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Dec 04. 2017
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By The Nation

Best known for his role as Jaqen H’ghar in the HBO Original hit series “Game of Thornes”, German actor Tom Wlaschiha was in Singapore helping HBO Asia celebrate its 25th anniversary.

 In the cult series, his character is best known for helping Arya Stark (played by Maisie Williams) learn the deadly arts of his order, the Faceless Men, at the House of Black and White in Braavos. The Faceless Men have the ability to change their appearance at will. 

In an exclusive and intimate press session with both local and regional media, Wlaschiha said he was honoured to be part of HBO Asia’s anniversary celebration and really enjoying the warm hospitality and the vibrant culture the region has to offer.

On his first trip to Singapore, Wlaschiha visited Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Chinese Temple and Sri Krishnan Indian Temple along Waterloo Street and the Sultan Mosque (Masjid Sultan) in Kampong Glam, and also admired the Singapore Botanic Gardens, Chinatown, Boat Quay and Orchard Road. He indulged in some of Singapore’s local culinary delights including Hainanese chicken rice, laksa and chilli crab.

In addition to HBO Asia’s 25th Anniversary festivities, nine Asian directors, showrunners and cast members from HBO Asia’s upcoming titles, including actresses Yuko Takeuchi(Japan), Shihori Kanjiya (Japan) and Kuo Shu Yau (Taiwan); directors Joko Anwar (Indonesia), Chen Ho Yu (Taiwan), Ho Yuhang (Malaysia), Eric Khoo (Singapore), Lee Sang-Woo (Korea) and showrunner Mike Wiluan (Indonesia), were in Singapore to share insights about their upcoming HBO Asia Original productions and celebrate the milestone.

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