Foreign students’ video of Singapore tourist spots gets people dancing, smiling


Four Japanese exchange students got hundreds of people dancing at 45 spots around Singapore, bringing smiles to many faces.

The undergraduates from National University of Singapore (NUS), aged between 20 and 22, had people groove to “Koi Suru Fortune Cookie” by AKB48, a popular pop girl group in Japan, at such places as the National Museum of Singapore and Sultan Mosque.

“We feel that many people (mostly Japanese) do not know much about Singapore…we felt that Singapore is not only about Marina Bay Sands and Merlion. So we would like to introduce Singapore to the world including Japan,” said one of them, Takanori Ito, 22, in an email interview with Yahoo Singapore.

He added, “We would like many people who have some interests in Singapore to know more about Singapore. We would like this video to be one of the guides of Singapore. Moreover we would like those who watch this video to enjoy and smile.”

With support from Singapore Zoo and Resorts World Sentosa, it took a whole month for the students to produce the clip, which runs for three minutes and eight seconds.

The video also features a cameo by Singapore-based investor Jim Rogers.

Aside from Takanori, the other exchange students involved in making the video include: Jackie Kim, Yuya Takeuchi, Yu Iiyoshi