K-pop girl group Dal Shabet will be in town this weekend and they already have tips from local actress Julie Tan on where to get their foodie fix.
The pop sextet have kept in touch with Tan since she stayed in their apartment when they were filming a travelogue in South Korea two years ago.
They will be headlining Saturday's concert at NTU Fest, Nanyang Technological University's student-run fiesta. They first visited Singapore in 2011 when they made their maiden overseas appearance at the Korean Music Wave concert.
The Korean girls love chilli crab and will definitely dig into the dish when they are in Singapore, but Tan has also recommended other local delicacies.
Tan, 22, says: "My friend Jiyul (one of the Dal Shabet members) texted me to say they are coming to Singapore. They love chilli crab, so I'll tell them where to go."
BOOK IT/NTU FEST
WHERE: The Promontory @ Marina Bay
WHEN: Saturday, 2 to 9pm
"But what's special about Singapore is that we are a multiracial country and you can try different cuisines such as Malay and Indian food. I would love to take them to try Indian curry."
In an e-mail interview with Life, Jiyul, 24, says: "We keep in touch with Julie and track her social media account. I'm visiting Singapore, so I definitely want to meet her."
Unfortunately, the gal pals have realised they are unable to meet up due to clashing schedules. Tan is now filming a local drama every day.
Dal Shabet also comprises 24-year-olds Serri and Ayoung, 23-year-olds Woohee and Kaeun, and Subin, 21.
Recalling fond memories of their time together, the starlets are clearly enamoured of Tan. Ayoung describes Tan as "so sweet and cheerful", while Woohee was blown away by her "really pretty" looks.
The amiable Tan managed to catch up with Jiyul last year when she was in Seoul for a magazine shoot and they had an intimate talk that spanned life issues to boy-girl relationships.
Speaking of love, the Dal Shabet girls say they are not interested in mind games when it comes to romance - which is the premise of their new sensuous dance track Joker. The lyrics talk about how a guy plays hard to get with a girl.
Instead, the girls believe in sincerity and honesty.
Ayoung says: "I think sincerity is the most important in winning someone's heart and not having a tug of war like what is sung in Joker. Just show your sincerity."