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Canine ‘Athletes’ Make Splash at Gwangju Swimming Competition

Canine ‘Athletes’ Make Splash at Gwangju Swimming Competition

GWANGJU, Jun. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The 2019 FINA World Championships will be held in Gwangju in July, and the country’s hard-working canine athletes will participate. The city of Gwangju hosted a national dog swimming competition Saturday at Chosun University in hopes of a successful World Championship. The dogs gathered from all over the country [...]

Urban Mushroom Farms Expanding in Gwangju

Urban Mushroom Farms Expanding in Gwangju

GWANGJU, May 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Social agricultural space utilizing underground space of public housing is expected to continue to grow in popularity. According to Gwangju’s Gwangsan District on Wednesday, the district will expand an underground mushroom farm in public housing that opened in December last year. The district has secured an additional 56 square [...]

Foreign Tourists Visit Gwangju to Experience Mind and Spirit of May 18 Democratization Movement

Foreign Tourists Visit Gwangju to Experience Mind and Spirit of May 18 Democratization Movement

GWANGJU, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) — On the occasion of the 39th anniversary of the May 18 Democratization Movement, overseas tourists are increasingly interested in “dark tourism” where one can learn lessons from tragic history. According to the city of Gwangju and the Gwangju Convention and Visitors Bureau on Thursday, the city is operating a [...]

Local Gov’t, Enterprise and Educational Authorities Join Hands to Recycle Tires into Toys

Local Gov’t, Enterprise and Educational Authorities Join Hands to Recycle Tires into Toys

GWANGJU, Apr. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Local governments, businesses and education authorities have joined hands in developing play education for teenagers by recycling old tires. Gwangsan District in the city of Gwangju said that it will sign a business agreement with Kumho Tire Co., South Korea’s second-largest tiremaker, and the Gwangju Educational Research Information Service [...]

Gwangju to Host International Swimming Championship for Dogs

Gwangju to Host International Swimming Championship for Dogs

GWANGJU, Apr. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — This summer, following the FINA (International Swimming Federation) World Championships, a special swimming competition open only to dogs will be held in Gwangju. The ‘pet swimming’ competition is attracting much attention as it is the first time for a local government and public organization to officially hold this type [...]