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  • Writer's pictureShino Lim

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ 5 Singaporean Netflix Shows to Celebrate SG's 57th Birthday with!

What better way to relieve your nostalgia and celebrate Singapore's 57th birthday than to binge-watch shows made and produced locally? Everyone grew up watching these shows, dated all the way back to 2003. Those were the good ol' days, and we want you to relieve it with these 5 shows!

1. Ilo Ilo

This classic Singaporean film, Ilo Ilo, shines a spotlight on the somewhat ordinary life of many Singaporean families, who frequently have busy working parents. More often than not, their children are left to be brought up by a domestic helper hired from The Philippines or Indonesia.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Watch this on Netflix here!

2. Best of Incredible Tales

If you did not grow up being scared of this show's opening music, are you really Singaporean? Incredible Tales is all about true ghost stories told through generations which cross boundaries of culture and language. You definitely won't feel alone watching this show at night!

๐Ÿ‘‰ Watch this on Netflix here!

3. I Not Stupid

Another classic by Singapore's favourite filmmaker โ€“ Jack Neo. This satirical movie portrays the lives, struggles and adventures of three Singaporean youths as they try to find a way to improve their school grades in a cutthroat environment.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Watch this on Netflix here!

4. Last Madame

Joanne Peh's diehard fans, this is for you! This highly praised series won Best Asian Drama at the 2020 Asia Contents Awards, and it deserves it. It is Singapore's first M18 English Drama produced locally, and revolves around a woman returning to Singapore to claim her inheritance: a former brothel owned by her great-grandmother, whose life involved sex, intrigue and murder.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Watch this on Netflix here!

5. Homerun (่ท‘ๅง๏ผๅญฉๅญ)

A remake of the Iranian film Children of Heaven, Jack Neo's Homerun is set in 1965 Singapore, and tells the story of children living in a kampong, and a lost pair of shoes. The film has themes ranging from friendship, to the political relations between Singapore and Malaysia, and socio-economic relationships between the rich and poor.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Watch this on Netflix here!

Enjoy these shows, and happy birthday Singapore!

with Love,

The Dateideas Team

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