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Catch performances by local stars at the Gardens by the Bay and Mediacorp National Day concert

The hour-long show to celebrate Singapore's 56th birthday will feature Rebecca Lim, Shabir, Gavin Teo and Chen Yixin, among other artistes. Catch it on Aug 9 at 8pm on Channel 5 and other Mediacorp platforms.

Catch performances by local stars at the Gardens by the Bay and Mediacorp National Day concert

Rebecca Lim presenting an Aranda ‘Gardens by the Bay’ orchid to President Halimah Yacob and Mr Mohamed Abdullah Alhabshee during the recording of the Gardens by the Bay and Mediacorp National Day Concert. (Photo: Mediacorp)

Wondering what to do now that the National Day Parade has been postponed? Not to worry, you can still catch this year's Gardens by the Bay and Mediacorp National Day Concert on Mediacorp’s multiple platforms on Aug 9 at 8pm.

The show will be set against the lush greenery of Gardens by the Bay, and performances by local artistes will take place amid the Supertree Grove, Flower Dome, Cloud Forest, Floral Fantasy and outdoor gardens. 

Even better, it features a cameo by a family of otters at Marina Bay.

Hosted by Class 95 DJ Jean Danker, the hour-long show – now in its third year – will see a special segment by Mediacorp actress Rebecca Lim, who's performing a rendition of Corrine May’s Song For Singapore. 

The segment will also include a special National Day greeting by President Halimah Yacob, who is the guest of honour at this year's event. 

You can also catch popular couple Gavin Teo and Chen Yixin singing Crowd Lu’s song, You Complete Me, at the Dragonfly Lake. 

And look out for Shabir’s catchy tune, Singai Naadu Redux, along with his exuberant dance moves performed amid the Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom exhibition glass sculptures in the Gardens.

Interspersed with the performances will be inspirational stories of individuals and organisations who are making a positive impact in the community and contributing to a green and sustainable living environment, such as the team from social enterprise, The Social Kitchen, and seniors from social service agency, Brahm Centre.

“In spite of challenges brought on by the pandemic, Gardens by the Bay and Mediacorp have sought to connect Singaporeans through engaging programmes such as the National Day Concert,” President Halimah said in a statement.

“I hope this year’s concert, with its forward-looking theme, will continue to rally our nation and encourage all of us to stay strong, united, and push ahead together towards a better future,” she added.

Mediacorp CEO Tham Loke Kheng said: “Mediacorp is delighted to celebrate Singapore’s birthday for the third time with Gardens by the Bay. This collaborative effort showcasing our local creative talent and the beauty of Gardens by the Bay is our homage to Singapore, and to fellow Singaporeans.”

Catch the Gardens by the Bay and Mediacorp National Day Concert 2021 on Aug 9 at 8pm on Channel 5, meWATCH and Mediacorp Entertainment YouTube. For more information, head here

Source: CNA/sr
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