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Digital Classroom with Chinese Media encourages learning across generations

Singapore, 26 April 2019 Pick up photography tips, be inspired by middle-aged adopters of technology, and receive attractive goodies at the “Digital Classroom with Chinese Media” (华文媒体数码学堂)event at Raffles City Singapore on 27 April.   

Organised by Singapore Press Holdings’ Chinese Media Group (CMG), the event encourages learning across generations and aims to attract readers with their parents and family.

Participants can look forward to exciting learning sessions at this free event, including a photography talk conducted by CMG Newshub Photographer Benjamin Lim, who will share basic scenery and portrait photography tips. There will also be a Zaobao app walk-through to help users gain access to the latest information and navigate the news app with ease.

The latest News Tablet subscription package will also be available at the event, of which the first 100 subscribers will receive additional goodies worth over $50, including a luggage lock, fresh carnation, shopping and dining vouchers. Subscribers at the event day will also stand to win a Samsung Galaxy S10+ phone (128GB) worth $1,398.

Besides the Digital Classroom sessions, News Tablet user cum veteran host Lin Ruping(林茹萍)will also share her usage experience.

The event is supported by Samsung, Raffles City Singapore, Poppy Flora Studio, Yan's Dining Fine Shanghai Cuisine(嬿青私房菜)and Timberland.

News Tablet app gains popularity and recognition among readers

Within a month of launching the News Tablet app, which allows readers to access e-paper editions of Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao and Shin Min Daily News coupled with a seamless digital experience, over 3,800 subscriptions were received.

Among them is retiree Mdm Chua Chye Boon, who subscribed to the package for her 97-year-old father. She said: “The package allows me to read three publications, and the tablet screen size is also relatively big and thus good for us.”

“My father has always been reading the print copies, but when he learned about using the tablet to read the news, he was very interested in it.” Mdm Chua adds.

The app is preloaded on the latest Samsung Tab A 10” Wi-Fi tablet (retail price: $398), which subscribers will receive for free when they sign up for a 2-year package at $19.90 per month. Existing subscribers can also top up $14.90 per month to enjoy this deal.

The app features an auto-login which does not require a password after activation. It also auto downloads the latest e-paper in a wi-fi environment for the subscriber to read on the go and share interesting articles and advertisements with family and friends on social media. Each e-paper is archived for 14 days.

In a survey conducted with over 700 respondents who are also subscribers of the News Tablet package, 65% indicated that “14 days e-paper access” is one of their reasons for subscribing. Over half of the respondents are also drawn to the auto-login feature. 33% of the respondents said that they subscribed to the package for their parents, spouses, children and other family members.


For more subscription information, dial 6319 1800 or visit


Event Details

Digital Classroom with Chinese Media - Learning across Generations (华文媒体数码学堂——陪父母一起学习)

Date: 27 April 2019

Time: 3pm - 5pm, subscription sales available from 2pm

Venue: Raffles City Singapore Level 3 Atrium

Admission is free.



Co. Regn. No. 198402868E


For more information, please contact:


Goh Rui Long (Ms)

Digital Product Specialist

Digital, Chinese Media Group

Singapore Press Holdings Limited

DID: 6319 1048



Elaine Chrysta Tan


Corporate Communications & CSR

Singapore Press Holdings Limited

DID: +65 6319 1613



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.  

SPH's core business is publishing of newspapers, magazines and books in both print and digital editions. It also owns other digital products, online classifieds, radio stations and outdoor media.

On the property front, SPH owns 70% in a real estate investment trust called SPH REIT which comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road, The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall and The Rail Mall, a stretch of shopping and dining outlets along Upper Bukit Timah Road. SPH REIT also holds 85% equity stake in Figtree Grove, a freehold sub-regional shopping centre in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. SPH owns and operates The Seletar Mall. It is developing a new commercial cum residential site at Woodleigh. It also has a stake in Chinatown Point and owns a portfolio of Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) in the United Kingdom.

It is in the aged care sector and owns Orange Valley, Singapore's largest private nursing home operator.

SPH runs a regional events arm and a chain of Buzz retail outlets. It also invested in the education business.


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