In theory, celebrities should embrace the attention that comes with birthdays. While some celebrities stayed true to type and professed their love for an extravaganza, others opted for something more low-key.
Local actress Ya Hui, Dawn Yeoh and Taiwanese sweetheart Chen Yan Xi were just a few who celebrated major milestones in the past month. Scroll through the gallery to see how your favourite celebs celebrated their big day.
Instead of throwing an over-the-top fiesta, the “118” actress opted for a quiet celebration when she reached the 3-1 milestone on May 18. The doe eyed beauty uploaded this picture with the cheeky caption, “Live happily. Smile happily. Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes and messages. The effort you took to collage the pictures and leaving a comment, I really appreciate it. Thanks! You know what, it feels so good to be 18!”
Photo: Ya Hui/Instagram
The local actress who is best known for her girl-next-door charm and cheery image might have just turned 32 this year but she could easily pass off as an undergraduate.
Dawn celebrated her birthday in Andaz Singapore, the brand new boutique-inspired lifestyle hotel that is part of the prestigious Hyatt family. Fun fact: this swanky celeb hangout has attracted the likes of Sheila Sim (who tied the knot in the hotel earlier this year with her now husband Deon Woo), Fiona Xie, Hanli Hoefer and Christabel Chua.
Photo: Dawn Yeoh/Instagram
For his 35th birthday, the quick-witted Taiwan-born Singapore television host celebrated with friends radio jock Gao Meigui and “You Can Be An Angel 3” actress Bonnie Loo.
Lee Teng displayed his funny side with his caption, “Thanks to everyone for your birthday greetings! Honestly, I didn’t really want to celebrate my birthday this year. After all, turning 21 means I can’t be willful anymore. Please don’t send me gifts but I’ll still take the red packets. Thanks all for the well wishes #adulthood.”
Photo: Bonnie Loo/Instagram
The “You are the apple of my eye” reminisced on her childhood days on her birthday with this adorable photo of her as a child. That cute face would brighten the gloomiest of days. In the same Weibo post, the actress who turned 35 shared this snap of her and her two-year-old son, Muchen.
The actress who is married to her “The romance of the condor heroes” co-star Chen Xiao wrote, “To have the both of you in my life is my biggest bliss.”
Photo: Chen Yanxi/Weibo
The Singapore Idol and Sing!China alumnus marked her 38th birthday with not one, not two, but six birthday cakes. Olinda also received a birthday surprise from her fellow Sing!China finalist, Joanna Dong.
It’s nice to see the pair are still so close after all this time. The singer has been busy managing her company, Oli Mgmt and she recently also launched her own talk show “oliginal.”
Photo: Olinda Cho/Instagram
It’s been a busy month for the Girls’ Generation member who has been travelling around the region for her “So wonderful day” fan meeting tour. Yoona who is set to appear in an upcoming disaster action film “Exit” alongside Jo Jung-suk spent her birthday in the company of adoring fans in the Seoul leg of her fan meet.
While we are sure the South Korean girl group EXID member has received years of birthday dedication billboards in subway stations all across Seoul since she made her debut in 2012.
She has clearly not taken these birthday greetings for granted. The singer who turned 26 on May 1, 2018 posted this clip of her blowing out her candles accompanied with a caption expressing her gratitude to her band members and fans.
Here’s another Girls’ Generation member who celebrated her birthday in May. Sunny who has been busy with the filming of travel variety show “Salty Tour” that focuses on travelling with a set budget counted down to her birthday along the picturesque Han River. She shared this snap and engaged in some self-deprecating humour. She said, “I actually have a phone with a really high quality camera…But my shaky hands are the problem.”
The South Korean singer behind chart-topping releases like “Gashina” and “Heroine” may have kept her birthday plans a secret but the style star shared this mirror selfie on her birthday. The singer who turned 26 on May 2 posted this snap to her social media and captioned it, “bday girl.”
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