HONG Kong actress Roxanne Tong (pic), who will replace Jacqueline Wong in Forensic Heroes IV, had to undergo vigorous training to lose weight in order to fit into the drama’s character, Sin Chew Daily reported.
Tong was chosen to take over Wong’s role after the latter’s affair with married singer Andy Hui was exposed.
Tong said the TV series producer had asked her to shed 10 pounds (4.5kg) before filming begins next month.
The 32-year-old actress also had a costume-fitting last week.
She will have the most scenes with Raymond Wong in the police procedural drama and it will be their first time working together.
> Japan’s fastest bullet train, the Alfa-X version of the Shinkansen, has conducted its first test run, the daily also reported.
The bullet train, which can reach speeds of 400kph, is expected to start operating in 2030.
The test runs will continue for three years, twice a week on the line between Sendai and Aomori in Tohoku region at midnight.
With passengers, it runs at a maximum speed of 360kph, which is 1kph faster than China’s Fuxing train.
The train has an extended pointed nose and 10 cars.
> Mothers Day is not only a day to show appreciation to your biological mothers but also the in-laws.
China Press reported that 100 married women were selected from eight villages in Henan, China, to cook longevity noodles for their mothers-in-law on the eve of Mothers Day.
Featuring 100 tables and cooking appliances, the mass cooking event had the daughters-in-law dishing out the longevity noodles together, a popular dish in China that symbolises long life.
The occasion was also aimed at having daughters-in-law express filial piety and respect to their mothers-in-law.
? 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.
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