Fans Descend on Pohang as Hyun Bin Starts Military Service

      March 07, 2011 11:42

      Some 10,000 fans are expected in Pohang, North Gyeongsang Province on Monday where the actor Hyun Bin starts his military service in the Marines. On Sunday the southeastern steel town was already festooned with photos and banners of the heartthrob, and hotels were reportedly fully booked by fans and reporters.

      A stream of fans, reporters and vendors were making their way to the boot camp. A pair of women in their 20s were preparing to stay in a car in the parking lot next door. The space right in front of the gate was occupied with broadcasting vans. A food vendor from the nearby city of Daegu said he would sleep in his truck to secure a good spot.

      Fans look at a welcome banner for actor Hyun Bin hung in a village in Pohang on Sunday, a day before he enters the Marine boot camp there.

      For its part, the city has installed two 200-inch LED TVs and five booths at the boot camp to promote the city and local specialties. A temporary parking lot for 300 cars has been set up in front of the camp, and five tourist information centers are open across the city. Over 180 reporters have registered to cover the event including a dozen foreign correspondents from such outlets as NHK and Kyodo News.

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