Radio Personality | Event Host | Voiceover Artist
"A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman."
- Melinda Gates.
Charmaine joined the team at SPH Radio in November 2017, and is currently the host of the mid-morning show, Kiss Cafe on Kiss92 FM (weekdays, 10am to 1pm). She has also taken on the role of Assistant Programme Director and Senior Music Director for the station.
Prior to her move to SPH Radio, Charmaine had kickstarted her radio journey in 2008 on Power 98FM, where she hosted/co-hosted shows on various timebelts.
Throughout her professional career, Charmaine has interviewed many notable celebrities, chefs and artists, including the likes of Hugh Jackman, Taron Egerton, Dexter Fletcher, George Calombaris, Cyril Takayama, David Archuleta and Vertical Horizon among others.
Event Host & Voiceover Artist
"The human voice is the most beautiful instrument of all, but it is the most difficult to play."
- Richard Strauss.
An accomplished emcee and voiceover talent, Charmaine Phua brings her own brand of polish and professionalism to each and every on-site show she's hosted, and commercial she's ever voiced.
She has provided hosting services for various clients, including DBS Treasures, Nike, adidas, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Ben & Jerry's, Heineken and Sentosa.
She has also lent her voice to brands like Volkswagon, Seiko, Fujitsu, MAC Cosmetics, Nature's Farm and Tiger Airways among others.
Click to listen to Charmaine's voice sample.
"She has done a good job in making everything work together, keeping the momentum going during the event, and hyping up the energy levels of participants. We look forward to engaging her in the near future where opportunities arise."
- Raymond Lee Santoso
General Manager, Hush Puppies Singapore
Transmarco Concepts Pte Ltd
"Charmaine is an engaging and versatile host that is always professional and proactive. She is always a pleasure to work with and never fails to deliver beyond our expectations. We definitely look forward to working with her in the future projects."
- Chelsey Tang
Director, White Sparrow LLP
"Charmaine is a charming and professional host who is engaging and eloquent. She definitely went beyond her duties to ensure our filming was a success."
- Amanda Chang
WMF Singapore Pte Ltd
"People who love to eat are always the best people."
- Julia Child.
Charmaine is an established food critic, having helmed a food segment on Power 98FM for over 6 years. She has also served as a judge for several notable food competitions, including Restaurant Association of Singapore's Epicurean Star Awards (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019), SPH Food Masters (2018 & 2020), the Weekender Foodmania Awards (2015 & 2016), as well as Singapore Tourism Board's Singapore Experience Awards (2014 & 2015).
Aside from her passion for eating good food, Charmaine also enjoys pottering around in the kitchen and testing out new recipes she finds online. In addition, she enjoys travelling and hunting down the best food and views each city has to offer. To find out what's she's been cooking (#charmcooks), where she's travelled to recently (#charmjourneys), and her restaurant recommendations (#charmfeeds), follow her on Instagram at @charmainephua.
"The only way to do great work is to love what you do."
- Steve Jobs.
Charmaine's personal guide to some of her favourite destinations around the world.
Almost like her second home, Charmaine's been to Hong Kong as often as 3 times in a single year, and just like the old HK tagline said, it's all about shopping and eating!
Night markets & Street food
No one does night markets better than Taipei - and having been to Taipei more than 7 times in 7 years, Charmaine has plenty to share.
Beauty in both architecture and food
Having been to Barcelona 4 times in 3 years (thrice on a solo trip), it's clear that this city has won Charmaine over with its unique charm, Gaudi's colourful creations, and delicious food.
City of Michelin-starred food
Spain has Charmaine's heart, but San Sebastian has her tummy's vote - and her tummy has brought her back thrice! A food lover's paradise, Donostia / San Sebastian's Old Town is a must visit for any true foodie.
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