The Jakarta Post
K-pop group Super Junior. (S.M. Entertainment via The Korea Herald/File)
K-pop sensations Super Junior and NCT took to Twitter to extend their thoughts and prayers to those affected by the massive flooding in Indonesia.
“Hello, we are Super Junior. We empathize with those affected by heavy rains and massive floods in Indonesia. We hope there will be no more casualties and may all the damage be swiftly repaired,” the boy band wrote on its official Twitter account @SJofficial on Saturday.
Halo, kami SUPER JUNIOR.— SUPER JUNIOR (@SJofficial) January 4, 2020
Kami turut berempati untuk semua yang terkena dampak dari hujan deras dan banjir di Indonesia.
Kami berharap tidak ada lagi korban dan semua kerusakan akan segera dipulihkan.
Another K-pop boy group, NCT, also expressed its empathy through tweets written in Korean and Indonesian.
“Hello, we are NCT. We have heard about the tragedy that hit Indonesia as a result of massive rainfall. We would like to offer our support although we know words won’t be able to ease the pain. We can only pray for your safety and hope there will no more suffering in the future,” the band’s official account @NCTsmtown wrote.
Halo,kami NCT.— NCT (@NCTsmtown) January 4, 2020
Kami mendengar musibah yg disebabkan oleh hujan deras tengah melanda Indonesia.
Kami ingin memberi penyemangat, tapi kami tahu tidak ada kata yg dapat mengurangi beban. Kami hanya dapat berdoa agar kalian selamat dan semoga tidak ada lagi duka yg menimpa.
Earlier this week, massive flooding hit Greater Jakarta and other parts of Indonesia following the heaviest rainfall in over a decade, according to data from the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG).
Sixty people were killed and two went missing during the severe flooding.
Indonesian fans gave a warm response to the tweets.
Some Super Junior fans were surprised by the Indonesian language tweet.
“I thought it was from the [Twitter account of the Indonesia Super Junior] fanbase,” responded Twitter user @maairreu.
NCT fans showered the comments section of the band’s tweet with the hashtag #TERIMAKASIH_NCT (THANKYOU_NCT).
Super Junior and NCT — both founded by SM Entertainment — have solid fanbases in Indonesia. Since 2012, Super Junior has performed a number of sold-out concerts in Jakarta and plans to hold another concert on Jan. 11. The boy group once called Indonesia their “second home”.
NCT’s popularity in the country has been growing steadily following its performance in Jakarta last September. (trn)
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