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Seoul Unveils Largest Public Marina at Nanji Hangang Park

Seoul Unveils Largest Public Marina at Nanji Hangang Park

SEOUL, Jun. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced on June 19 the opening and pilot operation of the Seoul Water Sports Center, Seoul’s largest public marina, located in the Nanji Hangang Park. The center is part of the Great Han River Project and the Comprehensive Plan for Revitalizing Han River Water Activities, aiming [...]

Gov’t Boosts Efforts to Attract More Foreign Tourists

Gov’t Boosts Efforts to Attract More Foreign Tourists

SEOUL, Jun. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The government on Monday unveiled a series of measures aimed at boosting the nation’s tourism sector amid signs of a robust recovery in the post-pandemic era. The measures, announced during a meeting of economic affairs ministers, including the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, focus on streamlining entry procedures [...]

Conrad Seoul Hotel Sells for Over 400 Billion Won in Blockbuster Deal

Conrad Seoul Hotel Sells for Over 400 Billion Won in Blockbuster Deal

SEOUL, Jun. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – The Conrad Seoul hotel in the Yeouido financial district has been sold for over 400 billion won, marking the largest single hotel transaction in South Korea this year, according to JLL, the global real estate services firm that advised on the deal. The sale represents the second-largest hotel transaction in [...]

YouTube Stars Apologize and Delete Video After Backlash Over Mocking Korean Town

YouTube Stars Apologize and Delete Video After Backlash Over Mocking Korean Town

SEOUL, May 20 (Korea Bizwire) – The stars of the popular YouTube channel “Psick Univ”, which has over 3 million subscribers, recently visited Yeongyang County in North Gyeongsang Province to film a video. However, the video sparked outrage due to disparaging remarks made about the rural town, leading the creators to eventually apologize and remove the [...]

Seoul Hosts Quirky Festivals to Crown Masters of Sleep and Talent

Seoul Hosts Quirky Festivals to Crown Masters of Sleep and Talent

SEOUL, May 18 (Korea Bizwire) – This weekend, the banks of the Han River in Seoul will become an unusual stage for citizens to showcase their diverse talents, from sleep prowess to singing and dancing skills. On Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m., the Seoul Metropolitan Government will host the “Han River Sleep Masters Competition” on [...]

South Korea Unveils Revamped Exhibits at Jongmyo Shrine’s Treasured Spaces

South Korea Unveils Revamped Exhibits at Jongmyo Shrine’s Treasured Spaces

SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The sacred spaces of the Jongmyo Shrine, where Korea’s ancient kings paid tribute to their royal ancestors, have undergone renovations and will reopen to the public with new exhibitions beginning May 17. Hyangdaecheong Hall and Mangmyoru Pavilion, integral to the Jongmyo Jerye royal ancestral rites, have been refurbished, offering visitors [...]

Artwork Symbolizing South Korean Abductees in North Korea Featured at Garden Show

Artwork Symbolizing South Korean Abductees in North Korea Featured at Garden Show

SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) – The unification ministry on Thursday unveiled an artwork inspired by three forget-me-nots at a garden show in an effort to raise public awareness of South Koreans detained in North Korea. Earlier this year, the government created an image of three blue forget-me-nots as a symbol of South Korean abductees, [...]