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Radio 91.3 deejays to perform for President S R Nathan on May Day

Singapore, 30 April 2009 - Four deejays from Radio 91.3, the English station of SPH UnionWorks, will perform for President S R Nathan at the Istana Open House tomorrow (1 May 2009).

The group of deejays, comprising Jeremy Ratnam, Suzanne Walker, Gerald Koh and Cheryl Miles, will be participating in a BeatsWork samba performance to entertain visitors at the Istana in the presence of the President.

The four deejays, together with participants from other Singapore organisations, will attend a workshop earlier in the day to pick up the basics of samba beats to prepare for their live performance at the Istana.

In just a few hours, the group will be transformed into seasoned percussionists, all ready to put up an energetic and explosive 15-minute performance of pulsating rhythms.

BeatsWork, which is organised by team-building specialist Asia Ability, enables individuals who have never touched a musical instrument to play in a giant percussion band, with everyone playing their part, in time and on cue. Starting in small groups with a seasoned percussionist, teams are taught basic drumming skills with each group learning a different instrument and rhythm. As confidence and ability grows, the groups will then be brought together in preparation for a stunning performance.

The samba performance by the Radio 91.3 deejays is scheduled from 4.40pm to 4.55pm. The Istana Open House is held from 12noon to 5.30pm.

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

For more information, please contact:

Jeannie Ang
Advertising & Promotions
SPH UnionWorks
Tel: 6319 5436
Email: jeanniea@sph.com.sg

Francis Mah
Manager
Corporate Communications
Singapore Press Holdings
Tel: 6319 1028
Email: mahys@sph.com.sg

About Singapore Press Holdings (SPH)

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. It is Southeast Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.

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In Singapore, SPH publishes 17 newspaper titles in four languages. Every day, 2.9 million individuals or 79 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications. SPH also publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology.

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Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 150 million pageviews with 9 million unique visitors every month. Apart from SPH AsiaOne portal, SPH's online and new media initiatives include an online marketplace for products, services and employment, ST701; local search and directory engine, rednano.sg; Stomp (Straits Times Online Mobile Print), a portal that connects, engages and interacts with readers on the Web and via mobile phone messaging; omy, a bilingual news and interactive portal and The Straits Times RazorTV, a free access interactive webcast service offering live chat shows and video-on-demand clips.

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SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8, U and TV Mobile, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today. In the radio business, SPH has an 80 per cent stake in SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd, which operates entertainment stations Radio 100.3 FM in Mandarin and Radio 91.3 FM in English.

Outdoor Advertising

In addition, SPH has ventured into out of home (OOH) advertising through its wholly-owned subsidiary, SPH MediaBoxOffice Pte Ltd, Singapore’s largest digital OOH advertising network media company and a 35 per cent stake in TOM Outdoor Media Group, a leading outdoor advertising company in China.

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