Safety Concerns Over Lotte World Tower

Mysterious sinkholes, decreasing water levels in the lake nearby, and a series of safety issues has been giving the Lotte World Tower a bad rep. Lotte is in the process of building the tower, which is to be Seoul’s tallest building and 6th tallest in the world. This giant entertainment center, which will include hotels,

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A Political Football – The Fate of Gyeongnam FC

Around 3.45pm on Saturday 6th of December, Gyeongnam FC were officially relegated from the top tier of Korean football (K-League Classic) to the second division (K-League Challenge) thanks to losing out in a home and away play-off match to Gwangju FC. For the couple of thousand Gyeongnam fans at the game, looking forward to the

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Contraception Promotion Campaign Sparks Controversy

It takes something pretty special to enter the ‘battle of the sexes’ and manage to upset both sides, but that seems to be exactly what the Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare seem to have done with their new promotional campaign aimed at getting women to be more proactive in using contraceptives with the end

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Is Formula One Returning To Korea?

In a move that came as a surprise to pretty much everyone involved – not least, it seems, the Korean organisers of the event – Formula One this week included South Korea as a provisional venue for one of 21 Grand Prix to be held in 2015. Although it’s status is very much still to

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The first in Korea – IKEA Gwangmyeong

A well known Swedish assemble-it-yourself giant furniture store with striking blue and yellow color building, IKEA, has finally hit the shore of South Korea, and will open its door on December 18th 2014 in Gwangmyeong, Gyeonggi-do! Founded in the year 1943 by Ingvar Kamprad (17 years of age by that time), the first store was set up

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The Honey Butter Chip Plight

Just a few weeks ago, a strange snack that has caused a frenzy sorta snack craze appeared on the market . And this frenzy inducing snack is none other than the “Honey Butter Chip” Phenomena.   I came back here to Korea on the first day of November and had already been faced with the

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