Girls 'definitely very worth it'
Call it K-pop for a steal.
With many K-pop concerts priced at $100 per ticket, these performances can be unaffordable for some young fans who are still studying. But at the Korea Festival 2013 at the Singapore Expo on Friday, fans paid only $38 each to see popular K-pop girl group APink perform on stage.
Mr Jefferson Woon, 23, who is currently in national service, said: "It was definitely very worth it. I don't think there are any other concerts in Singapore where you can watch K-pop groups perform at that price."
Mr Woon was one of the lucky fans selected to go on stage to receive an autographed CD from the six members of APink during the girl group's 90-minute showcase. "Today is my lucky day. I didn't expect my name to be called. I felt shocked and excited to be able to see them up close," he said.
Another lucky fan was student Zoe Mui, who was chosen to go on stage to receive a box of cosmetics.
The 16-year-old, who rushed down to the event immediately after finishing her O-level maths paper, said: "I feel like it's a dream come true, especially since I've always been a fan."
The Korea Festival 2013, held in conjunction with Vizit Korea, is a three-day event which ends today.
It also features Korean cuisine, stalls with traditional Korean games and performances by different K-pop idol groups on each day.