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Published: Friday February 8, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday April 17, 2013 MYT 12:02:54 PM

Psy appeals to young and old alike

GEORGE TOWN: Psy’s upcoming performance here is generating a buzz that cuts through generations.

A former teacher, who only wanted to be known as Khor, said she “absolutely loves” the K-pop sensation and will be asking her husband and son to take her to the performance.

“My friends from the Taman Sri Nibong tai chi group also love his ‘Gangnam Style’ dance.

“We learnt the moves while on a cruise to Thailand – it was one of the activities on board,” she said.

The 70-year-old will be among some 60,000 guests expected at the Barisan Nasional Chinese New Year open house in Han Chiang High School on Feb 11.

Taylor’s Universitystudent Migo Ho, 22, from Kuala Lumpur, is a K-pop die-hard fan for eight years now, and she will be in her father’s hometown in Kedah for Chinese New Year.

She would be getting a ride to Penang for Psy.

“Psy is very different from the typical K-pop superstar – his style, music and even videos are so unique.

“I’ve been a fan even before he came up with ‘Gangnam Style’,” she added.

Senior marketing manager Neoh Soon Ken, 32, who avoids attending open houses because of the crowd, will make an exception this time around, saying Psy’s performance will be good for tourism here.

“The buzz created online in social networking sites and websites around the world has been phenomenal for Penang,” he said.

Golden Sands Resort and Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa communications director Suleiman Tunku Abdul Rahman said a surge in last-minute online hotel bookings, particularly from outstation guests, was expected.

“We have free shuttle buses to drop guests off at Traders Hotel, which is about 15 minutes away from where Psy is performing,” he said.

Tags / Keywords: Nation, News, Entertainment, Psy, K pop, Barisan Chinese New Year open house, Penang


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