Mediacorp stars bid farewell to the Grand dame

The stars added some glitz and glamour to the Singapore Heritage Festival 2017 by leading walkabout tours and crooning old school TV tunes

Cast of The Lead Xiang Yun, Julie Tan, Andie Chen, Zheng Ge Ping
Cast of The Lead Xiang Yun, Julie Tan, Andie Chen, Zheng Ge Ping
08 May 2017

Cast of The Lead Xiang Yun, Julie Tan, Andie Chen, Zheng Ge Ping

Julie Tan gives fans some love
Julie Tan gives fans some love
08 May 2017

Julie Tan gives fans some love

Cast of The Lead doing one of the star-guided tours
Cast of The Lead doing one of the star-guided tours
08 May 2017

Cast of The Lead doing one of the star-guided tours

Rebecca Lim, Kym Ng, Chen Hanwei bringing fans around the old Mediacorp campus
Rebecca Lim, Kym Ng, Chen Hanwei bringing fans around the old Mediacorp campus
08 May 2017

Rebecca Lim, Kym Ng, Chen Hanwei bringing fans around the old Mediacorp campus

The cast of The Lead take center stage at the Singapore Heritage Festival 2017
The cast of The Lead take center stage at the Singapore Heritage Festival 2017
08 May 2017

The cast of The Lead take center stage at the Singapore Heritage Festival 2017

Chen Hanwei, Julie Tan, Andie Chen, Shaun Chen, Rebecca Lim
Chen Hanwei, Julie Tan, Andie Chen, Shaun Chen, Rebecca Lim
08 May 2017

Chen Hanwei, Julie Tan, Andie Chen, Shaun Chen, Rebecca Lim

Ling Kai serenades the crowd with The Lead's sub-theme song
Ling Kai serenades the crowd with The Lead's sub-theme song
08 May 2017

Ling Kai serenades the crowd with The Lead's sub-theme song

Julie Tan at the Singapore Heritage Festival 2017
Julie Tan at the Singapore Heritage Festival 2017
08 May 2017

Julie Tan at the Singapore Heritage Festival 2017

Bonnie Loo takes the stage with the theme song of Holland Village
Bonnie Loo takes the stage with the theme song of Holland Village
08 May 2017

Bonnie Loo takes the stage with the theme song of Holland Village

Shaun Chen, Rebecca Lim perform the theme song to The Dream Job
Shaun Chen, Rebecca Lim perform the theme song to The Dream Job
08 May 2017

Shaun Chen, Rebecca Lim perform the theme song to The Dream Job

Desmond Ng crooning to theme songs for shows like Tofu Street and Peace & Prosperity
Desmond Ng crooning to theme songs for shows like Tofu Street and Peace & Prosperity
08 May 2017

Desmond Ng crooning to theme songs for shows like Tofu Street and Peace & Prosperity

Bonnie Loo's fanclub at the Singapore Heritage Festival 2017
Bonnie Loo's fanclub at the Singapore Heritage Festival 2017
08 May 2017

Bonnie Loo's fanclub at the Singapore Heritage Festival 2017

Photos: Channel 8

For two weekends, Caldecott Broadcast Centre opened its doors to the public before moving out to its brand new nest in one-north after spending a good 80 years at Caldecott Hill. The seven-day festivities allowed TV buffs and fans to get up close and personal to the heart of drama-making in Singapore, at the old quarters of Mediacorp.

There were celebrity-led tours, food stalls and a flea market for visitors, as well as performances by Cake Theatre Productions and the cast of upcoming Channel 8 mid-year blockbuster The Lead. Visitors were serenaded with classic theme songs of well-loved TV series such as Tofu Street, Holland Village and Good Morning, Sir! by Bonnie Loo, Desmond Ng and Julie Tan while Tay Ping Hui and local songbird Ling Kai gave an exclusive sneak preview of the theme and subtheme songs of The Lead.

All good things must come to an end, as with this festival which marks the closing chapter of an era for Mediacorp. Farewell, Caldecott Hill!

Click on for more photos on what went down on last Saturday’s festivities!

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