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Past articles by Lynette:

Why persistent, albeit mild, chest pains should not be ignored, Lifestyle News

Not all chest pains are equal, but all chest pains should not be ignored - especially if it is persistent, recurrent or severe. "Persistent pain or pressure in the chest" can be a Covid-19 emergency symptom, according to Harvard Medical School. It's important to seek medical help immediately if you experience any sort of chest discomfort during this pandemic. It's... → Read More

Jerry Yan is single, and ready to mingle

Ladies, take note. Taiwanese heartthrob Jerry Yan has revealed that he is currently single, but would love to be rid of his unmarried status as soon as possible. "My mum has been nagging at me, but she hasn't match-made me before. My friends have have had thoughts of match-making me though," Jerry shared with AsiaOne today (April 14), while the OG Meteor Garden actor was in Singapore for Star… → Read More

Hayley Woo wishes twin sis Jayley and Aloysius Pang happy 51st monthsary with new footage of them

It would have been Jayley Woo and Aloysius Pang's 51st monthsary on Thursday (April 4) if not for that fateful day. → Read More

Singapore represent: The Sam Willows

Local pop darlings The Sam Willows have landed themselves a coveted spot on Forbes' 30 Under 30 Asia list. Announced today (April 2), the 2019 Entertainment and Sports list also saw K-pop stars Blackpink, CL (who was previously in girl group 2NE1), Chinese actor Liu Haoran, Taiwanese musician Nana Ou-Yang, and Japanese tennis champion Naomi Osaka sharing the honours. → Read More

Did Donnie Yen and family face racial discrimination at charity event?

Action star Donnie Yen has used the phrase "the Chinese are not the sick men of Asia" in reel life, and now his wife has found the need to echo him in real life. The Hong Kong actor, along with his wife Cissy Wang and daughter Jasmine Yen, attended a charity gala hosted by amfAR on Monday (March 25) where they were allegedly racially discriminated by the organiser. → Read More

Lee Kuan Yew's former shoemaker to retire in 3 years without successor: 'PM Lee suggested I retire at 70!'

Another day, another talented craftsman retiring without a successor in sight. Shoemaker Lee Kean Siong, 67, who handmade customised shoes for the late Lee Kuan Yew, told local media that he will be retiring in three years' time. The second generation of Lee Hoi Wah Shoe Maker lamented about how difficult it is to find a disciple - let alone a successor. → Read More

Cabby's act of 'kindness' towards Singaporean guy and heavily pregnant wife goes viral

Kindness can be found everywhere; but sometimes, it comes with a twist. A Singaporean guy was a recipient of one such act of 'kindness'. On Monday (March 11), Esmonde Teo recounted his experience with a ComfortDelGro cabby on Facebook, complimenting the "Indian driver" behind the wheel of SHA 8207. → Read More

Taiwan model takes it to the extreme to achieve 'mini face'

How much is too much when it comes to hitting your beauty goals? While plastic surgery still isn't looked upon too favourably in the public's eye, non-surgical therapies are pretty much considered A-OK. Taiwanese model-influencer Belle Zhuo (more commonly known as BearGenie) posted a picture of her face almost fully covered by acupuncture needles on Wednesday (March 13), shocking her Instagram… → Read More

S.H.E's Selina posts heart-wrenching picture and message about her 'precious one'

The toughest part of owning a pet is having to say goodbye too soon. Losing a furkid to ill health or old age is not only heart-wrenching for pet owners -- it's also painful to watch as an outsider. S.H.E's Selina Jen is the unlucky one to have her heart broken this time. Just this afternoon (March 13), the 37-year-old star revealed on Instagram that her beloved dog of 15 years has passed on.… → Read More

Helper attempts to smuggle thousands of dollars in drink cartons, gets exposed before flight home

This helper deserves a prize for her creativity... but it would probably not be a cash prize. Videos of the domestic helper getting interrogated by her employers after she hid thousands of dollars in drink cartons that she had customised went viral after they were posted on Facebook last week. → Read More

'Barbeque goddess' in Taiwan offers a feast for the eyes too

Besides providing a feast for the stomach, it appears some eateries are dishing out a feast for the eyes as well. Photos of a bosomy Taiwanese barbeque seller who helps out occasionally at her family-owned joint along the scenic Alishan Highway went viral after making its rounds on the Interweb last week. → Read More

A thorny matter no more? Thai durian tycoon cancels tournament for daughter's hand

Thai durian tycoon Anon Rodthong has put an end to his, and his daughter's rather thorny matter. Anon said on Wednesday (Mar 6) that he was cancelling the tournament he had announced earlier in the week to help sift out 'the one' from 10,000 potential suitors. → Read More

Andie Chen scalded by hot soup at Nex foodcourt; wife Kate Pang 'upset over unhelpful staff'

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4 peas in a pod: Aaron Kwok's wife Moka Fang and her friends are spitting images of each other

Can you tell which of these four ladies is Chinese model Moka Fang? We almost couldn't. Moka, who married Hong Kong superstar Aaron Kwok in 2017, was recently spotted hanging out with her influencer pals looking all fancy. With the pictures circulating online, the first thing that caught the public's eye was how alike the four of them look. Some fans on Weibo wondered if they were "quadruplets." → Read More

This is how Carina Lau's luxurious home in Hong Kong looks like

Hong Kong actress Carina Lau has been giving fans a peek into her impeccable style and life through her Instagram. But it was not till Monday (Feb 25) that we got a glimpse of her luxurious home in Hong Kong. And it was all kinds of fabulous. Think Victorian flair with a hint of In the Mood for Love (2000). [/embed] → Read More

Rain and wife Kim Tae-hee expecting baby No. 2

Korean celebrity couple Rain and Kim Tae-hee will soon be proud parents of two. The 38-year-old actress is "expected to give birth this September," announced Tae-hee's agency BS Company today (Feb 26). "She is currently very excited and grateful for another blessing [in the form of her second child]," they continued. → Read More

Jay Chou, JJ Lin, Vanness Wu and Xiao Mai

Is it true? Could it be? Will 2019 bring us a fresh quartet of "flower boys" in the form of a whole new 'F4'? Well, three-quarters new at least, since Vanness Wu is still part of it. But we'll take what we can get, especially since Mandopop heavyweights Jay Chou and JJ Lin seem to be in on it. This afternoon (Feb 22), everyone's favourite multi-talented superstar (aka Jay) uploaded a photo of… → Read More

In the mood for love: Lin Chi-ling still single, open to using dating apps

Dating apps are not just for the regular folks anymore. Even the goddess of Taiwan Lin Chi-ling is thinking of using them to find love. The supermodel revealed that she is currently single and ready to mingle at a Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac mobile gaming event on Wednesday (Feb 20), according to this Chinese report. → Read More

Arissa Cheo confirms divorce with Vanness Wu finalised; not getting any alimony

Singaporean heiress-fashion entrepreneur Arissa Cheo and Taiwanese-American singer-actor Vanness Wu are now officially (and legally) singles. To admirers of one of the cheo-est ladies in the local socialite scene, and the multi-talented star -- there's hope for you. Arissa has confirmed that their divorce has been finalised "sometime in February," according to a Taiwanese report. → Read More

Woman wants a handbag made out of her own skin: 'It's part of me and I want to keep it'

Handbags made of exotic skins have always been a point of controversy in the fashion industry. And Joan, a 55-year-old woman from Manchester, just expanded the definition of exotic skins with her "odd" request. She wants a handbag made from her own skin. → Read More