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Can you feel the Hallyu Wave
around the world?
No matter where you from, who you are,
Hallyu Wave have been gathered us together.
If you ask a child,
"Do you know Korea?",
"Do you know Kpop?",
"Do you know Samsung?"
You will definitely get this answer,
As a Malaysian, you can definitely feel the Hallyu Wave here too!
Let's see the evidences together.
BAP & BIGBANG are in Top 3 of Music Chart in Youtube Malaysia!!
Why all of us have been inspired by Korea?
There must be some reasons when everyone runs toward it.
For me, there are few reasons.
(I separate it to few blogs coz there are much words & pictures)
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1. Korean Entertaiment
Korean pop music
I have started to love Kpop music few years ago. The hard work of singers inspire me, there is nothing impossible if you dare to try out. Kpop music are really addicted. I like how the singers perform on the stage with their confidence, energy, enthusiasm, and powerful choreography. Miss A and 2pm are my favourite singers too. I had been attended to MOA Amazing Live 2011 in Kuala Lumpur which performed by Super Junior, f(x), MissA and B1A4. The concert was really awesome and unforgettable. I saw Miss A in One Utama Hotel too! Suzy was really pretty. She was friendly and kept smiling and waving to the fans. 2pm had been held a concert in Malaysia too. Due to some problems, I didn’t get chance to attend. It was really sad. Kpop really touch my heart. When I watch their performance, my heartbeat is damn fast and I almost can’t breathe. I really enjoy their performance and hands up with them.
I'm sure you did heard about B-boy before right? Do you know B-boying is quite famous in South-Korea? We may familiar with one of the famous b-boy crew in Korea– Expression crew.
Expression crew is a South Korean b-boying crew that is famous for winning Battle of the Year 2002, making it the first ever Korean crew to win the title. Since then, the Korean government has capitalized on the popularity of the dance and has promoted it alongside Korea n culture. R-16 Korea is the most well-known government-sponsored event, and is hosted by the Korean Tourism Organization (Thanks!!!XD) and supported by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism. The crew is also famous for its "Marionette" performance, a show it used to tour around the world performing. It is a performance which wearing in Carnival type masks, with highlights being a glow in the dark performance and a puppeteer performance.
The other famous b-boy - Extreme crew has combined Ballet with Bboys as they ventured into the musical 'Ballerina who fell in love with a bboy' (비보이를 사랑한 발레리나). We can watch this performance at Lotte World Art Hall.
'NANTA' is a popular South Korean musical. In English the show is also known as "Cookin".
'NANTA' is a non-verbal performance of free rhythmical movements that dramatize customary Korean percussions in a strikingly comedic stage show. Integrating unique Korean traditional drumbeats in a western performance style, NANTA storms into a huge kitchen where four capricious cooks are preparing a wedding banquet. While cooking, they turn all kinds of kitchen items - pots, pans, dishes, knives, chopping boards, water bottles, brooms and even each other- into percussion instruments.
2. Interesting place from drama
In Malaysia, summer all year around. Therefore I'm really looking forward a country with four seasons. I am always attracted by the pretty scene and interesting places when I am watching Korea drama and TV show. I'm going to simplified my introduction about some places in Korea below here. I will more focus on Seoul as I am much familiar with it.
‘Five Grand Palaces’
There are ‘Five Grand Palaces’ in Seoul during Joseon Dynasty: Changdeokgung,Changgyeonggung, Deoksugung, Gyeongbokgung and Gyeonghuigung, all of which are located in the district of Jongno-gu and Jung-gu. Among them, Changdeokgung was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997 as an "outstanding example of Far Eastern palace architecture and garden design". The main palace, Gyeongbokgung. is currently being restored to its original form. Beside the palaces, Unhyeongung is known for being the royal residence of Regent Daewongun, the father of Emperor Gojong at the end of the Joseon Dynasty.
N Seoul Tower
The signature building of Seoul. The 236.7m Seoul Tower sits atop Namsan Mountain (243m), Seoul Tower offers panoramic views of Seoul and the surrounding areas. The view is so stunning that many consider Seoul Tower the best tower in Asia. It is a popular place for couple!
Can you still remember this scene in “Boys Over Flowers”?
Teddy Bear Museum
There is a Teddy Bear Museum in Seoul too instead of Jeju Island. It is housed in N Seoul Tower. We can also see the teddy bears featured in the popular Korean drama “Palace”.
It is a paradise for all girls and boys! Dongdaemun is packed with eager shoppers browsing the wholesale and retail malls and street stalls. You can always buy the clothes, accessories, and merchandises at affordable prices. Moreover, the shops stay open until dawn!!
Namdaemun Market is one of Korea’s historic institutions. It is a place where sell everything from food products, to health products, glasses, luxury/discount cosmetics, traditional Korean souvenirs, and much, much more.
Myeongdong has everything for everyone. Shopping, dining, entertaining and more. Most of the sellers know different languages. So, there is no any problem to communicate with them when you are shopping.
You're beautiful was filmed in Myeongdong as you remember. (Myeongdong Church)
It is located at the center of the 600-year-old historic city of Seoul, was transformed into a human-centered space that harmonizes with the beautiful scenery of Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukaksan Mountain. The square is divided into the sections, “Recovering the History of Gwanghwamun Gate Plaza”, “Reenacting Yukjo Street Plaza”, “Korea Main Plaza”, “Civil Participation Urban Culture Plaza”, “Downtown Plaza” and “Cheonggyecheon Stream Connector”. There is also a Statue of Admiral Yi Sun-Shin. The pond is transformed into a fountain or an ice skating rink depending on the season.
Last episode of IRIS
It is a famous amusement park in Seoul. It consists of the world's largest indoor theme park (a Guinness World Record) which is open all year around, an outdoor amusement park called "Magic Island", an artificial island inside a lake linked by monorail, shopping malls, a luxury hotel, a Korean folk museum, sports facilities, and movie theaters all in one place.
Petite France is located at Gapyeong-Gun, Gyeonggi Province. As the name implies, it is a French cultural village set in the Korean country side. It has 16 French-style buildings where visitors can experience French food, clothing and household culture. There is also a status of the famous Little Prince and an amphitheater. If you come at the right time, you might chance upon and enjoy the French film festival.
Beethoven Virus and Secret Garden had been filmed here.
Jeju Island is the largest volcanic island in Korea. It boasts mild weather, as well as scenic beauties of beaches, waterfalls, cliffs and caves. The natural scene always impresses me enough through the video.
Korea Touches My Heart Pt. 1: Entertainment and Interesting Places
Korea Touches My Heart Pt. 2: Food and Culture
Korea Touches My Heart Pt. 3: Little things you don't know about Korea
Korea Touches My Heart : Why me??