[REVIEW] K-Live Sentosa: A hologram concert experience in Singapore

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Southeast Asia’s first dedicated K-pop holographic theatre, K-live Sentosa, was launched in Singapore in late February 2016. In its inaugural foray outside of South Korea, K-live Sentosa will be located at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) Waterfront. First introduced in Seoul, South Korea, in 2014, K-live has attracted over 200,000 visitors from around the world. The captivating experience of a high definition virtual concert makes K-live an entertaining digital attraction for visitors.

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With its launch in Singapore, K-live Sentosa pays perfect homage to the best of the Korean culture and its cutting-edge digital technologies – by seamlessly combining high-tech holographic content starring popular Korean pop stars such as Wonder Girls, 2PM and GOT7. The Singapore edition has been enhanced through the addition of original traditional and modern dance performances to make for a more holistic experience.

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Mr Sean Park, Director of K-live Sentosa, wanted to provide a platform for the artistes to perform in Singapore as well as fans to see their performance as often, thus K-Live is designed to make visitors feel like they’re attending a real-life concert, the experience is made even more engaging with the use of augmented and virtual reality technologies and a myriad of special effects.

The hologram concert runs everyday, and there are two different types of shows which visitors can choose from.

      1. Full package with Live Performance: The full package comprises a 10-minute live performance, which includes Flying (Korean Modern Dance) or Ego (Krump), and a 5-minute behind-the-scenes look into the production of a holographic concert. After that, the hologram concert will follow. (explained below)
      2.  Holographic Concert: This package starts with a 5-minute Jin-do Drum Dance in holographic form, followed by the 5- minute behind-the-scenes look into the production of a holographic concert. Then, it’s what fans have been waiting for – the 30-minute Holographic Concert, with a line-up of today’s hottest K-Pop stars performing their hit singles every day. The show includes top hits like 2PM’s “Hands Up”, Wonder Girls’ “I Feel You” and “Girls Girls Girls” by GOT7.

To know more about the schedule, please visit K-Live Sentosa Facebook or RWS Sentosa Attractions Page. Student prices are available, please proceed on-site to K-live ticket booths with valid student ID in person. 

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Additionally, the holographic content for K-live Sentosa will be updated every six months, releasing new virtual songs from the top trending K-Pop artists. Similarly, the live performances will be changed every three months!

Experience:

Kpress has recently went down to K-Live Sentosa to experience the hologram concert magic ourselves! It is located at RWS, if you’re walking into Sentosa, it is just after the Alive Museum. If you’re coming into Sentosa by the monorail/bus/car, you just need to find the Korean town food court (Insadong), walk down and you’ll find K-Live!

The friendly staffs will guide you into the show area, which is an open space. You can either choose to stay at the back where you will be able to see all the three huge screens or stand all the way in front and get a closer view at your idols. The show will start off when the Jin-Do drum dance, followed by some behind-the-scenes snippets of the idols.


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The show will start with the beast-ly dols, 2PM with their top hit, “Hands Up”. Together with the lighting effects as well as the amazing sound quality, it feels like you’re in a club with them! They introduced themselves as a group and individually like what idols always do in concerts, before performing their recent song, “My House”. And here comes an interactive part with the boys! One of the staff will ask one of the audience to sit on a swing, which will be projected in the concert with 2PM! What an experience!

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Next up, Wonder Girls with “I Feel You” and then Got7 with “Just Right”, “Girls Girls Girls” and “Stop Stop It”. All the songs were performed with lighting effects, as well as some other effects such as white foams falling down matching the song/screen, bubbles on the concert as well as the show area, which will make it feel like the bubbles are coming from the screen!

In a nutshell, we feel that this experience is a fun and interesting one. For those fans who has not been to a real concert before or you simply want to save the concert hassle (Buying tickets, Q-ing to get into the concert venue, squeezing with other fans, etc) , you should totally give this hologram concert a try! Especially when the show changes every three months, you should catch the show now if you like the songs that are being performed now. Also, the friendly staffs you will encounter is totally different from the staffs that you will meet at real concerts. K-Live staffs are so friendly and they are always seen welcoming everyone with a smile; they make the whole experience feel so complete. So, we recommend everyone to experience K-Live Sentosa now!

Kpress would like to thank K-Live and Nadiah for the invite to review the concert as we had a really enjoyable experience.


 

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