Published by Lavinesh @ 02/04/2020

Enjoy over 17,000 hours of content on Viu, operating with both an ad-supported (Free) tier and a premium subscription tier,

Stream the best movies and TV shows from South Korea, Japan, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia during Phase 2 of the Movement Control Order (MCO). Viu, a pan-regional over-the-top (OTT) video streaming service, will be offering these content on their platform. The service can be accessed via Viu app (available for free on App Store and Google Play) on connected devices, e.g. smartphones and tablets, selected smart TVs, as well as on the web by logging into Below are some of the best shows to binge on during the MCO period. 

Catch up on the romantic Korean drama, Empress Ki, that follows the tale of Gi Seungnyang (Ha Ji-Won), a Goryeo-born woman who marries Toghon Temür (Ji Chang-Wook) and rises in power to become an empress of the Chinese Yuan dynasty, instead of her first love, Wang Yu (Joo Jin-Mo).

Korean drama, Empress Ki poster

Stream the first non-English film and first South Korean film to be awarded Best Picture at the 92nd Oscars Academy Awards, Parasite, which also bagged the awards for International Feature Film, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay at the Oscars. The Korean dark comedy thriller features a star-studded cast such as Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik and Park So-dam.

Parasite Movie Poster

Or, watch the Malaysian Viu Original series, Blackwhich is an adaptation of the renowned CJ E&M Korean format of the same name, that was localized by incorporating Malay mythology. In the original Korean series, Black is a fantasy thriller romance drama that follows a grim reaper who enters the world of mortals and finds himself falling in love with a woman who can foresee death. 

Viu Original series, Black poster

Enjoy over 17,000 hours of content on Viu, operating with both an ad-supported (Free) tier and a premium subscription tier, Viu delivers premium content in different genres from top content providers with local language subtitles, as well as original production series under the “Viu Original” initiative. As of this moment, VIU has collaborated with Mediacorp, Singapore’s largest national media network and Thailand’s entertainment giant, GMM Grammy, to bring a multitude of new content into Viu’s platform, adding over 1600 hours of content. Titles include recent Chinese rom-com megahits like My One In A Million (2019) and the social issue-focused dystopian drama A World of Difference (2019); romantic family-friendly titles Happy Prince (2020), The Mistress, Love Revenge and Club Friday the Series; psychodramas Doppelganger (2018), the Venom’s Tale (February 2020), The Driver (2020) and many more.