Madonna arrives by private jet for first concert in Singapore

27 February 2016 / 8 months 1 day ago

Anjali Raguraman
The Straits Times
Feb 26, 2016

Queen of Pop Madonna arrived by private jet shortly before midnight on Friday (Feb 26) for her first concert here at the National Stadium on Sunday (Feb 28).

An entourage of about 12 MPVs and three Mercedes had arrived earlier on Friday night at Changi's CIP Terminal, which is for private jet passengers.

She was expected to stay at Capella Singapore on Sentosa, according to a report by TODAY, citing unnamed sources.

The report added that the 57-Capella was also where Lady Gaga reportedly stayed when she was in Singapore for her Born This Way tour in 2012.

The luxury hotel is relatively secluded, tucked away at the end of a quiet lane on Sentosa. It is adjacent to the Sentosa Golf Club and next to One Degree 15 Marina and Sentosa Cove.

Madonna is currently on the Asian leg of her Rebel Heart tour, having already played in cities including Manila, Macau and Hong Kong.

The report added that the 57-year-old is expected to head to the National Stadium for rehearsals tomorrow, ahead of her first concert in Singapore on Sunday.

The Straits Times reported that her show in Singapore is costing its Taiwanese investors US$10 million (S$14 million).

The cost of staging her show here includes air freight for the pop star's 27 containers holding the stage, lighting and wardrobe set-ups.

Last month, the show received an R18 rating from the authorities for "sexually suggestive content".

Mediacorp is the parent company of both TODAY and Mediacorp Vizpro, which is one of the partners bringing the pop star into Singapore.

This article was first published on February 26, 2016.
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