SHE built her singing career overseas, spending four years in Japan and the last three in Taiwan.
But she is still "very much a Singaporean" who misses the local food and returns home every few months.
In between rehearsals for the upcoming National Day Parade (NDP), local singer Olivia Ong, 26, told LOUD over the phone that she went overseas because she wanted to be exposed to a bigger music industry.
"The (best thing about building your career overseas) is when you are presented with opportunities to work with very talented people in a stimulating environment,” she said.
More in LOUD in The New Paper on Tuesday (Aug 7).