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Announcing the winners of Shin Min/ Wanbao Getai Awards 2015

 - Event also raised $168,888 for President's Challenge 2015

Singapore, 4 October 2015 --- Results of this year's Shin Min / Wanbao Getai Awards 2015 《新明/晚报歌台红星大奖颁奖礼2015 were announced tonight at an awards ceremony at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre. 

Back for the 6th year, the Awards, organised by Singapore Press Holdings' (SPH) Chinese evening newspapers Shin Min Daily News and Lianhe Wanbao, honours the best getai talents in the local entertainment scene. 

President Tony Tan Keng Yam was the Guest of Honour while Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Minister for Social and Family Development, was the Special Guest. Mr Baey Yam Keng, Parliamentary Secretary for Culture, Community and Youth, was amongst the distinguished guests. Members of Parliament Mr Seah Kian Peng and Mr Gan Thiam Poh were also present at the awards ceremony.

This year's Shin Min/ Wanbao Getai Awards was also organised for a good cause. Proceeds from the sale of tickets to the show and awards ceremony were donated to President's Challenge 2015. In addition to individual and corporate donations, the event raised a total of $168,888 for President's Challenge, which is a series of charity events to rally Singaporeans from all walks of life to help raise funds for the social service sector. 

Mr Anthony Tan, Executive Vice President of Chinese Media Group, SPH, presented the cheque to President Tony Tan Keng Yam at the awards ceremony. 

A total of 6,000 people packed the exhibition hall to catch a getai spectacular boasting colourful costumes, electrifying performances and elaborate stage designs. The art director for the show was acclaimed Singapore movie director Royston Tan whose latest movie "3688" was well received by both critics and viewers. 

Some of Singapore's most popular and talented getai artistes such as Liu Ling Ling, Jacky Chin, Hao Hao and Lee Pei Fen took turns to entertain the audiences. 

SPH's Chinese Media Group (CMG) has been a supporter of President’s Challenge since 2002. CMG has organised many community events to raise funds for President's Challenge, namely the National Treasure Hunt; Show You Care, Buy a Bear; the ZPop Charity Concert, a series of Youth Talent Concerts; Charity Gala Dinner and Charity Dance Drama. 

Last year, CMG organised two charity events for President's Challenge - Charity Fun Walk 2014 and the sale of the replicas of the Singapore panoramic artwork by British artist and autistic savant Stephen Wiltshire. 

Individual and corporate donors of President’s Challenge 2015 are as follows:1) Straco Corporation Limited 
2) Hi-P International Limited 
3) Best World International
4) Mr Robson Lee Teck Leng5) Mr Toh Soon Huat BBM
SPH, as a group, has also supported President's Challenge as a media sponsor through the years with sponsorship of advertisement space in major newspapers such as The Straits Times and Lianhe Zaobao.

The highlight for this year's Getai Awards was the special award category to recognise the contribution of getai artistes who have been in the getai scene for more than 40 years. Receiving the inaugural Contribution Award (歌台贡献奖) were Mr Wong Kee Meng (黄清元) and Ming Zhu Sisters (明珠姐妹). 

On top of the Contribution Award, there were 29 awards, divided into "Most Popular" and "Best" categories, which were given out at the awards ceremony. The 24 "Most Popular" awards were based on votes cast by readers of both evening dailies, as well as online voting. 

Apart from the "Most Popular" awards, a panel of judges, comprising SPH journalists from both Chinese evening newspapers, as well as local media industry experts, picked five winners for the "Best" category. 

The five Best Awards winners were· 最佳服装 Best Costume:刘玲玲 Liu Ling Ling
· 最佳男主持 Best Male Emcee:皓皓 Hao Hao
· 最佳女主持 Best Female Emcee:李佩芬 Lee Pei Fen
· 最佳女歌手Best Female Getai Singer:钟金玲 Zhong Jing Ling
· 最佳男歌手Best Male Getai Singer:皓皓 Hao Hao
Please see attached results of Shin Min/ Wanbao Getai Awards 2015. 



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

For more information, please contact:

Ms Magdalene Thniah
Lifestyle Feature Editor
Central Integrated Newsroom
Chinese Media Group
Singapore Press Holdings
DID: 6319 2472
Email: thniahbc@sph.com.sg

Mr Francis Mah
Senior Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings
DID: 6319 1028
Email: mahys@sph.com.sg

Ms Vanni Cheong
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR 
Singapore Press Holdings
DID: 6319 1553
Email: cvanni@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 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. 
 
Education
SPH has a 22 per cent stake in preschool and enrichment provider MindChamps.

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