[articles] Rain and Clouds come to Singapore for MCM flagship boutique opening and FIDe Fashion Week.

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The Straits Times 10/11/2013 — By Melissa Kok

Korean superstar Rain makes first appearance in Singapore since completing national service

Korean pop sensation Rain made a special guest appearance on Friday evening for the grand opening of the first MCM brand flagship store at Marina Bay Sands.

The 31-year-old star, who was making his first appearance in Singapore since completing his compulsory two-year national service in the South Korean army, looked sleek in black leather trench coat and pants with a skinny tie.

Rain – along with Marina Bay Sands president George Tanasijevich, MCM Singapore owner Emily Hwang and MCM chief executive Paolo Fontanelli – did a ceremonial cake- and ribbon-cutting to mark the opening of the flagship store for the South Korean luxury leather goods brand.

Curious passers-by and fans who heard the singer-actor would be appearing at the store on Friday gathered to take snapshots of him at the event. One female fan even came with a bouquet of flowers hoping to pass it to her idol, who has ventured to Hollywood to star in Speed Racer (2008) and Ninja Assassin (2009).

Among the fans was Macau tourist Kylie Chan, 31, who was here on holiday when she heard about Rain making an appearance at MBS.

Chan, who works in the casino business in Macau, said: “It’s really exciting to see him and for the brand opening. Actually I only started liking MCM when I saw Rain wearing their products two years ago.”

» You can see the actual article, slideshow, and video coverage by the Straits Times’ Razor TV on their Communities news site HERE.

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Her World Plus 10/12/2013 — By Niki Bruce

You can read the entire article and see all the images at Her World Plus HERE.

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MeRadio SG Music News 10/11/2013 — Text/Photos: Joelle Chong

Korean superstar Rain’s whirlwind trip to Singapore

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The last time Korean superstar Rain was in town was 2011, where he held his solo concert at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. He has since completed his mandatory military service and is set to return to the entertainment industry, having signed a new contract with Cube DC.

This evening (Oct 11), Rain met with local media and fans at the MCM Flagship Boutique opening at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, where the event commenced almost half an hour later than the stipulated time.

The singer-actor appeared to be in high spirits, though looking a little tired. No media interviews were conducted during the 20-minute promotion, but the charismatic Rain accommodated to photo requests.
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Despite being known for his hot bod, Rain was decked protectively in a trench coat, baring none of those abs he is famous for. If there is one thing he flashed generously, it was his dimple smile, which photographers sapped up every bit of.

After the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Rain strode back down the red carpet, walking past fans who were unceremoniously shooed away earlier. He more than made it up to the fans as he responded to their calls of “oppa (Korean for ‘elder brother’, called by a female)”. Not only did he waved to the fans, Rain even accepted a bouquet from a fan and shook a couple of hands.

We even overheard a lucky fan telling her friends disbelievingly, “He grabbed my hand!”

Later in the night, Rain had front row seats to the MCM Show — part of Fashion Week 2013 — where his appearance delighted and surprised many event-goers, who took every opportunity to snap a shot of the star with their phones before the real show began.

After this short meeting with local fans, the ‘I Do’ hitmaker will meet with his Korean fans at a fan meeting tomorrow (Oct 12) in Seoul.

Check out our Facebook page for more photos of Rain in Singapore!
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Fashion Week 2013

Date: Oct 9 to 19, 2013
Venue: Sands Expo and Convention Center, Hall F
Price: S$19 (session pass), S$37 (day pass), S$277 (season pass)

~ by Cloud USA on October 12, 2013.

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