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Cooling System to Lower Heat at Gwanghwamun Plaza

Cooling System to Lower Heat at Gwanghwamun Plaza

SEOUL, May 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Visitors to Seoul’s Gwanghwamun Plaza will be able to enjoy refreshing wisps of cool air starting tomorrow. The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced yesterday that from June 1 to the end of August, a cooling fog system will be activated by the plaza’s 77-meter footpath. The system will disperse tiny [...]

Seoul City to Install National Flag Made of Flowers for Liberation Day

Seoul City to Install National Flag Made of Flowers for Liberation Day

SEOUL, July 13 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul city government said Wednesday it will install a large-scale national flag made of flowers at a square in central Seoul to celebrate the 71st anniversary of South Korea’s liberation from Japan’s colonial rule.  The Seoul Metropolitan Government said it is planning to set up a Taegeukgi standing [...]

Oh, Your Majesty, the Minimum Wage

Oh, Your Majesty, the Minimum Wage

SEOUL, July 12 (Korea Bizwire) – Kings of ancient Korea might have held infinite power, but their statues are not likely to possess similar authority. On Tuesday, members of a part-time workers organization clashed with police by the statue of King Sejong at Gwanghwamun Plaza, Seoul, demanding an increase in the minimum hourly wage to 10,000 won [...]

Air Pollution in Korea Reaches Critical Level

Air Pollution in Korea Reaches Critical Level

SEOUL, May 27 (Korea Bizwire) – The levels of fine dust, ultrafine dust, and Chinese ‘yellow dust’ in the Korean atmosphere have increased in recent years, posing a threat to public health. The inhalation of fine dust particles can cause bronchial problems even for healthy individuals, and can be especially harmful to patients already suffering [...]

Seoul to Launch Flea Market for Foreigners

Seoul to Launch Flea Market for Foreigners

  SEOUL, Korea, Mar 11 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan City Government said on March 10 that it would open a flea market for foreign residents in Seoul at Gwanghwamun Plaza in downtown Seoul on March 23 so that they can buy and sell goods like clothes, books, and other sundry goods. The market [...]