The Biggest Asian Music Festival


Epoch Times, Singapore Edition (Issue 500, 21 November – 4 December 2014)

By Epoch Times Staff

Local songstress Olivia Ong mesmerised the audience with her beautiful rendition of the song ‘Assimilation’ at the Skechers Sundown Festival on November 22 at Marina Promenade.

She was joined by 15 other big names in Asia, which include Taiwanese singersongwriter Chang Chen Yue, Japanese band Weaver, Korea boy group Cross Gene, Hong Kong TVB actress-singer Kate Tsui, Thai band Big Ass, Malaysian upcoming superstar Shila Amzah, and Indonesia’s female group S.O.S amongst others at Asia’s biggest music festival.

Malaysia’s Shila Amzah captivated the 8,000 attendees with a medley of English, Mandarin and Malay ballads, whilst Singaporean rapper ShiGGa Shay amused the concert-goers with his Hokkien-English rap ‘Limpeh’ and ‘Lion City Kia’. Japanese band Weaver’s rendition of Singapore’s popular National Day song ‘Home’ caught the local audience by surprise while the catchy Bollywood tunes performed by India’s Kanika Kapoor’s Jugni Ji got the crowds grooving to the beat.

The show’s finale featured Taiwanese Chang Chen Yue, who delivered breezy tunes like ‘Used Guitar’, ‘Freedom’ and ‘The First Experience of Love’. At the press conference on November 21, the laidback singer revealed that his last album ‘I Am Ayal Komod’ (2013) was so far the closest to his heart.

Apart from the six-hour non-stop music, the festival also offered popular treats from the 11 countries in Asia, which include ‘Halo-Halo’ dessert from Philippines, ‘Wadai’ – a delicious snack from India, exotic Mongolian Kebabs from China, Bulgogi from Korea and many more.

Sundown Festival is an iconic annual event that celebrates Asian music and culture with the aim to unite and bridge the diversity of Asian countries. Director of Red Spade Events and event organiser, Mr Kelvin Goh, commented, “With so many artistes coming from all around the region, Skechers Sundown Festival is truly honoured to have many music powerhouses performing in one event.”

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