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Traditional Instruments Banned at PyeongChang 2018 Olympics

Traditional Instruments Banned at PyeongChang 2018 Olympics

SEOUL, Nov. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Traditional Korean instruments will be a rare sight at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic, as officials announced a ban on loud musical instruments during competitions. According to the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Games on Wednesday, a number of musical instruments will be banned at stadiums [...]

Disabled Athletes Run PyeongChang Olympic Torch Relay

Disabled Athletes Run PyeongChang Olympic Torch Relay

GIMHAE, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The 2018 PyeongChang Olympics torch relay began in South Gyeongsang Province over the weekend, with scores of torchbearers holding the flame aloft, including disabled athletes. Paralympic swimmer Kim Se-jin and aspiring swimmer Kim Dong-hoon were among the torch bearers during the first day of the torch relay in South Gyeongsang [...]

“Talking” Hydrants, Extinguishers Flying Off Shelves

“Talking” Hydrants, Extinguishers Flying Off Shelves

SEOUL, Nov. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Sales of “talking fire extinguishers” designed by a pair of Gyeonggi Province firefighters have exceeded 27,000 units just seven months after they were first released. Besides Gyeonggi Province, which purchased 16,000 units in bulk, the rest of the buyers have been more diverse, including schools, lodging establishments, fire departments [...]

Teddy Bears Deployed in Daejeon’s Subway to Raise Awareness of Priority Seats

Teddy Bears Deployed in Daejeon’s Subway to Raise Awareness of Priority Seats

DAEJEON, Nov. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – Transport authorities in Daejeon have placed teddy bears in local subway trains to help raise awareness of priority seats for the pregnant, a move inspired by a local hospital. The Daejeon Metropolitan Express Transit Corporation said on Wednesday that the local transport authority has used the interesting tactic to [...]

‘Bulgogi’ and ‘Jjimdak’ Most Popular Dishes Among Foreign Residents

‘Bulgogi’ and ‘Jjimdak’ Most Popular Dishes Among Foreign Residents

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – ‘Bulgogi’ and ‘jjimdak’ have been found to be two of the most popular Korean dishes among foreign nationals living in South Korea, according to a new survey. The survey conducted by food and beverage company CJ CheilJedang on Tuesday revealed that bulgogi is the most popular Korean dish among foreign [...]