man of the moment on itunes today with his single “Gangnam Style’ appearing at
number one on the itunes singles chart as of 18 September, 2012. So, no
doubt a lot of people are wondering who is PSY and what is Gangnam style?
million views on Youtube and appearances in the past two weeks on New York’s
Today Show, The Ellen Show where he taught Britney Spears how to do ‘the horse
dance’ and a surprise appearance on Saturday Night Live Korean music sensation
PSY has certainly hit the big time.
PSY is a
Korean performer who has been around for a number of years, well known in Korea
but with the release of his latest rap song and dance number ‘Gangnam
Style’ he has become an overnight sensation to the rest of the world.
Everyone is singing along with ‘Gangnam Style’ and wanting to learn how to do
his ‘horse dance’.
many listeners who have downloaded PSY’s new single, perhaps they are wondering
what is Gangnam Style? Gangnam is the trendy southern suburb of
Seoul city with its very popular designer fashion stores, trendy cafes and
restaurants and nightclubs which attract the young and wealthy Korean
celebrities. It is Seoul city’s Rodeo Drive where all the young Seoul
hipsters hang out seeking all the latest trends of the emerging Korean style
and fashion scene.
visitors to Seoul it’s a great place to spend a day to see the modern young
heart of Seoul and enjoy the many attractions it offers. Go shopping on
Cheongdam-dong and Apgujeong Shopping Streets and pick up some bargains in the
trendy fashion stores. These streets are the most popular shopping areas
frequented by Korean celebrities and you may even be lucky enough to see PSY or
some of Korea’s famous girl bands, performers or actors shopping in this area.
many great cafes and bars in this area with places like Gorilla in the Kitchen
owned by famous Korean movie star Bae Yong Joon where you can enjoy
lunch. There are also numerous excellent Korean restaurants where you can
try traditional Korean cuisine.
are many excellent salons/spas in this area where you can enjoy some pampering
– have a facial or a massage and treat yourself after a busy day shopping.
At night the clubs of Gangnam come alive and there are many to choose from
where you can see the unique Gangnam style for yourself and you never know,
perhaps you can even get a private lesson from PSY on how to do the ‘horse
detailed information on what to do and see in Gangnam, visit www.visitkorea.or.kr and enjoy some
‘Gangnam Style’ on your next visit to Seoul.
‘Gangnam Style’ video on Youtube for yourself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bZkp7q19f0&feature=relmfu
18 September, 2012
information: Jennifer Doherty, PR/Marketing Manager, KTO Sydney office