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The Straits Times IN Digital App, zbComma, Thumbs Up, Thumbs Up Junior, and Thumbs Up Little Junior will be made available on eshop from 01 April 2018.
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The Straits Times
Both the All-Digital and All-Digital + Print package will allow you four concurrent access on both iOS and Android platforms, plus one online access on desktop.
The Basic Digital package will allow you two concurrent access on both iOS and Android platforms, plus one online access on desktop.
Non-subscribers now get unlimited access to The Straits Times’ free articles. ST remains the best place to find live coverage of breaking news from Singapore, Asia and around the world. The best and most exclusive work from the ST newsroom, however, will be marked as PREMIUM articles. Premium articles include exclusive interviews and analyses, insights from ST correspondents in Asia and around the world, and award-winning multimedia offerings.
From Feb 26 2018, only subscribers get full access to Premium articles. Subscribers also get access to invite-only events and more.
Find out more about pricing and subscribing here. You may also call 6388 3838 to speak to our customer service officers.
LIANHE ZAOBAO 联合早报
The All-in-One package allows four concurrent access on both iOS and Android platforms plus one online access on desktop.
The Chinese 3-in-1 All-Digital package allows six concurrent access on both iOS and Android platforms plus one online access on desktop.
The Business Times
The Business Times All-Digital + Print Package allows you to enjoy unlimited access to The Business Times across multiple platforms.
The package consists of The Business Times print edition (Mon - Sat), The Business Times Online, Smartphone (iPhone and Android) and Tablet (iPad only) editions.
You are encouraged to subscribe to The Business Times All-Digital + Print or All-Digital package, depending on your needs. Please refer to The Business Times' price table. To subscribe to any of the above, you can either go to: www.sphsubscription.com.sg or call Customer Service Hotline: 6388 3838 or email: email@example.com. Alternatively, the iPad and iPhone apps are two individual apps that can be purchased separately via the Apple App store.
The New Paper
LIANHE WANBAO 联合晚报
SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS 新明日报
The Straits Times IN
The Straits Times IN (ST IN) is an award-winning magazine that is aimed at secondary school students and teachers.
Published every Monday during the school term, it contains local and global news round-ups, youth-themed feature articles as well as news-based English Language (EL) and Character and Citizenship Education (CCE) learning activities.
You will get a year's access to the ST IN mobile app, which includes 33 issues of ST IN magazine and 33 Monday issues of The Straits Times broadsheet.
Within the subscription period, home subscribers can also access back issues of ST IN and their corresponding ST issues that were published since Jan 2016.
The ST IN articles contain vital current affairs information that will come in very useful for their EL essay writing and oral communication spoken interaction section. The EL and CCE learning activities are also useful in honing language skills, 21st century life skills and values.
Chinese Student Publication
zbCOMMA is a Chinese student publication for secondary school students, providing them with rich news resources and materials related to daily lives. To better cater to the needs of student readers, zbCOMMA transformed from a tabloid-sized Chinese newspaper to a bi-weekly news-magazine from 2018. The digital edition of zbCOMMA is also housed under a new learning platform ZBSchools.sg. 《逗号》是针对中学生的华文刊物，提供丰富新闻和生活语料。《逗号》2018年起告别"小报"形式，转型为双周刊杂志，并推出数码版“早报校园”。除了在内容方面力求丰富、有深度且不失趣味外，革新后的《逗号》也更着重版面设计，以多元化形式呈现新闻。
Thumbs Up is a Chinese student publication for students between Primary 3-6. To help students improve their general knowledge and language abilities, complicated news material is digested to bite-sized reports in Thumbs Up to facilitate understanding. To better cater to the needs of student readers, Thumbs Up transformed from a tabloid-sized weekly newspaper to a bi-weekly news-magazine from 2018. 《大拇指》是针对小三至小六学生的学生刊物，以青少年的思维和视角呈现新闻，从而扩展学生的知识，提高他们的华文能力。《大拇指》从2018年起转型为双周刊杂志。每期32页的内容，主打深入浅出的新闻报道，辅助小学生掌握时事，丰富他们的作文和口试语料。
Thumbs Up Junior is a bi-weekly student publication targeted at Primary 1 and 2 students, providing them with interesting news and lively stories. Thumbs Up Junior also provides a rich source of verbal, reading and language practice material closely related to students' daily lives. It makes learning the Chinese language a fun and lively experience. 《小拇指》是针对小一和小二学生的双周刊学生刊物，为他们提供有趣的新闻和生动的故事。《小拇指》还提供丰富的与日常生活紧密相关的口语、阅读和语言练习材料，让华语学习生动有趣。
Thumbs Up Little Junior is a Chinese newspaper targeted at pre-school children. The publication encourages children to pick up reading habits from a young age. The 12-page full-colour newspaper is published bi-weekly and is open for home and school subscriptions. This publication is also funded by the Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism. 《小小拇指》是针对学前儿童的华文报，鼓励儿童从小养成良好的阅读习惯。这份12页的全彩色报纸每两周发布一次，开放给家庭和学校订阅。《小小拇指》也获得李光耀双语基金赞助。
ZBSchools.sg offers various news content from Thumbs Up, Thumbs Up Junior and zbComma as well as a 3 year archive practice database stocked with questions designed by MOE teachers. Built on a robust adaptive learning system, subscribers will be tested on their reading ability after they first log-in. The system will monitor their reading progress through their attempts in tackling practice questions. There are also functions such as ‘text-to-speech’ and displaying pinyin in texts. Students are able to learn in an interactive way by constantly testing their Chinese language ability. 早报校园针对中小学生，汇集了三份学生报（《逗号》《大拇指》《小拇指》）不同种类的新闻和文章，以及过去三年的练习题库。平台会先测试学生的华文能力，再根据学生的语文水平和需求，推荐适合他们阅读的文章，并附上练习题。平台上也有"文本转语音"、在文中显示汉语拼音等功能，通过不断测试学生的语文能力，让学生以互动的方式学习。
Student publications offer age centric choices for different groups of students. Students with different learning abilities can find the right fit for their needs and improve on their language abilities through extensive reading. There is also emphasis on lively and interesting layouts in all the student publications. Illustrations and comics are also used to help student readers grasp concepts better. Questions designed for different academic levels also hone student thinking skills. 首先，针对不同年龄层的学生，学生报运用不同难度的语言文字和风格来撰写新闻，让不同华文程度的学生都能对时事有所了解，拓宽他们的视野。其次，学生报的版面设计生动有趣，运用插图和漫画等形式吸引学生阅读报纸的兴趣。另外，学生报会根据新闻内容设计针对不同年龄层学生的问题，培养学生的思考能力。
Offering an array of news articles, ZBSchools.sg offer subscribers a convenient platform to access quality educational resources anytime and anywhere. The adaptive learning system can also recommend articles suitable for each individual subscriber, providing them with a customised service. User-friendly functions such as auto-segmentation, text to speech and displaying pinyin in texts will help to improve subscribers’ learning abilities, encouraging them to learn independently. 电子学习网站ZBSchools.sg能帮助学生接触和理解新闻时事，提供学生更多元和便捷的阅读选择。平台通过华文测试为学生筛选适合的文章，并附上练习题，配合“自动分词系统”、“文本转语音”、汉语拼音辅助等功能，培养学生阅读与自主学习的能力，提高学生的华文水平。此外，平台专为学生提供多媒体资讯，从而辅助学习与教学。
You can access ZBSchool.sg via the internet with electronic devices such as hand phones, tablets, laptops and so on. 用户可通过手机、平板电脑、笔记本电脑等电子设备上网浏览ZBSchools.sg。
Each student publication offers a full year's subscription. 每份学生报只限全年订阅。
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