Chilling out with my friends at Singtel Hallyu Night event held at Barber Shop by Timbre at The Arts House on a Thursday night. The word 'Hallyu' refers to 'Korean Wave' and this refers to the growing popularity of South Korean entertainment and pop culture over the world.
During this event, we basically also soaked ourselves in the K-Wave as we had Korean food, listened to Korean songs, played some popular Korean games too.
The main purpose of this event is to introduce us to Cast, Singapore's first OTT video portal app launched by Singtel. With Cast, consumers get to enjoy their favourite entertainment on-the-go with thousands of hours of exciting movies, dramas, variety shows and kids' entertainment, all these can be streamed using Singtel's extensive 4G network or WiFi connection. Those favourite programmes can also be downloaded for offline viewing at a later time.
We tried out the Cast app with the OPPO phones provided that night.
Singtel Mobile postpaid customers can choose from 3 different content packs - Kids, Asian Hits and Hallyu. Each pack cost S$4.90 per month for those with a 12-month Singtel contact, on top of that customers can opt for a special 1GB data add-on for just S$3 more per month per pack. For customers without a contract, it would cost S$6.90 per pack and per month.
Customers can also sign up for Viu's premium service at Cast to enjoy the latest Korean and Japanese entertainment at the same prices. Some of the latest and popular Korean dramas and variety shows available are Doctors, Lucky Romance, Running Man and Return of Superman, as well as the latest Japanese dramas such as A Girl & Three Sweethearts and Love Song. The good thing for Viu Premium subscribers is that they get to enjoy priority viewing with English and Chinese subtitles as fast as 8 hours after the original telecast.
I'm not exactly a Korean drama addict and I've not watched Doctors nor DOTS but I'm currently watching this Korean drama called 'W' now. Well, I guess the plot is somehow interesting enough to catch my attention, where there is another life existing in a webtoon. It's like parallel universe but in this case, the main characters in the webtoon have minds of their own and begin to create their own stories, changed their own ending. Too exciting and can't wait for the final episode. I hope it's not an unhappy ending though.
Kids Pack features the Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. channels along with popular programmes such as Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants, PAW Patrol, Shimmer & Shine, and more.
Asian Hits Pack features up to 1,000 hours of popular hit movies, entertainment and drama series from Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and China in their original languages, including blockbusters Helios and Mr Unbelievable, variety shows Are You Hokkien?, The Voice of Taiwan, and more.
Hallyu Pack offers the best of Korean entertainment from top Korean broadcasters on popular channels ONE, Oh!K and KBS World such as Doctors, W and Uncontrollably Fond and all-time variety show favourites like Running Man, Infinite Challenge and Return of Superman.
Kelly Poon was the special guest for the night and she sang to us two songs. First song was 'Always' in Korean - Descendants of the Sun OST and another Chinese song called '爱无力'
A video of her live performance on Always.
Instant photo print our from Aww Snap! with the ladies. It was a gif image and we get to choose one we like to print out for keeping. Thank you Jessie for bringing me to this fun event.
Interested customers can subscribe to Cast via the My Singtel app and download Cast from the App store for Apple iOS devices and Google Play Store for Android devices.
For more information on Cast, please visit