Singapore, 5 February 2012 - Following the launch of the online PDF version of Lianhe Zaobao in January, the Chinese flagship newspaper of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) has launched its iPad PDF version. Users will be able to enjoy the free trial of the iPad PDF app from 6 February till 8 March.
iPad users will need to download the application via the Apple iTunes App Store by searching for "Lianhe Zaobao PDF".
Lianhe Zaobao first launched its Web App for both iPad and Android tablets in December last year. This was followed by its online PDF version in January.
Whether it is via a computer or iPad, the PDF version offers readers access to all news pages of the Chinese daily, including sections of the print version such as local news, China news, world news, business, sports, commentaries, as well as zbNOW, the lifestyle section of Lianhe Zaobao.
In addition to each day's news, readers will have access to past seven days of the product as a value added service.
Mr Goh Sin Teck, Editor of Lianhe Zaobao, said: "Making Lianhe Zaobao available on PDF, Web App and iPad App allows its content to be distributed to a bigger audience. It has helped to fulfil the newspaper's vision of combining both print and digital platforms, and takes the standard of journalism to a higher level."
Dr Zhou Zhao Cheng, Editor of Zaobao.com, said: "Digital media is no longer restricted to online news websites. The use of mobile platforms enables our news product to improve its connectivity with our readers. Using multiple digital platforms allows us to showcase the varied and rich content of Lianhe Zaobao to its full advantage."
Apart from the latest iPad PDF version, the free trial till 8 March also applies to the online PDF and Web App versions which were launched earlier.
Users who are not on iPad can access the PDF version via www.zaobao.com.sg. Click on the display advertisement and start to enjoy reading the PDF version.
For subscription details on Lianhe Zaobao's digital platforms, call the customer service hotline at 6319 1800 (Mondays to Fridays from 8.30am to 5.30pm). The hotline is closed on Sundays and Public Holidays. You can also email your queries to email@example.com
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Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Southeast Asia’s leading media organization, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms including newspapers, with 18 newspaper titles in four languages; 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region; book publishing subsidiaries Straits Times Press and Focus Publishing; internet and mobile portals; stakes in broadcasting companies MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, MediaCorp Press Limited and SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd; events and outdoor advertising through their wholly-owned subsidiary, SPH MediaBoxOffice Pte Ltd; and other properties including Paragon, The Clementi Mall, and Sky@eleven, developed by SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd.
About Lianhe Zaobao
Lianhe Zaobao, the Chinese flagship newspaper published by Singapore Press Holdings, is the most comprehensive, contemporary Chinese daily that reflects current issues, expert insights, lifestyles and developments in the local and global Chinese community. It is a trusted and respected source of news and opinion for both Singapore readers, as well as the region’s Chinese literate community. With an extensive correspondent network in Beijing, Chongqing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Taipei, Seoul and Tokyo, Lianhe Zaobao gives readers timely and in-depth coverage of significant events taking place in the region and beyond.