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Nation’s First Urban National Arboretum Opens in Sejong

Nation’s First Urban National Arboretum Opens in Sejong

SEJONG, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The Sejong National Arboretum, the nation’s first urban arboretum located in the center of the central administrative city, was opened to the public on Saturday after eight years of project preparation and construction. The 65-hectare arboretum in Sejong, about 120 kilometers south of Seoul, is South Korea’s third national [...]

Beaches Open Nationwide amid Coronavirus Jitters

Beaches Open Nationwide amid Coronavirus Jitters

SEOUL/JEJU, July 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Beaches across South Korea formally opened for the summer holiday season Wednesday, but vacationers are obliged to comply with strict disinfection and social distancing rules to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Some 270 beaches nationwide began to welcome visitors under strict COVID-19 guidelines, including a two-meter distance between [...]

Star-studded Blockbuster Musicals Aim to Lure Audiences in June

Star-studded Blockbuster Musicals Aim to Lure Audiences in June

SEOUL, May 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Several major musical productions starring high-profile stars are set to open next month, as the industry tries to grapple with a recent plummet in attendees due to the new coronavirus pandemic, according to organizers Friday. The musical “Mozart!” a Korean adaptation of the German-language production of the same name, [...]

Jeonju Film Festival to Open Online amid Novel Coronavirus Pandemic

Jeonju Film Festival to Open Online amid Novel Coronavirus Pandemic

SEOUL, May 28 (Korea Bizwire) – The Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF), the country’s largest showcase of indie and art house films, opened without a public audience Thursday due to concerns over the novel coronavirus pandemic. Rescheduled from the original April 30-May 9 slot, the 21st edition will run for 116 days with online screenings for [...]