The couple sang popular contemporary and classic Chinese songs, including The Moon Represents My Heart by Teresa Teng.
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In Malaysia, it’s not uncommon to see Malays and Indians speaking Chinese, given its multicultural society and vernacular schools.
But a Malay couple has been turning heads with their rendition of Chinese songs in shopping malls around Kuala Lumpur, such as Pavilion Bukit Jalil.
The woman would sing the songs while the guy would play the guitar, usually at food courts, serenading the patrons as they dine.
Their performances have been recorded by passersby and posted to social media, including Facebook, TikTok and YouTube.
@chongsw Fantastic Malay sings a famous Chinese song #keluargamalaysia ♬ original sound – ChongSW
The couple sang popular contemporary and classic Chinese songs.
The numbers include the love ballad “The Moon Represents My Heart”, made famous by the late Taiwanese singer Teresa Teng, and is a song which most Chinese people know by heart.
The “Keluarga Malaysia” Spirit
The public is incredibly amazed at the woman’s proficiency in Mandarin.
Many commented that she could articulate the words clearly despite her slang as a non-native speaker.
Besides Chinese songs, the couple also performs English and Malay songs.
Many said they would gladly tip the couple in admiration of their hard work and determination.
The public also hoped that more Malaysians would busk and perform songs from other communities.
The public also thanked the couple for helping to foster the “Keluarga Malaysia” (Malaysian Family) concept of the new government led by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
Keluarga Malaysia’s concept calls on the people to put aside all differences and face challenges as a family.
Ismail Sabri said the inclusive nature of the concept transcended the boundaries of religion, race and ethnicity and is essential in the efforts to help the country recover from the pandemic.
Hari ini, saya menerima kunjungan daripada Gabungan Pertubuhan Cina Malaysia di pejabat.— Ismail Sabri (@IsmailSabri60) June 7, 2022
Perbincangan melibatkan banyak perkara termasuk ekonomi, gagasan Keluarga Malaysia dan lain-lain.
Saya berterima kasih di atas sokongan gabungan terhadap gagasan Keluarga Malaysia. pic.twitter.com/5SXzlrLqjG