Will next month's Mother's Day concerts be the last Singapore sees of Hong Kong's Heavenly Queen Liza Wang?
In a press conference on Wednesday to promote her two upcoming shows at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, Wang gave no indication that she's about to shun the Lion City.
But if it's left up to her, she could certainly do with a lighter schedule the next time she's in town.
"Over here, the rehearsals run from 9am to lunchtime, with only a 20-minute break in between," the 58-year-old entertainer said with mock exhaustion. "Back in Hong Kong, our rehearsals usually start in the afternoon. So, I get to sleep in the morning."
Even given some extra time off, there's no guarantee Wang would have had much rest during her latest stop here. After all, it has been a dozen years since her last full-length concert here and this time she has the added pressure of her first-time collaboration with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra.
Not that the 30-year-veteran of the international music scene isn't ready to get on with the show.
"I've performed with Hong Kong's Chinese Orchestra a number of times. So, there's the chemistry," she said. "While I have only rehearsed for two afternoons with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra, they have been very professional. So, I have absolutely no worries."
Well, there was the small matter of a meal that didn't live up to her expectations.
"I ate fish head bee hoon and otah but I wonder why they weren't as good as before," she said with a laugh.
Still, even her hectic schedule and a bad dining experience couldn't dampen Wang's enthusiasm for Singapore, which she considers her ideal destination if she ever decides to call it a career and find a new country to call home.
"The air in Hong Kong is bad because of the smog and the many high-rise buildings," said the outspoken performer, who has been a delegate to the National People's Congress and still holds a number of public posts. "And while we're paying more attention to legislation in Hong Kong, it's still inadequate.
"But the legislation here is good, the place is clean and green, and you've got a great concert hall — the Singapore Conference Hall — to rehearse in."