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Shin Min Powerman Challenge 2014

Singapore, 24 January 2014 – Shin Min Daily News, the daily Chinese evening newspaper published by Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), will be presenting the inaugural edition of the Shin Min Powerman Challenge onSaturday, 25 January 2014 at Kovan Hub from 3pm to 7pm

Shin Min Daily News is known for its bold and daring coverage of news that is close at heart with Singaporeans, especially the heartlanders. The Shin Min Powerman Challenge is full of excitement and pushes limits - a reflection of the newspaper's unique DNA.

The main event of the Shin Min Powerman Challenge is the grand finals of the Shin Min Arm Wrestling Challenge, where 24 finalists selected over a series of roadshows held at selected coffeeshops islandwide in December 2013 will battle it out to see who will emerge as the champion and win a cash prize of $1,000 and the challenge trophy. 

Besides the arm wrestling challenge, there are three other strength challenges that Shin Min Daily News is organising for the public to participate: 
1) Power Hammer Challenge 
2) Beer Crate Lifting Challenge
3) Wheel Flipping Challenge

The three overall winners of each of these strength challenges will win $500 in cash and a medal. Five consolation prizes of $100 cash and a medal will also be given out for each of the three challenges, which will begin at 3pm and end at 6pm on Saturday

Besides the show of physical prowess by the challengers, there will also be performances of popular songs – including Chinese New Year songs to bring out the festive spirit – by the Baobei Sisters (宝贝姐妹), Vanessa Voon (温丝婷) and Eric Du (杜鑫), as well as stage games with attractive prizes for the audience to win. 

The Shin Min Powerman Challenge 2014 is sponsored by ABC Extra Stout and hosted by UFM 100.3 DJ Li Mei 丽梅 and Jessica Tan 陈诗婷.

Prizes for the Shin Min Arm Wrestling Challenge: 
Champion: $1,000 and Trophy
1st Runner-up: $600 and Medal 
2nd Runner-up: $400 and Medal 
3rd Runner-up: $250 and Medal 
Finalists: $250 and Medal (x 20)

Media Invitation

Your journalist, photographer and/or film crew are invited to cover the 
Shin Min Powerman Challenge 2014.

Date: 25 JanuarySaturday
Time: 3pm to 7pm
Venue: Kovan Hub (Hougang Street 21, Block 206)

3.00pm - Event starts. Challenges begins.

4.20pm - Stage games
4.40pm - Shin Min Arm Wrestling Challenge (Round 1 of grand finals - top 24)
5.40pm - Shin Min Arm Wrestling Challenge (Round 2 of grand finals - top 12)
6.20pm - Shin Min Arm Wrestling Challenge (Final round of grand finals - top 4)

Please confirm your attendance with Adrian Cheong at 6319 2261 or by 24 January, 6pm.

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For more information, please contact:

Adrian Cheong

Corporate Communications and CSR Division
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
DID : 6319 2261
HP : 9798 6097

Email :

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is 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, SPH's suite of digital products, including online editions of newspapers and magazines, as well as mobile applications, enjoy over 400 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 Radio 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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