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STProperty claims top spot

Local property site emerged as Best Classified Website in the 18th EPPY Awards 2013

Singapore, 1 November 2013 - Singapore Press Holdings' (SPH) STProperty, Singapore's trusted online classifieds for property, bagged Best Classified Website with over one million unique monthly visitors in the 18th EPPY Awards 2013.

This international contest is presented by Editor & Publisher to honour the best media-affiliated websites across 30 diverse categories. Each category was separated into websites with more than 1 million monthly unique visitors, and those that receive less than 1 million. 

Entries were judged by a panel of 78 notable figures in the media industry including website design, marketing/advertising, editorial, technology, education, and management, and based on a standard of distinction as determined by the organiser. Some attributes taken into consideration include content, design/creativity, friendliness/interactivity, innovation and overall impression.

Mr Johnson Goh, Head and Vice President of ST701, said: “It is our honour to be recognised by a critically acclaimed award presenter and to have an international body with a prestigious panel of media luminaries endorsing us as a choice product. It is our intention for STProperty to remain as Singapore’s top and trusted portal, as well as the go-to property site locally. Such an accolade tremendously strengthens our belief in the competence of our property website. STProperty will continue to serve property seekers, buyers, sellers and enthusiasts with nothing short of the best from its site."

STProperty also emerged as a finalist under the Best Mobile Application and Best Redesign/Relaunch categories with over one million unique visitors each, together with STJobs. STCars was also a finalist under the Best Mobile Application category with under one million unique visitors. In addition, STJobs and STClassifieds were finalists under the Best Classified Website with over one million unique monthly visitors category. All these websites are products of ST701.

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For more information, please contact:

Linda Lee (Ms)
Marketing Manager
ST701 (Online Classifieds)
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 8919

Deror Wong (Mr)
Senior Executive
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 1226

About STProperty

Since its launch, STProperty has seen close to 250% increase in average daily visits to its site. Home seekers and property investors can access over 88,000 residential, commercial and industrial listings based on advanced and preferred search options. Its site and free app for iOS and Android has an intuitive geo-locator function for browsing properties on the go. STProperty has close to 250,000 registered users, 20,000 listed agents and more than 130,000 social media fans (claiming the largest base amongst its competitors). According to NetRatings, STProperty garners more than 8 million page views and 1.5 million visitors monthly. STProperty was awarded Best in Mobile Media (Gold) at the Asian Digital Awards (2012) and Best in Digital Media (Bronze) at the SiTF Awards (2013).

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 SPHMBO. 

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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