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SPH launches Inaugural Singapore Food Masters 2016

Vote for Singapore's Food Masters and Win Up To $3,600 in Cash

Singapore, 21 July 2016 - From 24 JulySunday, readers of Singapore Press Holdings' (SPH) newspapers can choose their favourite signature dishes whipped up by Singapore's dedicated hawkers and restaurant chefs. The inaugural Singapore Food Masters 2016 is sponsored by Lam Soon Group and Union Gas, in partnership with SPH newspapers.

A total of 124 stalls and restaurants will be up against each other in the hope of garnering the most number of votes. They will be divided into four zones - North, Central, East and West. The top ten dishes from each zone will enter the finals where judges, comprising Food & Beverages professionals and food writers, will choose the top 3 dishes from each zone. The criteria for selection will be based on Taste, Service, Cleanliness, Value for Money and Healthier Choice.

The stalls and restaurants will be featured in The Sunday Times and Lianhe Zaobao onSunday, 24 July 2016; as well as in My Paper and The New Paper on Monday, 25 July 2016. Voters can vote for their favourite dish and if their choice is among the top 10 Singapore Food Masters finalists in each zone, they could be among 12 lucky winners to walk away with $300 cash each.

Mr Jerry Siah, Head, Amplified Communications, SPH Marketing said: "Growing up in a family with a hawker business, I can proudly say that the Singapore Food Masters will help us uncover many more promising and aspiring hawker stalls, cafes, and restaurants across the island. We do not want to restrict our selections to the usual suspects of well-known food outlets. Instead, the inaugural Singapore Food Masters will encourage our readers to explore more food options and give recognition to a more diverse selections of food outlets.  "

How to vote: 

Simply SMS to 146077877 before by 22 August 2016, midnight, in the following format: sgfoodmasters<space>zonecode<space>NRIC (last 4 digits & alphabet only)<space>Email<space>Name

For example: sgfoodmasters S02 4567Z Gladys Tan
Or vote online at

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For more information, please contact:

Deror Wong (Mr)
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
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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 (EMTM) comprises the print and digital operations of The Straits Times, The Business Times, The New Paper, Berita Harian, My Paper (English section) and their respective student publications. It also includes subsidiaries 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-Russell Ltd; financial data company ShareInvestor; and the two English stations of SPH Radio - Kiss92 and ONE FM 91.3.

The Chinese Media group (CMG) publishes three Chinese newspapers in print and digital format - Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao and Shin Min Daily News; 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 options where it manages large format screens and static billboards at key locations in the Central Business District, Orchard Road, City Fringe as well as major heartland hubs.

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.