It was only 9am but a handful of fans were already taking their spot at the arrival hall of Changi Airport Terminal 1 yesterday. They waited impatiently and engaged in excited chatter with one another, some hugging handmade gifts tightly to their bodies.
By noon, the crowd had swelled to nearly 300 and security was tight as the anticipation intensified. The fans actually belonged to two camps — British-Irish boy band The Wanted and Taiwanese-American singer Wang Lee Hom.
The international acts, who will headline countdown party Celebrate TV50 at The Float @ Marina Bay tonight, were scheduled to arrive at midday, some 20 minutes after each other. When The Wanted, followed by Wang, finally appeared, the fans went into a tizzy — for different reasons.
Here are some pictures of their arrival at the airport.
The article related to these pictures was first published in The New Paper on December 30, 2013.