ST readers enjoy movie surprise

Nineteen lucky readers of The Straits Times were treated to a mystery movie screening last night at Golden Village VivoCity's Gold Class cinema.

The tickets were given out as prizes for ST170 Treats, the newspaper's year-long giveaway celebrating its 170th anniversary.

Moviegoers found out what the film was - the 24th instalment of a long-running popular action movie franchise - when they showed up.

"I was very happy to win the tickets," said action movie buff Colin Yeoh, 52, a subscriber to The Straits Times. Mr Yeoh, a director at an electronics firm, said he has been a regular reader of the paper since his primary school days.

In order to take part in the competition, readers need only visit 1845.straitstimes.com to answer some simple questions for the chance to win a prize.

Three other winners clinched VIP tickets to the Singapore versus Japan World Cup qualifier match happening tonight at the National Stadium, while another three won tickets to watch Elton John perform at the Star Theatre next month.

Ms Cindy Leow, 31, who has been reading The Straits Times for more than 10 years, said she wanted the concert tickets for her husband, a fan of the 68-year-old musician. "He was very excited when I told him I won," said the engineer.

The competition, ongoing since February, has awarded prizes to 278 readers that included holidays to the Maldives, tickets to watch Taylor Swift live in concert in London, and a Land Rover.

Announcements will be made later this month for December's giveaway, the last chance to participate in the competition.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 12, 2015, with the headline 'ST readers enjoy movie surprise'. Print Edition | Subscribe