Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) is Asia's leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.
SPH's core business is publishing of newspapers, magazines and books in both print and digital editions. It also owns other digital products, online classifieds, radio stations and outdoor media.
On the property front, SPH owns 70% in a real estate investment trust called SPH REIT which comprises Paragon, The Clementi Mall, The Rail Mall and Figtree Grove, a freehold sub-regional shopping centre in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. SPH also owns and operates The Seletar Mall and is developing a new commercial cum residential site at Woodleigh. It also has a stake in Chinatown Point and a portfolio of Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) in the United Kingdom.
It is in the aged care sector and owns Orange Valley, Singapore's largest private nursing home operator.
SPH runs a regional events arm and a chain of Buzz retail outlets. It also invested in the education business.
SPH was formed on 4 August 1984 through a merger of three organisations - the Straits Times Press group, the Singapore News and Publications Limited and Times Publishing Berhad which was later de-merged from SPH in 1988.
The merger brought together the flagship newspapers in the different languages under one roof. Today we have a rich heritage of more than 170 years for The Straits Times and 95 years for Lianhe Zaobao, in addition to over 60 years for Berita Harian and more than 80 years for Tamil Murasu.
Over the years, SPH has transformed itself into a leading industry player with stable media and property business, complemented by digital and aged care business. It has investments in Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) in the United Kingdom.
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