Channel ONE – Running Man successfully holds their first Fan Meeting in Singapore!

Age definitely knows no limit when it comes to Running Man.

Organised by ONE channel, Watsons Race Start! in Singapore, the local leg of the Running Man Fan Meeting Asia Tour 2013 was held successfully at the Singapore Expo last Saturday night. Over 3,000 Running Man fans, including grandmothers to even toddlers turned up for the huge party!

Running Man cast, Song Ji Hyo, Gary, HaHa, Kim Jong Kook and Jee Seok Jin kickstart the show with the the familiar OST from Boys over flowers, ‘Almost Paradise!’ Creative opening I must say and that got many fans going a little gaga since the members were decked in their best outfit of the night!

Before the members get down into real business, the host had a quick chat with them. The highlight was that Gary switched seats and took  the opportunity to sit beside Ji Hyo and also, how both compliments each other when they were questioned on the good points of the other party! The guy thinks that the lady is “pretty and sexy” while the lady thinks that the guy is “sexy, handsome and sings really well!” Awww, the Monday couple was just too cute for me to handle!

Shortly after the Q&A, the members quickly went backstage to get themselves ready for a whole lot of interactions with the fans! Lucky fans were picked before and during the show to join the Running Man personalities on stage for fun and games! I secretly wished that I would be picked… But sadly, no luck!

It’s definitely a MUST for everybody to learn a teeny bit of  SINGLISH when they are here in Singapore! The host gave a the members a quick Singlish crash course and taught them the word, “Sabo!” Sabo basically means “betrayal” and I’m sure this is a very familiar word to many Running Man fans!

After all the jokes and laughter, it’s time to get the games started! The entertaining and amusing stage activities included a game of chained charades, kicking of slippers into a shelf, dancing to K-pop tunes, shaking off sticky notes off their bodies, as well as a tug-of-war. Autographed mementos were presented to the lucky fans invited on stage.

Many are aware of the child-like personality in HaHa and he surely lived up to his name in the game of charades when he managed to interpret a monkey from a distorted message passed down from the rest!

The sparta doing his thing! And he was the only one who managed to score a point for himself in the slippers kicking game! Fans were absolutely impressed by how well he performed!

Dancing to K-pop tunes was my favourite game of the night! Fans were supposed to dance to “Gangnam Style” to attract the attention of the Running Man members before proceeding on to the sticky notes game. All members did a demo before the game. It was a sexy body wave and Woo-Swa dance for Gary and Seok Jin respectively. As for HaHa and Jong Kook, they apparently went around Ji Hyo and try means and ways to get her to move her feet!

That got Gary really jealous but fret not, Ji Hyo got it all under control! She immediately compensated her mistake by saying “I Love You” and went ahead to do a Monday Couple dance with Gary! THREE CHEERS FOR THAT! ^^

Zombified Suk Jin and fan during the sticky notes game!


Last but not least, the famous tug-of-war game. The Running Man members showed no mercy to the fans who were competing against them!

After all the games, it was time to get blown away by the voices of the Running man. Lee Kwang Soo, who was unable to be a part Watsons Race Start! in Singapore, delivered his greetings to fans through a video recording played prior to the performances. Ah! It would be perfect if Yoo Jae Suk delivered his greetings too!

Jee Seok Jin was the first up on stage and he managed to mesmerize the fans with his rendition of ‘I Swear’. I must say that I was really impressed with the Impala Hyung’s performance!

Gary, who is one half of Leessang, was up next! He performed the hip hop duo’s hits ‘You’re the Answer to a Guy Like Me’ and ‘Can’t Breakup Girl, Can’t Breakaway Boy’. I was so happy that he performed ‘You’re the Answer to a Guy Like Me’ since it was my favourite song last summer! :>

Shortly after Gary performed the 2nd song, Song Ji Hyo joined him for Leessang’s ‘Turned Off the TV’. WHAT A SUITABLE SONG for the Monday Couple!

Check out the lyrics!
I love you so much so I turned off the TV
Your red lips
I love you so much so I closed the curtains
Your red lips
I love you so much so I turned off the TV
Your red lips
I love you so much so I closed the curtains
Your red lips

OH Gary, we know you sure love Ji Hyo’s red lips ;)


Reggae King, HaHa who was here in Singapore last July didn’t disappoint either. Many fans were aware on the fun side of Haha and surely, his performance was not only fun, but one could also see how professional and serious he could get when it comes to performing. He sang some of his popular hits which included ‘Story of a Little Kid’, ‘You are My Fate’ and ‘Rosa’, along with ‘Busan Vacance’.

A lucky fan even got picked up on stage and received a heart-warming hug from HaHa himself!!

How could we forget our Sparta/Hulk, Kim Jong Kook? A Sparta on the outside but an angel on the inside! Kim Jong Kook’s voice works perfectly as a lullaby and true enough, he serenaded the audience with ‘One Man’ and ‘Today More Than Yesterday’.

All five then went back on stage for a grand finale where they sang together and got the crowd off their seats!

How could everything ended so quickly? The audience wasn’t that satisfied and called for “ENCORE!” The cast quickly went back up and gave their best for their last performance in Singapore! It was a pretty “wet” encore but you could see that everybody was really enjoying the party with the Running Man members!

Seeing how sincere and thankful the Running Man memeber were has made me love and support them even more! The hard work and time they put in for this show were tremendous. And although all of them have really busy schedules, they spared no effort when it comes to performing and showering theirs fans with lots of love!

It’s always a good time with the Running Man cast and I can’t wait for them to get their feet back in Singapore. Hopefully the next time round, it’s would be the Running Man’s official filming!

Photo Credits: One 

Thank you ONE for extending the media invite to Girlinsorea! Don’t forget to catch RUNNING MAN, every Friday at 11.45pm only on ONE! Available on SingTel mioTV channels 513 and 604, StarHub TV channels 820, 823, 876 and 124.

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