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Lianhe Zaobao launches keepsake e-book remembering the passing of Mr Lee Kuan Yew

Singapore, 22 May 2015 – Lianhe Zaobao, the Chinese flagship newspaper of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), launches a Chinese language e-book “Dian Cang Guang Yao”(典藏光耀,Lee Kuan Yew – Final Farewell), a keepsake edition of the best news coverage in Lianhe Zaobao during the mourning period of Singapore’s Founding Prime Minister Mr Lee Kuan Yew. 
 
The content of this 52-page interactive e-book is specially curated from Zaobao’s print and digital platforms. It includes essays, interviews, video clips and a picture collection comprising more than 100 photographs, some of which have never been published before. 

The e-book also includes commentaries written by former Member of Parliament, Mr Goh Choon Kang and many experienced Lianhe Zaobao journalists. 


Articles written by Education Minister Mr Heng Swee Keat (“Mr Lee’s Red Box”) and Dr Lee Wei Ling, as well as an excerpt of the 2013 video interview with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on his father are also included. 

Mr Goh Sin Teck, Editor of Lianhe Zaobao, said: "The passing of Mr Lee marks the end of an era and the national mourning of Mr Lee has formed part of Singaporean’s collective memory. This special collection of essays, photo spreads and commentaries helps to capture emotions and memories of the week following 23 March. It is also a keepsake of history for us as journalists.”

Ms Han Yong May, Associate Editor cum News Editor of Lianhe Zaobao, said: “Zaobao published a special 16-page print edition as a tribute to Mr Lee on the day of his passing. Many readers have requested us to do a special commemorative edition that they could keep. This e-book is our attempt at a collection that encapsulates the outpouring of respect, gratitude and emotions of Singaporeans during the national mourning that will not turn yellow
 with time.”

This e-book, made possible by the sponsorship of Temasek Holdings, is free for download on iPad and Android tablet. 

To download:
1. iPad: Go to Apple App store and type “dian-cang-guang-yao” to search for the e-book. Download it onto your iPad.
2. Android tablet: Go to Google Play store and type “zaobao.lky” to search fror the e-book. Download it onto your tablet.

The app is designed to work on iPad devices running on iOS 6 and above. Users are advised to use a Wi-Fi connection to download the app due to its file size (272MB). It may take up to 6 minutes to complete the download.

Attached are the QR codes for the Android and iPad app, and the media release in Chinese.

 

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For more information, please contact:

Ms Roseline Yew Guey Er
Associate Online Editor
Lianhe Zaobao
Chinese Media Group
Singapore Press Holdings
Tel: 6319 2495
Email: yewge@sph.com.sg

Mr Francis Mah
Senior Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
Tel: 6319 1028

Email: mahys@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's other new media initiatives include Asiaone, Stomp, omy.com and SPH Razor. 

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. It has also invested in digital newsstand Magzter.

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

SPH Buzz is a modern retail convenience chain with a network of stores around the island.

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.

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.


Other Businesses


Online Classified

SPH's online classified include ST701, the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds (STClassifieds), sgCarmart and Streetsine.

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


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


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