tvN’s brand new mega TV drama – Entourage – will premiere on 4 November in Korea. Over in Asia-Pacific, Entourage will premiere expressly on tvN on 7 November, every Monday and Tuesday, at 9:15 pm (GMT+8; Singtel TV 518 (HD) / 619 (HD); StarHub TV 824 (HD)). To promote this highly anticipated express drama in Asia, tvN Asia will bring the main cast Seo Kang-joon and Lee Dong-Hwi to Singapore and meet up with fans in a public meet-and-greet event at Bugis Square in 22 November. Stay tuned with tvN Asia for further updates.

Entourage, is a Korean re-make of the popular US drama series of the same title, starring Seo Kang-joon, Cho Jin-woong, Lee Gwang-soo, Park Jung-min and Lee Dong-hwi. The drama surrounds the “bromance” among young popular actor, Cha Young-bin (Seo Kang-Joon) and his childhood best buddies Lee Ho-jin (Park Jung-Min), Cha Joon (Lee Kwang-Soo) and “Turtle” Geobook (Lee Dong-hwi), as well as the interesting encounter with Kim Eun-gab (Cho Jin-woong), CEO of Cha Young-bin’s management agency.

tvN’s mega TV drama – Entourage – will premiere expressly in Asia-Pacific on 7 November, every Monday and Tuesday, at 9:15 pm (GMT+8). tvN is available in 10 Asia-Pacific countries, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, Myanmar and Australia. tvN, where fun takes off!

[COVERAGE] tvN’s Go Go with Mr Paik Featuring Onew & Chaeyeon Media Interview




tvN’s brand new show, with Korean Celebrity Chef Paik Jong Won –  Go Go With Mr. Paik in Singapore (白老师放煮假新加坡篇) starring Chef Paik, SHINee’s Onew and DIA’s Jung Chae Yeon had their media interview on the 2nd of November, when they were in Singapore to film their show. The trio had went around Singapore to experience the local markets and also to whip up some Singaporean dishes. Chef Paik also whipped up some special dishes for the upcoming Chirstmas for Onew, Chae Yeon and some special guests.


In terms of what type of Singapore cooking style of crabs, Onew prefers the pepper crab while Chaeyeon likes the chilli crab. Chef Paik feels that there are many people who can cook well, so he decided to give confidence to those beginners whom are still learning to cook, thus he position himself as someone who cooks simple dishes.


Between Onew and Chaeyeon, Chef picked Onew as a potential good cook as he is talented in food tasting and is able to express the food taste very well. Despite the difference in the ingredients (spices), both Onew and Chef Paik feels that there is no big difference in Singaporean and Korean dishes. The staples are rice, noodles and fried food. Onew even pick up skills on how to cook his own dishes according to his taste from Chef Paik.


On who to bring along in their groups for a food trip together, Onew picked Taemin as he eats really well & Chaeyeon picked Yebin as she is close to her.  Being the second time that they have filmed together, Chaeyeon didn’t feel any awkwardness with Onew as he is very nice and freindly despite being the sunbae. Chef Paik agrees on that Onew is very humorous and he knows how to entertain everyone. If we communicate with him in Korean, you will understand how funny he is.



View photos of the media interview here: tvN Go Go With Mr. Paik Media Interview feat Onew & Chaeyeon Photo Set

GO GO WITH MR. PAIK in Singapore

Airing on tvN

Mondays, 19 Dec and 26 Dec @ 10.30pm

Singtel TV 518 (HD) / Channel 619 (HD) and StarHub TV Channel 824 (HD)

Kpress Singapore would like to thank tvN for the invite to this media interview.

Photos and text by: Joey

Transcript by: Brenda

[SHOW] tvN’s GO GO WITH MR. PAIK with Paik Jong Won, Onew & Jung Chae Yeon





Singapore (2 November 2016) – tvN’s brand new variety programme – Korean celebrity Chef Paik Jong-won’s global Cook-topia – Go Go With Mr. Paik in Singapore (白老师放煮假新加坡篇), starring Chef Paik, Onew from SHINee and Jung Chae-yeon from DIA, will premiere in Asia-Pacific on 19 December (Monday) at 10:30pm (GMT+8). This marks the first reunion of Chef Paik, Onew and Jung Chae-yeon after the three of them spent an amazing “family” time in Kudat back in August this year.

Go Go With Mr. Paik in Singapore is the finale of the three-part programme, Go Go With Mr. Paik, which is produced jointly by tvN Korea and tvN Asia. Singapore is chosen as one of the filming locations for the programme as the country is well known as a food haven offering diverse and distinct cuisine to suit every palate.

Through the programme, viewers will be able to discover the richness of Singapore’s gastronomic culture which is influenced by its strong multicultural heritage, as well as innovative concepts which reflect contemporary Singapore.

In Go Go With Mr. Paik in Singapore, viewers will also get an authentic visual experience of Singapore home cooking as Chef Paik, Onew and Jung Chae-yeon explore the local markets in Little India and Chinatown for ingredients to whip up some local delicacies, such as kaya toast,laksa, bak ku teh and chicken rice. In view of the approaching Christmas, Chef Paik will reveal his special party menus for his beloved “nephew” Onew, “niece” Jung Chae-yeon, and some “special guests”. The trio will also spend some “play time” at Singapore’s top attractions in Sentosa where their Manor is located – experiencing thriller rides in Universal Studio Singapore and immersing themselves in the magical waterworld at the impressive S.E.A. Aquarium. To preserve the tradition of the programme, the uncle-nephew-niece trio once again enjoy a “eat, sleep, eat” (먹고자고먹고) vacation.

In Go Go With Mr. Paik, Chef Paik travels to various cities in Southeast Asia with one male idol and one female idol, making use of local ingredients to create Southeast Asian cuisines. The first stop took place in Kudat, Malaysia, starring Chef Paik, Onew and Jung Chae-yeon (aired on 23 September). The second stop takes place in Krabi, Thailand, starring Chef Paik, Lee Seung-hoon from WINNER and Gong Seung-yeon, which will be aired on 28 November (Monday) at 10:30pm (GMT+8). The 2016 Finale of Chef Paik Jong-won’s overseas project – Go Go With Mr. Paik in Singapore is supported by the Singapore Tourism Board and will premiere in Asia-Pacific on 19 December (Monday) at 10:30pm (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, Thai, Bahasa Malaysia and Bahasa Indonesia. tvN, where fun takes off!

Programme Sponsors:


Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corporation

Venue Sponsor:

Capella Hotel Singapore

Supporting Organisation:

Singapore Tourism Board

GO GO WITH MR. PAIK in Singapore

Airing on tvN

Mondays, 19 Dec and 26 Dec @ 10.30pm

Singtel TV 518 (HD) / Channel 619 (HD) and StarHub TV Channel 824 (HD)

List of K-Varieties to watch 2016 (KOREAN VARIETY SHOWS)

Its time for the yearly round up of top Korean Variety shows! In this list, I will list the shows that are still airing, or is being aired in the year of 2016! Text mostly from Wikipedia, here comes the list!

  1. Running Man

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The well-known K-Variety will be undergoing some major change as recent news confirmed that member Kang Gary, will be leaving the show after 6 years! Despite the casts and crew’s persuasion, he decided to leave the show to focus on his music and wants to study it more. His last filming date will be on the 31 Oct, and the show will be finding a replacement for Gary. We wish Gary and Running Man the best of luck!

 Ratings: 7/10

2. Superman Returns

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I guess nobody can get enough of the cuteness of the kids on Superman returns, especially Daebak-ie. In the recent episodes there is a new segment which is shared by 3 dads, Oh Ji-ho, Yang Dong-geun and In Gyo-jin as they start OGG, a segment where 3 of them bring their babies together and spend 2d1n without their moms.

Rating: 8.5/10


3. Unnie’s Slam Dunk

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Sister’s Slam Dunk (언니들의 슬램덩크) is a South Korean reality show that airs every Friday on KBS 2TV starting from April 8, 2016. The show features an all-female cast consisting of Ra Mi-ran, Kim Sook, Hong Jin-kyung, Min Hyo-rin, Jessi and Tiffany, and follows their attempt at fulfilling each cast member’s dream using a budget of 2,196,000 won or approximately $2000. The cast members formed a special girl group named “Unnies” and released a Park Jin-young-produced single titled “Shut Up”, featuring Yoo Hee-yeol, in July 2016.

(Text from Wikipedia)

Rating: 7/10

4. Star Show 360

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Star Show 360 is a South Korean variety show, which airs Monday at 11:10 PM KST on MBC Every1. The show is hosted by Leeteuk and Tak Jae Hoon. Join the host in uncovering different groups of guest every week! As on now, EXO, VIXX, IOI, Seventeen and SISTAR’s episodes have been aired and the next episode will star Apink.

Ratings: 8/10

5. Hit The Stage


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Hit the Stage is an Mnet television program in which K-pop idols team up with professional dance teams to compete in a dance survival contest. It premiered on July 27, 2016 and airs every Wednesday on Mnet and tvN at 11pm KST. The live competition is hosted by entertainers Jun Hyun-moo and Lee Soo-geun. Stars such as SHINee Taemin, SISTAR Bora, SNSD Hyoyeon, MONSTAX Shownu, NCT Ten, INFINITE Hoya, Block B Ukwon, BigStar Feel Dog, Jang Hyunseung, ASTRO Rocky, Myname Seyong, GOT7 Yugeom, TEENTOP Changjo,Up10tion Bit-to, TWICE Momo, I.O.I Chungha, Stephanie, Nicole, Lovelyz Mijoo, Miss A Min and DIA Eunjin & Chaeyeon.

Ratings: 9/10 

6. Produce 101

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Produce 101 (Hangul프로듀스 101, stylized as PRODUCE 101) is a 2016 reality girl group survival show on Mnet. It is a large-scale project in which the public “produces” a unit girl group by choosing members from a pool of 101 trainees from 46 entertainment companies as well as the group’s concept, debut song, and group name. The show has the second-largest budget of all shows produced by Mnet at about four billion won (approximately $3.4 million). The 11 winners, Na-young, Yeon-jung, Mi-na, Jieqiong, Chae-yeon, So-mi, Se-jeong, Chung-ha, Yoo-jung, So-hye, Do-yeon formed I.O.I and the girls just got the first ever 11 members win with their new song, Very Very Very!

Rating: 8/10 

Other shows, like Code, Weekly Idol, Infinity Challenge, Laws of Jungle are some great shows to watch too!

[EVENT] Jessica Jung Asia Fan Meet in Singapore


Fans of Korean American K-Pop sensation Jessica Jung will be glad to hear that she will be holding her first fan meeting in Singapore on 11 November 2016.

Having established herself as a fashion designer with her own fashion line, Blanc & Eclare, Jessica is back to her musical roots with the release of her first mini solo album ‘With Love J’, which topped charts in Korea and 9 other countries in Asia. With her characteristic soprano tones and unique artistry, it is no surprise that the music video for her debut solo single, ‘Fly’, which is a collaboration with American rapper Fabolous, has reached over 21 million views on YouTube till date.

Kicking off her first solo Asia tour, Jessica will perform on 11 November at Suntec Convention Hall in Singapore before heading to Jakarta, Manila and Ho Chi Minh. Fans can expect fun interaction, stage games and performances in this 90 minutes’ party. Tickets are available on sale now via Asia Box Office (www.asiaboxoffice.com).



Date: 11th November 2016

Venue: Suntec Convention Hall 601 – 604

Time: 8.00PM

Tickets: $198, $158, $108, $78

Organised by: Launch

[EVENT] 2016 GOT7 1st Concert “Fly in Singapore”

GOT7 boys will be back in Singapore but this time for their first ever full length concert! This is their first full length concert tour after 2 years of their debut, be sure to catch them live in Singapore on the 24 June at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre!

DATE: 2016.6.24[FRI]


Ticket Prices: $288, $248, $208, $168, $128
-ORGANIZER : https://www.facebook.com/OneProductionSingapore/?fref=ts

Get your tickets through the following channels:

 Online Booking: www.apactix.com
Phone Booking: Call +65 3158 8588
Box Office: Located at Singapore Indoor Stadium and all SingPost outlets*
*For more information on locations and operation hours of SingPost outlets, please visit http://www.singpost.com/our-network/list-of-post-office-locations.html
For more information, please visit the organizers’ page. Get your tickets now!

[DANCE] Lia Kim and Mina Myoung Workshop in Singapore


1 Million studios’ instructors Lia Kim and Mina Myoung is coming to Singapore for two days of workshop! There are 8 classes with includes the famous La La Latch, 7/11 as well as Formation and Sorry. Lia and Mina will also be teaching two new choreographies each!

Date: 30 April 2016 (Saturday)
1.30PM – Class 2: 7/11 – BEYONCE / MINA MYOUNG
4.00PM – Class 3: Unreleased Song *NEW* /LIA KIM
5.30PM – Class 4: Unreleased Song *NEW* /MINA MYOUNG

Date: 1 May 2016 (Sunday)
4.00PM – Class 7: Unreleased Song *NEW* /LIA KIM
5.30PM – Class 8: Unreleased Song*NEW* /MINA MYOUNG

Price: SGD75.00 per Class
Combo Packages:
COMBO A: Full Package – 8 Classes – $450.00
COMBO B: 6 Classes – $350.00
COMBO C: 4 Classes – 250.00

*You can share the combo packages with a friend! The maximum number of people sharing any combo packages is only 2. But within the number of classes, you can spilt them up differently. For example, for 4 classes combo, you can either share 2/2 or 1/3; 6 classes combo, you can either share 1/5, 2/4, 3/3, etc.

Payment Details:
1) Select the Quantity of the tickets to reserve and proceed with payment
2) Please Whatsapp the proof of payment and Class (1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8) to +65 92228145 (Grace) for acknowlegment of reservation. Reservation is confirmed when a reply from the number is received. All confirmation of slots is on a first-come-first-served basis.

Please WhatsApp to +65 92228145 with the Screenshot of your confirmed payment with the following message format:

Name[space]Combo (A/B/C)[space] Class (1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8)

Any enquires, please contact via WhatsApp to 92228145 (Grace) or email to gqgrace.des@gmail.com for clarification.

Payment Link: https://www.xfers.io/item/zBOjBO8Zn7

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