How local stars ushered in the Year of the Rooster

We round up what’s been going on during the Chinese New Year period in this special edition of Insta-buzz 

How local stars ushered in the Year of the Rooster
How local stars ushered in the Year of the Rooster
30 Jan 2017

How local stars ushered in the Year of the Rooster

For the regular readers of our weekly Instabuzz roundup, you don’t have your dates mixed up - this special Chinese New Year edition is published on a Monday instead of the usual Sunday to capture more of what’s been going on during the festive period.

From epic dress-ups, very special reunions and what the stars have been up to during the long weekend, click on for more.

Desmond Tan, Carrie Wong and their CNY armcandies
Desmond Tan, Carrie Wong and their CNY armcandies
30 Jan 2017

Desmond Tan, Carrie Wong and their CNY armcandies

Lest any of you misunderstand, let’s be clear: neither of these adorable children are the offspring of Desmond nor Carrie.

Desmond’s tongue-in-cheek explanation for carrying this little princess is to act busy while looking after her to avoid the annual “When are you getting married?” grilling from nosy relatives. Carrie, on the other hand, was elated at being able to meet her little niece and shared that she can’t wait for the little girl to grow up.

Photos: Desmond Tan/Instagram, Carrie Wong/Instagram

Joanne Peh, Qi Yuwu spend quality time together
Joanne Peh, Qi Yuwu spend quality time together
30 Jan 2017

Joanne Peh, Qi Yuwu spend quality time together

Aren’t Joanne and Yuwu absolutely adorable together? Joanne, who is expecting baby number two in the Year of the Rooster gushed that she was glad to see her husband back for Chinese New Year in the midst of his busy filming schedule in Beijing. Aww.

Photos: Qi Yuwu/Instagram, Joanne Peh/Instagram

Qi Yuwu heads back to China for work
Qi Yuwu heads back to China for work
30 Jan 2017

Qi Yuwu heads back to China for work

While Yuwu was able to carve time out to be with the family during the festive period, he had to jet back to China for work soon after he arrived. While Joanne shared that she will miss the view of the father-daughter pair holding hands, we’re sure that the doting father and husband will be back before you know it.

That aside, baby Qi looks absolutely adorable in that fluffy red dress!

Photo: Joanne Peh/Instagram

Rui En celebrates her hatchday
Rui En celebrates her hatchday
30 Jan 2017

Rui En celebrates her hatchday

Rui En turned 36 on January 29 and her label Hype Records uploaded this snap of her taken during the imaging session for upcoming Channel 8 drama Have A Little Faith.

In the coming year, here’s to wishing Rui En a great 2017 and that her wish will come true - “That this year will be better than the last.”

Photo: Hype Records/Instagram

Father-son vs mother-daughter festive shots, personified
Father-son vs mother-daughter festive shots, personified
30 Jan 2017

Father-son vs mother-daughter festive shots, personified

We don’t know about you, but we had to stifle a chuckle as we scrolled through our feeds and saw these two photos one after the other. While Andie Chen and Aden were hanging around during Chinese New Year, Kate Pang and little Avery got all dolled up in matching outfits for the festivities.

Accuracy level: 100%

Photos: Andie Chen/Instagram, Kate Pang/Instagram

Fann Wong shows her support for hubby’s new movie
Fann Wong shows her support for hubby’s new movie
30 Jan 2017

Fann Wong shows her support for hubby’s new movie

Remember when Christopher Lee jetted to Taiwan to show his support for Fann Wong’s movie? The ever-supportive couple showed off their strong teamwork as Fann made a special appearance at Christopher’s promotional activities for his new movie, The Fortune Handbook.

Photos: Catwalk Asia/Instagram

Zed, the budding piano genius
Zed, the budding piano genius
30 Jan 2017

Zed, the budding piano genius

This video of Zed playing the piano while squirming happily in his seat has got to be one of the cutest we’ve seen. Could he be the next pianist extraordinaire?

Photos: Fann Wong/Instagram

Julie Tan meets up with her mentor
Julie Tan meets up with her mentor
30 Jan 2017

Julie Tan meets up with her mentor

Julie jetted to Hong Kong and spent time with her famous mentor, Hong Kong star Damien Lau. The veteran actor’s last drama was Channel 8’s The Dream Makers II, in which he played Zheng Shouyi.

Photo: Julie Tan/Instagram

Zoe Tay, Jeanette Aw brave the Chinatown crowd
Zoe Tay, Jeanette Aw brave the Chinatown crowd
30 Jan 2017

Zoe Tay, Jeanette Aw brave the Chinatown crowd

Zoe and Jeanette dived into in the ever-festive Chinatown festivities before Chinese New Year, braving the crowds that we’re sure were shoulder-to-shoulder.

Photo: Zoe Tay/Instagram, Jeanette Aw/Instagram

JJ Lin enjoys the perks of being single
JJ Lin enjoys the perks of being single
30 Jan 2017

JJ Lin enjoys the perks of being single

Not married yet? No problem - at least, that's the case in local singer JJ's books.

Letting on that he is the only one among his merry band of brothers who has yet to tie the knot, he went on to share that he has become the only one on the receiving end of their red packets because of his single status.

Photo: JJ Lin/Instagram

Zheng Ge Ping, Mark Lee get their huat on
Zheng Ge Ping, Mark Lee get their huat on
30 Jan 2017

Zheng Ge Ping, Mark Lee get their huat on

What’s a Chinese New Year without a God of Fortune (or ten, for that matter) gracing our feeds? Zheng Ge Ping and Mark Lee were among those who got their huat on this year, although we did get a very special guest as well…

Photos: Zheng Ge Ping/Instagram, Mark Lee/Instagram

Nathan Hartono as… What is he supposed to be again?
Nathan Hartono as… What is he supposed to be again?
30 Jan 2017

Nathan Hartono as… What is he supposed to be again?

This combination of a half-pulled on Spider-Man outfit, Batman mask and questionable cap had us wondering if we missed the memo on the birth of a brand-new superhero. To top it all off, this snap was taken in a restroom. We reckon this mystery is best left unsolved.

Photo: Nathan Hartono/Instagram

Shaun Chen heads home
Shaun Chen heads home
30 Jan 2017

Shaun Chen heads home

Shaun headed home to be with his parents during the festive season. His wife Celine and daughter Nellie rounded off the happy reunion - just look at the smiles on everyone’s faces.

Photo: Shaun Chen/Instagram

Yvonne Lim checks out of confinement
Yvonne Lim checks out of confinement
30 Jan 2017

Yvonne Lim checks out of confinement

Yvonne Lim, who gave birth to baby Alexa earlier this month, left the confinement center temporarily to spend time with her family during Chinese New Year. Her little bundle of joy, however, had to stay behind as the staff expressed their concern about her catching viruses if she left the center.

Prior to Chinese New Year, AJ cut his nose on lego when he fell down, and Yvonne felt guilty for not being with him when the accident happened. We’re glad to see that the little boy is back to his bubbly self!

Photos: Yvonne Lim/Instagram

Ian Fang spends time with his grandmother
Ian Fang spends time with his grandmother
30 Jan 2017

Ian Fang spends time with his grandmother

Ian headed back home to Shanghai, where he uploaded this snap of him and his grandmother. His caption, “You used to wash my feet when I was young; now that you’re older, it’s my turn (to do the honours)”, garnered praise from his fans and fellow celebs, including Zheng Ge Ping and Rebecca Lim.

Photo: Ian Fang/Instagram

Who’s that we spy with our little eye?
Who’s that we spy with our little eye?
30 Jan 2017

Who’s that we spy with our little eye?

Local stars Chen Hanwei, Quan Yifong, Elvin Ng, Vivian Lai, Paige Chua, Belinda Lee, Romeo Tan and Sheila Sim had a cozy get-together.

We also spotted Sheila fiancé in the snap - and the couple looks great together. We can’t wait for the wedding!

Photo: Belinda Lee/Instagram

Jeffrey Xu, Felicia Chin bid goodbye to a special someone
Jeffrey Xu, Felicia Chin bid goodbye to a special someone
30 Jan 2017

Jeffrey Xu, Felicia Chin bid goodbye to a special someone

Jeffrey Xu and Felicia Chin received some not-so-merry news during Chinese New Year - Felicia’s coach, who is Jeffrey’s god-mother, passed away on January 29. In his post, Jeffrey declared that he will fulfill his promises to her, and the pair expressed their love for this very special someone.

Photo: Jeffrey Xu/Instagram

Everyone loves Guji Guji
Everyone loves Guji Guji
30 Jan 2017

Everyone loves Guji Guji

With this possibly being the last chance we get to hang out with Guji Guji, we totally understand why the celebs have grabbed every opportunity to get a snap with the adorable Chinese New Year mascot.

Photos: Elvin Ng/Instagram, Zoe Tay/Instagram

Behind-the-scenes with Kimberly Wang, Shane Pow
Behind-the-scenes with Kimberly Wang, Shane Pow
30 Jan 2017

Behind-the-scenes with Kimberly Wang, Shane Pow

Behind every successful #OOTD shot, there’s an... Instagram boyfriend? At least, that’s what Joshua Tan showed us with this behind-the-scenes look at Kimberly’s sizzling snap. Well done, Shane!

Photos: Joshua Tan/Instagram, Kimberly Wang/Instagram

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