Korean Sensation's 'The Running Man' Stars Visit Fans In Kuala Lumpur

Last update: 03/11/2014

By Hidayah Nazri

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 3 (Bernama) -- ONE HD gathered five hosts from the urban action variety show Running Man; Kim Jong Kook, Haha (Ha Dong Hoon), Song Ji Hyo, Ji Suk Jin and Lee Kwang Soo for the 'Hotlink Race Star Season 2 in Malaysia'.

Running Man is a popular Korean series featuring seven hosts taking on guest stars and celebrities to complete missions at various landmarks to win races and escape punishments each week.

"Following the resounding success of the event held last September in Singapore, we have decided to bring ‘Hotlink Race Start Season 2 in Malaysia Running Man Fan Meeting’ to Malaysia, so more fans of Running Man in Asia can be part of the experience," said Virginia Lim, Vice President of Asian Content, Networks, Asia, Sony Pictures Television.

During the press conference held at Double Tree, Hilton KL on Saturday, all five hosts, shared their excitement of coming to Malaysia.

The other two hosts, Kang Gary and Yoo Jae Suk were unable to join them due to other work commitments.

Asked about their impression on Malaysia, the only female host, Ji Hyo said : “This is my first time visiting Malaysia, so I will enjoy it as much as I can”.

"The first thing that I saw once I arrived in Malaysia was the swimming pool," said Suk Jin evoking laughter from the audience.

The Race Start Season 2, scheduled later that night at Stadium Negara, featured a two-hour show that included a mix of comedy and song performances by the singers in the group.