Sun keeps on shining

Pictures by: 
Gary Goh
Report by: 
Tan Kee Yun

After months of frenzied anticipation, homegrown Mandopop queen Stefanie Sun’s ninth stop of her comeback world tour – on home turf, no less – was a resounding success.

Her concert last night attracted a crowd of 20,000 under the iconic dome of the new National Stadium.

The 35-year-old mother of one – arguably Singapore’s biggest superstar – is the first pop act to perform at the spanking new venue.

Yet Sun was not at full strength. She was clearly still battling some throat problems, a remnant of the bout of flu two weeks ago that saw her being rushed to hospital after her show in Chongqing, China.

But she still put on a slick performance that was accompanied by a visual spectacle that some fans described as “mind-blowing”.

From the get-go, she took her fans into a futuristic dimension, with an impressive computer-generated stage backdrop consisting of roving planets and mysterious-looking passage ways.

It was apt, as her world tour is titled Kepler.

The theme, conceptualised by Sun, is inspired by Johannes Kepler, the 17th-century German astronomer.

Here are some photos and video from the concert.

The article related to these pictures was first published in The New Paper on 6 July 2014.