President's Star Charity raises record $7.37 million for 58 charities

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Actress Zoe Tay performed a peacock-themed dance at the 17th President's Star Charity show on Sunday night (Oct 23), which raised a record $7.37 million, nearly $1 million more than last year.

Proceeds will go to 58 charities supported by this year's President's Challenge. President Tony Tan Keng Yam graced last night's event, which was hosted by news presenter Glenda Chong and actor Chua Enlai.

The show also featured a performance by the cast of Broadway musical Wicked and a tribute to the late former President S R Nathan.

The public can still pledge donations of $5, $20 and $100 by telephone or online until midnight on Oct 29.

Record $7.37 million raised at President's Star Charity

  • Actress Zoe Tay performed a peacock-themed dance at the 17th President's Star Charity show on Sunday night (Oct 23), which raised a record $7.37 million, nearly $1 million more than last year.
  • Zoe Tay's dance number, titled Plenteous Love, which features dancers mimicking the elegant moves of the peacock, stretches Zoe Tay's limits by having her to learn some challenging steps.
  • Zoe Tay's dance number, titled Plenteous Love, which features dancers mimicking the elegant moves of the peacock, stretches Zoe Tay's limits by having her to learn some challenging steps.
  • Celebrities taking a selfie on stage with President Tony Tan
  • President Tony Tan and his wife Mary on stage with children
  • Actress Zoe Tay performed a peacock-themed dance at the 17th President's Star Charity show on Sunday night (Oct 23), which raised a record $7.37 million, nearly $1 million more than last year.
  • Singer Tanya Chua performed her solo song Game with Fate and collaborated with Chyi Yu to sing Wind Beneath My Wings
  • Taufik Batisah performed a touching tribute to late former President S R Nathan
  • Aisyah Aziz performing Paloma Faith's Only Love Can Hurt Like This
  • Beatboxer Danial Bawtan (centre) is wheelchair-bound but determined to prove he is on equal ground with able-bodied musicians
  • Taiwanese singer Chyi Yu performed her hit Olive Tree
  • Jadyn Lavinia Cai (in red), 12, giving a bouquet of flowers to President Tony Tan. She performed with singer Sezairi Sezali during at the President Star Charity.


This article was first published on Oct 23, 2016.
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