Singapore, 15 March 2016 – Singapore Press Holdings’ citizen journalism website Stomp has launched a new video series Realife, which aims to uncover real stories as told by real people.From a local breakdancer with a troubled past to a single father who transformed his life and body for his kids to the controversial Steven Lim, Realife explores the struggles people in Singapore face and how they eventually managed to overcome them.Through the interviewees’ own words, the series lays bare life stories of individuals with interesting experiences or professions.To date, three webisodes have been produced since Realife was launched in February this year. Visit http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/category/realife to view the Realife’s webisodes. REALIFE WEBISODESFelix HuangHomegrown breakdancer and owner of Recognize StudiosLocal breakdancer Felix Huang was convicted in 2013 after a brush with the law. In the first webisode of Realife, the B-boy shares how the lessons he learnt from his time in prison had helped him in his career as an owner of a dance studio. Felix also discusses other difficulties faced, like the stigma attached to people in the arts scene and a career-threatening injury he sustained in 2010. Check out his story at http://bit.ly/1TbXPVO.Yassir KhalidOperations assistant and fitness coachYassir Khalid used to weigh 93kg and was called names like “ah pui” and “hippo” in his younger days. After he was diagnosed with hypertension, he knew he had to make a change. The 37-year-old shares how he managed to lose 13kg in a short span of 10 months and how he turned his life around to become a fitness coach. Find out more about his inspirational journey at http://bit.ly/1XSrLXS Steven LimEntertainer and artiste managerSteven Lim is a local personality that needs no introduction. The 40-year-old is infamously known for stripping to his underwear in front of national television and producing videos some would describe as distasteful. In this webisode, the quirky individual reveals how all the hate and negative comments directed at him made him cry. Steven Lim also gives Stomp a tour of his house that has been regularly featured in his controversial videos. Take a look at what the “superstar” has to say at: http://bit.ly/21JG9Ea and http://bit.ly/1R6240t.Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
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SPH's other new media initiatives include AsiaOne, Stomp, omy.sg and SPH Razor.
On an average day, 2.8 million* individuals or 68 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications in print copies or one of our digital platforms. (* Nielsen Media Index 2015, Monday-Sunday, read any SPH newspapers in print or digital format)
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SPH Buzz is a modern retail convenience chain with a network of stores around the island.
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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.
SPH’s online classifieds include the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs, FastJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds (STClassifieds,Trezo), sgCarMart and StreetSine.
SPH's regional joint venture online classified business has a number of leading online classified sites in the region.
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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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