SINGAPORE – “Hello Singaporeans, this is Song Joong-ki.”
Singapore fans of the Descendants Of The Sun (2016) actor got a pleasant surprise this week in the form of an online video greeting from the K-drama idol.
Song, 35, is one of many South Korean celebrities who have supported SG Cares Giving Week 2020, which runs from Tuesday (December 1) to December 7 and aims to bring people, organizations and leaders together here to come together to help those in need.
Song, noting that it has been a long time since he visited Singapore in 2017, congratulated organizers on the launch of SG Cares Giving Week.
“I hope you can enjoy your happiest week with a warm heart by volunteering,” he added in the video posted on social media.
The Song Joong Ki Official Singapore Fan Club has already responded to its call by donating $ 200 to Club Rainbow Singapore, a charity that helps chronically ill children and their families, to show its support for the campaign.
Besides Song, singer Leo from boy group VIXX and singer Hyerim, formerly of girl group Wonder Girls, also expressed their support for SG Cares Giving Week.
There was also a recorded video message, intended to stimulate the spirit of giving, from the nursery rhyme Baby Shark or the Baby Shark.
SG Cares Giving Week was launched by President Halimah Yacob on Tuesday and the campaign is jointly organized by the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Center, SG Cares Office and the National Council of Social Service.
South Korean ambassador to Singapore, Ahn Young-jip, who attended the launch of the event at Suntec’s convention center, said he hopes to further deepen the bilateral friendship between the two countries through human-to-human exchanges.
The South Korean Embassy in Singapore is a supporting partner for the campaign.