SINGAPORE - Straits Times reader Lim Jin Siew is $10,000 richer after clinching one of the top prizes at a Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) lucky draw yesterday.
The 39-year-old business development manager could not believe his luck when he was told last Wednesday he had won one of the top three prizes. At a special draw at SPH News Centre yesterday, Mr Lim and two other lucky readers were invited to select their prizes at random from three boxes.
Mr Lim walked away with $10,000 in a savings account with State Bank of India. "I'm going to give it to my wife, and let her decide what she wants to do with it," he said.
A subscriber to The Straits Times for over six years, Mr Lim said they might go on holiday next month as his wife of 10 years has been wanting to visit a farmstay in Taiwan.
Ms Mathilda Chow, 52, won a five-night cruise for two to Penang, Phuket and Malacca with $300 dining credit on Star Cruises' SuperStar Virgo. A Straits Times subscriber of more than 10 years, Ms Chow said she and her husband might take the cruise in November for their 26th wedding anniversary.
Lianhe Zaobao subscriber Gong Yansong, 45, landed an 18-carat white gold tanzanite and diamond pendant with a bonus tanzanite ring, courtesy of Diamond Industries. He plans to give them to his wife.
The SPH Lucky 30 Draw was one of several activities to mark SPH's 30th anniversary. A total of 31,583 contestants took part in the draw to win 30 attractive prizes worth over $88,000. The 30 winners were picked via an electronic draw last Wednesday.
The results will be announced in advertisements in The Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao, Berita Harian and Tamil Murasu today.
Further activities to mark SPH's 30 years will include subscription deals in July and anniversary offers in August. Details will be revealed soon.
This article was first published on May 27, 2014.
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