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Interview: Which Girl Group Caught Super Junior's Eye Recently?

12 Jan 2018 by Chew Hui Ling

When it comes to K-pop, nothing really beats the golden era during the early 2000s where second-generation groups like DBSK, Girls’ Generation and Super Junior reigned supreme. 13 years down the road, the SM supergroup of ‘Sorry Sorry’ fame is still at the top of the game and they show no signs of fizzling out. The latest instalment of their long-running Super Show series is proof – tickets to their first two days in Seoul were all sold out in less than nine minutes, which makes us even more excited for their concert here.

SUPER JUNIOR WORLD TOUR SUPER SHOW 7 in SINGAPORE

Ahead of the upcoming Super Show 7 (SS7) in Singapore on 27 January, the boys recently took time out for an email interview with us where they talked about their touring memories, plans for the future and more.

Having been in the industry for over a decade now, what are some sacrifices you’ve had to make for your music career?
Heechul: For these days, I don’t think there’s a sacrifice only from us. I think everybody including the members and our ELFs all make sacrifices for one another and love each other.

While Super Junior has always been known for your bright image, were there times when you felt down?
Heechul: I suffered an accident 11 years ago, so my body condition was badly affected because of the repercussions. I felt really discouraged as I couldn’t even walk and run well. But now, I’m standing here on the concert stage performing for ELFs because they never fail to cheer me up. Of course, I would also like to show them that I am a professional.

Are there any new idol groups that have caught your eye recently?
Heechul: I am not sure if the Singapore fans know them, but I would like to give a shoutout to my students from Mnet’s Idol School whom I actually guided and feel responsible for. The girls have recently debuted as fromis and I hope nothing but the best for them.

We just had to ask – which member looks best in a ‘Black Suit’?
Heechul: I’m pretty sure I’m not the one, because I think I would suit casual outfits more!

As the first K-pop group to star on a home shopping channel, can Super Junior promote SS7 in home shopping style? 
Yesung: We invite you to a new unpredictable world! You can find feelings from joy to anger, sorrow to pleasure – all at SS7.

What was the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you during Super Show?
Yesung: I can’t exactly remember when, but I think it was during SS3 or SS4 that I attempted to jump from the lift, but my shoes ended up getting caught [in it]…

Finally, what are your plans for the year ahead?
Yesung: In 2018, we would like to go on a new adventure to meet fans from all around the world through SS7.

You’ve heard ’em – don’t miss your chance to catch Super Junior at Super Show 7 in Singapore on 27 January 2018 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Tickets are selling fast, so be sure to grab them before they’re all gone!

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With the rainy season in full swing, there’s nothing like snuggling under the covers and binge-watching to your heart’s content. To help you get through the gloomy blues, Viu’s offering the perfect opportunity for K-drama fanatics to laze in and marathon during the weekends. In celebration of its second anniversary, you can now enjoy complimentary access to all your favourite shows available on the streaming service – from now till 17 January 2018, 11.59pm. 

Here are some of the best titles to watch right now.

Two Cops

Two Cops

Available on Viu every Tuesday and Wednesday

Starring: Jo Jung Suk, Kim Seon Ho, Lee Hye Ri

Cha Dong Tak (Jo Jung Suk) is an old-fashioned detective in pursuit of justice; Song Ji An (Lee Hye Ri) is a newbie reporter who’s determined to deliver exclusive scoops. Put the two polar opposites together and an unlikely romance ensues.

I Am Not A Robot

I Am Not A Robot

Available on Viu every Thursday and Friday

Starring: Yoo Seung Ho, Chae Soo Bin, Uhm Ki Joon, Kang Ki Young

Don’t dismiss it as just another human-falls-in-love-with-a-robot trope – this story is about a man named Kim Min Kyu (Yoo Seung Ho) who lives in isolation due to a severe allergy to humans, in which even the slightest touch can cause him to develop rashes all over his body. Enter Jo Ji Ah (Chae Soo Bin), an ordinary girl who comes into his life pretending to be a robot.

Black Knight

Black Knight

Available on Viu every Thursday and Friday

Starring: Kim Rae Won, Shin Se Kyung

Moon Soo Ho (Kim Rae Won) is your typical successful businessman who’s a romantic at heart, and would do anything for the one he loves – aka a struggling employee of a travel agency named Jung Hae Ra (Shin Se Kyung) who’s always prone to misfortunes. And it’s up to her black knight to protect her from danger.

Jugglers

Jugglers

Available on Viu every Tuesday and Wednesday

Starring: Baek Jin Hee, Daniel Choi

A woman with a passive attitude by the name of Jwa Yoon Yi (Baek Jin Hee), meets a high and mighty company director called Nam Chi Won (Daniel Choi) who doesn’t believe in relationships due to a traumatic past.

Image credits: Viu

Happy Viu-ing!

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8 Blockbusters To Watch Out For In The First Half Of 2018

11 Jan 2018 by Teenage

Time travelling mayhem, giant fighting robots and talking dogs – oh my! From hotly-anticipated sequels of Pacific Rim and Deadpool, to exciting remakes of A Wrinkle In Time and Death Wish, we give you the rundown of the biggest movies to watch out for in the first half of 2018.

Maze Runner: The Death Cure (25 January 2018)

Starring: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Nathalie Emmanuel

What is it about? The first movie saw the Maze Runner ensemble fighting for their lives to leave the monster-ridden maze, but now they’re breaking into another dangerous labyrinth. Going against a maze deadlier than the one they escaped from, will Thomas and his fellow Gladers be able to rescue their friends from Ana Paige and find the answers they seek?

Why should you watch it? After an almost three-year wait, fans of the dystopian saga can finally get the closure they’ve been looking for in this epic finale. And from the looks of the Mad Max-esque trailer, we’re in for some serious high-octane action.

Black Panther (15 February 2018)

Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman

What is it about? After losing his father in Captain America: Civil War, T’Challa is now warrior and king of Wakanda, an isolated African nation. Before he even has time to get accustomed to his new roles, old enemies reappear to test his capabilities and threaten to destroy his home. Will Black Panther be able to balance his heroic duties to victory, or will it end in tragedy for the people of Wakanda?

Why should you watch it? We got a brief preview of Black Panther in previous Marvel installments, and now we finally get to see the full potential of his powers. The trailer promises action-packed scenes as well, which makes this new character a highly-anticipated welcome to the franchise.

A Wrinkle In Time (8 March 2018)

Starring: Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Mindy Kaling

What is it about? Meg’s father was a scientist who discovered a new concept of time and space known as the 5th dimension. While exploring the new world, he became imprisoned by a dark force on another planet. Now it’s up to Meg, her younger brother Charles and good friend Calvin to rescue him. However, it soon becomes clear that the team’s mission isn’t just to save their father – the choices they make will determine the fate of the entire universe.

Why should you watch it? Aside from the all-star cast, we love how this film has all the feel-good magic reminiscent of our childhood days: time travelling, a giant flying creature and magical fairies. Expect this Disney flick to take you on a whimsical journey!

Death Wish (8 March 2018)

Starring: Bruce Willis, Vincent D’Onofrio, Elisabeth Shue, Dean Norris, Kimberly Elise

What is it about? With the police swarmed with unsolved crimes, the attack on Paul Kersey’s family becomes another throwaway case. Forced to find the perpetrators on his own, Paul takes justice into his own hands. Soon, he is hailed as Chicago’s hero for annihilating thugs that torment the innocent, but will he succeed in avenging his family?

Why should you watch it? Even though the plot seems all too familiar – loving father turned badass vigilante – there’s something about an unlikely hero clad in nothing but slacks that makes the storyline feel refreshing.

Pacific Rim: Uprising (22 March 2018)

Starring: John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Rinko Kikuchi, Cailee Spaeny

What is it about? When the monstrous creatures known as Kaijus began tormenting Planet Earth, Jaegers – giant robots controlled by two spiritually connected people – were invented to combat them. Previously, Stacker Pentecost led the team and sacrificed his life to defeat the Kaiju threat for good, or so we thought. The monsters are back with a bigger and stronger wave of attacks, and it’s now up to Jake Pentecost, son of the late Stacker, and his adopted sister Mako Mori to save the world from extinction.

Why should you watch it? Thrilling combat scenes paired with heavy robot action from the first movie are enough to get our adrenaline pumping, but the Jaegers have more tricks up their sleeves this time. It’s time to cancel the apocalypse!

Avengers: Infinity War (3 May 2018)

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner

What is it about? After a decade’s worth of cinematic build up, the giant blockbuster will see the Avengers joining forces with Guardians of the Galaxy for what’s gearing up to be the most epic battle against cosmic warlord Thanos. 

Why should you watch it? It’s not everyday you get to see Black Widow, Black Panther, Spider-Man, Ant-Man and a host of Marvel superheroes appearing all at the same time in a movie. And with many cast members nearing contract expiration, this might be the last time you’ll get to see your favourite characters on the big screen.

Isle of Dogs (10 May 2018)

Starring: Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Bob Balaban

What is it about? 20 years into the future, Japan is oversaturated with canines and plagued with an epidemic of dog flu. To ensure the safety of the people, all dogs are exiled and quarantined on a landfill, much to the dismay of Atari Kobayashi. In an attempt to find his estranged hound, he hijacks a military plane to access the new dog island where he meets a pack of alphas. But during the midst of their search, the team stumbles upon an even greater evil…

Why should you watch it? Wes Anderson films are well-known for their artistic appeal and intricate storylines, so you can anticipate further underlying stories weaved into this stop-motion masterpiece. Oh, talking dogs anybody?

Deadpool 2 (31 May 2018)

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Leslie Uggams

What is it about? In the untitled film, our snarky anti-hero finds himself struggling to fulfil his dreams of becoming the hottest bartender in town after losing his sense of taste. Hoping to regain his spice for life, he goes on a journey of self-discovery while braving ninjas and aggressive canines along the way.

Why should you watch it? When you drop a Bob Ross painting parody instead of an actual movie trailer, you know it’s gonna be good. Don’t be too quick to take your eyes off the teaser clip however – cue fleeting scenes of fire explosions, blazing guns and Deadpool popping out of a coffin in a 10-second montage. Blink and you’ll miss it!

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EXO PLANET #4 The EℓyXiOn In Singapore Is Officially Happening!

10 Jan 2018 by Chew Hui Ling

It’s not a drill: EXO will be coming to town for EXO PLANET#4 – The EℓyXiOn! 

EXO PLANET #4  The EℓyXiOn in Singapore

Kickstarting their fourth concert tour back in November, the K-pop supergroup sold out a whopping total of 66,000 seats for the first three days of the tour in Seoul within 0.2 seconds (should we even be surprised?)— and we’re pretty sure tickets for the Singapore leg will be snapped up in a flash so better get your fingers ready!

EXO PLANET #4 – The EℓyXiOn – in Singapore
Date: 3 March 2018
Time: 4pm
Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium

Ticketing details have yet to be released, but do stick around for updates! Meanwhile, get your ‘Ko Ko Bop’ mode on by jamming out to their latest tunes. P/S: We personally can’t wait to see them perform the smokin’ choreography for ‘The Eve’, because who doesn’t?

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All The Major Concerts To Save Up For In 2018

10 Jan 2018 by Chew Hui Ling

 2017 saw a ton of artists hitting our shores, and this year is no exception. We’re barely two weeks into January and there’s already a massive lineup of gigs and concert tours to get us all amped up. From big-name pop stars like Bruno Mars, Katy Perry and The Script, to K-pop favourites like Super Junior and KARD, we’re gearing up for a star-studded year of live music ahead – and it’s only the first half of 2018!

Start planning your concert calendar now.

ONE OK ROCK

ONE OK ROCK Ambitions Asia Tour 2018 Live in Singapore

ONE OK ROCK Ambitions Asia Tour 2018 Live in Singapore
Date: 20 January 2018, 8pm
Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium
Tickets from $98, www.sportshubtix.sg

KARD

2018 Wild KARD Tour in Singapore

2018 Wild KARD Tour in Singapore
Date: 21 January 2018, 7.30pm
Venue: [email protected] Singapore
Tickets from $88, www.apactix.com

Clean Bandit

Clean Bandit Live in Singapore

Clean Bandit Live in Singapore
Date: 22 January 2018, 8pm
Venue: Hall 601-604, Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre
Tickets from $108, www.sistic.com.sg

Laneway Festival

St Jerome Laneway Festival 2018

St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2018
Date: 27 January 2018, 10am
Venue: The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay
Tickets from $158, www.apactix.com

Super Junior

Super Junior World Tour Super Show 7

Super Junior World Tour Super Show 7
Date: 27 January 2018, 4pm
Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium
Tickets from $168, www.sportshubtix.sg

A-Lin

I'm A-Lin World Tour 2018

I’m A-Lin World Tour 2018
Date: 27 January 2018, 8pm
Venue: [email protected] Singapore
Tickets from $88, www.sistic.com.sg

Foster The People

Foster The People Live in Singapore

Foster The People Live in Singapore
Date: 30 January 2018, 8pm
Venue: [email protected] Singapore
Tickets from $138, www.sistic.com.sg

IN2IT

IN2IT Asia Showcase Tour Carpe Diem

IN2IT Asia Showcase Tour Carpe Diem
Date: 2 February 2018, 7pm
Venue: School of the Arts (SOTA)
Tickets from $228, www.airasiaredtix.com

Incubus

Incubus Live in Singapore

Incubus Live in Singapore
Date: 9 February 2018, 7.30pm
Venue: [email protected] Singapore
Tickets from $108, www.ticketbox.sg

Fifth Harmony

Fifth Harmony PSA Tour Live in Singapore

Fifth Harmony PSA Tour Live in Singapore
Date: 14 March 2018, 8pm
Venue: [email protected] Singapore
Tickets from $138, www.sistic.com.sg

LANY

LANY Live in Singapore

LANY Live in Singapore
Date: 29 March 2018, 8pm
Venue: Capitol Theatre
Tickets from $88, www.apactix.com

Katy Perry

Katy Perry WITNESS The Tour

Katy Perry WITNESS: The Tour
Date: 8 April 2018, 8pm
Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium
Tickets from $128, www.sportshubtix.sg

The Script

The Script Live in Singapore

The Script Live in Singapore
Date: 12 April 2018, 8pm
Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium
Tickets from $98, www.sportshubtix.sg

Yiruma

Yiruma Live in Singapore

Yiruma Live in Singapore 2018
Date: 28 April 2018, 8pm
Venue: The Star Theatre
Tickets from $98, www.sistic.com.sg

Fall Out Boy

Fall Out Boy Mania Tour Live in Singapore

Fall Out Boy Mania Tour Live in Singapore
Date: 30 April 2018, 8pm
Venue: [email protected] Singapore
Tickets from $148, www.sistic.com.sg

Harry Styles

Harry Styles Live On Tour 2018

Harry Styles Live On Tour 2018
Date: 3 May 2018, 8pm
Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium
Tickets from $98, www.apactix.com

Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars 24K Magic World Tour 2018

Bruno Mars 24K Magic World Tour 2018
Date: 6 May 2018, 7pm and 7 May 2018, 8pm
Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium
Tickets from $168, www.sportshubtix.sg (Sold out)

Mayday

Mayday 2018 Life Tour

Mayday 2018 Life Tour
Date: 2 June 2018, 7.30pm
Venue: National Stadium
Tickets from $98, www.apactix.com

Niall Horan

Niall Horan Flicker World Tour 2018

Niall Horan Flicker World Tour 2018
Date: 12 June 2018, 8pm
Venue: The Star Theatre
Tickets from $88, www.apactix.com

Be sure to get your tickets for the big shows before they’re all snapped up! Whose concert are you looking forward to the most?

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