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52-hour Workweek an Elusive Dream for Dongdaemun Fashion Designers

52-hour Workweek an Elusive Dream for Dongdaemun Fashion Designers

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Starting next year, the government-imposed 52-hour workweek will also be implemented for small and medium-sized enterprises. But reasonable work hours remain nothing more than a pipe dream for the Dongdaemun clothing industry, industry workers say in unison. In other words, even if a company does not follow the law, [...]

Old Meets New in Dongdaemun

Old Meets New in Dongdaemun

SEOUL, Apr. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The fashion market in Dongdaemun, Seoul, is turning to technology to improve its competitiveness. The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced on Thursday that it held the opening ceremony of “Within 24, Show Your Style” on the second floor of the Lotte Fit-in store in Dongdaemun. “Within 24, Show Your Style” [...]

Plans for “Korean Times Square” to be Finalized by November

Plans for “Korean Times Square” to be Finalized by November

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs announced Monday that it has narrowed down the candidate sites for the upcoming “Korean Times Square” – an outdoor billboard display zone that will foster a city neighborhood’s economic and cultural values.  Among the 11 sites that initially applied for review, [...]

Seoul Investigates Cab Drivers who Rip Off Foreign Tourists

Seoul Investigates Cab Drivers who Rip Off Foreign Tourists

SEOUL, July 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Taking a taxi in an unfamiliar city can be an uncomfortable experience that sometimes leaves one wondering if the driver is cheating on the cab fare. This was proven true with a recent investigation revealing that certain Seoul taxi drivers are cheating tourists by charging ludicrous rates.  Such illicit [...]

Binggrae Opens ‘Banana-Flavored Milk’ Café

Binggrae Opens ‘Banana-Flavored Milk’ Café

SEOUL, March 10 (Korea Bizwire) – Binggrae, a food and beverage enterprise famous for its signature banana-flavored milk, announced that it will open a banana-flavored milk themed ‘Yellow Café’ at a flagship store located in the Dongdaemun branch of Hyundai Outlet Store. The new establishment is Binggrae’s first foray into the café market. Beverages such as [...]

SK Networks to Transform Dongdaemun into “Asian Broadway”

SK Networks to Transform Dongdaemun into “Asian Broadway”

SEOUL, June 11 (Korea Bizwire) – SK Networks, who proposed using the Cerestar building for a new duty-free shop, unveiled plans to develop the Dongdaemun area to make it into an Asian Broadway. The retail arm of SK Group, the third largest family-run conglomerate in Korea, already proposed investing 450 billion to 550 billion won (US$460 [...]

Mixed Feelings over Dongdaemun Design Plaza’s Opening

Mixed Feelings over Dongdaemun Design Plaza’s Opening

SEOUL, Korea, Mar 27 (Korea Bizwire) – The Dongdaemun Design Plaza, the large-scale urban development project famous for being designed by Iraqi British architect Zaha Hadid, has opened for business on March 21. For the first few days the area was crowded with visitors to see the newest landmark while shopping in the plaza’s basement [...]