What you didn’t notice during The Battleship Island Singapore Star Tour

In case you’re wondering, yes, there’s loads of Song Joong Ki for you

What you didn’t notice during The Battleship Island Singapore Star Tour
What you didn’t notice during The Battleship Island Singapore Star Tour
09 Aug 2017

What you didn’t notice during The Battleship Island Singapore Star Tour

Photos: Lee Wei Lin
Additional Photos: Golden Village
Videos: Goh Wen Kai, Genice Ooi

Korean actors Hwang Jung Min, So Ji Sub and Song Joong Ki director Ryu Seung Wan of The Battleship Island set sail for their first overseas promotional pit stop in Singapore, first meeting the media at a press conference held at Marina Bay Sands. Following which, they popped by Suntec City for a public meet and greet session before blitzing back to Marina Bay Sands for the movie’s gala premiere.

Phew. If that doesn’t sound tiring enough, by the time you’re reading this, the cast and crew are likely on the way to - or have even arrived in - Kuala Lumpur, where they will be conducting a similar tour today (August 9).

Given the star power of this ensemble, it’s no wonder that their every movement was made public through live feeds on social media, giving those at home (or thousands of miles away in a distant continent) a glimpse of the goings on of the day.

Some little moments, however, probably didn’t make it to your screens just yet. Never fret, however, as we were with the cast and crew every step of the way and have just the thing for you: click on to check out what you didn’t notice during The Battleship Island Singapore Star Tour.

The bromance between Song Joong Ki and So Ji Sub
The bromance between Song Joong Ki and So Ji Sub
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The bromance between Song Joong Ki and So Ji Sub

These two actors may be top stars, but there’s none of that rivalry that is said to plague those at the top between these two. When asked about what you should anticipate the most about the movie, this pair first joked that you should look forward to each other’s appearance in the movie before they gave their actual answers.

For the record, they mentioned that spreading the word about the happenings on battleship island is the main reason why they participated in the project, adding that awareness of the atrocities that occured in that corner of the world during World War II not been made known as freely as other happenings.

More bromance, just because
More bromance, just because
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More bromance, just because

What we wouldn't give to know what transpired between these two while on stage - though it could very well be a completely trivial question.

The stunned looks from the hero’s welcome they received
The stunned looks from the hero’s welcome they received
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The stunned looks from the hero’s welcome they received

No acting was involved in these photos - Ryu Seung Wan, Hwang Jung Min, So Ji Sub and Song Joong Ki were visibly surprised by the number of fans who turned up at Suntec City for their public event. Just look at So Ji Sub’s wide-eyed look, followed by him greeting the fans that packed all three storeys of the event venue.

Ditto to the other three men, who were probably as overwhelmed by the response.

The reason behind their surprised expressions
The reason behind their surprised expressions
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The reason behind their surprised expressions

If you look at this photo, you’d probably think that there was a decent sized crowd at their public event. After all, it was National Day Eve and not many would travel all the way to the city just to catch a glimpse of these Korean stars, right? Wrong. Find out why on the next slide…

… Yep, this is it
… Yep, this is it
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… Yep, this is it

Hello there, all 3000 of you screaming fans. With enough people in the North Atrium to pack a medium-sized concert, the excited crowd had to be reminded numerous times that safety was everyone’s priority, and thankfully, no major incident happened throughout the event. We must say, though, that some parts of the actors’ words were a tad hard to decipher given the level of screaming that went on throughout the session.

The biggest surprise of the night
The biggest surprise of the night
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The biggest surprise of the night

The actors would be in for a second (and bigger) surprise of the night towards the end of the meet and greet, where confetti cannons were fired. From where the media stood, the bang was loud enough to startle us, which is why we’re not surprised in the least that the actors were in for a shock as well.

Most notably, Hwang Jung Min’s epic expressions had Song Joong Ki laughing so hard that he almost doubled over. Have we mentioned how much we love this set of photos?

… And that wasn’t the only time that Song Joong Ki literally laughed out loud
… And that wasn’t the only time that Song Joong Ki literally laughed out loud
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… And that wasn’t the only time that Song Joong Ki literally laughed out loud

We don’t know if A) Being the maknae (youngest) of the four is letting his boyish charms shine through B) Being a groom-to-be is making him a very happy man, or C) Song Joong Ki is someone who’s always happy, but we say that it’s a great thing. Just look at that adorable smile and ask yourself if it didn’t melt a cold, unfeeling part of your jaded heart.

A glimpse of Song Hye Kyo’s priceless view for the rest of her life
A glimpse of Song Hye Kyo’s priceless view for the rest of her life
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A glimpse of Song Hye Kyo’s priceless view for the rest of her life

Guys, seriously. Just look at that smile and how he tilts his head. Is this how he smiles when he’s with his wife-to-be?

Making sure that everyone gets a piece - or at least photo - of them
Making sure that everyone gets a piece - or at least photo - of them
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Making sure that everyone gets a piece - or at least photo - of them

Given the star power that these four men pack - for the uninitiated, all three actors are A-listers and Ryu Seung Wan is considered one of South Korea’s top directors - we were pleasantly surprised at how down-to-earth and friendly the four of them were, ensuring to wave and pose in all directions so that fans could be able to get a good look at them after waiting for hours.

We hear that fans started waiting in the mall since morning, even though the event was scheduled to start at 7pm. Talk about dedication.

Click on for more photos of The Battleship Island Singapore Star Tour!

A familiar sight that followed the stars - mobile phones of all sizes raised up way up high
A familiar sight that followed the stars - mobile phones of all sizes raised up way up high
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A familiar sight that followed the stars - mobile phones of all sizes raised up way up high

Hwang Jung Min
Hwang Jung Min
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Hwang Jung Min

So Ji Sub
So Ji Sub
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So Ji Sub

Song Joong Ki
Song Joong Ki
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Song Joong Ki

Ryu Seung Wan
Ryu Seung Wan
09 Aug 2017

Ryu Seung Wan

L-R: So Ji Sub, Song Joong Ki, Hwang Jung Min, Ryu Seung Wan
L-R: So Ji Sub, Song Joong Ki, Hwang Jung Min, Ryu Seung Wan
09 Aug 2017

L-R: So Ji Sub, Song Joong Ki, Hwang Jung Min, Ryu Seung Wan

L-R: So Ji Sub, Song Joong Ki, Hwang Jung Min
L-R: So Ji Sub, Song Joong Ki, Hwang Jung Min
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L-R: So Ji Sub, Song Joong Ki, Hwang Jung Min

The stars were warmly welcomed by the crowd at the gala premiere
The stars were warmly welcomed by the crowd at the gala premiere
09 Aug 2017

The stars were warmly welcomed by the crowd at the gala premiere

Hwang Jung Min
Hwang Jung Min
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Hwang Jung Min

So Ji Sub
So Ji Sub
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So Ji Sub

Song Joong Ki
Song Joong Ki
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Song Joong Ki

Ryu Seung Wan
Ryu Seung Wan
09 Aug 2017

Ryu Seung Wan

L-R: Ryu Seung Wan, Hwang Jung Min, Song Joong Ki, So Ji Sub
L-R: Ryu Seung Wan, Hwang Jung Min, Song Joong Ki, So Ji Sub
09 Aug 2017

L-R: Ryu Seung Wan, Hwang Jung Min, Song Joong Ki, So Ji Sub


Song Joong Ki
Song Joong Ki
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Song Joong Ki

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The Battleship Island opens in cinemas on August 17.

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