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Bugis Street (1995)

Yao jie huang hou (original title)
Young and innocent Lian is a maid to a rich family in Malaysia. She is then sent to work at a small hotel near Bugis Street in Singapore. She learns about another side of life when encounter with the transvestites and transsexuals.

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Credited cast:
Hiep Thi Le ... Lian
Michael Lam ... Meng
Greg-o Greg-o ... Drago
Ernest Seah Ernest Seah ... Lola
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gerald Chen Gerald Chen ... Mrs. Hwee
Matthew Foo Matthew Foo ... Dr. Toh
Benedict Goh Benedict Goh ... Sing
David Knight David Knight ... Sailor
Kelvin Lua Kelvin Lua ... Drago's Boyfriend
Maggie Lye Maggie Lye ... Maggie
Lily Siew Lin Ong Lily Siew Lin Ong ... Drago's Mother (as Lily Ong)
Godfrey Yew Godfrey Yew ... Mr. Wong
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Innocent and naive, the 17-year-old Lian is a maid to a rich family in Malaysia, whose sheltered existence is shattered when she is sent to work at a small hotel near Bugis Street in neighbouring Singapore. Having to live with the transvestites and transexuals who make her living on the streets, Lian soon learns about another side of life. Written by L.H. Wong <as9401k56@ntuvax.ntu.ac.sg>

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ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE...
20 March 2001 | by Mitch-38See all my reviews

Definitely different tale of coming of age, for a waif from the countryside (played well by Hiep Thi Le), now living in the city. A "House of Prostitution" to be exact, where the service folks are transvestites, and the clientele, predominately US military types on "R&R" from Vietnam. If you can make it over that knoll, there are some very humorous observations and some fine dramatic vignettes here to be gleaned. Lian, the country girl grows up around the daily workings, and makes friends with most of the residents. The inter-action and if you will, mentoring, that takes place is basically the crux of the film. If you've a daring nature and care for something out of the ordinary, give this film from Singapore a peek. Recommended.


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Country:

Singapore

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese | English

Release Date:

13 April 1995 (Singapore) See more »

Also Known As:

Bugis Street the Movie See more »

Filming Locations:

Singapore

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1.85 : 1
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