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The New Paper to become a five-day publication

Singapore, 19 December 2017 - Starting 2018, The New Paper (TNP) will become a five-day publication on weekdays as it ceases its Saturday edition. 

Since its merger with My Paper in 2016, TNP has been a free newspaper targeting professionals, executives, managers and technicians (PMETs) with news on local affairs, economy, property, business, sports and bread and butter issues. It has a daily average circulation of 300,000 copies.

Eugene Wee, editor of TNP, said:"A large percentage of our readers are PMETs who work 5-day work weeks. Furthermore, Saturday travel patterns of readers are getting more varied as people go about their weekend activities. Hence, we have decided to focus our resources on weekdays to give our readers the best of news and lifestyle stories."

The last Saturday edition of The New Paper will be on 30 December 2017. The weekday editions will continue to be available in both print and online. 

Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Co. Regn. No. 198402868E 
 
For more information, please contact: 
 
Rebecca Chee (Ms) 
Executive 
Corporate Communications & CSR 
Singapore Press Holdings Limited 
DID: 6319 1124
E-mail: rchee@sph.com.sg 

About The New Paper

Launched in 1988, The New Paper has pioneered a style of journalism in Singapore that goes for sharp news angles, and puts a human face to Singapore stories and to complicated issues of the day. In the following years, the paper built a reputation for its unique style of presenting complex issues in an easy-to-read, pop style for young and busy readers, winning multiple international awards for its stories, photos, layout design and infographics. In 2016, The New Paper became a freesheet after merging with My Paper, a free newspaper published by SPH. It now focuses on delivering news that busy professionals, executives, managers and businessmen need to know to go about their day, with coverage on the economy, jobs, property, politics, as well as sports and lifestyle content on health, travel, entertainment and food. The New Paper is currently the only free newspaper in Singapore.