G-Dragon begins military service

The fans did not want to see Big Bang's G-Dragon slip away from entertainment quietly.

On Tuesday, fans from around the globe gathered at a site in Cherwon, Gangwon province, to bid goodbye to the rapper-singer, who began his military service by joining a five-week basic training camp. Military service is compulsory for all able-bodied men in South Korea. His management agency, YG Entertainment, said it would not hold any official farewell events for fans.

G-Dragon will be discharged on Nov 26 next year. He is the second of the five Big Bang members to begin military service.

T.O.P is serving as a public service worker and Taeyang will join the army this month.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 01, 2018, with the headline 'Buzzing'. Subscribe