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STJobs donates $150,000 to NTU Fest

Singapore, 16 August 2014 --- Singapore Press Holdings' online job portal, STJobs, is the Platinum Sponsor of NTU Fest - a charity event organised by students of Nanyang Technological University (NTU). 

NTU Fest marks the start of the University’s new academic year and aims to raise money for an endowment fund in aid of students from the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) who need financial assistance. It will be held at the Padang on 16 August, from 2pm to 9pm. It is open to public. Admission is free. The Straits Times is NTU Fest's Presenting Sponsor. 

As the Platinum Sponsor of NTU Fest, STJobs has made a donation of $150,000 to NTU to help make this event possible. 

Ms Tan Su-Lin, Deputy Head of SPH's Digital Division, said: "STJobs is pleased to support the efforts of NTU and its students to help their counterparts in ITE. It is a worthy cause and we are happy to be part of it. It is also gratifying to know that these young men and women, who will play important roles in the future of Singapore, are able to think for others and care for fellow Singaporeans. NTU Fest is an excellent platform for the undergraduates to showcase their creativity and generosity towards others."


NTU Fest’s organising chairperson Ms Wu Guo Yi, a final-year NTU chemistry student, said, “We are delighted to have STJobs as our Platinum Sponsor.  STJobs is a relevant job portal that gives NTU and ITE students a head start in their career by linking them up with numerous job and internship opportunities across a wide spectrum of industries. It will be very difficult to organise an event of this scale on our own without the generous support of sponsors like STJobs."

Mr Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Education, will launch the carnival and flag-off a 4.8-kilometre 5TYLO MILE-O Run. 

The public can support this charity event by buying carnival tickets for use at the various booths and taking part in the fun run in the afternoon. 

The carnival booths, run by NTU and ITE students, will feature food, games and fun activities for all ages. In addition, there will also be a fun photo booth by STJobs. 

The run costs $10 to register. Runners will take an exciting route around the historic Civic District along the Singapore River, from Esplanade Park through Fort Canning Hill and back to the Padang. 

The event will culminate in a special performance by Korean rapper Kang Gary, one of the seven hosts of the immensely popular entertainment show 
Running Man and his female singing partner, Jung-In.

Ahead of the event, Kang Gary had a special message for NTU students and his fans. He said: “Thank you very much for inviting me to your fantastic festival. I am happy to meet you and look forward to having a great time with you. I know you are all eager to see me too. Please wait a few more days! I wish you all the best in your life as your university is the best! Try everything when you’re young! I love you NTU!" 


Fellow K-pop star Jung-In said, "When I heard about this charity event the NTU students were planning, I thought it was such a fantastic idea. It is very admirable that the NTU students are helping other students to receive the financial support they need for their education so they can create a better life for themselves and their families. Music touches everyone and Gary and I are happy we can use our music to help them achieve their target."


Media invitation

Your journalist, photographer and/or film crew are invited to cover the cheque presentation. To RSVP, please contact Michelle Wan at michwan@sph.com.sg or 6319 8968 by Friday, 15 August  2014, 1.00pm

Programme of cheque presentation segment of NTU Fest:
3.20pm - Welcome by MC
3.25pm - Speech by NTU Fest Organising Chairperson
3.30pm - Speech by NTU President Bertil Andersson 
3.35pm - Speech by Minister Heng Swee Keat
3.40pm - Official Opening Ceremony of NTU Fest
 - Cheque presentation

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For more information, please contact:

Angelia Tay
Manager
Marketing & Communications
SPH Digital
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
DID : 6319 1516
HP: 9682 8950
Email : 
angeliat@sph.com.sg

Michelle Wan
Senior Marketing & Comms Executive
SPH Digital
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
DID: 6319 8968
HP: 9667 1204
Email: 
michwan@sph.com.sg

Adrian Cheong
Manager
Corporate Communications and CSR Division
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
DID : 6319 2261 
Email : 
cheongcy@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.