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Lianhe Zaobao LOHAS Mega Health Seminar cum Fair

Singapore, 14 May 2008 – Health conscious Singaporeans can learn about general health issues and find out their health status at the Lianhe Zaobao LOHAS Mega Health Seminar cum Fair. This event, organised by Lianhe Zaobao LOHAS, will be held at the Mandarin Court in Meritus Mandarin, level 4, on 18 May 2008, from 8.30am to 5.30pm.

Lianhe Zaobao LOHAS is a popular health and wellness feature found in Lianhe Zaobao, Singapore Press Holdings´ (SPH) flagship Chinese newspaper, and is published every first Thursday of the month. LOHAS is an American term that stands for “Lifestyle Of Health And Sustainability”.

Mega Health Seminar
During the seminar, various health topics, health facts, tips, advice, and the available solutions and preventive measures will be presented by 11 experts, comprising nine doctors, a nutritionist and one traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) physician.

There are a total of three sessions, and members of the public are welcome to sign up for more than one session. The fee for one session is $25, and for every additional session, one needs to only pay an extra $10. The talks are conducted in Mandarin, and seminar notes will be given. Please refer to Annex A for details.

Attendees get to enjoy four complimentary basic health checks provided by SATA. Seminar attendees who participate in the Lianhe Zaobao LOHAS Total Wellness Challenge can do up to 12 different health checks at no charge. Participants also stand to win $14,000 worth of cash and prizes when they participate in the Challenge on site.

Lianhe Zaobao LOHAS Total Wellness Challenge
The objective of the Lianhe Zaobao LOHAS Total Wellness Challenge is to encourage people to adopt a holistic approach towards health. Participants will undergo a round of health screenings to assess their current health state and to find out how well they are or/and how far they are from the optimum state. Results of the screenings will be tabulated and judged in comparison with a standard performance chart.

The Challenge is open to all Singapore citizens and PRs who are 25 years old and above. Those with chronic illnesses (e.g. high blood pressure, kidney problem, diabetes, heart disease, cancer etc) or who are deemed unfit for certain health screenings are not eligible to participate in the Challenge.

Participants can select specific health screenings depending on which challenge they wish to enter. Please refer to Annex B for information on the 12 types of health screenings and the four challenges.

In addition, attendees can find out more on health products and services at a mini wellness fair. They will be served healthy snacks and will each receive a “Wellness Pack” worth over $400, containing wellness products & vouchers.

Mr Lim Jim Koon, Editor of Lianhe Zaobao, said: “Lianhe Zaobao LOHAS has built a name for itself as a key source of reliable information on health matters for the public. Through the Mega Health Seminar and Fair, as well as the Total Wellness Challenge, we hope to engage and interest our readers to find out more about their own health status and learn how to lead a healthy and productive life.”

This event is a lead-up event to the “Health & U” Mega Health Exhibition at the Suntec Convention Hall on 5 & 6 July, 2008. It will be jointly organised by Lianhe Zaobao LOHAS and The Straits Times´ Mind Your Body.

Organised by:
Lianhe Zaobao LOHAS

Wellness Partners
AIBI, Centrum, California Fitness, Nestle OMEGA PLUS®, Science Arts, Watsons

Supporting Organisations
Health Promotion Board, SATA, Singapore General Hospital

Official Radio
Radio 100.3FM


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For more information, please contact:

May Chan (Ms)
Promotions Manager
Product Branding and Promotions
Marketing Division
Tel: 6319 1134

Francis Mah
Corporate Communications Division
Tel: 6319 1028

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

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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, 2.9 million individuals or 81 percent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH’s news publications. SPH also publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology.

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Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 110 million pageviews with 7 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; online marketplace for products, services and employment, 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 FM in Mandarin and Radio 91.3 FM 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.