K-pop band Stray Kids meet their fans in KSA for the first time

Stray Kids band thrilled their Saudi fans performing alongside the two Super Junior sub-units D&E and K. R.Y. (Photo/Supplied)
Updated 15 July 2019

K-pop band Stray Kids meet their fans in KSA for the first time

  • South Korea’s top export in the entertainment industry has been winning the hearts of people around the globe

JEDDAH: The band Stray Kids is making their mark all around the world. Saudi fans were very excited to see them perform in Jeddah alongside the two Super Junior sub-units D&E and K.R.Y.

Stray Kids debuted in 2017 in a reality show of the same name set up by the company JYP Entertainment, which is one of the biggest entertainment companies in South Korea. 

Since then their brilliant music and stylish dancing have been winning the hearts of people around the globe.

They are a group of 9 talented members; they are some of the youngest performers in the K-pop industry, making them more passionate about what they do and the music they produce.

The first overseas performance by Stray kids was in 2018 at KCON Japan.

HIGH LIGHTS

• Bang Chan, the leader of Stray Kids, was born in Sydney, Australia.

• Their world tour is called ‘Unveil’

“We were really thrilled to be invited to come to Saudi Arabia, it’s our first time here. 

“I personally really like Saudi Arabia and wanted to come here. So in the plane seeing the landscape and everything I thought it was a dream come true. Being here I am still really very excited,” Bang Chan, the leader of the band, said.

“We are very honored to be here, it’s all thanks to our fans who brought us here to become one of the first K-pop acts to perform in Saudi Arabia,” Changbin, an all-round  vocalist and rapper, told Arab News.

They had a taste of what to expect from the fans when they arrived at the airport. 

Fans had been waiting for seven hours and on their arrival swarmed in to get a glimpse of them.

The fans were beyond excited to be attending the concert as the show packed many surprises for the “Strays,” a name given to them by their fans.


Health Ministry treats 649,690 Hajj pilgrims

The number of participants in serving pilgrims this year reached 30,000 employees of the Ministry of Health. (SPA)
Updated 24 August 2019

Health Ministry treats 649,690 Hajj pilgrims

  • For the first time this year, the ministry used robotic technology for medical consultations, which gave hospitals in Mina remote access to consultants in micro specialties

RIYADH: The Ministry of Health has revealed specialized services provided by its hospitals and health centers in Makkah, Madinah and holy sites for pilgrims during Hajj.
The ministry said that the number of pilgrims who received treatment in hospitals and health centers reached 649,690.
The number of participants in serving pilgrims this year reached 30,000 employees of the Ministry of Health, while 25 hospitals were prepared in Makkah and Madinah, with a total capacity of 5,000 beds.
For the first time this year, the ministry used robotic technology for medical consultations, which gave hospitals in Mina remote access to consultants in micro specialties.