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Shin Min Daily News turns 40! Book launch and talks to celebrate Chinese evening daily's 40 years in Singapore

Singapore, 12 September 2007 - Shin Min Daily News <新明日报>, known for its reports on human interest stories, community, family issues, entertainment scoops and sports, turns 40 this year!

Established in 1967, Shin Min Daily News has been a popular read among heartlanders for over four decades. This year, it celebrates 40 years of bringing quality news to the community.

In conjunction with its 40th anniversary celebrations, Shin Min will host a series of events marking this milestone, kicking off with the launch of two books "Shin Min’s 40th Anniversary Commemorative Book: Refresh" <重新发现>, and "The Bosses" <创业家> on 15 September at Singapore Press Holdings’ News Auditorium.

The Guest-of-Honour is Mr Lim Swee Say, Minister, Prime Minister’s Office and Secretary-General of National Trades Union Congress (NTUC).

"Refresh" is a collection of social news reports published in Shin Min over the past 40 years. These news stories, which are sometimes provocative but very often heartrending, are close to the readers’ hearts. According to Shin Min Editor Mr Toh Lam Huat, "Refresh" is not a history book. He calls it the "first book on social news" written in Chinese.

Says Mr Toh: "This is a compilation of important social news in Singapore over the past 40 years. It allows Singaporeans of all ages and background to view our country’s growth from a different angle."

"The Bosses" is a collection of success stories of 55 entrepreneurs in Singapore. In this book, the bosses who are featured share their experiences on how they establish and grow their businesses locally and regionally. Their inspiring stories will be a motivation for readers.

Both books will be on sale in major bookstores and newsstands after the launch.

In addition to the book launch, readers can also look forward to two talks by prominent speakers. The first is by Dr Chan Yan Chong, Programme Director at City University of Hong Kong, who will share with participants his 20 years of investment experience. The second will feature Shin Min’s columnist Chang Li, a well-known TV presenter and investor from Hong Kong. The talks will be held on 15 and 16 September respectively.

To thank readers for their support over the years, there will be a "Spot the Difference" photo contest over a span of 4 weeks starting 1 October. Readers will stand a chance to win cash and prizes worth more than $70,000. There will be 10 lucky winners each week. The first-prize winner will bring home $3000 in cash, while the other 9 winners will each win a handphone.

All 40 winners will then participate in the grand contest and the ultimate winner will stand to win $40,000 in cash. Contest details will be published in Shin Min Daily News.

Media Invitation - Launch of "Shin Min’s 40th Anniversary Commemorative Book: Refresh" and "The Bosses"

You and your reporter are cordially invited to attend the book launch on 15 September. Details of the event are as follows:

Date: 15 September 2007 (Saturday)
Time: 10am
Venue: News Centre Auditorium, 1000 Toa Payoh North, News Centre
GOH: Mr Lim Swee Say, Minister, Prime Minister’s Office and NTUC Secretary-General

Kindly confirm your attendance with Lee Suan at 63192470 or 97666052, or email by 14 September 2007.

Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Limited
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For more information, please contact:

Chia Lee Suan
Shin Min Daily News
Singapore Press Holdings
Tel: 6319 2470

Francis Mah
Corporate Communications
Singapore Press Holdings
Tel: 6319 1028

About Shin Min Daily News
Launched in 1967, Shin Min Daily News is well-received by readers for its comprehensive coverage of local news and happenings in the region. There are also regular features on consumers, modern lifestyle, food, home and decor, health, leisure and forum. The Chinese evening daily was revamped in 2004 with dedicated pages on Sports and Show Time in a more colourful and vibrant layout.

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Newspapers and Magazines
Main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is the leading media company in Singapore, delivering news and information through print, Internet and broadcasting platforms. In Singapore, it publishes 14 newspapers in four languages. Every day, 2.7 million individuals or 83 percent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH’s news publications. SPH also publishes over 90 magazine titles in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology.

Internet and Mobile
Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 100 million pageviews with 6 million unique visitors every month. Apart from SPH AsiaOne portal, SPH’s online and new media initiatives include a revolutionary mobile advertising and information service, ZapCode; recruitment and job search service, ST701; and STOMP (Straits Times Online Mobile Print), a portal that connects, engages and interacts with readers on the Web and via mobile phone messaging.

SPH has a 20 percent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8, U and TV Mobile, and a 40 percent stake in MediaCorp Press Pte Ltd, which publishes the free newspaper, Today. In the radio business, SPH has a 80 percent stake in SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd, which operates entertainment stations Radio 100.3 in Mandarin and Radio 91.3 in English.

Outdoor Advertising
In addition, SPH has ventured into outdoor advertising through its wholly-owned subsidiary, SPH MediaBoxOffice Pte Ltd, Singapore´s largest outdoor motion display advertising network media company, and a 35 percent stake in TOM Outdoor Media Group, a leading outdoor advertising company in China.

SPH owns and manages Paragon, the prime retail and office complex in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore’s main shopping belt. SPH’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, is also developing a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.