the mrbrown show: send ah kong

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Gahmen say, there are cheaper places than Singapore to spend your last days.

Podcast iconPodcast: the mrbrown show 16 Feb 2009: send ah kong Download MP3 (MP3, file size: 3.4mb, Time: 00:03:39)

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  1. Sangrawi Says:

    Standing ovation!!!

    Clap! Clap! Clap!

    More! More!more!

  2. kf Says:

    hahahahah great song choice!!

  3. Singapore News Alternative Says:

    Though it seems funny, the lyrics have deep meanings. Great work Mr Brown. Will share this with the various forums.

  4. John Says:

    Great song! This will certainly give a boost in the health-care tourism for Johor!

    Some parts of JB do have beautiful sceneries, maybe it’s time for them to build a few old folks home there.

    JTYS

  5. Onlooker Says:

    LOLz

  6. lyrics! Says:

    Theres a plce Batuk Bah hak.
    Where the old folks can roam free.
    And this place very cheap. Got many palm trees.
    Work whole life in Singapore.
    But still Broke until teng kor.
    Don’t want you.
    Go and die in another country.

    When its time to Mati,
    90 cents for a kopi.
    Send ur dad and mum.
    They have chewing gum.

    Send ah kong
    Fine budget old folks home.
    Health minster say got discount across borders.
    Since we are dying.
    Might as well make space for the living.

    Singapore too small
    Pls go to JB.

    Youmay think it is far
    Scally bad guys steal ur car.
    Lagi worse if u drive bm or Honda.
    Don’t be scared
    Not so scared.
    Just don’t stop if tire flat.

    Theres no jam if u choose to go on wkdays.
    When u go to johor, u can also do some shopping
    Seafood cheap n fresh.
    U can save some cash.

    Send ah kong move to a bigger plc
    Health minister say malaysa Oleh.
    They got pirate ship and power tokat ali.

    Why? Singapore
    Better go Jb.

    Send ah kong if he kana sick.
    Health minster say ambulances on the way
    Gahment very caring. Just an option they are sharing.
    Singapore loves u. Grow old in Jb.
    Gahment very caring. Just an option they are sharing.
    Singapore loves u. Grow old in Jb.
    For you and for me
    Got no erp
    Its cheaper u see.
    Go die in jb.

  7. John Low Says:

    That’s so nice!! ENCORE!!!

  8. FnN Says:

    Cute song.

    Haha!

    >.>

  9. reader Says:

    another great song as usual!
    keep up the good work kin mun!

  10. the mrbrown show: send ah kong — SGFRAG Says:

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  11. Samuel Says:

    This is one of the funniest songs I have ever heard!!!!

  12. HaHaHa Says:

    Great parody!

  13. bignut Says:

    haha! you’re the russell peter of singapore la. restecpa!!

  14. adeline Says:

    LOL….HILARIOUS….Rite song…great lyrics!
    U guys should stick to song production!
    Your creativity shines stronger in songs than in producing the news, duh.

    A few years ago I was told that gahmen building old folks home on the super near Indon islands….too near to us for comfort….Indon is much cheaper than Malaysia, I suppose….this news…not from tv of course… made my blood boil to know that people who are born as Singaporeans, live and work in Singapore for years, should have the right to die in their homeland…..but noooooooo….must go overseas for retirement and to bid sayonara.
    So with many ah kongs and ah ma going ‘overseas’ for their old age, how can they die in own homeland?

    Why call Singaporeans to come home then? They can go and die elsewhere, leh…create more space in Singapore!!!
    Call people to return to their homeland and in their own age they are supposed to ‘migrate’ to a ‘better’ land!!!
    The next announcement may be….all graves in Singapore will expire in 8years…park your beloved at your own risk.

  15. The Singapore Daily » Blog Archive » Daily SG: 17 Feb 2009 Says:

    […] Khaw wants to ship me to another country when I get old - EDMW: Civil Servant Gordon Wong is so proud about dumping his mother in some cheap JB nursing home - mrbrown: Send Ah Kong […]

  16. ErniesUrn Says:

    I think civil servant GORDON YONG, 39, must be gleaming with pride.

  17. vc Says:

    Just to say the lyric posted spelled Batu Pahat wrongly as Batuk Bah hak.

  18. sc Says:

    erm i tink the JB part change to johor sounds more in tune… imho, but then still very gd….

  19. Nursing home in JB?? « Something about PLP Says:

    […] The above recent suggestion from the Ministry of Health Khaw Boon Wan  - to set up nursing home in JB for the old aged - triggered this song by Mr Brown which is damn funny […]

  20. JH Says:

    hey marc ya know miss faith ong? =D

  21. Ah Pat Says:

    That’s a great one, mrbrown and team. Looking forward to your music CD next time! Must do one and release okay? Heehee.

    Alright, I’ve taken “lyrics!” s’ lyrics, and cleaned them up. Here’s what I hear on the .mp3. Enjoy! *:)

    Send Ah Gong
    ============

    There’s a place, Batu Pahat
    Where the old folks can roam free
    And this place very cheap
    Got many palm trees

    Work whole life in Singapore
    But still broke until teng kor
    Dowan you
    Go and die in another country

    When it’s time to mati
    Don’t pay 90 cents for a kopi
    Send your dad and mum
    They have chewing gum

    Send ah kong
    Find budget old folks’ home
    Health minister say got discount across Causeway
    Since you’re already dying
    May as well make space for the living
    Singapore too small, please go to JB

    You may think it is far
    Sekali bad guys steal ur car
    Lagi worse if you drive BM or Honda
    Don’t be scared
    Not so bad
    Just don’t stop if tyre flat
    There’s no jam if you choose to go on weekdays
    When you go to Johor, you can also do some shopping
    Seafood cheap and fresh
    You can save some cash

    Send ah kong, move to a bigger place
    Health minister say that Malaysia boleh
    There got pirate movie and power tongkat ali
    Why choose Singapore, better go JB

    Send ah kong if he kena sick
    Health minister say ambulance on the way
    Gahmen very caring
    It’s just an option they are sharing
    Singapore loves you, grow old in JB

    Gahmen very caring
    It’s just an option they are sharing
    Singapore loves you, grow old in JB

    For you and for me
    Got no ERP
    It’s cheaper, you see
    Go die in JB

    Do it for your children

  22. Panzer Says:

    That’s the sad part about Singapore Inc. It’s all about costs and money.

    We can lose $58billion on failing US banks but cannot spend more to support step-down care in our own country?

    Then why did I serve my NS for? To be shipped to another country when I expire even though I spent 2.5 years + 10 years defending it?

    It’s really a joke and maybe one day Mindef will allow you to buy your way out of NS if you have enough money. Can hire 20 foreign legionnaires or “elite” Gurkhas to serve on your behalf.

    Majullah Singapura.

  23. feedmetothefish Says:

    mrbrown,

    Been using ‘u can’t touch this (CPF) as my ringtone. Now I’ve got to change it to ’send Ah Kong’ .

    Thanks for healing this Ah Kong and keeping him happy.

    Keep it up!

    cheers,

    feedmetothefish

  24. Jedd Says:

    Terrific, terrific, terrific! One of the very best song spoofs. I love the lyrics and the sheer irony of the original song being the optimistic “Heal the World” when the subject matter is how the cruel gahmen wants to dump people who can’t make any more cash for them in JB.

  25. Angry Says:

    THANK YOU MR BROWN for making this podcast!

    I was SO ANGRY when I read that news. Absolutely ridiculous. The things that come out from some people’s mouth. Don’t they have some form of QC of what to say?

  26. jean Says:

    ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And i live in Sembawang. Sigh.

  27. romeo Says:

    It is in YouTube now !

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyEZII_MJDw

    You can join MrBrown sing along to the song …

    Say JB got pirate movies and tongkat ali … Mr Brown better don’t step into JB ….hahahaha

  28. Dr Chan Says:

    Very good. This song attacks obliquely. Great work, guys.

  29. J Says:

    In the army I was told to defend ourselves from our might turn hostile neighbours so I’ve to spend 2 years of my youth defending my home, family and friends. I suffered with faith n pride.

    11/2 years after I left army and realise they open the flood gate for new immigrants. They said it was for foreign talents, but I see loads of china men n Indian men squatting outside my neighbourhood during working hours(arent they constuction workers?? I asked 1 of them n he says he came to seek fortune n sells kopi part time..zzzz)

    When I was in the UK, Gahmen sent their psycho team to psycho us back to SG, promising us of better future, jobs and goodies. Asked us not to be quitters and come back to work with fellow Singaporeans n continue to defend our home. Came back only to find even more China men n Indians squatting around, aunties scared of gging out at night n mothers telling children to becareful (n my angmo friends still say Singapore is safe… thats 5-6 years ago lor)

    After all these crap and came back to work like mad… I have friends at their prime waking up in the middle of the night fearing he might be checked into JB old folks home when he grows old, while I dreaded for being an overage University international student, the overstressed worker and soon might just die in JB old man if I dont earn enough $$ or my children cant keep up with the society.

    That whoever in the Gahmen borned in Malaysia… u might be going back to homeland for retirement with huge load of our $$, but we just want to spend my dying dys on our beloved little red dot with our Singaporean love ones.

  30. R Says:

    Lyrics taken from podcast :D

    SEND AH KONG

    You know, Singaporeans, when it’s to time to choose a nursing home, the gahmen has a place for you.

    There’s a place, Batu Pahat
    Where the old folks can roam free
    And this place, very cheap
    Got many palm tree
    Work whole life, in Singapore
    But still broke until teng kor
    Dowan you, go and die in another country
    When it’s time to mati
    Don’t pay 90 cents for a kopi
    Send your dad and mum
    They have chewing gum

    Chorus:
    Send Ah Kong
    Find budget old folks’ home
    Health Minister say got discount across causeway
    Since already dying
    May as well make space for the living
    Singapore too small
    Please go to JB

    You may think it is far,
    sekali bad guy steal your car
    Lagi worse if you drive BM or Honda
    Don’t be scared, not so bad
    Just don’t stop if tire flat
    There’s no jam if you choose to go on weekdays
    When you go to Johor
    You can also do some shopping
    Seafood cheap and fresh
    You can save some cash

    Chorus:
    Send Ah Kong
    Move to a bigger place
    Health Minister say that Malaysia Boleh
    There got pirate movie
    And power tongkat ali
    Why choose Singapore
    Better go to JB

    Send Ah Kong
    If he kena sick
    Health Minister say ambulance on the way
    Gahmen very caring
    It’s just an option they are sharing
    Singapore loves you
    Grow old in JB

    Gahmen very caring
    It’s just an option they are sharing
    Singapore loves you
    Grow old in JB

    For you and for me
    Got no ERP
    It’s cheaper, you see
    Go die in JB (Do it for your children)

  31. supercow Says:

    Mr Brown, you’re the best!!!!! MoRRE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE

  32. Andrea Says:

    hahahahaha bravo…!!! the song so funny…!!!

    dunno if u’ve made another song for this… but if havent, maybe u can sing a song bout the NMP who suggested dat we go back to working 6 days a week since the birth rate has not increased despite u working 1 day less hahahahaa

  33. Koh Gay Says:

    Check out what the Brits are doing for their elderly in Zimbabwe.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7896882.stm

  34. Send Ah Kong to JB..... :) - BMW.SG - The BMW Singapore Community Says:

    […] Send Ah Kong to JB….. :) this is pretty good. plug in the earphones. turn up the volume. the mrbrown show Blog Archive the mrbrown show: send ah kong ironically to the tune of "Heal the World". SEND AH KONG You know, Singaporeans, when its to time to choose a nursing home, the gahmen has a place for you. Theres a place, Batu Pahat Where the old folks can roam free And this place, very cheap Got many palm tree Work whole life, in Singapore But still broke until teng kor Dowan you, go and die in another country When its time to mati Dont pay 90 cents for a kopi Send your dad and mum They have chewing gum Chorus: Send Ah Kong Find budget old folks home Health Minister say got discount across causeway Since already dying May as well make space for the living Singapore too small Please go to JB You may think it is far, sekali bad guy steal your car Lagi worse if you drive BM or Honda Dont be scared, not so bad Just dont stop if tire flat Theres no jam if you choose to go on weekdays When you go to Johor You can also do some shopping Seafood cheap and fresh You can save some cash Chorus: Send Ah Kong Move to a bigger place Health Minister say that Malaysia Boleh There got pirate movie And power tongkat ali Why choose Singapore Better go to JB Send Ah Kong If he kena sick Health Minister say ambulance on the way Gahmen very caring Its just an option they are sharing Singapore loves you Grow old in JB Gahmen very caring Its just an option they are sharing Singapore loves you Grow old in JB For you and for me Got no ERP Its cheaper, you see Go die in JB (Do it for your children) __________________ " Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God. " Matt 19:24 Unichip Q+ Dyno Tuned UUC Gen II Swaybars Supersprint Exhaust Volker Spec IIs R2D Ignition Upgrade K&N Intake Sprint Booster Weichers Front Strut Bar Sachs Lowering Springs M-Tech Shocks Steel Braided Brake Hoses Titanium Chrome Kidney Grille Chrome Gauge Rings […]

  35. Satish Says:

    Dont’ pray, pray, election coming!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMIVDOcuuNM

  36. kayangmo Says:

    Hi Mr B and gang, good job. Brings tears to my eyes….
    Die in JB….walao eh….so true….

  37. irene Says:

    You guys are great! Maybe you should cut a cd with all your song compositions.

  38. The Singapore Daily » Blog Archive » Weekly Roundup: Week 08 Says:

    […] Khaw wants to ship me to another country when I get old - TOC: Would Khaw Boon Wan send his mother to a foreign land? - A Lesser Mortal: Staying Together Moving Ahead Without Our Aged! - EDMW: Civil Servant Gordon Wong is so proud about dumping his mother in some cheap JB nursing home - mrbrown: Send Ah Kong - Ian On The Red Dot: Being Filial To Our Parents - Why We Should Send Them To Johor - The Temple Of Thoughts 3: Would you kindly put your aging parents into a cheaper nursing home? [Recommended] - EDMW: I made a Hitler parody. Please support! […]

  39. Quote of the day at Home of a Lesser Mortal Says:

    […] And don’t miss this really funny song… […]

  40. Space_Lion Says:

    I dun find this funny at all…russel Peters of Sg…Far from it…not even close…Man! I never knew my fellow Singaporeans so lame…too much Phua Chu Kang I believe…

    I understand the slapstick of it…but I just dun find it funny…
    Maybe too much actual real comedy that has made me to complex to laugh at slapstick…

    I am not saying it is bad…but do not make comparision & embarrass urself with comments like “Russell Peters of Singapore”…it makes u look like u got low standards or low IQ…

  41. ann Says:

    sad state of singapore sia

  42. Chuck Says:

    thanks…. after listening to your songs….. JB or Batu Pahat doesn’t seem so terrible to retire….

    Gahmen should recognise your talent to push their propaganda….

  43. charlie ku Says:

    Our politicians are very creative. This is so call ‘think outside the box’ by Mr Khaw, bui ta han !

  44. old hero Says:

    Great pick on the tune to match the clever lyrics.

    Perhaps Khaw’s family members have business as undertakers,
    he will next suggest building a funeral parlour in JB.
    Millions of immigrants to choose from up north
    and we get this dickhead !

  45. Send Ah Kong - BMW.SG - The BMW Singapore Community Says:

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  46. Puisoh Says:

    This song bring tears to my eyes … I live and work overseas for 8 years now, one of my biggest wish is to die in my homeland Singapore although the country I now reside has a social health care system and ‘no one should live in indignified condition’ is the first in their consitution.

  47. tootsie Says:

    Mandai Crematorium may go bust with the down down turn of going north north to RIP. Ah Kong may be looking in vain for his wife gone before him in wrong country. Salah tempat. Mana sayang gua? ( wrong place, where my darling?)

  48. Thank You Says:

    the song restored some sanity into our confused cabinet - fit for IMH when they can suggest dumping their own parents overseas for reason of pure costing when they earn thousands of dollars a day…

    one day Ah Kong will have his day too like slum dog seniors….oscars

  49. silver hair Says:

    fantistic good too good to be truth, to leave in JB where there no tax and erp,,to true true true…think about it..

  50. Puresingaporen Says:

    So sad to know that after years of contributing to our birth place, we have to die some where else and not bad home….

  51. Shengo Says:

    Singapore loves you go die in JB.

    A++++++ Song I love it

  52. Oscar Says:

    Should be up for an academy award for best song!!!

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  54. DLee Says:

    Great Works of a Genius.

    Truly Enlightening & Meaningful

  55. ........ Says:

    ENCORE!!!!!;)
    GREAT SONG!!!!!!!!!!!!

  56. mimima Says:

    Great change of lyrics as usual, very funny and poignant, I got lumps in my throat. As a matter of interest, how do you get around copyright problems to do with the tune? Thanks.

  57. Send Ah Kong to JB – Dee Kay Dot As Gee Says:

    […] Here is a song from the mrbrown show a few weeks back regarding our “beloved” Health Minister suggesting that we can send our parents to the nursing home in JB because it is cheaper there. […]

  58. Send Ah Kong : The Online Citizen - a community of singaporeans Says:

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  59. Edmund Says:

    Great job and a great piece of work - hilarious too. Keep up the good work, Mr Brown and shamed the gahmen!

  60. Hello Says:

    WAH NICE

  61. Gummibear Says:

    I think that Ah Gongs should be sent to Batam instead.. I think they would be happier there than JB

    It’s more happening there..

  62. Retire in JB Gahman Says, Mr Brown Sings >_> Says:

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  63. Waiting monday. « keLciumanic™ Says:

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  64. Gracey:] Says:

    WOOHOO!
    ENCORE!ENOCORE!
    xD

  65. Sadist Nation Says:

    How sadistic it is to know that we should be “shared” the option of living in other than our homelands, and to die in a foreign country.

    Grow old and die there.. lol.. did they sign any memorandum of understanding to give them business in JB?

    Fantastic idealogy… Time to rethink about being a public servant..

  66. U terrible! Says:

    How can u critisize our elderly like that! Thhis is the most horrible work u hav ever done!

  67. BrownFan Says:

    shuddup you even bothered to listen… hypocrite!
    and pls its higlighting a BIG BIG issue here =.=

  68. WHA!! Says:

    A really wonderful way to fit in words~~!
    But the content is not so nice…

  69. Ah Kong Says:

    how dare you send me!!! >:(

  70. Forest city Malaysia - Page 2 - www.hardwarezone.com.sg Says:

    […] Quote: Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan has suggested that elderly Singaporeans who fall sick could choose to live in nursing homes in Johor Baru where costs are lower. I’m quite like the idea work in Singapore and stay in JB. I can earn SGD and spend RM. Source: the mrbrown show Blog Archive the mrbrown show: send ah kong https://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_w…rdability.html Singaporeans sick and elderly pack Johor Bahru nursing homes - Singapore Health News & Top Stories - The Straits Times halocast wrote: What do u all think of this development? Developers of Johor’s Forest City, near Second Link, say environmental concessions were made - South-east Asia News & Top Stories - The Straits Times […]

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