Date
16 December 2017
Kim Soon-hyun, shown in his Facebook account, is looking to hit a shuttlecok while in Hong Kong.
Kim Soon-hyun, shown in his Facebook account, is looking to hit a shuttlecok while in Hong Kong.

Korean star hits town — and shuttlecock?

Korean superstar Kim Soo-hyun is visiting Hong Kong to promote a cosmetic product, but it’s not all work and no play.

Kim, a badminton fanatic, is keen to hit a shuttlecock if organizers can find a venue, Metro Daily Hong Kong reported Wednesday.

No word yet on who will be on the other side of the net.

Meanwhile, Kim is busy dealing with his enormous Hong Kong fame. On his arrival Tuesday night, hundreds of fans were on hand at Chek Lap Kok airport, some having waited overnight.

His host, Sa Sa International Holdings Ltd. (00178.HK), has hired a 150-strong security detail, Apple Daily reported.

Blame it on My Love From the Star, a hugely popular TV drama in which he stars and which is enjoying a successful re-run in Hong Kong and mainland China.   

His cross-border appeal is such that when a Beijing university professor called Kim star chasers “insane”, he set off an online media storm.

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