BigBang's Seungri shows off his Mandarin at concert

Powerhouse vocalist Daesung at the BigBang 2015 World Tour - Made in Singapore at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Powerhouse vocalist Daesung at the BigBang 2015 World Tour - Made in Singapore at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.ONE PRODUCTION and LIVE NATION LUSHINGTON
The BigBang 2015 World Tour - Made in Singapore at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
The BigBang 2015 World Tour - Made in Singapore at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.ONE PRODUCTION and LIVE NATION LUSHINGTON
BigBang member Seungri at the BigBang 2015 World Tour - Made in Singapore at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
BigBang member Seungri at the BigBang 2015 World Tour - Made in Singapore at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.ONE PRODUCTION and LIVE NATION LUSHINGTON
The BigBang 2015 World Tour - Made in Singapore at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
The BigBang 2015 World Tour - Made in Singapore at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.ONE PRODUCTION and LIVE NATION LUSHINGTON
BigBang member Seungri rattled off crowd-pleasing Mandarin phrases at the group's first of two concerts in Singapore on July 18, 2015.
BigBang member Seungri rattled off crowd-pleasing Mandarin phrases at the group's first of two concerts in Singapore on July 18, 2015.ST PHOTO
South Korean group BigBang performing at the group's first of two concerts in Singapore on July 18, 2015.
South Korean group BigBang performing at the group's first of two concerts in Singapore on July 18, 2015.ST PHOTO

SINGAPORE - The Speak Mandarin Campaign can consider hiring Seungri of K-pop boyband BigBang as their new ambassador.

The South Korean lad declared he was picking up the foreign language on Saturday night – in Mandarin no less.

“Do you understand me? Is my Mandarin good?” asked Seungri, 24. Cue screams from fan girls.

He rattled off crowd-pleasing Mandarin phrases, and unabashedly engaged the crowd in the language throughout the three hour concert.

“I think the girls in Singapore are the prettiest! Am I right? T.O.P, am I right? Taeyang, am I right? GD (G-Dragon), am I right? Daesung, am I right?” said Seungri, the team's youngest member, as he addressed his fellow members. 

South Korean pop royalty BigBang are back with, well, a bang. They are staging a two-night extravaganza - on Saturday and Sunday - at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. All tickets for both nights have been snapped up. Disappointed fans were spotted trying to get tickets at the last minute, but to no avail.

This is the quintet's highly anticipated comeback since their last album Alive, and last world tour Alive Galaxy Tour in 2012. Their current world tour coincides with the upcoming release of their new album, Made.

In a savvy marketing move to drum up publicity, BigBang has been releasing new singles monthly in the lead up to their studio album launch in September.

At the concert, they performed old hits such as Fantastic Baby and Lies. They also took the chance to plug new songs. They opened the concert with the catchy dance tune Bang Bang Bang, and sang the song again during the encore segment.

Taeyang, 27, said in crisp American-accented English: “We have an album coming out this year. So, please be excited.”

Excellent sales pitch at the concert. Fans, are you sold?