Guess which are the 2018 Top Trending Korean TV Shows in Singapore!

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Singapore, 2018 – 2018 was a significant year filled with events that marked a sign of changing times both in Singapore and the rest of the world. Google presents its annual Year in Search 2018 with the top trending topics, people, events and places that captured the attention of Singaporeans.

Google’s Year in Search 2018 examines the searches conducted by Singaporeans over the past 12 months to find out which are the trends that are still going strong from 2017, and trends such as our united love for sports, gadgets, and movies.

This year, while we do see a growing interest in Chinese entertainment with TV shows such as with the Story of Yanxi Palace and Meteor Garden 2018, Korean Hallyu still remains strong!  Do see below the list of Top 10 Korean TV Shows that are trending in Singapore this year!

  1. What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim
  2. Korean Odyssey
  3. My ID is Gangnam Beauty
  4. I Am Not A Robot
  5. Radio Romance
  6. Terius Behind Me
  7. 100 Days My Prince
  8. The Great Producer
  9. Hwayugi
  10. Suits

Looking at the list above, it looks like Korea’s romantic comedies are a hit this year! With the first place being What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim. The drama, which stars popular actor Park Seo Jun and Park Min Young, was actually based off a novel of the same name by Jung Kyung Hoon. The drama was even deemed as one of the highest rated Korean dramas in cable television history!

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My personal favorite was My ID is Gangnam Beauty and I am not surprised it is at No. 3 on the list! The drama, starring Im Soo-hyangCha Eun-wooJo Woo-ri, and Kwak Dong-yeon was hilarious and such a fun drama to watch after a long day at school/work. The series is based on the webtoon of the same name published in 2016 by Naver Webtoon. Astro’s Cha Eun Woo definitely surprised me with his acting in this drama.

It is so interesting to see what the top grossing Korean dramas for this year are! 2018 is definitely a year filled with many good dramas that you should watch if you have not!

Do comment and let us know which of the 10 was your favorite! If your 2018 favorite is not on the list, do let us know which one!

You can also check out the Year in Search Global Video by clicking here!

We would like to thank TATE ANZUR for the statistics!

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CL performs solo for the first time ever in Singapore at Hyperplay 2018

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Singapore, 2018 – Hyperplay, the first ever integrated ASEAN esports and music festival
happening at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, brought together avid fans on its first day, living up to the expectations of the festival’s hype and thrills. In celebration of our youths, fans got to immerse themselves in a range of esports action and music performances – the two key cultural cornerstones of the generation.

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Mark your calendars for the festival of the year! The Hallyu Pop Fest 2018 with performances from over 100 K-pop idols

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Singapore, 2018 – CALLING ALL K-POP FANS! Save the dates for #HallyuPopFest on your calendar right now – the ONLY music festival you’d want to attend this year, with over 100 K-pop idols performing in Singapore!

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HYPERPLAY REVEALS FIRST WAVE OF PERFORMERS FOR MTV SPOTLIGHT AT HYPERPLAY WITH K-POP SUPERSTAR CL, AND ASEAN ACTS SLOT MACHINE, AFGAN AND THE SAM WILLOWS

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Singapore, 6 JUNE 2018Hyperplay has revealed its first wave of performers for MTV Spotlight @ Hyperplay today with South Korea’s superstar vocalist and rapper CL, Thailand’s leading rock band Slot Machine, Indonesian idol Afgan and Singapore’s favorite The Sam Willows.

Hyperplay, the first integrated ASEAN esports and music festival, is set to feature MTV Spotlight, which brings multi-genre talents onto a single stage at different times during Hyperplay. The two-day ticketed event will take place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Saturday, 4 August 2018 and Sunday, 5 August 2018. Additional acts will be announced in the coming weeks.

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Dara share her beauty secrets and tips at the Get It Beauty On The Road Press Conference in Singapore

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Singapore, 2018 – Get it beauty on the road is tvN Asia’s brand new production in 2018. By adopting the winning format of popular Korean shown, tvN Asia will also blend in local spirits, and bring the shooting down to Singapore. The co-production between tvN Asia and StarHub TV will follow the original format by exploring K-beauty products.

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Oh My Girl teared and celebrated their third anniversary with fans in their first ever Fan Meet in Singapore

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Singapore, 2018 – On 5th May, the girls of Oh My Girl finally came to Singapore to meet their fans at their very first fan meet. The fan meet, which was held at Suntec Convention Centre was filled with passionate fans who were waiting patiently to see their favorite idols perform live.

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Oh My Girl shared what they wish to achieve in 2018 at their very first Press Conference in Singapore

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Singapore, 2018 – The lovely girls of Oh My Girl was in Singapore for their very first fan meet. Before they greet their fans in Singapore at the fan meet, Oh My Girl met with the media to answer a few questions. They discuss their songs’ first impressions, hidden talents and what they wish to achieve in 2018.

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MXM shares what they would be if they are not idols at their Match Up Press Conference in Singapore

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Singapore, 2018 – On 3rd May, the two lovely boys of MXM, Youngmin, and Donghyun greet their Singapore fans for the first time at their Match Up Open Press Conference in Singapore! MXM, who was in Singapore for their first ever fan meet, discussed their hobbies, dish out each others’ bad habits and their wish for the future.

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Monsta X celebrates member, Wonho’s birthday together with the fans at their HSBC Special Show 2018 in Singapore

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Singapore, 2018 – The amazing members of popular boy group, Monsta X was in Singapore on 3rd March for the HSBC Women’s World Championship Monsta X Special Show 2018. The group is composed of seven members: Jooheon, Shownu, Kihyun, Hyungwon, Wonho, Minhyuk, and I.M.

The show, which was held at The Coliseum Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, was filled with dedicated fans of all ages. Since this is their first time to perform in Singapore, Monsta X prepared something special just for the fans – past photos of the members throughout their time as Monsta X. They reminisce and talk about all the past memories as well as the good times, all thanks to their fans – Monbebe.

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Monsta X performed several songs that include “Beautiful”, “From Zero” and “White Candy”. They showed cool dance moves and perfect vocals. During their “White Candy” performance, they even threw candies to the crowd. This had fans all excited and jumpy as they try their best to catch some candies. Those that managed to catch some sure are lucky!

The show consists of many different activities for fan interactions. There was even a segment for the Monsta X members to showcase their drawing skills. All members are tasked to draw what they would eat with Monbebes, within one minute. The competition was close, but in the end, the fans chose I.M as the winner due to his hilarious answer and drawing – water. Or maybe the fans just wanted to see I.M doing aegyo as part of his reward!

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The boys gave amazing fan service to their lovely fans as they try hard to make sure the fans feel loved. During the show, a lucky fan even got a chance to get serenaded by I.M. He sang her favorite Monsta X song, but faced the screen as he was too embarrassed. All the fans began swooning at his amazing vocals and adorable antics.

Much to the surprise of Monsta X, there was even a special segment made by the fans just for Monsta X! They had a fan video screening and prepared a special ramyeon cake for the birthday boy, Wonho. All the fans and the members sang a birthday song and celebrated Wonho’s birthday together. I am sure it is a birthday he will never forget since he gets to celebrate it with his fans in Singapore.

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Concerts must always come to an end as the boys began to hint that they have only a few more songs left. This definitely dampens the mood of the fans but the boys’ continuous energy does not leave the fans sad for long. They continue to perform their very best even till the last song. They even sang a beautiful acapella version of “Dramarama”.

As the show draws to an end, the members share their inner thoughts and appreciation for the fans. “You guys won’t be tired if we come often right? We will come here more often!”, Minhyuk exclaimed. Kihyun even shouted in English, “I have to see you guys again in Singapore soon!”. “We had a great time because you guys cheer for us despite the hot weather. You guys were waiting even though it was raining. I am very touched!”, Hyunwon added. All the members relay their gratitude and appreciation to all the fans present.

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I am sure that the whole concert experience was a dream come true for most of the fans, seeing their idols for the first time. Monsta X definitely does not disappoint as they show amazing stages as well as fun interactions with the fans present. Let’s hope that the members of Monsta X keep their word and will come to Singapore again! Meanwhile, let us all wait for their comeback which will be happening soon!


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