The Chinese zodiac for 2018 may be the Dog, but it's the Monkey that's taking our shows by storm. From the modern day Journey to the West-inspired 'A Korea Odyssey' (also known as Hwayugi) to the New Legends of Monkey (a remake of a Japanese production from the 70s and 80s), there are a few variations of the Great Sage Equal to Heaven and his band of friends. For those who enjoy a more classic Monkey King, Heavenly King Aaron Kwok returned as the titular character in The Monkey King 3 over the Lunar New Year. Follow Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore on Facebook .
Not even the rain could stop diehard fans of Monsta X from turning up to see their favourite K-pop group. The seven-member boyband from South Korea was in Singapore last week to headline the HSBC Women’s World Championship Music Festival 2018 on Saturday (3 March) at the Resorts World Sentosa. Ahead of their performance, the group met with fans and the media in a press conference held at Plaza Singapura on Friday (2 March), where they answered questions from the media and interacted with their fans, who are known as “Mon Bebes”.
Korean pop groups EXID, JBJ and B1A4 got the crowd screaming during their performances at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Wednesday night (21 Feb). They were part of Stargram’s 2018 Launch K-Pop show, together with violinist Eugene Park, classical singer Kwak Dong-hyun and dance group Optical Crew. Stargram coin is a cryptocurrency that can be used to purchase selected content, such as certain celebrity-related fan items. Fans can purchase tickets, special albums, items from affiliated shops and enjoy concert and fan-meeting privileges using these coins. For more photos, check out this slideshow: K-pop groups EXID, JBJ and B1A4 rock crowd at Singapore Indoor Stadium . Follow Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore on Facebook .
Korean pop groups EXID, JBJ and B1A4 got the crowd screaming during their performances at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Wednesday night (21 Feb).
Ice Lab Cafe, a popular South Korean dessert shop, has been forced to shut its outlet at Orchard Shopping Centre in accordance with a court order. What was once a shop with an all-white and stylish interior is now covered with large paper sheets and four pages of court documents pasted on its glass doors when Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore visited the premises on Wednesday (14 February).
New K-pop group IN2IT recently celebrated the first 100 days of their debut during a showcase in Singapore on Friday (2 Feb). Ahead of the showcase at SOTA, Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore met with the eight lively members for an exclusive interview. IN2IT took turns sharing how they would ask someone out on Valentine's Day and Malaysian member Isaac also shared who was his best language student. Follow Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore on Facebook .
South Korean pop group Super Junior made a return to Singapore with their “Super Show 7” world concert tour on Saturday (27 Jan) at the Indoor Stadium.
For many fans in Singapore, crossing the Causeway to attend concerts or fan meetings in Malaysia is not an uncommon thing to do. According to Malaysian media reports, some fans in the 5,000-strong crowd at the Stadium Negara fainted because of the overcrowded environment, while others were injured because of the pushing which occurred in the first 10 minutes of the band’s performance.
South Korean actress Kim Yoo-jung is set to make a much-anticipated return to the small screen with an upcoming drama tentatively titled “Clean With Passion For Now”.
EXO-Ls, take note: South Korean boy band EXO is coming back to Singapore in March as part of their "EXO PLANET #4 –The EℓyXiOn–" world tour.
Jeon Tae-soo, famous for his roles in South Korean dramas such as “Sungkyunkwan Scandal” and “All My Love”, died at the age of 34 on Sunday (21 January), media reports said. In a statement to famous Korean entertainment forum Soompi, his agency, Haewadal Entertainment, said the actor had been undergoing treatments for his depression and was recently in discussions to return to acting. His family and friends plan to hold an intimate funeral for the late actor and hope that reporters will not be there. ...
Would your older sibling open a cafe for you? South Korean singer Seo Eun-kwang (Eunkwang) did just that with his new Korean dessert cafe in Singapore, which he opened together with two friends. Speaking to Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore on Thursday (18 January), the leader of K-pop group BTOB shared that his younger brother was one of the reasons for the cafe’s existence.
BTOB's Eun-kwang with his brother, Eun-chong, at his new cafe, PLUSEIGHTTWO in Singapore. Take a look inside the cafe here: PHOTOS: Inside BTOB Eunkwang's new cafe in Singapore Find out why the cafe's owners decided to set up shop here in our exclusive interview here . Follow Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore on Facebook .
Eunkwang, a member of K-pop boyband BTOB, has opened a cafe in Singapore together with his two friends, 27-year-old Kwak Keon-hee and 25-year-old Joey Tan. Open from 11am to 11pm every day, PLUSEIGHTTWO is located at the first floor of Rendezvous Gallery at Bras Basah.
Chinese online video platform iQiyi is set to launch a new talent survival reality show, “Idol Producer”, which will feature several top K-pop stars from China and Hong Kong. In addition to Chinese singer-songwriter Li Ronghao and Chinese-American rapper MC Jin, “Idol Producer” has also gotten several Chinese K-pop idols to appear on the show as ‘mentors’. GOT7’s Jackson Wang, EXO’s Lay, Cosmic Girls’ Cheng Xiao, Pristin’s Jieqiong are all slated to appear on the show, which will start airing on 19 January.
Popular K-pop girl group Miss A have officially disbanded, their management company JYP Entertainment announced on Wednesday (27 December). Miss A was known from 2010 to 2017 for their catchy dance-pop hits such “Bad Girl Good Girl”, “Hush”, “I Don’t Need A Man” and “Only You”. The four-member group was made up of Chinese members Fei and Jia, and Korean members Min and Suzy. Follow Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore on Facebook .
Popular K-pop girl group Miss A have officially disbanded, their management company JYP Entertainment announced on Wednesday (27 December). The four-member group was made up of Chinese members Fei and Jia, and Korean members Min and Suzy. Speculations of the group’s future together had already started when members Jia and Min left JYP Entertainment in May 2016 and April 2017 respectively.
Six of K-pop's biggest stars carried the coffin of fellow singer Kim Jong-Hyun to a hearse Thursday, after he died leaving behind a suicide note that spoke of his battle with loneliness and depression. Kim's body was taken to his funeral from the Asan Medical Centre in Seoul where it had been lying at rest. The procession was led by one of Kim's bandmates from SHINee -- among the country's top boy bands -- dressed in black bearing a plaque topped by a crucifix and reading "Kim Jong-Hyun, believer".
More than a thousand people turned up at Hong Lim Park on Wednesday (20 December) to pay tribute to Kim Jong-hyun, the main vocalist of K-pop group SHINee, who died on Monday. The memorial event in Singapore for the South Korean star, better known as Jonghyun, was among several held in countries such as the Philippines, US, Mexico and Chile. SHINee’s fans who were gathering at the park were mostly teenage girls and women in their twenties.
K-pop fans are slamming NBC after its Chicago station aired a clip of Korean boy band BTS during a segment about the death of Kim Jong-hyun, the lead vocalist of another group, SHINee. During their morning news show on Tuesday (19 December), NBC Chicago reported Jonghyun’s death, but instead of showing a clip or photo of the SHINee member, they used footage of BTS on The Ellen Show.
Celebrities both within and outside the realm of K-pop paid tribute on Tuesday (19 December) to the late Kim Jong-hyun, lead vocalist of South Korean pop group SHINee. Following news of his passing, many of his friends and fellow celebrities shared messages expressing their shock and sadness on social media. Singer-rapper Jay Park and actress Arden Cho, of Teen Wolf fame, were some of the many celebrities that shared condolences for Jonghyun’s family and friends.