Monday, November 18, 2013

4 Japanese did a viral video of Singapore

4 Japanese students did Singapore's tourism a lot more good than all the staff of STB (Singapore Tourism Board) combined.

The best efforts are usually those from the public, so called, "crowd-sourced"?

Honestly, its the best advertisement for Singapore than those "Uniquely Singapore" commercial advertisements....

Four exchange students from Japan wanted their countrymen to experience what Singapore is like beyond Marina Bay Sands and the Merlion, so they made a three-minute music video showcase of the city (Photo: Screen grab from YouTube)Four Japanese students on an exchange programme at the National University of Singapore brought out the spontaneous and fun side of Singapore with a three-minute music video featuring people dancing at 45 different tourist locations around the city.
The video shows tourists and residents alike dancing to ‘Koi-sure Fortune Cookie’, originally performed by AKB48, a popular Japanese girl band.
Uploaded on 13 November 2013, the video has so far been viewed more than 34,000 times and gathered more than 380 “likes” on YouTube.
Speaking to inSing, Yu Iiyoshi, a 20-year-old from Keio University in Tokyo, said: “There are many Japanese people who do not know much about Singapore. They think that Merlion and Marina Bay Sands stand for Singapore.
“We wanted to change these images or impressions on Singapore.”
Along with three other team members, Jackie Kim, Takanori Ito and Yuya Takeuchi from University of Tokyo, they took an entire month to see the video to completion.
The biggest problem they faced was getting people to take part in the video production.
“It was really difficult to ask people just passing by to dance, because dancing in front of a lot of people is always embarrassing. We were often refused by many people and it was quite tough for us,” she recalled.
The four foreign students hope that this video of Singapore can be a platform for people all over the world to find out more about this tiny city in Southeast Asia.

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