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Lianhe Wanbao goes digital as part of its 30th anniversary celebrations

Singapore, 9 September 2013 – Lianhe Wanbao (WB), one of two evening Chinese dailies published by Singapore Press Holdings, has gone digital and launched its smartphone and tablet apps, along with its new website, today (9 Sep), as part of its 30th anniversary celebrations. 

The new WB smartphone app covers both iPhones and Android smartphones while the new WB tablet app is for both iPad and Android tablets. The smartphone and tablet editions offer WB in both native and PDF formats.

Both iOS apps for iPhone and iPad can be downloaded from iTunes Store, while Android apps for smartphone and tablet are available on Google Play.

All apps can be downloaded for free. Lianhe Wanbao is offering a free trial from 9 Sep to 9 Oct that gives users full access to all content. Users can register a free trial account via Wanbao Online (
wanbao.com.sg) or Wanbao apps. Deadline for registration is on 9 Oct, 2359hrs.

The PDF format will also be available on Wanbao Online (
wanbao.sg or wanbao.com.sg) and Wanbao apps. Free registration with full access for smartphones and tablets will start from 9 Sep till 9 Oct. One free trial account will allow the user to access all the WB digital platforms. 

The paywall will be rolled out on 10 Oct 2013 and all registered users will be notified and invited to take up the subscription package prior to this announcement.

With the digitalisation of the evening daily, WB is now available in multiple editions on the following platforms:


1. The daily print (newspaper) edition;
2. The WB online edition
3. A tablet edition
4. A smartphone edition

The following new content will be available on all the digital platforms: 

- Videos
- Photo galleries
- Digital-only content (content exclusively for digital platforms)

There will also be new features:

- Users can leave comments
- Social sharing
- Direct contact with newsroom (tip-off)
- Fun games with numbers

Subscribers will also have access to the print CATS Classified and Recruit sections in PDF formats. 

Mr Chua Chim Kang, Editor, Lianhe Wanbao, said: "Propelling Wanbao onto the digital platform has been a big challenge for the Wanbao team, but we are very pleased to have made the move successfully. Wanbao will continue providing our readers with more interactive content and insightful news reports, now on the digital space."

For circulation queries, please call our SPH customer service hotline at 6319 1800 or email 
stics@sph.com.sg. The operating hours of the customer service hotline are between8.30am to 5.30pm (Mondays to Fridays), and from 8.30am to 12.00pm on Saturdays. The hotline is closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.


 



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For more information, please contact:

Ms Lee Kuan Fung
Head, CND Digital/ Deputy Editor, 
omy.sg
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 1827
Email: leekf
@sph.com.sg

Mr Eric Ng
Head, Marketing
Circulation
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 1581
Email: 
ngcse@sph.com.sg

Mr Gary Yeo
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 1225
Email: 
garyyeo@sph.com.sg

About Lianhe Wanbao


One of two evening Chinese dailies published by Singapore Press Holdings, 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. Over the years, Lianhe Wanbao has won over a growing pool of loyal readers with its editorial style. 

Daily Average Newspaper Circulation (Aug 2012): 90,200


About Singapore Press Holdings


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. SPH has 19 titles licensed under the Newspaper Printing and Presses Act, of which nine are daily newspapers across four languages, and over 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region. On an average day, – 3.05 million individuals or 76 percent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH’s news publications. SPH’s internet editions of its major newspapers enjoy over 300 million page views with 20 million unique visitors each month. Other new media initiatives include AsiaOne, 
omy.sg, ST701, Stomp and The Straits Times RazorTV. SPH has also ventured into book publishing, broadcasting, out-of-home advertising and properties. For more information, please visit www.sph.com.sg.