The Straits Times Pte Ltd moved to its own permanent purpose-built premises at Cecil Street, Singapore.


Alexander William Still was appointed the Straits Times Editor. Under him, the Straits Times earned a reputation as “The Thunderer of the East” with circulation figures of 5,000 a day.


George William Seabridge, who took over from Alexander William Still, increased the size of the paper to 24 pages, changed the format, and enlivened it with pictures, cartoons and caricatures. This was possible with the introduction of two Duplex presses. The presses could fold two eight-page newspapers sections at 5,000 copies an hour.

The Straits Times Press opened an office in London for editorial and advertising services.


In March, The Straits Times Press Pte Ltd opened its first office in Federated Malay States (FMS) at Market Square, Java Street (now Jalan Tun Perak), Kuala Lumpur.

The Straits Times copies were carried by mail train for distribution in Kuala Lumpur and Penang.