This Former Miss Hongkong Has Been Stuck In Taipei For A Month; Says She Had To Wash Her Underwear In Her 5-Star Hotel Bathtub
Everyone, in some way or another, have had their work routine disrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Take former TVB actress Louisa Mak, for example. The 28-year-old, who declined to signed a long term management contract with the station last year, is now working as a consultant at a multinational law firm.
Here's some background info on Louisa first. She found fame when she won Miss Hongkong in 2015, and was admired for having both beauty and brains as she’s also a Cambridge law graduate. She then signed on with TVB as an actress but still managed to find time in between filming to take on law courses in the United States. In 2018, she became a qualified attorney to practice law in America.
In order to pursue a career in law, Louisa decided to not renew her contract with TVB last year and opted for a “per show” contract instead.
Louisa, who went to Taiwan for work just at the start of the outbreak, found herself unable to return to Hongkong after the Taiwanese government announced a ban on Hongkong and Macau visitors into the country in a bid to curb the spread. If she returns to Hongkong, she wouldn't be able to enter Taiwan again.
With the ban in place, Louisa had no choice but find accommodation in a hotel in Taipei for the time being.
For the past month, Louisa has been giving her Instagram followers updates on her days living and working from the luxurious W Taipei hotel, which believe it or not, still has its cons, no thanks to the epidemic.
“And you [have to] wash your underwear because you’ve been stuck here for almost a month,” Louisa ranted on an IG story, which showed her soaking her clothing in a bathtub that overlooks the city. She also included the hashtag: “You can’t get back into the country once you leave”.
Netizens then teased her for “being not a normal wage earner”, as she has “a very luxurious office”, but then Louisa revealed that the hotel had given her a free upgrade due to a lack of guests.
And good for her. Her suite at the W Taipei reportedly costs almost S$800 a night, so imagine the bill she could have racked up since she's been staying there for a month.