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Jeju’s ‘Haenyeo’ Female Divers to Receive Government Allowance

Jeju’s ‘Haenyeo’ Female Divers to Receive Government Allowance

JEJU, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Jeju Island’s aging traditional female divers known as ‘haenyeo’ are set to receive an allowance from the local government beginning in September. According to a new ordinance enacted by the Jeju provincial government last month, aging haenyeo divers, who are also recognized as an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO, will [...]

Jeju Investors to Face Greater Scrutiny

Jeju Investors to Face Greater Scrutiny

JEJU, Jul. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — On July 21, Jeju Island’s government announced new regulations that will modify the approval process for investors that wish to participate in local developmental projects. Officials from South Korea’s largest island stated the new regulations will soon come into effect, as they seek investors for the latest development project, [...]

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 [...]