Play it again, NTU Fest

Bright lights, popular stars and buzzing vibe – just three ways to describe NTU Fest 2015. With the resounding success of last year’s inaugural event, this year’s NTU Fest is even more special as we celebrate Singapore’s 50th birthday.

Held on 29 August at The Promontory @ Marina Bay, the free public event will be opened by Singapore’s Minister for Education, Mr Heng Swee Keat. A little bird told us there may be a surprise performance from the Minister. Like last year, there will be a huge carnival with food and game booths, as well as a five-kilometre fun run for adults and even two runs for children under 12. Proceeds from the fun run will be donated to SportCares, a charity that uses sports to teach values and character development to underprivileged children and youths-at-risk. So get healthy and do your part for charity!

If you'd rather relax, sit back and be entertained, you're in for a good time. Over 11 NTU student groups, including MJ Hip Hop and hall bands such as Sabby and the Cats (above), will begin performing from 2pm, so there's really no reason not to head down early to catch them in the act.

To mark our nation’s Golden Jubilee, there will be an exhibition showcasing the creative works of NTU students and the university’s achievements in science and technology which have been a big part of Singapore’s progress as a nation.

And what’s a party without stardust and bling-bling?

From left: MediaCorp artistes Elvin Ng, Rebecca Lim, Jeffrey Xu and Zhang Zhen Huan
After sundown, popular 987FM radio personalities Gerald Koh and Joakim Gomez will take to the stage to regale the crowd with their wit and wacky humour as the hosts of the evening concert. Watch out for local heartthrob Elvin Ng, Star Awards Best Actress Rebecca Lim, Star Awards Favourite Male Character Zhang Zhen Huan and Jeffrey Xu, stars of the upcoming Channel 8 drama, Sealed with a Kiss. Shane Pow and cast of Tanglin, Nat Ho, will also make up the star-studded lineup from MediaCorp.

From left: Nat Ho and MediaCorp artistes Shane Pow, Gerald Koh and Joakim Gomez
The high-octane evening concert will peak with a live mini concert by six-member K-pop group Dal Shabet, who will perform their latest releases like Joker and classic hits such as Mr Bang Bang. No mere eye candy, these girls are known for their energetic and entertaining dance routines.

The registration fee for the fun run is $15 and includes a complimentary race pack. For more information about NTU Fest 2015 and to sign up for the fun run, visit www.event.ntu.edu.sg/ntufest2015/Pages/Home.aspx