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Popularity of Noraebang Wanes Among S. Koreans

Popularity of Noraebang Wanes Among S. Koreans

SEOUL, Jul. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The popularity of noraebang, Korean-style karaoke rooms that have been a mainstay of public leisure for more than 30 years, is on the decline. According to a recent report by the KB Financial Group Research Institute, the number of karaoke rooms in South Korea started to drop in 2011 [...]

Anti-Graft Law Reduces Corporate Card Use at Luxury Bars, Restaurants

Anti-Graft Law Reduces Corporate Card Use at Luxury Bars, Restaurants

SEOUL, Sept. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Use of corporate cards at luxury bars and restaurants fell substantially in the first six months this year from a year earlier, government data showed Thursday, as the anti-graft law that took effect last September bans businesses from treating government officials, teachers and journalists to expensive meals and drinks. [...]

Warm Reception as Top University KAIST Installs Karaoke Booths on Campus

Warm Reception as Top University KAIST Installs Karaoke Booths on Campus

SEOUL, March 23 (Korea Bizwire) – The karaoke booths which opened last month on the KAIST campus are attracting wide attention, as students flock to them to relieve stress and enjoy themselves between study sessions. The unmanned entertainment system called ‘coin singing rooms’ allow students to sing two songs for just 500 won. These facilities, [...]

When Karaoke Met a Convenience Store

When Karaoke Met a Convenience Store

SEOUL, July 28 (Korea Bizwire) – CU, a convenience store franchise operated by BGF Retail, has joined hands with luxury karaoke business Su Karaoke to launch Korea’s first ‘Karaoke Convenience Store’. Located in one of Seoul’s most vibrant and youth-driven areas, Hongdae Street of Youth, the karaoke building houses a CU store on its ground [...]