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Gangnam Uses Mystery Shoppers to Gauge Customer Service at Plastic Surgery Clinics

Gangnam Uses Mystery Shoppers to Gauge Customer Service at Plastic Surgery Clinics

SEOUL, Aug. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — For the past two months, Gangnam district has inspected around 50 cosmetic surgery facilities within its boundaries by sending out mystery shoppers. The aim of its covert operation was to “objectively measure the quality of the medical services offered and identify any problems and improve them in order to [...]

Giant Coffee Cups Boost Recycling in Seocho District

Giant Coffee Cups Boost Recycling in Seocho District

SEOUL, Aug. 8 (Korea Bizwire) —In an attempt to encourage pedestrians to recycle, Seoul’s Seocho District is flexing its creative muscle. On August 7, the district office announced that it will place 44 recycling bins designed to look like giant coffee cups throughout the streets of the Gangnam and Banpo neighborhoods. Standing waist high, these garbage [...]

Seoul Unveils Plans for Multi-Billion Dollar Underground Complex Project

Seoul Unveils Plans for Multi-Billion Dollar Underground Complex Project

SEOUL, July. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Plans for Seoul’s largest underground construction project yet have been revealed, which will see the city inject 1.3 trillion won into building a massive ‘underground city’ 30 times bigger than Jamsil Baseball Stadium underneath the busy roads of Gangnam by 2023. According to the master plan for the Yeongdong-daero [...]

Tourists in Korea: Westerners Visit Historic Sites, Asians Shop

Tourists in Korea: Westerners Visit Historic Sites, Asians Shop

SEOUL, April 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Tourists prefer different attractions in South Korea depending on where they are from, with those from Asian countries favoring shopping districts like Myeong-dong, while westerners typically prefer historic sites like Gyeongbokgung Palace, a recent report from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) revealed. According to the report released [...]

Smoking to Be Banned on Main Boulevard in Southern Seoul

Smoking to Be Banned on Main Boulevard in Southern Seoul

SEOUL, March 29 (Yonhap) – In an unusually tough anti-smoking move, one of Seoul’s main boulevards will be declared a no-smoking zone and violators will face fines, officials said Wednesday.  Seoul’s Seocho-gu Ward Office said Gangnam-daero, a 5-kilometer-long major boulevard that cuts through the busy commercial district of Gangnam in southern Seoul, and its sidewalks [...]

Laser Show a New Gangnam Attraction

Laser Show a New Gangnam Attraction

SEOUL, Dec. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – The media poles installed along Gangnam’s main thoroughfare now have more to offer than just tourist information.  Starting Monday, the 570-meter street (from Gangnam Station to Sinnonhyeon Station) was highlighted by colorful laser beams darting out from the top of the newly-renovated poles, every day, on the hour for [...]

Seoul’s COEX Region to Transform into “Korean Times Square”

Seoul’s COEX Region to Transform into “Korean Times Square”

SEOUL, Dec. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs has ruled in favor of Seoul’s COEX area in Gangnam as the ultimate destination for Korea’s first “free outdoor billboard display zone”.  In line with the decision, the region will be turned into a neighborhood similar to Manhattan’s Times Square, with [...]