eAhlong.com: Loan Shark Online

Tragi-comic documentary of a fresh polytechnic graduate’s efforts to modernise his family business by updating it online to the Internet, even if it is unlicenced moneylending. He succeeds at finding an investor to set up eAhlong.com and hits jackpot at the stock exchange after six months. But a year later, business plunges with the dot-com bubble burst and his dreams of making his father proud of him fizzle along with his good standing. This film deals hilariously with the issue of the old-fashioned economy’s narrow-mindedness and new economy’s greed. Ah Seng has just finished his studies at the polytechnic and wants to modernize his father’s business. Unfortunately, his dad is an illegal loanshark (“ah long”). In trying to achieve his dream, Ah Seng must face both the old economy’s narrow-mindedness and the new economy’s greed.

  • Director: Colin Goh, Woo Yen Yen
  • Runtime: 13m0s
  • Genre: Documentary, Comedy
  • Rating: NC16
  • Availability: library@esplanade
  • Accession No: 2007-D-0394;2005-D-0020
  • Subtitles: English
  • Release Year: 2001
  • Producer: Woo Yen Yen, Colin Goh
  • Language: English, Hokkien
  • Production Country: Singapore

Cast List:

  • Chua Kah Sheng, Tan Cheng Han, Tan Bee Yian, Foo Ji Haw, Colin Goh, Carolyn Oei, Terence Chua, Bernard Phua, Lois Tan, Glenn Cheng, Onn Hui Ling, Mathias Oh


  • Co-Directors - Colin Cheong, Terence Chua, Colin Goh, Andy Logam-Tan, Joyceln Woo
  • Script - QuickQuill Communications, TalkingCock.com
  • Cinematography - Colin Cheong
  • Post-Production & Editing - Andy Logam-Tan
  • Screenshots and Computer Effects - Terence Chua
  • Lighting - Andy Logam-Tan, Terence Chua
  • Sound - Andy Logam-Tan
  • Location Scouts - Joyceln Woo, Colin Goh, Bernard Phua
  • Storyboard - Colin Goh
  • Executive Producer - Joyceln Woo
  • Props - Colin Goh, Joyceln Woo, Onn Hui Ling
  • Subtitles - Joyceln Woo, Colin Goh, Andy Logam-Tan


  • Occupations: Ah Long, Illegal Loanshark, Unlicensed Moneylender, Businessman, Business Administration, Investment Banker
  • People: Heartlanders, Elderly, Pig's Head, Gangster, Mob, Ruffian, Gangs
  • Language: Singlish, Singapore Colloquial
  • Developments: Finance, Dot-com Business, New Economy, Technology, Internet, Investment
  • Places: Heartlands, Christmas Island
  • Relationships: Father/Son, Business Partners, Husband/Wife, Friends
  • Themes: Family Heritage, Tradition, Filial Piety, Change, Modernity
  • Emotion: Pride, Approval
  • Occupations - Loanshark, Businessman, Investment Banker, Lawyer
  • Cultures - Singlish, Singaporean Colloquial Terms
  • Places - Christmas Island
  • New Economy - Dot.Com
  • People - Elderly
  • Relationships - Husband/Wife, Business Partners, Father/Son

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