Netflix To Premiere The Highly Anticipated K-drama “Mr. Sunshine” on July 7

(Source: Netflix)

Upcoming K-drama Mr. Sunshine will premiere exclusively on Netflix starting July 7, with episodes streaming on the same day of its Korean broadcast in the U.S. and Asian territories excluding Korea. The series will also premiere in Japan on July 8 and the rest of the world on July 19.

Anticipations have been rising for Mr. Sunshine, a drama that is written by Kim Eun-sook (known for her works “Goblin”, “Descendants of the Sun”, “The Heirs”, “Secret Garden”, and many more) and directed by Lee Eung-bok (known to have directed “Goblin”, “Descendants of the Sun”, “School 2013”, “Dream High 2”, “Dream High”, and many more). The drama will also mark the continuing partnership between writer Kim and director Lee.

Based in Shinmiyangyo, or the US expedition to Korea in the late 19th century, Mr. Sunshine tells the story of a Korean boy born into a family of a house servant running away to board an American warship, later to return to his homeland as a US marine officer. He ironically falls in love with an aristocrat’s daughter and discovers the dark scheme to colonize the country that he once ran away from.

(Source: Netflix)

Veteran actor Lee Byung-hun will take on the role of the US marine officer Eugene Choi, while Kim Tae-ri who came into the spotlight with The Handmaiden, will play the aristocrat’s daughter, Go Ae-sin. Yoo Yeon-seok, Kim Min-jung, and Byun Yo-han also join the cast playing key roles within the story.

Be sure not to miss the premiere of Mr. Sunshine on Netflix this July 7 for Singapore Netflix subscribers!

(Source: Netflix)


WIN Tickets To Catch Lee Seung Gi At His Upcoming Fan Meeting In Singapore

Korean actor and heartthrob Lee Seung Gi will be making a long-awaited return to Singapore on 7 July 2018 to hold his Fan Meeting. This will be his first appearance in Singapore after five years, and fans can look forward to spend an exciting evening with Lee Seung Gi while getting to know him more through the stage activities.

Although VIP tickets to the Fan Meeting were already snapped up, there are still available tickets for other categories via APACTIX. Don’t miss the opportunity to catch Lee Seung Gi in Singapore, who is best known for his lead role in hit dramas “A Korean Odyssey“, “You’re All Surrounded“, “Gu Family Book“, “My Girlfriend Is A Nine-Tailed Fox“, “Brilliant Legacy“, and many more.

Stand a chance to WIN a pair of Cat 2 tickets to catch Lee Seung Gi in Singapore! 2 winners will be picked to walk away with a pair of Cat 2 tickets each (worth $356/pair)!

Simply follow the steps below to participate:

  1. Follow @HallyuSG on Instagram
  2. Leave a comment on our Instagram contest post and tell us which is your all-time favourite drama by Lee Seung Gi and why.
  3. Tag a friend you would bring along to catch Lee Seung Gi at the Fan Meeting

Terms & Conditions
– Only single entry is allowed per Instagram account.
– Contest is open to International fans for participation as well, but does not include any other expenses such as accommodation or air ticket.
– Complimentary tickets are strictly prohibited for sale. Any winner caught reselling the tickets will have their tickets forfeited immediately and banned from future contests.
– The giveaway will end on 4 July 2018, 1800 hrs. Winners will be announced on the Instagram post itself within the following 24 hrs after contest has ended.

Details of 2018 Lee Seung Gi in Singapore:
Date: July 7th, 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 7pm
Ticket Price: (exclude booking fee)
VIP S$248 (SOLD OUT) / CAT 1 $218 / CAT 2 $178 / Cat 3 $138
Ticketing ChannelAPACTIX

For more information on the Fan Meeting, visit here.



BROTHER OF THE YEAR’s Director And Main Cast Nichkhun, Sunny & Yaya To Visit Singapore Next Monday, 2 July

The Director and cast of 2018’s best-selling Thai movie BROTHER OF THE YEAR is coming to Singapore on 2nd July!

All three leading actors including Sunny Suwanmethanon (from I FINE..THANK YOU..LOVE YOU, etc), Nichkhun Buck Horvejkul (from SEVEN SOMETHING and Korean boyband 2PM), Urassaya Sperbund and Director Vithaya Thongyuyong will be in town for a series of movie promotional events. Singapore will be the first country outside of Thailand where the three main leads and Director come together to promote this latest romance-comedy.

During their whirlwind trip to Singapore, the trio and Director Bon will be attending BROTHER OF THE YEAR Press Conference, BROTHER OF THE YEAR Meet & Greet public event at Bugis+ Atrium and BROTHER OF THE YEAR Gala Premiere at GV max, Golden Village VivoCity.

Tickets to the Gala Premiere have been sold out, but fans can still catch a glimpse of the movie stars and Director at the public Meet & Greet event. The movie opens in cinemas on 12 July with sneak previews from 6 – 8 July.

Details of BROTHER OF THE YEAR Meet & Greet Event:
Date: July 2, 2018 (Monday)
Venue: Bugis+ Main Atrium, Level 2
Time: 6PM

Movie Synopsis:
Starring Sunny, Nichkhun and Yaya, BROTHER OF THE YEAR tells the story of Jane (Yaya) and her annoying older brother Chut (Sunny), who always ruin her romantic relationships. It is no surprise when Jane meets the perfect boyfriend Moji (Nichkhun), Chut goes all out to put a stop to anything that makes his little sister happy!

Check out the trailers of the movie and stay tuned to our social media channels as we’ll be sharing some live updates from the press conference on 2 July!


EVERYTHING You Need To Know About HallyuPopFest 2018 In Singapore

(In Photo: Wanna One) (Source: HallyuPopFest 2018)

The wait is finally over! For the past one month, the festival had been releasing and teasing the artiste line-up on their social media, and today (27 Jun) the organisers have confirmed more details such as the festival schedule and ticketing information. We will summarise everything into this page for your easy reference because it’s really extensive:

What is HallyuPopFest 2018?

HallyuPopFest is said to be the biggest K-pop music festival in South East Asia, and it will be staged in Singapore for the first time and over 3 days from 7 to 9 September 2018. The festival will feature over 100 K-pop idols, 111 to be exact, who will perform at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

It will be hosted by Korean-American singer-songwriter Eric Nam, and daily activities range from Global Auditions in the morning and throughout the day, followed by Afternoon Showcases and Red Carpet, and ending off with the festival’s finale Evening Concert, which promised power-packed performances that will go on for at least 3 hours daily.

(In photo: Eric Nam)

Who will be performing at the Festival?

The line-up is pretty amazing looking at the star-studded performer list, featuring Wanna One for two nights, as they are slated to prepare a different performance setlist for each night, and other headliners such as Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon, NCT 127, BTOB, Apink, Heize, EXID, and many more.

Fans can also look forward to up and coming groups such as UNB, Momoland, VICTON, Dreamcatcher, ONF and more, many of whom will be performing in Singapore for the first time. Check out the complete festival schedule below!

(Source: HallyuPopFest 2018)

What are the Ticket Prices & Fan Entitlements?

There are five standard ticket categories ranging from Cat 1 to Cat 5 (Single day: From S$148 to $298 per day), and the ultimate Daebak! Pass premium tickets. All ticket holders (Cat 1 to Cat 5 and Daebak! Passes) will be entitled to FREE showcase entry aside from the evening concert, applicable for same day activities only.

EXAMPLE: If you purchase the Day 1 ticket (7 Sep), you will be entitled access to Day 1’s afternoon showcases and evening concert. Oh yes, Red Carpet* as well. That’s a pretty good steal. (*Note: Red Carpet will be open to the public too)

(Source: HallyuPopFest 2018)

What about the Daebak! Pass?

Daebak! Pass belongs to the premium category where you can get access to all the fan entitlements that Cat 1 to Cat 5 ticket holders receive, and on top of that, Priority Access to the showcases & concerts, a Dedicated Daebak! VIP Standing zone (red carpet & evening concert), Hi-Touch and Group Photo opportunities, exclusive Daebak! lanyard & pass, and the exclusive goodie bag that comes with it. Prices are S$498 per day and passes are very limited as well — definitely not cheap but it’s really for those who can afford it. (On the looks of it, it’s kinda similar to KCON NY, but KCON is priced much higher for their Diamond/Platinum packages.)

Daebak! (in Korean) = Something Amazing/Awesome  So ticket holders of this premium category, you can expect really up-close interactions with your favourite idols at the festival!

(*Note: Fans are not able to select which idol group/artiste for the Hi-touch and photo opportunity) (Source: HallyuPopFest 2018)

What is the Global Auditions all about?

For the first time ever in Singapore and South East Asia, three of Korea’s biggest K-Entertainment companies Cube Entertainment, Starship Entertainment and Jellyfish Entertainment will be partnering with HallyuPopFest to hold individual global auditions on different days of the festival.

(Source: HallyuPopFest 2018)

If you are an aspiring singer/dancer/actor/actress, you may like to note that the Head of Recruitment from the respective agencies will personally be in town to search for budding talents in the region! This is a dream too good to be true, but yes IT IS TRUEAll ticket holders, regardless of the ticket category, will be entitled to register for all 3 days of auditions. Of course, you’ll have to practice hard and send in your audition video clip for a chance to be shortlisted for the actual auditions by the Korean Entertainment companies at HallyuPopFest.

(NOTE: Auditions will be held in the morning and throughout the day, closed-door. If you are a shortlisted applicant, you will hear from the event organisers on where and what time to report for the actual audition. Find out more on the auditions here.)

If you didn’t already know, the K-Entertainment companies house really notable and talented artistes like your favourite idols, such as:

  • Cube Entertainment: BTOB, HyunA, Jo Kwon, PENTAGON, CLC, Wanna One’s Lai Kuan Lin, (G)I-DLE, and more
  • Starship Entertainment: Soyou, MONSTA X, Boyfriend, K.Will, Jeong Sewoon, Yu Seungwoo, Cosmic Girls (WJSN), and more
  • Jellyfish Entertainment: VIXX, gugudan, actress Jung So-min, Kim Ye-won, and more

When will Tickets go on Sale?

Public ticket sales for all categories, including single day Daebak! passes, will be available from 7 July (Saturday), 10am onwards (based on local time) via the following channels:

  • Online Booking:
  • Hotline Booking: +65 3158 7888
  • Others: Singapore Indoor Stadium Box Office, The Star Performing Arts Centre Box Office, Scotts Square Concierge Desk and all SingPost outlets

There will also be a 1-day priority sale for fans who wish to get the best tickets in the house for ALL 3 days. The only catch is, the 3-day pack is only applicable to CAT 1 tickets and Daebak! Passes, and they have to be purchased by the same category. In other words, either a 3-day CAT 1 package (S$298 x 3 days = S$894) or 3-day Daebak! Pass package (S$498 x 3 days = S$1,494), before booking fees. (UPDATE: There will be a 5% priority discount for these 3-day packs, exclusively on 6 July during the priority sale only)

The 1-day priority sale will be on 6 July (Friday) from 10am to 11.59pm (based on local time) via the same booking channels. Check out the seating layout below!

Interesting To Know

Even though this inaugural festival will be held for the first time in Singapore and South East Asia, it is interesting to know that HallyuPopFest 2018 is curated by H.A.H. Entertainment, a homegrown firm backed with two decades of experience in the entertainment business.

The festival will also be produced by Flax & Co., who is the production company behind other notable music events such as the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic’s K-pop Concert, MBC’s ‘Asian Music Network @ DMC Festival’ as well as MU:CON 2017. Definitely sounds very promising ahead!

Have any other Questions?

Didn’t managed to find an answer here to the questions you have? Head over to the Festival’s website @ to read all the FAQs or you can also follow them on their official social media handles:
Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

We will keep all future updates pertaining to the festival on this page so check back often if you need to refer to the latest updates!


[K-MOVIE] South Korea’s No.1 Action Blockbuster “Believer” To Be Screened In Singapore This July

The fastest Korean movie to reach 3 million moviegoers at the Korean box office this year, Believer (독전) is an action crime film that is a remake of the 2012 Johnnie To’s film Drug War.

Having maintained its top position at the box office for 12 consecutive days, the film was also placed at No.1 for the highest grossing Korean movie in 2018. It stars Cho Jin-woongRyu Jun-yeol, Kim Sung-ryung, Park Hae-joon, Cha Seung-won and the late Kim Joo-hyuk.

Film Synopsis:
Detective Jo Won-ho (Cho Jin-woong) is determined to catch the mysterious ‘Mr Lee’, the infamous leader of Asia’s largest drug market. But to track down Mr Lee, Won Ho must work with Rak (Ryu Jun-yeol), a drug cartel member who seeks revenge against Mr Lee.

An endless dilemma between trust and suspicion begins.

Title: Believer (독전)
Genre: Action Crime
Cast: Cho Jin-woong, Ryu Jun-yeol, Kim Sung-ryung, Park Hae-joon, Cha Seung-won and Kim Joo-hyuk
Directed by: Lee Hae-young
Run Time: 123 mins
Singapore Release Date: 5 July 2018

Check out the movie trailer and catch the film on the big screen as it opens in Singapore cinemas from 5 July 2018!


Girls’ Generation’s Yoona To Make An Appearance In Singapore On 21 July 2018

Girls’ Generation’s Yoona will be visiting Singapore as a brand spokesperson for H:CONNECT on 21 July 2018, as shared on the brand’s official Facebook page.

Many K-pop stars have been seen decking out in H:CONNECT outfits, such as Girls’ Generation, Uee, BoA, f(x) and SHINee, as the brand introduces fashion in chic and contemporary styles. Yoona will be promoting H:CONNECT’s new Summer collection that focuses on vibrant and lively summer styles, which is currently available in stores.

H:CONNECT is giving fans an opportunity to meet Yoona in person at the outdoor Fan-Meeting session which will be held at Bugis Junction! Here’s how you can attend the event:

  • Spend S$80* – Get 1 ticket to attend the H:CONNECT x YOONA Fan Meeting + 1 free YOONA poster
  • Spend $120* – Get 1 ticket to attend the H:CONNECT x YOONA Fan Meeting + 1 free H:CONNECT baseball cap
  • Spend $260^ – Stand the chance to MEET & GET YOONA’s AUTOGRAPH on stage
  • Spend $320^ – Stand the chance to get STYLED BY YOONA or Receive a special YOONA AUTOGRAPHED GIFT


  • *Single receipt member spending valid from 22 June – 21 July @ Bugis Junction and 22 June – 15 July @
  • ^Cumulative member spending valid from 22 June – 15 July
  • Promotion valid for H:Members only
  • Tickets and gifts subject to availability.
  • Other T&Cs apply.

Shop H:CONNECT at Bugis Junction #01-101 or online at!

Girls’ Generation last visited Singapore as a group five years ago in 2013, where they held their sold-out world tour ‘Girls & Peace’. Watch this space as we keep you updated on her upcoming appearance in Singapore!


SEVENTEEN Set To Bring Their ‘Ideal Cut’ Concert To Singapore Indoor Stadium

SEVENTEEN will be making a return to Singapore for their ‘Ideal Cut’ concert on 21 September 2018.

The 13-member boy group has been gaining massive popularity for their catchy hit songs like “Thanks”, “Clap”, “Don’t Wanna Cry”, “Very Nice” and more, and are set to embark on their Asia tour to cities including Hong Kong, Jakarta, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Manila and Taipei. In popular demand, SEVENTEEN has also sold out 4 nights of concerts in Seoul which will kick off from June 28 to July 1.

Details of 2018 SEVENTEEN Concert ‘Ideal Cut’ in Singapore
Date: September 21st, 2018 (Friday)
Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium
Time: 8pm
Ticket Pricing: (Exclude booking fee)
S$288 (VIP) / $228 / $188 / $98

Tickets to the Singapore concert will go on sale on 1st July from 12pm onwards (based on local timing) via SportsHubTix. VIP ticket holders will stand a chance to win a Sound Check pass through a lucky draw, more info to be announced by Fast Track Events. There will also be a priority sale for Singtel mobile customers from 28th June, 10am to 30th June, 11.59pm. (Check out Singtel’s FB page for the promo code)

Stay tuned to our social media channels for the latest updates of the concert!

Show Review

[COVER] TWICE Transformed Their 2nd Concert In Singapore To A Magical Fantasy Park

TWICE returned to Singapore to hold their 2nd tour “TWICELAND Zone 2” Fantasy Park at Indoor Stadium last weekend, a venue that was twice as large compared to their 1st concert here.

Attracting over 8,500 concert-goers this year, TWICE’s 2nd tour in Singapore marked their first Southeast Asia stop after wrapping up their 3-day concert (18-20 May) in Korea.

At the press conference, the girls shared that they were extremely grateful and honoured to return after a year, as they looked forward to meet double amount of fans at the concert.

Compared to last year’s show, TWICE revealed that they have prepared many new songs as well as various unit stages for the fans.

When asked about their favorite song out of all releases, Momo chose ‘TT‘ as it’s a track that gained them more fans and fame, and people were able to follow the catchy tunes and dance moves well. On the other hand, Dahyun picked ‘Like Ooh-Ahh‘ as it’s their debut song which holds a special meaning to her.

Following their sold-out show in Singapore last year, TWICE opened their 2nd concert to a great fanfare with ‘You In My Heart‘, achieving a dreamy and magical stage just like what their tour name suggests, a Fantasy Park.

During the 3-hour concert, fans were treated to hot performances featuring TWICE’s hit songs, such as ‘Like Ooh-Ahh‘, ‘Cheer Up‘, ‘Likey‘, ‘Signal‘ and more.

The girls also belted out special performances and unit stages that got ONCEs screaming for more, including Dahyun‘s solo version of ‘Dahyunism‘ (Rain’s ‘Rainism’), Tzuyu+Jihyo+Momo‘s stunning cover of Beyoncé’s ‘End of Time‘, Jeongyeon & Nayeon‘s perfect duet of Baek Ji-young’s ‘My Ear’s Candy‘, and Sana+Mina+Chaeyoung‘s retro and cute version of Wax’s ‘Oppa‘.

While ONCEs came prepared with their fan-chants and lightsticks, TWICE brought the show down with more fan-favourite tracks such as ‘Knock Knock‘, ‘Only You‘, ‘TT‘, ‘Heartshaker‘ and ‘One In A Million‘.

Ending their concert on a nostalgic note with an acoustic version of ‘What Is Love?‘, TWICE asked fans to anticipate their upcoming summer comeback and promised to return to Singapore again in the near future.

In case you missed our live Twitter updates during the concert, check out some highlights on our Twitter and Instagram!

Press Conference Photos: Nicole
Concert Photos: ONE Production


Interview: Getting To Know More About Euna Kim and Jeon Minju from KHAN

Euna Kim and Jeon Minju from KHAN recently made their debut as a duo on May 23 and sat down for an interview with us, where they chatted about their debut and new single “I’m Your Girl“, first impressions of each other, nicknames and more.

Having debuted in the past together, both artistes were from former K-pop girl group The Ark, and are currently promoting together as a duo under Maroo Entertainment. Euna Kim was known to have participated in several talent competitions and survival programs such as Superstar K3, Unpretty Rapstar (Season 3), and most recently, The Unit, where she emerged as the 10th in place and barely missed the opportunity to debut in UNI.T.

(Photo: Maroo Entertainment)

On the other hand, Minju previously appeared on K-pop Star 2 and 6, where she made it to the Top 4 list in Season 6 of the show. Despite taking a longer route than many idols, both of them finally reunited as a duo and named their group “KHAN”, making an anticipated return with their debut single “I’m Your Girl”.

Check out the full interview with KHAN below as they shared more about their group name too! (Disclaimer: All rights reserved to HallyuSG. DO NOT repost or edit without permission. Change the settings to view the video in HD!)

Follow KHAN’s official channels at:
Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Youtube


Eric Nam To Be Back In Singapore This September As A Host For HallyuPopFest, The Biggest K-Pop Music Extravaganza in South East Asia

This September, get yourselves ready for HallyuPopFest 2018, the biggest K-pop music extravaganza set to take place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium for 3 days from 7 to 9 September 2018.

The inaugural festival will see more than 100 K-pop artistes performing at one venue, featuring various activities throughout the day, including global auditions, daily showcases, Meet & Greet sessions, Hi-Touch sessions, red carpet event and the evening concert. To top it off, HallyuPopFest has also invited Eric Nam, the Korean-American singer-songwriter and pop star to be the host for all 3 days of the festival.

Latest Update as of 27 June 2018: 

Artistes line-up:

  • BTOB
  • Soyou
  • gugudan
  • Jeong Sewoon
  • Yu Seungwoo
  • Dreamcatcher
  • MyTeen
  • Apink
  • Eric Nam (host)
  • Huh Gak
  • EXID
  • ONF
  • Snuper
  • NCT 127
  • Taeyeon
  • AOA
  • UNB
  • Momoland
  • Heize
  • Wanna One

(Update on 27 June 2018: We know it’s confusing so we have summarised EVERYTHING for you. Here’s ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW about the upcoming HallyuPopFest 2018 in Singapore with the ticketing info and festival schedule!!)

Line-up: BTOB, Soyou, gugudan, Jeong Sewoon
Line-up: Yu Seungwoo, Dreamcatcher, MyTeen, Apink

Check out HallyuPopFest’s official social media pages (Facebook / Twitter / Instagram) or visit for more information!


K-Pop Superstar CL, The Sam Willows and more to perform at MTV Spotlight at Hyperplay in Singapore this August

This August 4 and 5, look forward to the first ever ASEAN esports & music festival brought to you by Hyperplay, where it is set to feature MTV Spotlight for two days at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

MTV Spotlight will bring multi-genre talents onto a single stage during Hyperplay, and the first wave of artistes announced include K-POP superstar CL, Thailand’s leading rock band Slot Machine, Indonesian idol Afgan and Singapore’s favorite The Sam Willows.

Can’t wait to head to Singapore to meet all my fans. Looking forward to being part of the festival and to share my music at MTV Spotlight @ Hyperplay. It’s going to be pretty spectacular!” – CL

Hyperplay will integrate the two biggest pop culture pillars of this generation, esports and music, into a single weekend event. The esports tournament will share the stage with MTV Spotlight, comprised of four electrifying music performance segments by international, regional and local artists. The music performances will also be edited into a 60-minute “MTV Spotlight” special, which will premiere on August 21 on MTV in Southeast Asia.

Early bird Hyperplay tickets are now available for sale via APACTIX here or via Hyperplay. General ticket sales will open shortly and additional acts will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information, visit Hyperplay’s Facebook page here.