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The story is about two good friends who grew up with genuine love for the Getai culture, a form of art with stage and song performances. Getai has a historical tradition in Singapore. After... See full summary »

Director:

Royston Tan

Writer:

Royston Tan
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yuwu Qi ... Guan Yin
Mindee Ong Mindee Ong ... Little Papaya (as Xin Wang)
Yann Yann Yeo ... Big Papaya
Ling Ling Liu ... Auntie Ling / The Goddess
Kelvin Chen Kelvin Chen ... Wei Lian (as Chen Wei Lian)
May Wan Teh May Wan Teh ... The Durian Sisters (as May)
Choy Wan Teh Choy Wan Teh ... The Durian Sisters (as Choy)
Anna Ru Ping Lim Anna Ru Ping Lim ... Little Papaya's Mother (as Ru Ping Lin)
Johnny Ng Johnny Ng ... Little Papaya's Father
Lei Wang Lei Wang ... Wang Lei
Karen Lim Karen Lim ... Karen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kimberly Chia Kimberly Chia ... Big Papaya - Age 13
Steve Lee Steve Lee ... Godfather
Jonathan Lim Jonathan Lim ... HIV Queen
Li Lin Li Lin ... Final Showdown Host
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Storyline

The story is about two good friends who grew up with genuine love for the Getai culture, a form of art with stage and song performances. Getai has a historical tradition in Singapore. After being blessed by the Getai Goddess, the two friends become the most popular Getai duo of the country, called the Papayas. However, the Durian Sisters, their main competitors are very jealous and determined to sabotage the Papayas' performances. Written by Rene Guillot

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Musical

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Singapore

Language:

Mandarin | Hokkien | English | Cantonese

Release Date:

9 August 2007 (Singapore) See more »

Also Known As:

Singapur Queens - Born to Dance See more »

Filming Locations:

Singapore

Company Credits

Production Co:

Zhao Wei Films (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Play around with word puns, Guan Ying's name is actually means "off sound" in literal translation. In the show, Guan Ying is a mute. See more »

Connections

Followed by 12 Lotus (2008) See more »

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If you are not Singaporean, avoid it !... well if you are Singaporean... go take a walk at the Chinese Gardens instead...
23 January 2008 | by mr_cyclopedeSee all my reviews

Let's make a test... Remove every songs from this movie, show an edited version of 881 without any music... What will u think ? Even for the few minutes left of the movie (yes, the songs are most of the movie), it will be a very boring story, without goal and with bad actors...

You guess it, the show is all about music and dance, fancy dresses and uninteresting story ! A very disappointing movie from Royston Tan. Have u seen his previous ones ? Yes ! Then you will understand me but you won't understand why the director choose the most easy way of bringing popular songs on the screen instead of a writing a credible story... Popularity ? Well Mr. Tan, you should think about your art before thinking about your money... Remember you did it before, and it was quite good...


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