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Singapore Travel » Singapore Information » News and Media Singapore

News and Media Singapore

Since eighteenth century media is playing a great role in declaring Singapore a developed city. It plays a great role in headlining a city. It is not facile to capture each and every incident in and around the city. Different newspapers highlight the happenings in a city in their own way by collecting all the information. The very first newspaper launched in Malay language in Singapore was Berita Harian in 1957. It was the only newspaper in that language and is written on the daily basis.

News channels and newspapers play a great role in making us aware of the things happening around us. Most of the newspapers in Singapore are written in Chinese and English language. Lianhe Zaobao is the most widely read Chinese language newspaper. Two oldest newspapers written in Chinese language merge to form this newspaper in 1983.

News and Media in Singapore adverts to media organizations and the newspapers that attained a name for themselves in the respective areas. The Singapore Media is dominated by the Singapore Press Holdings and the Media Corporation of Singapore. The Singapore media coporation runs a television channel specially meant for the commuters, the Channel News Asia (the news channel of Singapore) and also runs radio stations that are quite a few in number.

The Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) runs fifteen newspapers and periodicals that are six in number. Out of the 15 newspapers, the leading newspapers are the, The Straits Times and the Business Times. The Today newspaper published by the media corporation has also arrested the attention of the citizens of Singapore.

Widely read newspaper in Singapore

Straits Time is the most widely read newspaper by Singaporeans. It is the most widely distributed newspaper in the city. It publishes the world news. Different fields like sports, business, education and lifestyle etc. are covered by this newspaper. Each and every incident or action that contributed in growth of the city is published in this newspaper. It has separate community called The Straits Times Communities for news related to entertainment. News is also made available on the Internet by the newspaper company. The Strait Times website has won the award for “Best in Online Media” at Asia Digital Media Awards in 2012. It is the part of Singapore Press Holding Website which publishes around eighteen newspapers in four different languages on the Internet. All major news is covered by them in different fields.

“The medical centers in Singapore collect the huge revenue of around three billion US dollars every year. Singapore became the part of Formula One World Championship in 2008. Government ordered to build 3,900 new flats in three different locations. More and more people started buying property in Singapore. Alive rivers are visible from new Singapore’s wildlife park. Government organizes a competition for best application that utilizes maximum public data. The poor people in Singapore can have food directly from hawkers if common people give them some extra money. Polytechnic students in the city are working hard for fabricating social designs. President Barack Obama met Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to thank Singapore for its military cooperation.” These are some happenings of which we become acquainted through media. The important news akin to different fields are highlighted and given congruous emphasis by famous media companies.

Formula One World Championship in Singapore elated the spirits of millions of fans. The first Formula One race held in Singapore was the fifteenth race of the season. The track circuit is usually of around five kilometers and the number of lapses varies from sixty to seventy. The motor race took place at Marina Bay Street Circuit situated in Marina Bay in Singapore. Last year at Singapore, Lewis Hamilton, racing driver from Britain had started the race and Sebastian Vettel, the great German Formula One racing driver, won the race.

Singapore has gratifying economic partnership with United States. US considered it to be the outstanding partner. To have its active presence in Asia-Pacific US now wanted to rotate ships here. Recently, President of US met Singapore’s Prime Minister to thank him for military cooperation. Before Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong only two Asian leaders have visited the White House this year. US wanted to build cordial relationship with the countries in East Asia after the conflict with Afghanistan and Iraq. 
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