The Wish

Have you ever thought of what you would want to do before you die? Or how you might regret all the things that you could have done, but never tried?  Most of us get busy with our lives and never get round to achieving these wishes, but for some others who are less able – such aspirations may seem out of reach entirely.

THE WISH features 8 stories of people with serious health conditions, who have a wish they want to see come true.  These are wishes that we would take for granted, but have become near-impossible for the weak and dying.

We work with different charity groups and organisations made up of healthcare professionals, social workers, volunteers, and ordinary people to show how these unsung everyday heroes help fulfil the wishes of our profiles come true, by transforming their hopes into reality, even if it’s just for one day.

As the saying goes – time and tide wait for no man.   THE WISH reminds us to live life to the fullest regardless of who we are or what ails us.  From cancer to heart patients; to those with disabilities or debilitating conditions, the series features Singaporeans from all walks of life.   Each story is an inspiring affirmation of our humanity, and celebrates what we can do here and now, if we all just try.


Genre: Documentary, People, Reality
Language: English
Year: 2018

Duration: 8 Episodes x 30 Minutes
Territory/Rights available: Worldwide
Show Format: HD
Produced by: The Moving Visuals Co

Episodic Details

Episode 1- The Oasis:
A motorbike accident robbed aircraft engineer Tan Hong Lian of his mobility, but not his spirit. Now in a nursing home, he spends his time and finds solace by gardening and grooming its plants. Can the Wish team grow his green passion into an oasis of something greater?

Episode 2- The Makeover:
Meet the Lees – a couple that had their life shattered by an accident. Now paralysed, Hee Heng relies on his wife to care for him. And they must overcome other challenges in their cluttered home. Watch as The Wish team steps in to help transform their space and lives.

Episode 3- A Cause for Celebration:
The recent years haven’t been kind to Kamsiah and Sulaiman, a jovial and loving couple. After losing their son, their health took a drastic turn for the worse. Find out how a new friendship helped them to fulfil their wishes and rekindle their love for life.

Episode 4- Fulfilling Grandma’s Dream:
Joseph Lee has brain cancer, a condition that’s impaired his sight and balance. But instead of focusing on this, Joseph wishes to fulfil a childhood dream for the woman who brought him up: his grandmother. Watch as we help Joseph to overcome his physical obstacles and have an adventure beyond his expectations.

Episode 5- The Gift of Snow:
12-year old Amelia suffers from a rare genetic disease that’s left her unable to communicate and move by herself. She needs to be cared for 24/7 by her mother and sister. Our team sees if we can fulfil her wish of seeing snow and meet her heroes in person.

Episode 6- A Passion of Art:
15-year old Muhammad Sayfullah has cerebral palsy, a disorder that severely limits his speech and movement abilities. Nonetheless, Sayfullah has a special passion for art and animals. Watch The Wish to find out how we help Sayfullah’s digital talents gain public recognition.

Episode 7- Renewing Vows:
Brian Lim is struggling with a rare form of cancer. His illness has also taken a toll on his family, and now he wants to make up for lost time. We surprise Brian and his wife, Ju-ann with a belated honeymoon trip to Greece to renew their vows. Find out what happens on The Wish.

Episode 8- My Beating Heart:
Over 10 years ago, Effendy Idris lost his career and independence to a life-threatening heart condition. He is now forced to rely on a special machine to stay alive. All he yearns for is to spend more time with his family and a job. Will his wishes be fulfilled?