Hokkien video on Medishield Life for pioneers gets more than 300,000 views in 3 days

The video, uploaded on YouTube and Facebook by gov.sg, features local getai artistes Wang Lei and Liu Ling Ling playing characters from the Chinese classic Journey To The West - the Monkey King and Spider Spirit, respectively.
The video, uploaded on YouTube and Facebook by gov.sg, features local getai artistes Wang Lei and Liu Ling Ling playing characters from the Chinese classic Journey To The West - the Monkey King and Spider Spirit, respectively. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM GOV SG / YOUTUBE

SINGAPORE- A video about health insurance scheme Medishield Life targeted at the pioneer generation has hit just the right notes.

The video, uploaded on YouTube and Facebook by gov.sg, features local getai artistes Wang Lei and Liu Ling Ling playing characters from the Chinese classic Journey To The West - the Monkey King and Spider Spirit, respectively.

The video in Hokkien provides Chinese subtitles and there is an English translation in the description of the video. In three days, it has received more than 300,000 views on YouTube.

Some of the lyrics go:

" I'm not afraid of hospitalisation

With MediShield Life helping me

Because I pay insurance premiums

Staying in hospital is cheaper"

 

Premium subsidies for Medishield Life are part of the Pioneer Generation Package, introduced to honour and thank those who have put in effort to build Singapore. The package also includes Medisave top-ups and subsidies at various clinics.

Those who were aged 65 and above in 2014 and obtained citizenship on or before Dec 31, 1986 are eligible for the package from the Government.

jalmsab@sph.com.sg