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SPH partners Poh Tiong Choon Arts Fund to launch Lianhe Zaobao Arts Showcase

Singapore, 14 November 2011 - Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) will partner the newly set up Poh Tiong Choon Arts Fund (傅长春艺术基金) to launch the Lianhe Zaobao Arts Showcase 《早报华风艺彩-精华系列》 to promote the appreciation of Chinese arts and culture in Singapore. 
 
The Lianhe Zaobao Arts Showcase will bring major arts productions from China and the region to the Singapore audiences. The Poh Tiong Choon Arts Fund will sponsor up to three productions presented by Lianhe Zaobao each year, with each sponsorship costing between $30,000 and $50,000, for a period of three years. 
 
Lianhe Zaobao has played a major role in promoting the appreciation of Chinese arts and culture in Singapore through its diverse arts events and activities in the past years. 
 
Apart from organising cultural activities such as Mid-Autumn Festival by the River, it also brought in renowned arts productions from China to Singapore. Productions such as dance performance A Dream Journey to Tang Dynasty, Chinese musical Immortality, acrobatic drama Journey to the West, dance dramas A Tale of Shaolin and Thousand Hand Bodhisattva, were all well received by the Singapore audiences. 
 
The first arts production from the Lianhe Zaobao Arts Showcase to benefit  from the Poh Tiong Choon Arts Fund is the upcoming acrobatic drama, Hello Nasirdin Apandim. This production will be staged on 2 and 3 Dec, 8pm @ The MAX Pavilion, Singapore Expo.
 
 
Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Limited
Co. Regn. No: 198402868E
 
For more information, please contact:
 
Francis Mah
Manager
Corporate Communications
Singapore Press Holdings
DID : 6319 1028
 
Ann Choo
Asst Manager
Cultural Industry Promotion Department
Chinese Newspapers Division
Tel: 6319 1968
 
About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
 
Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Southeast Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.
 
Newspapers, Magazines and Book Publishing 
In Singapore, SPH publishes 18 newspaper titles in four languages. Every day, 3 million individuals or 77 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. SPH's subsidiaries, Straits Times Press and Focus Publishing, produce quality books and periodicals in English and Chinese.
 
Internet and Mobile
Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 265 million page views with 18 million unique visitors every month. Apart from SPH AsiaOne portal, SPH's online and new media initiatives include an online marketplace for products, services and employment, ST701; Stomp, omy.sg, and The Straits Times RazorTV.
 
Broadcasting
SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, 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 in Chinese and 91.3FM in English.
 
Events and Outdoor Advertising
SPH’s events subsidiary Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its wholly-owned subsidiary, SPH MediaBoxOffice Pte Ltd, Singapore’s leading Digital Out-of-Home advertising company.
 
Properties
SPH owns and manages Paragon, the prime retail and office complex in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore's main shopping belt. Its latest retail development, The Clementi Mall, started business operations in 2011. SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, has also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.