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SPH Lucky 30 Draw attracts over 30,000 contestants

- Top three winners in SPH News Centre today to pick their prize

Singapore, 26 May 2014 --- The SPH Lucky 30 Draw, organised by Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) in celebration of its 30th anniversary celebrations, has attracted more than 30,000 contestants with its 30 prizes worth over $88,000.  The online lucky draw, which ran from 17 March to 18 May, received entries from 31,538 contestants.  Existing direct subscribers of SPH newspapers (print and/or digital) were given 5 chances to win.

An electronic draw was held on 21 May 2014 to pick 30 winners. The top three winners were then invited to a finale event to pick their prizes this afternoon at SPH News Centre. Mr Alan Chan, Chief Executive Officer of SPH, together with sponsors, presented the prizes to the top three winners, who are all subscribers of SPH publications.

Ms Mathilda Chow, 52, who is a subscriber of The Straits Times for over 10 years, won a Star Cruises 5N Penang/Phuket/Malacca Cruise with $300 Dining Credit for two on SuperStar Virgo; Mr Gong Yansong, 45, a Lianhe Zaobao subscriber for more than 3 years, won an 18K White Gold Tanzanite and Diamond Pendant with a bonus Tanzanite Ring from Diamond Industries, and Mr Lim Jin Siew, 39, a Straits Times subscriber of more than 6 years, won $10,000 cash in Savings Account with State Bank of India.

Other attractive prizes for the lucky draw included a 10D7N holiday for two to Santorini and Athens (airfare and accommodation); a U-Boat Watch Classico 45 AS 1/A Red Stitch from Bezel, local and overseas staycations, electronic gadgets, shopping vouchers and magazine subscriptions.  The wide variety of prizes was aimed to meet the varying needs and interests of different people.

The SPH Lucky 30 Draw was a success with the support of our sponsors. 

Mr Michael Goh, Senior Vice President – Sales, Star Cruises, said: "SPH is our strategic media partner. We are very excited to be a part of SPH's 30th anniversary celebrations and sincerely wish SPH many more years of milestone business success in the media industry."

Mr Anil Kishora, Country Head and CEO, SBI Singapore, said: "State Bank of India is privileged to be part of SPH’s 30th anniversary celebrations. We would like to extend our heartiest congratulations to SPH and the winner of $10,000 cash in Savings/Current Account with SBI."

Mr Frank Chew, Director, Diamond Industries, said: "Diamond Industries is honoured to be invited as one of the proud sponsors of SPH's 30th anniversary celebrations. SPH had grown phenomenally in the past 30 years, and we wish SPH continued success in the coming years."

Besides the SPH Lucky 30 Draw, some other celebration activities to mark SPH's 30th anniversary include special subscription deals in July and anniversary offers for readers in August.  Look out for details in the coming months. In March this year, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra put up a special performance at Paragon to kickstart the 30th anniversary celebrations. 


List of sponsors for SPH Lucky 30 Draw

Amara Sanctuary
Amara Singapore
Best Denki (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Bezel
Diamond Industries Jewellery Company Pte Ltd
HPL Hotels and Resorts
Mitsubishi Electric Asia Pte Ltd
Montigo Resorts, Nongsa
Nikon Singapore Pte Ltd
OTO Bodycare Pte Ltd
Simmons 
SPH Magazines
Star Cruises
State Bank of India 
Toshiba Singapore Pte Ltd
Turbo Italia

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For more information, please contact:


Ms Chin Soo Fang
Head
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings
Tel: 6319 1216
Email: 
soofang@sph.com.sg

Mr Francis Mah
Senior Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings
Tel: 6319 1028
Email: 
mahys@sph.com.sg


About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.


Newspapers, Magazines and Book Publishing 

SPH has 19 titles licensed under the Newspaper Printing and Presses Act, of which nine are daily newspapers across four languages. On an average day, 3.05 million individuals or 76 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, SPH's suite of digital products includes online editions of newspapers and magazines, as well as mobile applications. Our online products enjoy 360 million page views with 23 million unique browsers every month. Apart from AsiaOne, SPH’s online and new media initiatives include ST701, the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds (STClassifieds); Stomp, 
omy.sg and SPH Razor. SPH also launched The Straits Times’ iPad and enhanced iPhone applications, an Android smartphone application and The Business Times’ iPhone application. SPH’s Chinese flagship newspaper Lianhe Zaobao has also launched its digital editions which include a web application, as well as online and PDF versions. The Malay language-daily Berita Harian has apps for both iPhones and Android smartphones and iPads, offering both native and PDF formats, and an online version.

Broadcasting

In the radio business, SPH Radio Pte Ltd operates entertainment stations UFM 100.3 in Mandarin, as well as Kiss92 and HOT FM91.3 in English. 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. 


Events and Out-of-Home Advertising

SPH’s events arm Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions as well as large scale conferences in Singapore and the region. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its digital out-of-home platform SPHMBO. 


Properties

SPH REIT is a Singapore-based REIT established principally to invest, directly or indirectly, in a portfolio of income-producing real estate which is used primarily for retail purposes in Asia-Pacific, as well as real estate-related assets. SPH REIT is managed by SPH REIT Management Pte. Ltd., which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings Limited. 

The initial portfolio of SPH REIT comprises the following two high quality and well located commercial properties in Singapore:

· Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property, well known for its upscale mall housing many luxury brands, located in the heart of Orchard Road; and
· The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall located in the centre of Clementi town, an established residential estate in the west of Singapore. 

The Seletar Mall is SPH's latest retail development and is expected to open at the end of 2014. This property is a potential asset to be injected into SPH REIT. SPH’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road. 

For more information, please visit 
www.sph.com.sg.