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SPH is first corporate sponsor of NParks’ Plant-A-Coral initiative

Singapore, 1 September 2016 – Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) is the first corporate sponsor of the Garden City Fund’s Plant-A-Coral programme, a community outreach initiative of the National Parks Board (NParks).

SPH will be sponsoring 10 coral nubbins at the Sisters' Islands Marine Park. The four sponsored coral nubbins species are Gardineroseris planulata, Plesiastrea versipora, Coscinaraea columna and Madracis kirbyii (photos can be accessed from link below).

The Garden City Fund is the community outreach programme of NParks and is a registered charity. It aims to provide opportunities for the public to learn about Singapore’s rich marine biodiversity and contribute to marine conservation efforts. Its website is

Coral nubbins are small coral fragments that are attached to wall plugs where they will grow to suitable sizes in nurseries before being transplanted to the Reef Enhancement Units (REUs). REUs are artificial structures placed within suitable reef zones to enhance bare areas for marine organisms to grow and for reef fish to seek refuge.

Singapore’s waters cover less than one percent of the world’s surface area and is home to more than 250 species of hard corals. These make up about one-third of the world’s total and close to half of the region's total of hard coral species. This includes the four abovementioned coral nubbins species that SPH is sponsoring. 

The REUs are found on Small Sister’s Island, part of the 40-hectare Sisters’ Islands Marine Park which are situated south of mainland Singapore.

This SPH donation of 10 coral nubbins is the first from its SPH Green Fund which aims to support worthy conservation and environmental projects by schools, charities and local community groups. For more information on the SPH Green Fund, visit

Ms Ginney Lim, General Counsel and Executive Vice-President, Corporate Communications & CSR, SPH said: “We are pleased to be the first corporate sponsor of the NParks’ Plant-A-Coral programme. SPH actively supports a diverse range of green and conservation projects such as adoption of animal species and attractions at Wildlife Reserves Singapore parks and nature trips for students with special needs. We will be on the lookout for more worthy projects that the SPH Green Fund can support to protect nature and promote conservation.”

Besides nature and conservation, SPH and SPH Foundation also support arts & culture, charity, community, education and sports as part of their active corporate citizenry.

Enclosed -

1) SPH's four sponsored coral nubbins species 
· Photos can be accessed from this link (valid till 7 Sept 2016) -->

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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 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 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.

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