Tor Saksit’s rendition of the late Thai King’s compositions going viral, GOT7's Jinyoung trending and other hot Asian Pop news from Thailand!
Thailand Calling

2 Nov 2016 - 3:04 PM  UPDATED 2 Nov 2016 - 5:08 PM

Got7 Star Jinyoung is trending on Twitter with #Jinyoungreads

We've been seeing the hashtag, #จินยองอ่าน (#Jinyoungreads) trending for a while in Thailand. Jinyoung - a member of K-Pop super group Got7 - is a known bookworm and has recommended many books to his fans. His recommendations include classics like To Kill A Mockingbird, The Little Prince, Murakami, and even Fifty Shades of Grey. Due to the #jinyoungreads hashtag trend, fans have been pouring into the Book Expo Thailand 2016 - which took place on October 13-24 - hunting down books their beloved star has read. Bookshops and booths were seen with the sign #จินยองอ่าน (#Jinyoungreads), with some publishers creating an entire section dedicated to the hashtag.

Tor Saksit’s rendition of the late Thai King’s compositions is going viral on Facebook

Everyone has been sharing the videos of Tor playing compositions by the late Thai King, King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

OZMO to play at the opening night of It’s The Ship 

OZMO is Bangkok’s contribution to the international Electronic Dance Music (EDM) scene. The team is made up of four DJ's and producers (Ono, Murf, Ziki and Yuji) who hail from South Korea, Japan, Canada and Europe.

Interesting fact: DJ Murf shares producer credits with G-Dragon on a number of BIGBANG tracks.

They’ll be playing the opening night of It’s The Ship – a four day floating EDM festival on board a luxury cruise liner between Singapore and Malaysia.

Check out their single ‘Higher’: 

Funny reaction to Miss Thailand not winning Miss Grand International has been shared online

A beauty pageant would not be complete without a few raised eyebrows and disagreements behind the stunning contestants. Last week at the crowning of Miss Grand International in Las Vegas, some contestants gave a "WTF" look when it was announced that Miss Thailand did not win the beauty contest but took home third prize instead. A hilarious video was shared all over social networks among Thais who were rooting for Miss Thailand, Supaporn "Fai" Malisorn, 22, to win Miss Grand International last week.

GOT7 and Super Junior members pay respect to Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej
Social media is awash with photos of Asian pop stars paying their respects to the late King.
Thailand calling: BIGBANG Bangkok tour cancelled
According to an announcement from the Thai government all entertainment will be put on hold as Thailand mourns the loss of their king.
Asian Pop stars pay their respect to the late king of Thailand
Photos of NCT's Ten, Black Pink's Lisa and CLC's Sorn at the Royal Thai Embassy have been shared online.