SaipanTribune Monday, January 26, 2009
The sand, surf and scenery of tropical Saipan served as the backdrop for recent videotaping by popular East Asia boy band “TVXQ.”
Also marketed as Tohoshinki in Japan and Dong Bang Shin Ki or Dong Bang Shin Gi in Korea, TVXQ visited the Northern Mariana Islands on Jan. 13-17, 2009, to videotape for an upcoming music video and SBS TV, one of three major national channels in Korea.
With a band name roughly translated as “Rising Gods of the East,” TVXQ members Xiah, Micky, Hero, Max, and U-Know showcased several island locations during the taping, including the white sand beaches of Managaha Island and the scenic natural sites of the Grotto, Bird Island, Suicide Cliff and Banzai Cliff. They also visited the Korean Peace Memorial and highlighted the numerous outdoor sports activities available year round at their lodging at Pacific Islands Club Saipan.
“TVXQ is a South Korean band that also happens to be quite popular in our major tourist market of Japan, so we're quite fortunate to have them videotape here,” said Marianas Visitors Authority managing director Perry Tenorio. “Their visit provides a unique vehicle for us share the beauty of our islands with their many music fans throughout Asia.”
Since their debut in 2003, TVXQ has become one of the most popular singing groups in East Asia, gaining great popularity in such countries as China, Singapore, Thailand, and other East Asian regions. Their repertoire across these diverse markets ranges from a cappella to pop. (MVA)
Source: Saipan Tribune
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