Friday, 5 January 2018

IN2IT ASIA SHOWCASE TOUR “Carpe Diem” - Update

Malaysia – Korean boy band IN2IT will embark on their first Asia tour, which includes Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia. 
Before IN2IT embarks on their Asia tour, they will be promoting the second title track ‘Cadillac’, produced by AOMG’s Cha Cha Malone, off their debut album Carpe Diem in Korea. Through ‘Cadillac’, fans will see a side of IN2IT that is different from the title track ‘Amazing’. 
Fans will be excited to know that all ticket holders will receive an autographed album, signed by all members of the group, be eligible to take a group photo and attend a Hi-5 session after the showcase. One price category set for the showcase as we want to ensure all fans go home with an up-close and personal experience. Tickets will go on sale from January 12, 2018 (Friday), 10am (based on local timing) via RedTix (for Singapore and Malaysia), IndoTix (for Indonesia). 

IN2IT ASIA SHOWCASE TOUR “Carpe Diem” 

Singapore 
Date: 2 February 2018 
Time: 7PM 
Venue: School of The Arts (SOTA), Singapore 
Ticket Price: S$228 (Prices exclude RedTix processing fee) 
Booking website: www.airasiaredtix.com/in2it_asia_showcase_tour_sg \

Malaysia 
Date: 4 February 2018 
Time: 7PM 
Venue: PJ Live Arts, Kuala Lumpur 
Ticket Price: RM488 (Prices exclude RedTix processing fee) 
Booking website: http://www.airasiaredtix.com/in2it_asia_showcase_tour_my

Indonesia 
Date: 10 February 2018 
Time: 7PM 
Venue: Curacao Room, The Kasablanka, Jakarta 
Ticket Price: IDR 2,400,00.00 (Prices exclude IndoTix processing fee) 
Booking website: http://indotix.com/events/in2it-asia-showcase-tour-carpe-diem/

Oh!K Programming Highlights - January 2018

To celebrate the new year, Oh!K (Astro Channel 394) has put together a full month of Korea’s much loved dramas! Catch the premieres of the two new daily dramas, Borg Mom on 16th January (Tuesday) @ 11.00pmAll Kinds of Daughters-in-Law on 19th January (Friday) @ 9.00pm

All Kinds of Daughters-in-Law
NEW DAILY DRAMA
PREMIERE ON 19TH JANUARY
Tue – Fri, 9.00pm
Twin sisters, Eun-byul and Geum-byul never saw eye to eye - but who knew that this rivalry could even extend to their in laws! Now the sisters have to work together to keep the peace.
·        Cast : Han Eun-jung, Lee Joo-yeon, Kang Kyeong-jun, Cha Do-jin
·        Audio | Subtitles : Mandarin & Bahasa Malaysia audio | English, Simplified Chinese & Bahasa Malaysia subtitles.


Borg Mom
NEW DAILY DRAMA
PREMIERE ON 16TH JANUARY
Mon – Fri, 11.00pm
A master in the field of artificial intelligence, Go-bong develops a robot which can replace his late wife's role of caring for his son. When Yool enters a prestigious kindergarten, borg mom will be tasked to handle a bunch of pretentious parents! 
·        Cast : Yang Dong-geun, Park Han-byul, Ivy, Choi Yeo-jin, Hwang Bo-ra, Jung Yi-rang, Jo Yeon-ho, Choi Jung-won, Kwon Hyun-bin, Jung Ji-hoon, Kim Do-hye, Kang Joo-ha, Jang Ro-yi, Song Ji-woo
·        Subtitles : English, Simplified Chinese, Bahasa Malaysia subtitles
I’m Not a Robot
WITHIN 24 HOURS OF KOREA
FINALE ON 26TH JANUARY
Fri, 7.50pm
Min-kyu has never been in a relationship as he believes he is allergic to people. One day he will meet a female robot and fall in love with her.
·        Cast: Yoo Seung-ho, Chae Soo-bin
·        Subtitles : English, Simplified Chinese & Bahasa Malaysia subtitles.
Two Cops
WITHIN 24 HOURS OF KOREA
FINALE ON 17TH JANUARY
Wed, 7.50pm
Detective Cha is one of the best performing agents in Korea - or at least he was until a con man's ghost took over his body! No one can figure out why he is acting so strangely, but one fervent reporter is will stop at nothing to get to the bottom of it.
·        Cast : Cho Jung-seok, Hyeri, Lee Si-un
·        Subtitles : English, Simplified Chinese & Bahasa Malaysia subtitles.
Happiness Giver
DAILY DRAMA
FINALE ON 18th JANUARY
Tue – Fri, 9.00pm
Long abandoned as a baby, Ha-yoon grew up to be a brilliant child actor under the eye of Eun-hee. However, after finding out about their prodigal son, his biological parents now hope to reap the benefits. Having raised Ha-yoon, Eun-hee won't let that happen.
·        Cast : Lee Yoon-ji, Son Seung-won, Ha Yeon-joo, Lee Ha-yool
·        Audio | Subtitles : Mandarin & Bahasa Malaysia audio | English, Simplified Chinese & Bahasa Malaysia subtitles.

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

IN2IT ASIA SHOWCASE TOUR “Carpe Diem”

Malaysia – Fast Track Events is proud to present IN2IT ASIA SHOWCASE TOUR “Carpe Diem”. 
Come February, charismatic boy group IN2IT will be holding their first Asia tour IN2IT ASIA SHOWCASE TOUR ‘Carpe Diem’ after officially debuting in October 2017, a mere four months back. 
IN2IT consists of 8 talented members, they were selected from 5,500 applicants through Mnet Audition Program ‘Boys 24’ and have held 260 shows within 18 months. Since their official debut on October 26, IN2IT ranked at 5th place at Mnet Countdown which is one of the most popular K-pop chart shows in Korea. 
Followed by the promotion in Japan, they performed at “2018 Taipei High City”, Taiwan’s biggest New Year countdown event with the attendance of more than 1 million people. They are one of the first Korean artist to perform at the event, alongside with Korean singer, Rain. 
With the kind of attention showered on them domestically and internationally, there is no doubt they are the rising stars in K-Pop. 
MMO Entertainment announced IN2IT will embark on their Asia tour, starting in Singapore on February 2, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on February 4, before wrapping up the tour in Jakarta, Indonesia on February 10. 
As a gift to overseas fans who have always wanted an opportunity to get up close and personal with the eight-member group, the tour will not only be presented in a mini concert and fan meeting format, but fans can also look forward to seeing the members’ solo performances. 
Tickets are priced with only one category and will go on sale from January 12, 2018 (Friday), 10am (based on local timing) via RedTix (for Singapore and Malaysia) and IndoTix (for Indonesia). All ticket holders are also eligible for special benefits, which will be released at a later date.

IN2IT ASIA SHOWCASE TOUR “Carpe Diem” 

Singapore 
Date: 2 February 2018
Time: 7PM Venue:
School of The Arts (SOTA), Singapore

Malaysia 
Date: 4 February 2018
Time: 7PM Venue: PJ Live Arts, Kuala Lumpur

Indonesia 
Date: 10 February 2018
Time: 7PM
Venue: Curacao Room, The Kasablanka, Jakarta

Monday, 4 December 2017

MBC 2017 Korean Music Festival - Oh!K Star League 2017 Facebook Contes

The most anticipated time of the year is just around the corner for all Malaysian K-pop fans. The MBC 2017 Korean Music Festival will kick off on 31st December 2017 and Oh!K (Astro Ch. 394) will be airing it LIVE this year!

To keep the excitement alive throughout the month of December, Oh!K will be hosting their very own Oh!K Star League 2017 Facebook contest! During this contest, fans will get the opportunity to win K-drama themed plushies (think Goblin!) every week just by nominating and voting for their favourite Oppas, Unnies and Noonas in three different categories.

Oh!K will be taking in nominations from 4 - 10 December while casting of votes will take place from 11 – 31 December in the following sequence:

ü  Week 1 (11 - 17 Dec): Oppa of the Year
ü  Week 2 (18 – 24 Dec): Most Haengbok Smile
ü  Week 3 (25 – 31 Dec): Best Couple Bbo Bbo

Thursday, 30 November 2017

E! Asia's The Friends in the Adriatic Sea, Feat. GFriend



E! Asia – NBCUniversal International Networks’ channel dedicated to pop culture – today announced the premiere of The Friends in the Adriatic Sea, Feat. GFriend, the latest addition to the channel’s line-up of Korean reality series offerings.  The five 60-minute episodes will be available on E! Zone from 6 December – the same day as the show airs in Korea – and premieres on the E! Asia linear channel on 16 December at 9pm.  The announcement comes on the heels of the premiere of Triple H Fun Agency, and the network’s string of K-pop series acquisitions including 2PM Wild Beat, Big Bang Made and SNL Korea.

The five-part series features South Korea’s six-member female group GFriend.  Members Sowon, Yerin, Eunha, Yuju, SinB and Umji will set off to the Adriatic Sea as plan for their European getaway throwing a celebratory party to mark  the 1000-day anniversary of their debut as a group.

In each episode of The Friends in the Adriatic Sea, Feat. GFriend a different member of the group is in-charge of planning part of the itinerary, and will be designated as a tour guide. From city tours, food adventures and exploring the vast outdoors, GFriend will give viewers an interesting perspective on their European escapade.

"E! has seen tremendous success with Asian content, and we think that The Friends in the Adriatic Sea, Feat. GFriend will be a great addition to the lineup,” said Scott Mackenzie, Vice President, Channels, Asia, NBCUniversal International Networks.  We are thrilled to be premiering the show the same day as it airs in Korea.  GFriend has a strong fan following across Asia and we are sure that their fans, and E! viewers, will enjoy the show.”

Since the group’s debut, GFriend have won several awards including "Best New Female Artist" at the South Korean Melon Music Awards and have amassed an impressive following of more than two million followers on their social media accounts.  They also have an active and dedicated fan community, known as “Buddies.” 

Will these girls be able to navigate their way around Europe, or will travelling together prove to be too much for them to handle? Stay tuned to find out how their self-planned trip goes when The Friends in the Adriatic Sea, Feat. GFriend premieres E! Zone on 6 December and the E! linear channel on 16 December at 9pm.  

Oh!K Programming Highlights - December 2017

December is right around the corner and Oh!K (Astro Channel 394) has put together a full month of Korea’s much loved dramas! Catch the premiere of I’m Not a Robot on the 7th of December (Thursday) @ 7.50pm starring Yoo Seung Ho and Chae Soo Bin and Happiness Giver on 9th November (Saturday) @ 9.00PM

Don’t forget to catch the latest episodes of Oh!K’s popular dramas every week; Two Cops at Tuesdays & Wednesdays @ 7.50pm, double episodes of Man Who Sets the
Table Mondays @ 7.50pm and Happiness Giver 7th Novem
ber (Tuesday) @ 9.00pm.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

E! ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION LAUNCHES KOREAN REALITY SHOW TRIPLE H FUN AGENCY ON E! ASIA FROM SATURDAY, 25 NOVEMBER

E! Asia – NBCUniversal International Network’s channel dedicated to pop culture – today announced the premiere of Korean reality series Triple H Fun Agency where all twelve episodes will be made available first on E! Zone to Astro Go subscribers in Malaysia from Saturday, 18 November and premiering on the E! Asia linear channel on (Astro Ch. 712)  Saturday, November 25 at 11:30pmwith weekly episodes.

Triple H Agency follows the newly formed K-pop group – Triple H – consisting of  Cube Entertainment's megastar artist HyunA (Wonder Girlsand 4Minute), and Hui and E'Dawn (Pentagon) in their quest to launch a new, hit album.  HyunA is building on her previous successful album launches, but will rookie band members Hui and E’Dawn be able to bring their A-game to the group?  During the 12, 30-minute episodes, the audience will experience the blood, sweat and tears that go into producing a new album and see up-close what it takes to make it a hit. 

With the success of SNL Korea and 2PM Wild Beat this year, E! has cemented its position as a leader in Asian celebrity-focused content,” said Scott Mackenzie, Vice President, Channels, Asia, NBCUniversal International Networks. “With hundreds of millions of views for her videos on YouTube, HyunA is truly K-Pop royalty, and the perfect fit for E! In Triple H Fun Agency, fans will love following her journey through the creative process, performing with new bandmates, and revealing more about her life.

Kim, Bong-JooManaging Director, Broadcasting & Production Division of iHQ added, "We are very pleased that Triple H Fun Agency will be aired in Southeast Asia and Japan via NBCUniversal International Networks E! brand. With the popularity and reach of E!, we have high expectations for the program and hope the show would gain interest and popularity with fans in the region.

Stay tuned to find out if the trio have what it takes to smash the charts in South Korea’s cutthroat music industry when Triple H Fun Agencypremieres.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

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KPOP MUSIC WAVE 2017 – THE BIGGEST KOREAN HEAT WAVE TO HIT OUR NORTHERN SHORES

  • The ultimate Kpop concert to rock the region on 24 November 2017 at Setia Spice Arena, Penang
  • Celebration of the best and hottest in Korean pop: B.A.P., Haha, Kim Jong-kook, Rain, and T-ara

KPOP Music Wave 2017 the biggest Korean pop concert to be held in the northern region is set to turn up the heat on 24 November 2017 at Setia Spice, Penang.
Presented by Golden Warriors Film & Entertainment (“GWFE”), the concert will be the biggest gathering of the hottest Korean stars in one night. The line-up features international best-selling artistes B.A.P., Haha, Kim Jong Kook, Rain and T-ara as well as local up-and-coming talents D’Vol (dance group) and The Flaming Circle (vocal group).
Following the launch of its recent event, the KPOP Sensation 2017 featuring Jessica Jung and Kang Gary, GWFE is confident that the upcoming KPOP Music Wave 2017 is just the beginning of bigger and more exciting Korean pop (“Kpop”) events to rock the region. “Kpop is a global phenomenon and we are proud to bring the best Korean pop performers to the beautiful island of Penang,” said Mr Hendrik, the Managing Director of GWFE.
Spicing up the stage is the aptly named boy group B.A.P. (acronym for Best Absolute Perfect). The group’s six members Yongguk, Himchan, Daehyun, Youngjae, Jongup and Zelo are well known for their versatility and charismatic on-stage performances: perfectly choreographed dance moves, sleek rapping and strong vocals. In 2012, B.A.P.’s debut single Warrior sold over 10,000 copies within two days of release. B.A.P.’s first full-length studio album First Sensibility topped the Billboard World Albums Chart upon its release in 2014. B.A.P. won its second Best Korean Act award at the 2016 MTV EMAs and in March 2017 the group released its sixth Korean single album “Rose”.
As one of the headliners, Ha Dong-hoon, or better known by his stage name Haha debuted as a singer and rapper of Z-kiri in 2001. In 2010, Haha joined Running Man as co-host and received the award for Best Entertainer at the 2011 SBS Entertainment Awards. It was in the show that he formed the musical duo, Running Man Brothers with another KPOP Music Wave headliner Kim Jong Kook. In 2016, Haha’s collaboration with Skull featuring Stephen Marley titled Love Inside was ranked top ten in a Jamaican video chart upon its release.
Multi-talented and multi-award winning Kim Jong-kook debuted as a part of the duo of Turbo. He pursued his career as a solo singer after the band disbanded and skyrocketed to fame with his third album This is Me, one of the best-selling albums in South Korea in 2005. In the same year, he swept the Daesang Award from SBS, KBS and MBC. Kim is also a popular TV celebrity who has appeared in hit shows such as Family Outing and X-Man. In addition to being part of Running Man Brothers, Kim also won the SBS 2011 Best TV Star Award for his role in Running Man.
Jung Ji-hoon, popularly known as Rain, is South Korea’s most successful kpop artiste. Rain debuted as a solo singer in 2002 and gained popularity with the release of his third solo album It’s Raining which topped music charts throughout Asia. His popularity continued to soar with his fourth and fifth studio albums and in 2006 Rain was listed as one of the 100 Most Influential People Who Shape Our World. In addition to his vocal talent and popping dance moves, Rain’s fame is also attributed to his acting roles in Korean hit dramas (e.g. Full House, A Love to Kill) and movies (e,g, I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK) and international blockbusters (e.g. Ninja Assassin). With millions of fans spanning across the globe, sold-out performances and more than 110 awards won, Rain will definitely rock the stage of KPOP Music Wave 2017.
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Completing the line-up of Kpop stars is no other than the beautiful and sassy girl group T-ara. In the Kpop scene saturated with girl groups, T-ara shines out with its catchy hook-heavy dance music and an array of visual styles and concepts. The group’s single Bo Peep Bo Peep from their debut studio album Absolute First Album bagged five awards in 2009. In 2011, T-ara released the super successful single Roly Poly which was reported to be the top-grossing and highest-selling single of 2011 in South Korea. As one of best-selling girl groups of all time, T-ara’s members: Eunjung, Hyomin, Jiyeong and Qri will sizzle the night with their powerful performance!
As a prelude to the excitement, a press conference was held on 2 September 2017 at Mmall Penang to officially launch KPOP Music Wave 2017. Qri of T-ara was present to join the launch event and fans were given the opportunity to meet and greet the star at the exclusive event.
Kpop is synonymous with multi-talented artistes, infectious beats, amazing vocal skills, hypnotic dance moves and beautiful stars. And KPOP Music Wave’s line-up will be a showcase of the best artistes that define Kpop. It will be THE ultimate feast for all Kpop enthusiasts.
KPOP MUSIC WAVE 2017
Date: Friday, 24 November 2017
Time: 8:00pm
Venue: SETIA SPICE Arena, Penang
Ticket:   VVIP RM728 | VIP RM628 | CAT1 RM488 | CAT2 RM388 | CAT3 RM288 | CAT4 RM168

Tickets are available for sale on the official concert website:
www.kpopmusicwave.asia

For more information about concert updates, stay tuned to K-POP Music Wave’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/kpopmusicwave.

K-Wave 2 Music Festival - 13th January 2018 at Stadium Merdeka

Organized by MacpiePro, the highly anticipated K-Wave 2 Music Festival Brought To You By Mcalls is set to make a comeback on 13 January 2018 (Saturday, 8PM) at Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur!
A.C.E, TAHITI, HALO, MAMAMOO, TAEYEON, SUPER JUNIOR and NU’EST W are among the seven massive line-ups that will be enlivening the show.
With entry packages priced from as low as RM34, let’s enjoy the MUSIC WITHOUT STRESS!
Entry Package goes on sale 3rd November 2017, 9AM via online at www.mcalls.asia.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

tvN Asia's One Night Food Trip - International Edition Comes to Singapore Korean Singers Eric Nam & Bernard along with Singapore Actress He Ying Ying Compete against the Production Team to Win the Golden Passport

tvN Asia’s brand-new original production, One Night Food Trip – International Edition is going to Singapore! A spin-off of the popular Korean travel programme of the same name, One Night Food Trip – International Edition added local Asian celebrities into the mix to further hype up the competition. The programme broadcasts exclusively on tvN Asia every Tuesday at 23:00 (GMT+8); with the segment shot in Singapore set to air tonight (24 October).

In One Night Food Trip – International Edition, celebrity foodies (Korean and local) set off to Taiwan, Singapore, the Philippines and Malaysia for a gourmet frenzy! Different from the original Korean One Night Food Trip, the International Edition requires the stars to do more than just EAT, the celebrities are also to accomplish as many missions as they can, involving local food, culture, attractions, basically everything LOCAL! Once they complete a mission, they will receive a stamp on their “One Night Food Trip Passport”. After 48 hours, the team with the most number of stamps will receive the “GOLDEN PASSPORT” as a token to honour their winning!


The second segment of One Night Food Trip – International Edition will see Korean singers Eric Nam and Bernard Park travel to Singapore and explore the Lion City along with local actress He Ying-Ying (何盈莹). The trio begins a foodie battle in 48 hours against the production team. The trio first meet at the Marina Bay area where they bonded immediately and formed JCB. After brief introduction, they set sail to their first mission --- a taste of authentic Teochew Bak kut Teh --- succulent pork ribs in savoury peppery broth. Eric and Bernard are also given a challenge by Ying Ying where they have to grill their very own jerky at the iconic Bee Cheng Hiang. Under the steaming weather in Singapore, JCB spares no time to cool themselves off with refreshing fruity tea drinks topped with cheese foam at LiHo where Bernard turned himself as a barrister and created a special healthy delight with pink dragon fruits.

The trio also hops on the Mariner of the Seas for a luxurious cruise experience with innovative activities and entertainment that can only be found on Royal Caribbean. The trio has their first meal in 1950s diner-style restaurant where they enjoy some original burgers and a special performance by the staff; takes on several other challenges, including rock-climbing, ice-skating and eating; and finally they are joined by the Hotel Director of the Mariner at the Captain’s Table of the Main Dining Room for a fancy dinner. Can they score more stamps than the production team? Stay tuned to find out! 



One Night Food Trip – International Edition broadcasts exclusively on tvN Asia every Tuesday at 23:00 (GMT+8). tvN is available in 10 Asia-Pacific countries, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, Myanmar and Australia, with subtitles in English, Chinese, Bahasa Malaysia, Bahasa Indonesia and Thai. tvN, where fun takes off!