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Marina Bay Sands all set to host the inaugural Social Star Awards

By InCinemas  /  23 May 2013 (Thursday)
Source: Starcount

Celebrating the social world with a dazzle of celebrities at MasterCard® Theatres

Singapore (22 May, 2013) – Marina Bay Sands is all set to host the first-ever Social Star Awards at the MasterCard® Theatres which will be streamed ‘live’ globally on YouTube from Singapore on 23 May.

The three-hour Social Star Awards show, co-hosted by Hollywood actors Jessica Alba and Jeremy Piven, will honour 12 international superstars. The award categories which will be presented that night will include “Most Popular Actor”, “Music Group”, “Solo Artist”, “Sports Team” and “Film”. The biggest award of the night “THE ALMIGHTY” will be given to the most popular celebrity or brand across all countries and categories.

(Watch Social Stars Award LIVE on YouTube)

The event will be a culmination of 24 hours of live awards, which will begin online on 22 May and will include 288 categories spanning different countries worldwide, awarded to the most popular personalities and brands in fields such as music, movies, television, sports and games.

Social Star Awards promises an electrifying line up of international celebrities including American rock icons Aerosmith, soul-pop singer CeeLo Green, Canadian breakout pop star Carly Rae Jepsen, popular dance-pop act LMFAO's Sky Blu, global phenomenon, PSY and Asian girl group Blush.

(Find out how to become a YouTube Star)

Members of the public will get an exclusive opportunity to see the stars upclose at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre porte cochere (driveway) from 7:00pm onwards where the stars will walk the red carpet. Among those walking the red carpet are the likes of legendary rock icon Steven Tyler, Star Trek actor George Takei, R&B singer Eric Benet, house music DJ Seb Fontaine, as well as YouTube stars Marquese Scott, TummyTalk and Ryan Higa.

With fans from Singapore and around the globe coming to Marina Bay Sands MasterCard® Theatres to catch a glimpse of the international stars, members of the public are advised to take public transport or to carpool.

Train commuters can arrive directly at Marina Bay Sands via Bayfront MRT station (CE2, Exit B, C, D, E) along the Circle Line Extension. This brings visitors directly to The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, within which the MasterCard® Theatres are located.

Bus commuters should take note that the bus stop in front of Sands Expo and Convention Centre will be temporarily closed from 4:00pm to 9:00pm on 23 May. SBS Transit Services 97 and 133 as well as SMRT bus service 106 will bypass the bus stop during this period. Operations at the bus stop will resume after 9:00pm. Guest access to the convention centre during this time will be through the entrance at The Shoppes. 

The next-nearest taxi drop-off and pick-up point is at the Casino entrance, which is a 5-minute walk to the MasterCard® Theatres.

Visitors can also choose to arrive in style via a water taxi from Singapore River Cruise or Singapore River Explorer with docks located along popular destinations like Merlion, Esplanade, Promenade, Clifford Pier, Clarke Quay and Boat Quay.

Carpark lots at Marina Bay Sands are limited during peak hours. The self-drive lots are accessible via the carpark entrance located at Sands Expo and Convention Centre, the theatres and Hotel Tower 3. At Hotel Tower 1, as well as the Casino, only valet parking is available.

Alternatively, drivers can park at Wilson Carpark located on Bayfront Avenue. Drivers can park their vehicle and walk over to The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands which is 10 minutes away.

Crowd Control
For safety and security, Auxiliary Police officers and event security officers will be deployed for crowd and traffic control duties. The public is advised to note that Auxiliary Police Officers and Event Security Officers will be regulating the number of people into the red carpet public viewing area. 

Due to the large crowd anticipated, dispersal is expected to be slow after the awards show. Members of the public are advised to exercise tolerance, to cooperate with and follow the instructions of the Auxiliary Police and Event Security Officers. Crowd control barricades and directional signs will be put up to facilitate safe and orderly crowd dispersal. 

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