The Straits Times
Published on Nov 21, 2012

S'pore's biggest K-pop event, $2.5m stage, fireworks, water fountains


Pyrotechnics plus fire flames, 64 canisters of confetti, fountains shooting water up to 8m high are some of the highlights of SMTown Live in Singapore at The Float @ Marina Bay this Friday.

It is the SMTown Live World Tour III, showcasing artists under top Korean label S.M. Entertainment. The tour is coming here for the first time and it is the biggest ever K-pop concert to be staged in Singapore.

The four-hour, multi-act concert being staged here at a cost of $5 million will feature performances by iconic Korean acts including Super Junior and Girls' Generation.

Running Into The Sun's creative director Beatrice Chia-Richmond, who was also the creative director of last year's National Day Parade, says "both events are similar in scale, (involving) massive staging, effort, excitement and, of course, time taken".