Saturday, 8 August 2015

Commuters on MRT train join flash mob performance of NDP classic Home

By Chew Hui Min, The Straits Times, 7 Aug 2015

Another long train ride home? How about a sing-along to make the journey seem shorter?

A video of commuters breaking into song on public transport has garnered more than 160,000 views and been shared more than 10,000 times since it was posted on Facebook on Thursday evening.

The video, taken in a crowded train cabin, shows a group of strangers coming together to sing Kit Chan's National Day classic "Home".

The flash mob event was organised by a grassroots movement known as OneSongOneSg, who are creating a national video montage of the song Home.

The group aims to "create a digital time capsule of writings, video and photos that describe what home means to us in 2015".

Some commuters in the video seemed hesitant at first, but many soon started belting out the song with abandon. The near four-minute video ended with cheers and claps from the impromptu performers.

The 1998 National Day song, composed by Dick Lee, is a favourite among many in Singapore.

There are many renditions of it, but this raw and heartfelt version appears to have touched many of those who viewed it.

Ivan Aw commented on Facebook: "Sigh I wished I was there...", while HG Goh wrote: "Wonderful to see how Singaporeans come together as one Nation to sing this song."

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