Friday March 22, 2013
Singapore offers some great shows and concerts
Missing out on some great shows and concerts? Just head down south of the causeway for an amazing range of offers.
OUR neighbours down south seem to be spoilt for choice when it comes to great shows and concerts.
Hence, many a Malaysian pops over to to check out the “goodies”.
Now it’s easier than ever to do so with the recently launched “Only in Singapore, Right Now!” campaign, and the introduction of Singapore Tourism Board’s YourSingapore Live portal, a one-stop centre that allows you to look up what’s on offer and do your ticket reservations.
A recent buzz was the ninth edition of the Mosaic Music Festival, presented by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, which just concluded last week. Did you catch any of the performers?
They included diverse acts like R&B and soul singer Joss Stone, Afro-Cuban singer Salif Keita, Swedish indie-pop act Acid House Kings and British singer-songwriter Gilbert O’Sullivan.
The talk of the town, though, was the fourth Timbre Rock & Roots Fest, which ends today. Who wouldn’t want to go, with “The Voice of Led Zeppelin” Robert Plant in the list of performers, along with 12-time Grammy legend Paul Simon; not to mention Bonnie Raitt, Jimmy Cliff, Tedeschi Trucks Band and Rufus Wainwright.
Too late to catch it? No worries, here’s a sampling of what’s to come:
You wouldn’t want to miss out on one of the more poetic groups to come out of Ireland since U2. It’s The Script, and they have a one-night only concert on March 29.
What’s that? You prefer a real and raw YouTube star? Then check-out Taiwanese-American singer Jason Chen who’s playing on March 24. Sign up for an exclusive meet-and-greet sesssion, why don’t you?
Can’t get enough of the rock star of comedy, Russell Peters? If you’ve missed his sold-out concerts in the past, please note down that he will be back on March 25.
And on May 4, the Spring Wave Music and Art Festival, the number one outdoor festival in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, heads to the island nation for the first time.
Then there is Le Noir, which came to Singapore direct from a sold-out world premiere season in Tokyo. This circus spectacular is at Marina Bay Sands till March 30, while David Ives’ acclaimed “sexy” Broadway production, Venus In Fur, is on till April 6. As for fans of The Bard, fret not, as Shakespeare in the Park presents Othello from April 24 to May 19.
> Singapore Tourism Board has partnered with AirAsia to offer 9,000 free seats (airport taxes and fees apply) every Wednesday for travel in April and May (booking period till March 27). Expedia is also offering 10% discount for accommodation bookings to Malaysians via the portal.