Monday, May 09, 2011

Popular Malay-language folk song in Mandarin

In the Chinese-language universe, the most well-known and well-liked Malay-language folk song is undoubtedly Bengawan Solo. Its Mandarin rendition seems to have appeared very long ago across the causeway. I was first told about it by the late Pak Rashid' (Maidin)' in early 2005. Pak Rashid, an English -proficient electrician by vocational education, enjoyed playing violin and he could sing L' Internationale in Mandarin.