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SPH’s Digital Media Editor appointed regional director at Society of News Design

Singapore, 3 December 2008 – Singapore Press Holdings´ (SPH) Digital Media Editor Felix Soh has been appointed regional director (Asia/Pacific region) of The Society of News Design (SND) from this month.

In a statement released by SND, the society´s president Ms Gayle Grin said: “As he straddles both print and new media, Felix is in an ideal position to help raise standards of design on behalf of SND. Felix has the passion and the energy to do a great job for SND. I´m so very happy he´s joining our efforts in Asia.”

Felix is the digital media editor of the English and Malay Newspapers Division of SPH, overseeing new media products like AsiaOne, STOMP and The Straits Times Razor TV. In addition, he is the consulting editor of the bilingual free newspaper my paper.

Said Felix: “It is a great honour to be appointed SND’s regional director. My appointment is recognition of SPH´s achievements in the media industry in the Asia-Pacific region.”

SPH is the leading media company in Singapore, delivering news and information through print, Internet and broadcasting platforms. It publishes 17 newspaper titles, including the flagship newspaper The Straits Times, which is Asia´s largest-circulation English-language newspaper.

The Society for News Design, established in 1979, encourages high standards of journalism through design. An international forum and resource for all those interested in news design, SND works to recognise excellence and strengthen visual journalism as a profession. It has more than 2,600 members in the United States, Canada and more than 50 other countries, divided into the 20 region, with a membership base comprising editors, designers, graphic artists, publishers, illustrators, art directors, photographers, advertising artists and website designers, among others.

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For more information, please contact the following:

Yeo Siew Chi (Mr)
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications Division
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
Tel: 6319 1586
H/P: 9749 5105

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 17 newspaper titles in four languages. Every day, 2.9 million individuals or 79 per cent 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,; Stomp (Straits Times Online Mobile Print), a portal that connects, engages and interacts with readers on the Web and via mobile phone messaging; omy, a bilingual news and interactive portal and The Straits Times RazorTV, a free access interactive webcast service offering live chat shows and video on demand clips.

SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8, U and TV Mobile, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Pte Ltd, which publishes the free newspaper, Today. In the radio business, SPH has an 80 per cent 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 per cent 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.