Looking for something fun and exciting to do in the month of May? Well, look no further! We’ve compiled a list of Korean events happening this month, and there’s a lot to look out for – from music, festivals and even a travel fair!
1. Travel Fair: 2023 Korea Travel Fair
12 – 14 May
The Korea Travel Fair is back and bigger than ever! The event brings together travel enthusiasts and the general public to showcase the latest travel trends, products, and services in Korea. Expect more than 55 exhibitors, including regional tourism organizations, airlines, travel agencies, and retailers all in one place. The Fair will also have cultural and K-pop performances, K-movie screenings, and K-beauty shows. Fans of K-Dramas can get to see Actor Lee Do-hyun will also make an appearance to share his travel experiences while shooting for his drama series and fans can stand a chance to win an autograph signed by him during his travel talk show on 13 May.
2. Music Festival: Twist to the Night with Tiger Soju Infused Lager
Tiger® is all set to celebrate the launch of its new product, Tiger Soju Infused Lager, with an event called Twist to the Night with Tiger Soju Infused Lager festival. The event is happening at the Pasir Panjang Power Station and will offer a reimagined Asia to its visitors. The festival will be headlined by South Korean vocal powerhouse Lee Hi and feature some of the region’s hottest acts, including alternative K-pop group Balming Tiger. The festival will also pay homage to all things Asia, offering a multi-sensory feast of elements across taste, sight, scent, and sound, giving a mystical yet familiar, recognisable yet foreign vibe. Join the party and get ready to uncage your inner tiger.
3. Concert: BLACKPINK World Tour (Born Pink) Singapore
13 – 14 May
BLACKPINK is set to return to Singapore for their highly anticipated BLACKPINK World Tour (Born Pink) Asia tour. Presented by YG Entertainment and promoted by Live Nation, the tour marks their second world tour and promises to be the largest Asia tour in the history of female K-pop groups. Fans can expect to be blown away by the incredible performances of Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa as they bring their smash hits to the stage.
4. Concert: EXO-SC Back to Back Fancon Tour in Singapore
EXO fans in Singapore, mark your calendars! EXO-SC, the sub-unit of popular K-pop group EXO, is coming to Singapore for their “EXO-SC Back to Back Fancon Tour in Singapore”. Comprising members Sehun and Chanyeol, the duo is set to delight fans with their electrifying performance and hit songs. Tickets are on sale now, starting from SGD $198.
Join the Levi’s® 501® Experience pop-up in Singapore and celebrate the 150th anniversary of Levi’s® 501® jeans. Get ready for a two-day immersive event featuring workshops, music and shopping. As part of the pop-up, Levi’s® will be having a one-night-only NewJeans-themed partyon 20 May with DJ Clammr. You can also customize your denim with patches and embroidery at the Levi’s® Tailor Shop or get pop-up-exclusive flash designs by local artists Lovage & Ken and Tobyato. Admission is free, but registration is required. Here’s a pro tip: register early for a chance to receive a mystery door gift!
JUSTHIS and Mirani, both South Korean rappers, will perform for the first time ever in Singapore. JUSTHIS released his first album, “2 Many Homes 4 1 Kid,” in 2016 and gained popularity as a producer on the South Korean hip-hop survival show “Show Me The Money.” He is known for his unique rap style, which blends jazz, soul, and boom bap elements. Mirani rose to fame after appearing on “Show Me The Money 9” and has been praised for her lyrical prowess and technical skills. They released one of the biggest South Korean hits of the year together called VVS.
7. Fan Meeting: Zelo’s First Solo Offline Fan Meeting in Singapore
Zelo from the popular boy band B.A.P is set to hold his first-ever fan meeting in the country. Fans can purchase general tickets for USD$80 (approx. SGD $107), while VIP tickets with exclusive perks and benefits are priced at USD$210 (approx. SGD $280). This fan meet is great for fans to get up close and personal with Zelo, and experience his unique talent as a performer.
May is the month to mark in your calendar if you’re a fan of Korean Pop culture with the various acts coming to our sunny island. Be sure to check back for next month’s events happening around the city soon!