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Police Face New Frontier with Surge in Drone Crimes

Police Face New Frontier with Surge in Drone Crimes

JEJU, Aug. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Apprehending criminals who secretly take illicit photographs on land is hard enough. Trying to prevent such crimes from happening in the sky is an even more difficult task. In the evening of August 4, a call was made to the Jeju Police Department reporting an unusual sight. Two drones were hovering [...]

Jeju Government to Cull Over 124,000 Chickens to Stem Bird Flu Outbreak

Jeju Government to Cull Over 124,000 Chickens to Stem Bird Flu Outbreak

JEJU, June 7 (Korea Bizwire) – The provincial government of Jeju Island said Wednesday it has decided to cull more than 124,000 chickens in the coming days to prevent the spread of avian influenza, which hit the southern resort island late last week. The provincial government has culled about 9,000 chickens since Friday, meaning about [...]

Gravity Racing Theme Park Coming to South Korean Island

Gravity Racing Theme Park Coming to South Korean Island

JEJU, South Korea, May 18 (Korea Bizwire) – A South Korean startup company, Monolith, is establishing a 140,000-square-meter theme park on Jeju Island, mainly comprising of race tracks for gravity racing.  Gravity racing, which has been around for over a century, is when the racers drive down a slope using nothing but gravitational momentum. Despite [...]

7 in 10 Foreign Property Owners on Jeju Island Are Chinese

7 in 10 Foreign Property Owners on Jeju Island Are Chinese

JEJU, April 28 (Korea Bizwire) – According to the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, the number of buildings on the island owned by foreign nationals is estimated at 3,310, with nearly 73 percent belonging to Chinese nationals. The aggregate area of land owned by foreign nationals was estimated at 466,621 square meters, accounting for about 1 [...]

Government Starts Work to Build LNG Storage, Distribution Facilities in Jeju

Government Starts Work to Build LNG Storage, Distribution Facilities in Jeju

JEJU, South Korea, April 28 (Korea Bizwire) – A ceremony was held here Thursday for the construction of liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage facilities and distribution pipelines that aim to provide the southern resort island with a cleaner source of power by mid-2019. The work involves building two storage tanks and pipelines capable of distributing 120 tons of LNG per hour on 74,786 square meters of reclaimed [...]

Rare Rainbow Cloud Phenomenon Sighted over Jeju Island, 2nd Time This Year

Rare Rainbow Cloud Phenomenon Sighted over Jeju Island, 2nd Time This Year

JEJU, South Korea, April 28 (Korea Bizwire) – A spectacular display of light was spotted Thursday in the sky over South Korea’s southern resort island of Jeju as residents on the island were dazzled for the second time this year by what is called the phenomenon of cloud iridescence. The Jeju Meteorological Administration said iridescent colors, or rainbow colors within clouds, appeared in the sky over the island for almost the entire noon hour. [...]