No, it has not been unshackled, it is just no longer for sale. A free copy can be picked up from train stations in Singapore every morning.
It has been merged with another free Metro daily, My Paper, also owned by the Singapore Press Holdings Group which publishes The Straits Times.
The New Paper may now be putting the other metro freebie, Today, under pressure.
It’s all good news for readers . But for staff of the newspapers? Salaries may drop if they survive job cuts.