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134 units of blood collected at SPH Red Apple Day 2012

Singapore, 18 January 2012 – Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), in partnership with Singapore Red Cross Society, has collected 134 units of blood from about 200 donors today at the SPH Red Apple Day, its biannual blood donation drive. 
 
Into its 11th year now, the event at the SPH News Centre auditorium attracted both SPH staff and members of the public. 
 
Mr Alan Chan, Chief Executive Officer of SPH and a blood donor himself, said: “The SPH Red Apple Day is a timely reminder for us to spare a thought for those in need during this festive season. By spending just about 45 minutes of our time to donate blood, we are giving others a vital lifeline. SPH would like to thank all staff and members of the public for their support.”
 
The SPH Red Apple Day 2012 is supported by Benelux, Cerebos, Gardenia, Marigold, Milo, AsiaOne, SPH MediaBoxOffice and SPH Unionworks’ 91.3FM and Radio 100.3. 
 
The next SPH Red Apple Day will be held on 17 July 2012. 
 
The Bloodbank@HSA, located at 11 Outram Road, will be open on the following days during Chinese New Year -
 
i) Sunday 22 January (9am to 2pm - half day)
ii) Tuesday 24 January (9am to 2pm - half day)
 
It is closed on Monday 23 January and will resume regular operating hours from Wednesday 25 January. Please call 6220-0183 to make an appointment. 
 
 
 
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
Co. Regn. No. 198402868E
 
Media contacts:-
 
Ms Selina Lim
Corporate Communications
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID- 6319 1872
Fax – 6319 8150
 
Mr Yeo Siew Chi
Corporate Communications
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID – 6319 1586
HP- 9749 5105
Fax – 6319 8150
 
 
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.  On an average day, 2.92 million individuals or 74 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 330 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. 
 
SPH also launched The Straits Times’ iPad and enhanced iPhone applications, an Android smartphone application and The Business Times Weekend's iPad application. SPH's Chinese flagship newspaper Lianhe Zaobao has also launched its digital platforms which include a web application, as well as online and PDF versions.
 
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 Out-of-Home 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.