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Singaporean actors Adrian Pang, Joshua Tan make cameo appearance in K-drama Little Women

Does this make Adrian Pang an oppa or ahjussi?

Amanda Tan

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Published: 27 September 2022, 12:17 PM

Catch familiar sights and faces in the eighth episode of K-drama Little Women, where local actors like Adrian Pang and Joshua Tan make cameo appearances as staff at The Fullerton Hotel.

Currently airing on Netflix, the K-drama is a modern adaptation of the 1868 novel by Lousia May Alcott and revolves around a family of three poor sisters as they rise against Korea’s richest family.

In the latest episode, Oh In-joo (Kim Go-eun) checks-in at The Fullerton Hotel with the help of a hotel receptionist, played by Joshua Tan of Ah Boys To Men.


Actor Joshua Tan makes an appearance for one minute. PHOTO CREDIT: NETFLIX


She’s then taken on a tour of the hotel by hotel manager, Adrian Pang, and it’s as realistic as it gets.


No English? No problem. PHOTO CREDIT: NETFLIX


Due to the language barrier, In-joo whips out her smartphone and requests for them to converse via Google Translate – and it’s never seemed more accurate.


Much thanks to Adrian’s compliment and Google Translate’s accuracy, In-joo sleeps soundly that night. PHOTO CREDIT: NETFLIX


Besides the pair, Tanglin actress Bridget Fernandez was also casted as hotel staff.


In her short cameo, she helps In-joo get settled into her presidential suite. PHOTO CREDIT: NETFLIX


Kin’s Ebi Shankara also made an appearance as a cafe waiter.


Fans of the show would’ve probably caught a glimpse of Ebi in the earlier episodes where they showed pictures of him with Hwa-young. PHOTO CREDIT: NETFLIX


Earlier this year in June and July, the cast was in Singapore for filming and some lucky fans even got to take photos with lead actor Wi Ha-joon, who plays Choi Do-il in the series.

Other filming locations include the Singapore Management University (SMU), ArtScience Museum, Gardens By the Bay, Keppel Bay, Sentosa Cove and even Expo MRT station.

This is part of the three-year Memorandum of Understanding signed in 2020 between the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and K-drama production house Studio Dragon. The production house also produced popular K-dramas such as Goblin and Crash Landing On You

The deal was for Singapore to be promoted as a travel destination in South Korea and other regions through the production of K-dramas in Singapore.

This isn’t the first time our sunny island has made it to the big screen. Previously, Singapore was featured in romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians in 2018 and Japanese animated movie Detective Conan: The Fist Of Blue Sapphire in 2019, which had Marina Bay Sands as its backdrop.

According to Nielsen Korea, the latest episode of Little Women hit a nationwide rating of 8.676 per cent, the highest viewership rating since the show’s release.

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