The sixth edition of annually-held “Korea Festival” in Singapore took place over three days from October 25 to 27 at the Singapore Expo hall 5. Organized by The Embassy of the Republic of Korea, three groups of K-Pop artists- A Pink, NU’EST and A-Jax- were also in town to put up energetic performances for fans while actor Song Dong Il and actress Lee Chae Young greeted fans at the press conference and opening ceremony on the first day.
NU’EST, Lee Chae Young, Song Dong Il and A Pink at the press conference.
NU’EST recommended shopping at Dongdaemun and to try food such as kimbab and ddeokbboki when in Korea.
A Pink recommended Jeju island as the place to visit as the scenery there is beautiful.
NU’EST with Lee Chae Young.
Song Dong Il visited Singapore with his wife and son Song Joon, who appears in “Daddy, Where Are We Going?” program together with him.
Song Dong Il who made a special appearance only at the press conference and opening ceremony thanked fans for loving Korean dramas and movies, and the Korean culture. He also added, “When I go back to Korea I’m gonna tell them that Singapore is the cleanest country in the world! The people here are very friendly; I’ll definitely recommend Singapore (for filming a special episode of “Daddy, Where Are We Going?”). The best thing (about having my son on the program) is I get to hang out with him during the show. The bad thing is my son is getting a little spoilt,” drawing much laughter from the audience.
Baekho: Thank you so much for having us here, we feel so honored to be here. Please love K-Pop and NU’EST.
Aron: I would probably say “Beautiful Ghost” is my favorite song, it’s sort of dark and strong within the album.
Ren: My favorite song is “Don’t Wear Revealing Clothes” because I like the melody and the lyrics.
JR: My favorite song on this album is “Pretty”. We decided to introduce our song “Pretty” in Singapore for the first time.
Minhyun: My favorite song is “I’ll Love You More”; it’s a love song so everyone likes it.
Baekho: My favorite song is “Beautiful Ghost”; we really enjoy performing the song.
DJ Wallace from radio Love 972 with his co-host Lee Chae Young.
VIPs and artists posed for a group photo with Little Angels of Korea.
NU’EST who has made a comeback in August with “Sleep Talking” also gave the audience a preview of their showcase which would take place on the second day. The audience was then entertained and wowed by an impressive Taekwondo demonstration from the Hyun Taekwondo Academy. A Pink’s “Secret Garden in Singapore” concert kicked off immediately after.
The lovely ladies who were all decked out in pink polka dot dresses, belted out song after song in their saccharin sweet voices.
Thai fans don pink panda caps in support, and one of them was very lucky to be picked to receive a gift from the girls on stage.
The girls performed “I Don’t Know,” “My My,” “U You,” “Bubibu,” “Lovely Day,” “19th of April,” and “No No No“. Lucky fans who were picked in a draw not only took home A Pink’s autographed CDs, gifts prepared by the girls themselves but also received hugs and photos with them. Fans in the mosh pits also couldn’t contain their excitement; cheers and screams were heard throughout the girls’ performances.
Eunji is one of the most popular in the group.
The girls themselves had a fun time on stage too.
Bomi sending hearts to Pink Pandas.
Chorong picking out lucky fans.
Bomi, Chorong, Namjoo
Next: Day Two of “Vizit Korea” with NU’EST