Insta-buzz: What the stars were up to this week

We round up the top celebrity snaps in the past week

Feel the family love!
Feel the family love!
23 Dec 2016

Feel the family love!

Bring out the boughs of holly, ‘tis the season to be jolly! December is our favourite time of the year because it means winter holidays (never mind if we’re not the ones travelling), lots of merry-making and family time. The past week has been nothing but warm, fuzzy and wonderful as our social media feeds were populated by family vacay snaps and pictures of celebs celebrating the Winter Solstice festival with their loved ones. And it only gets better from here with year-end parties and Chinese New Year celebrations upon us soon.

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Winter Solstice wishes from Angelica Cheung, Jay Chou
Winter Solstice wishes from Angelica Cheung, Jay Chou
23 Dec 2016

Winter Solstice wishes from Angelica Cheung, Jay Chou

Winter Solstice (or ‘Dong Zhi’ as it is known in Mandarin) signifies a time to feast on glutinous balls and celebrate a family’s reunion. While Angelica had a hand in rolling and making those tiny gooey goodness at home, Jay went one step further and shared a picture of a bowl of tang yuan emblazoned with a variety of his facial expressions. Can you bear to eat it?

Photos: Angelica Cheung/Facebook, Jay Chou/Facebook

Gigi Leung’s “four generations” under one roof
Gigi Leung’s “four generations” under one roof
23 Dec 2016

Gigi Leung’s “four generations” under one roof

Four generations indeed. The Hong Kong singer-actress can be seen cuddling up to her grandmother, mother and daughter Sofia in this picture taken on Winter Solstice festival. How rare is it to have multiple generations under one roof together today?

Photo: Gigi Leung/Facebook

How local stars celebrated Winter Solstice
How local stars celebrated Winter Solstice
23 Dec 2016

How local stars celebrated Winter Solstice

How local stars celebrated Winter Solstice
Nothing like celebrating the festival with your dearest and closest pals, which was what Terence Cao, Thomas Ong and Tong Bing Yu did together. So sweet.

Photos: Shaun Chen/Instagram, Terence Cao/Instagram

How local stars celebrated Winter Solstice
How local stars celebrated Winter Solstice
23 Dec 2016

How local stars celebrated Winter Solstice

Yvonne Lim and her tiny family unit (which will soon be expanding) sent in their well wishes via Instagram while Joanne Peh shared a snap of little Qi pretending to cook a pot of colourful tang yuan. Aww, how cute!

Photos: Yvonne Lim/Instagram, Joanne Peh/Instagram

Meet the newest celebrity babies on the block
Meet the newest celebrity babies on the block
23 Dec 2016

Meet the newest celebrity babies on the block

On the topic of families, two actresses have now been promoted to becoming mothers i.e., Michelle Chen and Sharon Chan, who both welcomed their newborn sons, Xiao Xing Xing and ‘Dong Zhi’ on December 20 and 21 respectively.

Photos: Michelle Chen/Facebook, Sharon Chan/Instagram

How can you resist a face like Little T’s?
How can you resist a face like Little T’s?
23 Dec 2016

How can you resist a face like Little T’s?

YES 933 DJ Siau Jiahui is sure one cheeky mummy. The radio DJ has fun poking fun at her baby girl’s hilarious facial expressions. Keep ‘em coming! (And enjoy the rest of your break before work starts next month!)

Photos: Siau Jiahui/Instagram

Little Brooklyn looking all grown up now
Little Brooklyn looking all grown up now
23 Dec 2016

Little Brooklyn looking all grown up now

My, my… time flies. She was still a little baby last Christmas, fast forward one year later and she is now a big toddler. Gotta love her sartorial choices – especially that fake fur poncho she’s wearing in the picture on the right. Brooklyn looks like she’s all set for New York’s wintry weather.

Photos: Carole Lin/Instagram

Vivian Hsu vacations with family down under
Vivian Hsu vacations with family down under
23 Dec 2016

Vivian Hsu vacations with family down under

Escaping the wet and rainy weather in Singapore, Vivian is enjoying the ample sunshine and clear blue skies of Perth with her family.

Photos: Vivian Hsu/Facebook

How local stars celebrated Winter Solstice
How local stars celebrated Winter Solstice
23 Dec 2016

How local stars celebrated Winter Solstice

Kate Pang and Andie Chen threw a costume party at home and it was a riot to see fellow celebrity friend Jeremy Chan wearing Rurouni Kenshin’s outfit while The Chens wore aboriginal outfits from Taiwan.

Photos: Kate Pang/Instagram, Jeremy Chan/Instagram

Zoe Tay goes on a ski trip to Switzerland
Zoe Tay goes on a ski trip to Switzerland
23 Dec 2016

Zoe Tay goes on a ski trip to Switzerland

Thanks to Insta-stories, we’ve been getting a lot of insights about Ah Jie’s ski trip and they are nothing short of hilarious! From how she kenna attacked by snowballs (poor thing) and is made to carry her boys' equipment at the end of a ski session to her fruitless attempts in catching up with her speedy sons on the slopes. Aiyo! We couldn’t help but giggle when she jokingly lamented, “You guys better be filial when you grow up!” on Facebook.

Guess Ah Jie’s not quite the queen at home. Teehee.

Photos: Zoe Tay/Facebook

Jacelyn Tay and husband in winter wonderland
Jacelyn Tay and husband in winter wonderland
23 Dec 2016

Jacelyn Tay and husband in winter wonderland

Another couple who’s lapping up all the wintry goodness of Hokkaido, Japan right now is Jacelyn Tay and her husband. The former actress joked about how she’s had so many photo requests from fellow tourists during this trip that she doesn’t dare enter the onsen because you-know-what (FYI, you are required to get nude in Japanese hot springs). Well, that’d be awkward for sure. Here’s hoping she booked a hotel room that comes with a private onsen.

Photos: Jacelyn Tay/Instagram

Xiang Yun and Edmund Chen holiday with their two kids
Xiang Yun and Edmund Chen holiday with their two kids
23 Dec 2016

Xiang Yun and Edmund Chen holiday with their two kids

It sure feels like everyone is in Japan holidaying right now – except us. The family of four had a field day in Universal Studios Japan, Osaka, before retreating to Kyoto to sightsee temples and soak in the charms of the thousand-year-old city.

Photos: Xiang Yun/Facebook

Vivian Lai heads to Europe for her break
Vivian Lai heads to Europe for her break
23 Dec 2016

Vivian Lai heads to Europe for her break

The feisty host is currently holidaying at the country where Sound of Music is based with her family and has been constantly updating her feed with picturesque snaps of the snowy landscape and old fortresses. And guess which actress she met on the streets in Austria? It's a small world! 

Photos: Vivian Lai/Instagram, Michelle Chia/Instagram

Stefanie Sun goes on her first family vacation in 10 years
Stefanie Sun goes on her first family vacation in 10 years
23 Dec 2016

Stefanie Sun goes on her first family vacation in 10 years

The local songbird remarked that this is her first family vacation in close to 10 years when she shared pictures of their time spent down under. Judging by the big smiles on her sister’s face, it sure looked like they all had a ball of time together.

Photos: Stefanie Sun/Facebook

Pornsak laps up the cold weather in New York
Pornsak laps up the cold weather in New York
23 Dec 2016

Pornsak laps up the cold weather in New York

Pornsak’s doing it right by having a cone with THREE scoops of gelato in New York -- we’d pooh-pooh anyone who tells us it’s too cold for ice cream in winter, too. The best time for ice cream, indeed.

Photos: Pornsak/Instagram

Ivy Lee is back for a short visit
Ivy Lee is back for a short visit
24 Dec 2016

Ivy Lee is back for a short visit

A familiar face we'd love to see on TV again -- after relocating to Hong Kong, Ivy Lee and her four kids are back in town for a short visit and met up with Huang Biren, Pan Ling Ling and Huang Shinan for a meal. 

Photo: Huang Biren/Instagram

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Newlyweds Jean Danker and Glenn Ong wind down in Bali, Indonesia
Newlyweds Jean Danker and Glenn Ong wind down in Bali, Indonesia
23 Dec 2016

Newlyweds Jean Danker and Glenn Ong wind down in Bali, Indonesia

After their not-so hectic wedding preparations, Jean and Glenn opt to take a break and honeymoon in Bali where they could embrace their inner beach bums. 

Photos: Jean Danker/Instagram

Work goes on for the cast of ‘The Lead’
Work goes on for the cast of ‘The Lead’
23 Dec 2016

Work goes on for the cast of ‘The Lead’

Well, not everyone is on vacation right now – like these four actors from The Lead who, unlike their fellow pals who are travelling all over the world right now, had to make a trip to Batam to film some scenes for the upcoming 2017 mid-year blockbuster. That explains for their glum faces.

The Lead premieres May 22, 9pm on Channel 8.

Photos: The Celebrity Agency/Instagram

Carrie Wong goes for supper with co-star Xu Bin
Carrie Wong goes for supper with co-star Xu Bin
23 Dec 2016

Carrie Wong goes for supper with co-star Xu Bin

Had we not scrolled down further our feed, we would have thought Carrie went on a date with her 118 co-star Xu Bin. But alas, the two actors were merely having supper after filming a tough and tiring scene which required him to piggyback her.

118 2 airs weeknights, 7.30pm on Channel 8; watch it on Toggle-It First.
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Photos: Carrie Wong/Instagram, Xu Bin/Instagram

Celebrity kids hard at work
Celebrity kids hard at work
23 Dec 2016

Celebrity kids hard at work

Zhu Houren’s son, Joel Choo, is still maintaining his strict clean diet for his role as a swimmer in upcoming Channel 5 drama, Faculty; while Lin Meijiao’s daughter Chantelle Ng is in the midst of a two-week training session in Beijing with Zheng Geping’s son, Calvert Tay. Hmm, we wonder what’s brewing.

Photos: Joel Choo/Instagram, Chantel Leng/Instagram

Jack Neo gets emotional on daughter’s big day
Jack Neo gets emotional on daughter’s big day
23 Dec 2016

Jack Neo gets emotional on daughter’s big day

If you’ve seen the movie Father of the Bride, you’d know how hard it is for dads to “part” with their daughters. Not saying that Jack pulled off a series of pranks on his future son-in-law of course. Our heartiest congratulations to Jack and his family!

Photos: Jack Neo/Instagram

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More sightings of Fiona Xie
More sightings of Fiona Xie
23 Dec 2016

More sightings of Fiona Xie

Oh, look! What do we have here – comeback girl Fiona filming an episode for an upcoming Channel 8 variety show. We hear she’s the new host for the latest season of Channel 5’s Renovaid too and we’re excited to see more of her face on local TV in 2017.

Photos: Yao Wenlong/Instagram

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Felicia Chin pays her beau a visit at work
Felicia Chin pays her beau a visit at work
23 Dec 2016

Felicia Chin pays her beau a visit at work

To end off this gallery on a sweet, sweet note, we have these Insta-stories snaps of Felicia paying Jeffrey a visit on the set of Channel 8 drama, Mightiest Mother-In-Law. We can totally visualise invisible hearts popping out from around her, from the way she’s looking so intently at him.

Photos: Felicia Chin/Instagram

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