Friday, May 24, 2019

What I Miss About Singapore - The 'No Crying Challenge'

Recently, I was feeling a little nostalgic and was checking out some videos that I posted on YouTube over the years. It wasn't long until this one popped out at me and brought with it a ton of unexpected emotion.

Singapore's Merlion - watch the emotional video below

I challenge my Singaporean friends (and most significantly those Singaporeans living abroad) to watch this amazing rendition of Kit Chan's 'HOME' without at least tearing up a bit (if not actually ending up in bouts of uncontrollable nostalgic sobbing).

It truly is amazing and 'Uniquely Singaporean'...

This "Home" music video is an arrangement of the well-loved Singaporean classic written by Dick Lee and first sung by Kit Chan. It was launched on 15 February 2011, and brought together 39 local singers from across generations including Max Surin, Maggie Teng, Sheik Haikel, Stefanie Sun, JJ Lin, Taufik Batisah, Olivia Ong and more! They are accompanied here by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO).

Be sure to watch the video through to the end for some beautiful images of Singapore (past and present), and even folks that haven't visited Singapore before will get a feel for the wonders of the our 'Little Red Dot'. It truly is amazing and 'Uniquely Singaporean'... this is what I miss most about Singapore (besides the food)  :)


The music video was directed by regionally-renowned Orion Chou and produced by Full House Communications. Kit Chan, the executive producer of the music video, pulled together long-time collaborators and icons of the local music industry Goh Kheng Long and Dr Sydney Tan as music producer and vocal producer respectively.

So now that I've started eliciting these feelings in you all, let's go a little bit lighter - even though Mr Brown's alter-ego, 'Kim Huat' actually also causes me to miss Singapore in some strange, deep way. He is also undoubtedly 'Uniquely Singaporean'. lol - Enjoy!!



Have you ever seen a more beautiful skyline in any other city?

This is what I miss most about Singapore (besides the food)...

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