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Lianhe Wanbao and omy.sg launch Fong Fei Fei commemorative multimedia e-book for free download worldwide

 

Singapore, 8 March 2012 – The recent passing of renowned Taiwanese singer and TV host Fong Fei Fei early this year surprised and saddened the Chinese communities worldwide.
 
In remembrance of the well-loved diva, Singapore Press Holdings’ (SPH) Chinese evening daily Lianhe Wanbao followed up with special reports on Fong Fei Fei over the next few days; while bilingual-friendly news and entertainment portal, omy.sg, showcased various videos of her concerts in Singapore, erstwhile photos of Fong Fei Fei and other online reports. 
 
In addition, Lianhe Wanbao has launched a special commemorative e-Book on Apple iBooks. The commemorative e-book is produced by omy.sg and sponsored by TS Video.
 
 The e-book encompasses all Fong Fei Fei news reports, photos, videos and other resources from Lianhe Wanbao and omy.sg, including various moving tributes and eulogies from her fans worldwide. 
 
Chua Chim Kang, Editor of Lianhe Wanbao and  omy.sg, said: “By launching this e-Book, we seek to ‘immortalise’ Fong Fei Fei, converting her legacy into a digital format to share with her fans and the future generations to come.” 
 
The Fong Fei Fei e-book is the first Chinese e-book from Singapore launched on Apple iBooks. It is also the first e-book from Singapore to be launched on Apple iBooks and the first e-book launched launched under the Singapore Press Holdings group.
 
To cater to the reading needs of the worldwide Chinese community, the e-Book is available in two language formats – traditional and simplified Chinese.   
 
For more information on the download, readers can use the QR code or access the website directly at http://project.omy.sg/ibooks/fong-fei-fei/
 
 
 
 
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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