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

We round up our favourite snaps from the past week

Insta-buzz: What the stars were up to this week
Insta-buzz: What the stars were up to this week
24 Aug 2018

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

We are very happy to report that this week’s celebrity social media roundup is full of, well, happy occasions and celebrations, from birthdays (lots of them) to anniversaries to other adorable shenanigans that put a smile on our faces. Click on for more!

Wang Leehom welcomes son
Wang Leehom welcomes son
24 Aug 2018

Wang Leehom welcomes son

“Praise the Lord, my ‘love rival’ is no longer Beethoven, but it’s: Wang Jiayao!” read the start of the musician’s joyful announcement of the birth of his third child and first son on Friday (Aug 24). He went on to praise his wife Lee Jinglei for doing “an unbelievable job through the whole pregnancy and delivery”, and confirmed that both mother and son are “both healthy and doing well”.

Congrats to the whole family!

Photo: Wang Leehom/Facebook

Rui En gets certificate in Muay Boran
Rui En gets certificate in Muay Boran
24 Aug 2018

Rui En gets certificate in Muay Boran

Watch out, world – Rui En is coming back to kick butt (perhaps literally). The actress has been putting her time away from the screen for good use, and recently passed her examination in the art of Muay Boran (which, according to a quick Google search, is considered a more ancient form of the better-known Muay Thai). Hey, perhaps her comeback role can be as a martial arts maven of some sort? That would be pretty awesome, not to mention a superb way to flaunt the renewed fit n’ fab her.

Photos: Hype Records/Instagram

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ premieres in Singapore
‘Crazy Rich Asians’ premieres in Singapore
24 Aug 2018

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ premieres in Singapore

Following its ground-breaking release in the United States last week, Crazy Rich Asians finally came home to Singapore on Tuesday (August 22) with a teal carpet (just like in Hollywood!) premiere at the Capitol Theatre. In the spotlight were lead actor Henry Golding and his wife Liv Lo, as well as many of the home-grown stars that also make appearances in the film, including Pierre Png, Fiona Xie, Tan Kheng Hua, Janice Koh and more. And of course, loads of fans and other local artistes were also present to show their support and to give the cast and film the grand homecoming it deserves.

Photos: Carrie Wong/Instagram, Romeo Tan/Instagram, Henry Golding/Instagram, Fiona Xie/Instagram, Elvin Ng/Instagram, The Celebrity Agency/Instagram

Mark Lee’s youngest daughter celebrates birthday
Mark Lee’s youngest daughter celebrates birthday
24 Aug 2018

Mark Lee’s youngest daughter celebrates birthday

Well, here’s some good news: on Tuesday (Aug 21), we got an update from the Facebook page ‘Cheers for Calynn Lee’ that Mark Lee and wife Catherine Ng’s youngest daughter, who is battling a rare medical condition called Glomerulonephritis, is showing signs of improvement as evidenced by a urine test. Then, on Thursday (Aug 23), Mark shared some shots from her 5th birthday celebration, in which the young lady certainly looks happy and getting healthier (we hope that really is the case).

Photos: Mark Lee/Instagram, Cheers for Calynn Lee/Facebook

Andie Chen’s kids hang out with Alien Huang
Andie Chen’s kids hang out with Alien Huang
24 Aug 2018

Andie Chen’s kids hang out with Alien Huang

Has it really already been six years since Channel 8’s Joys of Life was aired? Andie pointed out this fact to us with this super cute photo of Taiwanese host Alien Huang, who starred in the drama with him, carrying both Aden and Avery at the same time (and they certainly don’t seem like they mind it). “From single, to [attached], to married, to kids”, he wrote. Time sure flies, doesn’t it?

Photo: Andie Chen/Instagram

Jesseca Liu, G.E.M. Tang nail the Dele Alli Challenge
Jesseca Liu, G.E.M. Tang nail the Dele Alli Challenge
24 Aug 2018

Jesseca Liu, G.E.M. Tang nail the Dele Alli Challenge

If you’re wondering why there’s suddenly been a barrage of people making a weird hand gesture over their face all over your feed, it’s because yet another new social media craze has taken over the internet by storm. This time, it’s the #DeleAlliChallenge, inspired by the victorious pose struck by English footballer Dele Alli after scoring a goal during a Premier League match.

G.E.M. Tang and our very own Jesseca Liu has tried to take on the challenge too, and what do you know, they can actually do it really well (we tried and failed miserably, hence our admiration).

Photos: Jesseca Liu/Instagram, G.E.M. Tang/Instagram

Zed Lee: future chef at work?
Zed Lee: future chef at work?
24 Aug 2018

Zed Lee: future chef at work?

Fann Wong and Christopher Lee’s little boy spent the Hari Raya holiday trying to grow his own pizza (or rather, the vegetable toppings for it). We love how utterly joyful he looked – and sounded – while tending to his tiny garden, dancing and singing (he made an entire jingle out of “damp the soil”) as he went along. Hey Zed, care to give us a bite of the harvest when it’s ready?

Photos: Fann Wong/Instagram

Nathan Hartono reunites with girlfriend in London
Nathan Hartono reunites with girlfriend in London
24 Aug 2018

Nathan Hartono reunites with girlfriend in London

No words needed (just tons of heart emoji) as theatre actress Na-Young Jeon takes in the sight of her boyfriend whipping up a sumptuous meal for the both of them in the comfort of a homey kitchen. Some gals are just so lucky.

A few days later, Nathan also shared a post from his trip to London (where Na-Young is based), saying that this photo of them “eating takeout dumplings in bed after her show [The King and I musical], while using a supermarket bag as a placemat, and watching Something In The Rain on [Netflix]” pretty much encapsulated the whole trip. Seriously, can these two get any cuter?

Photos: Na-Young Jeon/Instagram, Nathan Hartono/Instagram

Felicia Chin takes cool shot with eagle
Felicia Chin takes cool shot with eagle
24 Aug 2018

Felicia Chin takes cool shot with eagle

The actress certainly looks like she had a fruitful day off in the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar, where she is filming Toggle Original Beijing to Moscow. Besides visiting various landmarks and taking in breath-taking views of “vast greenlands and their soft gentle slopes” (and of course, trying out the local fare), she scored a really cool video with a majestic bird of prey. “I took a similar shot with an eagle when I was 7. This brought back memories”, she shared.

Photos: Felicia Chin/Instagram

Veterans celebrate 30 years in showbiz
Veterans celebrate 30 years in showbiz
24 Aug 2018

Veterans celebrate 30 years in showbiz

Surviving for three decades in the entertainment industry is no easy feat, but Zoe Tay, Chen Han Wei, Aileen Tan and Pan Ling Ling have managed to do it, and their hard work was appreciated with a fancy dinner with Mediacorp bosses.

Photos: Zoe Tay/Instagram

Chen Han Wei celebrates birthday in advance
Chen Han Wei celebrates birthday in advance
24 Aug 2018

Chen Han Wei celebrates birthday in advance

The veteran actor doesn’t turn 49 until August 29, but he already got his first birthday cake of the year on Tuesday (August 21), courtesy of Chen Shu Cheng, Desmond Tan, Sheila Sim and Sheila’s husband Deon. We are sure there are many, many more of those to come.

Photo: Chen Han Wei/Instagram

Aloysius Pang celebrates birthday in Mongolia
Aloysius Pang celebrates birthday in Mongolia
26 Aug 2018

Aloysius Pang celebrates birthday in Mongolia

According to Felicia Chin, they learned that the cake they got Aloysius for his 28th birthday on Friday (Aug 24) was the first one he had gotten in seven years. We find that extremely unbelievable for most people these days, especially a high-profile figure with plenty of fans. So what has he been getting instead all this time?

Photo: Felicia Chin/Instagram

Hayley Woo takes on new project in China
Hayley Woo takes on new project in China
24 Aug 2018

Hayley Woo takes on new project in China

So this is what Hayley has been up to in Shanghai! On Wednesday (August 22), she shared a picture of herself in historical garb at the lensing ceremony for a new historical comedy film called Da Ren, Ta Lai Le. We’re certainly excited to see yet another home-grown star rep Singapore overseas.

Photo: Hayley Woo/Instagram

Henry Golding, Liv Lo celebrate 2nd wedding anniversary
Henry Golding, Liv Lo celebrate 2nd wedding anniversary
24 Aug 2018

Henry Golding, Liv Lo celebrate 2nd wedding anniversary

Liv marked her second year of being married to the Crazy Rich Asians film lead actor with a cute recount of how their love story began: “We met 1.1.11 in Singapore at a friend’s birthday party. I knew you had noticed me but didn’t introduce yourself. Disappointed, I tried all my craziest wildest efforts, including dancing on speakers, to grab your attention. If you weren’t going to speak to me, I knew I would have to. As I was leaving you walked behind me. Here was my chance. I had nothing to lose. I turned around and said ‘Hi, I am leaving and you’re never going to see me again’.” And the rest, as they say, is history.

Happy anniversary, #MrandMrsGolding!

Photo: Liv Lo/Instagram

Jay Chou really loves his bah kut teh
Jay Chou really loves his bah kut teh
26 Aug 2018

Jay Chou really loves his bah kut teh

Did the Mandopop king sneak here to Singapore just to have his favourite pork rib dish? On Saturday (Aug 25), Founder Bah Kut Teh shared this photo of Jay with the restaurant's boss, saying that the former had come to celebrate the latter's birthday.

Anyone else craving a nice hot bowl of bah kut teh now?

Photo: Founder Bah Kut Teh/Instagram

Desmond Tan’s sweet birthday celebrations
Desmond Tan’s sweet birthday celebrations
24 Aug 2018

Desmond Tan’s sweet birthday celebrations

Okay, we know it’s been one whole week, but we still can’t help but marvel at that gigantic chocolate cake the actor, who turned 32 on August 19, enjoyed at his birthday dinner. That said, we reckon even that can’t hold a candle to the homemade cupcakes baked by his dear niece. How super sweet – in more ways than one.

Photos: Desmond Tan/Instagram

Joakim Gomez meets Mike Shinoda
Joakim Gomez meets Mike Shinoda
24 Aug 2018

Joakim Gomez meets Mike Shinoda

“Waited 18 years for this moment, and to thank him in person for giving my generation and I the songs of our youth”, wrote the 987FM DJ next to his photo with Linkin Park co-founder Mike Shinoda, who brought his Post Traumatic solo tour to town on Wednesday (August 22).

Photo: Joakim Gomez/Instagram

Shawn Yue shares adorable photo with son
Shawn Yue shares adorable photo with son
24 Aug 2018

Shawn Yue shares adorable photo with son

Shawn doesn’t exactly spam our feed with photos of him and three-month-old Cody, but when he does, he never fails to make us go, “Awww…” And his simple caption, “PaPa love you so much [heart emoji] (sic)” is just the icing on the cake.

Photo: Shawn Yue/Instagram

The Zhu family celebrates mum's birthday
The Zhu family celebrates mum's birthday
26 Aug 2018

The Zhu family celebrates mum's birthday

The entire Zhu family - Zhu Hou Ren, wife Vera Hanitijo and sons Joel and Jonathan Choo - went out for a "simple" but "happy" dinner on Saturday (Aug 25) to celebrate Vera's birthday. We guess they looked forward to the meal so much that they only managed to take a photo after​​​​​​​ finishing it!

Photo: Zhu Hou Ren/Instagram

This is the cutest throwback this week
This is the cutest throwback this week
24 Aug 2018

This is the cutest throwback this week

Nathan Hartono’s precious fur kid Nicky makes regular appearances on his feed and always makes us go “awww” at how adorable she is, but these utterly squeal-inducing shots of her as a tiny puppy (that could fit in the palm of Nathan’s hand) are just on a whole new level of super cute.

Photos: Nathan Hartono/Instagram​​​​​​​

Nat Ho scores a selfie with a quokka
Nat Ho scores a selfie with a quokka
24 Aug 2018

Nat Ho scores a selfie with a quokka

Rottnest Island in Perth, Australia is home to tons of these adorable furry creatures, who have become famous for their selfie-posing skills (if you’re lucky enough to catch one in the mood). Nat right here clearly had the good fortune of running into one during his recent trip there.

Photo: Nat Ho/Instagram

Carole Lin’s daughter turns 3
Carole Lin’s daughter turns 3
24 Aug 2018

Carole Lin’s daughter turns 3

Little Brooklyn celebrated her third birthday with what appears to be a princess-themed party, complete with a pretty pastel cake and decorations, a plastic tiara, tulle skirt and all.

Photos: Brooklyn Lim/Instagram

Aileen Tan’s sister becomes target of kidnapping scam
Aileen Tan’s sister becomes target of kidnapping scam
24 Aug 2018

Aileen Tan’s sister becomes target of kidnapping scam

According to the actress’s caption, her younger sister received a shocking text message saying that her daughter – Aileen’s niece – had been kidnapped, along with instructions to transfer $5,000 into a local bank account. “Thankfully, she was not deceived and reported the incident to the police, but it gave our family quite a shock”, Aileen wrote, urging her followers not to fall victim to this kind of criminal trickery as well. We’re glad no person, or bank account, was actually hurt.

Photo: Aileen Tan/Instagram

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