Do you think the Straits Times (ST) newspaper is worth $1.10 and $1.20 for Saturday’s copy?
For me, I find the quality of ST as a respected newspaper for current affairs local and global has declined drastically. Nowadays, I find very few newsworthy reports and articles to read. Domestic news is important but there is not enough of it. Instead there are pages and pages of sports news.
The ST pads up the daily newspaper by having sections and supplements like property, motoring, recruit , scholarships …etc catering to sectors of society but we seniors must also pay for them.
Last Wednesday (May 25) there was a supplement entitled “The doctor is in”. I read the articles on the various afflictions and their cure including beauty treatment before realizing the write-ups were supporting the advertisements of products and services appearing on the same pages. I felt cheated by ST.
If not for the obituary pages, I would have given up buying the ST last year.