The press conference for 881, which was held at the Singapore History Museum, saw a huge turnout from the media. All in attendance were treated to a 'getai' themed press conference, with performances from Mindee, Yannyann, Lingling, May and Choy. Entertaining all with their respective song & dance routines, Funkie Monkies' duo, Ngak & Jiahui also gave a performance of their own, to a very receptive audience. A surprised item was unveiled when the director himself, Royston Tan did a number from his film, accompanied by Qi Yuwu.
Immediately after the press conference, the 881 roadshow was kicked off as Royston & the full casts travelled to the event locations in style. An 881 themed pick-up van ferried them from the museum to the various locations, as the casts, equipped with loudhailers & extravagant costumes, stood at the back of the pick up van promoting their movie along orchard road. The team then set off to the event locations at The Heeren & Plaza Singapura's the Atrium where meet the cast sessions was held with performances and contests.Mindee's Injury 01.08.07.
Actress Mindee Ong suffered eye and back injuries when two assailants on a motorbike pelted eggs at Royston & the casts during their travel to the 881 roadshow at The Atrium, Plaza Singapura. The director & casts were traveling on the 881 pick-up van from The Heeren as the two men slowed down beside the 881 van before launching a vile attack on the casts. On the motorbike that had its number plate covered (white tape), the two lowly men were chased by a crew car before losing their marker about 1 km away. The roadshow still went on as planned with a very determined Mindee bent on not allowing the incident to affect her morale. Fortunately for Royston, he managed to escape with a minor bruise but it wasn't so for Mindee. The egg shell got into her left eye, which later had to be bandaged. Also, Mindee subsequently developed an eye infection the very next day.
*Note: We do know who is responsible for this despicable act.
:*due to the ongoing poster contest, other news will be released on a later date.