Gado Gado

Wahid provides a brief account of his life beginning with his move to the city in search for employment after persuasion from his girlfriend, Rahmah.  He soon finds himself caught in a host of sticky situations as he navigates towards finding steady employment.

Gado Gado is one of the 91 sole-surviving Cathay-Keris Malay Classics film titles made during Singapore’s Golden Cinema era from the 1950s to early 1970s, and preserved by the Asian Film Archive. In 2014, the collection was inscribed onto the UNESCO Memory of The World Asia-Pacific Register, a list of endangered library and archive holdings. At 35 minutes long, the film is the only musical variety short from the Cathay-Keris catalogue.


  • Director: S. Roomai Noor
  • Runtime: 37m25s
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: PG
  • Availability: library@esplanade, Lee Kong Chian Reference Library
  • Accession No: 2017-D-1000580
  • Subtitles: English
  • Release Year: 1961
  • Producer: -
  • Language: Bahasa Melayu, English
  • Production Country: Singapore

Cast List:

  • Wahid Satay
  • Mahmud June
  • Aman Belon
  • Siti Tg. Perak
  • Dan Semua Bintang


  • Cinematographer - Tsin Ming Chin
  • Editor - Hsu Chio Ming
  • Production Manager - P.V. John
  • Musical Accompaniment - Kang Kee Chye
  • Studio Manager - Rahim Hamid
  • S.A. D'cruz


  • Country - Singapore
  • Relationship - Lovers, Widow
  • Occupation - Painter, Chauffeur, Boatman, Drag Singer, Lawn Mower
  • Activities - Cycling, Singing, Fishing
  • Animals - Cows
  • Clothing - Kebaya 

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