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President’s Challenge 2016 – A Colourful Evening @ Gardens by the Bay

Singapore, 4 September 2016 - The Chinese Media Group of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) has raised $203,000 for President's Challenge 2016 this year. 

It will organise a fund-raising event called "A Colourful Evening @ Gardens by the Bay"  (彩色之夜 @ 滨海湾花园) on 4 September for President's Challenge 2016 (总统挑战2016). The charity event, supported by People's Association and Gardens by the Bay, is part of this year's Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay. 

Apart from raising funds for charity, the event also promotes family bonding. About 2,000 participants are expected to take part in this colouring event. Participants who paid $10 to register for the event will receive a bento-set dinner and a goodie bag containing a copy of U-Weekly, a set of colour pencils and a chance to take part in a lucky draw. Net proceeds from the registration fees will be donated to the 58 appointed beneficiaries under President's Challenge 2016. 

President Tony Tan Keng Yam will grace the event as Guest of Honour. He will mingle with the participants and add final touches to a colouring sheet featuring a beautiful landscape of Gardens by the Bay. He will receive a cheque of $203,000 from Mr Anthony Tan, Deputy CEO of SPH and Mr Seow Choke Meng, Business Consultant of Chinese Media Group and Times Properties, SPH, at the event. The amount is raised through donations made by donors as well as registration fees from the colouring event. 

Launched in 2000, President's Challenge is a series of charity events to rally Singaporeans from all walks of life to help raise funds for the social service sector. Since 2002, the SPH's Chinese Media Group has organised many community events to raise funds for President's Challenge.

SPH, as a Group, has also supported President's Challenge as a media sponsor through the years with sponsorship of advertisement space in major newspapers, including The Straits Times and Lianhe Zaobao. This year, in addition to print ads, SPH also sponsored online ads to promote the Challenge.  

The sponsors and donors for the funds raised by SPH for President's Challenge 2016 are Dato' Sri Prof Dr Tahir (拿督斯里 翁俊民 博士), Mr Jiang Ler (姜玏先生), Industrial and Commercial Bank of China  (中国工商银行), Dato’ Seri Toh Soon Huat BBM (拿督斯里 卓顺发 博士), Mr Robson Lee (李德龙 先生) and Neo Group Limited (梁苑集团).

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Mr Francis Mah
Senior Manager
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Singapore Press Holdings
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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.

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