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Lianhe Wanbao and launch Apple Watch applications

Singapore, 26 August 2015 - Chinese evening daily Lianhe Wanbao and the bilingual news and entertainment website of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) have launched their respective mobile applications for Apple Watch, allowing users easy access to the latest news while on the go. 

Lianhe Wanbao is the first Chinese evening daily in Singapore to launch an iPhone mobile app which is now available on Apple Watch. iPhone users who pair the app with the Apple Watch will receive notifications to access the latest local, world and entertainment news stories. is the first bilingual news website in Singapore to launch two apps for the Apple Watch. The two apps are omy News and omy Showbiz. 

With the two new apps, users can now receive breaking news, entertainment and lifestyle stories via notifications on their Apple Watch. They can scroll and scan through the latest headlines or bookmark the news stories in their app for reading on their mobile device at a convenient time.

New users can now download the Lianhe Wanbao, omy News and omy Showbiz apps for free from the App Store. For current iPhone users of Lianhe Wanbao and apps, they will need to upgrade their iPhone apps to the latest version in order for them to enjoy full access to the Apple Watch app functions. 

With the launch of the Lianhe Wanbao, omy News and omy Showbiz apps on Apple Watch, all digital apps developed by SPH's Chinese Media Group are now available on Apple Watch. 

SPH's flagship Chinese newspaper Lianhe Zaobao had recently launched its mobile app for Apple Watch in July. 

Please see attached photos of the Lianhe Wanbao and Apple Watch apps. 

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For more information, please contact:

Ms Pung Koon King
Associate Editor
Lianhe Wanbao
Chinese Media Group
Singapore Press Holdings
Tel: 6319 2437

Mr Han Weiding
Chinese Media Group
Singapore Press Holdings
Tel: 6319 2390

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


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.

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 

SPH's other new media initiatives include AsiaOne, Stomp, and SPH Razor. 

SPH Magazines, SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles and has various online sites, like and 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.

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 Classifieds
SPH's online classifieds 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 classifieds business has a number of leading online classifieds 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. 
SPH has a 22 per cent stake in preschool and enrichment provider MindChamps.

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