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3688 Movie Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Royston Tan
Produced by Melvin Ang
Royston Tan
Bert Tan
Zheng Le
Ng Say Yong
Karen Khoo
Soo Wei Toong
Written by Wei Lim (Lim Fong Wei)
Starring Joi Chua
Liu Lingling
Rahimah Rahim
Brandon Wong
Shigga Shay
Michael Tan
Music by Don Richmond
Cinematography Daniel Low
Edited by Neo Rui Xin
Chuan Pictures
mm2 Entertainment
Distributed by mm2 Entertainment
Golden Village Pictures
Release date
  • September 17, 2015 (2015-09-17)
Running time
100 minutes
Country Singapore
Language Mandarin
Budget S$1.2 million
Box office US$330,980[1]

3688 (simplified Chinese: 想入飞飞; traditional Chinese: 想入飛飛; pinyin: Xiǎngrù Fēifēi, literally "Dreaming of Fei Fei"), is a 2015 Singaporean musical/comedy film directed by Royston Tan and starring Joi Chua, Michael Tan, Rahimah Rahim, Liu Lingling and Shigga Shay. It is Tan's first feature film after an absence of 7 years.


Xia Fei Fei is a 38-year-old parking attendant, locally known as "summon auntie", or "Feng Fei Fei", who has often dreamed of becoming a singer like her idol, Feng Fei-fei since during her school days, and had won many contests singing Feng’s songs during her school days. She is good-natured, and would often give each driver a chance before issuing a ticket. She is well-loved by the drivers, but detested by her colleagues, especially the veteran Jenny and her group of minions who often scheme and plot against her. With her mother long gone, Fei Fei and her father, a retired Rediffusion sales representative, nicknamed "Uncle Radio", live a codependent life together.

At the same time, she had to deal with several other concerns, including supporting her dementia-stricken father, salesman. Fei Fei is aided by kopitiam drink-stall owner Ah Luan, who has an alter-ego, Lady Kaka (a reference to Lady Gaga), and childhood friend and taxi driver Mao Shan. On the day of Feng Fei Fei’s passing, Fei Fei has also suddenly realised that something was amiss with her father when he became visibly frustrated over the Rediffusion set’s malfunction. It is common knowledge that Rediffusion had been long gone.

In order to take care of her father and cover his rising medical expenses, Fei Fei decides to join the National Singing Competition after seeing an advertisement. Fei Fei eventually made it to the finals after capturing the nation's heart using her voice and sincerity, but her father has disappeared suddenly on the day of the finals.

She tells the audience that she will continue to sing and that she hopes that her father will see her wherever he is,as she sings,his father sees her on a TV in a store.

After the credits roll,Fei Fei has found a father,while they are eating breakfast,the camera pans to his fathers Redifussion and it starts playing


  • Joi Chua as Xia Fei Fei
    • Lee Pei Fen as teenage Xia Fei Fei
  • Michael Tan as "Uncle Radio"
  • Rahimah Rahim as Jenny Rahimah
  • Liu Lingling as Ah Luan "Auntie Hai Xian"/Lady Kaka
  • Shigga Shay as Yoyo "Hai Er", Ah Luan's son
  • Brandon Wong as Maoshan
  • Jerry Huang as Fei Xiang, Fei Fei's ex-lover
  • Pamelyn Chee as Teresa, one of The Four Beauties / J4 (Jenny's 4)
  • Tracy & Teresa from Babes as Ya Ping and Shu Rong, two of The Four Beauties / J4 (Jenny's 4)
  • Tay Siayuen as Piao Piao, one of The Four Beauties / J4 (Jenny's 4)
  • Tan Bee Keow as Anita, a contestant in the singing competition
  • Lin Meijiao as Fei Fei's late mother (cameo)

Jim Lim, Patricia Mok, Xie Jiafa and Don Richmond have cameo appearances in the film.


Most of the filming was done at Dakota Crescent, a residential area that was built in the 1950s with first-generation HDB flats. In an interview with Royston Tan by The Straits Times, he said that the act of filming a place can help to preserve it, at least in people's memories and so "disappearing fragments of society will not be forgotten", and wanted to shoot there "as this estate would be gone by next year".[2] Another carpark at Queen Street was used for some of the filming.[3] Filming started in November 2014, and lasted for three weeks.


3688: Original Soundtrack
3688 想入飛飛 (電影原聲帶)
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
Released September 15, 2015 (2015-09-15)
Genre Soundtrack
Length 33:23
Label Chuan Pictures, mm2 Entertainment

The soundtrack for 3688 was released on all platforms on 15 September 2015, two days before the release of the film.

The theme song of the film is 《念》, sung by Joi Chua. Within a few weeks, it has made its way to one of the top 10 songs on YES 933's weekly charts.

Another song, "Tapau", features Shigga Shay rapping out a list of drinks ordered at coffee-shops. The music video was uploaded on YouTube on 9 August, 2015. Shigga also recorded a one-minute rap on the life and career of Feng Fei-fei. The film marks the first time Shigga raps in Mandarin.[4]

Some of the songs in the film are remakes of popular songs from the 1970s and 1980s, especially those originally sung by Feng Fei-fei.

1."Knock On The Door / Coincidence (Medley)" (敲敲門 / 巧合 feat. Rahimah Rahim, The Babes, Pamelyn Chee & Tay Siayuen)Liu Chia-chang, Zhuang NuLiu Chia-chang, Tang NiJoi Chua2:39
2."I am a Cloud" (我是一片雲)Chiung YaoZuo HongyuanJoi Chua1:22
3."Fly to the Rainbow" (奔向彩虹)Chiung YaoGu YueLee Pei Fen2:04
4."Hoa-Hi Tioh Ho (Summon Auntie Version)" (歡喜就好)Wu JiaxiangWu JiaxiangLiu Lingling1:18
5."Applause" (掌聲響起)Chen GuifenChen JinxingJoi Chua4:09
6."Darling" (心肝寶貝)Li Kuncheng, Lo Ta-yuLo Ta-yuJoi Chua3:16
7."Break The Iceberg" (將冰山劈開)Peter LaiMichael Cretu, Hubert KemmlerTan Bee Keow0:56
8."Sio Bak Chang" (燒肉粽)Zhang Qiu-dong SongZhang Qiu-dong SongLiu Lingling2:08
9."Woman Flower" (女人花)Preston LeeRicky HoTan Bee Keow1:49
10."念"Johnson Ong张玫洁Joi Chua4:20
11."Tapau" (打包)Shigga Shay Shigga Shay2:30
12."念 (Instrumental)" 张玫洁 4:21
13."Tapau (Instrumental)" (打包)   2:31
Total length:33:23


John Lui of The Straits Times gave 3688 3.5/5 stars, stating that although "Tan's forte is detail and mood" and that there is "sparkle and heart", he needs "fresher ways to express his vision". Furthermore, there is a "lack of narrative discipline", and "motifs are repeated ad nauseam, skits are inserted willy-nilly and music sequences serve neither character or story".[5]

Box office[edit]

3688 collected S$191,000 between 17 and 20 September, topping the opening weekend box office chart for a Singaporean film released outside Chinese New Year,[6] however it was surpassed by Mr. Unbelievable in December 2015.


  1. ^ "3688". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 10 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Chan, Boon; Lui, John (8 July 2015). "Singapore film-makers take ST to key filming locales for their movies". The Straits Times. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  3. ^ Chan, Rachel. "5 tips on avoiding parking summons in Singapore". The Popping Post. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  4. ^ Lee, Jocelyn (26 September 2015). "First time Shigga Shay raps in Mandarin in new Royston Tan film 3688". The New Paper. AsiaOne. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  5. ^ Lui, John (16 September 2015). "Royston Tan's new feature 3688 shows he needs fresher ways to express his vision". The Straits Times. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 

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