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Charity Fun Walk to raise funds for President's Challenge 2013

Singapore, 18 September 2013 --- The Chinese Newspapers Division (CND) of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) will be organising a Charity Fund Walk on 21 September, 6.30pm at Gardens by the Bay to raise funds for President's Challenge 2013. 

President Tony Tan Keng Yam will be the Guest of Honour to flag off the 1.75km walk which will take participants around the Gardens. 

About 1,000 participants are expected to take part in this non-competitive charity walk. The registration fees are $5 (including walk and lucky draw) and $20 (including walk, lucky draw and reception). Proceeds from the participants’ registration fees and donations from corporate organisations and the general public will go to the 55 appointed beneficiaries under President’s Challenge 2013. The event has raised more than $200,000 for the less fortunate.

Currently into its 14th year, the President’s Challenge, launched in 2000, is a series of charity events to rally Singaporeans from all walks of life to help raise funds for the social service sector.

Since 2002, CND has organised many community events to raise funds for President's Challenge, namely the National Treasure Hunt; Show You Care, Buy a Bear; the ZPop Charity Concert, a series of Youth Talent Concerts; Charity Gala Dinner and Charity Dance Drama. Last year, CND organised the Tap & Donate campaign to raise funds through EZ-Link cards. 

SPH, as a group, has also supported President's Challenge as a media sponsor through the years with sponsorship of advertisement space in major newspapers such as The Straits Times and Lianhe Zaobao.

The Charity Fun Walk is organised in conjunction with Mid-Autumn Festival @ The Gardens 2013. Other fund-raising activities for President's Challenge 2013 at the Mid-Autumn Festival @ The Gardens include:

    ·  Sky Lanterns or Loy Krathong (Floating Lanterns)
      Visitors can purchase Sky Lanterns or Loy Krathong (Water Lanterns) from 13 to 22 September at the Gardens by the Bay to make a wish. Proceeds from the sale of the lanterns will go to President's Challenge 2013. The Sky Lanterns and Loy Krathong fundraisers are organised by the Taipei Business Association in Singapore and The Ship for South East Asian Youth Programme Alumni, Singapore Association, respectively.
    ·   Chinese Art Exhibition
      Renowned China artist Qi Hong, who is famous for his paintings on horses, is holding a Chinese Art exhibition at the Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay from 13 to 22 September. Proceeds from the sale of his paintings will be donated to President's Challenge 2013.

President Tony Tan Keng Yam will also be visiting these fund-raising activities at the Gardens by the Bay on 21 September

Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Limited 
Co. Regn. No. 198402868E

For more information, please contact:

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

Tan Chien Lin
Asst Vice President
Cultural Industry Promotion
Chinese Newspapers Division
Singapore Press Holdings
Tel: 6319 1912


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 300 million page views with 20 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 UnionWorks Pte Ltd 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 REIT is a Singapore-based REIT established principally to invest, directly or indirectly, in a portfolio of income-producing real estate which is used primarily for retail purposes in Asia-Pacific, as well as real estate-related assets. SPH REIT is managed by SPH REIT Management Pte. Ltd., which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings Limited. 

The initial portfolio of SPH REIT comprises the following two high quality and well located commercial properties in Singapore:

· Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property, well known for its upscale mall housing many luxury brands, located in the heart of Orchard Road; and
· The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall located in the centre of Clementi town, an established residential estate in the west of Singapore. 

The Seletar Mall is SPH's latest retail development and is expected to open at the end of 2014. This property is a potential asset to be injected into SPH REIT. SPH’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road. 

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