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ZPOP zbNOW Concert, Singapore’s biggest and coolest pop show is back for the second year! And for a good cause - to raise funds for President’s Challenge

16 JULY 2004 - Back by popular demand, Singapore’s biggest and hippest outdoor Chinese pop performance will be held on 28 August 2004 at the Padang.

The ZPOP zbNOW concert is organised by Lianhe Zaobao, the flagship Chinese daily of Singapore Press Holdings and presented by Hang Ten, for the second year.

The first was held last year as part of Lianhe Zaobao´s 80th Anniversary celebrations. It featured a star-studded lineup of 15 popular artistes such as Park Yong-Ha, Chen Xiao Dong, Tension, eVonne Hsu, Hu Bing, Lee Xin Jie and Fan Yi Cheng, and attracted a crowd of over 20,000 at the Padang, making it Singapore´s biggest outdoor concert!

This year, ZPOP zbNOW Concert will be raising funds for President´s Challenge 2004, in aid of 45 charity organisations chosen by President S R Nathan.

The concert, co-hosted by popular UFM 1003 deejays, Toshi and Lina, will feature top pop singers from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore. The line-up of artistes is as follows:

  • Taiwan:
Angela Chang ()
F.I.R (trio)
Ah Bao and Brandy ( and Brandy)
  • Hong Kong:
Victor Chen ()
  • China:
Pu Shu ()
Da Di ()
  • Malaysia:
Z Chen ()
  • Singapore:
Stella Ng ()
Huang Yi Da ()

The programme also includes a Hang Ten Fashion Dance segment.

The Guest-of-Honour of the concert is His Excellency, President S R Nathan. Eight well-known artistes from SPH MediaWorks - Adrian Pang, Bryan Wong, Kym Ng, Shaun Chen, Celest Chong, Michelle Chia, Apple Hong and Ann Kok - will also be making special appearances at the concert to help raise funds for the annual President´s Challenge.

Said Mr Lim Jim Koon, Editor of Lianhe Zaobao: “Last year´s concert was a resounding success and a win-win-win for our readers, the participating artistes, and Lianhe Zaobao.The youngsters had such a roaring good time that they have been asking us to repeat Zpop again - and soonest possible!

"This year’s concert on will be another dazzling pop extravaganza, with an almost entire new cast of artistes. It is also for a worthy cause to raise funds for the President’s Challenge.”

Concert tickets and limited edition mini tee-shirts will go on sale from 17 July. All proceeds will go to the President´s Challenge 2004.

Sale of tickets
Normal tickets are available at $10 while limited special Mosh Pit tickets (premium area near to stage) are at $50 each. Ticket holders will receive a raincoat jacket (while stocks last) and a bangle glow stick on the spot.

Limited edition mini tees
Mini-tees (18cm x 18cm) with special prints of SPH MediaWorks stars are available in 4 different designs at $5 each.

Where to get your tickets and mini-tees

  • $10 tickets available at all 32 Poh Kim Video outlets from 17 July onwards.
    (Please see attachment for locations of Poh Kim Video outlets.)
  • $10, $50 tickets, and mini-tees available at this weekend roadshows:

17 – 18 July, 12pm to 8pm

  • Bishan Junction 8, Atrium Level 2
    (Special appearance by Kym Ng and Michelle Chia on 17 July at
    3:30pm. Emcee: UFM1003 DJ, Toshi)
  • Bukit Panjang Plaza Atrium Level 2
    (Special appearance by Kym Ng and Michelle Chia on 17 July at 4:30pm
    Emcee: UFM1003 DJ, Toshi)
    Special appearance by Bryan Wong on 18 July at 4:30pm
    Emcee: UFM1003 DJ, Toshi)
  • Marina Square (near Stage) Level 2

The other official sponsors and media partners of the concert are:

  • Official Hotel : Traders Hotel
  • Official Airline : China Airline
  • Official Drinks : Sportade
  • Official Mobile Phone : Pantech
  • Official Make-up : M.A.C
  • Official Skincare : Lion Corporation – Shukobtushu
  • Official Hairstyling : REDSHairdressing
  • Official TV Station : Channel U
  • Official Magazine : You Weekly
  • Supporting Radio Station : UFM1003
  • Concert Production : TES
  • Technical Production : The Show Company
  • Supported by: Singapore Tourist Promotion Board & Singapore Recreation Club
  • In support of : President´s Challenge 2004

For more details and updates on ZPOP, visit

Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Chinese Newspapers Division

For more information (press only), please contact:

May Chan
Assistant Promotions Manager,
Promotions & Events
Marketing Division
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Tel: 6319 1134
HP: 9847 1226

Tan Chien Lin
Editorial Support
Chinese Newspapers Division
Singapore Press Holdings
Tel: 6319 1912
HP: 9224 7206

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 became an integrated news medium delivering content for print, TV and Internet with the debut of Chinese News TV on
Channel U in May 2001. 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).