This collection of digitized newspapers from National University of Singapore Libraries contains the following titles:
- Cheng Nam Jit Poh
(1913-1920) The aims and emphasis of the paper varied from period to period. Initially, it gave special emphasis on political support to the China Government; then it published more literary works. On the final stage the paper carried more articles on education, business and social issues.
- Chong Shing Yit Pao
(1907-1910) This paper was the organ of the Tung Meng Hui based in Singapore.
- Jit Shin Pau
(1899-1901) This paper succeeded the Sing Po, but it had a different outlook and appearance.
- Lat Pau
(1887-1932) Lat Pau is an invaluable historical source for research into pre-war Singapore as well as Chinese overseas during that period.
- The Sin Kuo Min Press
(1919-1933) This paper is one of the most influential official newspapers and journals published by the Kuomintang in cities where many Overseas Chinese were residing. It is an invaluable historical source for the study of modern Chinese revolution and Chinese Overseas during that period of time.
- Sing Po
(1890-1898) This paper was primarily a commercial venture and its news reporting style was largely paralleled to that of the Lat Pau, but some of its editorials provide more radical comments on social issues.
- The Sun-Poo
(1909-1910) Founded by a group of Chinese revolutionaries, it appeared in the morning while all other Chinese papers came out in the afternoon.
- The Union Times
(1908-1946) This paper was the organ of the pro-loyalist Chinese group in Singapore. It had the largest circulation in Singapore and was the most influential one.
- Thien Nan Shin Pao
(1898-1905) This paper devoted quite a lot of space to news and views and on the whole it was a great contrast to the kind of reports that had appeared in the Lat Pau and Sing Po columns.
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Pre-war Singapore Chinese newspapers
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