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Is Blackpink’s Lisa in Singapore for Taylor Swift’s concert?

In fan videos shared on social media, the Thai K-pop star was seen leaving Changi Airport’s Terminal 1 on the night of Feb 29.

According to videos circulating on YouTube and X, her arrival was a low-key affair, with only a handful of fans waiting for the Blackpink member.

Lisa, whose full name is Lalisa Manobal, was wearing a blue cap, white T-shirt and jeans, with a mask shielding her face.

As she walked out of the baggage claim area, the 26-year-old was greeted by fans, She accepted their gifts, including a yellow Care Bears plush toy and crochet sunflower.

Lisa acknowledged her fans with slight bows and waves, and made “heart” gestures with her hands.

In another fan video, Lisa continued to wave to her followers after she boarded a black sport utility vehicle.

While it is unclear why Lisa is in Singapore, some netizens speculated that the idol was in town to catch Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour concert, which kicks off on March 2 at the National Stadium.

Others commented that the rapper-singer could be in town for a short break after filming the third season of American television series The White Lotus (2021 to present) in Thailand.

Lisa, who started her own music and entertainment company, Lloud, on Feb 8, is the first K-pop artiste and the first female Asian artiste to garner more than 100 million followers on Instagram.

This article was first published in The Straits Times.