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KTO to Hold Marathon Fete for Foreign Tourists This Week

KTO to Hold Marathon Fete for Foreign Tourists This Week

SEOUL, Mar. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The state tourism body said Wednesday it plans to hold a marathon event for foreign tourists in a southern province later this week as part of ongoing efforts to secure more inbound visitors and promote the country as an attractive tourist destination. The Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Marathon & Walking [...]

Incheon SK Baseball Stadium to Trial 5G Technology During KBO Season Opener

Incheon SK Baseball Stadium to Trial 5G Technology During KBO Season Opener

SEOUL, March 29 (Korea Bizwire) – SK Telecom announced yesterday plans to equip the Incheon SK Happy Dream Park with devices running on 5G technology for baseball fans visiting the stadium during the three-day season opening series. Dubbed the “5G Stadium”, the home stadium of the SK Wyverns will be transformed this weekend into a venue [...]

South Korean City Begins Sales of “Drone Soccer Balls”

South Korean City Begins Sales of “Drone Soccer Balls”

JEONJU, South Korea, March 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Making further progress to market its ambitious fusion sport, the South Korean city of Jeonju will begin sales of “drone soccer balls” starting in April.  The idea was first announced in September of last year when city officials said they would present a new sport dubbed ‘drone [...]

Warm Reception as Top University KAIST Installs Karaoke Booths on Campus

Warm Reception as Top University KAIST Installs Karaoke Booths on Campus

SEOUL, March 23 (Korea Bizwire) – The karaoke booths which opened last month on the KAIST campus are attracting wide attention, as students flock to them to relieve stress and enjoy themselves between study sessions. The unmanned entertainment system called ‘coin singing rooms’ allow students to sing two songs for just 500 won. These facilities, [...]

Tickets for S. Korea-China Football Match Being Sold for As Much As $1,300

Tickets for S. Korea-China Football Match Being Sold for As Much As $1,300

SEOUL, March 23 (Korea Bizwire) – With the political tension between South Korea and China higher than ever over the deployment of a THAAD missile system from the U.S., the strong interest in a football match between the two countries scheduled tonight is seeing tickets resold for up to nearly 1.5 million won. Near Changsha Helong [...]

New Detective Show ‘Tunnel’ Hopes to Emulate Success of ‘Voice’

New Detective Show ‘Tunnel’ Hopes to Emulate Success of ‘Voice’

SEOUL, Mar. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — In recent years, cable television channel OCN has made a name for itself by producing smart and well-polished original crime procedurals, including last year’s “Squad 38″ and this year’s critically acclaimed series “Voice.” Continuing this tradition, the network is set to premiere a new crime show titled “Tunnel,” which [...]

Amid Growing Tensions, China to Dispatch 10,000 Police Officers for Soccer Match Between Korea and China

Amid Growing Tensions, China to Dispatch 10,000 Police Officers for Soccer Match Between Korea and China

CHANGSHA, China, March 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Ten thousand Chinese police officers will be present at a football stadium here for security reasons when South Korea and China play their World Cup qualifying match this week, the national football governing body said Wednesday. The Korea Football Association (KFA) said the Chinese authorities have decided to [...]