Singapore, – MyPaper, Singapore’s first and only bilingual newspaper, will have an updated look – a cleaner, more upmarket product that caters to young professionals, managers and executives.
The new look for MyPaper, published by Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), coincides with recent changes in the paper's editorial leadership. Rahul Pathak, who was the Executive Editor of The Business Times, has been appointed Editor of MyPaper.
Rahul is supported by News Editor Terrence Voon and two Assistant News Editors, Jessica Lim and Tessa Wong. All three were from The Straits Times (ST). Terrence was most recently an Assistant News Editor at ST's Newsdesk, and was previously the Sports correspondent for the paper, covering major events such as the World Cup and the Olympic Games.
Jessica and Tessa were also well-known journalists at ST. Jessica was the paper's Consumer correspondent, while Tessa has been covering political news since 2010.
Readers of MyPaper can look forward to some pleasant surprises. Apart from the News pages focusing on the biggest stories each day, there will be distinct Business and Sports sections for greater ease of reading, as well as an Opinion section featuring commentaries on issues that Singaporeans are grappling with.
MyPaper will also treat its readers to the most thought-provoking content by experts on issues such as transportation and property. It will select and feature the best articles from SPH’s other newspapers, including The Straits Times, The Business Times, The New Paper, Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao and Shin Min Daily News.
Editor Rahul Pathak said: “We will give our readers news that is relevant to their lives and stories that surprise them or bring a smile to their faces. They will also get to read contributions from the finest commentators in SPH's vast stable of newspapers. Not many publications can match that.”
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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 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, omy.sg 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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