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Two days of Free Access to Lianhe Zaobao’s Premium Digital Content and E-paper this National Day

Singapore, 8 August 2016 – In celebration of Singapore’s 51st birthday, Lianhe Zaobao will offer free and full access to its premium digital content and e-paper on 9 and 10 August 2016.

From 12.01am on 9 August to 11.59pm on 10 August, readers will be able to enjoy unlimited access to Lianhe Zaobao’s rich content of in-depth print edition news stories, 7-day news archive and the e-paper version, as well as news stories scheduled for the next day. Users need not have a Lianhe Zaobao subscription to access the content. 

Lianhe Zaobao took on a new look on 21 July 2016 in both print and digital format that is eye-catching and more reader friendly. To keep up with the trend of using mobile devices to go online, web pages will be adjusted to suit screens of different sizes for the convenience of readers. The Lianhe Zaobao app has also undergone a revamp to make it more user-friendly. Breaking news, digital-exclusive content and videos are available on Lianhe Zaobao’s website and apps for free.

Ms Han Yong May, Digital Editor of Chinese Media Group and Associate Editor of Lianhe Zaobao said: "Whilst Lianhe Zaobao has strengthened its offering of free content on the revamped website, non-subscribers of Lianhe Zaobao do not have access to print edition articles and e-paper, as well as newly-added features which include reading the full content of news stories scheduled for the next day and sharing advertisements in Lianhe Zaobao in the PDF format. Non-subscribers will now have the opportunity to access these premium content and features for free over the next two days.”

“This is our gesture of appreciation to readers who have supported Lianhe Zaobao over the years. It is also an opportunity for us to gather feedback from our readers and continuously improve users’ experience on Lianhe Zaobao’s digital platforms,” she added.

Readers can sign up for the Lianhe Zaobao’s All-in-One subscription package or opt for a 14-day free trial.

Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Limited 
Co. Regn. No: 198402868E

For media enquiries, please contact:

Ms Loh Woon Yen
Deputy Digital Editor 
Chinese Media Group
Singapore Press Holdings
DID: 6319 1469

Mr Francis Mah
Senior Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR Division
Singapore Press Holdings
DID: 6319 1028

About Lianhe Zaobao

Lianhe Zaobao, the Chinese flagship newspaper published by Singapore Press Holdings, is the largest-circulating Chinese newspaper in Singapore. Widely recognised in Southeast Asia for its superior quality as a responsible, objective, fair and credible newspaper, it also enjoys a good reputation and considerable influence in the global Chinese communities. It's 200-strong editorial team, including correspondents based in major cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Taipei and Tokyo, keeps Singaporeans informed of major developments in the region., the online edition of Zaobao, has grown rapidly in popularity since its launch in 1995. It now draws over 4 million daily pageviews and attracts a monthly readership of 10 million. 

About Singapore Press Holdings (SPH)

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, ranging from print, digital, radio and out-of-home media.

SPH owns award-winning newspapers, magazines and best-selling books in both print and digital editions, as well as online classified businesses in the region. In addition, SPH has two English radio stations and one Chinese radio station, an out-of-home digital advertising unit, a regional events and conferences arm, and runs a chain of modern retail convenience stores. SPH also 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 comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road and The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall. SPH's latest retail development is The Seletar Mall located in Sengkang. 

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