FB is 10: Top 10 Malaysian stars on Facebook

MALAYSIA - Although many Malaysian celebrities have adopted the three-year-old Instagram as their social media platform of choice - its "double tap to Like" function is just that much more conducive to positive feedback - Facebook remains a trusty tool to keep in touch with their fans and encourage sharing of promotional material on a larger scale.

Here are the top 10 Malaysian celebrities on the 10-year-old social network.

1. Lisa Surihani

With over 2.8 million likes, the young starlet keeps her lead as social media queen among Malaysia's many celebrities. Visitors can browse through 99 photo albums, which provide a glimpse into her various endeavours. You can also expect updates from Lisa's brand ambassador work, upcoming television appearances, and thoughts on personal projects such as her duet with husband, producer Yusry Abdul Halim on Kekasih Abadi.

About: "Always think positive and ceria selalu (be cheerful always). This is the original page my dear friends and supporters. Much love."

Visit: https://www.facebook.com/LisaSurihani23

2. Zizan Raja Lawak

Coming in second with over 2.6 million likes is funnyman Zizan Razak. With 33 photo albums, the uber popular Malaysian comedian seems to like a good selfie. His reward? Dozens of adoring comments on every posting. Apart from promoting various brands, he is not above being a fanboy himself: former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is feted on the page for his appearance at one of Zizan's shows at Istana Budaya.

About: "Dear friends and supporters, this is the one and only official Zizan Razak Facebook page. Follow also my Twitter - @zizanrajalawak Instagram - zizanrazak869"

Visit: https://www.facebook.com/fanpage.zizanrajalawak

3. Scha Alyahya

The actress has earned over 2.4 million likes through a charming mix of brand endorsements and personal updates, such as an ultrascan image of her first baby, inspirational quotes in pastel hues, and 135 Notes on a wide range of subjects. Scha's popularity also guarantees that the actress can post photos of her cute grey cat, Luna, and earn more likes than your most well-crafted status update.

About: "Welcome to the official Facebook page of Scha Alyahya, a working actress, host and model. This page is fully monitored and updated by Scha Alyahya herself and admin."

Visit: https://www.facebook.com/scha.alyahya

4. Aaron Aziz

With his brooding gaze and acting chops, leading man Aaron Aziz enjoys over 2.3 million likes on his Facebook page, and updates include a lot of heartfelt congratulations and warm greetings to various parties. With 32 photo albums and counting, pictures of Aaron's adorable children are also fan favourites.

About: "Contact Point : Aaron Aziz - aaron@aaronaziz.com | Diyana Halik - diyana@aaronaziz.com or diyanahalik@gmail.com"

Visit: https://www.facebook.com/aaronmustaphaaziz

5. Heliza Helmi

Fondly known as Ija, the singer of Akademi Fantasia 5 fame has over 1.8 million likes, thanks to a combination of personal updates and inspirational quotes. With 115 photo albums and counting, the certified image consultant also shares information on Muslimah beauty, lifestyle and fashion promotions.

About: "~Heliza Helmi Official FB~"

Visit: https://www.facebook.com/helizahelmi

6. Yuna Zarai

Hot on Heliza's heels is songbird Yuna Zarai, who enjoys over 1.8 million likes and counting. Apart from access to official merchandise, visitors can expect album promotions, tour information, music videos, uplifting images and personally penned status updates from the singer-songwriter, who is currently based in Los Angeles. Though there are only 15 photo albums, stylephiles everywhere can take a page from Yuna's (look) book of beautifully modest and fashion forward outfits, which she shares through Timeline photos of her on stage and in various forms of media.

About: "New album #NOCTURNAL available NOW. Download today on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/NocturnalDlxiTunes"

Visit: https://www.facebook.com/yunamusic

7. Awal Ashaari

The popular television host has an 'audience' of over 1.7 million likes. Apart from behind the scene videos taken at award shows and snapshots from work commitments such as voiceovers and celebrity endorsements, the hardworking Awal also shares many photos of his handsome self, mostly imported from Instagram. With Scha Alyahya as his wife, her Schapoholic shop and Luna the cat also make an appearance on his page. They even share a couple hashtag, #schawal. How cute is that?

About: "Any work-related issue, please drop me an email at: work.awal.ashaari@gmail.com and you can find me on Twitter & Instagram: @awalashaari"

Visit: https://www.facebook.com/awal.ashaari/

8. Shaheizy Sam Samad

The actor and former teen heartthrob has over 1.6 million likes, with updates largely consisting of brand endorsements, Instagram images cross-posted to his fan page, movie trailers, and the occasional goofy video.

About: "Welcome to the Official Shaheizy Sam Fan Page. Follow us on twitter @S_SamOfficial and Shaheizy Sam himself @Shaheizy_Sam."

Visit: https://www.facebook.com/shaheizy.sam.official.fanpage

9. Liyana Jasmay

Actress and singer Liyana Jasmay has 1.4 million likes, or #LittleLovers as she fondly terms her fans. The page offers comprehensive updates on her entertainment career, festive greetings, shoutouts to fellow artistes, and selfies with motivational quotes layered over the images.

About: "25-year-old Malaysian Actress and Singer. Currently back in Malaysia from New York City after finishing a couple of short courses in New York Film Academy."

Visit: https://www.facebook.com/LiyanaJasmayFanPage

10. Faizal Tahir

Less is more for the singer-songwriter-producer, who enjoys over 1.2 million likes despite keeping it simple with only seven photo albums. The admin team handles the bulk of promotional content, which features upcoming appearances at events and updates on other professional endeavours, while self-composed and heartfelt status updates carry the 'FT' sign off.

About: "Welcome to the one and only authenticated social network page of Faizal Tahir's!"

Visit: https://www.facebook.com/FA.fanpage