Flash Mob - is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a place, perform an unusual and seemingly pointless act for a brief time, then disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment, satire, and artistic expression. Flash mobs are organized via telecommunications, social media, or viral emails.
Haka - is a traditional ancestral war cry, dance or challenge from the Māori people of New Zealand. It is a posture dance performed by a group, with vigorous movements and stamping of the feet with rhythmically shouted accompaniment. The New Zealand rugby team's practice of performing a haka before their matches has made the dance more widely known around the world.
It's not everyday in Singapore that you get to witness or be a part of a flash mob Haka.
So, when the new up and coming New Zealand Bar and Eatery, Fern and Kiwi mentioned via Facebook and Twitter that they were organising a flash mob, I knew I had to be there to witness it.
Not long after we arrived, we were all ushered upstairs, where some of the boys from Ta'Moko Lions Rugby Football Club were practicing the Haka moves. I later found out that it only took them a day to learn the moves, and a little longer to learn the Maori words. They did really well, check them out in the video below and see for yourselves.
After about half an hour of practising, we all piled into a bus and headed for Orchard Road, where we did our first flash mob. After Orchard Road, we headed back towards Clarke Quay where we performed our second flash mob to people lining up for goodness knows what!
The third flash mob was done in the fountain at Clarke Quay (see video below).
The fourth and final performance was done at the entrance to the bar and eatery.
Fern and Kiwi opens its doors on Thursday 6 September 2012
at 4:00pm - see you there!!!