Compiled by JAROD LIM, JO TIMBUONG and R. ARAVINTHAN
HONG Kong actress Fala Chen married her French boyfriend of three years, entrepreneur Emmanuel Straschnov, last Saturday, China Press reported.
Chen met Straschnov in 2016 and the couple had a discreet wedding in France.
In 2013, she ended her first marriage to Neway Entertainment heir Daniel Sit but they remain on good terms.
Sit confirmed the news of his ex-wife’s remarriage and said the 37-year-old actress had informed him about the wedding.
He also gave her his blessing.
> China Press also reported that three areas in the iconic Machu Picchu will be restricted to tourists for two weeks.
The Peruvian government will be banning tourists to the Temple of the Sun, Temple of the Condor and Intihuatana Stone from May 15 to 28 to preserve the Unesco World Heritage Site.About 6,000 visitors a day are permitted into the 15th-century site in two batches but the government plans to impose a three-hour period for tourist visits.
The authorities will review the impact of the move before coming up with a permanent solution on June 1.
> BTS has sold more than 3.2 million copies of Map of the Soul: Persona, the album released by the South Korean boy band on April 12, Sin Chew Daily reported.
According to Gaon Chart, a national chart that ranks the best-selling albums, the group also holds a commanding lead over Twice’s Love Yourself: Answer album that has sold 2.19 million copies.
This was followed by Twice’s Fancy You (328,477 copies) and Blackpink’s Kill This Love (248,200 copies).
Japanese media reported that BTS will also release its 10th Japanese single, Lights/Boy with Luv, in Japan this summer.
The above articles are 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 a >, it denotes a separate news item.