Thousands watch as the Singapore Symphony Orchestra celebrates 170 years of the Straits Times

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Thousands of people attended a concert on Saturday evening at the Singapore Botanic Gardens - recently declared as Singapore's first World Heritage Site - to mark The Straits Times' 170th anniversary.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Thousands of people attended a concert on Saturday evening at the Singapore Botanic Gardens - recently declared as Singapore's first World Heritage Site - to mark The Straits Times' 170th anniversary.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Thousands of people attended a concert on Saturday evening at the Singapore Botanic Gardens – recently declared as Singapore’s first World Heritage Site – to mark The Straits Times’ 170th anniversary.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

Thousands were at the Singapore Botanic Gardens – recently declared as Singapore’s first World Heritage Site – on Saturday evening for a concert to mark The Straits Times’ 170th anniversary. The concert by Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) was led by associate conductor Joshua Tan and the group performed music by The Beatles as well as tunes from the movie Ben Hur and musical Swan Lake. Sponsored by Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), it is part of SPH Gift of Music, a free community concert series which marks its 10 anniversary this year.