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Straits Times Press launches book on former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew – “The Big Ideas of Lee Kuan Yew”

Singapore, 17 October 2014 – Straits Times Press (STP), the book publishing arm of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), launched its latest book “The Big Ideas of Lee Kuan Yew” this evening at in conjunction with the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP). The book was inspired by the proceedings at the LKYSPP’s 10th anniversary conference, titled Singapore and a Rising Asia, held on Friday 17 October.
 
"The Big Ideas of Lee Kuan Yew " is a 196-page book comprising essays from the men and women who had worked closely with the former Prime Minister. They share their thoughts and insights on his ideas, covering a wider range of topics including law and politics, society and economics, and governance and foreign affairs. Some of the contributors include Prof Chan Heng Chee, Chairman, National Arts Council and Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore; Mr Heng Swee Keat, the current Minister for Education and former President SR Nathan. 

The book is edited by Mr Shashi Jayakumar, a member of the Administrative Service of Singapore and Deputy Head of the Centre of Excellence for National Security at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University; and Mr Rahul Sagar an Associate Professor at Yale-NUS College and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. 


The launch was officiated by the Guest-of-Honour Mr Lawrence Wong, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and 2
nd Minister for Communications and Information. It was attended by over 500 guests from ministries and government agencies, think tanks, academia and foreign service. 

Ms Shirley Hew, Executive Director, Straits Times Press, said: "We are delighted to be the Publisher for this title. This volume makes a distinctive contribution to our understanding of Mr Lee’s legacy because for the first time the men and women who worked closely with him have come together to discuss his ideas. Singaporeans and foreigners alike will find this book on the founding of modern Singapore a stimulating read."

"The Big Ideas of Lee Kuan Yew " is available at leading bookstores at $28.00 (before GST) from 18 October onwards. The book can also be ordered from the Straits Times Press online bookstore at: www.stpressbooks.com.sg .

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i. Book cover of " The Big Ideas of Lee Kuan Yew " 
ii. Book info of " The Big Ideas of Lee Kuan Yew "


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For more information, please contact:


Mr Yeo Siew Chi
Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID – 6319 1586
Email – 
yeosc@sph.com.sg 


About Straits Times Press (STP)

Straits Times Press is a publishing house with more than 100 years of combined international publishing experience as a team. The team has won international and regional prizes for excellence in editorial, design and publishing.

Straits Times Press publishes History, Biographies/Memoirs, Politics, Culture, Food and Lifestyle books. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings Ltd.

For more information, please visit www.stpressbooks.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, 2.8 million individuals or 69 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. Besides print, SPH newspapers are also available on online, smartphone and tablet platforms.

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.