Turns out, it’s pretty easy for a star to go incognito on the streets of Singapore. Well, according to Kai Ko, at least, who claims he has never been recognised by a fan while in Singapore, despite being a frequent visitor.
The actor, who shot to fame after starring in the 2011 coming-of-age movie You Are The Apple Of My Eye, saw his popularity plummet just three years later, when he and Jackie Chan’s son, Jaycee Chan, were arrested for marijuana consumption in Beijing.
Since then, Kai has been on the slow but steady road to redemption, and was even nominated for Best Actor for his role in Road To Mandalay at the Golden Horse Awards in 2016.
On April 5, the 28-year-old actor took to Instagram to answer some fan questions, lamenting that because of the COVID-19 pandemic, he has been “wasting away at home, [and] about to grow mouldy."
He soon started firing off a series of rapid-fire answers to questions that were sent in, like how he’s currently single, and that he would do a live stream video “once I slim down”. When a fan asked for a recent selfie, Kai replied with a picture of a young Takuya Kimura in jest.
The actor, who was one of the foreign stars who graced the Star Awards in 2017, is also apparently quite fond of holidaying in Singapore.
But when a fan from Singapore sent in a question asking if he “misses his Singaporean fans”, Kai replied: “I go to Singapore super often... but no one recognises me on the street”.