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A date with Lianhe Zaobao under the stars

- Chinese daily celebrates 90th anniversary with mega outdoor arts event

Singapore, 12 August 2013 --- Lianhe Zaobao, the Chinese flagship newspaper of Singapore Press Holdings, will celebrate its 90th anniversary with a two-night arts extravaganza on 30 and 31 August7.30pmat Fort Canning Park. Admission is free. 

Entitled Nine Songs (九。歌), the outdoor performance will feature a tapestry of dance, music and theatre with more than 
40 leading local artists from the visual and performing arts circle collaborating in one mega arts event. 

Highlights of the event include Kunqu Opera classic, 
The Peony Pavilion, performed by premier Beijing Opera artist Huang Ping, accompanied by the popular T'ang Quartet. Ding Yi Music Company, Singapore's contemporary Chinese orchestra, will create a bewitching soundscape to accompany Coloratura Soprano Zhou Xiaoman, who will sing River on a Spring Night, based on a famous Tang poem.

Catch UFM100.3 DJ Huang Wenhong in a battle of wits and words as he takes on Su Weisheng, the third-generation disciple of legendary China's cross-talk master Ma Ji. Rounding up the show is a unique performance featuring hand puppetry, modern dance, Chinese opera and Hu Qin in a grand finale called 

The audiences will also be treated to performances by local talents including MICappella and T.H.E Dance Company, which have been making waves overseas. In addition, electrifying drum troupe Zingo and local winds orchestra The Philharmonic Winds will also take turns to wow the audiences on both nights. 

Ms Lee Huay Leng, Deputy Editor of Lianhe Zaobao cum Vice President, Cultural Industry Promotion, who is also the Chairman of Lianhe Zaobao's 90th Anniversary Celebrations Organising Committee, said: "Lianhe Zaobao is both a cultural and historical product. From its early days before the merger of Nanyang Siang Pau and Sin Chew Jit Poh to the present Lianhe Zaobao, it is always armed with a cultural mission of supporting local artists. As such, there is nothing more meaningful than organising a mega arts event to commemorate Lianhe Zaobao's 90th anniversary. It is a celebration with our readers, as well as a tribute to local artists."

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

Ms Woo Mun Ngan
Fukan Editor
Lianhe Zaobao
Singapore Press Holdings
Tel: 6319 1325

Mr Francis Mah
Senior Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings
Tel: 6319 1028

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 
SPH has 19 titles licensed under the Newspaper Printing and Presses Act, of which nine are daily newspapers across 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, 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.

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.

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.

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