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Lianhe Zaobao and Qoo10 set up Z-Shop to celebrate Chinese New Year

Singapore, 11 January 2016 --- Lianhe Zaobao, the Chinese flagship newspaper of Singapore Press Holdings, has launched Z-Shop, a Chinese New Year (CNY) microsite that provides useful information and services related to the upcoming festive celebrations. 

The microsite is a collaboration between Zaobao Online and Qoo10, Asia's leading online marketplace. 

Z-Shop features an online shop selling CNY products, offering users a convenient platform to purchase new year goodies, fashion items and household appliances at attractive prices. 

Apart from shopping, the site is packed with interesting content related to CNY celebrations. The "Taste" section in the site provides users with the latest food trends and items on special offers during the festive season while the “Style” section offers fashion and styling tips for those who want to look their best in the Year of the Monkey. 

Fengshui master Tan Khoon Yong will share fortune forecasts for the 12 Chinese zodiac signs in the Year of the Monkey. 
Readers who want to find out about the best places to soak in the festive mood during CNY can check out the "Fun" section, where an interactive map shows the various events and activities during the festive period. 

In addition, the microsite also allows users to send out interactive electronic greetings and has a lucky number generator.  

Ms Han Yong May, Digital Editor of Chinese Media Group cum Associate Editor of Lianhe Zaobao, SPH, said: “Chinese New Year is the most important festival in the lunar calendar. We hope this microsite will provide useful and interesting information to our readers during this festive season. The setting up of Z-shop also marks our foray into e-commerce. Together with the delivery of content through integration of words, graphics and videos, this microsite will be a source of interesting ideas and useful information for online users as we usher in the Year of the Monkey.”

Mr Cho Hyun Wook, Managing Director of Qoo10, said, “Qoo10 is pleased to collaborate with Lianhe Zaobao to set up Z-Shop on the CNY microsite. This is an opportunity for us to assist merchants and business owners who are keen to explore e-commerce as an additional sales channel. Qoo10 hopes that consumers as well as merchants will benefit from and enjoy the process of online shopping during this festive period.”

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Please see attached media release in Chinese, QR code and screen captures of the microsite. 

Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
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For more information, please contact:

Janet Ong
Digital Product Specialist
Integrated Media Unit
Chinese Media Group
Tel: 6319 2348

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

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.


The English/Malay/Tamil Media group comprises the print and digital operations of The Straits Times, The Business Times, The New Paper, Berita Harian, My Paper (English section) and two student publications IN and Little Red Dot. It also consists of Tamil Murasu Ltd, which publishes Tamil Murasu and tabla!; book publishing arm Straits Times Press; SPH Data Services, which licenses the use of the Straits Times Index, in partnership with the Singapore Exchange and FTSE Ltd; financial data company ShareInvestor; and the two English stations of SPH Radio - Kiss92 and ONE FM 91.3. 

The Chinese Media group publishes three Chinese newspapers - Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao and Shin Min Daily News; the digital editions of Lianhe Zaobao and Lianhe Wanbao, four student weeklies - zbCOMMA, Thumbs Up, Thumbs Up Junior and Thumbs Up Little Junior, ZbBz Newsgazine and My Paper (Chinese section). It also operates SPH Radio's Chinese radio station, UFM100.3, and Focus Publishing, which produces a range of books and magazines including U-Weekly. 

SPH's other new media initiatives include AsiaOne, Stomp, and SPH Razor. 

On an average day, 2.8 million* individuals or 68 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications in print copies or one of our digital platforms.
 (* Nielsen Media Index 2015,Monday-Sunday, read any SPH newspapers in print or digital format)

SPH Magazines, SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles and has various online sites, like and in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. It has also invested in digital newsstand Magzter.

SPH also provides out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its digital out-of-home platform SPHMBO.

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The Seletar Mall, located in Sengkang, is SPH's latest retail development. 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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