By: Wang Hung-kuo and S.C. Chang
Taipei, July 26 (CNA) Suryati of Indonesia beat eight other contestants to win the Mandarin
and Hokkienese song title in New Taipei City’s Foreign Labor Super Star Singing Competition Sunday.
Suryati, who will soon return to her home country to release an album, thanked the local government for staging the contest, which she said gave talented people a chance to perform at their best. “My friends working in other countries envy me very much for this,” she said.
Xindian resident Chen Tsai-tien (陳再添) and his Indonesian helper Kartika won the “employer and employee duet” title with a harmonious rendition of the famous Taiwanese song “Xiang Lang Jim Tao” (Twin Pillow).
A total of 788 contestants participated in 18 solo and group singing competitions that awarded cash of prizes of of NT$15,000 (US$476), NT$10,000 and NT$8,000 to the first, second and third place winners, respectively. [FULL STORY]