English-language Media in Singapore

Information about the local and international English-language print and broadcast media that is available in Singapore...

There are many options for those seeking English-speaking radio and television channels, as well as print publications, when living in Singapore.

Television

  • MediaCorp is the Singapore Television company, offering a variety of channels in English. A program schedule can be found on the website
  • Channel 5 offers viewers round-the-clock English mass entertainment and information programmes
  • Channel NewsAsia: An English news channel
  • A wide variety of channels are available through StarHub cable TV and mio TV

Radio

MediaCorp offers a wide range of English-language radio programmes.

  • Class 95 FM: A popular radio station for all ages
  • Gold 90.5 FM: Classic hits; voted MediaCorp Radio's favourite English radio station
  • Lush 99.5 FM: A sensual, smooth and romantic music radio station
  • 938LIVE: Chatty radio station. Programmes range from book reviews to powerful communication tips and strange but true stories
  • 987 FM: A favourite of the young and trendy
  • BBC World Service 88.9 FM: World news and current events
  • Symphony 92.4 FM: Plays popular classics

Radio on the Internet

Increasingly, radio stations are streaming their broadcasts on the Internet. Typically Realplayer or Windows Media Player will be needed. Both can be downloaded:

Alternatively, select one of the stations below for (relatively) instant access to live radio:

Theatre and Concerts

  • Many entertainment events can be booked online, using SISTIC

Cinemas

There are many cinemas in Singapore showing all the latest movies in English. Chinese films usually have English subtitles.

Selected Newspapers

Most major publications are available online as well as in print. For a more portable digital version, apps like the Mail Plus App from the UK's Daily Mail Group allow the latest news to be read on a phone or tablet, often for much less than the cost of a subscription.

Singapore Press Holdings is the parent company of many English-language newspapers that are also available online.

Popular publications include:

  • The Straits Times: comprehensive coverage of home, Asian and world affairs, as well as sports and financial news and a weekly section on. Information Technology. It is the most widely read newspaper in Singapore
    • The Sunday Times: the Sunday edition of the Straits Times. Comprehensive news coverage in a livelier and more leisurely format
  • The Business Times: news and in-depth articles on local, regional and international business issues
  • The New Paper: Singapore's only afternoon tabloid, with extensive sports and entertainment coverage, as well as a less formal take on the news
    • The New Paper on Sunday: news features and sport as well as lifestyle sections aimed at all ages and backgrounds

Many international papers can be bought or ordered at one of the many news-stands.

Internet news

AsiaOne is the interactive media arm of Singapore Press Holdings Ltd.

You can also often read your favourite newspaper online:

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Ireland

USA

Canada

Australia

New Zealand

South Africa

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