Mediacorp actress 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
Join us in celebrating Singapore’s 56th birthday with the Gardens by the Bay and Mediacorp National Day Concert 2021 on 9 August, which will feature star-studded performances set against the verdant backdrop of Gardens by the Bay’s iconic attractions.
Centred on young musical talent, this collaboration between Gardens by the Bay and Mediacorp, which is into its third year, aims to bring Singaporeans together through a forward-looking showcase of rising local stars that also underscores our shared sense of belonging. The inaugural concert in 2019 saw more than 60,000 people coming together at The Meadow in the Gardens to celebrate our nation’s birthday, while last year’s virtual edition, which took place in a different climate due to the COVID-19 pandemic, garnered an even wider audience via meWATCH, Channel 5 and Mediacorp Entertainment Youtube.
This year’s concert will be graced by Guest-of-Honour President Halimah Yacob and Mr Mohamed Abdullah Alhabshee, and anchored by exhilarating performances at the Supertree Grove, Flower Dome, Cloud Forest, Floral Fantasy and outdoor gardens. Viewers can enjoy the performances from the comfort and safety of their homes or on the go via Mediacorp’s multiple platforms on 9 August at 8pm.
President Halimah said: “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. 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.”
Felix Loh, CEO, Gardens by the Bay, said: “This pandemic has re-engaged many of us with nature and enabled us to better appreciate our living environment. We are thankful that our Gardens has retained its popularity with our local community. We wish for this year’s digital edition, showcasing our Gardens’ physical beauty, brought to life by our home-grown Mediacorp talents, will unite everyone in believing that our best days are just ahead of us.”
Tham Loke Kheng, CEO, Mediacorp 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. Despite the current circumstances, we hope audiences will join us to mark our National Day, keep our spirits up and look forward to brighter days ahead.”
Hosted by Class 95 DJ Jean Danker, the one-hour programme promises a spectacular showcase of local talents in the creative industry, with a focus on next-generation hotshots such as up-and-coming R&B musician Keyana; and the latest real-life ‘IT’ couple, heartthrob singer-actor Gavin Teo and second-generation rising star Chen Yixin, who will be performing Crowd Lu’s ‘幾分之幾 You Complete Me’ together at the scenic Dragonfly Lake.
Not to be missed is a key segment featuring popular Mediacorp actress Rebecca Lim, who will perform a rousing rendition of Corrine May’s uplifting National Day Song, ‘Song for Singapore’. This segment will also include a special National Day greeting by President Halimah Yacob.
Audiences can also anticipate a stellar performance by Kollywood music producer Shabir who will deliver his catchy tune, ‘Singai Naadu Redux’, and exuberant dance moves amidst the Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom exhibition glass sculptures in the Gardens. Joining these next-generation stars will be the legendary pop icon Rahimah Rahim, who will be belting out signature hits like ‘Pesanan Buat Gadis’ and ‘Gadis Bunga’ amongst the stunning blooms within Flower Dome.
Interspersed among the performances will be inspiring stories of individuals and organisations who are making a positive impact in the community and contributing to a green and sustainable living environment. Set in the lush surroundings of the Gardens, the stories will feature the team from social enterprise, The Social Kitchen, seniors from social service agency, Brahm Centre, horticulturists and staff from Gardens by the Bay, and even a special cameo appearance by a family of otters at Marina Bay.
That’s not all. To amplify audience engagement, viewers can also look forward to immersing themselves in the Gardens by the Bay and Mediacorp National Day Concert Virtual Experience from their homes. Viewers can explore the whimsical, futuristic digital twin of Gardens by the Bay, where they can learn more about the National Day Concert performers and enjoy a special performance of ‘再度起航’ (‘Take Flight’) by local artiste Jake (吴家慷). The Gardens by the Bay and Mediacorp National Day Concert Virtual Experience will be available via meWATCH on Windows desktop devices from 9 August.
Date: 9 August 2021
Time: 8pm – 9pm
e-Venue: Channel 5, meWATCH & meWATCH YouTube
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Performers at Gardens by the Bay National Day Concert 2021 (in alphabetical order)
1. Chen Yi Xin
2. Gavin Teo
3. Jack and Rai
5. Kitty Purrnaz
6. Rahimah Rahim
7. Rebecca Lim
9. Tyen Rasif
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