Singapore, 9 September 2016 - Long-time Silver Series partners, Singtel and Singapore Press Holdings Ltd's (SPH) Chinese evening dailies Shin Min Daily News and Lianhe Wanbao will jointly host Mobile Photography Extravaganza, Singapore's largest smartphone workshop for seniors, this mid-autumn weekend.
With the objective of educating the silver generation on smartphone applications to enhance their daily living, the event will focus on smartphone photography and social media skills. The Mobile Photography Extravaganza will take place on Sunday, 11 September, from 3pm to 6pm at Gardens by the Bay.
Dr Lily Neo, MP for Jalan Besar GRC, will be the Guest-of-Honour for the event which will be hosted by UFM 100.3 DJ Anna Lim.
Programme highlights include a talk by Lianhe Zaobao Chief Photographer Mr Lee Tiah Khee. With more than 30 years of experience, Mr Lee will share tips on how to take a good photograph by finding the right angles and using different light contrast.
There will also be a photography contest for all. Participants will use their mobile phones to take photos around Gardens by the Bay and upload them on Instagram. Mr Lee will pick the best photos and 5 winners will each win a mobile handset.
Mr Wong Soon Nam, Vice President of Consumer Products, Consumer Singapore, Singtel, said, “Singtel has been conducting smartphone workshops for Singapore’s silver generation since 2013. Many of our seniors are enthusiastic learners and we are pleased to be part of their smartphone experience as they learn to connect with their friends and loved ones through messaging or social media apps.”
Ms Lee Huay Leng, Editor, Lianhe Wanbao, said: "Our seniors should not be left out when the whole society progresses towards the digital age. Lianhe Wanbao wants to try our best to engage and inform them, even doing some hand-holding, if necessary, to help them with this transition. We are glad over 500 Lianhe Wanbao and Shin Min Daily News readers have signed up for this event."
There will be 120 volunteers from Singtel, People’s Association, Netlink Trust and Infocomm Development Authority at the event to bring the participants around and help them with their learning.
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