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Thai Widow of Korean War Veteran Takes Korean Language Exam at 77

Thai Widow of Korean War Veteran Takes Korean Language Exam at 77

BANGKOK, Thailand, April 25 (Korea Bizwire) – Wongsarot Auratsa, a 77-year-old Thai woman, recently became the oldest Thai candidate to take the Korean language proficiency exam, TOPIK. Although Mrs. Auratsa failed to pass the test, on March 19, she was close, according to the Korean Education Center in Thailand.  Mrs. Auratsa lives with her son [...]

Thai University to Open Korean Language Major for Undergrads Next Year

Thai University to Open Korean Language Major for Undergrads Next Year

BANGKOK, April 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Chulalongkorn University, Thailand’s oldest and one of its most respected higher education institutes, will open a Korean language major for undergraduate students next year, the Korea Education Institution said Thursday. The university revealed a plan to set up the major on Wednesday when it held a Korea festival as [...]

LINE Messenger Expands Thailand Operations

LINE Messenger Expands Thailand Operations

BANGKOK, May 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Global mobile messenger LINE is expanding its business in Thailand by partnering with local companies. During a press conference held in Bangkok titled ‘Closing the Distance’, the company revealed its plans to better engage with the local public.  Over 33 million people use LINE in Thailand, which is 80 percent [...]

CJ E&M to Launch Joint Venture with Thai Cable Channel

CJ E&M to Launch Joint Venture with Thai Cable Channel

SEOUL, May 2 (Korea Bizwire) — CJ E&M, South Korea’s leading entertainment and media company, said Sunday it will start a joint venture with a Thai cable channel operator to further capitalize on the global popularity of Korean pop culture, known here as “hallyu.”  The entertainment arm of the South Korean conglomerate CJ Group said [...]

Hotel Shilla to Open Duty-free Shop in Thailand

Hotel Shilla to Open Duty-free Shop in Thailand

SEOUL, Mar. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Hotel Shilla Co., an affiliate of South Korea’s top conglomerate Samsung Group, said Tuesday it plans to open a duty-free shop in downtown Bangkok, speeding up efforts to expand its overseas presence. The company said the duty-free shop, which will open within this year, comes after Hotel Shilla first established [...]

Metaswitch’s Perimeta vSBC Deployed at AIS, Thailand’s Largest Mobile Carrier

Metaswitch’s Perimeta vSBC Deployed at AIS, Thailand’s Largest Mobile Carrier

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, Feb. 18 (Korea Bizwire) - Network software leader Metaswitch Networks® today announced that AIS, Thailand’s largest mobile carrier, has selected its Perimeta session border controller as the foundation for a system-wide service modernization. The solution allows AIS to securely and reliably connect to other operators in Thailand using IP interconnect, and provides a [...]

Seoul to Offer Construction Site Safety Training in 5 Languages

Seoul to Offer Construction Site Safety Training in 5 Languages

SEOUL, Nov.9 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government has stepped up to help prevent accidents in the workplace among foreign workers who are unfamiliar with the Korean language. City officials announced that they will be providing safety education for 210 foreign workers from five different countries – Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, and Bangladesh. Safety [...]

LINE, the Best Way to Communicate in Thailand

LINE, the Best Way to Communicate in Thailand

SEOUL, Oct. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Naver’s global messenger ‘LINE’ is dominating mobile communications in Thailand with the lion’s share of the mobile messenger market. According to Naver, there are currently 33 million LINE users in Thailand. Considering that the country’s total population is 68 million and that 63 percent of Thais own a smartphone, [...]