A source recently told media outlet Apple Daily about an international kindergarten in Taipei’s Tianmu neighbourhood where it was allegedly attended by children of celebrities like Alyssa Chia, Sonia Sui and Ruby Lin. Reporters headed to the kindergarten to investigate and sure enough they spotted Alyssa’s husband Xiu Jie Kai together with fellow Taiwanese actor Gabriel Lan patiently waiting outside the gate for their kids to finish class.
Soon after, Sonia’s husband Tony Hsieh left the school with their eldest son, five-year-old Max. Tony was spotted greeting Jie Kai but because he was sporting a mask, Jie Kai seemed confused at first. He quickly nodded back when he recognised who it was. Reporters also saw Alyssa’s car circling the school as there were no available parking spots. Eventually, she had to stop at the side of the road to let Jie Kai off to pick up their daughters, five-year-old ‘Bubu’ and three-year-old ‘Bobo’.
For those who want to prepare their children for studying abroad in the future, European schools like this are one of the the top choices. Apple Daily reported that tuition fees can cost around NT$720,000 (S$34,000) a year. That doesn’t even include things like meals, extracurricular classes etc. Based on the crowd, the extravagant tuition fees have not stopped parents from enrolling their children although it is not surprising if they have deep pockets.
The report states that long before school ended for the day at 3pm, there were already rows of “imported” (read: expensive) vehicles parked outside.
Fellow celebrities Ruby and her husband Wallace Huo were not spotted on the same day as the other celebrities but it is believed that their daughter, three-year-old ‘Little Dolpin’ also goes to the same school.