The Straits Times' 167th birthday featuring 4Minute
In celebration of its 167th birthday, The Straits Times (ST) will hold a carnival and concert at the newly-opened Gardens by the Bay on Sunday, July 15, as part of its efforts to deepen engagement with its readers and the community.
The carnival and concert will kick off The Straits Times Appreciates Readers (Star) outreach programme to demonstrate the newspaper's commitment to proactively engage its readers. The event will feature day-long carnival activities around the Meadows, leading up to the concert at 7pm.
The two-hour concert will feature international acts such as Jason Derulo; K-pop dance girl group 4Minute and Boys Like Girls, an American rock band from Massachusetts. Also performing will be popular Singaporean jazz flautist, Rit Xu, Singapore Idols Taufik Batisah and Hady Mirza, as well as ChildAid performers Amni Musfirah, 18, and Sophia Joe, 13.
The concert comes on the heels of changes that are taking place at The Straits Times. Its new editor, Mr Warren Fernandez, 46, is taking the paper forward with a fresh approach to growing readership and interacting with the community through new and innovative ways.
Source: The Straits Times
The Straits Times' 167th birthday
Date: 15 July 2012, Sunday
Venue: Gardens by the Bay
Organizer: The Straits Times
Tickets for the concert will go on sale in June, priced at $67 for The Straits Times readers and $75 for others.
The tickets also entitle holders to a private sundown party in August at the Universal Studios Singapore, in Resorts World Sentosa, where they can enjoy all the rides, and a goodie bag.
Readers can buy tickets in four ways:
- - By iPad: In a first for a public event here, tickets will be available via the event's interactive ads on The Straits Times on iPad.
- - Online: The event's Web app is at www.starevent.sg and is accessible on all tablets, smartphones and computers.
- - By phone: Call 6319-2368 or 6319-2087.
- - By e-mail: email@example.com