Gardens by the Bay and Mediacorp salute Singapore at inaugural concert over National Day weekend

Singapore, 15 July 2019 – Mark your calendars for 10 and 11 August 2019 and stand up for Singapore during a rousing weekend of patriotic pride with friends and family at the first-ever – and free – Gardens by the Bay & Mediacorp National Day Concert.

Themed “Our SG, Our Celebration”, this collaboration between Gardens by the Bay and Mediacorp aims to bring Singaporeans together to toast our nation’s birthday through a two-day celebratory concert and carnival that emphasise a shared sense of belonging. 

The celebratory activities will be held at The Meadow at Gardens by the Bay from 4pm on both days over the National Day weekend. Expect an exhilarating plethora of performances headlined by “Home” chanteuse Kit Chan and singer-songwriter Dick Lee, with hosting duties sorted by DJs Jean Danker, Kun Hua, Farhana M Noor and Eswari Gunasagar. Stepping onto the national stage will also be up-and-coming Singaporean singer-songwriter Jasmine Sokko.  

The jubilant and jam-packed concert has been curated to appeal to an array of audiences, with more than 25 participating personalities ranging from rising newcomers to respected veterans. The programme for 10 August will be anchored by beloved icons of Singaporean pop the likes of Kit Chan, Dick Lee and Rahimah Rahim, and also features a multi-cultural medley of performances by winners gleaned from Mediacorp’s music reality shows in multi-languages – think SPOP Sing! 2018 winner Jarrell Huang; Vasantham Star winners Nandhitha Gurunath and Swathi Suresh; GeTai Challenge winner Desmond Ng; plus special appearances by Star Search 2019 contestants on 10 August 2019. 

Meanwhile, the electrifying line-up for 11 August promises to be a stalwart showcase of next-generation performers such as the aforementioned Jasmine Sokko, as well as South Korea-based and Singapore-born singer Gen Neo; Mandopop band AL4HA; and powerhouse vocalist Aisyah Aziz (refer to Annex 1 for the full list of performers).

Felix Loh, CEO, Gardens by the Bay said: “This two-day concert over the National Day weekend is our way of giving back to Singaporeans, whose support have made Gardens by the Bay what it is today. By partnering another local icon, Mediacorp, we hope to celebrate this bicentennial year with an exciting line-up of celebrity performances amidst our beautiful green space.”

Tham Loke Kheng, CEO, Mediacorp said: “The Gardens by the Bay & Mediacorp National Day Concert is a gift to the nation from two Singaporean organisations united by an essential purpose to serve the community. We have created this very special event for everyone in Singapore to come together and celebrate, enjoy the performances by our amazing local talent on the gorgeous gathering grounds of Gardens by the Bay, and commemorate the collective achievements of our country.”

Main performances from 6.30pm aside, there will be family-friendly fringe activities from 4pm. Revelers at The Meadow at Gardens by the Bay can also catch live broadcasts by radio DJs from GOLD 905, CLASS 95 and 987 at the mobile Mediacorp broadcasting booth, as well as meet SPOP Sing! 2018 contestants and the cast of hit Mediacorp shows like Fried Rice Paradise – The Drama Series and KIN within the same vicinity. 

Finally, refuel and recharge by sampling scrumptious bites and beverages on sale at the food trucks dotted around The Meadow at Gardens by the Bay (refer to Annex 2 for the full list of fringe activities and F&B options).

For more information, visit www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/nationaldayconcert.

Admission to the Gardens by the Bay & Mediacorp National Day Concert on 10 and 11 August 2019 is free. Receive door gifts consisting of complimentary potted plants by Gardens by the Bay, while stocks last. Special goodie bags are also available for members of NTUC and SAFRA. Gardens by the Bay’s partners People’s Association, NTUC, SAFRA, as well as Centre for Fathering & DADs for Life will be joining in the celebration.

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Annex 1 – List of performers at the Gardens by the Bay & Mediacorp National Day Concert 

Performers for 10 August 2019

 Performers for 11 August 2019

1

Kit Chan

1

Jasmine Sokko

2

Dick Lee

2

Gen Neo

3

Rahimah Rahim

3

Kumar

4

Li Fei Hui

4

Aisyah Aziz

5

Shabir

5

Bonnie Loo

6

Cast of Fried Rice Paradise - The Drama Series

6

Suthashini

7

SPOP Sing! winner Jarrell Huang 

7

Jacky Ng

8

SPOP Sing! runner-Up Daryl-Ann

8

AL4HA with Desmond Ng

9

Mei Gui

9

Sufi Rashid

10

GeTai Challenge winner Desmond Ng

10

Dru Chen

11

Vasantham Star winners Nandhitha Gurunath and Swathi Suresh

11

Disco Hue

12

Mediacorp Young Talents Project 2019 winners

12

Fakkah Fuzz

13

Anugerah winner Mohd Shahfiq

14

MICappella

 

Annex 2 – List of fringe activities from 4pm on 10 and 11 August 2019

Fringe activities

Radio broadcasts and promotions 

10 August 2019, 4pm to 6.30pm: CLASS 95 and GOLD 905 will be broadcasting live from the mobile Mediacorp booth. Revelers can look forward to fan engagement and contest giveaways by DJs from CAPITAL 958, Warna 942, CNA938, LOVE 972, GOLD 905 and Oli 968. The DJs will also be hosting public meet-and-greet sessions with selected cast members and contestants from Mediacorp dramas and reality competitions such as the upcoming English drama 128 Circle, Fried Rice Paradise - The Drama Series and Star Search 2019. 

11 August 2019, 4pm to 6.30pm: 987 will be broadcasting live from the mobile Mediacorp booth. Expect fan engagement and contest giveaways by DJs from 987, CLASS 95, YES 933 and Ria 897. The DJs will also be hosting public meet-and-greet sessions with selected cast members and contestants from Mediacorp dramas and reality competitions like SPOP Sing! 2018, Cheerific, KIN and Fried Rice Paradise - The Drama Series. 

“Charge Up” zone

10 and 11 August 2019, from 4pm: Visitors to this zone will be invited to download the Toggle or MeRadio app. To sweeten the deal, the first 1,000 will cop complimentary ice-cream to beat the heat while juicing up their mobile devices at the free charging stations located within the zone.  

Family activities

10 and 11 August 2019, from 4pm: Tents erected around The Meadow at Gardens by the Bay will hold family-friendly activities, including Instagrammable temporary tattoo, face-painting, balloon sculpting and sand-art workshops, plus an instant photo booth to capture memories with your loved ones. The young and young-at-heart can also entertain themselves in an enormous 20-metre-long inflatable playground courtesy of SAFRA.

Screenings

10 & 11 August 2019, from 5pm to 6pm: Catch a special screening of Fried Rice Paradise - The Drama Series at The Meadow at Gardens by the Bay.

Food and beverages

10 and 11 August 2019, from 4pm: Concert-goers can line their tummies with snacks and drinks from food trucks and pop-up booths stationed around The Meadow at Gardens by the Bay. These pit-stops will be manned by cafe joints like Good Burgers, Coffee Bandits, The Halal Food Truck, Sofnade and Coolman Drink Fresh, among others.

 

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Media contacts:

Mediacorp
Eugene Quek
Communications Specialist
Tel.: +65 6359 7450
Email: Eugene.Quek@mediacorp.com.sg

Gardens by the Bay
Jeanine Tan
Public Relations
Tel: +65 6636 2028
Email: jeanine.tan@gardensbythebay.com.sg

About Gardens by the Bay
An integral part of Singapore’s “City in a Garden” vision, Gardens by the Bay is a national garden and premier horticultural attraction that showcases the best of garden and floral artistry for all to enjoy. Spanning 101 hectares in the heart of Singapore’s downtown Marina Bay, it comprises three waterfront gardens – Bay South, Bay East, and Bay Central. Bay South, the largest at 54 hectares, officially opened on 29 June 2012.

Guided by the vision to be a world of gardens for all to own, enjoy and cherish, the Gardens’ extensive plant collection, ever-changing floral displays, and myriad of engaging programmes have captured the imagination of many, while its Gift of Gardens community initiative, with President of the Republic of Singapore Madam Halimah Yacob as Patron, reaches out to people from all walks of life.

Since opening, Gardens by the Bay has welcomed more than 50 million visitors and garnered numerous international awards including Best Attraction Experience in the Singapore Tourism Awards 2019 and ASEAN Sustainable Tourism Award presented by ASEAN Tourism in 2018. The Gardens continues to refresh and refine its offerings, to be a place that everyone can enjoy – a garden where wonder blooms.

For more information, visit www.gardensbythebay.com.sg.

About Mediacorp
Mediacorp is Singapore’s largest content creator and national media network, operating six TV channels, 11 radio stations and multiple digital platforms including CNA, Singapore's most used news app, and Toggle, its digital video platform. Its mission is to engage, entertain and enrich audiences by harnessing the power of creativity.

Mediacorp pioneered the development of Singapore’s broadcasting industry, with radio broadcast in 1936 and television broadcast in 1963. Today, it reaches 98% of Singaporeans in four languages and has a growing Asian audience base through CNA as well as entertainment content that is distributed across markets in the region.

The Mediacorp Partner Network brings Mediacorp together with industry-leading brands like ESPN, Edipresse Media, 99.co and VICE to deliver rich content for consumers and effective solutions for advertisers.

Mediacorp is the recipient of industry accolades including New York Festivals, World Media Festivals, PromaxBDA (World and Asia) and Asian Academy Creative Awards.

For more information, please visit mediacorp.sg.