KUALA LUMPUR: She’s not even currently living in a Muslim country, neither is she a Muslim, but for Dr Soo Wincci, fasting during Ramadan has become a practice, one that she has observed since 2012.
While Muslims in Malaysia begin fasting today, the 32-year-old singer and actress who is currently residing in Valencia, Spain, had already started fasting three days ago, saying that she needed to adjust herself since daytime in Europe now is longer than Malaysia, about 16 to 17 hours.
“Selamat Berbuka in Spain, I have to fast few days earlier in Spain so that my body can get use to the long hours of fasting here,” wrote the former beauty queen in her Instagram posting recently.
Fans and followers were impressed with her determination and commented so on her post, with some even asking her to share some tips for abstaining from food and drinks for more than 16 hours.
Some Netizens also asked whether she was a Muslim, to which she responded: “Nope. I’m a Malaysian.”
“Because I am a Malaysian. We are not separated by race or religion and we are unique! Saya Anak Malaysia tanpa kira kaum, bangsa dan agama,” she explained on the reasons behind her fasting.
Soo is currently pursuing her doctorate in music at Berklee College of Music, Valencia campus.
In 2016, she earned her first PhD in Business Management from Open University Malaysia.