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South Korean Teenagers Exposed to Dangers of Vietnamese Drug Balloons

South Korean Teenagers Exposed to Dangers of Vietnamese Drug Balloons

SEOUL, Oct. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Narcotics known as “happy balloons” are being exposed to South Korean teenagers without any discretion, and regulative measures are being called for. Happy balloons are filled with nitrous oxide that cause hallucinations. In South Korea, inhaling nitrous oxide or possessing, selling, or providing it for inhalation purposes can result [...]

Lotte Mart Vietnam Criticized for Renting to “Fake” Korean Store

Lotte Mart Vietnam Criticized for Renting to “Fake” Korean Store

SEOUL, Oct. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — The inclusion of MUMUSO, a copycat of Korean stores that produces household products, in Lotte Mart’s Vietnam stores has been frowned upon by many critics. Lotte Mart Vietnam announced yesterday that MUMUSO opened up shop in its South Saigon branch in August. On its labels, the words, “KOREA” and [...]

Vietnam Tops List of Favorite Chuseok Holiday Destinations

Vietnam Tops List of Favorite Chuseok Holiday Destinations

SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Southeast Asian countries, especially Vietnam, were the hottest holiday destinations during this year’s Chuseok weekend. Fewer South Koreans travelled during Chuseok compared to last year due to a shorter holiday weekend, but more people were found to have traveled to Europe than last year. According to Korea’s leading travel [...]

Vietnam’s Da Nang is Top Summer Vacation Destination This Year at Online Mall

Vietnam’s Da Nang is Top Summer Vacation Destination This Year at Online Mall

SEOUL, Aug. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The Vietnamese city of Da Nang was the most popular summer vacation destination this year, a shift from last year’s preference for Japanese cities, according to an online shopping mall Wednesday. Flight ticket sales from the July-August period showed Da Nang as the top foreign travel location, TMON said, [...]

Former Kaesong Industrial Complex Companies Shift Production to Vietnam

Former Kaesong Industrial Complex Companies Shift Production to Vietnam

SEOUL, Jul. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — A number of local companies that operated factories situated in the Kaesong Industrial Complex are relocating to Vietnam and other countries after being unable to deal with rising labor costs. According to the association of companies that has production facilities in Kaesong, of the 123 companies that operated factories [...]