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Start Your Weekends with buzz fridayz!

Singapore, 31 July 2008 – From 1 August 2008, weekends will start early for consumers when they shop at buzz pods – a new generation of newsstands set up by Singapore Press Holdings (SPH).

With the launch of buzz fridayz tomorrow (1 August), consumers will enjoy a range of exciting offers when they make a minimum purchase of $5 at all buzz pods every Friday.

There will be new offers each week, based on a monthly lifestyle theme ranging from dining, entertainment, fashion, travel and more.

Mr Chua Wee Phong, Executive Vice President of Circulation (SPH) and Director of SPH Buzz, said: “Buzz fridayz is aimed at delivering a rewarding retail experience and giving more value to our customers. With a minimum purchase of $5, customers are getting offers that are worth up to three times their purchases. Buzz fridayz is the first of many more exciting retail promotions that we have lined up for our customers."

Consumers can look forward to more buzz with the expansion of the buzz pod network and the new merchandise mix in store.

"With our current franchise model, we are confident of setting up 100 buzz pods over the next two years, making it a `must-stop´ for everyone on the go,” Mr Chua added.

Buzz fridayz promotions for August

For the month of August, buzz fridayz will be offering a complimentary pass* to these exciting attractions:

· 1 August Science Centre
· 8 August Mint Museum of Toys
· 15 August Snow City Singapore
· 22 August Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom
· 29 August Perankan Museum

On every Friday in August, Jeremy Ratnam of Radio 91.3FM will visit a different buzz pod to meet and greet buzz pod customers.

He will be at the Toa Payoh HDB Hub buzz pod on 1 August, from 12 noon to 1pm, to kick-start the inaugural buzz fridayz. Shoppers can take a picture with the buzz fridayz ambassadors and get additional giveaways when they make a minimum purchase of $5.

They will also stand to win attractive prizes when they participate in the fun and exciting games hosted by Jeremy.

Log on to to view the offers for the week and the locations of the buzz pods that Jeremy Ratnam will be visiting in August.

*On a first-come-first-served basis. While stocks last.

Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
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For more information, please contact the following:

Janice Lum
Circulation Marketing
Tel: 6319 2306
H/P: 97460945

Selina Esther Lim
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications
Tel: 6319 1870
H/P: 94352856

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, 2.9 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.

Internet and Mobile
Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 150 million pageviews with 9 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; local search and directory engine; 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.

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