Compiled by RAHIMY RAHIM, AMANDA YEAP and R. ARAVINTHAN
GOOD news for Joey Yung fans! The Cantopop queen will be coming to Malaysia on March 4, China Press reported.
Fans of Yung, who has been widely featured in commercials as the new ambassador of skincare brand NH Colla Plus 3, will have a chance to get up close and personal with their idol.
She will be coming to Malaysia for the brand’s press conference at level two, Centre Court, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, at 2.30pm that day, with a meet-and-greet session after that.
Lucky fans stand a chance to get autographed posters from her.
> China nationals are taking giving ang pows to a whole new level, the same daily reported.
Many citizens of China are already accustomed to the trend of sending “e-ang pow” to relatives.
Based on a finding by the WeChat app operator, about 688 million accounts have issued electronic ang pows so far this festive season.
This is a 15% increase from the same period the year before.
However, this festive season the trend was taken a step further with the introduction of “Grabbing Red Envelopes”.
It was kick-started by major Chinese websites like Tengxun, Alipay, Suning, Tou Tiao and Weibo.
In an online “ang pow battle”, a woman from Shandong Province was able to grab a record 1,848 electronic ang pows on Chinese New Year eve night, becoming the champion of the republic.
> China recorded more than 200 million domestic tourist arrivals during the first three days of Chinese New Year, Sin Chew Daily reported.
During the holidays, it is the norm for people to travel back to their hometowns for reunions.
According to statistics from the China National Tourism Administration, the total number of tourist arrivals reached 214 million, an increase of 9.7% over the same period in the previous year.
? The above article is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.