Police band's catchy video of Orang Singapura a hit online

SINGAPORE - A Police Band video posted on Facebook has gotten people's feet tapping and fingers clicking on the 'Like' button.

The video of Zubir Said's Orang Singapura performed by the Police Band has garnered more than 82,000 views and 1,200 shares in two days.

In the 1 min 54 sec clip, eight members of the band swayed and tapped their feet while performing the catchy tune, bursting spontaneously into laughter at the end.

It was uploaded on the Singapore Police Force's Facebook page on Sunday with the message: "Sad that the weekend is ending soon? Here's a motivational tune by our Police Band to keep you going! Start the coming week on a high note and remember to stay out of treble!

"Orang Singapura was originally written by Zubir Said. Its lyrics sing of ideal qualities we should uphold, such as diligence and respectfulness. It also reminds us to be kind, courteous and gracious in our actions."

 

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Many netizens left enthusiastic comments about the video.

"Bravo, very catchy tune. Brightened my day!" Florence Foo Mui Fong posted.

Some said that it showed a different side of the law enforcement agency.

"Not that SPF members cares about laws and catching people only. They can entertain too with the powerful message send for everyone... Well done SPF," Jefri Abu Bakar said.

The late composer, Zubir Said, was best known for composing Singapore's national anthem, but he has written more than 1,500 songs and composed numerous film soundtracks in the 1950s and 1960s for local films.

chuimin@sph.com.sg