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BT trio win top prize at Hyper Haze Hack 2015

SINGAPORE, 14 October 2015 - Ms Kexin Yu, Mr Ravi Gandhi and Mr Quah Kok Kiong of Singapore Press Holdings' (SPH) financial daily The Business Times have won the top prize at the Hyper Haze Hack 2015. The trio, together with two students from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and National University of Singapore (NUS), as well as an independent business consultant, came up with an app idea to give people practical health advice based on air quality. 

The app, called Hazero, tracks the user's location and provides the spot PSI reading of that particular area. It also provides personalised notification and health advice based on the user's age and health condition.

The one-day hackathon, held at Google Singapore's auditorium on 13 October, brought together developers, bloggers, environmental organisations, students and media associations and challenged them to develop solutions or apps that will enhance citizen's responses to the haze.

Mr Wong Wei Kong, Executive Editor, The Business Times, said: "We're really proud that Kexin, Ravi and Kok Kiong were part of a winning team which took on the competition and came up tops. It's also great to have such ability within the newsroom." 

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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.

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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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Online Classifieds
SPH's online classifieds include ST701, the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds 
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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. 
 
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SPH has a 22 per cent stake in preschool and enrichment provider MindChamps.

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