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SPH brings festive cheer to underprivileged children

Singapore, 5 December, 2017 -  Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) invited more than 100 beneficiaries from Care Community Services Society (CARE Kids), Beyond Social Services (Jalan Bukit Ho Swee), and Life Community Services Society - Mighty Kids, Families and Community to its annual year end party today. 

The lunchtime party at SPH News Centre Auditorium was organised in conjunction with Boys' Brigade Share-A-Gift Project which SPH has supported for the 12th consecutive year. 

This year, about 300 wishes from 12 charities were adopted and fulfilled by management and staff, with the total value of the contributions amounting to about $20,000. 

SPH staff volunteers engaged the children by playing games, treating them to buffet lunch, and distributing Christmas presents. 

Mr Desmond Koh, Executive Director of The Boys’ Brigade, said: “The generous contributions by organisations and members of the public have helped The Boys’ Brigade make a difference to the lives of many beneficiaries. We are grateful to SPH for their continuous support and contributions these 12 years, adopting wishes and bringing Christmas joy to the beneficiaries through a year-end party. We look forward to partner with more organisations to spread the spirit of caring and sharing.”

Besides this meaningful event, SPH, SPH Foundation and SPH's various products and business groups are also actively involved in community and charity projects throughout the year. 

Business units across SPH took part in the "Adopt a Charity" scheme initiated by the SPH Staff Volunteers Club, led by the Corporate Communications & CSR Division with support by the Human Resources Division. This is in addition to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund, The Business Times Budding Artists Fund, and the Chinese Media Group's annual support of President's Challenge.

For the "Adopt-a-Charity" scheme, each business unit is given an annual funding of $600 to offset its expenses when planning activities for its adopted charity. SPH also gives staff involved two half days a year to be involved in the charitable activities. Various divisions would organise their own activities or charity outings for their adopted charities. 

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Singapore Press Holdings
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Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings
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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 (EMTM) comprises the print and digital operations of The Straits Times, The Business Times, The New Paper, Berita Harian, Tamil Murasu, tabla! and their respective student publications. It also includes subsidiaries 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-Russell Ltd; financial data company ShareInvestor; the two English stations of SPH Radio - Kiss92 and ONE FM 91.3, andSPH Golf (including SPH Pacom Ltd).

The Chinese Media group (CMG) publishes three Chinese newspapers in print and digital format - Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao and Shin Min Daily News; four student weeklies - zbCOMMA, Thumbs Up, Thumbs Up Junior and Thumbs Up Little Junior, and ZBBZ Newsgazine. It also operates SPH Radio's Chinese radio station, UFM100.3, and Focus Publishing, which produces a range of books and magazines including U-Weekly. 

SPH's other digital media initiatives include AsiaOne, Stomp, and

On an average day, 2.5 million* individuals or 59 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 2016, Monday-Sunday, read any SPH newspapers in print or digital format)

SPH Magazines, SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, publishes and produces about 80 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 options where it manages large format screens and static billboards at key locations in the Central Business District, Orchard Road, City Fringe as well as major heartland hubs.

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


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 classifieds include the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs, FastJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds (STClassifieds), sgCarMart and StreetSine. SPH's regional joint venture online classified business 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.

SPH owns Orange Valley which operates nursing homes.

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

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