The 14th Annual W!LD RICE Charity Gala
1965 SWINGING SEXY SINGAPURA
02 Oct 2015
Shangri-La Island Ballroom, Singapore
Presented by Hublot, the world’s leading alchemist of revolutionary timepieces, 1965: Swinging Sexy Singapura (the 14th edition of the Rice Ball) will transport guests back to the Swinging ’60s – a time when the streets and clubs of Singapore were already abuzz with life, noise and music, and history was being made every day.
Travel back to a time when Singapore was already a cosmopolitan city, blending and bridging East and West with nary a swamp or mudflat in sight! In a heady cocktail of glamour, music and history, rediscover the bustling port that was then known as the Hollywood of the East.
Have a blast in the past as we serve up a sumptuous banquet celebrating the richness and diversity of local cuisine. Revisit the glitz and sparkle of Singapore’s hedonistic club scene – from Tropicana to Barbarella, via Bugis Street – in Cabaret 65, a variety show directed by Ivan Heng and Glen Goei and featuring a galaxy of Singapore’s brightest stars led by Pam Oei, Kumar and Judee Tan.
As DJ Keith Colaco once again transforms the dance floor into a musical fever dream, cha-cha your way into the wee hours of the morning to the rollicking tunes of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Supremes. Trust us – your A Go Go boots were not made for walking!
Marvel at Hublot’s parade of signature Big Bang timepieces, which commemorate yet another significant milestone in its watchmaking journey as 2015 marks the iconic Big Bang series’ tenth anniversary. With the help of long-time partner and luxury watch retailer The Hour Glass, Hublot joins in the celebration of our nation’s jubilee with the ‘Red Dot’ Bang, a set of timepieces exclusive to Singapore. Alongside these commemorative timepieces are Hublot’s contemporary, bold offerings, such as the exquisite Big Bang Pop Art, which is an ode to the pop art era of the early 1960s and apposite to this year’s ball. These lavish timepieces will be sure to dazzle and captivate throughout the evening!
1965: Swinging Sexy Singapura is the most highly-anticipated event of the fundraising season. Dress to impress in Swinging ’60s style, and join W!LD RICE for a thrilling, entertaining and sophisticated evening to remember!
CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM
Directors Glen Goei & Ivan Heng
Music Director Elaine Chan
Choreographer Lisa Keegan
Set Designer CK Chia
Multimedia Designer Brian Gothong Tan
Sound Designer Shah Tahir
Sound Production The Gunnery
Costume Designers Frederick Lee & Theresa Chan
Hair Designer Ashley Lim
Make-up Designer Beno Lim (M.A.C.)
Production Manager Leong Mun Hoi
Stage Manager Juraidah Rahman
Producer Tony Trickett
Performers & Collaborators
DJ Keith Colaco
Andrew Mark Ong
Siti Khalijah Zainal
The FIRST STAGE! Kids
Nephtalie Chloe Choo
Sophie Helena Du Toit
Ethan Han Hao Zhang
Jared Aden Lim
Julian Lim Han
Sarah Syazlina binte Mohammed Darni
Nurjannah Qurratul Farhaien Mohd Faizal
Rizq Anaqi bin Suhaimi
Nanami Mistrel Sweeney
Tan Wen Yu