LIVE blog: First look at The Dream Job in Perth

Toggle joins Jeanette Aw, Zhang Zhen Huan, Rebecca Lim, Shaun Chen and the crew of the upcoming Channel 8 drama in Australia

The cast and crew at the airport before leaving Singapore
The cast and crew at the airport before leaving Singapore
18 Mar 2016

The cast and crew at the airport before leaving Singapore

Good day, mates! On March 18, two Toggle team members joined the crew and four cast members (Jeanette Aw, Rebecca Lim, Zhang Zhen Huan and Shaun Chen) from The Dream Job in Perth, Western Australia, where they are having their overseas shoot for the next week or so. We’ll be updating this gallery with sneak peeks of our time spent with them as they film scenes for the upcoming Channel 8 drama (and also when they're indulging in some free time between takes), so don’t forget to check back for new additions!

Stay tuned for more picture updates from the Land Down Under, and don’t forget to follow us on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts for exclusive insights as well.

Related: First job stories, as told by The Dream Job actors

Photo credit: @bao_peektures on Instagram

Day 1 - Zhen Huan and Jeanette at Twilight Hawkers Market
Day 1 - Zhen Huan and Jeanette at Twilight Hawkers Market
18 Mar 2016

Day 1 - Zhen Huan and Jeanette at Twilight Hawkers Market

By the time we arrived, Zhen Huan and Jeanette were already done with their scenes for the day and got to spend some time exploring the weekly street food market, where they munched on a variety of snacks including these giant churros.

Day 1 - Zhen Huan and Jeanette at Twilight Hawkers Market
Day 1 - Zhen Huan and Jeanette at Twilight Hawkers Market
18 Mar 2016

Day 1 - Zhen Huan and Jeanette at Twilight Hawkers Market

The vibrant market makes for some picture perfect shots, as Zhen Huan and Jeanette prove here. However, they've yet to upload any of these snaps to their social media accounts - perhaps they're saving them for some good ol' #throwback posts?

Day 1 - Zhen Huan and Jeanette at Twilight Hawkers Market
Day 1 - Zhen Huan and Jeanette at Twilight Hawkers Market
18 Mar 2016

Day 1 - Zhen Huan and Jeanette at Twilight Hawkers Market

Zhen Huan shares a shot he took with Jeanette and her assistant.

Day 1 - Rebecca and Shaun at Twilight Hawkers Market
Day 1 - Rebecca and Shaun at Twilight Hawkers Market
18 Mar 2016

Day 1 - Rebecca and Shaun at Twilight Hawkers Market

What do you think of Rebecca's and Shaun's preppy perfect outfits for the shoot?

Day 1 - Rebecca and Shaun at Twilight Hawkers Market
Day 1 - Rebecca and Shaun at Twilight Hawkers Market
18 Mar 2016

Day 1 - Rebecca and Shaun at Twilight Hawkers Market

Rebecca looks extremely amused and amazed by her surroundings - at least for the cameras (although she did have nice things to say about the market and its atmosphere for real as well).

Day 1 - Rebecca and Shaun at Twilight Hawkers Market
Day 1 - Rebecca and Shaun at Twilight Hawkers Market
18 Mar 2016

Day 1 - Rebecca and Shaun at Twilight Hawkers Market

Rebecca and Shaun had to shoot their scenes amidst the bustling crowd of the market. Stay tuned to find out what shocked them in this shot!

Day 2 - Filming at Jarrahdale
Day 2 - Filming at Jarrahdale
19 Mar 2016

Day 2 - Filming at Jarrahdale

The scene shot in the lush Jarrahdale forest trail is one of the few times all four stars will be acting together in Perth.

Day 2 - Filming at Jarrahdale
Day 2 - Filming at Jarrahdale
19 Mar 2016

Day 2 - Filming at Jarrahdale

Shaun and Rebecca film a scene walking hand-in-hand among towering trees.

Day 2 - Filming at Jarrahdale
Day 2 - Filming at Jarrahdale
19 Mar 2016

Day 2 - Filming at Jarrahdale

Zhen Huan and Jeanette don't look very happy to see Rebecca and Shaun (they're all in character here, of course). Guess we'll have to wait until the drama airs to find out what went down between everyone!

Day 2 - Shaun at Ballakup House, Jarrahdale
Day 2 - Shaun at Ballakup House, Jarrahdale
19 Mar 2016

Day 2 - Shaun at Ballakup House, Jarrahdale

A very happy-looking Shaun gets some last-minute fixes on his outfit before filming starts.

Day 2 - Zhen Huan at Ballakup House, Jarrahdale
Day 2 - Zhen Huan at Ballakup House, Jarrahdale
19 Mar 2016

Day 2 - Zhen Huan at Ballakup House, Jarrahdale

Our camera gets spotted by the duke as he gets his hair done.

Day 2 - Jeanette at Ballakup House, Jarrahdale
Day 2 - Jeanette at Ballakup House, Jarrahdale
19 Mar 2016

Day 2 - Jeanette at Ballakup House, Jarrahdale

Jeanette grabs the opportunity to get some cool #OOTD shots taken while waiting for her turn to be called for filming.

Day 2 - Rebecca at Ballakup House, Jarrahdale
Day 2 - Rebecca at Ballakup House, Jarrahdale
19 Mar 2016

Day 2 - Rebecca at Ballakup House, Jarrahdale

Rebecca does a few quick touch-ups on her makeup all by herself (but leaves her hair to the resident pro).

Day 2 - Filming at Jarrahdale
Day 2 - Filming at Jarrahdale
19 Mar 2016

Day 2 - Filming at Jarrahdale

Cheeky Zhen Huan and Shaun grabbed the opportunity to mess around while rehearsing for a scene where their characters walk off to scout the area together. The hand-holding and prancing away is obviously nowhere to be found in the script, but thanks for giving us and the crew a good laugh, guys!

Day 3 - Shaun and Rebecca at Langley Park
Day 3 - Shaun and Rebecca at Langley Park
20 Mar 2016

Day 3 - Shaun and Rebecca at Langley Park

How lucky! Shaun and Rebecca (and two cameramen) got to ride in a helicopter for the very first time, and they were very excited about the experience, especially Rebecca who could not stop bouncing around and clapping with glee.

Day 3 - Filming at Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park
Day 3 - Filming at Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park
20 Mar 2016

Day 3 - Filming at Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park

Zhen Huan and Jeanette shoot an emotional scene at what has been called "the most environmentally responsible cemetery in Australia" (yes, this picturesque place is a cemetery).

Day 3 - Rebecca at Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park
Day 3 - Rebecca at Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park
20 Mar 2016

Day 3 - Rebecca at Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park

In an area not far from the park is a huge grassy area where countless wild kangaroos can be seen resting, hopping around or feeding. We got the artistes to drop by after filming for pictures because what's a trip to Australia without visiting one of the country's most famous residents?

Day 3 - Zhen Huan at Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park
Day 3 - Zhen Huan at Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park
20 Mar 2016

Day 3 - Zhen Huan at Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park

In an area not far from the park is a huge grassy area where countless wild kangaroos can be seen resting, hopping around or feeding. We got the artistes to drop by after filming for pictures because what's a trip to Australia without visiting one of the country's most famous residents?

Day 3 - Shaun at Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park
Day 3 - Shaun at Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park
20 Mar 2016

Day 3 - Shaun at Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park

Here's Shaun proving that he would make quite the dashing wildlife tour guide or travel show host. "And here behind me we have a wild kangaroo that has sensed my presence..."

Day 4 - Zhen Huan at Bathers Beach
Day 4 - Zhen Huan at Bathers Beach
21 Mar 2016

Day 4 - Zhen Huan at Bathers Beach

It looks like someone has been trying to cosy up to the "locals". "She ignored me!" he whined after this shot was taken. Don't worry, Zhen Huan, we're sure there are plenty of other ladies out there who are willing to give you their full attention.

Day 4 - Rebecca at Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour
Day 4 - Rebecca at Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour
21 Mar 2016

Day 4 - Rebecca at Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour

Despite filming a rather emotional-looking scene, Rebecca was all smiles and laughter between takes. Well, we wouldn't stay sombre for long with such a breathtaking view in front of us either.

Day 4 - Jeanette at Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour
Day 4 - Jeanette at Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour
21 Mar 2016

Day 4 - Jeanette at Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour

Jeanette exudes her best "cool girl" look (not that she needs to try very hard to achieve that at all) with a fisherman statue at the harbour.

Day 4 - Rebecca and Shaun at Bathers Beach
Day 4 - Rebecca and Shaun at Bathers Beach
21 Mar 2016

Day 4 - Rebecca and Shaun at Bathers Beach

Awww, would you look at that. Rebecca and Shaun, who will be playing an onscreen couple (if you hadn't guessed by our earlier photographs), share a super sweet moment during filming.

Day 4 - Shaun and Rebecca at Bathers Beach
Day 4 - Shaun and Rebecca at Bathers Beach
21 Mar 2016

Day 4 - Shaun and Rebecca at Bathers Beach

It's hard - if not impossible - to take a nice photograph with good-looking people and a good-looking background.

Day 4 - Jeanette at Kidogo Art House
Day 4 - Jeanette at Kidogo Art House
21 Mar 2016

Day 4 - Jeanette at Kidogo Art House

Jeanette, who is well-known for her artistic skills, looks right at home in the rustic seaside studio.

Day 5 - Shaun and Rebecca at Guildford
Day 5 - Shaun and Rebecca at Guildford
22 Mar 2016

Day 5 - Shaun and Rebecca at Guildford

In this scene, Shaun visits an old friend at a cafe and gets to speak a few lines in English. The show's executive producer joked that Shaun kept messing up in order to greet and hug the guest actress more.

Day 5 - Shaun at Guildford
Day 5 - Shaun at Guildford
22 Mar 2016

Day 5 - Shaun at Guildford

Shaun couldn't resist sharing a corny pickup line (in English) with the local guest actress: "Hi, my name is Shaun, but you can call me tonight."

This is the face he gave our camera when he thought his antics were caught on video, but unfortunately, they were not.

Day 5 - Rebecca and Shaun at Millbrook Winery
Day 5 - Rebecca and Shaun at Millbrook Winery
22 Mar 2016

Day 5 - Rebecca and Shaun at Millbrook Winery

Cheers! Done with their shots for the day, Rebecca and Shaun found some time to squeeze in a spot of wine tasting - an activity made even sweeter with the winery's gorgeous scenery in the background.

Day 5 - Zhen Huan and Jeanette at Millbrook Winery
Day 5 - Zhen Huan and Jeanette at Millbrook Winery
22 Mar 2016

Day 5 - Zhen Huan and Jeanette at Millbrook Winery

Zhen Huan and Jeanette chill out inside a gorgeous vintage car. Neither of them got to drive it, though, and neither of them wanted to as vehicles from this era are different from modern ones and much harder to manoeuvre.

Day 5 - Zhen Huan and Jeanette at Millbrook Winery
Day 5 - Zhen Huan and Jeanette at Millbrook Winery
22 Mar 2016

Day 5 - Zhen Huan and Jeanette at Millbrook Winery

Zhen Huan and Jeanette have stepped out of the car into the Aussie sunlight, and they are seen here sharing a laugh with the crew (the joke has to do with Twilight's vampires sparkling under the sun, but that's a story for another day).

Day 5 - Zhen Huan and Jeanette at Millbrook Winery
Day 5 - Zhen Huan and Jeanette at Millbrook Winery
22 Mar 2016

Day 5 - Zhen Huan and Jeanette at Millbrook Winery

Zhen Huan and Jeanette take a selfie for one of their scenes in the lush vineyard (Zhen Huan really did take a selfie and it's now in that prop phone, provided nobody has already deleted it).

Day 6 - The cast at Ballakup House
Day 6 - The cast at Ballakup House
23 Mar 2016

Day 6 - The cast at Ballakup House

This morning's scene involved all four actors once again.

Day 6 - Jeanette and Zhen Huan at Ballakup House
Day 6 - Jeanette and Zhen Huan at Ballakup House
23 Mar 2016

Day 6 - Jeanette and Zhen Huan at Ballakup House

Oh dear, it looks like Zhen Huan (well, his character, to be precise) went and got himself injured, leaving Jeanette to clean up a bloody mess.

Day 6 - Zhen Huan at Ballakup House
Day 6 - Zhen Huan at Ballakup House
23 Mar 2016

Day 6 - Zhen Huan at Ballakup House

Don't worry, guys, the nasty gashes aren't real and Zhen Huan is perfectly all right.

Day 6 - Shaun at Ballakup House
Day 6 - Shaun at Ballakup House
23 Mar 2016

Day 6 - Shaun at Ballakup House

What time is it? Time for a much-needed coffee break!

Day 6 - Rebecca and Jeanette at Ballakup House
Day 6 - Rebecca and Jeanette at Ballakup House
23 Mar 2016

Day 6 - Rebecca and Jeanette at Ballakup House

Psst! Ever wonder what Becks and Jeanette pack in their travel bags? We got them to give us a little "show and tell" about their must-haves, so stay tuned to Toggle for our full report!

Day 7 - Rebecca and Shaun at Rottnest Island
Day 7 - Rebecca and Shaun at Rottnest Island
24 Mar 2016

Day 7 - Rebecca and Shaun at Rottnest Island

Riding bicycles around the island is a common activity there, which Becks and Shaun get to demonstrate in the show. (Fun fact: the helmet did absolutely nothing to mess up Shaun's perfectly coiffed hair).

Day 7 - Jeanette at Rottnest Island
Day 7 - Jeanette at Rottnest Island
24 Mar 2016

Day 7 - Jeanette at Rottnest Island

Jeanette must be an animal whisperer: first, she got an amazing photo taken with kangaroos (check out her social media pages for the well-timed shot) and now, she has one with a quokka (a small marsupial that can be found wandering all over the island) giving her a little morning kiss!

Day 7 - Zhen Huan at Rottnest Island
Day 7 - Zhen Huan at Rottnest Island
24 Mar 2016

Day 7 - Zhen Huan at Rottnest Island

Zhen Huan poses for a shot with a quokka, which can't seem to keep its eyes open thanks to the strong breeze (or perhaps it just feels very relaxed and at ease with Zhen Huan so close to it).

Day 7 - Shaun and Rebecca at Rottnest Island
Day 7 - Shaun and Rebecca at Rottnest Island
24 Mar 2016

Day 7 - Shaun and Rebecca at Rottnest Island

A couple of quokkas got to star alongside Shaun and Rebecca in a scene from the show, but it looks like they were more interested in the contents of Rebecca's bag!

Day 7 - The cast and crew at Rottnest Island
Day 7 - The cast and crew at Rottnest Island
24 Mar 2016

Day 7 - The cast and crew at Rottnest Island

And it's a wrap for the cast and crew (in Perth, at least - there's still loads to do back in Singapore)! Do stay tuned for more features, videos and interviews from our visit and remember to catch The Dream Job when it debuts on June 27 at 9pm on Channel 8.

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