Tuesday, January 08, 2008


Mypaper, a free weekday Chinese daily, distributed to thousands of Singaporeans, predominantly at MRT stations all over the island, in the early mornings has undergone a revamp today.

It has gone bilingual, making it the first daily in Singapore to boost of both English and Mandarin contents.

With the addition of the English coverage, the number of pages dedicated to each English and Mandarin section has not been compromised. In fact, there is even more scope of news, more sections, more pages, more advertisements and inevitably more weight, both literally and figuratively.

In fact, there are oodles of features in the newspapers that I cannot complete during my close to 45 minutes in the MRT!

Besides Mypaper, another free daily, TODAY, takes to the street every morning (except Sunday) too. Together with my daily dose of the Straits Times, the Lian He Zao Bao, TV news and online news (STOMP, The Electric New Paper), these free dailies offer an intriguing mix of news, locally and internationally from a myriad of perspectives.

It is enriching to one to read news and learn to understand things in different perspectives but the challenge will be reading time!

At the end of the day, when one is tired from a day of work, some sections of the newspapers have to be necessarily skipped in order to free more time for other personal commitments.

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