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STProperty seminar to share investment strategies for Singapore and Malaysia 2015 market with property investors

Singapore, 17 April 2015 – STProperty, Singapore Press Holdings' (SPH) trusted online property portal, will be holding a seminar and expo on 18 and 19 April 2015 at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre Level 3 to discuss trends and opportunities for HDB home owners, the latest developments on the ‘game-changing’ high speed rail connecting Singapore to Malaysia, and also the outlook of Singapore’s private residential properties.

Mr Steven Wong, Head of Marketing, Digital Division, SPH, said: "The implementation of six percent Goods & Services Tax (GST) by Malaysian government effective 1 April 2015, has not at all deterred property investors from picking up investment tips or from viewing projects by Malaysian property developers. Despite the gloomy property market outlook, responses have been overwhelming with a total of at least 700 potential investors who have signed up for this STProperty Seminar. Potential investors, property developers and industry experts can mingle and exchange knowledge on current market trends and overcoming challenges.”

The seminar entitled “Strategies to Capitalise on Opportunities and Avoid Pitfalls in Property Market 2015” will feature nine distinguished speakers who are industry experts. 

The speakers for the first day are Eugene Lim, Key Executive Officer of ERA Realty Network; Alfred Chia, CEO of SingCapital Pte Ltd; David Poh, CEO of Asia Wisdom Group; Ho Chin Soon and Ishmael Ho, Chairman and CEO of Ho Chin Soon Sdn Bhd respectively. 

Taking the stage on the second day are Donald Han, Managing Director of Chesterton Singapore Pte Ltd; Siva Shanker, President of Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents; Patrick Tan, Advocate & Solicitor, Founder and CEO of Fortis Law Corporation, and Nicholas Mak, Executive Director and Head of Research & Consultancy of SLP International. 

Tay Kah Poh, Executive Director of Knight Frank will moderate the panel discussion for both days.

Taking place simultaneously is the STProperty Expo, where property investors can get access to the latest Malaysian projects by established property developers under one roof. Some of the property developers include Mah Sing Group and One Medini Sdn Bhd. 

STProperty is also offering the STProperty Invest Rebate worth RM4,888 for the first nine properties purchased during the event.


For more information, please visit www.STProperty.sg/Event.



Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
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For more information, please contact:


Ms Sharmiela Shahalam
Assistant Marketing & Communications Manager
Digital Division 
Singapore Press Holdings 
DID: 6319-2749
E-mail: sharms@sph.com.sg

Mr Adrian Cheong
Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings 
DID: 6319 2261

E-mail:
 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.

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.

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