A niece made a RM100 donation to the Sin Min School building fund. But since she was busy with other obligations I got to go and listen to the top crooners in this North Zone finals of the singing contest. All 20 contestants were equally good with their performances. The songs they chose to perform ranged from the 50s to the 80s. Nothing interesting for the younger set.
Somehow they seemed to rush through the contest with one singer coming in immediately after another, not unlike a fashion show. The judges probably had a stressful time.
But I think they didn't make the show any better by bringing in some imitation Teresa Tengs (while the judges were doing their arithmetic).... all 4 of them. One of them sounded so convincingly like Teresa herself and even looked like her when she was in her 20s.
They collected RM828,000 for the fund. That, I'm told was just to buy the vacant plot of land.