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Asia’s Hottest Pop Stars Rock at ZPOP zbNOW Concert to Raise Funds for President’s Challenge 2005!

Singapore, 22 July 2005 - Some of Asia´s hottest pop artistes will perform at the ZPOP zbNOW Concert tomorrow at the Suntec Singapore Convention Hall 6 to raise funds for President´s Challenge 2005.

Organised by Lianhe Zaobao, the six hour marathon concert, which will start from 5pm to 11pm, will feature performances by 18 of the hottest pop artistes in Asia from Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Korea and Singapore. The star-studded line-up for the concert, co-hosted by popular UFM1003 deejays, Pornsak, Yu Ling (于玲), and Jian Wen (坚文), includes:

Taiwan: Zhang Hui Mei(张惠妹), 183 Club(183俱乐部)
Fan Wei Qi (范玮琪), Jiang Mei Qi (江美琪), A-Sun (阿桑)
Hong Kong: Gigi Leung (梁咏琪)
China: Ben C (施文斌), Jin Sha (金莎)
Korea: Lee Dong Gun (李东健)
Singapore: JJ Lin(林俊杰),Tanya Chua (蔡健雅),
Celest Chong (张玉华), Joi Chua (蔡淳佳),
Shi Kang Jun(石康军), Jaime Teo(赵彩菱),
Ben Yeo( 杨志龙), Maia Lee(李芝瑛),
Chou Pi Jiang (臭皮匠)


The pop extravaganza, which is also held in support of the President´s Challenge, will be graced by Special Guest, President S R Nathan.

Mr  Lim  Huan  Chiang, Vice-President, Cultural Industry Promotion, Chinese Newspapers  Division,  SPH  said:  “Lianhe  Zaobao  is proud to be actively involved  in raising funds for the President´s Challenge since 2002 to help the  less  fortunate  in  our society. Last year´s ZPOP zbNOW concert was a great success. This year´s concert promises to be another dazzling pop show and we invite all to come rock to the music, donate to a worthy cause!”

For those looking to purchase concert tickets at the last minute, tickets are available from the sales counter tomorrow (23 July) at the Suntec Convention Hall Lobby Level1 from 1pm to 5pm and at the counter outside Suntec Convention Hall 6 (Level 6) from 5pm onwards. Tickets are sold at $20, $30, $50 and $60.

All ticket sales proceeds and outright donations raised through the concert will be donated to the 47 appointed beneficiaries under the President’s Challenge 2005.

As there will be a road closure on 23 July around the vicinity from 1 pm to 11 pm due to the National Day Parade rehearsal at the Padang, concert-goers are advised to take the MRT to the concert venue. Motorists are advised to use the ECP, exit by Rochor Road Exit, turn left into Temasek Boulevard and then head towards the Convention Centre.



The official sponsors and media partners of the concert are:

Main Sponsor:  Hang Ten
Official Drink: I-Dragon
Official Airline: China Airlines
Official Video Store:  Poh Kim Video
Official Hotel: The Pan Pacific Singapore
Roadshow Venue Sponsor: CapitaLand
Official Makeup: M.A.C
Official Hair Salon: REDSHairdressing
Official Radio Station: UFM 1003
Official Magazine: You Weekly
Challenge Sponsor: Singapore Pools
Show Presenter: Unusual Productions
In support of:  President´s Challenge 2005

Special  thanks  to the following donors for their generous support towards President´s Challenge 2005:

  • Sakae Sushi
  • Best World Lifestyle Pte Ltd
  • BreadTalk Group Limited
  • Cenosis Pte Ltd
  • Lee Foundation
  • Mr Robson Lee Teck Leng

All media who are interested to cover the event should contact Ms Liang Wern Ling at Hp: 9697 8616. Members of the media will have to register at the media counter outside Suntec Singapore Convention Hall 602 (Level 6). The advised timings for registration are 5pm, at the start of the concert and 9pm, prior to the arrival of the Special Guest.

For more information (press only), please contact:

Ong Yuin Ling
Manager, C&E Projects
Chinese Newspapers Division
Singapore Press Holdings
Tel: 6319 1001, Fax: 6319 8114
Email: ongyl@sph.com.sg 
Tan Chien Lin
Manager, Editorial Support
Chinese Newspapers Division
Singapore Press Holdings
Tel: 6319 1912, Fax: 6319 8114
Email: tancln@sph.com.sg

Visit www.zaobao.com/zpop/05/zpop05 for more event details and artiste lineup.

Concert Programme  
1500 hrs  Gates Open
1630hrs Preview of Project SuperStar Semi-finalists
1700hrs Concert Starts

Hosts: UFM 1003 DJ Pornsak, Yu Ling, Jian Wen

Performance by Chou Pi Jiang, Ben Yeo, Jaime Teo, Maia Lee, Ben C, Jin Sha
1840hrs Break I

Performance by Celest Chong, Shi Kang Jun, Joi Chua, A-Sun, Fan Wei Qi
2015hrs Break II

Performance by Jiang Mei Qi, Tanya Chua, J J Lin, Jin Sh
2115hrs Break III

Performance by 183 Club, Gigi Leung
2200hrs Arrival of President S R Nathan

Performance by Gigi Leung, Lee Dong Gun

Presentation of tokens of appreciation to sponsors, donors, and participating artistes
2245hrs Performance by Zhang Hui Mei
2300hrs Concert Ends


Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Co. Regn No. 198402868E


About Lianhe Zaobao:
The flagship Chinese newspaper of SPH, Lianhe Zaobao is the highest circulating Chinese daily in Singapore. It is an influential newspaper giving valuable insights into local and foreign news, and is regarded as an important source of political and economic news on East Asia, especially China. Lianhe Zaobao has a circulation of 190,637 copies on weekdays and 198,679 copies on weekends. It won the prestigious IFRA Publish Asia Award for best in print (gold) in 2003. Lianhe Zaobao was launched in March 16,1983 with the merger of Nanyang Siang Pau (launched in 1923) and Sin Chew Jit Poh (launched in 1929).