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Jeju Province Introduces Standard Model of “Jeju Haenyeo”

Jeju Province Introduces Standard Model of “Jeju Haenyeo”

JEJU, Jun. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Jeju Province introduced a standard model of the “Jeju haenyeo,” or female divers from Jeju Island, to unify various designs and depictions of the national cultural heritage. The model resembles a woman in her 30s to 40s, carrying traditional equipment used for diving, such as mulsojungi (a diver’s suit), [...]

Gov’t Halts Construction in Jeju After Endangered Animals Threatened

Gov’t Halts Construction in Jeju After Endangered Animals Threatened

JEJU, May 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Claiming that endangered species inhabit the site of the Bijarim Road expansion project on Jeju Island, which was suspended due to controversy over damage to a redwood forest more than two months ago, the government urged Jeju to stop construction work, investigate the situation and come up with countermeasures. [...]

Jeju Construction Companies Facing Crisis with More than 1,200 Homes Unsold

Jeju Construction Companies Facing Crisis with More than 1,200 Homes Unsold

JEJU, Apr. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Construction companies are facing the consequences of the decline in the real estate market on Jeju Island, as an increasing number of houses are sitting empty without buyers. Jeju Province announced on Monday that as many as 1,271 residences were left unsold this year. The number of unsold homes [...]

Jeju Annuls Chinese Group’s License to Operate S. Korea’s 1st For-profit Hospital

Jeju Annuls Chinese Group’s License to Operate S. Korea’s 1st For-profit Hospital

SEOUL, Apr. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The Jeju provincial government on Wednesday nullified the business license of a Chinese-owned medical center as South Korea’s first for-profit hospital as it missed the deadline for the launch of its operation. The Shanghai-based Greenland Group recently requested an extension of the March 4 deadline for the opening of [...]

Tree Native to S. Korea’s Jeju Island Improves Air Quality: Institute

Tree Native to S. Korea’s Jeju Island Improves Air Quality: Institute

SEOUL, Apr. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A state-run research body said Thursday it will plant more trees indigenous to South Korea’s largest island of Jeju as the tree is confirmed to have lowered the concentration of harmful PM2.5 particles indoors. The Institute of Biological Resources, affiliated with the environment ministry, implemented a pilot project from [...]

Jeju to Revoke Chinese Group’s License to Operate S. Korea’s First For-profit Hospital

Jeju to Revoke Chinese Group’s License to Operate S. Korea’s First For-profit Hospital

JEJU, Mar. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — The government of Jeju Province said Monday it will take steps to nullify its conditional approval of a Chinese-owned medical center as South Korea’s first for-profit hospital. The Shanghai-based Greenland Group recently requested the extension of the March 4 deadline for the opening of the Greenland International Medical Center [...]

Jeju Should Develop New Strategies to Address Decreasing Tourist Numbers: Experts

Jeju Should Develop New Strategies to Address Decreasing Tourist Numbers: Experts

JEJU, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Tourism industry analysts are calling on the government to develop new strategies to meet various demands of South Korean and foreign tourists visiting Jeju Island. Jeju Island and the Jeju Tourism Organization released a status report on Thursday, arguing that Jeju should go beyond its current tourism model in [...]