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Worst Time to Hail a Taxi in Gangnam and Itaewon

Worst Time to Hail a Taxi in Gangnam and Itaewon

SEOUL, Feb. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul’s Gangnam Station, and the neighborhoods of Jongno, Hongdae, and Itaewon turned out to be some of the worst areas to hail a taxi during the night, highlighting the need for new means of late night transportation. The Seoul Digital Foundation and Kakao Mobility Corp. revealed the results of [...]

Women in their 20s and 30s Core Customers of Traditional Liquors

Women in their 20s and 30s Core Customers of Traditional Liquors

SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Recent market analysis has revealed that women in their 20s and 30s comprise nearly half the consumer base for Korean traditional alcoholic beverages. From July to December (2017), women between the ages of 20 and 39 were responsible for 49.7 percent of online traditional liquor sales (9.7 percent by [...]

Seoul’s Taxi App, Late Night Transportation Measures to Alleviate Problem of Taxis Refusing Rides

Seoul’s Taxi App, Late Night Transportation Measures to Alleviate Problem of Taxis Refusing Rides

SEOUL, Nov. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – On November 26, the Seoul Metropolitan Government introduced a new taxi app called “Jibro”1 to be released next month, as well as a list of administrative measures to address shortages in late night transportation options. Seoul’s Jibro differentiates itself from other taxi-hailing services like KakaoTaxi in one key way: [...]

‘Mini Itaewon’ in Pyeongtaek Embraces GIs, Koreans

‘Mini Itaewon’ in Pyeongtaek Embraces GIs, Koreans

PYEONGTAEK, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Call it Song Francisco or Gyeonggi Province’s Itaewon. If you are fed up with hanging around Itaewon in Seoul, it can be an alternative as it’s handy for those living in the capital. Far smaller and calmer than the ever-bustling Itaewon district, but rustic and filled with exotic charm, [...]

Seoul Investigates Cab Drivers who Rip Off Foreign Tourists

Seoul Investigates Cab Drivers who Rip Off Foreign Tourists

SEOUL, July 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Taking a taxi in an unfamiliar city can be an uncomfortable experience that sometimes leaves one wondering if the driver is cheating on the cab fare. This was proven true with a recent investigation revealing that certain Seoul taxi drivers are cheating tourists by charging ludicrous rates.  Such illicit [...]

Itaewon Global Village Festival: A Celebration of Variety

Itaewon Global Village Festival: A Celebration of Variety

SEOUL, Oct. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Officials from Yongsan-gu, Seoul, have announced that the Itaewon Global Village Festival will be held on October 17 and 18. The local government says that the festival will be the biggest in size compared to previous festivals held in the past years. Most events will take place on Itaewon’s [...]

Housing Market for Foreign Residents Expands Rapidly as Population Grows

Housing Market for Foreign Residents Expands Rapidly as Population Grows

SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – As the number of foreign residents continues to increase rapidly, the housing rental market targeting them is expanding and diversifying. According to real estate industry watchers, the preferred residential areas for foreigners are expanding from traditionally popular places like Hannam-dong, Itaewon and Yongsan to Mapo in Seoul, Songdo in Incheon and Pyeongtaek in Gyeonggi [...]

Indulge Your Own Taste in Drinks with “Liquor Samplers”

Indulge Your Own Taste in Drinks with “Liquor Samplers”

SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Like choosing cosmetics after using a sample, a new trend is emerging of “liquor samplers” in Korea’s liquor industry. According to the industry, Baesangmyun Brewery, a traditional Korean rice wine maker, offers four kinds of “Slow City Brewery Makgeolli” in the sampler course at its “Slow City Brewery & [...]