What David Bowie thought about S'pore when he took a cab ride here in the 80s

13 January 2016 / 9 months 2 weeks ago

The world was taken by surprise when news of the death of David Bowie emerged last Sunday (Jan 10).

David Bowie died after an 18-month long battle with cancer just days after his 69th birthday, which coincided with the release of his latest studio album titled Blackstar.

While many may know him as a world famous singer-songwriter, most might not know that he actually holds Singapore close to his heart, Coconuts Singapore reports.

David Bowie was in Singapore for his Serious Moonlight Tour in 1983 and featured the country pretty heavily in his documentary Ricochet.

In an interesting scene featuring himself and a Singaporean taxi driver in a  "yellow-top" taxi, Bowie asks about Singapore and the ban on chewing gum to the tune of "Majulah Singapura" in the background.

For a full and detailed analysis of all the places he visited in Singapore, check out this article by Sg Film Hunter.

Check out the video he took in the taxi as well as some others while he was in Singapore below.

David Bowie on a escalator ride in Singapore by mpavlica7



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