The Jakarta Post
(Courtesy of Boom Korea)
When Korean singer Lee An explains why he relocated to Singapore, he talks up the business logic of the move. But it soon becomes clear that what really tipped the scales is that he fell in love.
It wasn’t some enchanting Singaporean girl that captured the heart of the tall, 29-year-old Seoul-born heartthrob, but rather the enchanting mood of the Lion City itself.
“The first time I came to Singapore in 2006 for a show, I suddenly felt comfortable. I felt good about it,” Lee An reveals.
It was an unusual move – most Korean stars look to China, Japan or Taiwan to get their international break – and a brave decision, but ultimately a smart pick.
“When the recording company came to me for the first time [in 2006], they said: ‘We know most singers start in Japan and Taiwan. But why not try another ...