It's a glitzy Shinee World

Shinee performing at the Shinee World Tour Taipei on July 16, 2011.
Shinee performing at the Shinee World Tour Taipei on July 16, 2011.PHOTO: RUNNING INTO THE SUN

The Korean band, who are holding their first solo gig here, tell what they like about Singapore

Who: Popular Korean boyband Shinee will finally hold their first solo, one-night only concert here at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Saturday at 6pm.

With a budget of $1.7 million, Shinee World promises to be a spectacular concert filled with pyrotechnics and action- packed sequences.

Consisting of members Onew, Jong Hyun, Key, Min Ho and Tae Min, whose ages range from 18 to 21, the group are known for their infectious hits such as Ring Ding Dong and Lucifer.

Their signature look – high-top sneakers and brightly coloured jeans – have become extremely fashionable.In an e-mail interview, they share their thoughts on current projects and what they think about Singapore.

Do you enjoy filming Hello Baby, the South Korean reality TV show where you had to look after a little boy?

Onew: I was a bit afraid in the beginning but later, it was better. I learnt to have a pure heart.

Key: I learnt how children feel and behave.

Min Ho: It was so funny and such a great experience. Spending time with the baby was also nice.

How different are your fans in Korea from those in other countries such as Japan and Singapore?

Jong Hyun: Fans here are energetic.

Onew: I don’t know how they can speak Korean so well.

What are the best things about Singapore that you remember from your visit last year?

Onew: I love chilli crab and miss it.

Tae Min: There’s nothing I dislike and I like chilli and pepper crab, too.

Min Ho: I like the scenery and the fresh air which makes me want to go back.

Do you think about what you would do for a living if you were not singers and performers?

Jong Hyun: I want to be a lyrics writer.

Onew: Maybe I would be an architect.

Tae Min: I would just be a very plain high-school student.

Key: I would be studying abroad.

Min Ho: Like Tae Min, I would be just an ordinary college student.


Book it

SHINEE WORLD

Where: Singapore Indoor Stadium

When: Saturday, 6pm

Admission: $138 to $218 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic. com.sg)