project, The Seletar Mall, is slated for completion by end 2014.

For more information, please visit 
www.sph.com.sg