Video of How Po Chai Pills is Made is Like an Adv in the 90s

Image: SCMP Youtube Page

Unlike today, Singaporeans back then were hooked to television. There were no Netflix or Korean dramas to fight for our attention.

And back then, iconic advertisements entertained us as much as the shows themselves.

Yup, that was our world back then.

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The music, the introduction of products, these are things that you rarely see in commercials today.

Until we saw this video, that is.

SCMP’s Video on How Po Chai Pills Are Made

Everybody knows Po Chai Pills, right?

Back in the day, no matter whether you have diarrhoea, stomach pain or just plain old flatulence, your mom will make you take a bottle.

Yeah, for you young farts out there, we took an entire bottle, not just a pill #kickass

They’re that magical.

But do you know how they’re made? Or the fact that they’re solely made in Hong Kong? In fact, do you know what they do?

Well, last year, South China Morning Post (SCMP) decided to answer some burning questions about this long-lived brand.

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They ran a video on how Po Chai Pills are made, and interestingly enough, it made us think of the 90’s commercials on television.

The ‘Cure-all’ Magical Medicine For Chinese Families

As mentioned, Po Chai Pills, it turns out, are solely made in Hong Kong. The video went on to show the manufacturing process of the magical pills.

It starts by showing the various steps and machines in the factory.

The Po Chai Pill factory has 70 workers and they’re able to produce 10 million boxes of pills per year.

Made out of 14 different herbs, each working in harmony to cure different ailments, the pills are considered a cure for diarrhoea, vomiting, abdominal pain, indigestion and cold symptoms.

The brand has been around for 120 years (OMG!!!), and they’re working to keep the nostalgic elements of the brand in the packaging.

At the same time, they’re investing in their manufacturing process (read: automation) and looking to bring the brand to younger people.

All in all, the video just looked like it was filmed in the 90s instead of 2017.

Here, you can watch the video for yourself here:

And it’s not just the SCMP video that reminds you of the 90s.

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Po Chai Pills 2017 TVC

So, you heard that Po Chai Pills is hoping to break into the younger age group bracket and bring the magical pills to them.

And you’re excited to see the advertisements they came up with.

Will there be raps about Po Chai Pill? Or maybe you’ll see some pretty girls dancing to Po Chai Pill’s theme song.

Well, you’re going to be disappointed after seeing their advertisement in 2017.

Although one thing I got to say, 90’s kids will be brought back to their childhood days. Confirm.

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Boon Hun

Boon Hun

Armed with paper and pen, or rather keyboard and the internet, he wants to change the world one word at a time. I guess you could call him a keyboard warrior, except he doesn't troll, honest!
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