26 Feb '18, 10pm

MasterChef Singapore aired on Mandarin channel cooks up a stir online

MasterChef Singapore aired on Mandarin channel cooks up a stir online

The competition, created in Britain in 1990, pits amateur chefs against each other in a pressure-cooker environment. It has since seen several spin-offs featuring celebrity chefs like Gordon Ramsay, including “MasterChef Asia” which was broadcast in English in 2015. Announcing “MasterChef Singapore”, national broadcaster Mediacorp said the programme would be shown on a free-to-air Chinese-language channel, and potential applicants were asked online to rate their fluency in Mandarin. The city-state has a population that is over 70 percent ethnic Chinese but is also home to large Malay and Indian minorities, as well as many expatriates. Singapore has four official languages — English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil — but people mainly communicate in English. Facebook user Magen Prasad said the planned show was “catering to the majority race in Singapore. Minority race, we gotta d...

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