Singers Miriam Yeung and Richie Jen reunite for Mid-Autumn Festival gala after 17 years

Hong Kong singer Miriam Yeung (left) and Taiwanese singer Richie Jen in a video for Dragon TV's Mid-Autumn Festival gala.
Hong Kong singer Miriam Yeung (left) and Taiwanese singer Richie Jen in a video for Dragon TV's Mid-Autumn Festival gala.PHOTO: DRAGON TV MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL GALA/WEIBO

SHANGHAI - Hong Kong singer Miriam Yeung and Taiwanese singer Richie Jen are reuniting for the Mid-Autumn Festival, which falls on Tuesday (Sept 21), 17 years after they acted together in a romantic comedy.

In a trailer for Shanghai's Dragon Television's Mid-Autumn Festival gala, which will be aired on Tuesday evening, the pair performed the catchy song A Night With Blooming Flowers And A Full Moon (Hua Hao Yue Yuan Ye).

It was one of the songs featured in period comedy Elixir Of Love (2004), in which Yeung took on dual roles as a beautiful princess and a fishmonger, both cursed with body odour, while Jen played an aromatherapist trying to find a cure.

Yeung, 47, shared Dragon TV's post on Chinese social media platform Weibo on Sunday, and wrote: "The memories are back."

Jen, 55, shared the same post on Weibo on the same day and asked: "Is this song a must-have item for you during Mid-Autumn Festival?"

He followed up by sharing the video on Monday. "I sang the song again on Mid-Autumn Festival with my old friend Miriam. I have to share the joy and happiness with everyone," he wrote.

The video has been viewed more than 358,000 times as of Tuesday afternoon.

The duo's pairing on Elixir Of Love was so successful that they acted together again in the movie 2 Become 1 (2006), in which Yeung played an advertising executive diagnosed with breast cancer, while Jen played a psychologist and suitor.

Yeung has focused on her career in China in recent years, appearing on Chinese reality shows and TV programmes, while Jen divides his time between mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

He has even given himself the moniker "Quarantine King" while serving his eighth quarantine in July.