PAP MP ‘Selfie King’ Stars in Local Play on Social Media Obsession


SINGAPORE: He is known as the “Selfie King” but how will Member of Parliament for Tampines GRC Baey Yam Keng fare as a “romantic blogger”? Audiences can find out when Mr Baey stars in a play called Like Me. I Like, come December.

Theatre company The ETCeteras announced in a media release on Tuesday (Sep 30) that he will take the lead role in the play which will highlight “the real life obsession of social media”. It will be written and directed by Mr Baey’s wife Ms Lim Hai Yen, and he will serve as its producer.

The Mandarin play is set in an advertising firm and the story is built around the popularity of social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and WhatsApp, and how various relationships and rivalries flourish as a result.

“All these are witnessed by the firm’s pet hamster who lives, breathes and plays among its human masters’ complicated and comical relationships happening both online and offline,” ETCeteras said.

The play will also star showbiz veteran Foong Wai See, and Y.E.S. 93.3FM DJ Chung Kun Hua. Cultural medallion award winner Dick Lee will be the production’s image stylist.

Like Me. I Like will run from Dec 4 to 7. All proceeds from the play will go towards the Tampines North CCC Community Development and Welfare Fund, and the Hwa Chong Junior College Alumni Students Bursary Fund.


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