My father wrote this song before I was born. Naturally, I grew up listening to Othman Hamzah. I just had to do this one. It’s my most favourite of all time. After this song got some airplay on Singapore radio, I got a chance to duet this song with him. I was so star-struck. Did you know the word ‘beta’ was banned from use in pop culture for its royal affiliations? However, it simply means “me” in the Bugis language. The ban has since been lifted. 25 years later, I re-recorded the song with the help of my friend, Avex, in Melbourne.
Download the song by clicking on the title of the song on the player above.