Gardens by the Bay and Mediacorp salute Singapore’s birthday and resilient community spirit in an immersive National Day Concert special

20 July 2020 – An all-star assembly of local top talent will team up with Gardens by the Bay and Mediacorp to bring the exhilarating Gardens experience to audiences at home via the Gardens by the Bay and Mediacorp National Day Concert 2020.

The special concert is a toast to our nation’s 55th birthday, celebrating Singapore’s collective strength and steadfastness in combatting COVID-19. This collaboration between Gardens by the Bay and Mediacorp also aims to bring our communities together via an entertainment special that emphasises a shared sense of belonging.

Graced by Guest-of-Honour President Halimah Yacob and Mr Mohamed Abdullah Alhabshee and anchored by performances filmed across Gardens by the Bay at lush iconic locales such as the Supertrees, Flower Dome and Cloud Forest, the programme will premiere via Mediacorp's multiple platforms on 10 August at 8pm. Audiences can join in the jubilation from the comfort and safety of their homes.

President Halimah said: “Music can uplift the community and foster a shared sense of belonging during this challenging time. Despite COVID-19, I am glad that Gardens by the Bay and Mediacorp remain dedicated to bringing the National Day Concert to Singaporeans. I hope this year’s concert will provide some encouragement and rally our diverse communities together as one people amidst the challenges ahead.”

Felix Loh, CEO, Gardens by the Bay, said: “We received amazing support for our inaugural edition last year with a record 60,000 turnout. While the unusual situation this year has meant not being able to hold a physical concert at the Gardens, it has not stopped colleagues from both organisations from bringing our national celebrations into the hearts, minds and homes of Singaporeans. As a national garden, Gardens by the Bay not only provides a green space for rest and recreation, but also serves as a community anchor to bring people together. This sense of unity and social cohesion must continue, come what may.”

Tham Loke Kheng, CEO, Mediacorp said: “Mediacorp is delighted to showcase the diversity of our amazing local talent in a second collaboration with Gardens by the Bay. We hope this feel-good concert will bring our communities together as we celebrate Singapore’s birthday, toast to the tenacity and strength of our community heroes, and commemorate the collective achievements of our country.”

Hosted by Jean Danker, highlights from the one-hour programme include an ebullient ensemble performance of Mediacorp’s “The Light”, an upbeat ditty produced by Mediacorp as part of national efforts to combat COVID-19 starring a constellation of Mediacorp celebrities such as Jarrell Huang, JJ Neo, Desmond Tan and Felicia Chin; as well as a rousing rendition of the all-time favourite National Day song “Home” by President Halimah Yacob and Mr Mohamed Abdullah Alhabshee, who will be accompanied by performers of this year’s National Day Concert.

Audiences can also anticipate stellar performances by popular personalities such as Nathan Hartono, Taufik Batisah, Yung Raja and Inch Chua; plus side-splitting comedy acts courtesy of the inimitable Kumar, Gurmit Singh and Suhaimi Yusof. Also featured are inspirational stories of Gardens by the Bay staff who have pressed on and persevered in contributing to the community under COVID-19 conditions – serving as a reminder for all Singaporeans to stand in solidarity amidst adversity, so as to emerge even stronger as one.

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

Gardens by the Bay & Mediacorp National Day Concert 2020

Date and time of premiere: 10 August 2020, 8-9pm

Platforms

Links

Channel 5

mewatch.sg/en/channels/channel-5/316288

meWATCH

mewatch.sg/ndc2020

meWATCH YouTube

youtube.com/mewatch


Annex – Performers at Gardens by the Bay & Mediacorp National Day Concert 2020 (in alphabetical order)

1.    Daryl-Ann
2.    Desmond Tan
3.    Fang Rong
4.    Felicia Chin
5.    Gurmit Singh
6.    Inch Chua
7.    James Seah
8.    JJ Neo
9.    Kumar
10.    Liwani Izzati
11.    Nathan Hartono
12.    Richie Koh
13.    Sharon Shobana
14.    Suhaimi Yusof
15.    Taufik Batisah
16.    Yung Raja

Hi-res photos are available for download at https://bit.ly/2ZBqYEn. Please reach out if you wish to interview any of the performing artistes.

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For media queries, please contact:

Eugene Quek
Mediacorp
HP: (65) 9387 6210
Email: Eugene.Quek@mediacorp.com.sg

Alixues Chua
Gardens by the Bay
HP: (65) 9748 2252
Email: alixues.chua@gardensbythebay.com.sg

About Gardens by the Bay
An integral part of Singapore’s “City in Nature” 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