K-pop star Rain attends grand opening of new store at Marina Bay Sands

SINGAPORE - Korean pop sensation Rain made a special guest appearance on Friday evening for the grand opening of Singapore's first MCM brand flagship store at Marina Bay Sands.

The 31-year-old star, who was making his first appearance here since completing his compulsory two-year national service in the South Korean army, looked sleek in black leather trench coat and pants with a skinny tie.

Rain was accompanied by Marina Bay Sands president George Tanasijevich, MCM Singapore owner Emily Hwang and MCM chief executive Paolo Fontanelli for the event.

He did a ceremonial cake and ribbon-cutting to mark the opening of the flagship store for the South Korean luxury leather goods brand, reported The Straits Times.

Curious passers-by and fans who heard the singer-actor would be appearing at the store on Friday gathered to take snapshots of him at the event.

One female fan even came with a bouquet of flowers hoping to pass it to her idol, who has ventured to Hollywood to star in Speed Racer (2008) and Ninja Assassin (2009).

Among the fans was Macau tourist Kylie Chan, 31, who was here on holiday when she heard about Rain making an appearance at MBS.

Chan, who works in the casino business in Macau, said: "It's really exciting to see him and for the brand opening. Actually I only started liking MCM when I saw Rain wearing their products two years ago."

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