— hellokpop (@hellokpop) May 15, 2017
G-DRAGON IS INDEED A TRENDSETTER IN EVERY FIELD AND FOREST.
A forest named after BIG BANG‘s G-Dragon was opened in Jeju island on May 14. The forest, which bears the singer’s real name Kwon Ji Yong, is the first star-named forest, according to report.
A total of 50 citrus trees were planted inside the Citrus Museum in Seogwipo. The project was organized by the singer’s fan site, Always-GD, in partnership with Seoul-based crowdfunding service for tree planting organization Tree Planet.
At the opening ceremony of the Kwon Ji Yong forest in Jeju Island. (Photo by Yonhap)
The project, which began in August 2016, was done in celebration of G-Dragon’s upcoming 29th birthday in August. Harvests from the citrus trees will be donated to charities and social events.
“We are glad to open the forest in such a beautiful city like Seogwipo,” a representative of Tree Planet said. The organization then relayed its hope that the forest will become a rising tourist attraction in the city.
The leader of BIG BANG is currently gearing up for his second world tour ‘2017 World Tour: Act III, M.O.T.T.E’. The tour will kick off in Seoul on June 10 at Seoul World Cup Stadium. The singer is expected to visit cities in Asia, North America and Oceania. It will also mark G-Dragon’s first solo world tour since 2013.