We only ever see Alvin and the Chipmunks performing on the big screen or on television, but there are so many places in Singapore that they could strut their stuff. And I’m not just talking about performances for kids – many other shows could benefit from their high-pitched voices. So let’s check out some places in Singapore where Alvin and the Chipmunks should perform some day!

1. Getai

Getai. Credit: The New Paper

Getai Stage. Credit: The New Paper

Getai performances already incorporate some high-pitched performances in the form of Chinese opera. Alvin and the Chipmunks would fit in perfectly in the drama there. Even if they didn’t, performing Hokkien songs in their traditional Chipmunk style would be a refreshing change to the usual musical numbers. Hey, if it worked for Mr Unbelievable, why wouldn’t it work for Alvin, Simon and Theodore?

2. National Day Parade

National Day Parade. Credit: My Destination

National Day Parade. Credit: My Destination

Although next year’s National Day Parade will be held indoors, wouldn’t it have been cool to see Alvin and company performing on the Marina Bay Floating Platform? Imagine the Chipmunks belting out Majulah Singapura alongside all Singaporeans! Best of all, Alvin is dressed in red, so he’s the perfect mascot to be leading the singing of our National Anthem!

3. Starbucks

The local Starbucks. Credit: Intern SG

The local Starbucks. Credit: Intern SG

Starbucks occasionally hosts local singing talents at their outlets, which doesn’t always go down well with patrons. But nobody can deny the popularity of Alvin and the Chipmunks. Plus, they’re just so cute (in case you don’t want to listen to their song covers). Theodore can even dress up as the Starbucks mermaid, since his usual outfit is already green!

4. Neighbourhood centres

Heart of Toa Payoh. Credit: Wikipedia

Heart of Toa Payoh. Credit: Wikipedia

Busking is getting quite popular in our neighbourhoods, with performers of all stripes turning up in the evenings. But what’ll definitely get my attention is a trio of anthropomorphic chipmunks performing in the middle of the walkway. If we Singaporeans already can’t resist keeping hamsters, do you think we’ll be able to withstand the alluring voices of Alvin and the Chipmunks?

5. Places of worship

A church in Singapore. Credit: Awesome Memories Photography

A church in Singapore. Credit: Awesome Memories Photography

Alvin and the Chipmunks could add some livening up to praise and worship songs just by simply singing it in their recognisable style! As a Christian, I’ll be paying a lot more attention when I hear those familiar refrains in that unique voice, and watching the Chipmunk choir will also help keep young kids engaged.

6. Primary Schools

Lining up! Credit: Salary.sg

Lining up! Credit: Salary.sg

And honestly, which lesson wouldn’t benefit from a good dose of Alvin and the Chipmunks? They could sing the Alphabet Song, help students learn Mathematics concepts faster with sing-a-long mnemonics, and even jazz up those boring Mother Tongue lessons! Little kids will love going to school even more, and Simon would be an excellent role model for our future generation.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Road Chip poster. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip poster. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

While all these might be great places for the Chipmunks to perform, you can definitely catch them in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip when they open on Christmas Eve! They’re guaranteed to brighten your day!

Credits: The New Paper, My Destination, Intern SG, Wikipedia, Awesome Memories Photography, Salary.sg, Golden Village Cinemas