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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Expat TV sensation Enes Kaya battles adultery accusations

Over the past few years, Koreans have slowly started to open up to the idea of foreigners living, working and fully integrating themselves into modern-day Korean society. Of course, while some are still against the idea, the appearance and popularization of foreigners featured on Korean television has really helped to change the minds of both

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Education in Korea – Koreans study too much?

If you have lived in South Korea long enough, you will  have realized how sad the reality of living as an adolescent can be. Many may assume that education in Korea is known to be excellent because of the kind of life style that students have. However, I have been told by a lot of

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New cell phone boom in Korea – T kids phone

According to an article from Forbes, South Korea will be the next global hub for tech startups. Not to mention the big war between Samsung and Apple, technology field has grown tremendously in South Korea.  When you buy a cell phone in Korea, an extra battery and an external charger come as a package unlike

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