Singapore, 8 April 2016 - ZBBZ, short for Zaobao BaoZhi 《早报·报志》, the essential luxury reading for the modern, affluent urbanite, is unveiling its refreshing facelift at its ZBBZ ReNEW party at Shangri-La Hotel tonight.
ZBBZ is Singapore's only bilingual luxury lifestyle “news-gazine” that successfully combines the journalistic reporting of a newspaper and the lifestyle flavour of a magazine. Since 2009, it has been inspiring those who live the high life and have a passion for the renaissance in Oriental Culture. Its lifestyle experts report on topics that appeal to the bilingual, bi-cultural and cosmopolitan individual living in and moving to Singapore.
Intelligence, In Focus, In Conversation and In Sight are the four main sections of the revamped news-gazine. Some highlights include the Editor's Interviews with who’s who in town, helmed by Fukan (zbNow) editor cum ZBBZ Supervising Editor Woo Mun Ngan and ZBBZ Managing Editor Ng King Kang.
Woo Mun Ngan, Fukan (zbNow) editor cum ZBBZ Supervising Editor, said: “This year, we embarked on a refresh of ZBBZ. We took in the feedback of our loyal partners and select readers, sharpened our enticing content, energised our design, and introduced new sections.”
The Atelier presents a behind-the-scenes look at handcrafted luxuries such as jewellery-setting and watch-making presented in a condensed and easily read format.
In Sight covers the latest in gourmet, motoring, jewellery and more, while Watchout will continue to feature the best in timekeeping, from high complications to limited editions.
ZBBZ's new logo heralds a new chapter in the history of this publication. It takes the form of a traditional Chinese seal and reads ZBBZ vertically or horizontally - a testament to its bilingual and bi-cultural nature.
"The world is our stage but our roots are in Asia. We live, breathe and dream Asia," said ZBBZ Managing Editor Ng King Kang.
Sections in ZBBZ
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ZBBZ, an abbreviation of Zaobao BaoZhi 《早报·报志》, is a "news-gazine" that combines the best of newspaper journalism and magazine design. Launched in 2009, ZBBZ is acknowledged as a high-end bilingual luxury magazine (offering coverage in both English and Chinese) that is rich in Asian flavour and international perspectives for the thinking reader who appreciates the finer things in life. ZBBZ aims to inspire its readers to embrace new horizons, to make things happen, and to celebrate new ways of looking at life, through the eyes of those walking a few steps ahead.
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, zaobao.sg, omy.sg 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 hardwarezone.com, herworldplus.com and luxuryinsider.com 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.
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.
For more information, please visit www.sph.com.sg.