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Shaggy - Party In The Park with Mr Boombastic

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Fort Canning Park will be treated to a reggae music explosion by superstar SHAGGY on Sunday January 26, 2003 from 6pm. Well-known for its party vibe, a Shaggy concert is one not to be missed.

The man himself even says, ‘If you don’t know me yet, come to a Shaggy concert. I guarantee, when you leave you’ll be a Shaggy fan’. Clearly there is no stopping the Jamaican born superstar.

Shaggy established himself as a global reggae and pop crossover king with his huge hits ‘Oh Carolina’, ‘Mr Boombastic’, ‘In the Summertime’, ‘Angel’ and of course the infamous ‘It Wasn’t Me’.

"Mr Boombastic'', as he has been dubbed from the title of his second album, will play up his sexy image and show some hip-swivelling moves that would surely have made Elvis blush.

Complementing the night’s unrivalled entertainment, Shaggy features Rik Rok (It Wasn’t Me) and Ray Von (Angel) as well as a DJ and saucy dancers to pump up the party vibe. He will also perform material from his catalogue of albums including his latest ‘Lucky Day’.

As a kid, his friends nicknamed him "Shaggy" after the omnivorous character from the cartoon "Scooby Doo." His real name is Orville Richard Burrell.

This cheeky charmer can easily prove his mix of reggae, pop and R&B is a force to be reckoned with on the live stage. As he would warn, “At a Shaggy concert, we don’t sit on chairs.”

Tickets are priced at $61 (Advance) and $71 (Gate) via Ticketcharge. Call 6296 2929 or visit . All prices are inclusive of $1 Ticketcharge fee.  This and more information can be found on and

Shaggy will also be hosting the MTV Asia Awards in Singapore on January 24, 2003.

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12 January 2003

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Two bodies washed up on the shores of Bintan yesterday. The first body has been identified as that of First Sergeant HENG Sock Ling, 24. The second body had yet to be identified. (1)

Government revenue plummeted by S$4.3 billion to S$19.7 billion in the first nine months of 2002. This was a drop of 18 per cent from S$24 billion collected for the same period in 2001. Of the overall S$4.3 billion plunge in revenue, there was a S$3.2 billion drop in total tax revenue. The other S$1.1 billion shortfall was due to lower collection of fees and charges. (A18)




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Frankfurt: The pilot of a stolen aircraft landed at Frankfurt's airport after flying for more than an hour over Germany's financial centre. He had earlier threatened to crash the plane into the tower of the European Central Bank. The random flight of the single-engined plane caused widespread panic and sparked the evacuation of people from the main railway station and several skyscrapers in the city. (1)




To assist you in tracing the above news articles in The Straits Times, we have provided the section and page numbers at the end of each news article. Therefore, (12): main section page 12; (S4): sports section page 4; (A10): asia section page 10; (L3): life section page 3.

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