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Two-day world tour to take the stage at Seoul Plaza
Apr 28, 2011
The Seoul Metropolitan Government will hold the Seoul Friendship Fair 2011 from May 7 to 8 at Seoul Plaza and around the Mugyo-dong area in downtown Seoul. The Seoul Friendship Fair, which celebrates its 16th edition this year, will bring together performance troupes from siste...

Korean flowers taking root at home and abroad
Apr 27, 2011
Korea’s floral exports are blooming. Less than two decades ago, exports of Korea’s indigenous flowers — the full-petaled, snow-white Baekma, the enticing scarlet buds of Pearl Red and many more —totaled just US$2.4 million. Today, that figure has soared to more than US$100 millio...

Taste of Korea NYC brings New Yorkers a free lunch
Apr 27, 2011
(Photo courtesy of the ministry)On April 18, the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, together with the Hansik Foundation and Korean chefs in New York, launched a Hansik mobile kitchen campaign.As part of the "Discover Korea's Delicious Secret" campaign to prom...

Goethe-Institut brings German culture to Korea
Apr 22, 2011
Since its foundation in 1968, the Goethe-Institut has offered information and events that are related to German culture, society and politics, and is world-renowned for its exceptional collection of German literature. There are 136 Goethe-Instituts around the world, offering both...

F1 Korea Grand Prix recruits volunteers
Apr 22, 2011
The F1 Korea Grand Prix Organizing Committee is recruiting volunteers for the 2011 F1 Korea Grand Prix, which will be held from October 14 to 16 at the Yeongam Circuit in South Jeolla Province.Applications will be received from April 21 to May 20 to find the 780 volunteers needed...

New documentary on Korean-American Olympian, “Toby Daws...
Apr 21, 2011
“Toby Dawson - Lost and Found,” a one hour documentary about the 2006 freestyle mogul skiing bronze medalist, will air in America in July. Dawson was born in Busan  under the name Kim Soo-cheol, but was separated from his family in a busy marketplace when he was only three y...

Students from around the world promote Jeju through son...
Apr 07, 2011
Students from Korea, China and Japan whom are studying in the United States gathered together to create a song to promote Jeju-do, Korea's largest island. The island is currently competing to be listed in the New Seven Wonders of Nature, an initiative led by the Swiss-based non-p...

Light rail comes to Busan
Apr 07, 2011
(Photo: Yonhap News)Busan opened Korea’s first automated Light Rail Transit (LTR) system on March 30, bringing the total number of metro lines in the city to four.After eight years in development, the finalized train design is 30 percent more energy efficient and half the weight ...

Rooftop parks in Seoul
Apr 07, 2011
The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced on March 29 that it will invest 10.2 billion won to build 107 new rooftop parks this year. The plans include 51 public buildings and 50 private buildings that have already begun construction on rooftop park spaces with financial support...

Busan opens new global center
Mar 30, 2011
Busan Metropolitan City opened its first global center branch in close partnership with Busan Foundation for International Activities (BFIA) on March 28. The new global center aims to help newcomers from overseas, as well as expatriates and transnational immigrants living in Busa...