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Tim to star in upcoming Korean-Indonesian drama project

Solo singer Tim is looking to join the ranks of Hallyu stars as an actor.

It has recently been revealed that Tim has been cast in a lead role for a Korean-Indonesian joint drama ‘Saranghae, I love you.’ The drama, which portrays the love story of a couple and falls under the romantic fantasy genre, is set in both South Korea and Indonesia and shows a love that blossoms between the two different cultures.

The drama, which was written, and will be produced by Indonesian director NOTO, will total 30 episodes. The drama will air this July on Indonesia’s biggest channel at 9 PM, and will be broadcast throughout all of Indonesia.

Tim will be playing the role of a top Korean singer named Young Min, and his co-star is said to be a popular Indonesian actress. The synopsis of the drama is that Young Min goes to Indonesia to clear up a misunderstanding his father has regarding Young Min’s mother, and the different events that happen while he is there.


B2ST’s Junhyung sends his greetings from Indonesia

Despite being in the midst of B2ST‘s busy world activities these days, member Junhyung stopped to share a message and a sel-ca with his fans!


T-ara’s Eunjung & Lee Jang Woo hold a traditional wedding ceremony in Indonesia

On March 8th, pictures of ‘We Got Married‘ couple T-ara‘s Eunjung and actor Lee Jang Woo getting married in Indonesia surfaced online!


South Korea’s Greatest Export: How K-Pop’s Rocking the World

The members of K-Pop Fans Kuwait seem a little blue. The angsty poem attached to their tower of fan rice at the kickoff of Big Bang’s world tour in Seoul was a bit of a downer for a pop show. The fan rice paid for by a club in Indonesia, on the other hand, was more in the spirit of things, adorned with a message to the band that could even double as a tourism slogan: “DON’T THINK TOO MUCH. JUST COME TO INDONESIA.”

What’s a fan rice tower? What’s Big Bang? I asked the very same things when I arrived in South Korea last week and attended my first K-pop concert in Seoul’s Olympic Park Gymnastics Stadium. Fan rice is pretty much what it sounds like: rice, from fans. As a way to show their devotion, fans of Korean pop music — or K-pop — buy bags of rice and donate it to their favorite bands, who, in turn, donate the rice to a charitable cause.

In a linoleum hallway in the Seoul stadium, stacks of rice bags festooned with ribbons and signs boasting how many kilograms each club purchased (100kg, 500kg, 1000kg) were lined up like shrines to the K-pop gods that were about to go on stage: T.O.P., G-Dragon, etc. Big Bang is one of the biggest acts on the K-pop roster. For their first show in months, 12.7 tons of rice were donated from 50 fan clubs around the world.

How do I know this? Because there are entire businesses dedicated to making sure the rice gets there. Seung-gu Roh, whose staff took two days to build all the rice bag towers on display for the Big Bang show, got into this industry when fans just bought bouquet towers for the bands. (Passé.) Now he was 24 offices around the country helping source and ship rice from South Korean farmers to venues. For the last five years, his sales have grown 100% every year, though he still insists its not a particularly profitable venture. “I’m not making anything off this,” Roh says. “I just do it because it’s a good thing.”


2PM’s Taecyeon and Choi Ji Woo attend Lotte Duty Free grand opening in Indonesia

Hallyu actress Choi Ji Woo and 2PM‘s Taecyeon were seen together in Indonesia.

On February 6th, the above photo was posted on an online community board with the title, “Taecyeon and Choi Ji Woo, strangely they look good together“.

The two were in Indonesia as ambassadors for the grand opening of a Lotte Duty Free Shop at the Soekarno-Hatta airport.

The contrast between Ji Woo’s bright red dress and Taecyeon’s black suit accentuated the beauty of the two as they looked like a couple. With both their tall height and slender frames, the two stars looked like mannequins posing in front of the store.


B.A.P.’s pre-debut SBS-MTV reality show to air in eight countries

Earlier, B.A.P. revealed that they would be starring in SBS MTV’s reality program, ‘Ta-Dah, It’s B.A.P.’.

The group has just shared some additional great news — ‘Ta-Dah, It’s B.A.P.’ will be broadcast through local MTV channels in China, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Singapore!

The level of anticipation is high for their reality show, since Big Bang set the precedent for such programs with ‘Big Bang the Beginning’. It’s rare for a rookie group to be given such love prior to their debut, and it’s only likely to increase as the days narrow down to B.A.P.’s debut later on this month.

As previously revealed, the reality program will take on a different format, as the boys will play the role of aliens from another planet who are working to become stars and take over the world. SECRET‘s Hyosung will be making a surprise appearance as the deliverer of missions.


FNC Music cancels CN BLUE’s “BLUE STORM in Indonesia” concert

FNC Music stunned thousands of expectant fans by announcing the cancellation of CN BLUE‘s solo concert, “BLUE STORM in Indonesia“.

“The [BLUE STORM] in Indonesia concert, scheduled for November 26th, has been cancelled,” the company revealed through CN BLUE’s official website.

“This is a problem stemming from our lack of trust with the local Indonesian organizers of the event, thanks to shoddy event planning and failing to live up to their contract.”

“Although we tried to make several requests about the promotions and the concert, they never replied to our requests which aided our decision to cancel the event,” FNC Music said.


CNBlue 2011 Asia Tour Concert ‘BLUESTORM IN JAKARTA’

CN BLUE, one of the popular band from South Korea is ready to visit Jakarta as a part of their Asian tour which began last September in Seoul, Korea. CN BLUE’s first visit in Indonesia is greeted with joy by music lovers from across the country and even from abroad, especially fans of Kpop music. ticket sales at Early Bid sessions and presale (2500 tickets sold out) prove the high interest from music lovers to watch this great concert.

To improve the quality of the performance considering the convenience of the audience, and also as requested by FnC Music as CNBLUE’s management,   Starlight Management Indonesia decided to expand the size of the stage and make the audience more comfortable by moving the venue from Skenoo Gandaria City Hall to JITEC Mangga Dua Square. changes only occur in terms of location, but the date and time of the concert remains the same, November 26th, 2011 at 6 pm.

‘Bluestorm in Jakarta’ not only marks the first CN Blue concert in Indonesia but also the beginning of official CN Blue’s promotion period in Indonesia through live performance on television as well as promoting their official album with Warner Music Indonesia.

CN BLUE 2011 Asia Tour Concert ‘Bluestorm in Jakarta‘ is expected to satisfy music lovers, especially fansof Kpop music. “We expect this concert to be a celebration for those who has great taste of music and hopefully can bring great memories for all visitors in attendance ,” said Poppy Deviana, Project Director Starlight Management Indonesia.


Park Si Hoo reports that he survived the Bali earthquake

Actor Park Si Hoo reported that he is doing well, despite the earthquake he experience in Indonesia’s Bali.

According to the USGS, on October 13th at 10:16am, a magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocked the town of Bali, shocking the tourists. Sources inform that the earthquake caused havoc on the island, as the tourists as well as the hotels’ staff members ran for cover. The roofs collapsed and the grounds of the broadcasting station were split. No detail information regarding damage or victims have been reported.

On October 13th, he wrote via his Twitter page, From Bali, I am OK and posted a picture to prove it. He looked well-rested as reported. His agency also confirmed through an interview with Newsen, We just received call that Park Si Hoo and his manager are safe and sound,” putting the fans at ease.

Fans responded with, What a relief“, “We thought you were hurt“, “Enjoy the rest of your vacation and come back soon, etc.


Hyunbin at TNI Celebration, Indonesia

Exclusively from Indonesia’s number one online portal, Detikhot has captured Kim Tae-pyong’s (Hyunbin) visit to Indonesia for the celebration of TNI  – The National Army of Indonesia‘s anniversary. As a marine sergeant along with his four other fellow armies, he came to show support being invited to the event.


CNBLUE will bring “BLUESTORM” concert to Indonesia in November

CNBLUE is confirmed to have their nationwide tour in Japan starting in December, with plans on visiting various other different cities throughout Asia. On October 6th, FNC Music has confirmed that CNBLUE will be visiting Jarkata, Indonesia, on November 26th as part of their Asia tour.

The official explains, “The boys will meet with local media outlets for TV interviews and a press conference the day before the concert, and will hold an autograph session with selected fans right after their show.”

CNBLUE began their Asia tour “BLUESTORM” in Seoul at the Olympic Hall on September 17th and 18th. They will visit Jarkata and perform at the Skeenoo Hall Gandaria City on November 26th.

Meanwhile, CNBLUE recently made their debut into Japan’s mainstream music industry with their single “In My Head.” The group originally made their debut into Japan prior to their Korean debut as an indie band.

Source: 10Asia

by Uni @ koreaboo.com

Hyun Bin to visit Indonesia and help jump start negotiations on importing Korean jets & submarines

Actor Hyun Bin, currently active as a Korean marine, is scheduled to visit Indonesia in the next few days.

According to the Ministry of National defense, Hyun Bin (birth name Kim Tae Pyung) will be in Indonesia for 2 nights and 3 days, starting on October 5th through the 7th. He will be there to attend the Armed Forces Day celebrations and also visit the Marines Corps base in Indonesia.

The Indonesian government had personally invited Hyun Bin to this event, in order to jump start the negotiations of a $1 billion deal to import Korean made submarines and advanced training models of Korea Aerospace Industries T-50 Golden Eagle multirole fighter jets to Indonesia.

His popularity in Indonesia is obviously undeniable, especially after his drama ‘Secret Garden‘, but some people are criticizing the fairness on recruiting an active duty soldier for these sorts of activities.


CNBLUE Coming to Jakarta

While CNBLUE is currently undergoing promotions all across Asia, we at Hellokpop will be giving you a very special look into the Jakarta leg of the tour, ‘Blue Storm in Jakarta’.