(SPOT.ph) Korea has taken the world by storm. Name any industry and they're sure to be a major player: From media to beauty and everything in between. So if you want to experience firsthand why you should stan more than just your K-Pop idols, check out the first ever K Street Festival from May 31 to June 1, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., at C1 Park, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City.
Hosted by the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines, this two-day event will showcase the different trends that have made Korea incredibly popular. Although the institute has been organizing events for Filipinos interested in Korean culture for around eight years, an event of this scale was a first for them. "This time, we want to create an event that caters to all these interests and showcases the diverse culture of Korea," Nicole Del Rosario, public relations officer of the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines (KCC), says in an exchange with SPOT.ph.
The festival will have seven stations where guests can experience different parts of Korean culture, so you're sure to experience something different. Each staging area will focus on food, drama, art, beauty products, pop, tourism, and games. Visitors who complete an entire round of the seven stations also stand a chance to win prizes during the daily raffle. Some stalls you can expect to see: BonChon, Yopokki, Viu, Nature Republic, and more.
For a bit of martial arts, the Korean Kukkiwon Taekwondo Demostration Team is set to join the event. And of course, how can it be a Korea-fest without some K-Pop? There will also be special performances by the finalists of the 2018 Pinoy K-Pop Star—a competition organized by KCC—including solo acts John Paul Manuel, Sandra dela Cruz, and Venisse Nicole Siy and groups MIX'IN, [K]-IDLE, and Kaiju X. SB19, the first ever Pinoy boy group trained under ShowBT, a Korean entertainment company, will also be joining.
"This year is also a perfect time to host this festival since Korea and the Philippines are celebrating its 70th year of bilateral relations," said Del Rosario. Through this festival, KCC hopes to push for more continued cultural exchanges between our countries.
Admission to the festival is completely free, so just be sure to bring your curiosity.
For more information, visit the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines's official website.