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Pierre Png, Rebecca Lim turn up in their 70s best for Localicious roadshow

The cast members of the upcoming police drama “Mata Mata 2” showed off their best dance moves dressed as their characters in the show, at Channel 5’s special Localicious roadshow on Saturday

SINGAPORE: Singapore actress Rebecca Lim, actor Pierre Png and the other cast members of the upcoming police drama “Mata Mata 2” which is set in the 70s, showed off their best dance moves dressed as their characters in the series at Channel 5’s special Localicious roadshow on Saturday.

“I love this era! The tight pants, the bell bottoms, the very deadpan look, no funny hairstyles ... it’s all coming back [into fashion]!” said Png of his 70s getup at the event, which aims to promote Channel 5's new wave of locally-produced programmes.

“It’s very comfortable. I wish I could go back to the 70s.”

The actor added that it felt good to have come “full circle”, as he was also dressed in 70s clothes when he made his big screen debut in the 1998 disco dancing film “Forever Fever”.

However, his co-star Lim was a little less enthusiastic about her outfit.

“The tops are all very, how shall I put it, colourful and made of ‘multi-purpose’ fabric.

“It’s like your mum used this cloth to make you a shirt, then she used it for the tablecloth, for the curtain … it’s all that kind of print!” said Lim with a giggle.

“Mata Mata 2” sees Png play a socially awkward forensic pathologist in the show, while Lim plays a feisty plain-clothes police officer whose sister, played by Priscelia Chan, works in a cabaret.

Singapore actress Nadiah M. Din, actor Erwin Shah Dawson and radio deejay-turned actor Divian Nair also star in the drama, which will air on September 1.

Apart from “Mata Mata 2”, Channel 5 also revealed more details about “Makan Places: Lost & Found” and “Minute To Win It”, two new locally-produced shows that will air on July 8 and August 9 respectively, during the event.

“Minute To Win It”, a game show hosted by Bryan Wong, has contestants attempting to complete 60-second challenges in a bid to win S$250,000.

In “Makan Places: Lost & Found", veteran television hosts Gurmit Singh and Michelle Chia traverse the island to rediscover Singapore’s best-remembered food stalls.

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