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

We round up our favourite snaps from the past week

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07 Sep 2018

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We’re now officially into the last quarter of 2018 – it’s time to make good of the New Year’s resolutions you’ve yet to start work on and count down to the year-end festivities.

There are a few notable highlights this week: Rui En kicks into high gear for her new drama and officially resumes work this month after a close to one and a half-year hiatus from the scene (can we say how cool her new character looks?!); Joanne Peh has also started an Instagram account for her daughter to share her kiddo’s snaps (and allow us to better stalk the little tot – just joking!); and Quan Yi Fong reunites with her daughter in Singapore and both mother and daughter got to spend time alone with each other – even if only for a short while.

Read on for more!


Eason Chan drops by Mediacorp to promote his new single
Eason Chan drops by Mediacorp to promote his new single
07 Sep 2018

Eason Chan drops by Mediacorp to promote his new single

Surprise, surprise! It’s not every day you get Eason Chan visiting your office – some lucky Mediacorp staff even managed to snag a picture with him when they spotted him in the hallways. In case you didn’t know, Eason’s new single Ke Yi Ke Zai is done in collaboration with the duo band, whom he recently toured with, and the Hong Kong singer also shared that his next concert (which will also be done with the duo band) will be a closed door and non-ticketed event. Bad news for us fans!

Photos: Instagram/Eason Chan

First look at Rui En’s character in Channel 8’s Yin Cuo Yang Cha
First look at Rui En’s character in Channel 8’s Yin Cuo Yang Cha
07 Sep 2018

First look at Rui En’s character in Channel 8’s Yin Cuo Yang Cha

There’s much hype surrounding Rui En’s upcoming Channel 8 drama series and for good reason. It has been close to one and a half years since she last filmed any Mediacorp show and more than a year since her last drama, Have a Little Faith.

Doesn’t she look slick and cool in her modern grim reaper getup? PS: she's also the first female grim reaper in the netherworld for this drama series and we hear her Muay Thai training will come in good use for this show. Read on for more.

Yin Cuo Yang Cha (English title TBC) is slated for a March 2019 release.

Photos: Instagram/Hype Records, RBKD

Nick Teo and Ann Kok are also in Yin Cuo Yang Cha
Nick Teo and Ann Kok are also in Yin Cuo Yang Cha
07 Sep 2018

Nick Teo and Ann Kok are also in Yin Cuo Yang Cha

Apart from Shaun Chen, who will play Rui En’s grim reaper sidekick, Nick Teo will also have a role in this show as her younger brother. Not much has been made known about this drama so far apart from the fact that Chen Hanwei plays the god of death  and Ann Kok plays Meng Jiao (aka the younger version of Meng Po who is the lady who helps the dead forget about their past lives.

Yin Cuo Yang Cha (English title TBC) is slated for a March 2019 release.

Photos: Instagram/Nick Teo, Ann Kok, RBKD

Rui En’s in good shape – check out her Muay Thai exercise video
Rui En’s in good shape – check out her Muay Thai exercise video
07 Sep 2018

Rui En’s in good shape – check out her Muay Thai exercise video

In the lead up to her imaging on Wednesday, a video of Rui En working hard in the ring was released by her fanclub on Monday. The actress executed her high kicks and punches effortlessly and is definitely looking in good shape.

It’s been a long time since we’ve seen her doing such vigorous fighting after C.L.I.F 3, and we're told her character will be well-versed in Taekwondo in Yin Cuo Yang Cha. In fact, that's how her character gets recruited as a grim reaper. A show about Rui En kickin' butt? We're in.

Photos: Instagram/RBKD


Filming starts for the cast of How Are You?
Filming starts for the cast of How Are You?
07 Sep 2018

Filming starts for the cast of How Are You?

Ho Seh Boh?! Given how out of touch some of the younger actors are with their dialects, it’s little wonder they are under immense stress to remember their lines and nail the right pronunciation of the words in dialect. According to Sheila’s updates on Instagram’s Instastory, their scripts are located in close proximity whenever they’re filming so that they can quickly flip through their lines and rehearse every chance they get.

How Are You? debuts Jan 4, 2019, Friday, 11.30am on Channel 8.

More: Chen Li Ping, Romeo Tan play lovers in new dialect drama

Photos: Instagram/Joshua Tan, Sheila Sim

Hannah Quinlivan’s working on a secret project across the Causeway
Hannah Quinlivan’s working on a secret project across the Causeway
07 Sep 2018

Hannah Quinlivan’s working on a secret project across the Causeway

A few weeks ago, there were plenty of random sightings of Jay Chou and his wife Hannah Quinlivan hanging out at various locations in Singapore. It turns out, Hannah is working on a new project across the border in Malaysia, though little has been revealed about what exactly it entails. Here are some pictures Hannah shared with fans after wrapping up her work for the day – including an ice cream treat she personally scored from the claw machine.

Photos: Instagram/Hannah Quinlivan

Dennis Chew gets married…
Dennis Chew gets married…
07 Sep 2018

Dennis Chew gets married…

… in a Toggle drama called Sealed With a Kiss. In case you find the female actress familiar, it’s none other than former Taiwanese girl group 7 Flowers member Margaret Wang. The show is produced by Wawa and also stars Chinese actor Ma Ang and Ah Boys to Men 4’s Apple Chan.

Photos: Instagram/Dennis Chew

He Ying Ying and Bonnie Loo pair up again but not as sisters this time
He Ying Ying and Bonnie Loo pair up again but not as sisters this time
07 Sep 2018

He Ying Ying and Bonnie Loo pair up again but not as sisters this time

It has been two years since Bonnie and Ying Ying acted as sisters in 2016’s Hero and the two actresses will be working together again – albeit not as siblings, in an upcoming Wawa drama for Channel 8, Walk With Me. They’ll be playing housemates who don’t quite get along with each other so we’re expecting something different from the girls this time. Jia you!

Walk With Me is slated for a Jan 2019 release.

Photos: Instagram/He Ying Ying, The Celebrity Agency

Eleanor Lee looks exactly like her mother Quan Yi Fong
Eleanor Lee looks exactly like her mother Quan Yi Fong
07 Sep 2018

Eleanor Lee looks exactly like her mother Quan Yi Fong

We did a double take when Eleanor posted pictures of her and Yi Fong during the 18-year-old’s recent and short visit back home. As both mother and daughter now sport the same hairstyle, we can better see their resemblance with each other, especially in that photo of Eleanor with her head down.

Photos: Instagram/Eleanor Lee

Jordan Chan gets Deng Lun to start an Instagram account
Jordan Chan gets Deng Lun to start an Instagram account
07 Sep 2018

Jordan Chan gets Deng Lun to start an Instagram account

Fans of Chinese actor Deng Lun, you have Jordan to thank for getting the actor on board Instagram. Apparently Jordan has been following a ‘fake’ Deng Lun account, liking and commenting on almost every post made on the account only to discover—to his horror—that it’s not Deng Lun he has been interacting with. When Deng Lun knew about it, he promptly set up an account and announced his presence with this picture of him and Jordan.

In other related Where Are We Going, Dad? news, Jordan, Jasper and Cherrie Ying are off on another adventure for the show. Check out how meticulous a packer Cherrie is – if we could pack half as well as she did, we would never have to rummage through our luggage for anything.

Photos: Instagram/Deng Lun, Cherrie Ying

Darren Lim and Evelyn Tan vacation in Mauritius with their entire troop
Darren Lim and Evelyn Tan vacation in Mauritius with their entire troop
07 Sep 2018

Darren Lim and Evelyn Tan vacation in Mauritius with their entire troop

Another family off on a seaside adventure is Darren, Evelyn and their four kids. And no, they didn’t sail to their destination, they took a plane to Mauritius instead. Darren shared that it has always been his dream to bring his family there, and yes, dreams do come true.

Photo: Instagram/Darren Lim

Alyssa Chia surprises Xiu Jie Kai on set
Alyssa Chia surprises Xiu Jie Kai on set
08 Sep 2018

Alyssa Chia surprises Xiu Jie Kai on set

Xiu Jie Kai never saw this coming. The actor was sharing about how he had some free time on set and had just gotten off a call with Alyssa but the actress did not sound keen on doing a video call with him. And before her knew it, he heard Bubu calling out for him and saw Alyssa with their two kids standing in front of him.

Jie Kai added that Alyssa had taken the high-speed rail to visit him in Taichung and was visibly touched by his wife's efforts to cheer him on at work. #mostsincereonsetvisit indeed.

Photos: Instagram/Xiu Jie Kai


Baby Qi snaps
Baby Qi snaps
07 Sep 2018

Baby Qi snaps

In case you didn’t know, Joanne Peh has set up an Instagram account (@babyqisnaps) for her daughter to document the photos that the young girl has been taking of her surroundings, including that picture-perfect snap she took of her dad and mum a few weeks ago and the one of Joanne and Qi Didi above. We’re looking forward to see more of Baby Qi’s pictures, through her inquisitive mind and perspective! Keep those snaps coming!

Photos: Instagram/Joanne Peh, Baby Qi

Shawn Yue shares a tender moment with Cody
Shawn Yue shares a tender moment with Cody
07 Sep 2018

Shawn Yue shares a tender moment with Cody

Fatherhood is definitely treating Shawn well. The father waxes lyrical about how, despite being less busy with work this year, he is thankful for it because it has allowed him to spend more time with his newborn son. Awww.

Photo: Instagram/Shawn Yue

Vivian Hsu feeds kangeroos with her son
Vivian Hsu feeds kangeroos with her son
07 Sep 2018

Vivian Hsu feeds kangeroos with her son

Vivian and her family trooped Down Under to hang out with the kangaroos. You can say no trip’s complete for a kid until he or she gets to meet these marsupials.

Photos: Instagram/Vivian Hsu

Sonia Sui goes chasing after the Northern Lights with her husband
Sonia Sui goes chasing after the Northern Lights with her husband
07 Sep 2018

Sonia Sui goes chasing after the Northern Lights with her husband

They weren’t in Finland during the right season (winter’s usually the most ideal) but Sonia and her husband Tony Chia still manage to catch a glimpse of the elusive aurora borealis thanks to a really helpful guide. How sweet and happy do they look?! 

Photos: Facebook/Sonia Sui

Janet Hsieh’s unsuccessful attempt to wean her son off the pacifier
Janet Hsieh’s unsuccessful attempt to wean her son off the pacifier
07 Sep 2018

Janet Hsieh’s unsuccessful attempt to wean her son off the pacifier

According to Janet, her son Egan had rummaged through the room to find his pacifier (he only gets to use it at night when he’s sleeping) and was seen sucking on it vigorously as if he knew it’d be taken away from him the moment he was discovered.

Photos: Instagram/Janet Hsieh

Edison Chen’s cute family picture
Edison Chen’s cute family picture
07 Sep 2018

Edison Chen’s cute family picture

This family picture of Edison, his wife and their daughter is truly one-of-a-kind. The trio took this picture of when they dropped by to visit a zoo in Tokyo. The only person who looks happy to be masquerading as an animal is Edison – check out the huge scowls on his wife and daughter’s faces.

Photos: Instagram/Edison Chen

Zoe Tay, Chen Han Wei, Aileen Tan and Pan Ling Ling celebrate their work anniversaries
Zoe Tay, Chen Han Wei, Aileen Tan and Pan Ling Ling celebrate their work anniversaries
07 Sep 2018

Zoe Tay, Chen Han Wei, Aileen Tan and Pan Ling Ling celebrate their work anniversaries

Zoe, Hanwei, Aileen entered showbiz together in 1988 as contestants of Star Search 1988 while Ling Ling had her start from acting school in the same year. It has been 30 years since they’ve been acting and the quartet took time to sit down for a meal to celebrate their successes and achievements. Here’s to another 30 years and to even better acting projects!

Photos: Instagram/Pan Ling Ling


Hayley Woo shares a #CrazyRichAsians moment with Henry Golding
Hayley Woo shares a #CrazyRichAsians moment with Henry Golding
07 Sep 2018

Hayley Woo shares a #CrazyRichAsians moment with Henry Golding

Out of all the local actors who had a cameo in this film, Hayley’s appearance during Colin Khoo and Araminta’s wedding bash in Gardens by the Bay was really noticeable because she was smacked right in centre in the scene. She was the first we spotted in the blink-and-you-miss-it scene.

Photo: Instagram/Hayley Woo

Jay Chou congratulates Jon M. Chu on ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ success
Jay Chou congratulates Jon M. Chu on ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ success
07 Sep 2018

Jay Chou congratulates Jon M. Chu on ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ success

The Taiwanese multi-hyphenate dug up an old picture he took with Jon on the set of Now You See Me 2 and congratulated the director on how well the movie is doing. Hmm, what are the chances we’ll get to see Jay cameo in the second or even third film, especially since the second book’s storyline is largely devoted to and based in China?

Photos: Instagram/Jay Chou

BTS photos from the cast of Crazy Rich Asians
BTS photos from the cast of Crazy Rich Asians
08 Sep 2018

BTS photos from the cast of Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians was just released in the UK this week and the movie on its way to break even more records - did you know it's the most successful rom-com movie with a studio release in six years?! We're keeping our eyes peeled for its sequel - China Rich Girlfriend. Sounds like things are gonna get crazier.

Photos: Instagram/Janice Koh, Pierre Png

S.H.E. travels back to 2001
S.H.E. travels back to 2001
07 Sep 2018

S.H.E. travels back to 2001

To celebrate their upcoming 17th anniversary in showbiz, S.H.E members Selina Jen, Hebe Tian and Ella Chen worked on a special music video that paid tribute to their successes and achievements over the past years. The girls even specially wore #throwback outfits and had similar hairstyles done for the shoot. That’s why you see Ella in a boyish crop and Hebe with bangs again.

Photos: Instagram/HIM International

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