Hong Kong’s star actor Hui Shiu-hung aka Benz Hui (许绍雄) , recently visited Malaysia as part of an endorsement tour. According to him, he has not been in Malaysia for a long time. “I once brought my family along when I went on vacation and (we) went shopping,” he reminisced. “Malaysian food is just so affordable and delicious!”
Currently, Benz is living in Singapore, having just moved there. However, he revealed that he’s regretful about not having any property in Malaysia. Especially since he once had the chance to receive real estate here for free.
According to Benz, the opportunity had come once when he was much younger. At that time, a real estate company had offered Benz a trip to Malaysia and promised to gift him a house if he did come as a guest. Unfortunately, thanks to some conflict in his schedule, he was unable to make it. Even thinking about it now gets him in a mood, as evidenced by the way he leapt from his chair and jokingly exclaimed “I’m so mad!” when he was recalling it.
Benz did admit however, that he probably wouldn’t live here. Still, it was a missed opportunity. “At least I won’t have to stay in a hotel whenever I’m here,” he added in jest. Benz felt even more ridiculed when he discovered that fellow superstar actor Bosco Wong had already made significant real estate investments in Malaysia. “Damn him!,” he cried out. “Why did he buy so many mansions?!”
This time around, Benz’s trip to Malaysia was packed as he was accompanied by his wife and daughter. The duo supposedly spent most of the trip shopping and claimed it was “worth it“. Benz couldn’t help but groan at the statement. “I don’t have any money anymore, yet I still bought things for them. How miserable,” he grumbled, much to his audience’s amusement. He later explained that he was not interested in shopping, but his wife and daughter would still buy things for him when they saw something they thought he would like.
While his family was here on vacation, Benz’s true purpose was to support the DTS Group’s platform. He commended the employer as an ethical businessman, saying, “He has a conscience, and I too have a conscience, so let’s talk about the heart and not the money.” However, he did admit that the endorsement took a lot of time. Still, Benz made sure to make the most of the trip. “This time, the purpose of travelling to Malaysia is to eat, live, and play. Just be happy,” he said.
Benz, who hasn’t visited Malaysia in a long time, was asked what he thought of the country. “I think Malaysians are quite nice. Whether in a hotel or at a coffee shop, the waiter will always bow,” he said with a smile. “Now I can’t say for sure that what they’re doing is genuine, but it lets me feel at ease. It’s a good habit.”
When asked if he had any plans to return to TVB for another drama, Benz was quick to give his answer. “Of course, there is,” he said firmly. Although hasn’t gotten a script yet, he’s eager to start as soon as he can. “I haven’t retired yet,” he quipped. “I still need to work.”