Published on: 22-Jul-2014
Organised by NTU students, the charity fiesta on 16 August raises funds for needy ITE students
Some of MediaCorp's hottest young artistes, including Ian Fang, Rebecca Lim and her fellow new cast members of Mata-Mata’s Season 2, Julie Tan, Ya Hui, Zhang Zhen Huan, Jayley Woo, Tracy Lee and Farisha Ishak will be participating in Nanyang Technological University’s extravaganza at the Padang next month.
They will be joined by household names Chua Enlai who will appear in character as The Noose’s Pornsak & Esmond Wan, Pan Ling Ling, Cynthia Koh and Priscelia Chan. Hosting the free concert from 7 pm to 9 pm are 987FM’s radio deejays Gerald Koh (better known as Boy Thunder) and Kimberly Wang.
Organised by NTU students, NTU Fest marks the start of the University’s new academic year and aims to raise money for an endowment fund in aid of needy students from the Institute of Technical Education (ITE). The event on August 16 is open to the public and admission is free.
Deputy Chief Executive Officer Mr Chang Long Jong said, “MediaCorp is proud to be part of this meaningful initiative by NTU students. As an organisation, MediaCorp has its own Corporate Social Responsibility programme that focuses on helping the Elderly and Youth-At-Risk. NTU Fest is yet another way and certainly a fun avenue for our artistes to make a difference to society, while reaching out to their many ardent fans and the public.”
NTU Fest’s organising chairperson Ms Wu Guo Yi, a final-year chemistry student, said, “The NTU Fest is really turning out to be an all-star event that will appeal to everyone. With more than two dozen Singaporean and Korean pop stars coming together, concert-goers will be in for a mega-treat! It's amazing to see the immense support that we've been given. Everyone is working very closely together, to make it the best day possible.”
Rising stars Zhang Zhen Huan, Jayley Woo and Tracy Lee, and the Noose’s Chua Enlai will be making an appearance at NTU Fest’s carnival in the afternoon from 3pm. They will be stationed at the Toggle booth to interact with students and visitors. ‘Bad boy’ Ian Fang, onscreen sweetheart Julie Tan and Star Search Telegenic Award-winner Ya Hui will also be making a special appearance at the booth from 6pm.
Taking to the stage in the concert in the evening is Final 1 champion Farisha Ishak. She will display her stellar vocals singing two songs from her first album, Aligned, released earlier this year.
The stars of tomorrow – the 12 finalists of Project Superstar, Singapore’s most talked-about singing competition – Abigail, Amanda, Benita, Germaine, Jo, Yan Hua, Aedan, Alfred, Bryan, Jayden, Justin and Kai Zheng – will join their voices to sing two songs, including the competition’s popular theme song.
The new cast of Mata-Mata, including Rebecca Lim, Pan Ling Ling, Priscelia Chan, Cynthia Koh, Divian Nair, Fish Chaar and Rayve Tay will also be on stage to entertain and play games with the crowd. They will also be sharing some sneak peeks of the show’s new season, which premieres on September 1.
The concert will peak with a special performance by Korean rapper Kang Gary, one of the seven hosts of the immensely popular entertainment show Running Man and his singing partner, Jung-In.
Ahead of the event, Kang Gary had a special message to NTU students and his fans. He said: “This is a very meaningful charity event organised by NTU undergraduates in aid of needy students from another institution. I was an active student myself during my university days so I can feel their warm enthusiasm and understand all the hard work needed to organize a public event of this scale. Jung In and I are delighted to support them by performing free at NTU Fest. I look forward to meeting my fans in Singapore and I urge all of them to support this wonderful charity event by NTU students."
Fellow K-pop star Jung In said, "When I heard about this charity event the NTU students were planning, I thought it was such a fantastic idea. It is very admirable that the NTU students are helping other students to receive the financial support they need for their education so they can create a better life for themselves and their families. Music touches everyone and Gary and I are happy we can use our music to help them achieve their target."
All the celebrities attending and performing at the event are contributing their talents to charity. Education Minister, Mr Heng Swee Keat will launch the carnival and flag-off the 4.8-kilometre 5TYLO MILE-O Run.
The public can support this charity event by buying carnival tickets for use at the various booths and taking part in the 5TYLO MILE-O fun run in the afternoon. The carnival booths, run by NTU and ITE students, will feature food, games and fun activities for all ages.
Runners in the 5TYLO MILE-O run, which costs $10 to register, will take an exciting route around the historic Civic District along the Singapore River, from Esplanade Park through Fort Canning Hill and back to the Padang.
Fans who would like to get up close with the artistes, can try to get their mosh pit tickets in various ways, including taking part in the Facebook contests and giveaways by NTUsg (NTU’s Facebook page), NTU Fest and MediaCorp’s Toggle, Channel U, 987FM, Yes 93.3FM, i-Weekly, 8-Days and MeRadio.sg.
Mediacorp is the official media partner of NTU Fest. The platinum sponsor of this charity extravaganza is Singapore Press Holdings' online job portal, STJobs. Other sponsors and partners include The Straits Times, Hong Leong Finance, McDonald’s and Compressport Singapore.
For more information, visit: www.ntu.edu.sg/ntufest.
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Feisal Abdul Rahman
Senior Assistant Director (Media Relations)
Corporate Communications Office
Nanyang Technological University
Tel: (65) 6790 6687
About Nanyang Technological University
A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has 33,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, and Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences. It has a new medical school, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, set up jointly with Imperial College London.
NTU is also home to world-class autonomous institutes – the National Institute of Education, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore, and Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering – and various leading research centres such as the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI), Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N) and the Institute on Asian Consumer Insight (ACI).
A fast-growing university with an international outlook, NTU is putting its global stamp on Five Peaks of Excellence: Sustainable Earth, Future Healthcare, New Media, New Silk Road, and Innovation Asia.
Besides the main Yunnan Garden campus, NTU also has a satellite campus in Singapore’s science and tech hub, one-north, and a third campus in Novena, Singapore’s medical district.
For more information, visit www.ntu.edu.sg
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