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Health No.1 celebrates second anniversary with mega health carnival

Singapore, 29 February 2012 - Singapore's best-selling health magazine Health No.1, published by the Chinese Newspapers Division of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), turns two this year. 
The Chinese quarterly health magazine celebrates its second anniversary with its latest issue in two separate covers. One cover features renowned dentist Dr Marlene Teo while the other features celebrity Billy Wang. 
One of the main topics covered in the latest issue is colorectal health. It offers tips on how to maintain a healthy colon, prevent constipation and colorectal cancer and ways to take care of colorectal cancer patients. An ex-school principal, who is a colorectal cancer survivor, also shares his story on how he battled the illness for ten years. 
Another focus in this issue is on kitchen safety. Experts will share their advice on how to choose, handle, store and cook food in the kitchen to ensure that everyone at home eats safely and healthily. 
Other highlights in this issue include a story on how a 42-year-old stroke patient recovers from his illness, a feature on eating healthy snacks to prevent cancer, the importance of eating healthily during confinement, the danger of sugar intake, making soups for diabetic patients, anger management for kids and choosing the right vitamins to improve skin complexion. 
In conjunction with its second anniversary celebration, Health No.1 will also be giving away anniversary gifts totalling $30,000 in a lucky draw for readers. 
Wellness No.1, the sister publication of Health No.1, will also launch its new issue. Wellness No.1 is the first English health publication produced by the Chinese Newspapers Division of SPH. It offers information on both Western medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. It has also brought together a panel of close to 50 western doctors, TCM physicians, pharmacists, nutritionists and other health experts to share their knowledge in the annual magazine. 
The latest issues of Health No.1 and Wellness No.1 will be available from 5 March 2012 at all major bookstores, Buzz pods and newsstands. Health No.1 retails at $5 a copy and Wellness No.1 retails at $8 a copy. 
"March to Health & Wellness" Carnival
As part of its second anniversary celebrations, Health No.1, together with Wellness No.1, will be organising a health carnival called "March to Health & Wellness" this Saturday, 3 March 2012 at Suntec Level 2, Ballroom 3. 
The carnival will open from 9am to 7pm. Admission is free. Highlights of the carnival include health screenings, health bazaar, cooking demonstration, a seminar on hair care, as well as an English forum called Heart Disease in Men vs Women. 
Visitors to the carnival will also get to purchase the latest issues of Health No.1 and Wellness No.1. Readers who purchase either publication will receive a packet of Golden Phoenix Brown & Red Jasmine Rice(1kg) worth $4 on a first-come-first-served basis. 
Readers who sign up for a two-year subscription of Health No.1 (eight issues) at the carnival will enjoy a discounted rate of $40, and receive an OTO Neck Snuggler (worth $78) as a free gift. 
Media Invitation
Your reporter and photographer are cordially invited to cover the Opening Ceremony of the March to Health & Wellness carnival. 
Details of the event as follows:
"March to Health & Wellness" Carnival jointly organised by Health No.1 and Wellness No.1
Date: 3 March 2012, Saturday
Venue: Suntec Level 2, Ballroom 3
Registration starts at 9am 
Please RSVP with Francis Mah at email: or 6319 1028 by 12pm on 2 March. 
Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Limited
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For media queries, please contact:
Pauline Hon
Health No.1 
Tel: 6319 2466
Francis Mah
Senior Manager
Corporate Communications Division
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Tel: 6319 1028
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,, 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.
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.
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.