On social media


A TREAT FOR HIS FANS: Jay Chou is a man of his word. The Mandopop king, who held his concerts at the National Stadium last Friday and Saturday, told his fans last Friday to take note of his Instagram.

He then posted a clip of his concert last Friday, with the caption: "Thank you my Singapore fans! If u happen to see me tomorrow in any restaurant don't be shy. Say hi and it's my treat."

At noon last Saturday, the 40-year-old superstar told fans on his Instagram Story he had just gone to Chijmes at Victoria Street with his mother and hinted that he did not meet any fans.

He wrote: "Friends of Singapore, we have left after eating. Will let you know later where we are going next."

It turned out he then went to Atlas bar, as he posted on his Instagram Story photos of himself with fans whose bill he had settled.

He later posted on Instagram a photo of himself holding a wine glass a la Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio in the 2013 film The Great Gatsby, as he wrote: "I said yesterday that I will treat you if you meet me. I have just settled the bill for fans at a few tables at this restaurant. Am I true to my word?"

Chou's post has received more than 256,000 likes as of yesterday afternoon, with former 5566 singer Rio Peng commenting that he is "really awesome" and magician Will Tsai saying he is "a real man".

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 13, 2020, with the headline 'On social media'. Subscribe