MALAYSIA - Who knew Siti Nurhaliza could be a dancer and a comedienne?
The 35-year-old Malaysian pop diva charmed the socks off the 4,000-strong audience at The Star Theatre in Buona Vista on Saturday night, in her first solo concert here since 2008.
For almost two hours, she sang, swished and sportingly made jokes about her personal life, at times speaking informally to members of the crowd, who shouted questions or praises at her from their seats.
One makcik (Malay for auntie) asked what her secret to keeping her looks was, and she replied that it was her skincare brand SimplySiti.
When popular local 1950s singer Nona Asiah told Siti she didn't recognise the latter's husband Datuk Khalid Mohd Jiwa - also known as Datuk K - sitting next to her in the audience, Siti cheekily told her: "If you want to know the secret to him looking young, you have to ask me."
As if her laugh-out-loud sauciness wasn't enough, Siti endeared herself also by stopping for several selfies with audience members when she came down from the stage to mingle with the crowd.
She also made time to pay tribute to Singaporean personalities young and old.
Early in the concert, she thanked key DJs and personalities on the local music scene, like Fiza O and Hafeez Glamour, who were in the audience.
She also let Singaporean talents and music share the limelight.