Karen Kong to tie the knot

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - Music - By MICHAEL CHEANG en­ter­tain­ment@thes­tar.com.my

WED­DING bells are in the air for Malaysian Hong Kong-based singer Karen Kong.

The 33-year-old singer from Labuan an­nounced on her of­fi­cial Face­book page on Tues­day that she will be ty­ing the knot with Adam, her boyfriend of seven years.

“We’ve been dat­ing for seven years, and our fam­i­lies have been ask­ing when we will be get­ting mar­ried,” Kong told Hong Kong’s Ap­ple Daily.

“My younger brother re­cently had a son, and my fam­ily has been saying that he has gone ahead of me. So in or­der to give them peace of mind, we de­cided to get mar­ried.”

Kong, who met the 29-year-old hairstylist through work, said that he has of­ten brought up the sub­ject of mar­riage.

“One day, I had just come home from Malaysia, and he brought it up again. So, I told him we could go and sign the pa­pers next week. He thought I was ill and told me to go see a doc­tor!”

The cou­ple will be sign­ing their mar­riage pa­pers on Aug 28, but have yet to de­ter­mine when they will be hav­ing the re­cep­tion.

Kong made her showbiz de­but in 2007 with a Malay al­bum called Mu­lakan, fea­tur­ing the hit song Cinta Hello Kitty.

She then moved to Tai­wan to fur­ther her ca­reer in 2009.

In 2010, the singer went to Hong Kong to be­come the first Malaysian to co-host Jade Solid Gold (JSG), one of the most pop­u­lar mu­sic-chart shows there.

She has been based on the for­mer Bri­tish colony ever since, and has even been likened to Hong Kong Can­topop star Kay Tse.

She also made a guest ap­pear­ance on Sea­son Four of the Hong Kong ver­sion of The Voice in 2014, where com­poser Chiu Tsang Hei praised her for hav­ing a “voice from heaven”.

— Karen Kong Of­fi­cial Face­book Page

Kong posted this photo of her and boyfriend Adam, along with the an­nounce­ment of their en­gage­ment, on Face­book.

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