5-year-old Kid Takes The MRT Alone | On The Red Dot | CNA Insider

  • Published on Jan 27, 2019
  • While helicopter parenting may be resulting from Singapore families choosing to have fewer kids, mum Serena Ong and dad Kai Keong are challenging their 5-year-old son, Nathanael, to be more independent. He is tasked to take his dad’s laptop from their home in Simei to dad’s office in Marina One all by himself.

    #OnTheRedDot’s new series “Old Enough!” is adapted from the popular long-running series from Japan’s Nippon Television Network Corporation (Nippon TV) and showcases 9 determined preschoolers overcoming their fears and running errands on their own for the very first time.
    Watch the full episode here: cna.asia/2MAnaL6
    Producers of the series answer viewers' questions: ru-clip.com/video/P2mmNZJPJPA/video.html
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  • Dandielion Gacha :3
    Dandielion Gacha :3 13 days ago

    When he cried because of fear I started to cry from laughing lol

  • Alex_oof_yt
    Alex_oof_yt 14 days ago

    Soooo cute💖

  • Kim Tran
    Kim Tran 22 days ago

    I see bayblades

  • Aaron Capati
    Aaron Capati Month ago

    That five year old is crying but the three year old doesn’t there is no sense

  • Alley Zah
    Alley Zah Month ago

    I came there with my parents not alone lol i will die if im alone or do martial arts:)

  • amaliadewim
    amaliadewim Month ago


  • Ibham Veza
    Ibham Veza Month ago

    Why they put subtitles on the video? Isn't it unnecessary?

  • Magicalpotatos
    Magicalpotatos Month ago +1

    He was waiting for his dad for 3 hours 😅

  • Safa Younis
    Safa Younis 2 months ago

    Guy: “yes young man can I help?
    Boy: “yes you can help”
    Me: 😭🤣

  • Kefin Janitra
    Kefin Janitra 2 months ago


  • Ali Akin vlogs
    Ali Akin vlogs 2 months ago

    Im eshi

  • Do YoU kNoW tHe WaTeRmElOn ?

    He looks 10

  • Andres Myrick
    Andres Myrick 2 months ago

    im a simple man. i see him with pikachu backpack i click

  • Dawn Zerbib
    Dawn Zerbib 2 months ago

    aaaahw i cried🤭🤧 such a sweet and very polite boy, raised by a very good parents i can see. aaaahw😌 good job baba👏🏼💪🏼 more videos please?

  • IrzanAdelfi
    IrzanAdelfi 2 months ago

    Im 9 even my mother let me go home alone

  • Carol Verde
    Carol Verde 2 months ago

    This is insane

  • Lee Steal
    Lee Steal 2 months ago +2

    This kid is very smart. I love to watch these from CNA.

  • Allison  Santillan
    Allison Santillan 2 months ago

    More like these videos please

  • limey gacha
    limey gacha 2 months ago

    *i envy his pikachu bag*

  • Dragoninja
    Dragoninja 2 months ago

    Is it just me or makeing the boy wait 2 hours si a bit much

  • Chelsea Olivo
    Chelsea Olivo 3 months ago +1

    If he's gonna cry he should not go

  • Mr meme Dab
    Mr meme Dab 3 months ago +1

    1:20 when ur mom tells you go to school

  • Plotagon and Gaming Creations

    It looked as if the kid was traveling across the world...

  • Treble Nation
    Treble Nation 3 months ago

    I'm 12 and I'm not even allowed to leave the house

  • Erick Soza
    Erick Soza 3 months ago

    I’m barely even allowed to walk up my own side walk

    I’m 9...

  • ONCE an ARMY always an IGOT7

    My mom wont even allow me to go to a field trip all alone

  • Liquisha Pizza
    Liquisha Pizza 3 months ago


    SHOHRAB HOSSAN 3 months ago

    Many love 😍

  • yit kim lee
    yit kim lee 3 months ago

    This boy is so polite. Well done, mum and dad.

  • Magicalpotatos
    Magicalpotatos 3 months ago +1

    1:27 I’m sorry I’ve experienced this before i was in Vietnam then got lost but this was so cute and funny he’s just crying and carrying a pikachu backpack 😂😂❤️❤️

  • RealTheArmanpower
    RealTheArmanpower 3 months ago

    Apparently the 3 year olds can do better. Ok

  • Gacha Cupcake
    Gacha Cupcake 3 months ago

    I’m 11 and my mom doesn’t even let me go outside our garden

  • Jen Jungshook
    Jen Jungshook 3 months ago

    Sana all

  • мѕ. pleв
    мѕ. pleв 3 months ago +1

    ι woυld never leт мy cнιld тrυѕт мy cнιld aт тнaт age

    *ɪ ᴄᴀɴ'ᴛ ᴇᴠᴇɴ ᴛʀᴜsᴛ ᴍʏ sᴇʟғ*

  • haleybelle87
    haleybelle87 3 months ago +1

    Woah they are in Singapore i live there too!

  • Desiree Watson
    Desiree Watson 3 months ago

    At 0:50 me at my first day of second grade aka(im 6th now)
    Also me when the conversation gets awkward at 3:24

  • noori
    noori 3 months ago

    so very wholesome :,)

  • HYDRA brown
    HYDRA brown 3 months ago +1

    IM ten and I'm scared to take the bus alone without my parents.same with ordering my food by my SELF

    • AvaZweetie
      AvaZweetie 3 months ago

      I'm 11 and I order myself McDonald's and my mum gets mad 😂😂

  • Alyssa Schmidt
    Alyssa Schmidt 3 months ago

    How did he not see the camera yet

  • Inky Pinky ÙwÚ
    Inky Pinky ÙwÚ 3 months ago

    I just love it when she said “use your Pokemon power” high five

  • Kim Jong Un
    Kim Jong Un 3 months ago

    I can’t even take a bath by myself

  • Furwah Khan
    Furwah Khan 3 months ago

    I now little bit mtr idk how to go chai wan

  • Furwah Khan
    Furwah Khan 3 months ago

    I now the bus I dk mtr

  • Dakota Jones
    Dakota Jones 3 months ago

    I'd probably be scared as soon as I step out the door.

  • PwnishR
    PwnishR 3 months ago

    I guess Japan doesn't have child services...

  • SimmonsFamily
    SimmonsFamily 3 months ago

    Absolutely beautiful manners, never forgot to say please and thank you and was always extremely courteous. Mum and dad you should be incredibly proud of him 🥰

  • • {Wolfie} •
    • {Wolfie} • 3 months ago

    Anyone notice had getting in the writing but said going?

  • Goh Yu Hern
    Goh Yu Hern 4 months ago

    he's 5, and he gets to go out alone to the cbd.
    i'm 12, and i dont even get to go out of the house

  • Fresh Raw Honey
    Fresh Raw Honey 4 months ago

    Bet he cant even survive a day in Africa

  • Jaji Main
    Jaji Main 4 months ago

    if i were in his place i would have a already cried a lot, such a bright young man.

  • CornerShopBilly
    CornerShopBilly 4 months ago

    2:50 best moment

  • Amy Chua
    Amy Chua 4 months ago

    Chae Chae Amy will always love you, Nathaniel. You are such a brave boy. I will never forgive your parents for doing this to you. Love lotsm live well, okay? Love you little baby boy🌻

  • • tammyhammy •
    • tammyhammy • 4 months ago +1

    He will be bullied 5 years later because of this 😂

  • 海若有因
    海若有因 4 months ago

    He is so polite unlike some adults and kids

    SHERWAYNE's VLOG 4 months ago

    They have RU-clip channel??

  • Positive Bubbles
    Positive Bubbles 4 months ago

    Oh please don't don't it again. ... alone 😷

  • pei ting
    pei ting 4 months ago

    Oh no, I cried

  • Phyrom Huy
    Phyrom Huy 4 months ago

    So fake. That little crybaby never made it. He would have been snatched up so quick if this was real. Walking around crying calling for his mama

  • MortalZeus
    MortalZeus 5 months ago

    Ooh, that’s cute. I gonna show it to my mom. She throws a tantrum everytime I’m going out in the night, and I’m in my 20s 😂.

  • Elgin Voon
    Elgin Voon 5 months ago

    C U T E 100