SINGAPORE - Shin Min Daily News (Shin Min) celebrated its 50th anniversary on Thursday (April 6) onboard Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas.
Some 250 guests enjoyed an afternoon of celebration that included a video showcasing Shin Min's history and a performance featuring well-loved Chinese songs.
Shin Min is the evening daily in the Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) family.
Another highlight of the celebration was a SM50 dish served during lunch. Specially prepared by chef Austen Ong and celebrity Moses Lim, the dish incorporated 50 ingredients to commemorate Shin Min's journey.
Guest of Honour, Mr Chee Hong Tat, Minister of State for Communications and Information, and Health said: "I hope Shin Min will continue to be close to the people, hear their voice and reflect their concerns."
Mr Chee launched a special commemorative book which documents the paper's milestones over the past five decades. The celebration culminated in a cake cutting ceremony and champagne toasting.
Editor Choo Chee Wee thanked readers for their support and emphasised the paper's dedication to producing quality news.
"As a 'lifestyle' brand that has set roots locally for 50 years, Shin Min has always catered to the wider community and we will not change our core value of making their voices heard."
"Our main challenges and responsibilities are to continue working hard to break new ground, creating a reading experience and business values that progress with the times," added Mr Choo.
There will be a series of year-long activities to commemorate the newspaper's golden jubilee, including a cruise for over 300 readers from April 6 to 10.
An SM50 Exhibition, featuring significant headlines and stories over the last 50 years, will be held at heartland malls and the Singapore Book Fair in June.
Other events include an exclusive fine-dining experience for readers, an arm-wrestling competition and Getai Awards.