Even on a Thai beach, pop singer Kary Ng still has star power

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 20 June, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 20 June, 2012, 12:00am


Canto-pop singer Kary Ng Yu-fei shunned Hong Kong's gloomy weather and flew to the Thai island resort of Phuket with friends and relatives to celebrate her 26th birthday on June 9.

She said on Monday after returning that even without make-up she had been recognised by fans, including local staff at her hotel, who gave her three turtles to release back into the sea as a birthday gift.

Ng's friends joked that she should consider singing or acting in Thai, as she had been so popular among the locals in Phuket.

The sporty star visited a shooting range for the first time. Ng said she hoped to one day channel her inner Lara Croft for a music video.

Although she was not shy about slipping into skimpy beachwear, she said she wore sunblock.

Releasing her new album next month, Ng said the beach holiday had recharged her batteries for a return to her hectic work schedule.