Who could imagine a Korean idol would love Malaysia so much? This idol is signed under JYP entertainment the top three entertainment companies in South Korea. Over many programs or live stream that had been broadcasted, you could hear this idol talked about Malaysia not once but multiple times. Anddd... his name is HAN! From the Korean male idol group which is called 'Stray Kids'! Stray Kids was a South Korea survival shows that broadcast by Mnet. A group of trainees are required to pass all kinds of the mission to test their talent and survive till the end of the show. So who exactly is Han?
Han Ji Sung
Han, aka Han Ji Sung, is a rapper in his group and has a sub-unit known as '3RACHA' with another two members in Stray Kidz. I first notice Han was from this 12million views video clip from Youtube. Han teamed up with his teammate, Chanbin to have a friendly competition with YG trainees at the time was prepared to be debuted as 'Treasure'. Even the YG CEO, Yang Hyun Suk was so impressed by both of them.
The above clip was before Han was debuted. At the time, he was only 17 years old!
Han the freestyle GENIUS
In a different kind of entertainment program, Han has flaunted his freestyle talent. When he was having his own month evaluation as a trainee, he decided to freestyle as well. Watch 0.22 in the video to find out what his teammate said about him.
Not only that, he sings so well as a rapper. Last year, he attended Masked Singer and covered Dean's song- Half-moon.
He too sang an extremely difficult Korean Trot song, hit all those insanely high note!
He called himself- Malaysia Han!
In a live stream with his members, they were playing this game about combining their hometown with their name. Han called himself, Malaysia Han! He was born in Korea and moved to Malaysia due to his father's business. He lived in Malaysia when he was 12 years old. It's fascinating that see Han claimed Malaysia as his hometown instead of his home country Korea. (Watch 0.54 in the video)
He really enjoyed eating mangosteen and talked about the fruits from Malaysia such as the banana was in different size or rambutan. As these fruits were tropical in nature, it must be difficult to get it in Korea. (Watch 2.12 for 'Malaysia Han' and 2.17 for Mangosteen mentioned)
Also, he expressed his love for Bah Kut Teh! He was trying to explain it to his group member, how wonderful it is to eat Bah Kut Teh in Malaysia. (Watch 0.27 in the video)
Han's love about Malaysia is so heartwarming. Hopefully, he gets to visit Malaysia again after the pandemic. So, he could eat Bah Kut Teh, nasi lemak and mangosteen again!