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SPH revamps news content – and all for free!

SINGAPORE, 17 March 2005 – Readers looking for the latest Singapore, regional, and world news, ranging from technology, finance, business, health, sports and show business, can find it all on the newly-revamped SPH AsiaOne news portal (, which went live on Wednesday 16 March.

The makeover is not just to enhance AsiaOne´s look-and-feel, but adds more depth and breadth to its news content.

Featuring selected news from The Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao, The Business Times, The New Paper, which is updated through the day, combined with round-the-clock news updates from the Associated Press news wire, which covers Technology, Health, Business & Finance, ShowBiz and Sports, readers can look forward to a greater variety of compelling stories and breaking news coverage on the revamped AsiaOne news portal.

Another key enhanced feature is the inclusion of news video clips and interactive slide shows with detailed info-graphics for specific news articles, which can be viewed online by AsiaOne readers looking for a more complete and informative read. Articles also feature relevant links that take readers to related stories.

AsiaOne´s lifestyle sections and other regular favourites like Horoscopes, AsiaOne poll, Food & Entertainment, Restaurant Guide, AsiaOne Motoring, IT@AsiaOne, Shopping Intelligence Network, AsiaOne Travel, 1match1, AsiaOne Careers, stock quotes, COE prices, weather, flight schedule, currency converter, forums, wireless games, as well as 4D & Toto gaming results are still available, as before.

Said Vice-President and Head of SPH Internet Business, Dicky Goh: “We want to make an attractive news portal for our readers. With this readership, advertisers will continue to reach out to the right audience for their marketing campaigns and promotional messages.”

“With the new layout and presentation, greater variety & coverage of stories, as well as enhanced news content, we expect the profile of AsiaOne readers to improve and the traffic on AsiaOne to increase,” he added.

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

Dicky Goh
SPH Internet Business,
DID: 65- 63198866
Mobile: 9842-8866

Sales Contact
Tammy Hong
Group Account Manager
SPH Internet Business
DID: 65-63192053
Mobile: 9683-1333

About SPH
Main board listed Singapore Press Holdings Limited is the leading news and information provider, offering quality content for print, Internet and radio. It publishes 13 newspapers in the four official languages and 63 magazine titles. Everyday, 2.78 million individuals, or 90 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of the SPH publications. Its Internet Business Unit manages the online editions of SPH’s major newspapers and magazines, which together enjoy some 300 million page views a month. SPH operates two UFM 100.3 FM in Chinese and WKRZ 91.3 FM in English, under a joint venture company UnionWorks with NTUC Media.