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03 January 2021 | 02:00 pm

By Jan Lee

RBKD: In an interview with The Straits Times, Rui En describes how having an innate tomboy personality made having to play a vain young woman (Hong Ling’s character) harder, compared to a misogynistic man (Shane Pow’s character). Rui En also shares how the frequent changing of outfits and make-up for three separate characters took time, and even once brought on an allergic reaction.

The article also mentions variety programme Dare To Try, where Rui En follows the lives of five celebrities. Rui En elaborates on an instance where she followed co-star Liu Lingling to give haircuts at old folks’ homes, and her thoughts on cutting a real person’s hair while learning how to give haircuts.

Rui En also shares her thoughts on the sudden passing of her pet cat, as well as her plans on celebrating her 40th birthday this month. When asked whether she feels any anxiety hitting 40, she replies: “It’s not a big deal for me. I know people say actresses have a shelf life, but I think if you have stories to tell and you tell them well, that’s enough.”

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 04, 2021, with the headline ‘Rui En lets inner tomboy loose in body-swop drama’.

Mister Flower 花花公子 is now airing on Channel 8 at 9pm from Mondays to Fridays.

Dare To Try 瑞恩的花花世界 is now streaming exclusively on

Source: Straits Times, Straits Times

Categorised in Dare To Try 瑞恩的花花世界, EN, Mister Flower 花花公子, The Straits Times.

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24 February 2020 | 07:29 pm

Singapore – Other celebrities like homegrown actress Rui En have also tried to do their part.

Last week, she mobilised her fanclub RBKD to send 2,150 care packages to healthcare workers in Singapore, thanking them for their efforts to fight the virus.

The packages included bottles of water, muesli bars, hand cream, gel pads for their feet, and revitalising face and eye masks. The items cost $88,000 in total and were sponsored by brands like cosmetics maker L’Oreal Paris Singapore and Kyusoku Jikan, which specialises in leg care products, from Lion Corporation Singapore, according to a Facebook post by the fanclub on Friday (Feb 21).

Besides medical personnel, cleaners working at Singapore General Hospital, Tan Tock Seng Hospital and the National Centre for Infectious Diseases also received the care packages.

Source: Straits Times

Categorised in EN, RBKD, Rui En, The Straits Times.

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14 January 2020 | 07:46 pm

By Jan Lee

Local actress Rui En’s comeback drama, long-running television series Kin and M18 drama Last Madame with Joanne Peh’s daring performance were some of the most-watched local dramas last year.

According to Mediacorp, supernatural drama Hello From The Other Side – Rui En’s first drama since 2017 – was the most-watched Chinese drama on the local broadcaster.

This is a strong comeback for the 38-year-old actress who has kept a low profile in recent years after a series of traffic violations which mired her in controversy in 2016.

1. Hello From The Other Side
2. C.L.I.F. 5
3. Daybreak
4. Hello Miss Driver
5. While You Were Away
6. Dear Neighbours
7. How Are You?
8. My One in a Million
9. The Good Fight
10. Heart To Heart

RBKD: This article is in 15 January 2020’s Straits Times & spans across 3/4 page.

Source: Straits Times

Categorised in EN, Hello From The Other Side 阴错阳差, Ratings 节目收视率, Social Media, The Straits Times, Twitter.

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14 July 2019 | 02:05 pm

By Ho Ai Li

Veteran actors are stealing the show as Singapore’s ageing society and changing media landscape give rise to more programmes for older viewers

Source: Straits Times

Categorised in EN, Facebook, Old Is Gold 老友万岁, Social Media, The Straits Times.

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22 May 2019 | 11:58 pm

By Timothy Goh, Tay Hong Yi

You either love it or hate it. National Day Parade (NDP) theme songs often draw strong reactions – and robust debate in some cases.

Here’s a look back at NDP songs through the years.


The catchy song was performed by Taufik Batisah, winner of the first season of Singapore Idol, and actress Rui En.

Source: The Straits Times

Categorised in EN, NDP 2005, The Straits Times.

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27 March 2019 | 08:18 pm

By Yip Wai Yee

SINGAPORE – Two popular Asian actresses made their highly anticipated television drama comebacks recently, but their fates could not be more different.

In Singapore, Rui En can be seen in Channel 8 fantasy comedy Hello From The Other Side, her first TV appearance in over 11/2 years since the drama Have A Little Faith (2017).

While Chia will likely secure an acting nomination at the next Golden Bell Awards for her powerful comeback performance, Rui En’s show will probably be forgotten altogether.

The Singaporean actress is not the one to blame here – she had simply chosen the wrong script to stage a comeback.

To Rui En’s favour, she is charming in the role. This is one of her rare comedic parts and she is a natural. It is just too bad that the rest of the show cannot quite keep up with her.

RBKD: The full article is available for ST Premium users only and can be accessed via the link below.

Source: Straits Times

Categorised in EN, Hello From The Other Side 阴错阳差, The Straits Times.

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12 April 2018 | 10:52 am


Mediacorp publications 8 DAYS and i-Weekly will move to become digital-only, and will have their last print editions at the end of September this year.

Source:, Straits Times

Categorised in 8 DAYS,, ELLE, Elle Magazine, EN, I-Weekly, The Straits Times.

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17 December 2017 | 11:59 pm

By Foong Woei Wan


The fake Singapore on local TV

This chronic problem has become more glaring this year. Owing to linguistic restrictions, many Channel 8 dramas take place in an HDB theme park that has been scrubbed of Singlish, incorrect Mandarin and Chinese dialects.

And although the dialect drama Eat Already? 2 has been held up as an exception to the rule, it actually makes as little sense as the Land Of Proper Mandarin. The Singapore it depicts – a country where white-collar parents speak Hokkien, not English, to their only child and young strangers burst into Cantonese, as if the Speak Mandarin Campaign was never imposed on their generation – is just as implausible as the Singapore where no one speaks Singlish.

Source: Straits Times

Categorised in EN, The Straits Times.

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13 October 2017 | 11:11 pm

By Nicholas Yong

More than two decades after it was launched, and just months after it comprehensively revamped its website, news and lifestyle aggregator AsiaOne is expected to shut down as early as next month.

AsiaOne is the primary content aggregator for SPH’s publications, featuring stories from the likes of The Straits Times and The New Paper, while also syndicating content from SPH magazines, such as Her World.

The news comes on the back of Wednesday’s announcement that SPH will be cutting 230 jobs by the end of the year, as part of a previously announced 10 per cent reduction in its work force.

Source: Yahoo!

Categorised in, EN, Her World, The Straits Times,

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