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SPH Chinese Media Group produces live show to support frontline workers and relief efforts for novel coronavirus outbreak

Singapore, 9 February 2020 --- Singapore Press Holdings' Chinese Media Group (CMG) produced a live show this evening to show appreciation to medical workers and others on the frontline of the novel coronavirus outbreak, as well as to support relief efforts to aid frontline medical staff and affected communities. 

The two-hour live show, which was held at SPH News Centre lobby, featured local singers and celebrities such as Joanna Dong, Jack Neo, Sharon Au, Liu Lingling, Su Xinquan, Hong Shaoxuan and NEKO Highway. Medical experts also answered questions pertaining to the novel coronavirus from the public. 

Members of the public caught the live telecast of the event on zaobao.sg and zaobao.com, as well as social media channels of various CMG platforms, including zaobao.sgzaobao.com, Lianhe Wanbao, Shin Min Daily News, ThinkChina.sg, U-Weekly, UFM100.3, 96.3 Hao FM and ZBSchools.sg. The public also pledged donations to support the cause. As at 9.30pm, the event garnered a total pledge of over $100,000 from individual donors and organisations.  

SPH, the parent company of CMG, has also pledged to donate $15,000 in aid of the novel coronavirus victims in China. 

All funds raised at the event will go to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Response by Singapore Red Cross to support relief efforts in China.    

Ms Lee Huay Leng, Head of CMG, said: "The frontline workers in China are facing a shortage of medical supplies. It is timely that Singapore Red Cross' public appeal was launched at this time and we could also play a part to contribute to this meaningful cause. We also hope to rally Singaporeans to show support to our own frontline workers who are battling the novel coronavirus situation in Singapore.  
 
Due to the current novel coronavirus situation, we need to exercise caution when organising a live show to minimise the gathering of large crowds. We decided to make good use of our own digital and social media platforms for the public to watch the show online." 

The public can continue to make online donations to Singapore Red Cross via http://redcross.give.asia/zaobaosg till 14 February 2020.  

Alternatively, they can also make cheque donations. Please make cheque payable to ‘Singapore Red Cross Society’ and post to: 

SPH News Centre
CMG Coronavirus Response
1000 Toa Payoh North
Singapore 318994

Please leave your name, postal address and indicate “Coronavirus Response 2020” at the back of your cheque. Donations to overseas efforts are not tax-deductible. For fundraising or donation enquiries, please email: fundraising@redcross.sg.

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For media queries, please contact:

Loh Woon Yen
Managing Editor
Chinese Media Group
Singapore Press Holdings
DID: 6319 1469
Email: lohwy@sph.com.sg

Francis Mah
Asst Vice-President
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings
DID : 6319 1028
Email : mahys@sph.com.sg

Elaine Chrysta Tan
Senior Executive
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 1613
Email: elainect@sph.com.sg

 

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 approximately 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. In Australia, SPH REIT also holds an 85% equity stake in Figtree Grove Shopping Centre, a freehold sub-regional shopping centre in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, and a 50% stake in Westfield Marion Shopping Centre, the largest and only super regional shopping centre in Adelaide, South Australia. SPH owns and operates The Seletar Mall and is developing a new commercial cum residential site, The Woodleigh Residences and The Woodleigh Mall. It also owns a portfolio of Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) in the United Kingdom.

It is in the aged care sector and owns Orange Valley, one of Singapore's largest nursing homes.

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

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