A YouTube video of an intern, Fizah Wizah, who is reportedly with Singapore’s HOTFM 91.3, has been making its rounds online.
The hook? She mimics a well-known public announcement on MRT trains in four languages – English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil.
The video, which was uploaded by YouTube user “Alvin Choo” on 5 May, has been viewed almost 80,000 times and has attracted more than 300 comments.
“HOTFM 91.3 intern Fizah Wizah is talented! She can do the MRT Platform announcement in all four languages and this is why you should hire her!” the video description reads.
The video has been reposted on numerous pages on Facebook, drawing thousands of “likes” and shared thousands of times.
In the video, Fizah jokingly promotes herself as a potential candidate to be a safety message announcer, so that the public rail operator SMRT could “save money”.
“…because I am one person and I can do it in all four languages,” she says in the video.
The announcement, “Dear passengers, for your own safety, please stand behind the yellow line”, was first said in English before she repeated it in Mandarin, Malay and Tamil.
At the end of the video recording, she gives a big grin and shows a “thumbs up” sign to the camera.
Fizah Wizah herself reposted the video on her own YouTube channel on 6 May saying that she was “working on a Sunday at the back of the van” when she was filmed.
“I memorised this like six years ago (when it was still relevant) with the help of a good friend (for the Tamil version),” she stated in the video description.
The video has garnered positive reactions online, with viewers expressing their support and praise for her effort.
“Awesome!! Pure Singapore talent!! Open your eyes Singapore, you guys talk too much about foreign talents. You go girl!”, wrote Facebook user "Fian Fianadoz”, who commented on “EDMW loves Singapore” page’s repost of the video.
User “Eugene Wong” wrote: “This is good talent that can be used in many places and she has a pleasant voice too… I am sure someone will notice her talent…”
Some Facebook users such as “Kishure Kumar” commented that her phrasing in Tamil was not spot on, but commended her on her effort.
Another Facebook user “Srivithiy Vijayan” said: “Tamil is not that good. But I would give her 9/10. Good effort. SMRT should employ her!”
Now, Fizah is musing over whether she should do another video mimicking the other newer announcements at MRT stations.
“I should get started on the ‘suspicious article’ announcement”, she wrote on the YouTube channel, referring to the reminder that MRT commuters should be alert and report any suspicious belongings left unattended at stations and trains.