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Youth Talent Concert(青春展才艺)- Tickets go on sale today! - All net proceeds go to President's Challenge 2007

Singapore, 2 August 2007 - Tickets to the much-anticipated Youth Talent Concert, a charity concert organised by Singapore Press Holdings’ Chinese Newspapers Division go on sale today!

The inaugural Youth Talent Concert 2007 (青春展才艺) aims to promote Chinese culture and art forms through musical or dance performances by an individual or group performers.

Participants who were shortlisted at an audition in July will perform at the Youth Talent Concert on August 31 at the Singapore Conference Hall.

This year, the organiser hopes to raise $100,000 via ticket sales and corporate sponsorships for the annual President´s Challenge. Net proceeds will be donated to the 32 appointed beneficiaries under President´s Challenge 2007.

Mr Seow Choke Meng, Executive Vice President of Administration Division cum Cultural Industry Promotion, Chinese Newspapers Division (萧作鸣先生, 执行副总裁,行政集团兼华文报文化产业部) said: "Chinese Newspapers Division has been supporting the President’s Challenge since 2002. This year, with the Youth Talent Concert, we hope to promote and showcase Chinese art forms presented with a modern twist. We hope this will also nurture the appreciation of Chinese culture and arts and showcase our young talents in Chinese arts."

This year’s concert has already uncovered some new young talents. They include award-winning Chinese cross-talk performer Goh Kah Woon(吴佳恩), young pianist Shen Zi Yang(沈子扬), a modern dance group from Yuying Secondary School (育英中学)and an energetic drum group from Chung Cheng High School (Yishun) (中正中学义顺). Other young talents who will be showcased at the concert include beat-boxer Charles Wong (黄智仁)and acappella group Juz B. More names will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Tickets at $20 each are now on sale. Those who purchase ten tickets and above will enjoy a 20% discount.

Corporations and individuals who want to contribute more generously can purchase limited premium tickets at $500 each.

Concert tickets are on sale at the following locations:

1. Authorised agent

Address: Karl Heng Enterprise 嘉兴企业
231 Bain St, #02-95 Bras Basah Complex
Singapore 180231

Opening hours: Mon to Sat: 10.30am – 6pm
Sun: 11.30am – 4pm
Closed on public holidays

Enquiries Hotline: 63391787

2. Singapore Press Holdings News Centre (in person)

Address: Chinese Newspapers Division
Cultural Industry Promotion
1000 Toa Payoh North, News Centre
Singapore 318994

Operating hours: Mon to Fri: 9am – 5pm
Closed on weekends and public holidays

3. Via Email Booking

Public can also email to cndytc@sph.com.sg requesting for a ticket booking form. Payment will be made via credit card and tickets can be collected at the Concert Hall entrance on 31 Aug.

The sponsors and partners of the Youth Talent Concert are:

Co-organiser : Singapore Conference Hall
Challenger Sponsor: Singapore Totalisator Board, Singapore Pools (Private) Limited
Sponsors: 1A Crispy Puffs, Breadtalk Group Ltd, Best World Lifestyle, Cenosis, Lee Foundation, Mr Robson Lee Teck Leng, Novena Holdings Limited, Sakae Sushi
Event Management: Music & Movement Singapore Pte Ltd
Technical Production: Unusual Productions Pte Ltd
Supporter: Naili Printing Industry

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


For more information, please contact:

Ann Choo
Executive, Cultural Industry Promotion
Chinese Newspapers Division
Singapore Press Holdings
Tel: 6319 1968
Fax: 6319 8114
Email: choowta@sph.com.sg

Francis Mah
Manager
Corporate Communications
Singapore Press Holdings
Tel: 6319 1028
Email: mahys@sph.com.sg

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Newspapers and Magazines

Main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is the leading media company in Singapore, delivering news and information through print, Internet and broadcasting platforms. In Singapore, it publishes 14 newspapers in four languages. Every day, 2.7 million individuals or 83 percent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH’s news publications. SPH also publishes over 90 magazine titles in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology.

Internet and Mobile

Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 100 million pageviews with 6 million unique visitors every month. Apart from SPH AsiaOne portal, SPH’s other online and new media initiatives include a revolutionary mobile advertising and information service, ZapCode; recruitment and job search service, ST701; and STOMP (Straits Times Online Mobile Print), a portal that connects, engages and interacts with readers on the Web and via mobile phone messaging.

Broadcasting

SPH has a 20 percent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8, U and TV Mobile, and a 40 percent stake in MediaCorp Press Pte Ltd, which publishes the free newspaper, Today. In the radio business, SPH has a 80 percent stake in SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd, which operates entertainment stations Radio 100.3 in Mandarin and Radio 91.3 in English.

Outdoor Advertising

In addition, SPH has ventured into outdoor advertising through its wholly-owned subsidiary, SPH MediaBoxOffice Pte Ltd, Singapore´s largest outdoor motion display advertising network media company, and a 35 percent stake in TOM Outdoor Media Group, a leading outdoor advertising company in China.

Properties

SPH owns and manages Paragon, the prime retail and office complex in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore’s main shopping belt. SPH’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, is also developing a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.