Puppy Love: 10 Singapore It girls and their pooches
Love me, love my dog
If a dog is a man’s best friend, then these pooches are some BFFs to some of Singapore’s It girls. In the spirit of Chinese New Year, we round up some of the cutest pet dogs and their influential humans.
Who: Rebecca Lim, homegrown actress who will be appearing in an upcoming drama, “Missing”. The drama marks her return to an English drama in three years since becoming more heavily involved in the Chinese drama scene.
Her dog: Golden Retriever Ruffles Lim, 15
She says: “Families were created with their imperfections to humanize you. They make you forget yourself occasionally, to help you achieve beautiful balance in life #RufflesLim.”
Who: Carrie Wong, local actress who is currently in the midst of filming a drama “VIC” where she plays a model who swapped bodies with a 50-year-old businesswoman. After which, the statuesque actress plans to jet-off for a much-needed two-month long break when filming for the show wraps February.
Her dog: Poodle Gege, six
She says: “Happy 5th birthday love of my life, mummy loves you always always always”
Who: Belinda Lee, local actress-host who was recently appointed as a World Vision ambassador. Through World Vision, the fresh-faced celebrity now sponsors two girls, Vimean and Pramila, from Cambodia and Vietnam.
Her dog: Japanese Spitz Man Man, nine
She says: “adopted this beautiful Japanese Spitz that used to be a breeding dog for 7 years in a breeding farm. Adopting doesn’t come with no challenges. She was abandoned 6 mths ago and she ended up staying at the pet shelter which allowed her to pee and poo everywhere. Imagine the contrast. She is afraid to go out for walks cos she has never been exposed to the world outside until now. Her meek temperament drew me to her. She was the only one that did not fight for my attention when I visited the pet shelter. She was just happy being physically close to a human being. Contentment and a desire for security was what I saw in her eyes. Decided to name her Man Man which means abundance. I hope I will be able to provide her with an abundance of love , patience and security.”
Who: Adele Wong, local actress who has appeared in movies and television drama such as “The Pupil” and “Fighting Spiders”. The multi-hyphenated actress who descended from a family of circus performers is also the author of the book, “Life beyond the Big Top” that traces the history of the circus in Singapore.
Her dog: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Ping An, 11
She says: “According to Chinese customs, 7th day of Chinese New Year is the day humans were created. My puppy’s name, Ping An, literally means “peace” and “safety”. We wish everyone Peace on earth and may your loved ones stay safe always.”
Who: Narelle Kheng, member of home-grown pop group The Sam Willows who is launching their yet-to-announced sophomore album in the first half of the year. The album’s first music video for the single ‘Papa Money’ will be released on March 2 on Youtube.
Her dog: Five-year-old chihuahua, Twiggy.
She says: “She’s the most attentive and loving dog ever. She’s always happy to see anyone and wouldrun excitedly to anyone who calls her and cuddle them for as long as they let her.”
Who: Parveen Hassanbhai, public relations executive, Comme des Garcons aficionado and a fixture on best-dressed lists here.
Her dog: Ten-month-old golden retriever, Kiko. She says: “She’s my first female dog I’ve owned; she’s not as tame as I thought female dogs would be. She keeps me entertained with her high energy on a daily basis.”