The drama How Are You? (Ho Seh Bo), a collaboration between the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) and Mediacorp, is returning for a second season on Singapore’s free-to-air Channel 8.
Ho Seh Bo returns July 31 and will air on Channel 8 every Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Season two showcases how the characters overcome challenges, bounce back from setbacks and acquire new skills to achieve their life goals.
It will see the return of Chen Li Ping, Romeo Tan, Sheila Sim, Zhu Hou Ren, Lin Ru Ping, Richard Low, Desmond Ng and Cynthia Koh. Wang Lei, Zhang Yaodong, Peter Yu and Denise Camillia Tan join the cast for season two.
The series will also inform seniors of government policies and programs such as the Merdeka Generation Package, CHAS card, the Lease Buyback Scheme, SkillsFuture credits and GST Vouchers. Issues such as support for low-wage and older workers, cost of living and vigilance against fake news will also be addressed.
Soffy Hariyanti, director of campaigns and production department for the Ministry of Communications and Information, said: “There are various Government schemes and policies that benefit our seniors. Thus, it’s important that we keep them informed of how these measures can help them in a format that is appealing. Such dialect programs are entertaining, easy to understand and produced in a language that our seniors are comfortable with. We hope that they will enjoy watching this new season of Ho Seh Bo and at the same time, find it useful and relevant.”
Zheng Ge Ping, who continues as EP on the second season, said, “It has been very meaningful to me to communicate with seniors in a language that they are most familiar with. We hope that the stories will connect with them at a deeper level.”