R&B singer-songwriter Eric Nam is coming back to Manila and he’ll be bringing There And Back Again World Tour which will be held this November in Samsung Hall, SM Aura. Since his debut in 2013, he was named GQ Korea’s Man of the Year in 2016, included on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Asia in 2017, and honored as one of YouTube Music’s Global Trending Artists on the Rise in 2019. Eric Nam’s last performance in Manila was in January 2020 when he brought his Before We Begin Tour at New Frontier Theater.
Live Nation Philippines presents There And Back Again World Tour ERIC NAM Live in Manila November 10, 2022 Samsung Hall, SM Aura Premier
Meet & Greet Experience: ₱10,350 Inclusions: -Meet Eric Nam for a photo opportunity (groups of 5+ in a photo) -Early entry into the GA floor -Designated lane for queuing -Autographed poster -1 GA Standing ticket
TICKETING ON-SALE DATES -General On-Sale: September 8, 2022 (10am – Philippine Time) via SM Tickets outlets and online: www.smtickets.com
To celebrate the 10th year since the opening of its Manila Office, the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), together with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea and the Korean Cultural Center (KCC), is having the two-day event entitled: “2022 Korea Festival” at the Glorietta Activity Center and Palm Drive Activity Center, Makati City on September 10-11, 2022. The 2022 Korea Festival is expected to showcase the Past and Present of Korean culture and increase the interest of Filipinos to experience Korea through a grand Korea Travel Fair. This is the first time that the Embassy, KTO and KCC will be celebrating Korean Thanksgiving or Chuseok for an event together.
A collaboration of all-things Korean, the Embassy, KTO and KCC invite all Korean culture and tourism lovers to visit and enjoy the activities prepared during the two-day event. To highlight tradition and Korea’s history-rich culture, the activities attendees may participate in include wearing of Hanbok or Korean traditional clothing; playing Korean traditional games such as ddakji, dalgona candy and jegichagi; and learning Hangeul or Korean calligraphy. Since it is also Chuseok in Korea, we cannot miss to highlight Songpyeon or half-moon-shaped rice cake making and tasting session, which is a must-have during Chuseok time in Korea. Meanwhile, modern activities include busking and picnic experiences as if you are in the streets of Hongdae or riverbanks of the Han River.
Travel to Korea begins again as Korea welcomes back Filipino tourists starting June 1, 2022. From then until August 2022, Korea has recorded over 60% increase of Filipino tourist arrivals compared to last year’s numbers. To reignite the interests of Filipinos and make Korea their first international destination after the pandemic, KTO is partnering with seven (7) airlines and five (5) local travel agencies to offer special promo fares and installment deals just for this weekend’s Korea Travel Fair. These seven airlines include: Korean Air, Jeju Air, Asiana Airlines, Fly Gangwon, Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, and Air Asia. While partner travel agencies namely – Ark Travel Express, Horizon Travel & Tours, Pan Pacific Travel Corporation, Rakso Air Travel & Tours, and Travel Specialist Ventures, will offer flexible payment terms and installment options available to BPI credit and debit card holders. As a bonus, visitors who will purchase within the promotion period from any of the participating partners may redeem special gifts from KTO.
To join the celebration, K-pop soloist and former SISTAR member, SOYOU, will come all the way from Korea to perform for Filipino fans on Sunday, September 11, 2022. She will serenade the audience with some of her best hits – “I Miss You” from K-drama Goblin, “Rain” featuring EXO’s Baekhyun, and mega-hit “Some” featuring Junggigo. Aside from Soyou, Korean talents Painters and Superstick will also come to Manila to grace the event. Live musical performances, travel quizzes and talk show, fun games, and mix of modern and traditional activities will complete the two-day program line-up on stage.
South Korea’s rising star Hwang In Youp is set to come back in Manila for his 1st official fan meeting 2022 HWANG IN YOUP 1st Fan Meeting in Manila on September 24, 6PM at the New Frontier Theater.
HWANG IN YOUP is a South Korean Actor who debuted in 2017 as a runway model before launching his acting career in 2018 with a lead role in Playlist Studio’s web drama . He has been steadily growing his acting career since then and his name rose rapidly after his performance as the beloved second lead, Han Seo Jun, in the drama adaptation of the highly popular webtoon, , which started airing in late 2020. HWANG IN YOUP recently strengthened his position as a trending young actor by leading Netflix’s series, , and , which finished its run last 23 July after 16 episodes.
Apart from the confidence that Hwang In Youp radiates with his icy yet warm charms, fans can expect a memorable night as the actor will have exclusive up-close interaction with them, will sing songs and lucky winners will even have the chance to get hold of his autograph during the fan meeting.
Proudly presented by KEYEAST, APPLEWOOD and OVATION PRODUCTIONS, Tickets to 2022 HWANG IN YOUP 1st Fan Meeting in Manila are now available at all ticketnet outlets and ticketnet.com.ph
South Korean pop group, NCT 127 returns to Manila and will be headlining their first solo major concert, bringing the group’s on-going world tour Neo City – The Link which will be held on September 4 at the Mall of Asia Arena. This will be the group’s second performance in the Philippines. The tour is in support of NCT 127’s third studio album Sticker.
Pulp Live World presents NCT127 Neo City – The Link Live in Manila September 4, 2022 – 5pm Mall of Asia Arena
On the evening of Friday, July 29, 2022, Korean stars Treasure, BamBam, and Jackson Wang all gathered together for 2022’s KPOP MASTERZ in Manila. After a climactic countdown, the first act of the night, Treasure— entered with a striking performance of ‘Jikjin’, followed with a selection of their songs such as ‘I LOVE YOU’, ‘MY TREASURE’, and ‘MMM.’ Shortly after, the fetching host of the evening, Kring Kim—with her vibrant pink hair and lively aura entertained the crowd with a few games.
Kicking off with treasure match wherein the members split into two groups competing against each other. It was team ‘mahal kita’ v.s ‘team gwapo’, engaging in battles of “bato-bato pik” and “Ddakji”, the notorious Korean game popularized by Squid Game. Treasure then wrapped up their segment with ‘BOY’ and a remixed performance of their viral hit song ‘DARARI’.
Up next was Bambam, opening with ‘wheels up’, and unexpectedly surprising the audience with a heartfelt performance of ‘Ngiti’ by Ronnie Lang – as per an old vow from one of his past shows in Manila a few years back.
Bambam, of course, kept to his promise and sang the song for his fans. During BB’s Yes or No segment, he proudly showcased his ability to say ‘i love you’ in six different languages, told his fans that he wanted to build a night market and name it #BamBamShotPuno, and even expressed that bangus is the best fish he tried, thus making #Bamngus trending on twitter. The highlight of the night, however, was when Bambam invited Sandara Park onstage for a special performance of 2NE1’s ‘I Don’t Care’. Bambam then encouraged his fans to do Got7’s fanchant as he ended his segment with a performance of ‘riBBon’ with Sandara.
Jackson Wang, the final act of the night, opened with ‘Cruel’ and swarmed the stage with dusky yet enticing themes. He also performed ‘Blow’ and new songs from his upcoming ‘MAGICMAN’ album. Jackson acknowledged and praised how genuine and passionate the crowd’s cheers were, even going as far as to say that he could feel that his fans truly meant it. The Got7 member ended the night with a charismatic finale of ‘100 ways’.
Everything that had transpired wouldn’t have been possible without Inang Reyna of Kpop Happee, Sir Vernon, and everybody at Pulp Live World. We would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to them for giving teume’s and aghase’s the novelty to see their idols and witness their performances live, and for making their dreams come true for the night.
See more photos from the show here Words by: Manila Concert Scene
AhGaSes! You’ll definitely want to be around when YUGYEOM finally visits Manila for his first-ever solo concert! He’s excited to meet his fans live once again with various intimate fan activities that include a Meet & Greet and Goodbye Session for lucky fans!
Last May, YUGYEOM embarked on a European solo tour with sold-out stops and is now on his way to visiting his fans in Asia with concerts happening in Bangkok and finally, Manila this August!
In February 2021, GOT7’s maknae was revealed to have signed an exclusive solo contract with AOMG partnered with his dance visual video release, “FRANCHISE”.
In June 2021, YUGYEOM made his first comeback as a solo artist under AOMG with his 7-track EP, Point Of View: U, wherein he collaborated with top hip-hop artists Jay Park, GRAY, Loco, punchnello, DeVita. His pre-release single titled I Want U Around (Feat. DeVita) debuted at #2 on the Billboard World Digital Song Sales Chart with his EP debuting at #11 on the Gaon Album Chart. Another song, All Your Fault (Feat. GRAY) also debuted at #15 on the Gaon Album Chart.
PULP Live World presents YUGYEOM LIVE IN MANILA happening on August 19, 2022 (Fri) at the New Frontier Theater. The show starts at 7 PM so see you there!
Tickets are priced at Royalty = Php9,500, Premium Standing = Php7,500, Regular Standing = Php5,500 and Balcony Seated = Php4,500. Ticketing fee will be applied. Tickets will be available on July 17 (12nn), Sunday at all Ticketnet Outlets nationwide or via online at http://www.ticketnet.com.ph.
Pulp Live World presents YUGYEOM Live in Manila August 19, 2022 – 7pm New Frontier Theater
TICKET PRICES Royalty A & B Standing – Php10,070 Royalty Seated – Php10,070 Premium Standing – Php7,950 Regular Standing – Php5,830 Balcony – Php4,770 *Prices inclusive ticketing service charges*
Jump into a SEOUL-ful adventure you cannot miss! Ayala Malls is bringing South Korean culture closer to Filipinos by celebrating the best and most beloved Korean food, fashion, beauty,, sports, K-pop, K-drama, and more. Ongoing until the end of the year, the cultural takeover is part of the mall’s Feed Your Seoul campaign. It kickstarts with the arrival of K-Pop superstar, BamBam, for an exclusive fansign event in Ayala Center Cebu and Ayala Malls Manila Bay.
In the flesh: Say hello to BamBam! BamBam is the next KPOP idol to hold a solo fansign event in the country. Preceded by Jung Yerin and fellow GOT7 member YOUNGJAE, the Thai superstar isn’t just hitting the streets of Manila in Ayala Malls Manila Bay. In fact, he’s also made an appearance in Ayala Center Cebu, making him the first KPOP idol to hold a solo fansign in the Queen City of the South. Given that not many South Korean artists hold events outside of Manila, Cebuanos were definitely filled with excitement; not to mention the fact that BamBam decided to surprise fans with a special performance of riBBon. Fans are excited and looking forward to a variety of activities, especially the official fansign event where fans get a 1-minute 1 on 1 time with BamBam to get their album signed.
Time to Feed Your Seoul It’s undeniable that K-culture is taking the world by storm. This phenomenon is also known as hallyu–aka. the Korean wave. From food, to beauty, to fun, and entertainment, more and more countries are getting to know the vibrant culture and its uplifting effect on people. Exciting news is coming to K-culture fans in the Philippines as Ayala Malls adopts hallyu and introduces the best finds and activities in its nationwide locations!
Dig in on new flavors One of the best ways to get to know a foreign culture is through the stomach. Indulge in Korean favorites like a hearty bowl of bibimbap, bulgogi, japchae kimchi stew, jjajangmyeon, tteokbokki, and a whole lot more at ’ food festivals across different Ayala Malls.
Glow up with K-beauty Koreans always had the best skin, thanks to their iconic 10 Step Korean Skin Care Routine. On top of that, they’re always ahead in the skin care game, with various trailblazing trends popping up such as the iconic face LED masks and multi-use products. Stock up on Korean beauty products when you visit Ayala Malls’s K-beauty merchants and achieve soft and supple skin by incorporating the 10 Step Korean Skin Care Routine to your life.
Fully immerse yourself in korean sports and culture Did you know that taekwondo originated in Korea? Distinct for its punching and kicking techniques, the sport has been celebrated all around the world by kids and adults alike. Ayala Malls furthers the opportunity to learn this way of martial arts through workshops in select dates and mall venues.
Want to know more about the Korean culture? You no longer have to search far and wide! Ayala Malls is bringing all aspects of the Korean culture to you through a Korean Festival in partnership with the Korean Cultural Center of the Philippines and Korea Tourism Organization this September at Glorietta.
Discover your new favorite flick! There’s no denying that Korean Films are dominating the market today. Discover your new favorite K-film with Ayala Malls’ Korean Film Festival in partnership with Viva. Various Korean films will be exclusively released in select Ayala Malls Cinema this September.
Move like a K-pop Idol K-pop Cover Dance Festival is back for a face-to-face event on August 20 at Ayala Malls Manila Bay! Everyone with access to the internet and passion for K-pop cover dances are encouraged to join. There will be 2 rounds to qualify where winners are chosen through open online popularity count for the 1st round and the top contenders will proceed to the 2nd round where they will be judged in person by famous Korean choreographers, musicians, artists, directors and other professionals. The lucky winner will represent the country to South Korea and experience an all expense paid 7-day tour. They will also get the chance to have their photoshoot taken by a celebrity photographer, a dance lesson with a famous kpop choreographer, an experience to perform on their very own kpop stage and a gaze upon your favorite K-pop idols in this year’s Dream Concert.
Dare to discover K-world that continues to amaze and unveil happiness—find it, take it, and keep it when you Feed Your Seoul at Ayala Malls.
For updates and announcements, tune in at Ayala Malls social media pages @AyalaMalls360 on Facebook and @iloveayalamalls on Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok.
● An exclusive getaway to rest and recharge in the countryside at the place where BTS stayed during the filming of HYBE’s original content. ● The expansive property will immerse guests in the serene natural rhythms of PyeongChang, South Korea, a mountainous region famed for its lush forests and rolling hilltop vistas. ● Two lucky guests from around the world will enjoy leisurely experiences that authentically recreate those BTS participated in while on the show.
K-Pop fans rejoice! The expansive property where 21st-century pop icons BTS stayed during the filming of HYBE’s original content, IN THE SOOP BTS ver. Season 2, is now on Airbnb for an overnight stay for the first time ever. Guests will get the chance to find a moment of peace in the lush countryside of South Korea’s Gangwon region – just as the seven members did while enjoying everyday life and rest on the original content produced by HYBE.
During the second season of IN THE SOOP BTS, the band members experienced leisurely moments and reconnected with nature amidst their busy schedules. Guests will stay at the property, which is a part of a larger estate, and relive their favorite IN THE SOOP BTS moments, such as:
● Reading books in the study like RM or relaxing, Jin-style, on the unicorn-shaped float in the home’s pool ● Finding creative inspiration and strumming guitars like SUGA, snapping selfies with a Polaroid like j-hope or painting on a canvas as V does ● For more high-energy entertainment, weight training like Jimin, flying high on a trampoline like Jung Kook or bouncing a ball in the basketball court like Bam, Jung Kook’s dog
About the stay The one-night stay* on August 29 for only $7** — a nod to the band’s seven members — will immerse two lucky guests in the various elements the K-pop group personally enjoyed during their time on property only a few months ago, including: ● Some of the same furniture and amenities that appeared on the show so guests can truly channel the lifestyle of BTS ● A karaoke machine, sound system and all of BTS hit tracks and albums, including “Permission to Dance”, “Butter” and their just-released album, Proof ● Specially catered dishes like charcoal grilled Korean beef (which the band referred to as “the best taste in the universe” in the show), and tteokbokki, or simmered rice cakes. Plus egg tarts produced by Bang & Bakers, currently served at HYBE INSIGHT, HYBE’s music museum.
How to book Guests can request to book this stay on Tuesday, August 2 from 11 AM KST (10 AM PHT) at airbnb.com/inthesoopbts. Guests are responsible for their own travel to and from Seoul, South Korea. Round trip car transportation will be provided for the 20-minute journey from KTX PyeongChang station to the IN THE SOOP BTS property.
While only one overnight stay will be offered, “geok jeong ma” — there will be an opportunity to check out the IN THE SOOP BTS property while staying at other listings near the property soon.
For those looking to discover similar stays surrounded by nature, Airbnb recently introduced a new way to search and discover homes through Airbnb Categories. With 200,000 countryside homes available around the globe, there are plenty of “in the soop” inspired getaways.
Those hoping to stay in the IN THE SOOP BTS ver. ‘Pyeongchang’ Filming Location should note that this stay’s rules require following applicable local rules and guidelines as well as Airbnb’s COVID-19 Safety Practices, which will include wearing a mask and practicing social distancing when required by local laws or guidelines. Staff will also comply with local rules and guidelines while on-site, and will abide by our five-step enhanced cleaning process.
*This one-night stay is available for one participant and their fellow guest and is not a contest. **Plus taxes and fees
Airbnb is closely monitoring Korea COVID-19 infection rates and government policies and will offer booking guests a US $1,000 Airbnb travel credit if Airbnb determines it is necessary to cancel the stay.
BamBam is the next KPOP idol to hold a solo fansign event in the country. Preceded by Jung Yerin and fellow GOT7 member YOUNGJAE, the Thai superstar will also be joining the roster of July fansign events made possible by Y Global Music and CDM Entertainment.
To fans’ delight, BamBam is not just hitting the streets of Manila but Cebu as well. BamBam Fansign in the Philippines makes him the first KPOP idol to hold a solo fansign in the Queen City of the South. Given that not many South Korean artists hold events outside of Manila, Cebuanos are brimming with excitement.
The Cebu show is scheduled to take place on July 26, 2022, at 6:00 PM at The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu. Manila follows closely on July 28, 6:00 PM at Activity Center, Ayala Malls Manila Bay.
Much like the other fansign events, BamBam will greet fans through a variety of activities like selfie, solo photo op, fansign, and group photo. Top Spender event will also take place where fans with the most albums get guaranteed perks.
For many, the most enticing part of both events is undoubtedly the “Goodbye Session.” This perk allows all fans to go up the stage and wave goodbye to BamBam. As a bonus, fans can take a video of their interaction with the idol.
Only 1,000 seats are available for Cebu and even fewer for Manila with 750 seats. Entry to the event only requires purchasing one set of ‘B’ albums worth PHP3,900 via https://www.cdmentertainment.ph. With limited seats, it’s a game of who secures their entry first.
BamBam Fansign in the Philippines is presented by Y Global Music in partnership with CDM Entertainment.
After many requests from fans, the album selling for Yerin ‘Aria’ Fansign in Manila is re-opened until July 20, 2022, at 11:59 PM. Fans who didn’t make it in the first round get another chance to participate and meet the South Korean star face to face.
Much like the first round, participants are in for plenty of perks including a Goodbye Session for all. Ten signed polaroids, 115 group photo slots, and 40 signed albums will also be raffled.
CDM Entertainment also announced a new venue for the fansign which is now taking place at Gateway Cineplex 5. It is still scheduled for July 22, 2022, at 2:00 PM.
In her video greeting, Yerin expressed enthusiasm about meeting Filipino fans as a solo artist. The 25-year-old idol also showcased her impressive Tagalog skills, prompting a lot of oohs and ahhs from adoring fans.
Yerin is a former member of GFRIEND, the KPOP girl group behind the hit song “Me Gustas Tu.” The group disbanded in 2021, with the members pursuing solo careers, including Yerin who released her debut album last May.