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Wishes of luck for their critical 362 minutes
Nov 13, 2014
Test-takers from Yongsan High School smile as they enter the test venue to sit their College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT). Junior schoolmates salute and cheer at the test venue, Kungbok High School, in Jongno-gu (District), Seoul, on November 13.“Get in the groove!” “Get throug...

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NYT describes festive atmosphere of Korean baseball
Nov 11, 2014
The celebratory atmosphere of Korean baseball is no less dynamic than in any other country. Cheerleaders kick and jump and spectators bang out a rhythm with their noise-making plastic tubes, chanting and singing in perfect unison to support their team. This is an everyday scene a...

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Number of registered cars tops 20 million
Nov 10, 2014
The number of registered vehicles in Korea has exceeded 20 million for the first time. According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, the number has increased as many as 2,700 times over the past seven decades, to 20,002,967 as of October 30, from just around 7,...

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Google Street View comes to Jeju parks
Oct 31, 2014
With a mouse click, the beautiful scenery of Jeju Island can now unfold in front of you on your computer screen. It is like personally walking up to the Seongsan Sunrise Peak, from which people can see the oceans and the offshore island of Udo Island, and through the Manjanggul L...

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Enjoy hiking, rock climbing and do it safely
Oct 31, 2014
New entrants to the Gyeonggi Fire Service Academy take a rock climbing course with instructors from the National Park School of Mountaineering Safety on October 29.Autumn is clearly the season for hiking. The mountains have changed their colors to yellow and red with the autumn f...

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Countryside offers bounty of organic produce, cultural ...
Oct 30, 2014
Interested in organic farming and/or getting your hands dirty while exploring rural Korea? Ever want to practice your Korean far from the curious ears and eyes of urbanites? World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms Korea (wwoofkorea.org/) offers 64 such chances through farms, te...

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Korean teens win at Int'l Astronomy Olympiad
Oct 27, 2014
The Korean team has finished in first place in the integrated rankings at the recently finished 19th International Astronomy Olympiad. Team Korea won two gold, three silver and two bronze medals at the Olympiad, held in Bishkek and Cholpon-Ata in Kyrgyzstan from October 12 to 21....

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ITU conference honored in stamp series
Oct 22, 2014
A series of commemorative stamps for the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference has now been issued. The series of Korea Post stamps feature the ITU conference logo, a traditional beacon tower or bongsudae, a traditional Jeju gate of wooden posts b...

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Three islands brighten up Hangang River
Oct 16, 2014
Some Sevit, the name for the three man-made islands floating on the Hangang River, opens on October 15. A complex of three man-made floating buildings, "Some Sevit," nestling at the southern end of the Banpo Bridge in Seoul, opened its doors on October 15. The complex's Korean na...

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Halloween festival takes root in Korea
Oct 16, 2014
When it comes to the last day of October, the streets of many Western countries are decorated with orange pumpkin lights and are crowded with children dressed in colorful spooky costumes. It's the yearly celebration of Halloween. Halloween has been influenced by Celtic yearly...