Big wins for veteran Singapore singer at Taiwan music awards

TAIPEI: Veteran Singaporean singer Tanya Chua took home four top prizes at

Taiwan's Golden Melody Awards, one of the most prestigious entertainment events in the Chinese-speaking world.

Chua, whose first album was the English-language "Bored" in 1997 and whose

breakthrough Mandarin record was "Tanya" in 1999, won album of the year for

"Depart", as well as best Mandarin album, best Mandarin female singer and best vocal album recording.

At the ceremony late on Saturday, Chua expressed some astonishment that more

than two decades after her debut, people were still enjoying her music.

"To be honest I think that I have been singing for many years. I am very afraid that

people get bored of it," she said at the ceremony in the southern Taiwanese city of