South Korean singer and actor Yuk Sung-jae will be coming to Singapore to perform at ION Orchard’s outdoor fashion concert on 29 September, in line with celebrations for the mall’s eighth anniversary.
BTOB’s Yook Sung Jae attending ‘2016 F/W Seoul Fashion Week’. Could South Korean boyband singer and actor Yook Sung-jae be in Singapore on 29 September for ION’s ION8ight Anniversary Fashion Concert? ION Orchard teased in a Facebook post on Monday (7 August) that a mystery guest would be attending the event, and hinted that he is “from Korea and he will be serenading the audience with some of his hit songs”.
Following G-DRAGON’s concert in June, fellow BIGBANG member TAEYANG will be heading to Singapore for his own solo concert tour on 27 October, according to a Facebook post on TAEYANG’s official page on Thursday (10 August).
During a press conference for Korean movie 'The Battleship Island' in Singapore, popular K-pop star Song Joong-ki was asked if he would invite his co-stars and director to his upcoming wedding. Find out what he had to say in this video and read about what else happened at the press conference here: 'Soldier for 5 years' Song Joong-ki feels working with Song Hye-kyo in future 'won't be easy' You can also about the fan meet-and-greet here: Fans queue from 5am at Suntec City to catch 'Descendants of the Sun’ star Song Joong-ki 'The Battleship Island' opens in Singapore cinemas on 17 August.
Several hundred fans flooded the North Atrium of Suntec Tower Two on Tuesday evening (8 August) to catch a glimpse of South Korean star Song Joong-ki during a meet-and-greet session, part of promotions for his upcoming movie The Battleship Island.
South Korea heartthrob Song Joong-ki may have finished his two-years of mandatory military service in 2015, but the actor feels he’s “been a soldier for five years” thanks to his roles in “Descendants of the Sun” and more recently, “The Battleship Island”. “I feel like I have lived five years as a soldier,” Song said during a press conference for “The Battleship Island” on Tuesday (8 Aug).
South Korean singer and actor Kim Myung-soo, also known as L of popular K-pop boyband INFINITE, will be in Singapore on 23 Sept for a fan meeting.
The request by a Hong Kong-based pay-TV service operator to block website Dramanice for illegal streaming of Korean TV dramas was rejected by the Singapore High Court on Thursday (3 August).
Korean-American singer-songwriter Eric Nam, who speaks English, Korean, Spanish and Mandarin, tells us about his plans to release songs in other languages, the weirdest thing about achieving fame and how he deals with it. Read about his concert in Singapore: Korean-American singer Eric Nam keeps fans laughing at first Singapore concert
Korean-American singer-songwriter Eric Nam made his first appearance in Singapore over the last weekend of July, keeping fans entertained with his unique blend of western humour and K-pop magic. Armed with his witty comments, deadpan humour and exaggerated expressions, the 28-year-old kept the 800-strong audience laughing throughout his hour-and-a-half concert.
Have you ever loved something so much you just had to stick a hammer in your mouth? That's how one devoted K-pop fan felt. 14-year-old Kaley was inspired to display her passion for the band BTS during a conversation with her friend. SEE ALSO: Snake owner calls 911: 'I have a boa constrictor stuck to my face' "I was sending her pictures of one of them, [and] he’s good-looking," she told BuzzFeed News . "So I sent it and said, ‘He’s so beautiful I could shove a hammer in my mouth.’" Of course, her friend challenged her to follow through on that assertion. And, of course, Kaley ended up with a hammer stuck in her mouth. how do u tell ur mom that u got a hammer stuck in ur mouth pic.twitter.com/JzPmehLfP0 — kaley (@guillctine) July 26, 2017 Kaley told BuzzFeed that she got the hammer out 10 minutes later, and then put it back in a couple times to show her friends. Since then, she's added a hammer to her display name on Twitter. @guillctine did you really .. pic.twitter.com/9Os7ZzureQ — Theo (@sunnwillrise) July 29, 2017 @MCHammer are you proud https://t.co/v911t6b7HW — kaley (@guillctine) July 29, 2017 And really, who could blame her? how could you NOT attempt to eat a hammer because of him he's so adorable pic.twitter.com/5RLJb2Owom — kaley (@guillctine) July 28, 2017 WATCH: Truck overflows with dough on freeway as heat and hilarity rises
McDonald’s in Malaysia has been cashing in on the love for Korean dramas by creating hilarious ads for their new Spicy Korean Burger. Launched on Tuesday (25 July, the same Singaporeans mourned the end of the Nasi Lemak Burger), the Spicy Korean Burger has a kimchi-seasoned beef patty, mixed vegetables, grilled onions and cheese in a charcoal bun. To promote the burger, McDonald’s Malaysia released three posters with titles that are a play on popular Korean drama titles, “Descendants of the Sun”, “My Love From The Stars” and “Boys Over Flowers”.
K-pop group Seventeen will be returning to Singapore for a concert on 9 Sept (Friday) at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre Halls 601-604 at 7.30pm, concert organiser IME announced last Friday (21 July). Priced from $118 for CAT 4 to $248 for CAT 1, and the VIP package at $308 (all excluding $4 ticket booking fees), tickets will be sold via Apactix and all SingPost outlets. All VIP package ticket holders will get an official concert lanyard, as well as receive a hi-touch (gentle high-five) with Seventeen. ...
UPDATE: Online video service Viu said it has removed the drama from its platform. South Korean broadcaster MBC issued an apology on Friday (21 July) over its most recent drama, “Man Who Dies To Live”, after it was slammed online over its portrayal of Muslims. In the show, which stars Choi Min-soo as the main lead, there are scenes of women who appear to be Muslim wearing hijabs in bikinis.
Popular Korean actress Park Shin-hye, known for her roles in dramas such as “Doctors”, “Pinocchio” and “The Heirs”, was in Singapore to celebrate the launch of Korean beauty brand Mamonde on Friday (21 July). The 27-year-old is currently on her Asia fan meeting tour, and visited Hong Kong before dropping by Singapore.
Two members of veteran South Korean K-pop group Shinhwa, Minwoo and Andy, made a surprise appearance in Singapore on Wednesday (19 July) to film an episode of their online food and travel programme, “One Night Food Trip”. The episode was streamed live from the live-streaming app, V Live at 7pm.
South Korean artiste T.O.P, a member of popular K-pop group BIGBANG, on Thursday (20 July) received a 10-month jail sentence, suspended for two years, for smoking marijuana. T.O.P, whose real name is Choi Seung-hyun, received a lighter jail sentence as per the prosecution’s request during his first court hearing on 29 June. The Seoul Central District Court found him guilty of all four charges of smoking marijuana with 21-year-old female trainee, Han Seo-hee, at his home between 9 and 12 October 2016.
Popular K-pop group B.A.P will be returning to Singapore for a concert on 18 August (Friday) at the MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands at 7.30pm, concert organiser Multimedia Entertainment announced last Wednesday (12 July). Priced from $148 for CAT 3 to $288 for CAT 1 (all excluding $4 ticket booking fees), tickets will be sold via the Sistic and Marina Bay Sands website. CAT 1 ticket holders will get an autographed album and one ‘perk’, which is either to receive a hi-touch (gentle high-five) with B.A.P or take a photo with the band in groups of 10.
Han Hyun-min has been making waves for being South Korea’s first Korean-African model, a rarity in the country that is commonly known for its homogenous ideals of beauty. Speaking to Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore in an interview on Friday (14 July), Han explained, “To become a baseball player, a lot of money is needed. Born to a Nigerian father and South Korean mother, Han has spoken openly about the racism he faced while growing up in South Korea, where a majority of its over 50 million people identify as ethnic Koreans.
One of South Korea's hottest YouTube stars is a 70-year-old grandmother whose cool, undaunted style and hilarity are a breath of fresh air in a social media universe that exalts youth and perfect looks. ...
Eunhyuk, member of popular K-pop group Super Junior, was discharged from the military on Wednesday morning (12 July). According to AllKpop, around 1,000 fans, along with Super Junior members Lee Teuk, Yesung, Shindong and Donghae, gathered to welcome Eunhyuk back from completing his military service.
Teenage male model Han Hyun-Min's long legs and powerful strut have made him a rising star on South Korean catwalks, but his agent knew there would be a problem in the ethnically homogenous country: he is half black. "A dark-skinned fashion model like Han was unheard of in South Korea, so recruiting him was a big gamble," said agent Youn Bum. Now Han is posing for top glossy magazines as the country's first black fashion model.
Footage from a video shared on Facebook shows the leader of popular Korean group BIGBANG performing the song “A Boy”, failing to notice an opening in the stage behind him, which was meant for a stage lift.