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Lianhe Zaobao’s micro film "Pa's Expressions" wins six awards at Singapore Creative Circle Awards 2016

Singapore, 30 November 2016 – A micro film, entitled "Pa's Expressions" (爸爸的表情) by Lianhe Zaobao, the Chinese flagship newspaper of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), garnered six awards at this year’s Singapore Creative Circle Awards held on 29 November at the Red Dot Museum. 

The awards were:

· Director of the Year - Mr Wayne Peng (彭文淳)
· Producer of the Year – Mr Li Han Ting (李汉庭)
· Production Design / Art Direction (Gold)
· Cinematography (Gold)
· Direction (Silver)
· Casting (Silver)
As part of a series of readers' engagement events following Lianhe Zaobao's revamp in July this year, "Pa's Expressions" was scripted and directed by Mr Wayne Peng, a Taiwan-born renowned commercial film director. To capture the passing of time and sense of history in the film, Mr Peng and his production team spent time researching and recreating the past, as seen through Lianhe Zaobao's many transformations and revamps through the decades.

"Pa's Expressions", available on, is a 10-minute micro film about a touching relationship between a father and daughter. It is produced by Smallshop Communication Pte Ltd.

Mr Goh Sin Teck, Editor of Lianhe Zaobao, said: "Lianhe Zaobao has grown from a newspaper to a multimedia product. 'Pa’s Expressions' has successfully encapsulated this development and shows how we continue to engage our readers over the decades."

The Singapore Creative Circle Awards (also known as Gong Awards), presented by Association of Accredited Advertising Agents Singapore, is regarded as the Oscars of the advertising industry, consistently attracting creative professionals from agencies, advertisers, production houses, and media owners.  It is instrumental in pushing creativity to the edge while helping Singapore grow its reputation as one of the world leaders for print advertising in the process.

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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. Its 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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