Probably best-known for his loud-mouthed, brash and locally lovable Phua Chu Kang, Gurmit Singh has long since established himself one of the leading artistes on Singapore TV. His dedicated portrayal of Phua Chu Kang made Gurmit a popular icon not only in Singapore, but also in neighbouring countries as well, and this fact was culminated when he won the award for Best Actor at the Asian Television Awards in 1997.
Gurmit has since moved on to expand himself in hosting Singapore Idol, and being the face of various publicity campaigns for MediaCorp. Widely-regarded as one of the best emcees in Singapore, his services are much in demand. Without a doubt, Gurmit has firmly established himself as a firm part of our Singapore arts and entertainment scene.
Gurmit Singh comes off as ultra friendly and just naturally humorous. He clicks with the audience well and I think that's the most important thing when it comes to hosting. You never want a host who just rattles off by himself and doesn't bother to include the audience. Gurmit Singh has perfected his hosting abilities and that's something to be proud of.
I don't really know why we don't see him often on sitcoms these days but I do hope that something as brilliant as Phua Chu Kang comes along once again. Hopefully we'd get to see more of Gurmit Singh in future.
On whether I am proud that PCK was the ambassador for Singapore during that leg of the race, I would say that I am not too impressed. Perhaps sending Gurmit Singh in person would have been a better alternative because there would be less “character” play involved. Nonetheless, I am still very impressed with the works of the guy, from his hosting career to his acting roles on televisions and skits. He might not be the best looking comedian out there but he is indeed a rare talent find, in the small pool of people that we have.
Charisma is what draws his the crowds and wins him his popularity, he is one actor I really have respect for.
There are few artistes in Mediacorp who has become a household name in Singapore (and some say JB and Batam), but Gurmit Singh is definitely one of them.
The first time I encountered gurmit singh was watching PCK pte ltd, in which he starred as the silly and funny Phua Chu Kang. He was really well immersed in his role, and one might almost not guess this more serious looking person becoming that comical character with his yellow boots and large mole.
After the ending of the production of PCK pte ltd , aside from his role in PCK sdn bhd in Malaysia and other minor roles in other shows, he also starred in movies like Jack Neo's just follow law, where he was able to bring out the character of Lim Teng Zui to quite flawlessly.
He has also hosted a number of variety shows such as Our Makan Places Lost And Found, and he is quite well-versed in his language and is apt at bringing life to the shows. Being a jack of all comedy trades, I feel that the only improvements he needs to make is to come out with jokes or phrases not so similar to the ones he used once to often.
When I was younger, I seldom watched Channel 5 shows but PCK Pte Ltd was one of my favourites. Although PCK was really popular in Singapore back then, Gurmit Singh was never constraint by the PCK role. Instead, he has long moved on from PCK and performed well in other areas such as hosting. He is both fluent and well versed. And in the recent movie Taxi, I got to see another side of him. I love how he can be so funny yet serious at the same time in the movie. His acting also carries depth and made people immerse into the show.
PCK is a Singapore icon, and so is Gurmit Singh.
Arguably Singapore's most famous comedian, this guy has true substance and can easily turn all-serious-and-no-nonsense into nonsense! And vice-versa. Very versatile and an all-rounder, in my opinion. The local media industry needs more of such talents.
I remember dearly when he broke down in tears at the 2003 Star Awards following the demise of his father. He showed a side that we seldom saw, and it was such an endearing moment. I cried when he dedicated the award to his dad. It was a side of him that we need to appreciate more, a true side of him.
Let's remember him for more than just that PCK with the huge mole. But a truly talented host cum actor. For all the laughter and joy we got from watching him!
Having seen him all crazy and loud while hosting the New Year’s Eve countdown party yet caring and concerned in the presidents star charity, I think he is excellent in adapting to the occasion. His versatility also makes him a great entertainer whether in a drama series, sitcom, variety show or live performance.
In all, Gurmit has done Singapore very proud for bringing some much needed creativity, wit and raw talent into the media scene. He just needs to work that bit harder to keep himself up to date.
P.C.K Pte ltd was the show everyone was watching at the time it came out. This comedy show was the best of its time as I remember my whole family used to rush home from dinner just to watch it. The highlight and main character of the show was Gurmit Singh. He portrayed the character of a typical local contracter so well that, well, he could not be replaced. The curly hair, the mole and the yellow boots, will always be remembered as PCK. I've noticed my younger cousins calling construction workers PCK just because of the yellow boots. Now that's impact. Gurmit Singh is also an established host, and has MC-ed many shows for example, singapore idol. This is how diverse his talent is.
Truly professional artist, always wearing a smile on his face whenever he goes out. Have met him in person before at a roadshow. And I must say, he is a very humble and friendly man.
I didn't think much of his dramatic roles as he sometimes comes across a tad contrived. But as PCK he's the best!
His stage presence is unparalleled. - he is another one of a rare breed of actors who can capture your attention simply by standing in the same room as you. unparalleled. Singh is also a humble man - I bump into him at my workplace quite often (no guesses where eh?), and being a familiar face, he always greets me without fail.
Truly a remarkable man.