Seungri and his best friends gather at YG Republique Grand Opening

Its K-Fever indeed! In conjunction with the grand opening of YG Republique Kuala Lumpur on Friday, August 11, BIGBANG’s Seungri made a special appearance alongside NHR DJs Danu, Glory & TPA and K Plus supermodels Yeon Hui and Soh Hee at Hive, TREC KL.

Not only that, a few days before the grand opening day, YG Republique KL made a surprise announcement that Seungri will be bringing along his “best friends” to the event.  They were top Korean celebrities – songwriter/ actor/ TV personality Jung Joon Young and F.T. Island’s leader Choi Jong Hoon.

Jung Joon Young, Seungri and Choi Jung Hoon

It was a simple yet happening event with ribbon cutting and lion dance. The first fully-themed K-Pop bar, YG Republique Kuala Lumpur’s K Pub and 3Geori Butcher was launched by Ms Noh Hee Yong, YG Food CEO, Korean ambassador to Malaysia, Dr. You and YG Malaysia MD, Datin Sainy Chun and K Plus supermodels.

Fans who were waiting since daylight started screaming once they caught a glimpse of Seungri and his celebrity friends.  The artistes had a private dining session at 3Geori Butcher’s. Thereafter, they signed YG Republique’s signature pig-shaped balloons and marked the walls with their handwritten signatures, as part of the venue’s opening ritual. A local wall mural artist also presented Seungri with an original artwork, a portrait of Seungri himself!


Seungri was also in town for a night to perform his first ever DJ set at Zouk KL on Aug 11. The three-hour invite-only event at YG’s K Pub and alfresco was attended by some 350 guests, graced by Korean ambassador to Malaysia Dr You and Korea’s YG Foods CEO, Noh Hee Young.

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