Sing Sian Yer Pao Daily News
headquarters of Sing Sian Yer Pao
The S.A.B. Building, headquarters of Sing Sian Yer Pao
Typedaily newspaper
FormatPrint, online
Owner(s)Sadawut Taechaubol
Founder(s)Aw Boon Haw
  • Sing Sian Yer Pao Co., Ltd.
  • Nanfang Media Group
PresidentTommy Taechaubol[1]
Founded23 June 1950
Ceased publication1 January 2020 (as broadsheet)
Circulation90,000 (as of 1998)[2]
Sister newspapers
OCLC number68443903
Sing Sian Yer Pao
Traditional Chinese星暹日報
Simplified Chinese星暹日报
Literal meaningStar Siam Daily News

Sing Sian Yer Pao Daily News (Thai: ซิงเสียนเยอะเป้า) formerly Sing Sian Yer Pao [nb 1] is a Thai newspaper that is published in Chinese language. It was founded by millionaire Aw Boon Haw, a Chinese Hakka diaspora, as a sister newspaper of the "Star Newspapers" in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong as well as other locations. However, by ownership, they are currently not related; sister newspapers of Sing Sian Yer Pao currently is the publication by Nanfang Media Group of the People's Republic of China.

The publisher of Sing Sian Yer Pao also published Sing Thai Wan Pao (Chinese: 星泰晚报; lit. 'Star Thai Evening News') in the past.


Sing Sian Yer Pao was first published in 1950 by Eng Aun Publishing Co., Ltd. (Eng Aun is the first two words of Eng Aun Tong).[3] Since its foundation, it was owned by Aw Boon-haw and his extended family member until recent years.[citation needed]

From 1971 until 2005, the chairman of the publisher of the newspaper was Lee Aik-sim (Lee A. Santipongchai, Chinese: 李益森), husband of Aw Cheng-sin (Chinese: 胡清心 or Suri Santipongchai), the daughter of late Aw Boon-par;[4] Boon-par was the young brother of Boon Haw. Likes other business founded by Aw Boon-haw, the key positions were filled by his blood relatives and sons-in-law, which previously one of the key position was held by 胡夢洲 in 1950s to 1960s (as general manager),[nb 2] who is from Aw Boon-haw's ancestral home Yongding.[6] In the 1960s, the chairman of the publisher was Aw Kow, son of Boon-haw and cousin of Cheng-sin,[7][8] while the editor-in-chief in the 1960s was Jimmy Wu (Chinese: 吳占美),[6][9] who also served sister newspaper Sing Tao Daily in 1951.[10] It was reported that he served as the editor-in-chief in Sing Tao before his arrival to Thailand.[11][12]

Lee Aik-sim and Aw Cheng-sin were also the directors of the Thai subsidiary of Haw Par Brothers International, a listed company in 1971;[13] They resigned in January 1972,[14] after the family controlled listed company was takeover in June 1971. The Thai subsidiary was sold by the listed company in 1972. Also due to the new laws in Singapore and Malaysia regarding media ownership, the Thai edition of the "Star Newspapers", were parted away with its Singapore and Malaysia counterpart, as the latter were no longer owned by Aw family; the Hong Kong editions, such as Sing Tao Daily, was owned by Sally Aw, daughter of Aw Boon-haw since 1954, which have a bitter relationship with her Singapore-based family.

According to a periodical, in 1997 the publisher of Sing Sian Yer Pao was known as Sing Pao Limited, with Lee Aik-sim and his wife were the principal shareholders.[15] In 2005, the managing director of the publisher was their daughter (Chinese: 李坤珊).[16]

In 2010 Sadawut Taechaubol[nb 3] acquired the publisher from Lee Aik-sim.[20] The newspaper changed to use simplified Chinese characters to publish, in order to response to drop in the number of readers.[20] According to managing director and executive editor Tommy Tan in an interview, the newspaper now targets Chinese tourists and investors who are visiting Thailand.[20]

In 2013 a partnership agreement was signed with Chinese media conglomerate Nanfang Media Group [zh] (Chinese: 南方报业传媒集团) to publish the newspaper.[21]


  1. ^ also romanized as Sing Sian Yit Pao, Sing Sian Re Pao, Sing Sian Ye Pao or Sin Siam Jit Poh which depends on romanization system and dialect of Chinese language, which refer to the same Chinese proper name that consists of 4 Chinese characters; romanization using standard pinyin would be Xing Xian Ri Bao. Nevertheless Sing Sian Yer Pao was used as the proper name in its headquarters
  2. ^ 胡夢洲 also worked for Sing Ming Jih Pao in Fuzhou. "Ming" is the short form of Fujian Province. Sing Ming Jih Pao was closed down circa 1949–50.[5]
  3. ^ Sadawut Taechaubol is a Thai with Chinese diaspora. He also known as 郑芷荪. He is father of Bee Taechaubol according to news report.[17] Sadawut Taechaubol was the vice-chairman of Thai listed company Country Group Development[18] and chairman of Country Group Holdings[19]


  1. ^ "Invitation : The 2017 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders" (PDF). Cgh.listedcompany.copm. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  2. ^ Banks, Arthur S.; Muller, Thomas C., eds. (1998). Political Handbook of the World 1998 (1 ed.). Binghamton, NY: CSA Publications. p. 913. ISBN 978-1-349-149513.
  3. ^ The Siam Directory. Thailand. 1951 [circa]. p. B-38. Retrieved 11 October 2017.((cite book)): CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)
  4. ^ "Lee A. Santipongchai dies, aged 90". Bangkok Post. 5 May 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2017 – via
  5. ^ 桃之夭夭,灼灼其华——保利拍卖第33期“同一藏家”书画受青睐 保利国际会展中心 微信公众号 13 January 2016 (in Chinese)
  6. ^ a b 凌家農 (27 June 1974). "NewspaperSG - Terms and Conditions" 談泰國五家華文報. Nanyang Siang Pau (in Chinese). Singapore. Retrieved 11 October 2017 – via Singapore National Library.
  7. ^ Morais, J. Victor, ed. (1967). Who's who in Malaysia (6 ed.). Kuala Lumpur: John Victor Morais. p. 6. ISSN 0303-6928. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  8. ^ Morais, J. Victor, ed. (1969). "Who's who in Singapore". Who's who in Malaysia and Singapore (7 ed.). Kuala Lumpur: John Victor Morais. p. 5. ISSN 0083-9620. Retrieved 15 October 2017 – via State Library of Western Australia collection.
  9. ^ "NewspaperSG - Terms and Conditions" 東南亞三十報業首腦及學者雲集羣策羣力融聚研討促進華文報業發展. Nanyang Siang Pau (in Chinese). Singapore. 20 September 1966. Retrieved 11 October 2017 – via Singapore National Library.
  10. ^ "NewspaperSG - Terms and Conditions" 本報記者王旦明訪英公畢昨日返星. Nanyang Siang Pau (in Chinese). Singapore. 24 June 1951. Retrieved 11 October 2017 – via Singapore National Library.
  11. ^ "Sing Tao Newsman To Attend Festival". Singapore Tiger Standard. 16 May 1951.
  12. ^ 老報人妻險遭跳樓婦壓死. Sing Tao Daily (in Chinese). Hong Kong. 30 October 2000. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  13. ^ "The Aw family". New Nation. Singapore. 23 July 1971. Retrieved 6 October 2017 – via Singapore National Library.
  14. ^ "NewspaperSG - Terms and Conditions" 虎豹兄弟國際公司宣佈委任三位新董事繼承辭職者遺缺. Nanyang Siang Pau (in Chinese). Singapore. 12 January 1972. Retrieved 9 October 2017 – via Singapore National Library.
  15. ^ Murphy, J.L.; Walsh, D., eds. (1997). Major Companies of the Far East and Australasia 1998. Vol. 1 (14 ed.). London: Graham & Whiteside. p. 557. ISBN 1-86099-069-X. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  16. ^ 泰国现存历史最长的华文报. (in Chinese). 20 June 2005. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  17. ^ Wonderen, Door Stijn van (April 22, 2015). "Wie is Ben Taechaubol, de investeerder die dit weekend AC Milan overneemt?".
  18. ^ "Country Group Development". Archived from the original on 2014-07-08.
  19. ^ "Country Group Holdings (CGH)".
  20. ^ a b c "Don't stop the presses!". Bangkok Post. 1 September 2014. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  21. ^ Written at Bangkok. 泰《星暹日报》与中国南方报业合作签约 (in Chinese). Beijing. China News Service. 5 November 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2017.