Orchard Rd has successfully hosted its very first getai performance to resounding approval.
Once seen only in the heartlands, the uniquely Singaporean getai culture has moved to Orchard Rd for the first time to reach younger crowds, as well as tourists.
This getai show, touted to be the best and most unique one in Singapore, took place in front of Ngee Ann City on Sunday 31 July, which is also the start of the Hungry Ghost Festival. Spectators were seen gathering around the vicinities as early as noon to guarantee themselves a vantage point of the stage.
The show kicked off the month-long Hungry Ghost Festival, and it showcased a host of local talents that includes Sherraine Law, Chen Kaiqing, Bao Bei Sisters, Chloe Lim, Tay Yin Yin, Chen Xiao Xin, Taiwanese star Hao Hao and comedian Henry Thia. Popular veterans Ming Zhu Sisters gave their Getai swansong to loud applause. The seasoned hosts Getai show veterans Alice Kwan, Lin Ruping and Wang Lei interspersed the performances with lots of light bantering and comic antics.
This Orchard Road Getai also heralded a milestone for inSing.com as this was the very first Getai show ever streamed live. For the first time, viewers who were unable to make it down to Orchard Road or found it too inconvenient for their elderly parents were able to watch the performances streamed in real time from the comfort of their home.
One viewer commented that she was sitting with a group of 12 others at home, including older family members, happily munching on party snacks while they sang along to the Hokkien lyrics. By the time of closing, an estimated total of almost 10,000 views were reached by the online audience. "Thank you inSing!" was the common consensus.
Missed out on the live stream? Relive the experience over and over again at http://live.insing.com!
Look out for inSing’s Hungry Ghost Festival specials where we will cover everything to do with the festival, including flamboyant getais and spine-chilling ghost stories.