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Statue Erected at Seoul Plaza Commemorating International Migrants Day

Statue Erected at Seoul Plaza Commemorating International Migrants Day

SEOUL, Dec. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – A statue of Italian priest Kim Ha-jong has been erected at Seoul Plaza in celebration of the UN’s International Migrants Day, and will stand until Friday to symbolize migrants.  According to the South Korean representatives of the International Organization for Migration, the statute of Kim Ha-jong, who is famously known [...]

Korea Queer Festival Held at Seoul Plaza

Korea Queer Festival Held at Seoul Plaza

SEOUL, June 10 (Korea Bizwire) – The preparatory committee for the Korea Queer Culture Festival and Rainbow Action, an activist group for sexual minorities, proceeded with their 16th annual festival at Seoul Plaza for the first time in its history amid protests from conservative and Christian groups. At the opening ceremony, only some 150 organizers and activists [...]

Seoul Installs Up-Cycled Artificial Tree to Celebrate Seoul ICLEI World Congress 2015

Seoul Installs Up-Cycled Artificial Tree to Celebrate Seoul ICLEI World Congress 2015

SEOUL, March 23 (Korea Bizwire) — A 2.5-meter-tall tree made from 5,000 PET bottles and waste wood, adorned with messages from Seoul children dreaming of a clean environment, was installed at Seoul Plaza on March 22. The sculpture was made by artist Kim Woo-jin as part of Seoul’s promotional events for the ICLEI World Congress 2015, which [...]

Seoul City Gov’t Designates 2 Underground Waterways as Historical Monuments

Seoul City Gov’t Designates 2 Underground Waterways as Historical Monuments

SEOUL, July 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan City Government said on July 13 that it has designated two underground waterways newly discovered in downtown Seoul as the city’s monuments (Nos. 38 and 39). The two subterranean rivers for drainage purposes were built before and after 1910 by employing modern technology based on existing subsoil [...]

The Dignity of Subway Restroom

The Dignity of Subway Restroom

SEOUL, Korea, Mar 18 (Korea Bizwire) – In recent years, subway bathrooms in Seoul have transformed to be clean, convenient and practical. Since 2008, Seoul Metro and Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corporation (SMRT), in charge of subway operation in Seoul, have carried out major makeovers of restrooms along with facility maintenance and renovation of the [...]