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Malaysia is Biggest Destination for S. Korean Halal Food Shipments: Survey

Malaysia is Biggest Destination for S. Korean Halal Food Shipments: Survey

SEOUL, Mar. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Malaysia is the No. 1 destination for South Korean small and medium-sized firms exporting halal food, a survey showed Thursday. Halal food refers to food products that are prepared in a specific way according to Islamic Sharia law, which covers not only meat but also fruits and vegetables. Malaysia [...]

Christian Groups Fiercely Oppose Halal Meat Production Facility

Christian Groups Fiercely Oppose Halal Meat Production Facility

BUYEO CITY, Aug. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Government approval for a slaughterhouse in the Muslim religious tradition of “halal” has seen local Christian groups up in arms in Buyeo City of South Chungcheong Province. According to the Buyeo City Office, the district’s association of Christian denominations has over the past few weeks voiced its opposition to the [...]

Government to Support Halal Restaurants, Attract More Muslim Tourists

Government to Support Halal Restaurants, Attract More Muslim Tourists

SEOUL, March 28 (Korea Bizwire) – Diversifying South Korea’s repertoire of visitors amid continued threats from China, the Korea Tourism Organization is planning to attract 1.2 million tourists from Muslim countries this year, up from what was roughly 980,000 in 2016.  Last year’s number was a 33-percent increase from 2015. Of the visitors, 740,000 were [...]

Dongbu Daewoo Succeeds with Localized Features on Home Appliances

Dongbu Daewoo Succeeds with Localized Features on Home Appliances

SEOUL, March 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Lockable refrigerators and special laundry cycles for local costumes, some of the unconventional product ideas tried by South Korea’s Dongbu Daewoo Electronics, have helped the company become a major hit in the Middle East, the firm’s officials said Sunday.  The fridges with locks, launched in 1998, have sold 2 [...]

Broadcasting Agency Chief Vows Efforts to Spread ‘Hallyu’ in Islamic Countries

Broadcasting Agency Chief Vows Efforts to Spread ‘Hallyu’ in Islamic Countries

SEOUL, Feb. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – The head of South Korea’s broadcasting watchdog body vowed to help expand exports of local TV dramas to Islamic countries to make up for restrictions imposed by China on entertainment content.  “China accounts for a third of South Korea’s exports of broadcasting content, but this sectors is currently not [...]

S. Korea to Host Medical Tourism Exhibition in UAE

S. Korea to Host Medical Tourism Exhibition in UAE

SEOUL, Nov. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will host a medical tourism exhibition in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to lure more Middle Eastern patients in need of advanced treatment, the state-run tourism agency said Monday.  The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism will co-host the “Korea International [...]

Muslim Patients’ Satisfaction with Halal Foods Low

Muslim Patients’ Satisfaction with Halal Foods Low

SEOUL, June 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Middle Eastern people who visit South Korea for medical treatments are most dissatisfied with the quality of Islamic foods provided by local hospitals, a poll showed Thursday.  According to the survey taken by the Korea Health Industry Development Institute, Muslim patients who visited South Korea last year gave local [...]

No More Pondering on Where to Eat : App for Halal Eateries Launched

No More Pondering on Where to Eat : App for Halal Eateries Launched

SEOUL, Sept. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s state-run food agency said Wednesday it has launched a mobile application that provides details of local halal restaurants, in line with its efforts to attract more Muslim tourists. The app, “HALAL Korea,” provides various information related to halal foodstuffs in South Korea, including locations of restaurants and [...]