Bintang 2 Ballroom at J.W. Marriot Hotel, Kuala Lumpur was packed with adoring and adrenaline-pumped fans of Jang Geun Suk’s on June 4, 2011 (Sat).
Although the event was scheduled to kick off at 4pm, fans of all ages from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan started pouring in as early as 10 am.
Everyone was eager to meet their favourite hallyu actor/singer/model who is famous for his characters as Hwang Tae Kyung in “You’re Beautiful” (미남이시네요) and Kang Mu Gyeol in “Marry Me, Marry!” (매리는 외박중)
Jang Geun Suk’s Asia Tour: The CRI Show LIVE in Malaysia
Around 400 die-hard fans of baby-faced Jang Geun Suk screamed “Jang Geun Suk, aku cinta padamu!” (Jang Geun Suk, I love you!) with enthusiasm at 4.30pm as soon as he walked into the ballroom with his killer smile and piercing eyes.
Despite having an interpreter next to him, Jang, surprisingly, spoke very good English throughout the event – introducing himself and expressing his excitement and anticipation about the event and his Asia Tour: The CRI Show – LIVE in Malaysia that evening.
Fans of all ages waiting in anticipation for the arrival of their hallyu idol
When asked what he thought of Malaysian girls, Prince Hwang (Tae Kyung) a.k.a Kang Mu Gyeol cheekily replied, “Sexy!” The audience, who mostly were Malaysian and (of course!) female fans, roared wildly upon hearing him.
Malaysian girls?? Sexy-licious
Before the much awaited Fan Signing and Photo Session began, Jang was presented with a huge beautifully wrapped gift box. Opening the box, Jang was amazed to find three different pressies from his Malaysian fan club: a photo album of his ardent fans, a scrapbook filled with his pictures and two pewter wine glasses. He was obviously smitten by each of the precious gifts and thanked his fans profusely for their support.
Hmmm… a mysteriously looking box in the middle of the stage.
Could there be a person inside it?
Approximately 300 fans who purchased the ticket for the Photo Session were put in groups and had an unforgettable moment being photographed with their favourite K-Pop idol on that day. Several fans took advantage of this session to hand over gifts to their idol.
Another 100 fans who opted for Jang’s autograph instead had the opportunity to be up-close and personal with him while he signed his posters. They certainly had a fantastic time chatting with him briefly. I wondered if those who paid for the Photo Session regretted not opting for the Autograph Session.
Wassup, Malaysia? Say ‘kimchi’ ~ ^^
The one who warmed and melted the heart of his every fan…
Despite being tired with his busy schedule, Jang never failed to smile during the event, making everyone feel comfortable with his friendly gestures. Fans, for sure, felt his warmth and love throughout the event, and looked forward to rocking the stage with him later that night.
The Fan Signing and Photo Session was followed by The CRI Show: LIVE in Malaysia at the Plenary Hall, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC). Fans who showed up were surprised as Rhythmland, the event organizer, was kind enough to provide coaches to transport them from J.W. Marriot Hotel to the concert venue.
For a K-Pop idol with an outstanding resume and multi talents, Jang Geun Suk was surprisingly down-to-earth, bubbly and approachable – reminding me of a wonderful, loving friend whom I have known for years!
For more photos, go to our JGS photo album on Facebook.