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SPH distributes festive bags to 120 elderly one-room flat dwellers in Toa Payoh

Singapore, 19 January 2016  Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) will be distributing festive bags (福袋)to 120 seniors staying at one-room flats of Toa Payoh Lorong 1 on 22 January.  The festive bags, worth about $50 each, include basic necessities like bread, cereal, tea, milk, cream crackers, rice and canned food, as well as festive items like canned Pacific clams and Mandarin oranges.  These are donated by staff and sponsors.  

The inaugural event is organised by the SPH Staff Volunteers Club for the residents of Toa Payoh, where SPH News Centre is located.  Over 20 staff volunteers will be taking part in the event. The event is in partnership with the Toa Payoh Care Corner Senior Activity Centre. 

Chin Soo Fang, Head of Corporate Communications & CSR which helms the Staff Volunteers Club, says:"We would like to start the new year with a meaningful act of kindness and spread some festive cheer to our needy neighbours in Toa Payoh.  Besides our staff volunteers, we have also gathered a group of generous sponsors who believed in this charitable cause and supported our community effort to promote a caring and inclusive neighbourhood."

The SPH Staff Volunteers Club, launched in 2010, aims to enhance the company's image as a good corporate citizen and encourage active volunteerism among staff. The Club organises many signature charity activities. In addition, about 20 business units in SPH have adopted charities under the Club's Adopt A Charity scheme. 

  • Anlene Anlene Concentrate milk drink
  • Benelux Flowers & Fruits Pte Ltd Mandarin oranges
  • Dilmah Tea Dilmah tea packs
  • Gardenia Gardenia super fine & soft wholemeal bread
  • Khong Guan Biscuit Factory Khong Guan cream crackers
  • Nestum Nestum 3in1 oats
  • New Moon New Moon pacific clams
  • Songhe Songhe fragrant rice
  • SPH's Circulation halal canned sardines, halal canned curry chicken, My Paper
  • SPH's Corporate Communications & CSR essence of chicken

Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Co. Registration. No. 198402868E

For more information, please contact:

Ms Chin Soo Fang
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings
Tel: 6319 1216

Ms Vanni Cheong

Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings 
DID: 6319 1553


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.

SPH Buzz is a modern retail convenience chain with a network of stores around the island.

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.


SPH REIT is a Singapore-based REIT established to invest in a portfolio of income-producing real estate primarily for retail purposes. SPH REIT comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road and The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall in the centre of Clementi town.

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.

Other Businesses

Online Classified

SPH’s online classifieds include the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs, FastJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds (STClassifieds,Trezo), sgCarMart and StreetSine.

SPH's regional joint venture online classified business has a number of leading online classified sites in the region.

Events and Exhibitions

Sphere Exhibits, Sphere Conferences, Exhibits Inc and Bizlink Exhibition Services organise innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions as well as large scale conferences in Singapore and the region. 


SPH has a 22 per cent stake in preschool and enrichment provider MindChamps.

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