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Jongno District Skittish About Virus Spread After Reporting Most Infections in Seoul

Jongno District Skittish About Virus Spread After Reporting Most Infections in Seoul

SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Jongno Ward in central Seoul has reported the most cases of the new coronavirus in the capital, spawning concerns that the district with many senior citizens and commuters may be vulnerable to infections. As of Friday afternoon, nine cases of COVID-19 infections had been reported in Jongno, according to [...]

Incoming Class Sizes Continue to Shrink at Seoul’s Elementary Schools

Incoming Class Sizes Continue to Shrink at Seoul’s Elementary Schools

SEOUL, Jan. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – Among the 557 public elementary schools in Seoul, 34 have less than 50 new pupils starting first grade this year (the school year begins in what would be considered the spring term in most English-speaking countries). Other primary schools throughout the city, meanwhile, have prospective first grade classes of [...]

Korean Traditional Apparel Festival Takes off in Seoul

Korean Traditional Apparel Festival Takes off in Seoul

SEOUL, Sept. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – The 2016 Jongno Hanbok (Korean traditional clothing) Festival took off Friday for a three-day run in Jongno, one of the oldest neighborhoods in the heart of Seoul.  Organized by the Jongno Foundation for Arts & Culture, various events will be taking place including traditional performances, a fashion show, parades, [...]

Chinese Tourists Changing Seoul’s Hotel Landscape

Chinese Tourists Changing Seoul’s Hotel Landscape

  SEOUL, Korea, Feb 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Seoul’s old downtown area including Dongdaemun, Jongno, and Insa-dong is emerging as a new center for upscale hotels, largely thanks to the inflow of Chinese tourists. Until recently, the main area in downtown Seoul hosting most hotels was Myung-dong and Euljiro, with the likes of Lotte, Westin Chosun, [...]