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Nation’s Biggest “Futsal Town” Located on Seoul Department Store Rooftop

Nation’s Biggest “Futsal Town” Located on Seoul Department Store Rooftop

SEOUL, Dec. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – The I’Park Department Store located adjacent to Yongsan Station in Seoul will host the largest “futsal town” in South Korea.  I’Park Department Store announced on December 14 that it has construction of five new futsal fields atop its expanded rooftop space have been completed. This brings the total number [...]

Groundwater Under Yongsan U.S. Base Contain High Levels of Pollutants

Groundwater Under Yongsan U.S. Base Contain High Levels of Pollutants

SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The U.S. military base in central Seoul has groundwater contaminated with harmful petroleum chemicals up to hundreds of times above the permissible limit, government reports showed Wednesday. The Ministries of Environment and Foreign Affairs revealed the environmental reports on the U.S. Yongsan base conducted twice earlier in the year, [...]

Pollutants in U.S. Base Groundwater Exceed Permissible Level: Gov’t Report

Pollutants in U.S. Base Groundwater Exceed Permissible Level: Gov’t Report

SEOUL, Apr. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — A contaminant detected in groundwater beneath a U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) garrison in Seoul was above the permissible level, a government report showed Tuesday. The U.S. Army base in Yongsan, central Seoul, has long been suspected as the source of oil that has contaminated the nearby water and land. [...]

Xiaomi Opens First Offline Store in Seoul

Xiaomi Opens First Offline Store in Seoul

SEOUL, June 9 (Korea Bizwire) – Chinese tech giant Xiaomi took another step forward in its Korean operations by opening its first offline store in Seoul inside the Yongsan Electronics Market, one of the largest retail areas in Korea that houses some 5,000 electronics stores.  To celebrate its grand opening, Xiaomi has organized various events [...]

Housing Market for Foreign Residents Expands Rapidly as Population Grows

Housing Market for Foreign Residents Expands Rapidly as Population Grows

SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – As the number of foreign residents continues to increase rapidly, the housing rental market targeting them is expanding and diversifying. According to real estate industry watchers, the preferred residential areas for foreigners are expanding from traditionally popular places like Hannam-dong, Itaewon and Yongsan to Mapo in Seoul, Songdo in Incheon and Pyeongtaek in Gyeonggi [...]

Drones to Deliver Not Only Bombs, But Parcels and Even Proposal Rings

Drones to Deliver Not Only Bombs, But Parcels and Even Proposal Rings

SEOUL, Feb. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – On February 7, Wang Feng, the Chinese rockstar, proposed to his girlfriend, Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi at her birthday party, which was held two days before her actual birthday. In a unique twist, Wang did not hide his proposal ring somewhere or get down on one knee. Instead, a [...]

Yongsan Development Plan Due for Second Half of 2015

Yongsan Development Plan Due for Second Half of 2015

SEOUL, Jan. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korean Government is getting serious about several real estate development projects in a bid to invigorate the tourism industry, according to an announcement on January 18 from related ministries and agencies such as the Ministry of Strategy and Finance, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport, the Ministry of [...]