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Itaewon Turns into Ghost Town Following Cluster Infection

Itaewon Turns into Ghost Town Following Cluster Infection

SEOUL, May 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The streets of Seoul’s bustling multicultural neighborhood of Itaewon looked abandoned Saturday night as the city government stopped clubs and bars from doing business earlier in the day following a recent cluster infection of the new coronavirus. Under the administrative order, all clubs, bars and other nightlife establishments are [...]

Petition Pokes Fun at Gangnam Voters After Election of North Korean Defector

Petition Pokes Fun at Gangnam Voters After Election of North Korean Defector

SEOUL, April 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Tens of thousands of South Koreans have signed a petition calling for the mandatory construction of residential flats for North Korean defectors in the ritzy district of Gangnam, southern Seoul, following a high-profile defector’s election in the constituency. In apparent derision of the Gangnam residents who elected Tae Ku-min [...]

Sales of Shinsegae Department Store’s Gangnam Branch Surpass 2 tln Won in 2019

Sales of Shinsegae Department Store’s Gangnam Branch Surpass 2 tln Won in 2019

SEOUL, Jan. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Shinsegae Department Store, one of South Korea’s leading retailers, said Tuesday that its outlet in Gangnam, an affluent area in southern Seoul, reported 2 trillion won (US$1.7 billion) in accumulated sales last year. It marks the first time for a single department store branch to achieve the milestone, the [...]

Seoul’s Gangnam District Installs Air Quality Monitors at all Elementary Schools

Seoul’s Gangnam District Installs Air Quality Monitors at all Elementary Schools

SEOUL, Nov. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul’s Gangnam district is installing fine dust indicators at all of its elementary schools. The indicators will display four different colors – blue, green, yellow, and red – in accordance with the information received from the air monitoring facility at Gangnam District Office. Blue, for instance, will mean that [...]

Fake Divorces Emerge as a Way to Buy an Apartment on the Cheap

Fake Divorces Emerge as a Way to Buy an Apartment on the Cheap

SEOUL, Jul. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — A middle-aged South Korean woman got married to and divorced from the same man twice, a rare occurrence in most parts of the world. But the couple’s on-again, off-again relationship may have been motivated by more than just their feelings for each other: The couple’s fake divorce appears to [...]

“Out with Secondhand Smoke” in Seoul’s Gangnam District

“Out with Secondhand Smoke” in Seoul’s Gangnam District

SEOUL, Jun. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — In an attempt to stop the spread of secondhand smoke, the local government office of Gangnam-gu in Seoul has announced today that it is cracking down on people smoking in the streets. Gangnam-gu also said it was strengthening efforts to publicize the harms of smoking. Currently, there are a [...]

Appetite Grows for Apartment Complexes That Offer Breakfast

Appetite Grows for Apartment Complexes That Offer Breakfast

SEOUL, Jun. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Yang Jong-moon’s routine for the past few months has involved dropping by his apartment complex’s community center once or twice a week to pick up breakfast before he heads off to work. In September, the Banpo Riche apartment building where he lives began to offer breakfast to its residents [...]