K-Pop boyband TVXQ and Chinese model Angelababy made a trip to Singapore for the grand opening of Shilla Duty Free at Changi Airport on February 10, 2015, and boy, were we starstruck. Here’s a quick runthrough of what went down at the event.
Image: The Shilla Duty Free
Oh, and just a heads up: Prepare to get seriously jealous!
First, we got to Changi Airport T3’s departure hall just 10 minutes before 1pm to attend a fan engagement activity, where a crowd of 200 were already waiting. These fans won the opportunity to meet their idols up close through a lucky draw and social media competition in January.
The day kicked off with us being treated to a very entertaining dance performance by award-winning Korean B-Boy group Last For One. Group members gave out Shilla merchandise to spectators and even incorporated spritzing Marc Jacob’s Honey as part of their performance – creative, we say, bravo!
Angelababy waving humbly at fans as she walks up to the stage.
As good as their performance was, an anxious and eager crowd could, however, wait no longer. Luckily we were greeted by Angelababy, walking ever so graciously up to the stage, humbly waving to fans at the same time.
The soon-to-be 26-year-old actress said she was delighted to be in warm Singapore from working in cold conditions in Beijing for the last two days. Nevertheless, the model looked absolutely stunning, and five lucky fans had the opportunity to receive $500 worth of assorted cosmetics and merchandise in a lucky draw.
What a lucky bunch!
Another five fans got the same opportunity with K-Pop royalty TVXQ, but this time they received exclusive autographed merchandise from the boyband.
Yunho carefully picks out a lucky number.
Changmin looks out for the lucky draw prize winner in the crowd.
A lucky fan receiving autographed merchandise from the boyband.
By the way, we find it absolutely necessary to mention how insanely good-looking members Yunho and Changmin are in person. The boys were also incredibly sweet enough to say that they were happy to be here in Singapore and meeting fans up-close. (Aww)
After the fan meet, both Angelababy and TVXQ were brought into the transit terminal for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of Shilla Duty Free in Singapore, followed by a tour of the store.
TVXQ taking their leave from the fan meet at terminal 3.
Ribbon-cutting ceremony with management from Shilla Duty Free, Shilla Hotel, Changi Airport Group together with Angelababy and TVXQ at the terminal one transit area. Image: The Shilla Duty Free
So there it is, folks! Congratulations to the lucky fans who got goodie bags from Angelababy and TVXQ – share them with us, please?
TVXQ taking a tour of the newly launched The Shilla Duty Free Singapore Terminal 1 store. Image: The Shilla Duty Free
Okay, we’re kidding, and we’ll leave you with a little close-up video we managed to snap of TVXQ’s Yunho during the stars' tour of the store. Enjoy!
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