Kym Ng

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Kym Ng
Kym-Ng-Star-Awards-2011-1.jpg
Ng at the Star Awards 2011 ceremony.
Chinese name 钟琴 (simplified)
Pinyin Zhōng Qín (Mandarin)
Birth name Ng Kwee Khim (黄桂琴)
Occupation Host, actress
Years active 1993–present

Kym Ng (simplified Chinese: 钟琴; traditional Chinese: 鐘琴; pinyin: Zhōng Qín, born Ng Kwee Khim Chinese: 黄桂琴; pinyin: Huáng Guìqín) is a Singaporean actress and television host with MediaCorp.

Career[edit]

Ng was previously a flight stewardess with Singapore Airlines and began her show business career as a singer.[1] After an unsuccessful spell, she joined the MediaCorp's predecessor Television Corporation of Singapore in 1995 and switched to acting and hosting. She became known to audiences as host of the popular infotainment programme City Beat alongside Pan Lingling, Lina Ng, Sharon Au and Bryan Wong. In 2001, she left MediaCorp and joined SPH MediaWorks. But after four years, SPH MediaWorks merged with MediaCorp and Ng was transferred back to MediaCorp.

Although bilingual, Ng often is most often seen on Chinese language programmes on Channel 8 and Channel U and is known for her direct connection with the audience and her bubbly nature. She often hosts "food reviews" and variety shows. Since returning to MediaCorp, Ng has enjoyed success and has hosted more than 150 shows since starting her television career. She is also known as one of the Hosting Queens (综艺阿姐) of MediaCorp.

In 2005, Ng was approached by director Wee Li Lin to star in the latter's film, Gone Shopping. Her performance was stated by the Straits Times as "(Kym) Ng is a revelation here. Her role Clara, who could have been a self-indulgent bore of a character, is beguilingly shy, naively yearning and sweetly forlorn."

The film took two years to complete (June 2005 to July 2007). Ng was quoted on U-weekly magazine that she was mentally prepared that the film would not follow through. The principal shoot of the film commenced in December 2006 through to March 2007.

In 2011, Ng hosted the highly acclaimed variety show Love on a Plate. The programme won the Best Variety Programme award and granted Ng her third Best Variety Show Host win at the Star Awards 2011 held on 24 April.[2] It also won a "highly commended" nomination for Best Reality Programme at the 2011 Asian Television Awards.[3]

Ng bagged the coveted Best Variety Show Host award in the Star Awards 2013 for her work in Jobs Around the World. She now ties Mark Lee and Sharon Au in receiving this particular award four times.

Ng has also secured her first Best Actress nomination in Star Awards 2013 as the repressed Luo Na in "It Takes Two".

Personal life[edit]

Ng comes from a working-class family of four children.[1] In 2009 she secretly married her long-time boyfriend at a simple ceremony overseas. She is known for zealously safeguarding her privacy and rarely discloses her private life or personal details to the media.[4] Ng also disclosed that she does not intend to have children because caring for a child in the long run is too much of a hassle.[5]

Ng was educated at River Valley High School and did pre-university studies (A Levels) at Tanjong Katong Secondary School.[6]

Credits[edit]

Variety/Infotainment Programmes[edit]

  • 1995 – 2000
    • City Beat 城人杂志
    • 欢乐大放送
    • 超级幸运夜
    • Comedy Nite 搞笑行动
    • 普威之夜
    • 一见钟情
    • Mini Concerts
  • 2000 – 2001
    • SNAP 全星总动员
    • Happy Rules 开心就好
    • Live Unlimited 综艺无界限
  • 2002
    • SNAP 2 全星总动员2
    • Snap Special – Channel U's 2nd Year Anniversary 全星总动员 – 优频道2周年纪念版
    • Celebrity Travellers 自由万岁
    • Mission Possible 地球无界线
  • 2003
    • Ren Ci Charity Show 2003 仁心慈爱照万千2003 (Performance: Pizza twirling)
    • At Your Service 服务加加加
    • Snap Special – Romance Of The Book and Sword 全星总动员 – 书剑总动员版
    • Everybody's Talking – (Translator of Teochew for SARS prevention programme) 人人有话说 – 担任潮州翻译
    • Beyond the Camourflage 与军共武
    • Top Ten 十不相瞒
    • Food Train 食在必行
    • Bon Voyage 一路风光
  • 2004
    • Ren Ci Charity Show 2004 仁心慈爱照万千2004 (Stunt: Walking across 45-storey high makeshift bridge from Suntec Tower 1 to Tower 2)
    • SNAP 3 全星总动员3
    • Unlimited Tastebuds 食在好吃
    • Mama Mia All Star Potluck 食星报喜
    • Food Train 2 食在必行2
    • The Next Big Thing 全民偶像新登场
  • 2005
    • Ren Ci Charity Show 2005 仁心慈爱照万千2005 (Duo skit/stunt (With Mark Lee): Do household chores hanging upside down)
    • Lunar New Year Special – Year of Rooster 天鸡报喜贺新春
    • Chingay 2005 装艺大游行之奇思梦想
    • Love Bites 缘来就是你
    • The NKF Cancer Show 1 群星照亮千万心之风雨同舟献真心 (Duo performance (With Bryan Wong): Paper Art – Impersonation/costume changing skit)
    • The NKF Cancer Show 2 群星照亮千万心之 (Stunt performance: Rescue mission & Stacking up)
    • Perfect 10 十分十全十美
    • Pretty Woman 想得美
    • National Day Parade 2005 国庆庆典2005
    • Get It Right 正是如此
    • Oral B Smile Oral B 笑一笑, 比一比
    • Love Bites 2 缘来就是你 2
    • Small Kids, Big Wits 谁敢小看我
    • Star Idol 明星偶像
    • Superhost (评审) 超级主持人 (Judge)
    • Affairs Of The Heart 2005 心手相连2005 (Duo performance (With Quan Yi Fong): Fluorescent stunt
  • 2006
    • Ren Ci Charity Show 2006 仁心慈爱照万千2006 (Stunt performance: The Mermaid)
    • Lunar New Year Special – Year of Dog
    • Pretty Woman 2 想·得·美2
    • Never Say Die 永不言败
    • Vesak Day Special 卫塞节特备节目 (Er-hu performance: 呼唤 (大长今主题曲))
    • Its Showtime! 全民创意争霸赛
    • Hey Hey Taxi 比比接车无比乐
    • My Star Guide – Spain 我的导游是明星 – 西班牙
    • HDB Tai Tai HDB 太太
    • Giant Stars 2006 Giant 星光灿烂 2006
    • Love at Marina Square (6 One-minute episode drama)
    • Ultimate Comedian (Guest Judge) 爆笑新人王 (嘉宾评审)
    • Who's Naughty and Nice 黑白讲
    • Fact or Fiction? 真相大点击
  • 2007
    • Ren Ci Charity Show 2007 仁心慈爱照万千2007 (Piano performance: Ebony & Ivory)
    • Lunar New Year Special – Year of Pig 金猪贺岁庆肥年 2007 (@ Studio)
    • HDB Tai Tai 2 HDB太太2
    • Never Too Old 新领屋
    • Get It Right 2 正是如此2
    • Makeover Pte Ltd 请你来变装
    • Code Red 爱上小红点
    • Sheng Siong Show 缤纷万千在昇松
    • Hey! Gorgeous (Guest host) 校花校草追赶跑 (嘉宾主持)
    • The Cancer Charity Show 2007 癌过有晴天 2007 (歌舞表演: 满场飞, 情花开, 说不出的快活)
    • The President's Star Charity 2007 (Group Song & Dance performance: Kal Ho Naa Ho)
    • Star Awards 2007 Prelude 星光隧道 2007
    • Bioskin Dreams Come True Bioskin 要你好看
    • Wow Singapore 全新体验
    • Sheng Siong Show 2 缤纷万千在昇松 2
  • 2008
    • Lunar New Year Special – Year of Rat 八方祥瑞鼠来宝 (@ Studio, Host/Skit performance)
    • Buzzing Cashier 抢摊大行动
    • U Are The One 唯我独尊
    • The SiChuan Earthquake Charity Show 让爱川流不息 (Group song performance: 感恩的心)
    • President's Star Charity 2008 (Solo song performance: 说不出的快活)
    • Her Sense 女人香
    • My Star Guide 3 – Japan 我的导游是明星3 – 日本
    • The Sheng Siong Show III 缤纷万千在昇菘III
    • Food Hometown – Teochew 美食寻根 – 潮州
    • Love Matters (Guest Host)
    • 3 Plus 1 Series 三菜一汤 (as Guest, VS Michelle Chia)
    • Celeb's A Cook 名厨大冻作 (as Guest, Ep 6)
    • Supreme Matron 超级好管家
    • Super Tots 我是俏宝宝
    • The Sheng Siong Show IV 缤纷万千在昇菘IV
    • Channel 8 Countdown Party 2009 八频道跨年派对
  • 2009
    • Lunar New Year's Eve Special – Year of Ox 牛转乾坤喜临门 (@ Studio)
    • The Sheng Siong Show V 缤纷万千在昇菘V
    • Buzzing Cashier 2 抢摊大行动 2
    • Easy Cooking 七步成食
    • U Are The One 唯我独尊
    • New City Beat 城人新杂志
    • SPD Charity Show 真情无障爱 (Duo performance: Er Hu (with Zoe Tay – Dance)
    • The Sheng Siong Show VI 缤纷万千在昇菘VI
    • Fashion Asia 亚洲时尚风 – Bangkok 曼谷
    • CelebriTea Break 2 (Guo Liang's special guest) (艺点心思 2) (郭亮 – 好友嘉宾)
    • Channel 8 Countdown Party 2010 at VivoCity 八频道跨年派对 2010
    • SMRT Challenge 2009 SMRT大挑战 2009
  • 2010
    • Lunar New Year's Eve Special – Year of Tiger 普天同庆金虎年 (@ Chinatown, Guest performance: 小妹去拜年)
    • Ren Ci Charity Show 2010 仁心慈爱照万千2010
    • Black Rose 爆料黑玫瑰
    • Star Awards 2010 Show 1 红星大奖2010 第一场 (18 April 2010)
    • New City Beat 2 城人新杂志 2
    • Don't Forget The Lyrics (Chinese celebrities special) 我要唱下去 (艺人版 Celebrities series) (Guest appearance)
    • Love on a Plate 名厨出走记 (Variety Blockbuster)
    • Buffetlicious (Guest Host)
    • Loving Touch 关怀方式 (Guest Host)
    • 同济医院慈善夜 Thong Chai Charity Show
    • Singapore Hit Awards 2010 第15届新加坡金曲奖 (Guest award presenter)
    • Gatekeepers 小兵迎大将 (Guest appearance)
    • The Sheng Siong Show VIII 缤纷万千在昇菘VIII
    • Dream Potter 梦。窑匠 (Guest Host)
    • Home Makeover 玩家万岁
  • 2011
    • Lunar New Year's Eve Special – Year of Rabbit 金兔呈祥喜迎春 (@ Chinatown)
    • Chef Apprentice 名厨实习生
    • Power Duet K歌2击队 (Duet performance with Dasmond Koh: 美丽的神话, won in Celebrities' episode)
    • Star Awards 2011 Show 1 红星大奖2011 第一场
    • Buffetlicious 2 永远吃不肥2 (Guest Host)
    • HDB Tai Tai 3 HDB太太3
    • The Sheng Siong Show 缤纷万千在昇菘
    • My Star Guide 4 – Sri Lanka 我的导游是明星4 – 斯里兰卡
    • The Silver Tribute Charity Night 2011 万千金辉照乐年 2011 (Group performance: African drum)
    • President's Star Charity 2011 (Group performance: Ballroom dancing)
    • 3 Plus 1 Series 3 三菜一汤3 (as Guest, partner with Guo Liang VS Taiwan celebrities 宋达民 & 黄腾浩)
    • Sizzlng Woks 3 煮炒来咯!3
    • Show Me The Money 钱哪里有问题
    • Foodie Dash 食品大赢家 (Guest appearance)
    • SMRT Challenge 2011 SMRT大挑战 2011
    • Channel 8 Countdown Party 2012 8频道跨年派对2012 (Guest performance)
  • 2012
    • Lunar New Year's Eve Special – Year of Dragon 金龙腾飞庆丰年 (@ Studio)
    • Thye Hua Kwan Charity Show 2012 (Performing group – Belly Dance) 太和观一心一德为善乐 2012 (表演: 肚皮舞)
    • Just Noodles 面对面
    • Knock Knock Who's There (Guest Judge, Ep 10 & 13) 啊! 是你到我家 (嘉宾评审, 第10 & 13集)
    • Melting Pot (Guest) 新新料理 (嘉宾)
    • The Sheng Siong Show 12 缤纷万千在昇菘 12
    • Battle @ Water Margin 我爱水浒传
    • Jobs around the world 走遍天涯打工乐
    • S.N.A.P 熠熠星光总动员
    • MediaCorp 30th Anniversary Drama Show 戏剧情牵30年
    • Channel 8 Countdown Party 2013 8频道跨年派对2013
  • 2013
    • Lunar New Year's Eve Special – Year of Snake 灵蛇贺新春 (@ Studio)
    • Makan Places Lost N Found (Guest)
    • Ladies' Nite 2 女人俱乐部 2
    • Laughing Out Loud 笑笑没烦恼
    • The Sheng Siong Show 13 缤纷万千在昇菘 13
    • Body SOS 2(Guest: Episode 9 & 10 [Insomnia]) 小毛病,大问题 2 (嘉宾: 第9 & 10集 [失眠])
    • The Joy Truck(Guest: Episode 2) 快乐速递 (嘉宾: 第2集)
    • Stir It Up 电视拌饭
    • Finding U 寻U先锋
    • President's Star Charity 2013 (Group performance: Dance)
    • My Star Guide 9 – Sydney/Melbourne 我的导游是明星8 – 悉尼/墨尔本
    • Volkswagen Holiday On Wheels (Guest: Episode 2 & 3) 陪你兜兜风 (嘉宾: 第2 & 3集)
    • Counter Fake (Guest) 识货衙门 (嘉宾)
    • Where The Queue Starts 4 (Guest) 排排站,查查看 4 (嘉宾)
    • Singapore Hit Awards 2013 第18届新加坡金曲奖 (Guest award presenter)
    • Countdown TV 50 电视欢庆50周年
  • 2014
    • Lunar New Year's Eve Special – Year of Horse 俊马奔腾喜迎春 (@ Studio)
    • 3 Plus 1 Series 4 三菜一汤4 (as Guest in Episode 5)
    • Le Petit Chef 我的师傅是大厨 (嘉宾: 第9集)
    • Back To School 超龄插班生 (嘉宾: 第1集)
    • Cheap and Good 便宜有好货
    • Black Rose 2 爆料黑玫瑰 2
    • Finding 8 先锋争8战

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Work Role Notes
1995 Home Coming 奇缘3之诠生娘娘 (Ep 10 – 13)
1995–2000 Different Cuts Different Strokes 剪剪大家乐 Lin Feng 林枫 ("Feng-ge" 枫哥) Sitcom
1998 The New Adventures of Wisely 卫斯理传奇之天书 (Ep 7 – 11, Ep 27 & 28) Hai De 海德
2001 Apple Pie 苹果派 Zhong Xiao Di 钟小娣
Happy Family 原氏一家人 Yuan Xiaomei 原小妹
2002 She Drives Me Crazy 爱上女车长 Zhong Yaqin 钟亚琴
Westside Story 西街少年 You Lanlan 游兰兰
2003 Romance of the Book and Sword 书剑恩仇录 Zhou Qi 周绮
Seventh Month 七月 之 不朽老女人
2004 Clash of Empires 金茂祥 Wang Qiang 王蔷
Zero 零楼 Zhong Yaqin 钟亚琴 Guest appearance
Durian King Fion See Chao Lian Channel i production
2005 First Mums Sulin Channel 5 production
PS...I Love You 天...使我爱你 Athena Mobile 3G drama
2006 The Yang Sisters Rose Yang Channel 5 production
2008 Folks Jump Over the Wall 飞越佛跳墙 Miss Lim 林小姐 Sitcom
The Yang Sisters II Rose Yang Channel 5 production
2009 Reunion Dinner 团圆饭 Banana
Table of Glory 乒乓圆 Mai Tiantian 麦甜甜
2012 It Takes Two 对对碰 Luo Na 罗娜 [7]

Films/Movies[edit]

Year Work Role Notes
1990 Liang Po Po: The Movie 梁婆婆重出江湖 Guest appearance
2008 Gone Shopping 逛街物语 Clara Wong
2011 It's a Great, Great World 大世界 Molly
2012 Dance Dance Dragon 龙众舞 Long Ah Bee 阿美

Discography[edit]

Year Album
1992 *真心属于你
1994 *小女人的独白
1999 *追钟琴感

Awards/Achievements[edit]

Year Organisation Award Nominated Work Title Result
1998 Star Awards Best Supporting Actress New Adventures of Wisely Nominated
1998 Star Awards Best Variety Show Host City Beat Won
1998 Star Awards Top 10 Most Popular Female Artiste N/A Won
1999 Star Awards Best Comedy Performer Different Cuts, Different Strokes Nominated
1999 Star Awards Best Variety Show Host City Beat Won
1999 Star Awards Top 10 Most Popular Female Artiste N/A Won
2002 Asian Television Awards Best Entertainment Presenter Snap
Highly Recommended
2003 Asian Television Awards Best Entertainment Presenter Top Ten Won
2004 Asian Television Awards Best Entertainment Presenter Snap 3
Highly Recommended
2005 Asian Television Awards Best Comedy Performance by an Actress Durian King Won
2005 Star Awards Best Variety Show Host Love Bites Nominated
2005 Star Awards Top 10 Most Popular Female Artiste N/A Nominated
2006 Star Awards Best Variety Show Host Love Bites 2 Nominated
2006 Star Awards Top 10 Most Popular Female Artiste N/A Won
2007 Star Awards Top 10 Most Popular Female Artiste N/A Won
2009 Star Awards Best Variety Show Host Buzzing Cashier Nominated
2009 Star Awards Top 10 Most Popular Female Artiste N/A Nominated
2010 Star Awards Top 10 Most Popular Female Artiste N/A Nominated
2011 Star Awards Best Variety Show Host Love on a Plate Won
2011 Star Awards Top 10 Most Popular Female Artiste N/A Nominated
2012 Star Awards Best Variety Show Host Chef Apprentice Nominated
2012 Star Awards Top 10 Most Popular Female Artiste N/A Won
2013 Star Awards Best Actress It Takes Two Nominated
2013 Star Awards Best Variety Show Host Jobs Around the World Won
2013 Star Awards Top 10 Most Popular Female Artiste N/A Won
2014 Star Awards Best Variety Show Host Finding U Nominated
2014 Star Awards Top 10 Most Popular Female Artiste N/A Nominated

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