Parody video of classic NDP song envisions Singapore's future

A fun video of a "makcik" and two coffee shop uncles envisioning the future of Singapore has been making the rounds online.
A fun video of a "makcik" and two coffee shop uncles envisioning the future of Singapore has been making the rounds online. PHOTO: THE FUTURE OF US/FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - Life after SG50, as told by two coffee shop uncles and a makcik (Malay for auntie), will have robots cooking our nasi briyani and Singaporeans being not just "steady" - but also friendly.

Or at least that's what a fun video, put up on The Future of Us Facebook page on Wednesday (Sept 16) evening, has envisioned for Singapore's future.

The 2-and-a-half-minute clip sees the trio singing to the tune of the 1986 National Day Parade theme song Count On Me, Singapore in a coffee shop setting.

It also features a cameo by Clement Chow, the original singer of the song, at the end of the video.

Local humour site SGAG subsequently uploaded the video on its Facebook page, and the post has since racked up more than 90,000 views.

 

The video was produced as part of a campaign leading up to The Future of Us exhibition, which will open by the end of the year - and run till March 2016 - as a fitting finale to the nation's Jubilee Year celebrations.

Education Minister and SG50 steering committee chief Heng Swee Keat first unveiled the exhibition in January. It will be held near Gardens by the Bay.

It will feature an "immersive and multi-sensory experience" that provides a glimpse into the possibilities of how Singaporeans can live, work, play and learn in the future. The exhibition also calls on Singaporeans to share their hopes and dreams on how they wish to steer the Singapore journey towards the future.