Dance, Mr Prata Man. Dance, hawker auntie

Dance, Mr Prata Man. Dance, hawker auntie
(From left) Jackie Kim, Takanori Ito, Yu Iiyoshi and Yuya Takeuchi, Japanese exchange students from the National University of Singapore (NUS), decided to film a video to promote Singapore to the world.

Back in Japan, Mr Jackie Kim, an economics undergraduate at the University of Tokyo, had always been intrigued by Singapore.

So it comes as no surprise that the 22-year-old, currently an exchange student at the National University of Singapore, decided to film a video with three fellow Japanese exchange students to promote Singapore to the world.

The video, posted on YouTube, features more than 170 Singaporeans and tourists taking turns to dance at various tourist spots like Little India, the Sultan Mosque and the Singapore Flyer.

They pranced to the upbeat song Koi Suru Fortune Cookie by AKB48, a popular girl group in Japan, which went viral in Japan and spawned many parody dance covers all over the world.

"Many Japanese tourists only know about Singapore's chicken rice, the Merlion, Marina Bay Sands and nothing else," said Mr Kim. "We wanted to show the world that there are a lot more places and food one can visit and enjoy in Singapore."

Apart from the usual tourist spots, the video, which lasts three minutes and eight seconds, also features several hawkers dancing in front of their food stalls, like The Roti Prata House at Upper Thomson Road and Lao Fu Zi Fried Kway Teow stall at Old Airport Road Food Centre.

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