Gurmit Singh Was "Ready To Migrate" After Hearing That The Government Was Not Happy With The Liberal Use Of Singlish In Phua Chu Kang In 1999
Don’t play play, okay? Gurmit, who reunited with the rest of the cast of Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd on CNA recently, says he was very scared at that point in time.
Phua Chu Kang is a Singapore icon. And there’s no beating around that bush of curly hair about this.
After all, the Mediacorp sitcom Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd where the yellow-booted contractor, played by Gurmit Singh, 56, who is the best in Singapore and JB, and some say Batam, had an extremely successful eight-season run from 1997 to 2007.
Even now, some 15 years after its finale, PCK remains firmly rooted in the minds of Singaporeans, along with a number of signature catchphrases like “Don’t play play” and “Abuden”.
On a recent episode of the CNA's On The Red Dot, the cast of Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd had a reunion, where they reminisced about the show’s humble start and glory days.