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“No Smoking Island” Yeouido Reopens Outdoor Smoking Booths

“No Smoking Island” Yeouido Reopens Outdoor Smoking Booths

SEOUL, July 19 (Korea Bizwire) — After having been shut down since the rapid spread of COVID-19, the public outdoor smoking booths in the financial district of Yeouido in Seoul are open once again. Starting from Thursday afternoon, the Yeongdeungpo District Office, which has jurisdiction over Yeouido, resumed the operation of seven outdoor smoking booths [...]

Closure of Outdoor Smoking Booths Prompts ‘Secret Smoking’ in Yeouido

Closure of Outdoor Smoking Booths Prompts ‘Secret Smoking’ in Yeouido

SEOUL, July 16 (Korea Bizwire) — As the spread of COVID-19 is accelerating in Yeouido, a business district in Seoul that is home to many financial services companies, South Korean health authorities banned the use of outdoor smoking booths in this area until July 31. The move, however, is stoking controversy among some citizens who [...]

Forgotten Bomb Shelter Shows Stark Reality of National Division

Forgotten Bomb Shelter Shows Stark Reality of National Division

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — For many and for so long, South Korea may have been a must-visit place, as it remains the last front line of the Cold War where hundreds of thousands of troops confront each other along the heavily fortified military border. But witnessing the true reality of division had never [...]

British Anthropologist and Environmentalist Jane Goodall Doesn’t Hide Disdain for Politicians at Yeouido “Eco Talks” Event

British Anthropologist and Environmentalist Jane Goodall Doesn’t Hide Disdain for Politicians at Yeouido “Eco Talks” Event

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The woman considered the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees was in the National Assembly Meeting Hall Buildingyesterday to share her wide-ranging views on politics, global warming and pollution.1 At an event titled “Eco Talks”, Goodall sat down for a Q&A session with Ewha Women’s University professor Choi Jae Cheon before [...]

Hyundai to Build Seoul’s Largest Department Store in Yeouido

Hyundai to Build Seoul’s Largest Department Store in Yeouido

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Hyundai Department Store Co. said Wednesday it will open Seoul’s largest outlet in a new skyscraper to be built in the financial district of Yeouido by 2020.  Hyundai Department Store said it has been selected as a preferred bidder to build its latest shopping facility in the new skyscraper [...]

Aftermath of Black Market Deals Hits Yeouido Traders Hard

Aftermath of Black Market Deals Hits Yeouido Traders Hard

SEOUL, Dec.3 (Korea Bizwire) – The shock effect of black market deals with analysts and fund managers involved is hitting hard at securities firms in Yeouido. Numerous trade firms and asset management firms have been investigated by the prosecution, with documents and data seized and offices searched. The investigation has revealed even more names in [...]