4 Questions With Local Director Jack Neo

Weekender catches Singapore's film icon for a quick morning chat

Donning a chic minimalist smart watch and tapping away on his mobile phone, director Jack Neo looks as busy as you would expect. It's little wonder why: He sits atop an impressive portfolio of quintessential Singapore films, from the side-splitting Money No Enough to the serialised Ah Boys To Men.

Many would call him an auteur and even a businessman. But in real life, Neo registers as far from the philosophical artist or the suit-and-tie type. In his khakis and polo shirt, he reminds one more of their favourite funny uncle.

"Did you know you could send messages by speaking into your phone and it would translate everything into text?" Neo asked me.

I knew, but I decided to play along.

"Here, let me show you. Isn't that amazing?" When he saw my 'surprise', he grinned with satisfaction.

Speaking to us after his new radio segment on 88.3 Jia FM, Neo answers a few quick questions about his new show, his favourite trend and plans for the future.

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4. What plans do you have in the works now?

I can’t say too much right now, I might attract copycats! But I hope we can do a talk show. I’m already in discussion with Kumar for that… We are going to launch something big, so stay tuned!

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