Taiwanese travel host Marco Liao gains weight every time he visits Singapore

Taiwanese travel host Marco Liao tells us what his favourite Singaporean dishes are, where he likes to go in the Lion City, and offers some handy travel tips.
During his short trip to Singapore - his third time here - Marco Liao was recognised everywhere he went, including by a taxi driver who refused to accept payment from him.
During his short trip to Singapore - his third time here - Marco Liao was recognised everywhere he went, including by a taxi driver who refused to accept payment from him.ST PHOTO: JAMIE KOH

SINGAPORE - The Incredible Hidden Gems Season 4 airs on Asia Travel (StarHub TV Channel 833) every Friday at 9pm. Taiwanese television travel show host Marco Liao insists that his job is not as glamorous as it seems, even if he does get to eat and play his way around the world for work.

The 41-year-old, who has won Golden Bell Awards for Best Lifestyle Show Host twice (2014, 2018) before for his travel programmes, tells The Straits Times in Mandarin: "It can actually get really exhausting. After filming for long hours throughout the day, we have to check the footage in the hotel room at night to see what we have or what we still need. We only sleep an average of four hours a night."

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