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Veteran singer Judy Ongg still going strong at 64

The Taiwan-born singer speaks fondly of her own mother's zest for life, which she has inherited

Published on May 3, 2014 1:56 PM
Judy Ongg. -- PHOTO: HEEMORY

Veteran Taiwanese entertainer Judy Ongg may not have children, but she has a good companion in her pet dog, a 10-month-old Westie.

"When I get engrossed in my painting and do that for three hours straight, my dog will come and paw me as a way to tell 'mummy' to rest," said the 1970s pop singer and actress, who is based in Japan.

The 64-year-old is doing her part to pay tribute to mothers. She lent her soothing vocals at the inaugural Community Chest-Singapore Chinese Orchestra Mother's Day Charity Concert last night.

She serenaded the 700-strong crowd with her classics, such as Pray and Warm Humanity, accompanied by the Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO). It was held at the SCO Concert Hall at the Singapore Conference Hall in Shenton Way.

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“Don’t give yourself too much stress. When people ask me about my setbacks in life, I can’t really recall them.”

Judy Ongg’s secret to staying young