Friday, August 7, 2020

Imcheonggak, birthplace of a 500-year legacy

As the largest private Hanok residence in Korea, Imcheonggak (임청각, 臨淸閣) represents the 500-year legacy of Andong's Goseong Yi family. Andong-si City in Gyeongsangbuk-do Province has been celebrated as the Town of the Yangban, or families of noble birth, ever since Joseon times. To this...

Explore Hongdo Island in virtual reality

The Korea National Park Service launches a virtual reality service on March 28 that gives users a tour of the distant island of Hongdo, a small island off the coast of Geojedo Island. It is now possible to virtually explore the uninhabited island of Hongdo...

Korean milk formula attracts Chinese buyers

Korea-made milk formula is receiving growing attention from Chinese parents these days. Korean milk powder products are winning the trust of Chinese customers who consider the safety and quality of baby formula to be a top priority, as this might well be the first food...

Korean builders work on power supply in Vietnam

Mong Duong, Phalai, O Mon and Quynh Lap. These are all regions in Vietnam where Korean construction companies either built or are building power plants for the rapidly growing Southeast Asian economy. Korean builders are actively working to solve the problem of an insufficient electricity...

Vietnamese praise Korea-style apartments

Korea-style branded apartment complexes are designed to maximize the efficiency of the limited space found inside a city. For this reason, they're designed with a parking lot underground and various facilities for residents, such as parks, playgrounds and childcare centers, located on the ground floors. Schools,...

President Park to attend Nuclear Security Summit

President Park Geun-hye will visit Washington to attend the fourth Nuclear Security Summit at the end March. She will then make an official visit to Mexico and hold a summit meeting with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. President Park Geun-hye is to visit Washington, D.C.,...

Government reveals new logo

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Kim Jongdeok (left) and Vice Minister of the Interior Kim Sung-lyul (right) unveil Korea's new 'government identity,' or logo, at the government complex in Seoul on March 15. Korea has changed its official "government identity." The previous logo, similar...

Korea exports patent information system to UAE

Korea’s patent information system will now be exported to the UAE. The Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) and the UAE Ministry for Economic Affairs on Feb. 25 signed a contract worth USD 4.5 million covering the export and a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on future...

Joseon royal traditions taught at free classes

People learn about traditional music and the musical instruments that existed during Joseon times during a class offered at the National Palace Museum of Korea. A set of free classes is available in Seoul for people who want to get a better understanding of the...

Spring steps closer to Seoul

Apricot flowers begin to bud at the Boshingak Bell at the National Museum of Korea on March 15, showing us that spring has sprung. Seoul's weather in the middle of March can still be a bit chilly in the mornings and evenings, and some parts...

K-pop Academies open at Korean Cultural Centers

Starting this month, K-pop fans will be able to learn how to sing and dance like their favorite stars at 'K-pop Academies' set up at 20 different Korean Cultural Centers around the world. Over the next several months, fans of K-pop will be able to...

New cosmetic lines lift Korean makeup exports

Customers from all around the world are keeping an eye on Korean cosmetics and skincare companies. They're focusing in particular on the high quality products and new ideas that are coming out at affordable prices. One such item is a new line of mascara from...

Her evolution has no end

Her life is considered to be dramatic, as she switched her career from a fashion model and an actress to a painter. Also, she has broadened her work as a columnist and a calligrapher. During her childhood, drawing played a role in healing mental...

Korea’s 1st cultural center in GCC opens in UAE

Korea opened the doors to its cultural center in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), on March 10. This is the first Korean cultural center in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), and the 29th worldwide. The establishment of the Korean Cultural Center in the UAE...

Korea shares transport systems with Indonesia, Philippines

Vietnamese government officials inspect a bus information sign in April 2014 at a bus stop at Seoul Station as they learn about public transport management systems in Seoul. Korea is now sharing its intelligent transportation systems (ITS) with Indonesia and the Philippines. The bus-only lanes...

Korean recipes: Bindaetteok savory pancake

Bindaetteok is a savory pancake and a popular item on many menus. People enjoy the dish not only in the winter but also at banquets, such as weddings or hoegap 60th birthday parties. In the past, it was called “binja tteok," or a pancake for...

Literary festival brings Seoul, Paris closer

Korean writers are set to appear at the 2016 Paris International Book Fair that will run from March 16 to 21, as Korea is the Guest of Honor country this year. The Paris book fair is marking the “Year of Korea-France Bilateral Exchanges” that is...

Literary festival brings Seoul, Paris closer

Korean writers are set to appear at the 2016 Paris International Book Fair that will run from March 16 to 21, as Korea is the Guest of Honor country this year. The Paris book fair is marking the “Year of Korea-France Bilateral Exchanges” that is...

World weather specialists convene in Seoul

OpenWIS in Seoul convenes from March 7 to 11. The conference is being attended by software specialists from the U.K., France, Australia, Finland and the European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). Weather specialists from around the world have convened for the OpenWIS in Seoul,...

Korea, UK expand partnership in creative industries

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Kim Jongdeok (second from left) and Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport John Whittingdale (third from left) discuss further partnerships in the creative industries between the two countries during the second Korea-U.K. Creative Industries Forum on...

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