The recent SMRT’S multiple train disruptions have prompted some Singaporeans to express their frustration through video parodies. After all, Singaporeans love to “play play.”
Dee Kosh, a 23-year-old vlogger (video blogger), has attracted a lot of attention for his latest parody video “SMRT Song”on YouTube. Based on the original “YMCA” song by Village People, Dee Kosh’s video was inspired by the annoyed tweets about SMRT that people were posting.
“So instead of remembering the stress and negative thoughts that have been connected to any situation, for example the MRT breakdowns, people will think back to the joke, or in this case, the song that I created just to inject humour. After all, to me, Laughter is the best antidote to any negative situation,” he said.
Another YouTube video, “SMRT parody song ft Apologise” by students FiqoNans and Syafiq Adnan, has also gone viral. Based on the popular “Apologise” song by American band OneRepublic, the lyrics revolve around the SMRT breakdowns.