21 December 2009
Text by Joanna Goh
Photography by May Tan
Video shot & edited by Fiona Lin & Tay Yixuan

He’s back! Lee Min Ho revisits Singapore for a more “intimate” fan meeting

He either really loves our little island or just didn’t get enough of it during his brief stay the previous time.

Barely two months after the major disappointment caused by a last-minute, “for safety reasons” cancellation of his scheduled appearance at Korean makeup store Etude House at Plaza Singapura last October, Lee Min Ho is gonna make it up to his more-than-a thousand fans who sardine-packed the mall, where the brand which he endorses, is located. The Korean heartthrob returned for his second visit to Singapore last night and, as expected, set the hearts of fangirls aged 3 to 60 aflutter, again.

He’s back! Lee Min Ho revisits Singapore for a more “intimate” fan meeting

Since 4.30pm that Sunday afternoon, zealous fans of the 22-year-old staked out at Changi Airport’s arrival area. They were decked in specially-designed fanclub t-shirts, with overriding objective: to grab hold of the best standing-positions available at the barricaded area in order to marvel at a clear and ample view of their incoming oppa (‘Brother’ in Korean, an endearing term for an older male Korean star).

The cluster of approximately 200 fans at Changi Airport this time was a mere fraction to the inundated human jams he caused everywhere he went, back in October. Maybe it had something to do with his previous, unanticipated no-show at Plaza Singapura. Maybe the buzz and hype of Boys Over Flowers , the hit serial that shot him to fame, has whittled since its first broadcast a year ago.

Or maybe fans have smartened up, choosing to splash their cash on tickets to his one-and-a-half-hour fan session happening later today — and in an fully air-conditioned hall — rather than fight for room and oxygen for just a thumbnail view of the handsome hunk at the airport.

Not to say that his touchdown on Singapore soil at 9pm last night was anything less than a rabid frenzy. Resounding screams and cheers thundered when a beanie-clad and loose t-shirt-wearing Min Ho appeared at the arrival gates, once his entourage left.

He’s back! Lee Min Ho revisits Singapore for a more “intimate” fan meeting

Donning a beanie and a loose-fitting t-shirt with nary a scowl on his face, the lad, who’s been appropriately dubbed ‘Sunshine Boy’, flashed a toothy grin and waved to fans non-stop during his short walk (he’s got long legs thanks to his lanky 1.86m frame) from the arrival gates to his vehicle waiting outside.

As shy as he looks, the boy sure knows how to work his way into the hearts of females. Apart from his trademark smile, his fan-meeting session later today at the MAX Pavilion is for him to get up close and personal with fans throughout the hour-long session, playing games, taking photographs, and even crooning a tune or two for them.

Surely, now you can forgive this cutie who unfortunately stood you (and a thousand other gals) up two months ago?

Minoz The First Asian Fan Meeting – First Love With Singapore
Date: 21 December 2009, Monday
Time: 8pm
Venue: The MAX Pavilion @ Singapore Expo
Ticket pricing: $188*, $148*, $98* (yet to include SISTIC booking fee)
SISTIC ticketing hotline: 6348 5555 or www.unusual.com.sg

Watch an exclusive video on Lee Min Ho's arrival below!