Datukqq (also known as The Big Question) is the latest online show hosted by Melati Manohar. It’s a new show on the Malaysian internet that gives you an insight into the lives of Malays and non-Malays alike – where the people live, how they make their living and what makes them tick.
For the past four seasons, Manohar has been interviewing people from around the globe, both native and foreign, and has also travelled to many places around the world. This is her second season of the programme. This is a great opportunity to get up close and personal with people in the business world, as well as the public.
Each week, Manohar goes on a quest to answer one simple question: What do you want to achieve? She will visit the most exotic areas in the world, in order to find out about life as a woman, as a Muslim, as a foreigner or as an indigenous – whatever the subject, it is sure to fascinate people. Datukqq is a one-off show, so you don’t have to wait until next season starts to see the answers.
Manohar is a very entertaining presenter, and she uses some very funny anecdotes, but she doesn’t overdo it, nor does she pretend to be something she is not. I particularly enjoy her stories about being forced to drink by a group of men in a nightclub in Bali; about meeting her first true love – a man who was so beautiful that he had to be protected by an armed guard; about going to prison for four years as part of a corrupt government; and about trying to give up smoking in order to lose weight – just to name but a few.
In fact, there are so many things that she covers in each episode that the listener almost feels like they’re learning all about her at the same time. There are so many fascinating stories, in fact, that the listener may find that they’re hungry for more. It makes you feel like you’ve discovered some important datukqq pieces of information on your own – and that the interviewee was more than happy to share it with you.
So if you like to laugh at people, get up close and personal with Melati, or even if you’d like to learn something new yourself, then try out Datukqq. For all of us, it’s a great chance to get to know more about each other.