We are suckers for a good scare and this February, SingTel Mio has given us has given us a good reason to be seen cowering behind our bags or our friends.
The first ever mio TV Film Fiesta 2013 this Saturday, 23 February 2013, will be a frightful one. Held at Fort Canning Park, there will be a screening of the latest Malay horror blockbuster (with English subtitles of course), ‘Minyak Dagu’.
Translated literally, minyak dagu means chin oil. This is a sinister potion supposedly made out of scraping the chin bone of a woman who died while carrying a child. It is supposed to be able to give you control over any person and make them do anything you desire. We are assuming that it is not available at your local supermarkets then.
'Minyak Dagu' trailer
Thus with a movie title as sinister as that, you can expect the movie to aim for more than a few screams from the audience. Which is just as well as they will be a screaming contest at the event where scream queens (or kings) can win instant cash prizes.
Just to add to the whole atmosphere of the event, ghostly beings and bomohs will wander the area—for photo opportunities. The bomohs, will also be giving away their own versions of minyak dagu.
At the end of the day though, this event will also help to raise money for underprivileged students and families. The Association of Muslim Professionals will be there to help canvass for funds to help out this very worthy cause.
So spend a night under the stars screaming while doing a good deed. The first 200 mio TV subscribers to present their mio TV monthly bill will receive an exclusive mio TV picnic basket with goodies worth more than $50. Other participants will also be treated to free Kacang Putih and ice cream.
Pre-registration is required but it is absolutely free.
mio TV Film Fiesta 2013 | Date: 23 Feb 2013 | 5.30pm-10.30pm | Fort Canning Park | Free