Go the whole hog with Mediacorp’s first festive Blu-ray experience, complete with cute pig plushies!

Singapore, 6 January 2019 – “Sow” success with “猪饱饱”, the perky pig figurines fronting the Mediacorp Lunar New Year Album 2019《猪饱饱欢乐迎肥年》, an anthology of 16 songs* and videos available for the first time in Blu-ray Disc, CD+DVD and thumb drive.

This year’s trio of toys personifying prosperity (“富贵饱”), happiness (“幸福饱”) and health (“健康饱”) will join trotters with celebrity crooners Zoe Tay (郑惠玉), Pierre Png (方展发), Rebecca Lim (林慧玲) and Romeo Tan (陈罗密欧), among other fan favourites.

The album was officially launched at a media and industry partners’ event co-organised by Sony Singapore and Mediacorp on Sunday, 6 January 2019 at 313@Somerset.

Mixed and mastered by Mediacorp Audio Post (新传媒音乐音效组), highlights from《猪饱饱欢乐迎肥年》to keep an ear out for are “猪饱饱驾到”, an all-new number penned for the Year of the Pig; and bonus track “好势无”, the theme song for dialect drama How Are You? 《好世谋》, currently airing every Friday from 11.30am to 12.30pm on Channel 8.

The limited-edition Blu-ray issue includes seven music videos** enhanced by DTS:X immersive audio capabilities, with the version for the original track “嘻嘻哈哈过新年” rendered in virtual reality (VR) – scan a QR code in the accompanying lyrics booklet and you will be directed to a YouTube link simulating a three-dimensional soundscape.

Doreen Neo, Chief Content Officer, Mediacorp, said: “This annual endeavour exemplifies our company’s nimbleness in navigating a multi-platform mediascape, determination to develop engaging IP and commitment to commemorating our cherished cultural customs.”

Added Ms Neo: “We’re pleased that the Lunar New Year albums and plushies – the third since our rooster mascot ‘咕鸡咕鸡’ in 2017 and pair of puppies ‘阿狗狗’ and ‘阿美美’ in 2018 – have become covetable collector’s items. We hope that this year’s delightful ditties will amplify the ambience in households that observe Chinese New Year during the celebratory carousing to come.”

Barry See, Head, Production Resource, Mediacorp said: “We’re proud to furnish fans with an elevated experience via the DTS:X format, which envelops listeners in a multifaceted mantle of music that replicates the richness of real-world sound.”

Added Mr See: “We hope that our decision to capitalise on advanced audio DTS:X tech this year for our 16th album will provide the perfect platform to present the catchy compositions conjured up by our squadron of sound designers and artistes.”

The Mediacorp Lunar New Year Album 2019《猪饱饱欢乐迎肥年》retails for $19.90 (CD+DVD), $29.90 (thumb drive) and $35.90 (Blu-Ray), and is available at Sony Stores in Singapore, Popular/CD-Rama stores, Poh Kim outlets and Giant Hypermarts. Each “猪饱饱” plushie retails for $16.80, with a bundle of all three going for $40.80. Buy any version of the album to purchase the plushies at $13.80 each.

Exclusive behind-the-scenes visuals and high-resolution images of the launch event, plushies and Blu-ray, CD/DVD and thumb drive album covers can be downloaded via this link: mediacorp-sg.sharefile.com/d-sd008b45937f4f55a.

* Lunar New Year Album 2019 《猪饱饱欢乐迎肥年》Playlist

Track number

Song title

Performing artistes

1

“猪饱饱驾到”

Rebecca Lim (林慧玲), Romeo Tan (陈罗密欧), Carrie Wong (黄思恬), Desmond Tan (陈泂江), He Ying Ying (何盈莹), Ian Fang (方伟杰), Gao Meigui (高美贵), Kunhua (钟坤华)

2

“恭喜大家过新年”

Zoe Tay (郑惠玉), Aileen Tan (陈丽贞), Pierre Png (方展发),Paige Chua (蔡琦慧)  

3

“万事如意”

Elvin Ng (黄俊雄), Joanne Peh (白薇秀), Zhang Yaodong (张耀栋), Denise Camillia Tan (陈楚寰)

4

“嘻嘻哈哈过新年”

Edwin Goh (吴劲威), Kimberly Chia (谢静仪), Chen Yixi (陈一熙), Chantalle Ng (黄暄婷), Fang Rong (芳榕)

5

“小拜年”

Quan Yifong (权怡凤), Guo Liang (郭亮), Kym Ng (鐘琴), Vivian Lai (赖怡伶), Desmond Ng (黄振隆)

6

“万年红”

Evelyn Lam (蓝丽婷), Zhao Quan Yin (赵全胤), Chua Sin Kai (蔡沁凯), Soh Bee Lan(苏美兰)

7

“新的起点” – Adaptation from S-pop (新谣) song “年少的我”

Chen Biyu (陈碧玉), Marcus Chin (陈建彬), Dennis Chew (周崇庆), Chua Leelian (蔡礼莲), Violet Fenying (陈粉樱), Kenneth Kong (江坚文), Wendy Xiao Ying (曾晓英), Mary Bukoh (巫许玛莉), Lina Tan (丽娜)

8

“新年新的梦” – Adaptation from S-pop (新谣) song “让全世界起舞”

Lin Ling Zhi (林灵芝), Lu Linxuan (吕霖轩), Ko Ee Sim (高逸芯), Feng Jian Bin (冯剑斌), Li Yi Sha (李一莎), Pan Jia Biao (潘家镳), Qi Qi (琪琪), Huang Shujun (黄淑君), Qiu Sheng Yang (邱胜扬), Zeng Sheng Lian (曾生莲), Liang Ping (梁萍)

9

“春天来了”

Kristine Lim (林稚瑛), Yang Zhen Hua (杨振华), Chua Sin Kai (蔡沁凯), Jeffrey Low (刘俊葳)

10

“大家过个太平年”

Chen Shucheng (陈澍城), Hong Huifang (洪慧芳), Kym Ng (鐘琴), Terence Cao (曹国辉), Paige Chua (蔡琦慧)

11

“拜大年”

Chew Chor Meng (周初明), Pan Lingling (潘玲玲), Bryan Wong (王禄江), Ya Hui (雅慧), Xu Bin (徐彬)

12

“春”

Kelly Poon (潘嘉丽), Shi Xin Hui (石欣卉)

13

“珍藏”

Chen Hanwei (陈汉玮), Ann Kok (郭舒贤), Kym Ng (鐘琴), Yao Wenlong (姚彣隆), Zheng Geping (郑各评)

14

“笑一笑”

Romeo Tan (陈罗密欧), Rebecca Lim (林慧玲), Xu Bin (徐彬), Sora Ma (马艺瑄)

15

“凑热闹”

Felicia Chin (陈凤玲), Aloysius Pang (冯伟衷), Jeffrey Xu (徐鸣杰), Carrie Wong (黄思恬)

Bonus track

“好势无”(福建)

– How Are You?《好世谋》 theme song

Li Fei Hui (黎沸挥)

** Lunar New Year Album 2019 《猪饱饱欢乐迎肥年》DVD Playlist

Track number

Music video title

Performing artistes

1

“猪饱饱驾到”

Rebecca Lim (林慧玲), Romeo Tan (陈罗密欧), Carrie Wong (黄思恬), Desmond Tan (陈泂江), He Ying Ying (何盈莹), Ian Fang (方伟杰), Gao Meigui (高美贵), Kunhua (钟坤华)

2

“恭喜大家过新年”

Zoe Tay (郑惠玉), Aileen Tan (陈丽贞), Pierre Png (方展发),Paige Chua (蔡琦慧)  

3

“万事如意”

Elvin Ng (黄俊雄), Joanne Peh (白薇秀), Zhang Yaodong (张耀栋), Denise Camillia Tan (陈楚寰)

4

“嘻嘻哈哈过新年” (VR)

Edwin Goh (吴劲威), Kimberly Chia (谢静仪), Chen Yixi (陈一熙), Chantalle Ng (黄暄婷), Fang Rong (芳榕)

5

“小拜年”

Quan Yifong (权怡凤), Guo Liang (郭亮), Kym Ng (鐘琴), Vivian Lai (赖怡伶), Desmond Ng (黄振隆)

6

“万年红”

Evelyn Lam (蓝丽婷), Zhao Quan Yin (赵全胤), Chua Sin Kai (蔡沁凯), Soh Bee Lan (苏美兰)

7

“新的起点”

Chen Biyu (陈碧玉), Marcus Chin (陈建彬), Dennis Chew (周崇庆), Chua Leelian (蔡礼莲), Violet Fenying (陈粉樱), Kenneth Kong (江坚文), Wendy Xiao Ying (曾晓英), Mary Bukoh (巫许玛莉), Lina Tan (丽娜)

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