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Cheonggyecheon Stream to Become ‘Language-Free Zone’

Cheonggyecheon Stream to Become ‘Language-Free Zone’

SEOUL, Dec. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government has teamed up with translation startup Flitto to introduce a language free zone along Cheonggyecheon Stream. According to Flitto on Friday, a language free zone service will be available in eight locations around Cheonggyecheon Stream, presenting information in different languages in tandem with the company’s [...]

Elderly Models Rock the Catwalk at Cheonggyecheon Fashion Show

Elderly Models Rock the Catwalk at Cheonggyecheon Fashion Show

SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) – The models were professional, and the show was full of passion and energy. The Seoul Metropolitan Facilities Management Corporation hosted a fashion show called ‘Communicating with Seniors’ on the night of May 14 at Seoul’s Cheonggyecheon stream. The models, aged between 60 and 90 years old, walked the catwalk and [...]

Seoul Lantern Festival Is Reborn as Annual World-Class Festival

Seoul Lantern Festival Is Reborn as Annual World-Class Festival

SEOUL, Oct. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Seoul Lantern Festival that has drawn a record number of visitors — about 2.5 million spectators every year since the year 2009, has established itself as one of Seoul’s major festivities.  The Seoul Metropolitan Government intends to promote the lantern festival as a special culture and tour occasion in November [...]

Seoul City and Naver Restore Secondhand Bookstores near Cheonggyecheon

Seoul City and Naver Restore Secondhand Bookstores near Cheonggyecheon

SEOUL, Oct. 9 (Korea Bizwire) –As walking along Cheonggyecheon, a stream that runs through downtown Seoul, you meet many used bookstores where books are piled up like towers. Now only 25 bookstores remain, unlike 200 in their heyday, 1960s through 1970s. Moreover, there are only about 100 secondhand bookstores in the Seoul metro area. Although [...]

Seoul City Gov’t to Provide Free Phone Charging Stations on Cheonggye Stream

Seoul City Gov’t to Provide Free Phone Charging Stations on Cheonggye Stream

SEOUL, Aug. 28 (Korea Bizwire) —  The Seoul metropolitan city government said on August 27 that it would make available smartphone recharging booths near Cheonggyecheon, or Cheonggye Stream in downtown Seoul, with the small amount of electricity generated from the flowing water in the stream. This is the first time for phone charging booths to be [...]