As a loyal reader of The New Paper, Mr Chan Ju Vee would pop into a 7-Eleven outlet every weekday morning to pick up a copy on his way to work.
From tomorrow, the TNP reader of seven years will find it even more convenient to get his copy, which will be free for the first time since free copies were given out on TNP's first day on July 26, 1988.
TNP is being merged with My Paper and will become a free morning newspaper from tomorrow.
Mr Chan, 30, a workshop executive, will be able to pick up the paper at Lakeside MRT station, read it on his short six-minute train ride to Joo Koon station and save it for a more thorough read later.
He is considering making a subscription to the new TNP and especially likes reading the sports section. "I hope TNP keeps its human interest stories and entertaining news," he said.
The new TNP will provide more of the news that matters, for free.
From Mondays to Fridays at 7am to 9am, readers can pick up a free copy at 49 MRT stations, including Raffles Place, City Hall and Orchard. The lunch crowd can also get a copy from 11.30am to 1.30pm at areas such as Raffles Courtyard, City Hall and Tanjong Pagar Plaza.
It will also be distributed at selected malls such as Plaza Singapura, Paragon and Centrepoint, as well as other locations such as cafes, offices, country clubs, libraries, premium bus services, airline lounges and hospitals.
On Saturdays, TNP will be distributed at 31 MRT stations from 11.30am to 1.30pm.
The paper will also be available free online at tnp.sg
It will create content catered to professionals, managers, executives and businessmen (PMEBs).
TNP has struck new deals with advertisers, one of which is Owl Coffee, which did a charity drive with TNP for five years. Owl Coffee will give away hundreds of goodie bags tomorrow morning to TNP readers at Raffles Place MRT station.
Owl International assistant general manager Joie Wong said: "Working with TNP is certainly a win-win proposition. TNP helps us to reach out to the PMEBs."
Seasonal Salad Bar, which will also be working with TNP, said: "We are excited and honoured to be part of TNP's new phase of growth."
Readers can have the new free TNP delivered to their homes.
Existing subscribers of other Singapore Press Holdings publications need to pay only a nominal handling fee of $4 a month. Others have to pay the handling fee as well as a delivery fee of $3 for HDB flats, $4 for condominiums or apartments, and $5 for landed property.
For home delivery, please call the subscription hotline on 6319-8878 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org