Korea Boy Band FT ISLAND to perform in Singapore after 2 years!

After 2 years of waiting, Korean boy band FT ISLAND, will come back agaon to Singapore. FT ISLAND  stands for Five Treasure ISLAND, consists of five members – Choi Jong-Hun (guitar and keyboard), Lee Hong-Gi (lead vocals), Lee Jae-Jin (bass and vocals), Song Seung-Hyun (guitar and vocals) and Choi Min- Hwan (drums). These 5 members have been acclaimed for not only their good looks but also for their talent.

FT ISLAND gave K-pop band a new definition as they dominate the music industry with their rocking spirit and 6 years of impressive stage presence. Their last concert [PLAY! FTISLAND In Singapore] received numerous good feedback from local media with a flawless stage to the crowd which earn a lot of praise!

After their TAKE FTISLAND tour and the tremendous Arena Tour with over 100,000 audiences, FT ISLAND is back again with more powerful and enhanced performance! This concert will be one that brings FT ISLAND closer to the audience who will fully enjoy the live stage as they breathe and sing along with FT ISLAND. It will also give fans with the best moment to get close to FT ISLAND and this concert also signifies a gift specially-dedicated to all fans that have supported and been with FT ISLAND all these years.

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Vizit Korea 2nd and 3rd day: with NUE’ST, A-JAX & Lee Chae Young

2nd Day – 26th of November

The handsome and charismatic boys of NU’EST is back in Singapore to heat up the second day of Vizit Korea held at Singapore Expo Hall 5B, they sang in total of a whopping 10 songs from their latest and previous albums filled with powerful and sleek dance moves. During the interview, NU’EST expressed that they are very happy to be able to perform in Singapore again and being able to represent Korea at such a festival.

Aron fluently said in English that Singapore is a beautiful country and that the fans are beautiful too. He also said that NUE’ST would like to try Singapore delicacies such as chicken rice and chili crab. Baekho mentioned that he would love to visit the Singapore Flyer.

When they were asked to suggest interesting Korean traditional games that they like, Baekho and Aron suggested games like Yut Nori, Kite flying, and Jegichagi.

Lucky fans that won the lucky draw were able to get a group photo with NUE’ST, autographed CDs with posters, and a hug from them. When the MC asked Aron to announce the winners home addresses, he looked confused but ended up saying the it in a funny way which cause laughter from the crowd.

Before the end of the showcase, NUE’ST gave 5 lucky fans their own personal item as an expression of gratitude for supporting them. Those personal items are T-shirt, compass, striped tee and a bag pack. They ended up their showcase with a hi5 session with all the fans in the mosh pits!

NUE’ST gave a lot of sweet fan services to the fans during the performances. They are serious and charismatic during the performances but playful when they are interacting with the fans. The sweet boys always give heart sign, peace sign and even blowing kisses to the fans.

3rd Day – 27th of November

A-JAX rocked up the last day of Vizit Korea by singing 6 songs in total. With powerful fierce dance and also charismatic performance, they heated up the atmosphere with loud screams from A-LIGHTs (A-JAX Official Fanclub). They did not just sing not their own songs but also from the popular Korean drama – ‘Boys over Flowers’ drama OST “Because I’m Stupid” which was originally sang by their label mate, SS501.

During the interview, A-JAX mentioned that they want to try to Singapore’s chili crab and said that they would eat it after finishing the showcase. The MC also asked them to recommend places to go in Korea, in which Hyojun and Yunyoung recommend Insadong and Hongdae since Insadong are famous for the souvenirs and Hongdae are famous for delicious yet cheap street food. Fans cheered very loudly when A-JAX said that they would like to bring them on a date there.

Some A-JAX member’s juicy secrets were also revealed here! Hyeongkon the leader revealed that room mate Seungjin often sleep talk! While Yunyoung shared an interesting fact that Hyojun would dance while sleeping. He said that he probably does it because of their upcoming comeback, as they have been practicing really hard for it.

The fans then shouted loudly requesting for A-JAX to do aegyo, in which the members asked Seungjin – who is one of the youngest in the 7 member boy band to do it. The excited and loud scream of approval from fans then roared through the venue.

Signed CDs were given to lucky fans by playing a game of rock-paper-scissors with A-JAX! The members were divided into 3 groups of 2 to play with each part of the audience. While waiting for their turn, the other members would interact with the other fans first at the other section and some would even pose to the sea of cameras and does cute and sweet fan services such as making heart shapes, winking and even gathering together to take pictures.

Before the showcase ended with a hi5 session, fans present celebrated Seungyub‘s birthday, which happened a few days before the showcase. All the fans sing him a birthday song as he made a wish. Before leaving the stage after the hi5 session, Hyeongkon said that they will come to Singapore again next time and hope that all the fans in Singapore would support their new album and song – ‘Snake‘ as well.

The session continues with “The Grand Heist” movie premier together with actress Lee Chae Young who starred in the movie as Seol-Hwa, who played as a gisaeng and a spy. She was asked about the most memorable events she remembered and experienced while filming the movie, in which she revealed that she have to wear winter clothes and act that the environment is very cold when it is actually summer time during the filming. On the topic on Singapore food, she said that she have tried Singapore chili crab and wanton soup while she was touring. Wrapping up for the ending, she revealed that she had a lot of fun while filming this movie, and hope that Singaporeans would enjoy this movie as it is a very humorous movie.

We would like to thank MediaCorp VizPro for inviting us to Korea Festival 2013 – Vizit Korea!

Photo by Z | Article by VP

 

Vizit Korea Day 1: A-Pink Cheer Fans With Their Sweet Songs

The gorgeous girls of A-Pink were in town on  the 25th of November to perform and greet fans at their showcase on day 1 of Vizit Korea! They sang two songs namely “I Don’t Know” and “BUBIBU” before they did an introduction of themselves and a short interview to allow the audience  to know them better. During the interview, Namjoo confessed that she like the view of Marina Bay Sand’s Infinite Pool, and would love to go to the pool if she has the chance.

A-Pink is known as one of the popular K-pop groups in Singapore, many Pink Pandas (A-Pink’s official fan club name) gather around the mini showcase area held at the Singapore Expo Hall 5B, it was almost a full house! The MC then asked A-Pink on their opinion of the most popular member in Singapore, and the members said that its either Bomi or Hayoung.

They then continue their mini showcase by singing 2 more songs, “My My” and “U You”. The performances were filled will fan services as they were shooting heart shapes and adorable winks to the audience. Aren’t the lovely girls of A-Pink really sweet and nice?

The girls then had a short break and the MC asked about what their views on fans here in Singapore. Leader Chorong said that she feels that they really are passionate and friendly! Delighted fans were happily cheering after that which made her shy.

Continuing their mini showcase with “Lovely Day” and “Like a Dream”, they then took a break to give away signed CDs for lucky fans who won through the lucky draw contest which was personally picked by A-Pink. They left many fans filled with envy as those lucky fans did not just received autographed CDs but also a hug from a member and a group photo with A-Pink! Thoughtful Bomi then suggested a group picture with all the fans present!

Before the showcase comes to the end, A-Pink performed their latest song “No No No” which was filled with loud fan chants. Each member from A-Pink were also able to personally choose lucky fans to give out 12 sets of cosmetics together with a group photo with the beautiful girls of A-Pink. Before they left the stage, A-Pink promised Singapore Pink Pandas that they will come again next time. So do look forward to their next visit!

Many thanks to MediaCorp VizPro for inviting us to Korea Festival 2013 – Vizit Korea!

Photo by Z | Article by VP

Korea Festival 2013 – Vizit Korea: Press Conference

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Presenting three hottest K-pop groups and famous Korean performers and entertainers into Singapore, Korea Festival 2013 – Vizit Korea was aiming to maintain good bilateral relationship between South Korea and Singapore and to introduce Korean cultures more to the audiences, as it was said by Ms. Yeo Mui Sung, Chairman of MediaCorp VizPro International, Pte. Ltd. alongside with Mr. Yoon Jaewoong, Counselor of Press and Culture Embassy of Republic of Korea, during the press conference commences of the event.

Nu’est, Lee Chae Young, Song Dong II, and Apink were chosen as the representative speakers. Not to forget that A-Jax would also hold their showcase on the last day on the event.
Bringing his family along, Song Dong Il who was casted in one of the top dramas of 2012, ‘Reply 1997’ along with Apink’s Jung Eunji, felt honored to be able to present his country and told his first experience in Singapore. “Thank you! I love Singapore!” speaking in English, he told the audiences who came to enjoy the performances. Moreover, he proudly introduced his lovely daughter, Sung Bin, and his son, Sung Jun, who is casted in one of most popular variety shows nowadays, ‘Dad, Where Are You Going?’ with him.

While being asked what was the good and bad things having his own son on the show, he jokingly said that it was a good thing that he can hang out with him every time. “But after he started to be on the show, he became a little bit more spoilt,” he shyly confessed. He also hoped to not only be able to introduce Korea in Singapore but also introduce Singapore in Korea in the future.
Model and actress, Lee Chae Young, who would also host the day’s event and introduce her movie on the last day, told the audience that for now she felt more comfortable with acting even though many people would agree that she is good at both modeling and acting. As when she was asked the title of her movie which she would introduce, she laughed and asked the audience to anticipate it.

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Bomi and Naeun from Apink expressed their gratefulness for all who came to the event and feelings to represent their country to introduce Korean cultures especially with their music. They really hoped people could learn Korean cultures and love K-pop more and also to enjoy the upcoming performances later on.

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Opening with their unique group greeting, Aron the oldest member from Nu’est also expressed their gratefulness to be invited to such an event. “It’s an honor to be here, and we hope you guys could learn more about Korean cultures, foods, and people so make sure you guys are excited today.” he said in fluent English. For the first day’s event, Nu’est would be performing one song and they would be holding their showcase the next day. They also promised to sing ‘Yeoppo’ live for the first time during their showcase tomorrow.

Aron recommended to go shopping at Dongdaemun in Korea and try the original Korean food when visiting Korea whilst members of Apink preferred to recommend Jeju island if you have a chance to visit Korea someday as they felt that it is a beautiful island and the sceneries are really breathtaking. As for the variety skills, Bomi and Ren were chosen by the members from each group. “Ren has the best variety skills as he imitates girl group dances very well.” said Aron.

Many thanks to MediaCorp VizPro and Vizit Korea for inviting us to Korea Festival 2013 – Vizit Korea.

Photo and Article by: Amelia

130906 Lee Seung Gi ”The Brilliant Show” in Singapore: Press Conference

060913 Lee Seung Gi ”The Brilliant Show” in Singapore

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130827 Etude House Pink Play Party in Singapore – SHINee

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