“Kakao Style” takes on the National University of Singapore
5 September 2012, Singapore – Think school is uncool? Well hold onto your horses, and think again.
Students in the National University of Singapore were treated to quite a spectacle last Wednesday in the midst of the lunch rush hour: A Gangnam Style flash mob, with twenty students strutting their stuff and doing the “horse riding dance”, a signature move that has gotten fans and celebrities worldwide in a frenzy.
The flash mob was organised by eight Kakaotalk NUS Campus Ambassadors as part of their efforts to promote and raise awareness of Kakaotalk, South Korea’s number one mobile messenger app, among NUS students. The ambassadors, together with 15 other enthusiastic student volunteers, staged the flash mob at three different canteens in campus from 12 to 2pm.
Students were initially caught by surprise as the familiar restrains in the opening of Gangnam Style pulsated throughout the busy canteens, but were later seen pulling out their smartphones to record the flash mob. Some even sang along, and a few brave individuals also joined in the fun by executing the key points of the Gangnam Style choreography from their seats.
One student who witnessed the flash mob was impressed by the spontaneity exhibited by the flash mob participants. Gloria Tan, a second year undergraduate at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, said: “I was surprised to see students dancing in the canteen. It was great fun, and I am looking forward to future events organised by the same team.”
The Kakaotalk Ambassadors are planning to run a Kakao café in NUS as its next big campus project. For more information, like the NUS + Kakao Facebook page to receive regular updates on the student-run project.
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