Mediacorp’s Lunar New Year 2019 pig plushies are “sow” cute!

The Mediacorp Lunar New Year Album 2019 features 16 songs, seven videos, and three squeal-inducing mascots

The stars of the music video for 'Zhu Bao Bao Jia Dao'
The stars of the music video for 'Zhu Bao Bao Jia Dao'
16 Jan 2019

The stars of the music video for 'Zhu Bao Bao Jia Dao'

Pig plushies Fu Gui Bao, Xing Fu Bao, and Jian Kang Bao
Pig plushies Fu Gui Bao, Xing Fu Bao, and Jian Kang Bao
16 Jan 2019

Pig plushies Fu Gui Bao, Xing Fu Bao, and Jian Kang Bao

Chantalle Ng, Chen Yixi, Fang Rong, Edwin Goh, and Kimberly Chia sing 'Xi Xi Ha Ha Guo Xin Nian'
Chantalle Ng, Chen Yixi, Fang Rong, Edwin Goh, and Kimberly Chia sing 'Xi Xi Ha Ha Guo Xin Nian'
16 Jan 2019

Chantalle Ng, Chen Yixi, Fang Rong, Edwin Goh, and Kimberly Chia sing 'Xi Xi Ha Ha Guo Xin Nian'

Desmond Ng, Kym Ng, Quan Yifong, Vivian Lai, and Guo Liang sing 'Xiao Bai Nian'
Desmond Ng, Kym Ng, Quan Yifong, Vivian Lai, and Guo Liang sing 'Xiao Bai Nian'
16 Jan 2019

Desmond Ng, Kym Ng, Quan Yifong, Vivian Lai, and Guo Liang sing 'Xiao Bai Nian'

The Love 97.2FM DJs perform the track 'Xin De Qi Dian'
The Love 97.2FM DJs perform the track 'Xin De Qi Dian'
16 Jan 2019

The Love 97.2FM DJs perform the track 'Xin De Qi Dian'

A behind-the-scenes look at the filming of the music video for 'Zhu Bao Bao Jia Dao'
A behind-the-scenes look at the filming of the music video for 'Zhu Bao Bao Jia Dao'
16 Jan 2019

A behind-the-scenes look at the filming of the music video for 'Zhu Bao Bao Jia Dao'

Guo Liang, Zoe Tay, and Edwin Goh at the album launch
Guo Liang, Zoe Tay, and Edwin Goh at the album launch
16 Jan 2019

Guo Liang, Zoe Tay, and Edwin Goh at the album launch

Guo Liang, Zoe Tay, and Edwin Goh at the album launch
Guo Liang, Zoe Tay, and Edwin Goh at the album launch
16 Jan 2019

Guo Liang, Zoe Tay, and Edwin Goh at the album launch

The Zhu Bao Bao plushies at the album launch
The Zhu Bao Bao plushies at the album launch
16 Jan 2019

The Zhu Bao Bao plushies at the album launch

The cover of the limited edition Blu-ray Disc
The cover of the limited edition Blu-ray Disc
16 Jan 2019

The cover of the limited edition Blu-ray Disc

Photos: Mediacorp

Following the successful launches of cuddly Chinese Zodiac animal mascots Agogo, Ameimei and Guji Guji in previous years, Mediacorp has introduced three new pigs on the block, each signifying Prosperity (Fu Gui Bao), Happiness (Xing Fu Bao), and Health (Jian Kang Bao).

The adorably rotund trio, called Zhu Bao Bao, fronts the Mediacorp Lunar New Year Album 2019, a collection of 16 songs and seven music videos that is available as a CD+DVD, thumb drive, or - for the very first time - a limited edition Blu-ray Disc. The tracks are performed by top artistes including Zoe Tay, Pierre Png, Elvin Ng, Chen Hanwei, Felicia Chin, Joanne Peh… and many, many, many more (although we have to say, the pigs do a good job in hogging most of the limelight).

Those who are a stickler for audio quality would be happy to hear that the music videos in the Blu-ray edition have been enhanced by DTS:X, a sophisticated surround sound format that promises a more immersive experience. The clip for Xi Xi Ha Ha Guo Xin Nian’, performed by Edwin Goh, Kimberly Chia, Chen Yixi, Chantalle Ng, and Fang Rong, is even rendered in virtual reality. Fancy.

A couple of other highlights from the album are the first track ‘Zhu Bao Bao Jia Dao, sung by Rebecca Lim, Romeo Tan, Carrie Wong, Desmond Tan, He Ying Ying, Ian Fang, Gao Meigui, and Kunhua; as well as Hokkien bonus number ‘Hao Shi Wu’, the theme song of dialect drama How Are You? performed by Roy Li.

Click on for behind-the-scenes photos from the making of the album, as well as from the official launch!

The Mediacorp Lunar New Year Album 2019 retails at $19.90 (for a CD+DVD), $29.90 (for a thumb drive), and $35.90 (for a Blu-ray Disc), and is available at Sony Stores, Popular/CD-Rama stores, Poh Kim outlets, and Giant Hypermarts.

Each Zhu Bao Bao pushie retails at $16.80, with a bundle of three going for $40.80. Buy any version of the Mediacorp Lunar New Year Album 2019 to purchase the plushies at $13.80 each.

Watch all seven music videos from the Mediacorp Lunar New Year Album 2019 on Toggle.

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