Mary Bukoh 巫许玛莉
Mary graduated with Second Upper Honours in Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University. She made the switch from an auditor to a producer/presenter with Mediacorp’s Chinese radio station YES 933 in 1997.
She moved on to Capital 958, a news and info station in 2012 to widen her scope and exposure. In August 2017, Mary moved to Love 972, being the first radio DJ in recent years to be on the top 3 radio stations in Singapore.
Mary’s cheerful and friendly personality helped her gain popularity among the listeners. Being effectively bilingual, she has hosted numerous corporate functions, media launches, press conferences and charity shows.
Having a bright, cheery and yet versatile voice, Mary has been the voice behind many radio and television commercials. She has also branched into television hosting and acting.
About her surname BUKOH 巫许
Contrary to popular beliefs, Bukoh is not a combination of her father’s and mother’s surname.
Legend goes that many many years ago, her ancestor (Mr Koh, 许姓) was adopted by a relative (Mr Bu, 巫姓). To repay his gratitude, thereafter Mr Koh changed his surname to Bukoh.
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Mickey Go Local Charity Project (2018)
Mary was invited by Raffles City to be part of the Mickey Go Local project, where 90 Mickey Mouse figurines were designed by local celebrities and professionals across different industries. The 90 artistes including President Halimah Yacob, singer JJ Lin and Nathan Hartono, were invited to express what it means to be a Singaporean, and the Singaporean culture on a 60cm tall blank figurine.
The event is to mark Mickey turning 90, while paying homage to Singapore’s rich heritage and culture. The figurines will be on display from August 1 to August 29 at the mall.
In conjunction with the campaign, CapitaLand Hope Foundation (CHF) will be donating up to $300,000 to the President’s Challenge 2018, including $10,000 for Madam Halimah’s creation, and $2,000 each for the other 89 designs.
Source : The Straits Times
Mary’s description of her Mickey :
” If Mickey grew up in Singapore in the 70s-80s, he would be in a singlet, shorts and flip flops!
With such hot weather in Singapore, he would need a straw fan and a cute little towelette mimicking the Samsui women whose hard work helped shape Singapore between the 1920s and 1940s.
Singaporeans, cherish what we have today! Happy Birthday Singapore! ”