[K-Travel] South Korea’s Very Own Discount Chain “Pierrot Shopping” has Finally Opened!

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You’ve probably never heard of Pierrot Shopping before but this is one place everyone should definitely check out when they’re in Seoul because if there is one thing people all around the world have in common, it’s a penchant for discounts and wacky goods. And Pierrot Shopping offers just that!

Just like how Singaporeans flocked to Don Don Donki when the discount giant first came onto our shores, Koreans have been flooding Pierrot Shopping ever since it first opened its COEX outlet in June and here’s why.

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With colorful signages and eye-popping product displays (that eerily reminds you of Japan’s famous Don Quijote), it is definitely one fun and exciting place to shop. Similar to their Japanese counterpart (they are not owned by the same people), they sell anything and everything you can think of – From alcohols, snacks and fresh foods, all the way to wigs, luxury goods, to even 19+ toys.

But unlike the cute penguin mascots that fill Don Quijote, clowns full of varying expressions adorn the walls and entrances of the shop.

(Credit: Jinidag @ Naver)

Pierrot Shopping is the brainchild of conglomerate Shinsegae (E-mart) and it opened to much fanfare back in June. This flagship store has a total of 2 stories that when combined, have a total area of 2,513 square meters of fun. It is designed for customers to “shop without a clear purpose” and no surprise, the stores are packed to the brim with interesting items hidden at every nook and cranny, ready for people to dig out. Their goal is to make shopping exciting by encouraging customers to venture around the aisles and make unexpected discoveries, sort of like participating in a treasure hunt.

With 2 outlets already established and more than 10,000 footprints being recorded each day, Pierrot Shopping is set to open its 3rd outlet in Myeongdong sometime in December. And tourists, don’t worry because tax refunds are also available in-stores. One thing’s for sure, hitting the minimum amount required for a tax refund will definitely be easy-peasy.

Pierrot Shopping (삐에로쑈핑) can be found at two locations:

1. COEX Mall, B1
Opening Hours: 10:30am to 10pm (All year round)
Getting Here: Samseong Station (Subway Line 2, Exit 5 or 6)

2. Doota Mall, B2
Opening Hours: 10:30am to 5am (Monday to Saturday), 10:30am to 12am (Sunday)
Getting Here: Dongdaemun Station (Subway Line 1 or 4, Exit 8)

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In Korea this November? You have 17 days to visit the spectacular Seoul Lantern Festival 2018

If you’ve never been to the Cheonggyecheon Stream before, you’re definitely missing out. Cheonggyecheon Stream often play host to various events and festivals, such as the recent 70th anniversary of Childfund Korea, where they displayed 870 green umbrellas tagged with the names of donors, which was a spectacular sight to see.

For the upcoming month in November, visitors will be able to look forward to the annual Seoul Lantern Festival, which will return for its 10th year at the Cheonggyecheon Stream with the theme, “Seoul Dream, Flowing Light”, with four different themes to look out for. Similar to the previous years, lighting displays will stretch along the stream and there will be various hands-on activities* such as the making of traditional lanterns and releasing of sky lanterns {NEW!}. (*participation fee may apply)

What: Seoul Lantern Festival 2018
When: 2 – 18 November 2018, 5pm – 11pm daily
Where: Cheonggyecheon Stream (From Cheonggye Plaza to Gwansugyo Bridge)
Getting There: Gwanghwamun Station (Line 5, Exit 5), City Hall Station (Line 1, 2, Exit 4), Jonggak Station (Line 1, Exit 6), Dongdaemun Station (Line 4, Exit 6 or 8)
Admission: Free
Website (in Korean only)

(A glimpse of 2017 Seoul Lantern Festival)

If you’re en route to shopping hotspots like Myeongdong or Dongdaemun, you should definitely make a stop here to check out these amazing lighting displays! It’s the festival’s 10th anniversary this year, so there’ll definitely be more to look out there. Check out what went down at the 2017 Seoul Lantern Festival:


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UK Indie Pop Band PREP Will Be Performing in Singapore on 12 November

For the first time ever, London-based Indie Band, PREP, will be making their way down to Singapore on 12 November for a one-night-only performance at The Pavilion @ Far East Square! This will be the quartet’s largest headline tour to date – Starting from November till December, the group will be traveling around the world to perform for their fans. Singapore will be the group’s 4th stop in Asia. After which, they will continue the tour in the rest of Asia (Bali, Jakarta etc.) and then the USA.

PREP consists of 4 members – Co-writer and keyboard player Llywelyn Ap Myrddin, a classical & opera composer, drummer Guillaume Jambel, Grammy nominee Dan Radclyffe and singer Tom Havelock. Recently, they have been making Korean Pop headlines for collaborating with popular K-pop idol, Shownu from Monsta X and top R&B singer-songwriter Dean. Not only did the news of this highly anticipated collaboration made waves worldwide, it has also helped the group build a sizable following in Asia, especially amongst those who have already followed Shownu and Dean prior, further propelling PREP’s own hothoused success here.

For their collaboration with Monsta X’s Shownu, ‘Don’t Look Back’ was of significance for both acts as it is well known amongst fans that both parties are very huge fans of one another. PREP had even visited Monsta X backstage when they held a live show in London!

Similarly, their collaboration with Dean for ‘Cold Fire’ marked the first time the group has ever collaborated with a Korean singer.

Details of PREP “ASIA TOUR AUTUMN 2018” – Live in Singapore:
Date: November 12, 2018 (Monday)
Venue: The Pavilion @ Far East Square
Time: 8PM
Ticket Pricing: (excludes booking fee)
S$55 for Early Bird, $65 for General
Click Here to purchase your tickets!

Good News! We have a pair of General Admission tickets to give away on our Instagram, find out how you can catch PREP right here in Singapore!


BTS Completely Sells Out All Tickets To Their “Love Yourself” World Tour in Singapore

BTS has achieved a sold-out status for their upcoming World TourLove Yourself” in Singapore which is slated to take place at the National Stadium on 19 January 2019. According to concert promoters ONE Production and Live Nation, all tickets to the concert were sold out and this update came at 1:30pm, barely 4 hours after tickets went on sale at 10am (SGT) on 27 October.

This achievement is definitely remarkable, not just because BTS is the first K-pop group to stage a concert at the National Stadium, but also due to the fact that they managed to sell out all tickets in less than half a day. National Stadium houses a maximum seating capacity of 55,000, which is 11 times bigger than BTS’ first show in Singapore back in 2014 at The Star Theatre. And for all we know, fans are definitely in for a spectacular and historic show at the upcoming mega concert in January.

Did you managed to secure your tickets to BTS World Tour “Love Yourself” in Singapore? Take a few seconds to read this notice put up by the Singapore Police Force for unauthorised ticket purchase.

(Source: Singapore Police Force)

BTS World Tour Love Yourself Singapore is brought to you by ONE Production and Live Nation.


Girls’ Generation’s TAEYEON Confirms Solo Concert in Singapore on 12 January 2019

Looks like 2019 will kick off on an exciting note with a solo concert in Singapore by Girls’ Generation’s TAEYEON! Recently held her 3rd solo concert for two nights in Seoul, TAEYEON will be making stops in Asia to continue the tour in cities like Hong Kong, Bangkok, Manila and Singapore.

TAEYEON was recently in Singapore as a headliner for the HallyuPopFest 2018. This will be her first ever solo concert in Singapore so SONEs, be sure to mark 12 January 2019 in your calendar right now and stay tuned to us for more updates to come!

LATEST UPDATE ON 27 NOV 2018: Ticketing details have been announced! Check out the seat map here and click to find out when tickets will go on sale.


If You’re An Anime Fan, Check Out This 2-Day Festival Taking Place in Korea This November

Anime festivals are not foreign to Korea but Anime X Game Festival (AGF) will be the first time a crossover between anime and games will take place! For all the anime fans out there, if you’re visiting Korea any time soon, this is one festival you wouldn’t want to miss! For the first time ever, the AGF will be taking place at KINTEX for 2 days only, November 3 & 4, and there will be a ton of things in stores for fans. 

There will be 3 main events – Exhibitions & Market, Stage Events and Collaboration Cafes. Fans can purchase the hottest collectibles featuring the latest anime at the marketplace or get up close and personal with their favorite voice actors from Sword Art Online, Fate/Grand Order and more! After which, they can cool off at any of the collaboration cafes and stand a chance to win exclusive collectibles.

That’s not all, just like any other anime festival, cosplayers are welcomed! There will be cosplay events, contests and photo zones for you to show off your costumes so what are you waiting for? Start planning your character now. You can view the full English guide of cosplay dos and don’ts over here.


Details of Anime X Game Festival in Korea:
Date: November 3 and 4, 2018 (Saturday and Sunday)
Venue: KINTEX Exhibition Center II, Hall 9
Time: 10am to 7:30pm on Saturday, 10am to 6:30pm on Sunday
Ticket Price: Ranges from 17,000KRW (1-day ticket, preorder) to 35,000KRW (2-day ticket, onsite). 

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2PM’s Nichkhun will be in Singapore Next Week to film ‘Wok The World’ with World Renowned Chefs!

tvN’s latest original production ‘Wok The World’ will be making its way to our sunny shores next week to film an episode! Together with K-Pop’s Heartthrob Nichkhun from 2PM, ‘Wok The World’ accompanies Demon Chef Alvin Leung and MasterChef Canada Winner Eric Chong, as the lively trio embark on a journey around Asia to delve in their local delicacies and transform various traditional Chinese and Southeast Asian cuisines into new masterful gastronomic creations.

For the Singapore leg of their 5-country expedition, the stars will be showing off their culinary chops alongside Resorts World Sentosa’s Head Chinese Chef Li Kwok Kwong, and will attempt to recreate famous local dishes such as Bak Kut Teh and more! The chefs will also be exploring the country to learn more about our unique and diverse culture, as well as Resorts World Sentosa, which is well known for its wide array of high-quality restaurants.

The 6-episode series will premiere on the 26th of November (Monday) at 10:30 pm (GMT+8), and will be broadcasted on tvN Asia (StarHub TV Ch. 824 & Singtel TV Ch. 518/619).

Check back with HallyuSG for the latest updates!


Two of South Korea’s popular Makeup Brands, Bbi@ and EGLIPS are now in Singapore with Limited Box Sets up for grabs!

When I was in South Korea a few months back, I remember the time a friend “forcefully” dragged me to the drugstore after our meal, so kanchiong in wanting to get her hands on some Bbi@ and EGLIPS products. At that time, I had no idea what she was up to nor did I know what the brands were so of course, me being the easy one, begrudgingly allowed myself to be dragged to the drugstore with her. But the trip definitely did not go to waste, I vividly remember being pleasantly shocked at the wide range of quality products and being even more surprised at the prices of it – In what world can we find quality products at this price?!

Though I had to be her guinea pig for 121023051 products, I could understand why she was so smitten with them. So, imagine how thrilled she was when she found out the brand has set foot in Singapore thanks to Sky007 Singapore. She was excited, to say the least, and I was so stoked to finally get to try them on myself, by myself. But I digress, to get you started, here is a short introduction for those who don’t know much about the brands.

Bbi@ is an abbreviation for “Blooming Beauty in Online Oce@n” and is one of the first online (no surprise) cosmetic brands launched in South Korea. In the 10 years since its inception, the brand has already cemented itself as the go-to brand for trendy, quality and affordable makeup products.

On the other hand, EGLIPS is a fun, exciting and affordable makeup brand often raved by top beauty bloggers from around the world — Most notably, PONY, who’s a huge fan of the brand’s Blur Powder Pact. EGLIPS focuses more on foundations, pacts, and liners that are suitable for women of all ages and occasions of all kinds.

Lucky you because HallyuSG and  Sky007 Singapore have teamed up for a collaboration to offer limited Special Boxed sets for those who want to try out Bbi@ and EGLIPS products. Now that both brands have finally reached our shores, I say it’s high time you get to try them out for yourself!

The Bbi@ special box comes with 1 Spa Foundation, 1 Downy Cheek, 1 Cashmere Shadow, 1 Last Velvet Lip Tint and 1 Auto Gel Eyeliner Slim(BONUS: Get your Bbi@ special box early and receive 1 Bbi@ t-shirt and 2 mask packs! While stocks last!)

Here’s what we have to say about them:

Bbi@ Spa Foundation in Shade 21 Vanilla Beige

When people choose a foundation, they will usually stick with it till the end and in this humid country we call home, it is important to find a product that doesn’t make you feel stuffy even after wearing it the whole day. After trying out this product, I could see myself changing creams and using it for myself. This foundation is relatively long lasting, covers up scars pretty well and blends easily. Most importantly, it is super easy to work with and a steal for its quality and quantity (each box has 21g of product!).

Bbi@ Downy Cheek in #05 Downy Coral

I’m not a fan of cream blushers but this Downy Cheek has got me thinking twice. The creamy formula blends into the cheek really well and helps give it a natural flush, perfect for the summer look you’ve always wanted. It is easy to build, and the wide surface also makes it easier for you to pick up more product with your hand or brush. This is worth trying out if you’re interested in experimenting with cream blushers.

Bbi@ Last Auto Gel Eyeliner Slim in S2 Jazz S

Creamy liners are a must-have for any make-up pouch and this is the one you should definitely have! This eyeliner comes in a 2mm lead for thin lines and precise drawing. It glides on smoothly, is smudge proof and (almost) waterproof, making it the best liner to wear for any event.

Bbi@ Cashmere Shadow in #02 Cozy Bronze

This shimmery shadow provides the right amount of sparkle to your eyes! It comes with 4 other natural shades (shimmers/matte) making it the perfect combination for whatever eyeshadow looks you are going for. The color payoff is pretty good and it is very easy to blend.

Last Velvet Lip Tint in Shade #11 Calm Boss

Definitely the most well-known product in the list and it’s hard not to see why. This lip tint comes in a lux packaging with a wide range of colors.

(Before and After application)

Awarded #1 in 2018 First Half Glowpick Consumer Beauty Award, this lip tint is very velvety and applies on very smoothly. The wand applicator makes the applying process even easier and the formula is very staining so don’t have to worry about your lips losing color. Plus points for the smell of this lip tint – It smells like strawberries and what sweet dreams are made of.

Bbi@ Lip Ink Tattoo *Not included in the special boxed sets*

These watery lip tints are easy to handle and applies on very easily but remember to let it dry before you touch it! It comes in a variety of bright colors and in a very cute tube that resembles a syringe. On top of that, it stays on your lips relatively well and It smells pleasant! 10/10 would buy this product.

In the EGLIPS special box,  it contains 1 Golden Shimmer Lipstick, 1 Muse in Shadow, 1 Blur Powder Pact (!!!), 1 Saranghae-Zoo Velvet Blusher and 1 Saranghae-Zoo Primer(BONUS: Get your EGLIPS special box early and receive 1 EGLIPS t-shirt and 1 shower head-band! While stocks last!)

EGLIPS Golden Shimmer Lipstick in #03 Extreme Girl

Red lipsticks are a necessity and as they always say, never underestimate the power of a red lip. This is a very pinkish red shade that complements all tones, and its rich intensity helps give your face a pop of color! It is also moisturizing and a tiny bit staining but definitely perfect for the daily usage. The packaging is very sturdy and the magnetic clasps come in very handy as it helps to prevent any unnecessary breakage while on the go. However, it does not sit well with Singapore’s warm climate so remember to keep it in a cool area away from the sun to prevent it from melting!

EGLIPS Muse in Shadow in M005 Affection

The perfect base for any eyeshadow look! The more you apply, the deeper the color becomes and the curved packaging makes it very easy to get more powder out. The shadow lasts long and the matte finish makes it very easy to work with. Combine it with other colors to create a unique color of your own!

EGLIPS Blur Power Pact in Shade #21

The product that everyone’s talking about. The powder comes compressed in a petite container that makes it easy to be brought out and about. The puff is plump and soft, making application a very comfortable and easy process as it also helps to spread the powder evenly and firmly.

The pact comes in 5 different shades to suit your skin tone and true to what everyone has been raving about, it really helps you achieve the glowy photoshopped look by reducing your fine lines and enlarged pores. It’s not cakey and gives off the perfect semi-matte finish. Now we know how PONY looks so flawless with this!

EGLIPS Saranghae-Zoo Velvet Blusher in #01 Lovely Pink

This blusher comes cutely packaged in a sweet pink container and applying this pink cream blush on the apples of your cheeks will definitely give you that rosy glow we all need. Best applied with a makeup sponge but remember to apply moderately! Apart from that, it is a bargain at its price and it is nice to smell.

EGLIPS Saranghae-Zoo Primer

A must-apply before any foundation! This primer is an all-encompassing product that helps your makeup stay on your face flawlessly and retains the moisture in your skin. It spreads on the face easily and dries off quickly without stickiness, making the application a breeze. This transparent formula adheres to the skin really well and it helps smoothen out uneven surfaces. A must-have!

With an extensive list of products at such low price points, how can we not be tempted to try them all?!

Promotion for the Special Boxes: EGLIPS – $42.90 (U.P. $62.90) / Bbi@ – $49.90 (U.P. $69.90)
Online Purchase: or (Cart out with “HALLYUSG_EGLIPS” or “HALLYUSG_BBIA” to enjoy the promotion + FREE LOCAL SHIPPING!)
Visit Their Shop: My Beauty Moments @ Lucky Plaza, #02-73

Bbi@ Special Box comes with 1 Bbi@ t-shirt and 2 mask packs
EGLIPS Special Box comes with 1 EGLIPS t-shirt and 1 shower head-band
Only 35 boxes are available for each brand, get yours while stocks last!

This post is brought to you in collaboration with Sky007 Singapore. Visit their online shop here and follow their Facebook page for the latest products!


NCT Lucas to make a special guest appearance in Singapore for H&M on 2nd November

You are hearing this from us first. Come November 2, H&M will be inviting Lucas from popular boy group NCT for a special guest appearance in celebration of the H&M x MOSCHINO Collaboration Collection Pop-up store.

The highly anticipated collection is the brand’s latest designer collaboration with Italian fashion brand Moschino, which was first announced in April 2018. For fans who are keen to catch a glimpse of NCT’s Lucas, visit here to answer a question and register before 28 October to score a pair of invites to the closed-door event. Look out for more information on H&M Singapore’s Facebook page here!


BTS ‘Burn the Stage: The Movie’ will be screened in Singapore this November

Get your lightsticks ready, we know you’re gonna bring it along to the cinema because BTS Burn the Stage: The Movie will be coming to the big screens in Singapore with limited screenings from November 15, 2018.

Burn the Stage: The Movie will feature the documentary of BTS Live Trilogy Episode III: The Wings Tour, where BTS travelled across the world and held 40 sold-out shows. This movie will show exclusive behind-the-scene footages of their world tour and never-before-seen one-on-one interviews by the BTS members.

(Photo: Big Hit Entertainment)
(Photo: Big Hit Entertainment)

Set for worldwide premiere in over 40 countries from November 15 onwards, the movie will also give fans a glimpse into BTS’ lives, showing their hardships, friendships, and growth as a group to where they are today. It will also mark the first movie release by BTS and fans can look forward to spend an hour and 23 minutes feasting their eyes on the boys, on the big screen of course.

Tickets to the general screenings will be available for sale on 7 November at 5pm, priced at $18 each, and you can check out for the screening information as well as book your tickets on Shaw Theatres website.

In related news, BTS will be making their way to Singapore for “Love Yourself” World Tour in January 2019. Tickets have been fully sold out.

Tickets to BTS World Tour “Love Yourself” in Singapore will go on sale on 27 October 2018


Interview: VAV chats about latest Latin pop remake “Señorita” and wants their fans to know THIS about them!

(Photo: A Team Entertainment)

7-member boy group VAV has recently made a comeback with an upbeat Latin pop track titled “Señorita”, which is a remake song originally sung by German singer Kay One. Just last week, the boy group surprised fans with a flash mob performance at Seoul’s Han River, as they delivered a passionate dance of their latest single.

Having garnered over 12 million views for the song’s MV in barely two weeks after its release, VAV has been making waves for “Señorita”, which proves to be a hit amongst the local and international fans.

Recently, we caught up with the boy group who took some time off to share more about their new release — and they also revealed things that they’d like their fans (VAMPZ) to know about them, as well as their favorite tracks, favorite emoticons, and more.

Check out the full interview below and be sure to catch the official MV of “Señorita”!

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[COVER] Red Velvet Proves Popularity at their First-ever Solo Concert in Singapore

Almost a year after their last visit in Singapore for The Shilla Beauty ConcertRed Velvet was in town last Saturday (October 20) to perform at their second concert tour, titled “REDMARE“.

Held at The Star Theatre, the show also marked the girl group’s first ever solo concert in Singapore, drawing 4,000 fans in attendance.

Opening the concert on an exciting note, Red Velvet performed a string of their all-time favourite hits such as “Russian Roulette“, “Power Up” and “#Cookie Jar“, receiving passionate responses for their top-notch performances.

Dressed in their colorful and bubbly outfits, fans also had their eyes feasted on stages like “Mosquito“, “Look“, “Zoo” and “Hit That Drum“, where the girls showcased their amazing choreographies and synchronised dance moves.

It was an evening full of happiness for ReVeluvs (official fanclub name), but not before the unfortunate news broke out that Red Velvet’s Joy had to drop out of the concert mid-way to receive immediate treatment at the hospital due to an injury that she’d sustained on her right shoulder during a performance.

While still in shock, Joy was seen appearing from the backstage with a bandaged cast, as she joined the members on stage and explained the situation, ultimately breaking down in tears as she apologised to the fans for being unable to continue with the concert.

Despite the emotional and heartbreaking moment, it was nonetheless heartwarming to see fans cheering her on as they echoed to “괜찮아 ” (which translates to “It’s Okay) repeatedly.

Even though one member was absent on stage during the second half of the concert, the cheers and fan-chants from ReVeluvs were still as passionate and enthusiastic, and we could tell it was no easy feat for the remaining four members on stage, whom were all trying their best to fill in the spot for Joy.

The concert continued as the girls further showcased their different charms with the “red” and “velvet” concepts.

Red Velvet first appealed the fans with a dark and mysterious image, belting out “Bad Boy” and “Peek-A-Boo“, before moving on to the bright and bubbly concept as they danced to “Dumb Dumb“, “Red Flavor” and “Rookie“.

Before the concert came to an end, the members took turns to chat with fans and kept them updated on Joy’s condition, adding on that they will definitely return to perform again as a full group.

Concert promoter ONE Production has also released an official statement with regards to Joy’s condition (post-concert):

“Doctor diagnosed that due to sudden pressure on the muscle, the pain was caused. We would like to assure that Joy is in good condition and has returned to Korea as scheduled.”

(Source: ONE Production)

For those who missed the concert, be sure to check out some highlights from our Twitter live updates that evening! We wish Joy a speedy recovery and look forward to the next time when Red Velvet returns to perform as 5 again. 🙂

(Official Photos: ONE Production)