Actor Mark Lee under quarantine in Taiwan before Golden Horse Awards

Singapore actor Mark Lee posted a thank-you note to Taiwanese comedian Nono for bringing him food.
Singapore actor Mark Lee posted a thank-you note to Taiwanese comedian Nono for bringing him food.PHOTOS: MARK LEE/INSTAGRAM

A friend in need is a friend indeed.

Local comedian Mark Lee is currently under quarantine at a hotel in Taipei ahead of the Golden Horse Awards on Nov 21.

Lee, 52, is nominated for Best Leading Actor for the film Number 1, in which he plays a retrenched civil engineer who ends up performing in a drag show.

According to Lianhe Wanbao, Lee travelled to Taipei on Sunday (Nov 1) with his wife, Catherine Ng, director Ong Kuo Sin and scriptwriter-actor Jaspers Lai. Their quarantine should end by Nov 16.

On Monday (Nov 2), Lee posted a photo of Taiwanese comedian Nono bringing him food and wrote: "Thanks to Nono for visiting me in prison. It is so special as I am on the seventh floor while he is on the first floor."

He added the hashtags #thisbrotherisgood, #brother and #touched.

Meanwhile, Nono posted a photo of Lee looking down from the hotel room. The caption was: "Welcoming my brother from Singapore. He is preparing to go on stage to receive his award after flying to Taipei and serving his 14-day quarantine."

Nono also posted a photo of him with a box of pandan chiffon cake and kueh lapis from Lee.

Lee told Wanbao that he does his skincare regimen every night and is preparing his thank-you speech while under quarantine.

He said: "After all, I can't cause Singaporean artists to lose face and need to say something meaningful."