The News Gallery (Primary School) - Activity 1
Read the passage below carefully before you attempt the quiz in the next section.
EARLY EDITIONS: Singapore’s first newspaper, Singapore Chronicle and Commercial Register, was founded in 1824. It remained the only local newspaper for more than a decade due to the Gagging Act, which banned any publication that was not approved by the authorities. To cater to the needs of different communities in Singapore, newspapers in various languages were also published. The National Library is home to a rich archive of over 200 Singapore newspaper titles published since 1827. You can explore these old editions and more at: https://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers
Nanyang Siang Pau (南洋商报): Started in 1941. The paper merged with Sin Chew Jit Poh, in 1983, to form Nanyang Xingzhou Lianhe Zaobao (later shortened to Lianhe Zaobao) and its evening edition, Lianhe Wanbao.
Tamil Murasu: Started in 1935. In 1995, the paper became part of the Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) group, and continues as a daily today.
Utusan Melayu: Started in 1939 . One of the founders was none other than Mr Yusof Bin Isyak This paper was written in Jawi script.
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