They came all the way from Bangkok, carrying a pair of customised Converse sneakers they hoped to present to their idol, Korean pop superstar Rain. Their efforts paid off.
Not only did Ms Rainna Sucha and Ms Superdog Spinz managed to pass him the gift, they even got to shake his hand and were rewarded with a huge smile from the hunky pop star. Miss Spinz bought the sneakers and painstakingly embellished them with studs by hand. The sneakers cost 5,000 baht (S$200).
"The flight here was definitely worth it," said Ms Sucha, 40, an accountant.
Her good friend, Ms Spinz, 49, a store owner, added jokingly: "Maybe we will not wash our hands tonight."
Rain, 31, was in town for the MCM (Mode Creation Munich) flagship store opening at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands on Friday.
MCM is a German luxury apparel brand now owned by South Korean Kim Sung Joo, and is popular among K-pop stars like Big Bang, Beast and Girls Generation.
The singer's appearance here is part of Fashion Week 2013, presented by The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands and organised by FIDe Fashion Weeks. It's his first appearance in Singapore since he was discharged from his two-year military service in July, and is also one of his first few public appearances post-enlistment.
He was last here in 2011 for his concert tour.