Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Voice of the MRT

I have this weird thing: Whenever I hear a recorded voice, I always want to know what the person looks like.

This goes for cartoon voices, movie voice overs, and public service announcements played over speakers in public areas.

It's like a game.

The best part is that usually the person looks nothing like what you picture in your mind from hearing their voice.

So I was pretty excited when I found a video on YouTube of the lady who is the voice on the speakers in the MRT trains and stations.

For the Americans who've never been to Singapore, here's a video of one of her announcements on an MRT train:



And this is what she looks like:



Surprisingly, she doesn't look that different than what I imagined. She's quite pretty.

7 comments:

Brad Farless said...

I've wondered about that. My favorite part of the MRT announcements though is the one on the line that goes to Harbourfront that starts out with "Happy happy..."

I don't know what language that is or what it's really saying but it reminds me of the old Ren & Stimpy cartoons:

"Happy, Happy! Joy, Joy!"

oviparous said...

!!!! MRT VOICE.

my name is lydia, and i stumbled across your blog searching for 'glee in singapore'. this is an amazing find and i will be following you ;) i am singaporean, chinese, married. haha.

nice to meet you!

Sandra said...

Hey Megan, looks like a Eurasian. One of my kind....

Megan said...

That's EXACTLY what I told Aaron! Ha ha. I said "She looks Eurasian, just like Sandra." I can pick you fellas right out :)

Sandra said...

You're good. Even Jeni and other Singaporeans I know can't understand how I can tell someone's a Eurasian in a crowd. We just know our own kind...

Megan said...

Oh hey Lydia! Thanks for reading. Hope you're having a great start to your CNY!

Michelle said...

Hey! I'm an American student living in Singapore for the semester and stumbled upon your blog. We ride the MRT all the time and always comment on the voice! I'm so glad you found this...this is hilarious!