[COVERAGE] ONE’s Watsons Race Start! in Singapore Running Man Fan Meeting

ONE’s Watsons Race Start! in Singapore Running Man Fan Meeting
A Runaway Success!
Singapore, 19 October 2013 – Watsons Race Start! in Singapore, the local leg of the Running Man Fan
Meeting Asia Tour 2013 organized by ONE (SingTel mioTV Ch 513, 604 / StarHub TV Ch 820, 823, 876,
124) was a resounding success!
The sell-out event saw 5 of the 7 resident cast members of South Korea’s famous urban action variety
series, Running Man, including Song Ji Hyo, Gary, HaHa, Kim Jong Kook and Ji Suk Jin star for the
capacity crowd of over 3,000 earlier this evening at Singapore Expo Hall 2B.

Tickets to the event were sold out within hours when priority sales and public sales opened on 20 and 21
September respectively. In addition to title sponsor Watsons Singapore, the fan meeting was sponsored
by Jurong Point, My Beauty Diary and OWL Coffee, with supporting partner Allswell, official hotel W
Singapore – Sentosa Cove and official airline Singapore Airlines. Watsons Race Start! in Singapore was the first time that the Running Man cast members officially visited Singapore. Local fans were the first in Asia to see the sole female cast member Song Ji Hyo on her maiden leg of the Running Man Fan Meeting Asia Tour 2013 so far.

The two-hour Watsons Race Start! in Singapore program saw lucky attendees join the Running Man
personalities on stage for fun and games. In the spirit of Running Man challenges, the entertaining and
amusing stage activities included a game of chained charades, kicking of slippers into a shelf, dancing to
K-pop tunes, shaking off sticky notes off their bodies, as well as a tug-of-war. Autographed mementos
were presented to the lucky fans invited on stage.
Lee Kwang Soo, one of the two members of the Running Man cast who were unable to be a part
Watsons Race Start! in Singapore, delivered his greetings to fans through a video recording played
during the event.

Fans were then treated to live singing performances by all five Running Man stars. Jee Seok Jin sang ‘I
Swear’, a throwback to his comedic audition in 1993; Gary, who is one half of Leessang, performed the
hip hop duo’s hits ‘You’re the Answer to a Guy Like Me’ and ‘Can’t Breakup Girl, Can’t Breakaway Boy’;
while Song Ji Hyo joined him for Leessang’s ‘Turned Off the TV’. HaHa belted out a medley that included
‘Story of a Little Kid’, ‘You are My Fate’ and ‘Rosa’, along with ‘Busan Vacance’, while Kim Jong Kook
serenaded the audience with ‘One Man’ and ‘Today More Than Yesterday’. All five then sang together
and got the crowd to their feet to cap a rousing grand finale to Watsons Race Start! in Singapore.

Earlier in the day, the Running Man hosts autographed and presented event posters to holders of the first 400 top category tickets to ‘Watsons Race Start! in Singapore’, and was warmly greeted by some 4,000 fans at Jurong Point.
On Friday 18 October, the Running Man quintet fielded questions from more than 100 members of the media at the Watsons Race Start! in Singapore press conference held at the W Singapore Sentosa Cove hotel.
“We thank all attendees of Watsons Race Start! in Singapore Running Man Fan Meeting for the great support. We are very encouraged by this fantastic demonstration of how massively popular Running Man is, on ONE. We aspire to continue bringing South Korea’s brightest stars and top notch entertainment content to our audiences on our channel and beyond,” said Ang Hui Keng, Senior Vice President, Business Operations, Networks, Asia, Sony Pictures Television.

The fantastic reception enjoyed by the five stars reflects the great success of the Running Man series. Running Man is the No.1 rated show in its timeslot across all pay-TV channels in Singapore and Malaysia among pay-TV audiences 4+ in the year to date. In Singapore, Running Man ratings are 149 per cent higher than that of the next closest competing channel in its timeslot, also among pay-TV audiences 4+ in the same period.
The five hosts are joined by Lee Kwang Soo and Yoo Jae Suk to take on guest stars and celebrities to complete missions at various landmarks to win races and escape punishments each week. Distinguished guests who have featured on Running Man include action movie star Jackie Chan; professional footballers Park Ji Sung of South Korea and Patrice Evra of France; members of K-pop groups BigBang, Girls’ Generation, TVXQ, SS501, Super Junior, 2PM, and FT Island; solo artistes including BoA, Lee Hyori, and IU: as well as actors such as Jang Hyuk, Lee Dong Wook, Kim Sun A and Lee Min Jung.

New episodes of Running Man premiere on Fridays at 11.45pm first and exclusively on ONE
Repeats air on the following Friday at 7.40pm, as well as on Saturdays and Sundays at 11.15pm
ONE is available on SingTel mioTV Ch 513, 604 / StarHub TV Ch 820, 823, 876, 124

Photos here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.633109810072764.1073741831.253229304727485&type=3&uploaded=30

(Many thanks for ONEtvasia as well as Dean for the invite to the fanmeet)

[COVERAGE] Race Start Press Conference

Running Man, the well-known South Korea variety show is finally here in Singapore to hold their fanmeet! Even  with only 5/7 of the cast, the members managed to get the attentions of their fans in Singapore which showed support by grabbing all 3100 tickets within hours upon release!

Brought to you by ONETVASIA and Wastons, the event ” Wastons Race Start! in Singapore” is the first official time the cast appear in Singapore as Running Man members. ONE welcomes 5 of the 7 members in Running man including JiSukJin, HAHA (Ha Dong Hoon), KimJongKook, Gary (Kang Hee Gun) and SongJiHyo. Sponsored by Jurong Point, My Beauty Diary, OWL coffee and Allswell, local fans will be able to provide SongJiHyo with   wonderful memories as Singapore will be her first leg in ‘Race Start Fanmeeting Asia tour 2013’!

It was Sukjin’s first time here in Singapore and he was surprised at how Running Man was very popular in Singapore. HAHA was just in Singapore 2 months ago and this is his second time in Singapore he stated:

 HAHA : Hi Singapore! I love Singapore. Singapore’s food, chilli crab, awesome! Awesome yeah, very good!
When asked by the MC if he would recommend to the other members to visit Singapore, he told us that Jongkook has visit Singapore 3 times including this trip! Joogkook commented (in English!):
KJK : Yes this is my 3rd time coming to Singapore. Singapore is very famous for their trees. And the streets are very clean and the people here are very nice. And I like the trees in Singapore a lot.
When asked about the first impression of Singapore , Jihyo thanked local fans for the warm welcome. She thinks that Singapore is a very beautiful city and she is very glad to be here and she hopes that she can provide fans with good memories as well as for her too.
Gary is also very glad to be here in Singapore. This is his 2nd day here now (he came a day before the members arrive) . He think Singapore is a beautiful country and city and he also had Singapore’s chilli crab last night while touring around Singapore and it was really delicious.
Running man is Gary’s first presence in a variety show and he is definitely very honoured to meet awesome people in the show. He had a lot of fun and he is always glad to be a member of Running Man. He is always happy to work with them. Jihyo expressed that It’s definitely different being the only girl but she don’t think the other members really see her as a female so there is not much advantage of being the only female cast in the show. JongKook joked that Jihyo is not a woman and she’s stronger than the male casts sometimes. (HAHA- She’s a Superwoman!)
[Following are some questions asked by the media and their answers]
Recently Gary have given Jihyo a peck on the cheek one of the episode. This is one of the most daring move on the show. So how does Jihyo feel about it? And why is Gary so courageous nowadays?
Gary : To make it simple, I think at that particular moment I was a little bit crazy.
MC : So how does SJH feel about it?
HAHA : Gary told her to say that it was hot
SJH : I guess it was good for me.
If each member of Running Man has got their own capabilities and if each of you could chose one member and take away the particular power of the member, who will you chose and what capabilities would you chose to take away from him/her?
HAHA : Sukjin’s old age, KJK’s strength and Monday couple’s loveliness
In recent episodes, there are less of the nametag game. Is there any reason why?
Gary : We have segments of nametag games but recently we been trying a lot of new things in our show. We want to improve our segment of nametag game in a more fun and engaging exciting manner. So, we been doing a lot of new things and we hope that you guys will enjoy it like whatever we are trying on the show.
Jongkook have had past injuries during rm. I know that some of the games are quite tough. So is there any other specific injuries in the past?
KJK : Yeah, honestly we do get hurt sometimes because a lot of the games are very exciting and all. So, we get injuries a lot of the times but it is not that hard and not that serious so don’t worry.
If they could redesign a game in Running Man, what kind of game will they want to play?
HAHA : Of course we do work closely together with the production team quite often to discuss what kind of game we should play on the show and we are definitely working into these for new ideas and so I hope you guys will look forward for more exciting stuffs in the future and definitely we are open to challenges.
Running Man is very popular not only in Singapore but in also other Asian countries. As such the fans have been following Running Man’s famous fashion so how does it feel like to be a trendsetter for the fans?
HAHA + Gary : It is definitely been a great honour and it feel great to have so many fans following on our trends and our fashion. Thank you so much for copying us I feel great. Not only myself but also to Gary and Jihyo and everyone in the RM family. We try to make things as interesting as fashion goes. Probably the most fashionable thing in the show would be the nametag and we went to the club and we also heard that one of the person in the club was seen with a nametag of a RM cast. It is very interesting to see and also many girls following Jihyo’s hats that she wears on show.
If you could create an opponent team(idol) to go against the RM team who would you chose and why?
Gary : Recently Shinhwa, the first generation idol in Korea, when they appear on the show we didn’t manage to win any challenges so we wish to have them back in our show to have another competition with them. That will be very interesting.
HAHA : What is the hottest Singaporean idol group here?
MC : Running man!
Last greetings :
Gary : Thank you so much for coming today. I will see you guys tomorrow. I hope we can have fun just like friends in a close environment just as tight as friends are. Thank you for all your love and support for RM and we will definitely be better and we definitely appreciate your continuing support for rm.
SJH : Thank you so much for coming and thank you all for your warm welcome. I am so happy to be here. We prepared a lot of tomorrow show so I hope you guys enjoy as much as we put a lot of effort into the show and I hope the next time I am here in Singapore I hope it will be as beautiful and great place like what I will always remember it to be.
KJK : First of all I am very happy to be here again with my members. I always have good memories of Singapore and also tomorrow show, I hope you all will enjoy. Thank you.
HAHA : Me too. I love u Singapore. Thank you so much for coming down and I will definitely have lots of fun with everyone of you tomorrow. So do look out and have lots and lots of fun tomorrow. Thank you I will never forget Singapore.
Sukjin : Thank you so much for coming down today. I really appreciate you guys here. It is my first visit here and I always wanted to be here and I am so glad I am here. I hope you all will have lots of fun tomorrow and I notice Singapore flyer I hope there will be one day where we can film running man here in Singapore with the background of Singapore flyer. Hope to see you soon.
And this marks the end of the Press Conference which makes us more excited for the fanmeeting the following day! Thanks to ONETVASIA for organising this press conference and holding this event as well as Dean for the invite!
Pictures link will be up soon, do like our facebook page! ^^
Photos: Joey
Written by: Joey
Transcript by: Steffi

[EVENT] Wastons Race Start! in Singapore fanmeet

Meet the well-loved cast members of South Korea’s famous urban action variety series, Running Man! Organized by ONE (SingTel mioTV Ch 513, 604 / StarHub TV Ch 820, 823, 876, 124), get set for the exhilarating Singapore leg of the Running Man Fan Meeting Asia Tour 2013 – ‘Watsons Race Start! in Singapore’! The highly anticipated event welcomes 5 of the 7 popular hosts including HaHa (Ha Dong Hoon), Kim Jong Kook, Jee Seok Jin, Gary (Kang Hee Gun) and the sole female cast member, Song Ji Hyo.

  Attendees of ‘Watsons Race Start! in Singapore’ will be the first in the region to meet Song Ji Hyo (the other half of the popular ‘Monday Couple’ with Gary) as she features for the first time on the Running Man Fan Meeting Asia Tour 2013! Expect an engaging and intimate 2 hour program at ‘Watsons Race Start! in Singapore’ to get to know the Running Man stars like never before. Fun and exciting games will see lucky attendees share the stage with the five personalities, and there will be live performances by the singers among them.

All tickets have been sold out except for Restricted View:
Cat 5- S$188 + $3 sistic fees
(Internet sales only)

Get your tickets from SISTIC.com!

  Get set for the ultimate Running Man experience at ONE’s ‘Watsons Race Start! in Singapore’ this Saturday!

[EVENT] Vizit Korea 2013

Vizit Korea – the Ultimate K-Culture and K-Pop Event!

Embark on an experiential journey to Korea without leaving Singapore!

Vizit Korea is the only Korean-focused consumer travel, food, lifestyle and entertainment event taking place at the Singapore Expo from Oct 25 – 27, 2013 featuring NU’EST, APink & Lee Chae Young!

Riding on the growing Hallyu, Vizit Korea features a variety of Korean products and brands set amidst a thematic backdrop with experiential activities including cooking demonstrations, food sampling , hair styling and makeover sessions, K-Pop contests, complimented by entertaining stage programmes.

Featuring a special thematically designed layout, Vizit Korea presents the very best of Korea under one roof in 4 separate zones:

  • SIGHTS OF KOREA: Specially packaged Korea tours, including aesthetics travel and selected travel destinations
  • SAVOURS OF KOREA: Sample Korean snacks  along Korean Food Street and see demonstrations by leading Korean food brands
  • FEEL OF KOREA: Buy lifestyle products and services
  • SOUND OF KOREA: Get into the beat of Korean culture and enjoy showcases by Korean artistes.

At Vizit Korea, you can expect to…

  • Sample Korean delicacies and snacks as if you were in a street in Seoul!
  • Shop and buy Korean products,  souvenirs, and knick knacks
  • Learn new things about K-Culture, Korean aesthetics and more!
  • Watch Korean fashion designers, hairstylists and makeup artists transforms the ordinary to extraordinary!
  • Book your next trip to Korea at incredible prices
  • Enjoy performances by upcoming Korean artistes and other Korean acts
  • Interact with Korean chefs, and learn the finer arts of preparing Korean food
Artist’s Impression Only

[EVENT] 2013 Girls’ Generation World Tour- Girls & Peace Singapore

The much anticipated Asian girl group Girls’ Generation, who put on a massively successful performance at their first solo concert back in 2011, is back with their second solo concert in Singapore, 2013 GIRLS’ GENERATION World Tour – Girls & Peace -, on 12 October 2013, 6pm, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Presented by Carlo Rino and organised by Running Into The Sun, fans can look forward to an exhilarating night of high-energy performances by the wildly-popular group consisting of beauties Taeyeon, Jessica, Sunny, Tiffany, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung, Yoona, and Seohyun. These girls will be back to delight fans with their heart-melting smiles, adorable poses and scream-inducing winks when they land on our sunny shores for their second full-length concert here. Girls’ Generation is set to showcase a visual treat of perfectly choreographed dance moves along with their latest hit songs. Prepare yourselves to be entertained and mesmerized with a fantastic performance by Girls’ Generation!
Ticketing information
Get your tickets from www.sistic.com now!
For more information, visit Running Into The Sun facebook