The Straits Times
Published on Nov 02, 2012

Hot K-pop group 2NE1 surprise fans at 'mystery' gig at Clarke Quay


Popular Korean pop quartet 2NE1 surprised about 2,000 local fans on Friday night (Nov 2) when they appeared on a makeshift stage at Clarke Quay to perform five songs.

SingTel, which organised the concert at Read Bridge, had kept the group's identity a secret until just past 7pm, when buskers started performing some of their songs such as I Love You to warm up the crowd.

Screams exploded once the four girls popped up on stage a little past 7.30pm.

But some fans already had speculated that the performers were 2NE1 - Lee Chaerin, 21, better known as CL; lead vocalist Park Bom, better known as Bom, 28; vocalist Park Sandara, better known as Dara, 27; and rapper Gong Minji, 18, better known as Minzy - when Bom and Dara were spotted earlier shopping at Marina Bay Sands.