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Hyun Bin Represents the Marines in Indonesia

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2011.10.06 16:04 Mwave Lee, InKyung

Indonesia is sick with ‘Hyun Bin fever.’ Er...let’s be real. The world has Hyun Bin fever. But right now, only Indonesians can get a glimpse of the star-turned-military-private.

The actor visited the country on October 4 as a special envoy for the Defense Media Agency for Public Information Services to do various works.

Hyun Bin, who attained hallyu star status in Southeast Asia through drama Secret Garden, was given the opportunity to visit Indonesia to promote trade relations and the armed forces’ image. Since the actor arrived at the Jakarta Airport in a marine uniform stitched with ‘Private Kim Tae Pyung,’ the actor has been welcomed warmly as a national guest.

Upon learning of Hyun Bin’s visit, hundreds of fans and members of the media have been competing to cover the event. The actor’s military-related activities in the country will be broadcast on October 7. The media has already reported, “Commemorative events for Indonesia’s Armed Forces Day will begin on October 7 at 3:00 p.m., and Hyun Bin, who will be in attendance, will receive an honorary letter of appointment.”

Hyun Bin Represents the Marines in Indonesia

On October 5, Hyun Bin paid a visit to the Jakarta International Korean School for a brief speaking engagement. The actor spoke honestly about his experiences and revealed, “The army is precious time for one to invest oneself.” The actor also attended the 66th anniversary reception to celebrate Indonesia’s independence, where President Susilo Bambang Yudhyono, was also in attendance, held at the Indonesian National Armed Forces headquarters in Cilangkap. He will visit the Indonesian Marine Corps headquarters on October 6.

The media has reported, “Since the license plate number of the embassy vehicle was made public, many fans have been following Hyun Bin around. Considering Hyun Bin’s explosive popularity, the Indonesian government made a request for him to hold an exclusive concert in Jakarta on October 6. However, a Korean official revealed that it would be difficult for him to participate in activities outside of his military-related scheduled appearances, and the concert was canceled.”

Hyun Bin will return to Korea after wrapping up his activities in Indonesia on October 7.

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