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
01 Jun 2019

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

In this week's Insta-buzz, we have Thomas Ong clearing the air about his Cambodian school initiative, Christopher Lee taking on the mantle to become the next celebrity barber, chance encounters and overseas trips, as well as some #throwback photos courtesy of Chen Han Wei and Rui En. Want some more? Click on for some K-pop encounters, as well as an announcement from The Sam Willows.

Elvin Ng, Ben Yeo and Romeo Tan head off once again
Elvin Ng, Ben Yeo and Romeo Tan head off once again
01 Jun 2019

Elvin Ng, Ben Yeo and Romeo Tan head off once again

Barely a week after returning to Singapore from Taiwan, where they've been filming upcoming Channel 8 drama, All Is Well, Elvin and Romeo are jetting off once again, this time accompanied by Ben as they head to Hong Kong and Okinawa together. Have fun, you guys!

Photo: Elvin Ng/Instagram

Super Junior's Eunhyuk takes a mini tour around Singapore
Super Junior's Eunhyuk takes a mini tour around Singapore
01 Jun 2019

Super Junior's Eunhyuk takes a mini tour around Singapore

After performing to a crowd of excited fans at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on the second night of HallyuPopFest 2019, Super Junior's Eunhyuk stayed on for a couple of days in our sunny state, while his bandmates headed back to South Korea. In his two days, Eunhyuk took the path less-travelled (for K-pop stars in Singapore at least), choosing to ride on our public buses and trains, for a true taste of Singapore. 

Judging from his expert use of Singlish (one of his posts was captioned "Walao eh"), we think Eunhyuk has more or less acclimatised to Singapore.

Photos: Eunhyuk/Instagram

Gaile Lok's little bundle of joy is simply too adorable for words.
Gaile Lok's little bundle of joy is simply too adorable for words.
01 Jun 2019

Gaile Lok's little bundle of joy is simply too adorable for words.

Little Hunter may only be five weeks old, but the little boy has clearly stolen our hearts, as well as numerous uncles and aunties around the world. Just look at his chubby cheeks!

Photos: Gaile Lok/Instagram

Ben Yeo announces decision to leave Tenderfresh chain
Ben Yeo announces decision to leave Tenderfresh chain
01 Jun 2019

Ben Yeo announces decision to leave Tenderfresh chain

After six years, the actor shared on his Instagram that he is no longer a partner of the chain restaurant. Calling the decision a "really tough one", Ben added that he had decided to do so because of his family. Jiayou​​​​​​​, Ben!

Photo: Ben Yeo/Instagram

E'Dawn celebrates his 25th birthday
E'Dawn celebrates his 25th birthday
01 Jun 2019

E'Dawn celebrates his 25th birthday

Korean artiste E'Dawn turned 25 yesterday (June 1), celebrating the special occasion with a party, and a healthy dose of PDA with his girlfriend, Korean singer-rapper Hyuna. Keep it sweet, lovebirds!

Photo: Hyuna/Instagram

Chen Hanwei posts a series of #throwback photos with Rui En
Chen Hanwei posts a series of #throwback photos with Rui En
01 Jun 2019

Chen Hanwei posts a series of #throwback photos with Rui En

The currently airing drama, Old is Gold, pairs up Rui En and Chen Hanwei once again, as a married couple. In our previous interviews, Rui En had shared more about the relationship between the frequent collaborators, revealing that Hanwei had been her on-screen boyfriend in her very first Channel 8 drama 17 years ago. 

Photos: Chen Hanwei/Instagram, Toggle

Jeanette Aw and Sonia Chew live it up on vacation
Jeanette Aw and Sonia Chew live it up on vacation
01 Jun 2019

Jeanette Aw and Sonia Chew live it up on vacation

Jeanette seems to be having a whale of time in Greece, visiting remnants of ancient architecture and sightseeing, while Sonia celebrated being able to catch a glimpse of the much-talked about camels in the beach paradise of Bali. Of course, it was not all play and no work for Sonia, who was there to interview Hollywood stars Chris Hemsworth and Tom Holland for their upcoming movies. (Although we reckon that interviewing them feels more like play than work).

Photos: Jeanette Aw/Instagram, Sonia Chew/Instagram

The Muttons interview Chris Hemsworth and Tom Holland in Bali
The Muttons interview Chris Hemsworth and Tom Holland in Bali
01 Jun 2019

The Muttons interview Chris Hemsworth and Tom Holland in Bali

Joining Sonia on her Bali trip was the radio duo, The Muttons (or Vernon A and Justin Ang), who got dressed up to interview Chris for the movie, MIB. We can't wait to see what antics they got up to during the interview!

Photos: Muttons in The Morning/Instagram

The Sam Willows announce that they're going on a temporary break
The Sam Willows announce that they're going on a temporary break
01 Jun 2019

The Sam Willows announce that they're going on a temporary break

After seven years together, and delivering bops like 'Thirsty' and 'Take Heart', local band The Sam Willows have a number of achievements under their belt. Just earlier this year, the band broke into Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list, the only Singaporean musical act mentioned in the list. However, the band will be temporarily taking a short break, which they announced on Instagram earlier this week.

"this isn’t goodbye. we’re taking a break, which has come as abruptly for us. but right now we need to take a little step back to reflect, to grow, to come back fuller (sic),"  a part of their caption reads.

Photos: The Sam Willows/Instagram

Christopher Lee gives Zedzed a quick haircut
Christopher Lee gives Zedzed a quick haircut
01 Jun 2019

Christopher Lee gives Zedzed a quick haircut

Looks like Christopher may have an alternative career path carved out for him, if he ever decides that acting is just not his thing – becoming a barber for local celebrity kids. This snap of Chris giving Zed a quick haircut on Fann's Instagram elicited a number of comments from fellow celebrities like Joanne Peh and Carole Lin, all vying for a haircut from Chris for their kids.

We're particularly tickled by Carole's comment, where she shared that her daughter Brooklyn remembers Chris as "the Uncle who fixed the fan but cheered too loud". We reckon that moment probably came about from their gathering last week, no?

Photos: Fann Wong/Instagram

Japan sure is popular with our local celebs!
Japan sure is popular with our local celebs!
01 Jun 2019

Japan sure is popular with our local celebs!

This week, we have not one, not two, but three of our local celebrities living it up in Japan. Joakim and his girlfriend headed off for a well-deserved holiday together in Osaka, and Aden is having a ball of a time with his Korean friends there too. Meanwhile, Tay Ping Hui has been eating his way through Japan (he's currently in Tokyo now, according to his Instagram).

Photos: Joakim Gomez/Instagram, Aden Tan/Instagram, Tay Ping Hui/Instagram

Janet Hsieh has an unlikely workout buddy
Janet Hsieh has an unlikely workout buddy
01 Jun 2019

Janet Hsieh has an unlikely workout buddy

Joining Janet on her workouts is none other than her own son, little Egan. From the looks of it, we think that Egan is well on his way to becoming the next fitness freak. Although, it'll honestly be hard to concentrate on your workout when you have a literal bundle of cuteness in front of you.

Photo: Janet Hsieh/Instagram

Thomas Ong clears the air
Thomas Ong clears the air
01 Jun 2019

Thomas Ong clears the air

Earlier this week, an article mentioning an "anonymous Singaporean actor" who had poured S$100,000 into a Cambodian NGO, only for his money to be embezzled by the Cambodian principal, went viral. 

In his Instagram post, Thomas mentioned the same article, writing that he has "received messages from many concerned individuals regarding a blog post about Cambodian NGOs where the writer mentioned that one of his friends 'managed to get a famous Singaporean actor to sponsor his school by giving him $100,000 every year. And as soon as he got the first instalment he bought himself a Lexus and invited me round for a party.' Not surprisingly many mistakenly thought I was that actor".

However, Thomas, who donates generously to a school in Cambodia, shared that he is not the actor mentioned in the article, and assured everyone that his money was used to contribute to the education of the students in the school. 

The original author of the article also clarified later that he was not referring to Thomas in his original article.

Photo: Thomas Ong/Instagram

Aden has a new and fresh selfie pose.
Aden has a new and fresh selfie pose.
01 Jun 2019

Aden has a new and fresh selfie pose.

Instead of the ever-present 'victory sign', or a wink, Aden's newest selfie pose has us all curled up in laughter. Why not "look towards the sky" instead? As mama Kate Pang noted in her caption, all three Chen family members had the wherewithal to keep their eyes on the camera, even while looking up at the sky. What can we say? A family that selfies together, stays together.

Photo: Kate Pang/Instagram

Timothee Yap represents Singapore at the Taiwan Open Athletics Championship
Timothee Yap represents Singapore at the Taiwan Open Athletics Championship
01 Jun 2019

Timothee Yap represents Singapore at the Taiwan Open Athletics Championship

The national athlete and actor took part in the Taiwan Open Athletics Championship, where he represented Singapore. Good work!

Photos: Timothee Yap/Instagram

Li Nanxing signs Dongfang Billy to his talent agency
Li Nanxing signs Dongfang Billy to his talent agency
01 Jun 2019

Li Nanxing signs Dongfang Billy to his talent agency

Longtime Chinese radio fans will definitely remember Dongfang Billy, who dominated airwaves during the heyday of radio. Billy, who retired from showbiz after being diagnosed with cancer, has kicked its butt twice now. He returned to Singapore in early April to promote his new book, and appeared at a slew of health and fitness events. Now that he has signed with Li Nanxing's talent agency, we wonder, what's next for him?

Photos: Li Nanxing/Instagram

Natalie Tong just can't get enough of little Rafael (and we don't blame her)
Natalie Tong just can't get enough of little Rafael (and we don't blame her)
01 Jun 2019

Natalie Tong just can't get enough of little Rafael (and we don't blame her)

Hong Kong celebrities Grace Chan and Kevin Cheng held a 100th day party for their baby son, Rafael, last week, where they revealed his face to the public for the very first time. With his doe eyes and chubby cheeks, we're not surprised that Natalie can't help but to snuggle up to the little baby. Just. Too. Cute!

Photos: Natalie Tong/Instagram

Vivian Hsu and Alyssa Chia run into each other at Hong Kong Disneyland
Vivian Hsu and Alyssa Chia run into each other at Hong Kong Disneyland
01 Jun 2019

Vivian Hsu and Alyssa Chia run into each other at Hong Kong Disneyland

The two actresses and their families sure are fated! In case you haven't gotten enough of the antics of Dalton (Vivian's son) and Bubu (Alyssa's second daughter), here are some more pictures from Vivian's Instagram. 

Photos: Vivian Hsu/Instagram

Former Wanna One members Kim Jaehwan and Bae Jinyoung to have back-to-back fanmeets in Singapore
Former Wanna One members Kim Jaehwan and Bae Jinyoung to have back-to-back fanmeets in Singapore
01 Jun 2019

Former Wanna One members Kim Jaehwan and Bae Jinyoung to have back-to-back fanmeets in Singapore

Wannables, rejoice! After Wanna One's official disbandment in January this year, the eleven members have rejoined their respective agencies to begin their own solo promotions. Luckily for local fans, opportunities to catch the individual members in person have been rife, with both Ong Seong Wu and Lai Kuan Lin dropping by for their individual fanmeets earlier this year. Just last week, Hwang Minhyun, who has since rejoined NU'EST, attended the two-day HallyuPopFest, and announced plans for a solo NU'EST concert in Singapore this August.

And that's not all. Kim Jaehwan will be coming to Singapore for his solo fanmeet on July 6, while Bae Jinyoung will be stopping by a day later, on July 7 for his own fanmeet. Get your wallets ready!

Photos: Kim Jaehwan/Instagram, C9 Entertainment/Instagram

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