In his caption, the top TVB actor used the emojis for the horse, unicorn, ring and black heart and added the hashtag #forever.
Tong, a TVB actress and former Miss Hong Kong contestant, wrote the date as well as “13:14”, which sounds like “a lifetime” in Cantonese, and also #1plus1, #forever and #engaged.
Ma was previously in a relationship with actress Jacqueline Wong, 33, but they broke up after Wong was spotted kissing married star Andy Hui, 55, in April 2019.
Later that year, Tong was cast to replace Wong in a reshoot of TVB drama Forensic Heroes IV, which aired in February 2020.
In an article on Hong Kong news portal Oriental Daily News, Ma revealed that the proposal was “simple”, while Tong added that they did not yet have anything planned, but just wanted to share the news of the engagement.
She also shut down any rumours that she was pregnant, saying: “Of course not.”
Text: Suzanne Sng/The Straits Times