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140 units of blood collected at SPH Red Apple Day 2015

Singapore, 12 February 2015 – Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), in partnership with the Singapore Red Cross Society, has collected 140 units of blood from 190 donors today at the SPH Red Apple Day, its biannual blood donation drive. 

Into its 15th year, the event at the SPH News Centre auditorium attracted both SPH staff and members of the public.  It was made a biannual drive in 2011 to help encourage blood donations during festive periods when blood supplies are usually low. 

Mr Alan Chan, Chief Executive Officer of SPH said: “The SPH Red Apple Day is our way of helping the community and providing the gift of life to those in need. Through this event, we aim to raise awareness of the importance of blood donation and to encourage more blood donors to step forward. We would like to thank all staff and members of the public for supporting SPH Red Apple Day 2015.”

The SPH Red Apple Day 2015 is supported by Benelux, Cerebos, Gardenia and Nestle. The event media partners are SPH MediaBoxOffice, SPH Digital and SPH Radio's three stations - ONE FM 91.3, Kiss92, UFM100.3.  

Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Limited 
Co. Regn. No: 198402868E 

For more information, please contact:

Yeo Siew Chi (Mr)
Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 1586

Email: 
yeosc@sph.com.sg

Deror Wong (Mr)
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR 
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd 
DID: 6319 1226
Email: derorw@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.

Media 
The English/Malay/Tamil Media group comprises the print and digital operations of The Straits Times, The Business Times, The New Paper, Berita Harian and My Paper (English section).  It also consists of Tamil Murasu Ltd, which publishes Tamil Murasu and tabla!;   book publishing arm Straits Times Press; SPH Data Services, which licenses the use of the Straits Times Index, in partnership with the Singapore Exchange and FTSE Ltd; financial data company ShareInvestor; and the two English stations of SPH Radio - Kiss92 and ONE FM 91.3. 

The Chinese Media group publishes three Chinese newspapers  - Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao and Shin Min Daily News; the digital editions of Lianhe Zaobao and Lianhe Wanbao, four student weeklies - zbCOMMA, Thumbs Up, Thumbs Up Junior and Thumbs Up Little Junior, ZbBz Newsgazine and My Paper (Chinese section).  It also operates SPH Radio's Chinese radio station, UFM 100.3, and Focus Publishing, which produces a range of books and magazines including U-Weekly. 

SPH Magazines, SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles and has various online sites, like  hardwarezone.comherworldplus.com and luxuryinsider.com in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. 

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.

Other Businesses

Online Classified and New Media
SPH's online classified and new media initiatives include ST701, the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds (STClassifieds), sgCarmart and Streetsine; Asiaone, Stomp,omy.com and SPH Razor. 

SPH's regional joint venture online classified business, 701Search, has a number of leading online classified sites in the region.

Events and Out-of-Home Advertising
Sphere Exhibits, Sphere Conferences, Exhibits Inc and Bizlink Exhibition Services organise innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions as well as large scale conferences in Singapore and the region. SPH Buzz is a modern retail convenience chain with a network of stores around the island.

In addition, SPH also provides out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its digital out-of-home platform SPHMBO.

Education
SPH has a 22 per cent stake in preschool and enrichment provider MindChamps.

Properties
SPH REIT is a Singapore-based REIT established to invest in a portfolio of income-producing real estate primarily for retail purposes.  SPH REIT comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road and The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall in the centre of Clementi town.

The Seletar Mall, located in Sengkang, is SPH's latest retail development. 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.


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