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See the world with Singapore celebrities

Madam Tan Lay Hwa and her daughter Jacqueline Chong with actress-host Kym Ng (right) at El Capricho, a villa in northern Spain designed by Antoni Gaudi, in 2016.
Madam Tan Lay Hwa and her daughter Jacqueline Chong with actress-host Kym Ng (right) at El Capricho, a villa in northern Spain designed by Antoni Gaudi, in 2016. PHOTO: COURTESY OF TAN LAY HWA

Cosy up to actors, chefs and deejays on tours hosted by Singapore celebrities – and you may appear on their television travelogues too

Madam Tan Lay Hwa, 70, has eaten lobster in Boston, marvelled at a surreal Gaudi villa in northern Spain and picked the sweetest peaches on a Japanese farm – all in the company of celebrities.

Her favourite was a light-hearted Hokkaido jaunt led in 2010 by television host Quan Yifeng, who remembered the globetrotter from a tour she had led just months earlier to the dreamy lakes of Jiuzhaigou in China. Quan hugged the auntie traveller and called out: “Hwa jie!” (Elder sister Hwa.)

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 18, 2018, with the headline 'See the world with stars'. Print Edition | Subscribe