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Apparent suicide of K-pop star's family members shocks fans

The apparent suicide of a South Korean pop star’s father and grandparents has shocked Koreans and K-pop fans, who expressed their sympathy for him on social networks.

Tuesday, 7 January, 2014, 6:44pm

Heart and Seoul of fashion: Korean opportunities

There was a time when the rest of Asia looked to Japan for fashion trends. That has changed over the past decade in the wake of Hallyu, or the Korean Wave, a tide of Korean television dramas and pop groups which gained popularity around the world.

6 May 2013 - 11:20am


Normally, tea is for two, but for Lancôme, tea is for 30. That's how many local celebrities the luxury beauty brand invited to tea at Sevva restaurant in Prince's Building in Central to celebrate the launch of its Absolue line of products. Among the guests were models Balia Chan and Janel Ma, singers Candy Lo and Amanda Lee, and girls-about-town Jacqueline Chong Si-man and Ankie Beilke, who pulled out a tube of Lancôme lip gloss before posing for a photo.

26 Apr 2013 - 10:59am

Psy unveils hip-swinging dance music video to new song 'Gentleman'

The music video, released a day after the song hit online stores worldwide, registered 10.7 million hits on YouTube in the 15 hours after its debut at a packed concert in Seoul.

14 Apr 2013 - 2:55pm

Hong Kong Asian Pop Music Festival

With K-pop still all the rage, this year's Hong Kong Asian-Pop Music Festival concert will be headlined by one of South Korean's hottest exports to date - Girls' Generation.

On Friday night, the nine-member girl band from Seoul will be strutting their stuff at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, alongside other popular singers and groups from across the region.

19 Mar 2013 - 10:09am

K-pop’s reach extends to Muslim Malaysia

Maznifa Mustaffa doesn’t understand Korean, and would be unable to get away with dressing like her favourite Korean pop stars due to conservative attitudes in Muslim-majority Malaysia.

17 Jan 2013 - 3:14pm

Letters to the Editor, December 7, 2012

Many Western countries face difficulties balancing their budgets. One of the biggest factors is the ever increasing cost of health care, with a greying population and the development of better but expensive medicines and treatments.

7 Dec 2012 - 4:24am 1 comment

Australian PM promises to battle zombies to the end of the world

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard weighed into the debate about whether the world will end on December 21 under the Mayan calendar, in a spoof video about Korean pop and flesh-eating zombies.

7 Dec 2012 - 4:33am

What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

On calls for greater transparency over rents at West Kowloon arts hub:

Greg Carton - It's supposed to be a cultural district. So, yeah, you pay a premium to have a private wedding. On the other hand, an actual arts festival should be encouraged. You can't compare these two disparate types of events.

5 Dec 2012 - 3:12am

K-pop's dark side: little artistic freedom

Girls' Generation, Wonder Girls, Rain, Big Bang. South Korea's major entertainment companies have, over the past decade, churned out some of the most familiar faces in Asian music. All are gorgeous - men and women with the perfect combination of sexy and wholesome.

30 Nov 2012 - 3:59am