Many would be familiar with City Hot Pot at One Raffles Place as it is crowded everyday, including weekends whereby reservations are required. Following the success, owner of City Hot Pot decided to strike the iron while it is hot, and chose Tanjong Pagar Centre as its second store location.
Located at Basement 1 of Tanjong Pagar Centre, it is easily accessible by MRT. You will not miss the big and bright signage of City Hot Pot, together with its iconic ‘3 hands holding to 3 bowls’ graphics or top view of 3 people standing next to each other. The logo symbolizes the togetherness of eating hot pot which is what City Hot Pot wants to bring out to their customers- a place to get together to enjoy a wholesome meal.
Officially opened on 16 September 2019, the second outlet saw Friends of City Hot Pot- Lawrence Hiew and Danielle Gan patronizing them. They brought along Taiwanes singer and song-writer Vans Yang with them for a simple yet fulfilling meal. Many people aren’t unfamiliar with Lawrence and Danielle, as they both have helped City Hot Pot filmed their online programs on the restaurant to recommend good food to Singaporeans.
Lawrence and Danielle were not unfamiliar with the dishes at City Hot Pot. Thus they were already playing good host to Vans and to recommend their Best Seller soup base- Milky Fish Soup. Vans also chose another soup base- Big Prawn soup base to make it a Yuan-Yang pot. Vans mentioned that he always would go for milk soup base but had not tried that with fish and thus eager to try the taste. He is also an avid seafood lover and he has not try Singapore’s style Prawn Soup.
Lawrence and Danielle like their overall ambience as well as the furniture fittings because they continued the bright and modern style from that at One Raffles Place so that there is a continuation of branding. They also joked that they particularly love the big City Hot Pot signages at strategics locations, especially the 3 huge TVs playing their programs. So if you happened to pass by City Hot Pot, do pause for a while and enjoy their programs while also make City Hot Pot your next gathering choice.
The standards for the soup bases as well as the main dishes such as Braised meat rice have all maintained the same standard, if not improved. The sauces and condiments counter saw an increase in choices from their One Raffles Place outlet, and it is definitely a delightful sign for all customers. The spacious interior allows easy maneuver by the staff and as well as the customers.
Do gather your makan kakis and book your table at City Hot Pot.
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+65 6536 2185 (One Raffles Place)
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Taiwanese actress Shu Qi has been taking an extended break from acting, and has not picked up projects since the movie Shanghai Fortress.
When she announced her break, her ambiguous post on Weibo had many wondering if she was retiring from the industry. “I will be taking a break from acting, thank you for all your love and support, see you soon,” she wrote, which led to numerous questions with no answers on her future in the industry.
The 43-year-old revealed the truth in a recent interview, sharing that she decided to go on an indefinite hiatus in order to focus on her physical and mental health.
She is known to have skin that flares up whenever she is busy or stressed, which caused problems for her when she was working non-stop. However, her condition has since improved after taking some time off.
In addition, she gave a rare insight into the realities of showbiz. Shu Qi mused that finding someone from the industry to confide in is a daunting task. “There are no secrets in showbiz. I don’t expect anything in return when I do something for someone (…) but when I have something on my mind, I’ll ponder on what to do on my own, rather than to tell someone about it.”
When her troubles become overwhelming, the only people that she turns to are her manager and assistants, rather than the fellow celebrities around her.
Taiwanese actress Ady An held a first month celebration for her first child, a baby son nicknamed ’66’ on September 14. The party, which was held a day after the Mid-Autumn Festival, saw a number of celebrity guests in attendance. Taiwanese actress Alyssa Chia and her two younger daughters, Bobo and Bubu, were among those spotted at the event.
Two days after the party, Ady took to her Weibo to upload photos from the event, thanking all her guests for attending. In the pictures, Ady and her husband, Chinese businessman Chen Ronglian can be seen cooing over their baby son, making it the first picture Ady has uploaded of their family.
In her caption, Ady also shared an interesting anecdote about the younger party-goers, laughing that they couldn’t seem to bear to part with the numerous balloons littering the party venue.
“The kids are steadfast fans of the balloons. They played with the balloons so much that they weren’t willing to leave,” Ady wrote, adding that Alyssa’s two daughters were vying with each other to be the first to see baby 66.
The party was reportedly hosted at a five-star hotel, although the budget has been so tightly kept under wraps that netizens couldn't help but to guess how much Ady spent on the extravaganza.
Ady and Ronglian tied the knot in 2017 and welcomed their baby boy in July this year.
Taiwanese singer-actress Rainie Yang has always been known for her frequent interactions with her fans online, replying to comments and posts tagging her every once in a while.
However, on Monday (September 16), the 35-year-old couldn't help but to take to her Weibo and Instagram account to chastise a number of her ‘fans’ who crossed the line.
“In the future, I will no longer interact with fans who affect my personal life. When you (stop) respecting me, there’s no need for me to respect you either,” she wrote in her post.
Later, the singer-actress followed up with another clarification, writing, “This is not how you show your support. Where do you draw the line? There’s a difference between stalking and chasing celebrities, so please know the difference between the two.”
Although she did not make any specific mention as to which incidents had caused her to flare up like this, netizens believe that fans have been trying to dig for more information about her recent engagement, along with her wedding plans.
After Rainie’s post, many of her fans took to the comments section to show their support for her, denouncing the fans who had crossed the line.
Lawrence Hiew’s stint in Taiwan has just gone a step forward following the successful performance of the Dong Shi Mid Autumn Festival Concert at Taichung last Friday night, 13 September 2019, organized by EXECUTING Your Strategy.
Lawrence was specially invited to the festival concert and he was also the only overseas artiste to be invited by the organiser team. He was also tasked to perform 4 songs to the strong crowd of more than 10,000 audiences who will be coming from all over Taiwan.
Standing in front of 10,000 crowd may be daunting for some newcomers, but it is no unfamiliar to Lawrence as he had been on to big stage before. Some of the other artistes include Sun Sheng Xi and Bii.
The crowd had an enjoyable time listening to the 4 songs performed by Lawrence, and he even went down the stage to interact with the audiences and VIPs.
If you have not seen the performance, click on the link below to view the full performance on that night.
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Last week, Prince Chiu shared a photo of himself riding the Taipei subway, but instead of getting mobbed by fans, the Taiwanese singer-actor revealed during a recent public appearance that nobody recognised him at all.
“Wasn’t that sad!?” his good friend Joanne Tseng, who was at the event with him, exclaimed. With a laugh, Prince explained that most of his fellow commuters were too engrossed in their phones and hardly even lifted their heads to observe their surroundings, and added that it actually felt quite wonderful to enjoy a moment of privacy.
The 30-year-old then recalled a time when he went on vacation and was secretly photographed by the people around him. “I don’t mind taking pictures with fans in public - just ask me nicely,” he said.
Besides the train snapshot, Prince has also been peppering his social media page with old photographs of himself. When asked if there was any special reason for the #throwback pics, he explained that he has recently been going through his old pictures. “When I started my career, I had hair like corn silk or a lion’s mane,” he quipped. “That’s my dark past!”
Joanne also admitted to making questionable style choices when she was younger. “When I was in primary school, I would buy temporary dyes and turn my hair into all sorts of weird colours every day,” shared the 30-year-old actress. “I had a face full of pimples back then. Thankfully, no pictures of that exist today!”
In other news, filming for Prince’s new idol drama Amensalism has just wrapped, so he has been spending his time catching up on other shows, including Taiwan-Singapore co-production All Is Well, which stars Joanne. “I hope the audience won’t be too confused by the two storylines,” she said. “It’s actually very simple!”
Hong Kong actress Grace Chan has a story that seems to be straight out of a drama – after graduating from university, she entered and won the Miss Hong Kong pageant at the age of 22, and joined showbiz soon after.
She dated fellow actor Kevin Cheng for three years and the couple tied the knot with him in August 2018. Less than a year later, they welcomed their first child, a bouncing baby boy named Rafael.
Oh, and did we mention, she just turned 28 in June.
It seems like Grace has been living life in the fast lane, but when we met her at the The Capitol Kempinski Hotel earlier this month, the actress was surprisingly – dare we say it – easy to speak to, generously sharing anecdotes of her early career, along with glimpses into her private life.
While in town to promote her drama, Justice Bao: The First Year, she shared with Toggle, “This trip has been so busy. I don’t think I have time to do anything other than work, and I realised that’s been the case whenever I come to Singapore. I came here once for a holiday before I joined showbiz, and since then, my visits have all been work-related.”
Grace added with a twinkle in her eye, “I hope I’ll be able to come with the family the next time. It’s easy to get around, it’s safe, clean and there won’t be any language barriers for us either.”
Although she didn’t refer to Kevin nor Rafael by name throughout the interview, it was clear that family comes first for her at this point of time, as she mused, “I know my fans have been hoping to see me on TV soon. I don’t have any plans to go back to filming just yet, because so many fellow mums have told me that they regret missing out on their baby’s milestones. I want to spend more time with my baby because it’s been such a joy to watch him grow.”
When asked to elaborate on when she might be returning to work, she chuckled, “Maybe next year? I haven’t confirmed anything just yet. But when I do return to work, I think everyone’s going to hate me. I’m going to be video calling my baby every chance I get, and they’ll probably be like, ‘Memorise your script and stop talking to your baby!’”
“Just the thought of being away from him makes me sad,” she sighed.
Her super cute baby (just look at those cheeks!) has been featured periodically on her Instagram page, which she admits she checks more than any other application on her phone.
“When I’m on my phone, the first thing I open is Instagram. I used to not have any social media, but a stylist once told me in my early days of showbiz that I should do it, and since then, it’s like I’ve fallen down a rabbit hole. I can’t stop using it!” she bemoaned.
It’s also on Instagram where she receives the most supportive messages from fans, which she says she cherishes a lot more after the tumultuous start in showbiz.
Grace shared, “I didn’t get very positive remarks when I first started acting. I didn’t have much of an acting background, so I understand that there would be criticism. However, I didn’t expect that they would be so negative. It was a very hard time for me, and I’m blessed that I had my family, my friends, my co-stars, including my now-husband, there for me.” The pair met while filming the drama Blue Veins in 2015, and reportedly stated dating soon after.
In another lifetime, she laughed, she might have ended up in an entirely different profession.
“I might have been a kindergarten teacher if I didn’t become an actress. I don’t like dealing with older children because they can be a real handful when they’re going through puberty. I like little kids, so being a kindergarten teacher would be perfect,” she revealed.
What happens when Rafael grows up and goes through – the horror – puberty?
“Oh, I’m sure we’ll figure it out,” Grace smiled. “I don’t know if this is me being idealistic, but I think his dad and I will do okay somehow.”
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According to Hong Kong media reports, disgraced actress Jacqueline Wong, who was caught in a cheating scandal with married singer-actor Andy Hui earlier this year, might be looking to stay in the United States permanently.
Earlier last week, it was reported that the drama, Finding Her Voice, which stars Jacqueline, will be airing on TVB next month. At that time, it was speculated that she could be returning to Hong Kong to promote the drama and start working again as an actress.
However, new reports have alleged that the 30-year-old will not be promoting the drama. It was also said that the publicity team for Finding Her Voice had initially wanted Jacqueline to film a short video interview, but had trouble getting into contact with the actress.
Additionally, they claimed that Jacqueline has changed her English name and has decided to remain in America to work as a property agent instead. The reason for her switch in careers was due to the fact that Jacqueline does not wish to return to Hong Kong, for fear of public scrutiny.
Taiwanese singer Christine Fan has always shared a close relationship with Malaysian singer Fish Leong, with the duo often meeting up together with their celebrity friends, Taiwanese actresses Tiffany Yang and Amber Wang.
However, Christine recently found herself in the bad books of Fish’s fans, many of whom took offence at Christine’s remarks about Fish’s divorce from her husband of nine years. Christine’s social media pages were soon flooded with comments branding her a “terrible friend”.
In an attempt to deflect the hate that Christine was receiving, both Tiffany and Amber took to their Instagram accounts to upload a picture of the four of them together, showing off their strong friendship. Both Christine and Fish left a like on the individual posts.
Fish also reposted the same picture onto her Instagram Stories, adding, “We've always been very loving. On a beautiful morning, where the weather is perfect, I feel like eating some dessert. Thank you to the media for allowing us to be even more loving.”
Though the singer did not directly address the reports regarding Christine’s comments, many took Fish’s post as an indirect confirmation that their friendship is still going strong.