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Channel 8 dramas make inroads in Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand

With Singaporean TV dramas being increasingly broadcast in the region, home-grown stars are gaining popularity abroad

Published on Jun 26, 2014 3:05 PM

Local TV star Elvin Ng was mobbed by eager fans recently - in Cambodia.

The 33-year-old actor was in the country for a fortnight earlier this month and he was treated like quite the superstar.

Upon arriving at the airports in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh, hordes of Cambodian fans showed up waiting for him, hoping to snag a photo or an autograph. As he was leaving the country, they showered him with gifts and made him a cake.

Who knew he would have such a following there?

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"The fans in Indonesia have this natural curiosity about me because I'm Peranakan. They are curious about how much I am Chinese and how much I am Malay."

Actor Pierre Png at a fan event in Indonesia. With him is fellow MediaCorp actor Desmond Tan