Thai transsexual singer due to perform in S'pore

By Maureen Koh

SHE is the hottest transgender star in Thailand and even has fans in China, Hong Kong, Australia, the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia.

For fans in Singapore, there's good news: Bell Nuntita will be here on July 19 for a one-night performance. In an exclusive interview in Bangkok last month, Bell, 27, told The New Paper on Sunday: "I'm really so excited!

"And I don't think this could have happened if not for the support from my fans in Singapore."

It will be the first overseas trip for Bell, who made it to the final of reality show Thailand's Got Talent about two months ago.

Bell, whose real name is Nuntrita Khampriranon, said in halting English: "You know, it's all so surreal. When you first told me that I had fans in Singapore, I could hardly believe it.

"Now, I do."

The New Paper on Sunday reported in May that Bell was elated to learn that she had fans here.

Mr Steven Ng, the operations director of Thai-themed club Resort Live Band, told The New Paper on Sunday that it asked Bell to perform here because of her fast-rising popularity, not only in Bangkok but also in Singapore.

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