SPH Invests in Talent for Future
10 outstanding youths receive prestigious scholarships
Singapore, 30 June 2006 - Leading media group Singapore
Press Holdings (SPH) is pleased to announce that it has awarded
SPH scholarships to 10 outstanding students for the year 2006. The
successful candidates received their scholarships from SPH Chairman,
Dr Tony Tan at an awards ceremony held at the company´s News
Centre auditorium this morning.
“We need top talent in our newsrooms and in the organization
to produce quality products and to drive the success of the company,”
Dr Tan said.
“Our scholars have been chosen based on their academic excellence
and outstanding involvement in co-curricular activities and more
importantly, their character, personality and aptitude for journalism.“
The 10 were selected from a total of 539 applicants, and were chosen
after extensive tests and two interview sessions (details of the
scholarships awarded are attached in Annex A).
Dr Tan added that good staff was a crucial part of SPH´s vision
to be much more than a print company operating in Singapore.
He said the Group had already successfully expanded overseas through
its magazines, outdoor advertising and the Internet, and would continue
to identify other potential businesses to invest in or to form joint
ventures. But he said such “investments will bear fruit only
if we have the right people in place to manage and grow them.”
“As we invest in assets, we are mindful that we must attract
new staff, motivate and retain high-performing individuals to navigate
the transition to fulfil our common vision as a dynamic multi-platform
The full text of Dr Tan´s speech can be found below in Annex
In addition to the 10 scholarships, SPH also extended 15 academic
scholarships to the children of staff and vendors. These bond-free
scholarships are in recognition of their contributions to the company.
|53KB||Annex A - SPH Scholarship 2006 Recipients|
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|44KB||Annex B - Dr Tony Tan's Full Speech|
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Ms Tan Chiew Sim
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Ms Carole Chow
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About Singapore Press Holdings Limited
Main board listed Singapore Press Holdings Limited is the leading
media company in Singapore, in the print, Internet and broadcasting
platforms. It publishes 14 newspapers in the four official languages,
including Singapore’s first free Chinese newspaper, My Paper, and
over 80 magazine titles. Everyday, 2.8 million individuals, or 88
per cent of the people above 15 years old, read one of the SPH publications.
Its Internet Business Unit manages the online editions of SPH’s
major newspapers, which enjoy over 100 million pageviews from 6
million unique visitors every month. More recent online additions
are the classified website, ST701, and STOMP (Straits Times Online
Mobile Print), a portal that connects, engages and interacts with
readers on the Internet and via mobile messaging.
SPH also owns a 20% stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which
operates free-to-air channels 5, 8, U and TV Mobile, and a 40% stake
in MediaCorp Press Pte Ltd, which publishes free sheet Today. SPH
has a 70% stake in UnionWorks, which operates two entertainment
radio channels, UFM 100.3 FM in Chinese and WKRZ 91.3 FM in English.
In addition, SPH holds an 80% stake in SPH MediaBoxOffice Pte Ltd,
Singapore´s largest LED network media company, and a 35% stake
in TOM Outdoor Media Group, a leading outdoor advertising company