Singapore's Stable of Stars

Just the other day, my sister-in-law told me that the star of The Little Nyonya was in town, shooting a drama in the Pokok Assam morning market. That probably must be Jeanette Au Ou Xuan. Afterall, she is presently shooting Destiny in her hands in Malaysia. The Little Nyonya (Chinese: 小娘惹), by the way is a 34-episode Chinese drama from Singapore. Singapore's Chinese dramas have come a long way since the days of Singapore Broadcasting Corporation (SBC; Chinese: 新加坡广播局). The mass market media conglomeration which once dominated the entire television and most of the radio broadcasting industry in Singapore has since become MediaCorp Singapore or Media Corporation of Singapore. Stars have been churned out throughout the years and chief among them of course, were Li Nan Xing and Zoe Tay, who have been dubbed the king and queen of Caldecott Hill, Christopher Lee - not the British's Christopher Lee of Dracula's and Lord of the Rings's fame of course but the husband of Fann Wong who herself is a major star in Singapore and the first Singaporean actress to break into Hollywood when she starred with Jacky Chan and Owen Wilson in Shanghai Knights. One inevitably is reminded of the stable of stars in Hong Kong's Shaw Studios during its heydays...

Meet Singpore's stars...

Christopher Lee and Fann Wong or Fan Wenfang...

Li Nan Xing...
Zoe Tay...

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