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Lianhe Zaobao presents "Impressions of Singapore"

Travelling photo exhibition to celebrate Lianhe Zaobao's 90th anniversary

Singapore, 19 August 2013 --- Lianhe Zaobao, the Chinese flagship newspaper of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), celebrates its 90th anniversary this year. As part of its year-long celebration, Lianhe Zaobao and Canon are jointly presenting "Impressions of Singapore" (印象新加坡), a travelling photo exhibition that features 90 photographs depicting different facets of Singapore. 

Of the 90 works on display, 80 were taken by Lianhe Zaobao's team of photojournalists. These photos capture some historic moments from 1954 to the present year. Another 10 were photo entries submitted by members of the public for the "Impressions of Singapore" photo contest.

The contest attracted overwhelming response from readers, with more than 4,000 online submissions received. The 10 finalists' works were selected by a panel of expert judges to be included in this exhibition, alongside those of the Lianhe Zaobao photojournalists.

Mr Goh Sin Teck, Editor of Lianhe Zaobao, said: "Lianhe Zaobao has been there at every important moment of time in Singapore's history, capturing the moment in perpetuity with our photographs. We hope that the photographs that we have specially selected will touch people's hearts and bring about special memories. Lianhe Zaobao will continue to serve the community by preserving Singapore's history and memories for generations to come.

"We are also delighted that our readers have shown great enthusiasm in participating in this exhibition. Together with our partner Canon, we would like to thank all readers who submitted their photos to us and for supporting this exhibition," added Mr Goh.

The exhibition was officially launched today at VivoCity. The 10 finalists of the contest also received their prizes from the Guest-of-Honour, Mr Sam Tan, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth.

The winners of the contest are:

  • Winner: Ng Han Boon ($1,500 cash and Canon EOS 6D KIT II)
  • 1st runner-up: Albert Tan Chee Hiang ($800 cash and Canon EOS 650D KIT II)
  • 2nd runner-up: Ong Beng Teck ($500 cash and Canon EOS M KIT)

Seven other finalists took home consolation prizes of $300 cash and a Canon Powershot G15 each. 

The exhibition at VivoCity will be open to the public till 25 August. Thereafter, the exhibition will be brought to three other locations around Singapore. They are:

  • 112 Katong (26 Aug - 1 Sep)
  • JEM (3 Sep - 8 Sep)
  • Chinatown Point (22 Sep - 29 Sep)

At the exhibition, visitors can vote for their favourite photo and stand a chance to win cash prizes and Canon products worth over $5,000. 

Selected photos are also available for sale to members of the public. Each A4-sized photo costs $5. 

In addition, Lianhe Zaobao will be launching a photo book entitled "Nine Tastes" or “九品”. The 180-page photo book, featuring photos by Lianhe Zaobao's photojournalists, will be distributed to business associates of Lianhe Zaobao.

Attachments: Winning photos of "Impressions of Singapore" contest
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Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
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News Editor cum Special Projects Editor
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Chinese Newspapers Division
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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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