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SPH’s adopted charities first to watch movie at The Seletar Mall’s Shaw Theatres

Singapore, 15 December 2014 - Staff volunteers of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) will be bringing about 100 beneficiaries from three charities to a movie screening at The Seletar Mall’s Shaw Theatres on Thursday, 18 December.  The group will be among the first to experience the new theatre on the opening day.

The SPH Charity Movie Screening is organised by the SPH Staff Volunteers Club and the Corporate Communications and CSR division, as part of SPH’s 30th anniversary celebrations and in conjunction with The Seletar Mall's opening end of last month.  The mall at Sengkang West is a joint venture between SPH and United Engineers Developments Pte Ltd (UED). 

The 100 beneficiaries and caregivers from Child @Street 11, Club Rainbow and MINDS will be watching this December’s family blockbuster “Paddington”.  The movie tickets and popcorn sets are sponsored by Shaw Organisation as part of its CSR initiative. SPH will treat the beneficiaries and caregivers to lunch at the mall after the movie.

Earlier this month, on 9 December, SPH hosted a year-end party for 83 beneficiaries from Club Rainbow at the SPH News Centre. This was part of the company’s annual collaboration with the Boys' Brigade Share-A-Gift Project. More than 300 wishes were adopted by SPH staff this year, who also contributed about $500 worth of groceries for the Boys' Brigade's beneficiaries.  

Among other charitable activities this year, SPH brought 110 beneficiaries from its adopted charities to the Singapore Gardens Festival at Gardens by the Bay on 22 August.

Media Invitation

We would like to invite your journalist and photographer/ cameraman to cover the SPH Charity Movie Screening. 

Programme Details:

Date: Thursday, 18 December 2014
Venue: Shaw Theatres (#04-01) at The Seletar Mall (33 Sengkang West Avenue)


Programme:
10.15am Arrival of beneficiaries
10.30am Movie screening of “Paddington”
12.10pm Lunch at Pizza Hut
2pm End of programme

Interviews and photography to be done before or after movie screening. 

Please confirm your attendance with Chua Pei Ling of Corporate Communications & CSR by 17 Dec.


Enc – About “Paddington”

Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Co. Regn. No. 198402868E 

For more information, please contact:


Chin Soo Fang
Head
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings
Tel: 6319 1216

Email: soofang@sph.com.sg 

Chua Pei Ling
Executive
Corporate Communications & CSR Division
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
DID: 6319 1895

Email: plchua@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, 2.81 million individuals or 68 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications, either on print or digital platform. 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 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 to invest in a portfolio of income-producing real estate primarily for retail purposes in Asia-Pacific. SPH REIT is managed by SPH REIT Management Pte Ltd, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SPH.

The initial portfolio of SPH REIT comprises:

· 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, located in Sengkang, is SPH's latest retail development which opened in November 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