Who’s the big shot of Chinese New Year 2017?

On-set shenanigans with the local celebrities filming the 2017 Chinese New Year MV

First look at 2017’s Chinese New Year mascot, Gu Ji Gu Ji
First look at 2017’s Chinese New Year mascot, Gu Ji Gu Ji
17 Nov 2016

First look at 2017’s Chinese New Year mascot, Gu Ji Gu Ji

Photos: Channel 8

If you haven’t noticed, local celebrities such as Kym Ng, Elvin Ng, Desmond Tan, Rebecca Lee, Xu Bin, Dennis Chew, Vivian Lai, Tay Ping Hui and YES 933 DJ Lim Pei Fen have started filming the music video (MV) for Chinese New Year 2017’s theme song, ‘Gu Ji Gu Ji Yi Xia’ and had a ball of a time despite the scorching hot weather, thanks to the adorable star of the MV, Gu Ji Gu Ji!

As 2017 would be the year of the rooster in the lunar calendar, Gu Ji Gu Ji is actually in the shape of a rooster (although, we think, it really resembles a chick instead). For those curious, here’s the background story on the legend of Gu Ji Gu Ji: it is actually the 8888th descendent of the actual rooster that won the Zodiac race back in the days, and it fell from the Heavens as an egg and managed to arrive on Earth in-tact. When it finally hatched from its eggs, its first words were “Gu Ji Gu Ji!”

Other than its appearance in the MV, Gu Ji Gu Ji will be present at the Chinese New Year countdown live show to send its greetings to audiences and the song ‘Gu Ji Gu Ji Yi Xia’ will be featured in this year’s Chinese New Year album.

P.S: Don’t miss seeing your favourite celebrities ‘dabbing’ to Chinese New Year songs, although we really don’t know how to feel about ‘dabbing’ to festive tunes instead of Desiigner’s ‘Panda’.

Click through for more behind-the-scenes photos of the filming of the MV

Lim Pei Fen, Dennis Chew, Xu Bin and Rebecca Lim posing with Gu Ji Gu ji
Lim Pei Fen, Dennis Chew, Xu Bin and Rebecca Lim posing with Gu Ji Gu ji
17 Nov 2016

Lim Pei Fen, Dennis Chew, Xu Bin and Rebecca Lim posing with Gu Ji Gu ji

Pretty ladies Kym Ng and Vivian Lai posing with Gu Ji Gu Ji
Pretty ladies Kym Ng and Vivian Lai posing with Gu Ji Gu Ji
17 Nov 2016

Pretty ladies Kym Ng and Vivian Lai posing with Gu Ji Gu Ji

How did Xu Bin and Rebecca fare for their ‘dabs’?
How did Xu Bin and Rebecca fare for their ‘dabs’?
17 Nov 2016

How did Xu Bin and Rebecca fare for their ‘dabs’?

How did Xu Bin and Rebecca fare for their ‘dabs’?
How did Xu Bin and Rebecca fare for their ‘dabs’?
17 Nov 2016

How did Xu Bin and Rebecca fare for their ‘dabs’?

Zoe Tay and Chen Hanwei showing off their ‘dabs’
Zoe Tay and Chen Hanwei showing off their ‘dabs’
17 Nov 2016

Zoe Tay and Chen Hanwei showing off their ‘dabs’

Finally, a proper shot of the best friends
Finally, a proper shot of the best friends
17 Nov 2016

Finally, a proper shot of the best friends

 Who’s the big shot of Chinese New Year 2017?
Who’s the big shot of Chinese New Year 2017?
17 Nov 2016

Who’s the big shot of Chinese New Year 2017?

Chen Hanwei, Rebecca Lim, Xu Bin
Chen Hanwei, Rebecca Lim, Xu Bin
17 Nov 2016

Chen Hanwei, Rebecca Lim, Xu Bin

Can Tay Ping Hui blend in as one of the dukes with Desmond Tan and Elvin Ng?
Can Tay Ping Hui blend in as one of the dukes with Desmond Tan and Elvin Ng?
17 Nov 2016

Can Tay Ping Hui blend in as one of the dukes with Desmond Tan and Elvin Ng?

Elvin Ng, Vivian Lai posing with oranges
Elvin Ng, Vivian Lai posing with oranges
17 Nov 2016

Elvin Ng, Vivian Lai posing with oranges

No shoot is complete without a group selfie!
No shoot is complete without a group selfie!
17 Nov 2016

No shoot is complete without a group selfie!

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