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Independent Singaporean Mandopop singer-songwriters Meiting Ng and Mary Wong would like to share their music in Taiwan!
63 backers pledged S$ 4,520 to help bring this project to life.

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Hello! I'm Meiting ✨

I'm a singer-songwriter based in Singapore, and I like to write quirky songs that speak of faraway stars and adventurous animals. My influences come from Taiwanese singer-songwriters Cheer Chen and Crowd Lu - I gather inspiration from the small details in life, and I love injecting humour into my original work.

I started my original music career in 2016 when I released my first single "Blue Moon", and since then, it's been a roller coaster ride of performing and promoting myself as a singer-songwriter, notably at one of Singapore's most well-known performance venues, the Esplanade.

June 2018, with the help of the National Arts Council, I launched my debut EP "Don't Worry! I'm Not A Bad Person" at the Esplanade Recital Studio, and I'm also really thrilled that one of the tracks "The Man Who Lives on Sirius" scored a top spot on Taiwanese indie listening platform.

Follow my journey here!

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Hi! I'm Mary 🌹

I believe that music has the power to transport us to a different time and place, and I especially enjoy harnessing that power with fellow musicians and music lovers.

Since I was seven, I've been taking part in singing competitions, and my breakthrough moment came when I was awarded “Best Female Singer” and “Most Popular Female Singer” of Ocean Butterflies’ “非常歌手 4”. 

I began my songwriting career in 2014, winning third prize in a nationwide songwriting competition with my first original composition “Miss You Crazy". This song was also released as 1/2 of a double-singles concept in 2017 across all digital music platforms. Since then, I've been actively promoting my music in Singapore, most recently at the in::music showcase at the Esplanade Annexe Studio.

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Tour Details

Independent Singaporean Mandopop singer-songwriters Meiting Ng and Mary Wong take you into a whole new world as they embark on their maiden voyage to Taiwan! With songs that speak of both the spirit of adventure and the heartbreaking moments of love, the two songbirds hope to bring their music to the world one day - and it starts with Taiwan.

Taipei |

10.16 / 21:00
Taiwan Youth Hostel & Capsule Hotel

10.17 / 20:00
Backstage Café

Taichung |

10.18 / 20:00
Lane62 Hostel

Tainan |

10.19 / 16:00
U.I.J Hotel & Hostel

10.19 / 22:00
Room335 Live Music Bar

Please help fund our trip!

Being independent musicians in this day and age means we're pretty much making a loss by doing this trip, but we really hope to share our music with the world! We believe that we should invest in and take responsibility for our own music career, which is why we're asking you to fund not 100%, but 50% of our trip expenses.

Here is a list of what you'll be helping out with:

  • Flight expenses
    Including air fare, baggage allowance for instruments, travel insurance
  • Accommodation
    Our hosts for some of the stops have very kindly offered us lodging for some of the nights, but we'll be there slightly earlier to prep for our performance, and we'll need to cover the other nights we're there.
  • Musician fees
    We'll be bringing along a keyboardist and a guitarist, and this will cover their rehearsal and performance fees.

  • Sound system
    Some of the venues require us to bring along a sound system, which we will rent in Taipei and bring around.

  • Transportation (Taipei - Taichung - Tainan)
    Our tour venues, coupled with our bulky equipment (sound system and instruments) require us to rent a vehicle and hire a driver to move around different parts of the island.

  • Merchandise
    Other than our physical CDs and USBs, we will be designing new merchandise for sale on the tour, which will also be available to our backers!

  • Marketing efforts
    For a successful tour, we hope to boost our online presence in Taiwan before we arrive.

A summary of the different tiers and rewards can be found in the column on the right (: Any amount is greatly appreciated, and would help a lot ❤️

Summary

Taiwan has always been a greenhouse for budding independent musicians, and has been an active player in the Mandarin pop scene. Having a significantly more focused target audience as compared to multicultural Singapore, we hope to reach out to and engage more foreign listeners. Thank you for reading all the way, and we hope to complete this project successfully with your help!

Risks and challenges

All merchandise is due to be ready before the Taiwan tour and will be sent out by the end of October. In the event of delay, all items should be ready by November 2018 (:

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    Pledge S$ 10 or more About US$ 8

    Polaris

    Receive a personalised message from Meiting & Mary through snail mail!

    Includes:
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    Pledge S$ 30 or more About US$ 23

    Vega

    Receive a personalised message from Meiting & Mary through snail mail, and an exclusive tote bag designed for the tour.

    Includes:
    • Personalised Message
    • Exclusive Tote Bag
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    Pledge S$ 50 or more About US$ 37

    Sirius

    Receive an exclusive tote bag and a signed photo bundle designed for the tour. Also receive a video message dedicated to you to thank you for your contribution (:

    Includes:
    • Personalised Video Message
    • Photo Bundle (Pack of 3)
    • Exclusive Tote Bag
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    Pledge S$ 80 or more About US$ 59

    Rigel

    Receive our full range of exclusive merchandise for this tour! Includes photo bundle, tote bag, and 2 t-shirts.

    Includes:
    • Photo Bundle (Pack of 3)
    • Exclusive Tote Bag
    • 'The Freshwater Fish of Tamsui' T-shirt
    • 'Mary Had A Little Lamb' T-shirt
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    Pledge S$ 100 or more About US$ 74

    Betelgeuse

    Receive our full range of exclusive merchandise for this tour (including photo bundle, tote bag, and 2 t-shirts) as well as an invitation to a private sharing session after the tour. Meiting and Mary will share about their experiences on their tour! (: Only available in Singapore, time & date TBA.

    Includes:
    • Photo Bundle (Pack of 3)
    • Exclusive Tote Bag
    • 'The Freshwater Fish of Tamsui' T-shirt
    • 'Mary Had A Little Lamb' T-shirt
    • Private Sharing Session in Singapore
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    Pledge S$ 150 or more About US$ 111

    Antares

    The full package. Not only will you receive a video message dedicated to you, Meiting & Mary will also do a shoutout to thank you on our social media!

    Receive our exclusive merchandise designed for the tour (including photo bundle, tote bag, and 2 t-shirts), as well as a private sharing session after the tour. Meiting and Mary will share about their experiences on their tour! (: Only available in Singapore, time & date TBA.

    Last but not least, receive a mystery gift specially picked out from Taiwan! Don't you love surprises? ;)

    Includes:
    • Personalised Video Message
    • Shoutout on Social Media
    • Photo Bundle (Pack of 3)
    • Exclusive Tote Bag
    • 'The Freshwater Fish of Tamsui' T-shirt
    • 'Mary Had A Little Lamb' T-shirt
    • Private Sharing Session in Singapore
    • Mystery Gift from Taiwan
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    7 backers
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Funding period

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