Everyone has a favourite Singapore song, but what makes the song truly iconic? For the artists and personalities in Singapore’s music and entertainment scene who have put together this list of the country’s greatest hits, the songs picked must have been performed, arranged or composed by a Singaporean from 1965 to the present; are instantly recognisable; or have made an impact in the music or social scene in Singapore.
Taufik & Rui En
Sky’s The Limit
Text: Joanna Goh
Graphics: Wong Ming Yui
RBKD: An interesting article by Xinmsn which hopes to see Rui En attempting 6 different types of roles based on pre-existing characters from past dramas and movies. These roles include:
a) Dual roles of a wrongfully murdered ghost and her living daughter in Shadows in the Dark
Rui En has never attempted horror dramas and it would be refreshing to see her balancing these two roles.
b) Indie musician in Begin Again
It’s been quite some time a music drama has aired and this role is ideal for Rui En who had released two full music albums and a few singles in her career.
c) Top actress falling from grace in You Who Came from The Stars
Even though this character is similar to Zhang Ya Le in A Tale of 2 Cities but nature is different. It’d be fun to see Rui En play an aloof trend-setting fashionista with a caustic tongue for once.
d) Doctor in Good Doctor
It’s an occupation Rui En has yet to try onscreen.
e) Hockey Player in Pride
Perfectly suitable for Rui En as she herself is a true blue hockey player during her schooling days.
f) High School teacher in Gokusen
Rui En’s an influential personality in her own right (trended worldwide on Twitter a few times) and it would be interesting to see her as an inspirational school teacher.
Share with us what do you think of Rui En in these roles and what other roles would you like to see Rui En attempt: forum
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1. Scene & Heard Page 22
Story: Ashley Teo
Special guests: Besides the two finalists battling it out at the The Final 1, there were also guest performers to entertain the 5,000-strong crowd at the Star Performing Arts Centre. Rui En took a break from acting and rocked out with The Final 1 judge Taufik Batisah on the rousing ‘Sky’s the Limit’.
2. Advertorial Pages 89-93
Sudden Prelude Poster 1
accident =/= coincidence
Sudden Prelude Poster 2
verdict =/= truth
3. Television Page 105
Mon, Ch 8, 9PM
Four lawyers (played by Rui En, Rebecca Lim, Romeo Tan and Zhang Zhenhuan) are involved in the same traffic accident that have repercussions on their private and professional lives. The 20-part legal drama – partly filmed in Tasmania, Australia – also stars Guo Liang, Constance Song and Ian Fang.
4. TV Synopsis Pages 117-118
Sudden 骤变 debuts 2 September 2013 9pm on Channel 8.
In a star studded finale last night (21 Aug), Shaun and Farisha took to stage performing a total of seven songs each, including ‘Payphone’ with judge Taufik Batisah and ‘Without You’ with South African Idols champion Jody Williams.
Taufik Batisah also shared the stage with Rui En, performing their hit ‘Sky’s The Limit’ to the screams of the crowd.
It’s rock star Rui En! The actress joined Taufik on stage for ‘Sky’s the Limit’.
Categorised in Sky's the Limit.
20: Blow Me (One Last Kiss) – Pink
19: Sky’s The Limit – Taufik Batisah ft Rui En
18: Tell Me A Lie – One Direction
17: Boyfriend – Justin Bieber
16: Sexy And I Know It – LMFAO
15: We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together – Taylor Swift
14: Some Nights – Fun.
13: Chasing The Sun – The Wanted
12: One Thing – One Direction
11: The One That Got Away – Katy Perry
10: Gotta Be You – One Direction
09: Marry The Night – Lady Gaga
08: Part Of Me – Katy Perry
07: We Are Young – Fun.
06: What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction
05: Titanium – David Guetta ft Sia
04: Payphone – Maroon 5 ft. Wiz Khalifa
03: Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye ft Kimbra
02: Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
01: Gangnam Style – PSY
By Dang Hui Ling
Singapore Idol Taufik Batisah performed at the inaugural ABU (Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union) Song Festival in South Korea earlier this month. The two-hour event which will be broadcasted in the different participating countries, aims to bring together and showcase international musical talents, transcending language and cultural background.
Currently busy with album preparations, the local singer shared that he listens to a wide genre of music, from popular rock to indie. But when it comes to his own composition, Taufik is sticking to pop music.
In July this year, Taufik released an English single Sky’s The Limit featuring fellow local artiste Rui En, which took the number one spot on 98.7FM Top 20 Countdown Chart for two consecutive weeks. It was a rare feat for a local song as the Chart is commonly dominated by international acts.
By Juliana June Rasul
Taufik, 30, was in Seoul mid-October for the ABU TV Song Festival, a concert to go with Korea’s ABU Radio Song Festival, Asia’s version of the Eurovision Song Contest.
No word yet on whether there’ll be any cross-cultural collaboration for Taufik’s upcoming English album, which he’s currently working on.
His most recent single Sky’s The Limit, which also features the vocals of his fellow Hype Records artiste Rui En, stayed at the top of the charts on 987FM for two weeks.