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Eating with the AU: Night Noodle Markets - Birrarung Marr (Melbourne)

Last week, we popped into one of Melbourne’s most popular events of the year – the Night Noodle Markets. Despite the predicted wild storms, the weather was wonderfully warm and humid, seeing a large crowd taking to Birrarung Marr to feast on mouth-watering offerings served up by some of Melbourne’s best-known restaurants. Renowned for its selection of outstanding favourites and hard to find specialties, the hawker-style bazaar at the banks of the Yarra River offers a wide range of choice to visitors including barbecue skewers, all sorts of fluffy bao, tasty dumplings and scrumptiously imaginative desserts.

Hello Asia! Interview: SBS 2's Andy Trieu Talks Dating, Meng Fei and "If You Are The One"

Hello Asia editor Johnny Au caught up with SBS 2 host and SBS PopAsia presenter Andy Trieu to chat about dating, Meng Fei and If You Are The One.

Japanese Film Festival 2015 returns to Art Gallery of NSW

Japanese Film Festival Classics program returns to 2015 with an array of the best Japanese films selected from the works of renowned filmmaker, Kon Ichikawa. This tribute highlights Ichikawa significance in moulding the style of 20th Century Japanese films.

Clockenflap Festival in Hong Kong Begins to Unveil 2015 Festival Line-Up

Hong Kong’s Music & Arts Festival Clockenflap, which takes place annually, has begun to unveil their line-up for 2015’s festival in West Kowloon Cultural District. Clockenflap, which takes place from 27th-29th November, is a festival about art, music and community, and features a range of performances from around the world. Recently announced is Californian DJ, producer and rapper, Steven Ellison, also known as Flying Lotus, who has become a distinctive talent in the electronic music scene.

Actress Go Wonhee is chosen to play lead role in ‘The Stars Are Shining’

KBS2’s new morning drama 'The Stars Are Shining' is set in the 1960s and revolves around the story of Jo Bonghee, who after the death of her father and collapse of her family escapes her rough life and works to fulfill her dream of being South Korea’s greatest fashion designer.

Hello Asia Radio! Episode 12 (July 28)

Hello Asia Radio is back with another hour of music from all around Asia! In this fortnight's episode Ghassani features K-Pop kings Beast following their comeback with "YeY", Erin introduces the artists of I LOVE ANISONG x SMASH, Ana plays YOUR Twitter requests and Kat shares with us her July favourites.

Hello Asia! New Music Video: Soohyun (U-KISS) - "You Only" (Japan, 2015)

U-KISS leader Soohyun has released a solo Japanese music video - the emotional ballad "You Only" (君だけを - Kimidakewo) with a dark and moody beach-scene music video.

Hello Asia! Photo Gallery: BTS LIVE TRILOGY: Episode II. The Red Bullet Tour - The Plenary, Melbourne Convention Centre (12.07.15)

South Korea's newest kings of K-Pop BTS hit Melbourne on Sunday and blew the roof off the Plenary with the help of their fans, ARMY. Erin Smith was there to bring you these photographs from the incredible night.

Hello Asia! New Music Video Review: Infinite - "Bad" (South Korea, 2015)

Infinite just blew our minds away with a new music video for their latest release, Bad. The boys are showing us a different side of them and it's epic badass. We love everything about the song and music video, and we could infinitely talk about it, really. So, let's get started.

Hello Asia! Live Review: BTS Live Trilogy Ep2: The Red Bullet - The Plenary, Melbourne (12.07.15)

Outside it was blistering brisk; a high wind, an ominously dark sky, and a constant drizzle of rain, Melbourne was experiencing one of the coldest winter days of the year. However, for thousands of Hallyu fans descending upon The Plenary on Sunday evening, they were about to experience one of the hottest Korean Pop productions in Australia thus far. BTS (Bangtan Boys) had finally arrived Down Under, ready to perform live for their adoring Aussie ARMY.

Hello Asia! New Music Video: Girls' Generation - "Party" (South Korea, 2015)

Feel the summer beats with Girls' Generation's "Party"! As one of the most anticipated comebacks this summer, Girls' Generation bring on the summer party with this fun, upbeat song. The girls will take you to enjoy the beautiful beach in Thailand, shot by our friends at ZanyBros. So check out the new music video!

Photo Gallery: Soundwave Festival feat ONE OK ROCK - Sydney Olympic Park (28.02.15)

Japanese superstar rock act ONE OK ROCK performed a blistering set at Soundwave Festival in Sydney yesterday. Enjoy our special photo gallery of ONE OK ROCK in action at Sydney Olympic Park. Photos by Johnny Au.

Hello Asia! Photo Gallery: Neon Pop - Cultural Forecourt Southbank, Brisbane (28.02.15)

It was a night of cosplay, colour and culture at Southbank's cultural forecourt for the annual Neon Pop party as part of the BrisAsia Festival. Erin Smith brings you these photos.

Hello Asia! Live Review: Shonen Knife (Japan) - Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane (23.01.15)

Shonen Knife

Not many bands can claim 30 years of albums, tours, singles and a worldwide cult status, but Japanese all-girl pop punk act Shonen Knife are one of the few - and with good reason. Their songs are simple, incredibly catchy and have extreme novelty value, and their live show is an energetic and polished affair - it’s a winning combination, and it drew a huge crowd to Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art on Friday night.

CLOSED Win a double pass to THE SOLUTIONS New Years Eve Concert in Seoul

Korean band THE SOLUTIONS returns to Seoul after a triumphant tour of Europe. To kick off 2015 THE SOLUTIONS are holding a New Years Eve party to end all New Years Eve parties!