2016 Year in Review – Top Trending Google Searches

18 December 2016, Singapore – 2016 is coming to an end with a blink of the eye, and there has been no shortage of Korean culture here in Singapore. Who apart from our friends at Google are able to tell us about the top trending topics in Singapore?

K-pop has transitioned into K-culture, beyond just pop music from grooving idol groups. Let us take a look at the top trending searches in 2016, for you to tick off any that you may have missed.

Top Trending TV Shows/Dramas


From the list, it is a year filled with record breaking dramas, and all headlined by top drama stars such as Song Jong Ki; who once again shot to stardom after finishing his term in military service. Lee Joon Ki also proved his undying popularity with Scarlet Heart Ryeo, which was rivalled fiercely by Love in the Moonlight by Park Bogum.

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  1. Descendants of the Sun
  2. Sinetron Samson Dan Dahlia
  3. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo
  4. Suri Hati Mr Pilot
  5. Uncontrollably Fond
  6. Bigg Boss 9
  7. Love in the Moonlight
  8. Doctors (Korean Drama)
  9. Cinderella and Four Knights
  10. Game of Thrones Season 6

Top Trending Movies of 2016

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A Korean movie also made waves in Singapore in the form of “Train to Busan” starring Gong Yoo. The movie focused pretty much on the emotional aspects of the actors, rather than being horror to the viewers.

  1. Deadpool
  2. Suicide Squad
  3. Train to Busan
  4. Zootopia
  5. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  6. The Conjuring 2
  7. X-Men: Apocalypse
  8. Me Before You
  9. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  10. Now You See Me 2

Top Trending Gadgets

The Korean trend is so significant that even the Samsung mobile phones drove Apple all the way in 2016, until their Note 7 phones started exploding.

  1. iPhone 7
  2. iPhone se
  3. Samsung Note 7
  4. Google Pixel
  5. Macbook Pro
  6. Blackberry Priv
  7. Samsung Galaxy S7
  8. LGG5
  9. LG V20
  10. OnePlus 3

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