Count down to Singapore’s 50th birthday at CELEBRATE SG50!

Singapore, 19 November 2014 – Count down to Singapore’s 50th year of independence at the stroke of midnight on 31 December 2014, with a star-studded ensemble of local and regional artistes featuring Rahimah Rahim, Dick Lee, Kit Chan, Sezairi, The Sam Willows and Stefanie Sun. Top acts from the region include, Malaysian singer, Dato Siti Nurhaliza and Korean boy band sensation, BIGBANG.

As part of its SG50 celebrations with the nation, MediaCorp is proud to present the nation's most anticipated countdown party of the year, “CELEBRATE SG50”, at The Float @ Marina Bay this New Year’s Eve. Celebrate SG50 is a seven-hour non-stop extravaganza showcasing the best of local pop culture over the last 50 years. No fewer than 60 local artistes from the last five decades will perform at this star-studded event, from Rahimah Rahim, Dick Lee, Ann Hussein, John Molina, Kit Chan, Sezairi, to The Sam Willows, Ebi Shankara, Fauzie Laily, Shigga Shay, Gentle Bones and Stefanie Sun. These Singaporean artistes will be joined by regional superstars Malaysia’s Dato Siti Nurhaliza and K-Pop’s BIGBANG.

Television celebrities Bryan Wong, Joanne Peh, Chua EnLai, Alaric Tay, Suhaimi Yusof, Kym Ng and 8 Dukes comprising Aloysius Pang, Desmond Tan, Jeffrey Xu, Ian Fang, Romeo Tan, Xu Bin, Zhang Zhen Huan, Shane Pow, as well as radio personalities Jean Danker, Yasminne Cheng, The Muttons comprising Justin Ang & Vernon A, will also join the party to usher in Singapore’s 50th year. 

At the stroke of midnight, a breath-taking eight-minute fireworks display will light up the Marina Bay area. This will be followed by BIGBANG’s first concert in 2015.

 

The biggest outdoor dance party will continue on The Float @ Marina Bay with deejay Tinc spinning against the spectacular views of the Singapore city skyline in the background from 1.00am to 3.00am.

MediaCorp Managing Director, TV, Bernard Lim said, “This is a show that will unite the nation as we count down together to 2015, a significant milestone in Singapore’s history. Iconic local celebrities and personalities will  rally Singaporeans together in this special island-wide celebration as we link up ‘live’ with other satellite town locations from Bishan Park, Boon Lay Place and Punggol East.  We hope to have everyone in Singapore joining us at these locations, or watching the show from their living rooms or watching wherever they are on Toggle via live streaming. For a more engaging and exciting viewing experience, Toggle Now will also carry a live feed from backstage.”

Tickets from $28 are available at all SISTIC outlets from 26 November.

Issued by Channel 5, MediaCorp

For more information/visuals, please contact:

Tina Chugani

Senior Channel Branding and Promotion Manager

Channel 5, MediaCorp

Tel:        (65) 6350 3368

Fax:       (65) 6255 6861

E-mail:  TINACHUGANI@mediacorp.com.sg

Kevin Chum

Senior Channel Branding and Promotion Manager

Channel 5, MediaCorp

Tel:        (65) 6359 7002

Fax:       (65) 6255 6861

E-mail:  kevin_chum@mediacorp.com.sg

Kue Kim Siew

Senior Channel Branding and Promotion Manager

Channel 5, MediaCorp

Tel:        (65) 6350 7001

Fax:       (65) 6255 6861

E-mail: kimsiew@mediacorp.com.sg

Sherman Yang

Senior Channel Branding and Promotion Executive

Channel 5, MediaCorp

Tel:        (65) 6350 3928

Fax:       (65) 6255 6861

E-mail: ShermanYang@mediacorp.com.sg

About MediaCorp Channel 5

Channel 5 is Singapore’s No. 1 English TV station under the MediaCorp group. It is a 24-hour general entertainment channel with a mix of local and international mass-appeal programmes.

Channel 5 has a heritage of creating highly-rated and award-winning local productions featuring Asian faces and themes, such as Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd, Incredible Tales, Red Thread, Fighting Spiders, The Noose and The Pupil.

The channel is also among the first in Asia to produce formatted versions of top-rated international game shows, like Minute To Win It,   Sasuke Singapore and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. In 2004, it launched the highly successful Singapore Idol to record-high ratings and in 2011, it launched the popular game show, Million Dollar Money Drop.

Channel 5 also telecasts acclaimed international annual events like Primetime Emmy Awards, Golden Globe Awards and Miss Universe.

Channel 5 aspires to be a respected and recognised brand in Singapore as well as in the region. It has received numerous accolades, including Asian Television Awards, New York Festival Awards and Promax International Gold Awards. It is also the Terrestrial Channel of the Year 2010 as recognized by the Asian Television Awards.

MediaCorp is Singapore’s leading media company with the most complete range of platforms, spanning television, radio, newspapers, magazines, movies, digital and out-of-home media. MediaCorp has over 50 products and brands in four languages (English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil), reaching out to all adults in Singapore every week. Winner of numerous international awards and accolades including Asian Television Awards’ Terrestrial Broadcaster of the Year, MediaCorp’s mission is to engage, entertain and enrich audiences by harnessing the power of creativity.

For more information, please visit http://sites.xinmsnent.mediacorp.sg/en/tv/channel-5.