Elton John concert, museum preview treats for ST readers

It is treat or double-treat for lucky readers of The Straits Times starting today.

A visit to the National Gallery Singapore before its official opening, followed by a three-course dinner at Italian restaurant Aura, or a night out at Elton John’s All The Hits Tour – these are among the prizes for the next winners of the ST170 Treats giveaway.

Since the launch of the year-long competition in February to mark the newspaper’s 170th anniversary and thank readers for their support, over 142,400 entries have been received.

To join the competition, readers can visit 1845.straitstimes.com

In the second-last round of treats, 10 readers will be chosen for a double-treat that will take them to the soon-to-be-opened National Gallery, followed by dinner at Aura, hosted by ST food writer Wong Ah Yoke.

Winners of this double-treat can enjoy canapes and aperitifs at Sky Lounge, an all-day dining spot on the rooftop of the City Hall wing of the gallery, before a three-course dinner worth $260 per person. This treat will take place on Nov 9.

For music lovers, three readers stand to win tickets to John’s concert on Dec 2 at The Star Theatre, recommended by ST Life concert reviewer Eddino Abdul Hadi. The All The Hits Tour will feature hits and classic album tracks from John’s five-decade career.

Other giveaway items include three pairs of invitation-only tickets to the World Cup 2018 Asian qualifiers at the National Stadium, worth $388 each.

Winners will be able to watch the match, Singapore versus Japan, at the VIP area on Nov 12.

There will also be a mystery screening at Golden Village VivoCity on Nov 11, with 19 pairs of Gold Class tickets up for grabs. The treat includes soft drinks, popcorn and a choice of appetiser.

The film, recommended by ST movie critic John Lui, will be an action-packed one.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 27, 2015, with the headline 'Elton John concert, museum preview treats for ST readers'. Print Edition | Subscribe