It all started when someone discovered a Freddie Mercury lookalike in a mamak
Inspired by the viral thread, a Malaysian composer decided to give the 1975 hit a local spin with a mamak-themed parody
The song details an experience that Malaysians are all too familiar with - feeling hungry in the middle of the night, but only being able to afford a meal at a mamak
"Pukul dua pagi, lapar cam nak mati, makanan habis, tin biscuit pun sudah empty," a man sings at the start of the song.
"I'm just a poor boy, I just eat Maggi mee," he continued.
In place of the original song's lyrics, the ode to mamak culture incorporates names of famous Malaysian food and drinks
In addition to naming different types of nasi goreng and maggi goreng in the chorus, Fong replaced the iconic "Galileo" lyrics with "Roti canai! Roti bawang! Roti planta! Roti milo!"
He also took advantage of the fact that Freddie Mercury sang the word "Bismillah" in the song by changing the lyric to "Bismillah! Makan sampai puas!"
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