If you’ve been following T-ara‘s Hyomin and Eunjung on Instagram, chances are you’ve discovered that both of them are currently in Penang, Malaysia.

Yup, you heard that right:



The 2 members from the South Korean girl group along with actress Kang Bo-bae arrived in Penang, Malaysia last Saturday (28th September) for 4-day break.

They spent 3 days in Brunei earlier to promote cosmetic products launched by McSSY, a cosmetic division of their management company MBK Co Ltd. According to the cosmetic division president Lee Jae-kang, the halal certified cosmetic line McSSY was expected to be released in Brunei next year.

Before heading back to South Korea, they decided to stop by Malaysia with the 3 celebrities for a short vacation while taking the opportunity to look for a joint-venture agreement in Malaysia.

T-ara Hyomin and Eunjung in Penang with Kang Bo-bae

According to The Star Online, the 3 celebrities visited the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (The Blue Mansion) in Lebuh Leith yesterday (27th September).


Hyomin told them through a translator that they have “heard a lot of good things about the Pearl of the Orient (Penang)”. She said, “We had the chance to try out stir fry noodle (char kuey teow) and oysters fried with egg (oyster omelette).”

She added:

We are looking forward to trying out ice flakes dessert (ais kacang). We have tasted the gula Melaka ice cream and it was good

Eunjung said that they were keen to visit the heritage sites too. Both of them said that “they were heartened by the constant support from Malaysian fans”.

On the other hand, Kang Bo-bae, who will star in an upcoming Korean sitcom, said that she had the chance to try Tiger beer on the night of her arrival and was charmed by its taste.

Source: tiaradiadem.com via Kwong Hua Yit Pot
Source: tiaradiadem.com via Kwong Wah Yit Pot

This wasn’t the first time that Hyomin and Eunjung have visited Malaysia.

Earlier in March this year, they performed with T-ara at the Iskandar Waterfront Carnival in Johor for the week-long celebration of Johor Sultan’s coronation. The 6-member girl group was also in Malaysia back in 2013 for Samsung GALAXY The 27th Golden Disk Awards in Kuala Lumpur.

Let’s not forget that they were here for their own showcases and in total, they’ve visited Malaysia 5 times since their 2009 debut.

So, will they make a 6th visit soon? Well, we reckon it’ll happen real soon because Eunjung and Hyomin said that T-ara is planning to hold a concert in Malaysia next year 😀 All right, now we are EXCITED.

Sources: The Star Online, tiaradiadem.com.

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