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Friday October 18, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Friday October 18, 2013 MYT 10:56:42 AM
by noel foo
Famous visitors: (Standing front row, from third right) Han, Fang and Wei with the students of StART Society during their visit.
IT was a heart-warming meeting for all when stars of the Taiwanese movie Rhythm of the Rain visited the underprivileged children of StART Society.
Director Vincent Fang, 44, and actresses Ginnie Han, 25, and Queen Wei, 29, had asked to visit StART Society on Oct 10 while visiting Malaysia to promote their film.
The Taiwanese stars and film crew made the effort to visit the children despite being
delayed by flashfloods in Jalan Gasing, Petaling Jaya.
“It is truly a privilege for us to visit the StART Society. The work that they do for these children is admirable and we pray that they will continue with their good work,” said Fang.
Fang, Han and Wei were introduced to the children and took part in games with them.
They also gave away mini posters of their new movie and were given a tour of StART Society by programme director Joshua Lee and ambassador Emily Lim.
The visitors were accompanied by last year’s Miss World Malaysia Lee Yvonne.
The stars were quite impressed to see the artwork by the StART Society children as well as the many musical instruments available there.
Wei said talthough the children appeared shy at first, they soon opened up to them.
“I was quite touched by them,” said Wei, who obligingly took pictures with the children.
Rhythm of the Rain, which was released worldwide this month, is the story of a guitarist who is torn between his rocker girlfriend and a deaf doll-maker, played by Han.
Renowned lyricist Fang makes his directing debut in this film, together with newcomer Han and singer-songwriter Wei, who are both also making their acting debuts.
StART Society, which has been operating since 2008, provides free classes for children from underprivileged homes in order to hone their artistic talents.
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