Sung by: Kuala Lumpur Children’s Choir
Conductor: Tracy WONG
Piano accompanist: Samuel TAN
Venue: Pentas 1, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Malaysia
Arranged by: Geneviene Wong
In Malaysia and Singapore, “ondeh-ondeh” refers to a dessert of glutinous rice balls coated with fresh desiccated coconut. Its pandan flavoured skin wraps semi melted palm sugar that would burst upon the first bite. But as with most folksongs, there is a hidden meaning behind the seemingly simple lyrics – a declaration of love between two lovers.