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Watch StarHub's viral hit, Home By Homes, performed live

StarHub’s remake of Kit Chan’s iconic 1998 song Home has been a viral hit.

To date the video has over 800,000 views on YouTube and over 1.3 millon views on their Facebook page.

The video features singers who come from nine different welfare homes.

They all took turns singing a small part of the song, some in English, some in their mother tongues of Tamil, Malay and Mandarin.

While it took only three days to shoot the video, the process of bringing everyone together took far longer.

 

 

Ms Jeannie Ong, Chief Strategic Partnership Officer of StarHub said that it took nearly six months — from February to July — to put everything in place.

The hope is that the video will spread a message of inclusivity and inspire Singaporeans to care, share, volunteer and donate to worthy causes.


Muhammad Nur Fatheen Zainal Abidin (left) and Muhammad Hafizzudin Hasanudin ( Right) were two of the performers in the video. TNP PHOTO: AZIM AZMAN

One of the performers, 16-year-old Muhammad Hafizzudin Hasanudin, said that he “jumped around the house like a monkey” when he was told that he was going to be featured.

“I was excited because I’ve always wanted to be a singer,” said the former resident of Muhammadiyah Welfare Home.

He left the home at the end of 2013 and now he is a student at Yishun Secondary School.

Another performer from the same home is 18-year-old Muhammad Nur Fatheen Zainal Abidin.

The ITE College West student said: “It’s a once in a lifetime experience. The fact that we are singing in a video for SG50 makes me all the more proud to be part of it.”



Want to see Home performed live?

A public performance of by those featured in the video will happen at Families For Life’s SG50 Picnic @ Marina Barrage on Aug 7.

The event is from 8am to 12.30pm and the Homes performance is set for 11am.



Read more about the performers in the video in The New Paper print edition, Aug 8.

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Read the full report in our print edition on Aug 6.

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