Home Is Her Haven
Marsha Milan Londoh is a popular singer-actress who, when not on set, is often found spending time at her home with her husband, businessman Mohamed Shaiful Nizam Ismail, at Tropicana Golf & Country Resort. “After a long day of shooting, I love coming home to a quiet and peaceful environment.” She also enjoys spending time in the kitchen. “I love baking and cooking and trying out new recipes. It makes me reminiscent of the times I spent with my mum in the kitchen. I may not have much time to cook since I am constantly away from home for work but whenever I do try something new, my husband will definitely be the first ‘victim’,” she says with a laugh.
Marsha, who is Sabahan, rose to fame after coming in fourth in Astro’s popular reality show Akademi Fantasia, was the voice of Elsa in the local version of Disney’s Frozen and sang the blockbuster track Bebaskan (the Malay version of Let It Go). For Marsha, singing has always been her first love. “I started singing in public since I was three or four years old but never took it seriously until I joined Akademi Fantasia in 2005.
On the challenging year that was 2020: “It has impacted all of us and pushed me out of my comfort zone; I am always learning new things online. The biggest lesson for me is to not take things for granted and to appreciate what we have. It’s been a year since I last saw my parents who are in Sabah. We are constantly in touch via WhatsApp and video calls but it’s not the same as hugs and kisses in real life.”
Like the rest of us, Marsha has high hopes for the year ahead. “I acted in horror thriller Rahsia which was held back because of the pandemic; hopefully it will finally be released in 2021. I am currently shooting drama series Rindu Awak Separuh Nyawa which will be completed in February. I am also hosting a new exercise programme titled Diari Fit. So, yes, it will be a very busy year for me! Work fulfils me and at the end of the day, I get to return to this home which I call my haven.”