Former SQ girl remembers meeting Chow Yun Fat and his wife on flight a day after their wedding

Former SQ girl remembers meeting Chow Yun Fat and his wife on flight a day after their wedding
PHOTO: Stomp

It is not unusual for cabin crew members to come across prominent figures while flying.

For Stomp contributor Helen, a former Singapore Airlines stewardess, her most memorable celebrity encounter was with Hong Kong superstar Chow Yun Fat and his Singaporean wife Jasmine Tan on Jun 5, 1987.

They were on a flight from Singapore to Hong Kong.

Helen, who was in her 20s at the time, was thrilled when she found herself working on the flight that the couple was on, just one day after they got married.

She shared a photo taken 30 years ago with Stomp after reading recent stories of Chow Yun Fat on the website.

She had nothing but good things to say about the couple.

"They were very friendly and humble," Helen recalled. "The passengers and crew were so happy and excited to see them on the flight. We were surprised that they were seated in economy class."

She added that they had no airs about them and did not travel with bodyguards.

"You could see the bliss on their faces," she said referring to the photo.

"I'm just so happy to see that after 30 years, they are still together and in a loving relationship."

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Helen told Stomp in a phone interview that during her three-year stint with the national carrier, she had the honour of meeting other interesting personalities like Singapore's former prime ministers Lee Kuan Yew and Goh Chok Tong and Hong Kong celebrity Ah Chan.

"I am very grateful that I had the opportunity to see the world and meet more people to gain exposure," she said.

Helen left Singapore Airlines to start a family but now holds a regional job where she still gets to travel to countries like Japan and China.

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