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  • Must Thing to Do in Seoul – Hanbok Photoshoot in Gyeongbokgung Palace

    4.6 / 5 ( 10 votes ) Maybe K-Pop, K-Drama, and K-Foods are just some of the amazing aspects that make you want to visit Korea. The sheer abundance of beauty, nature, brains, and technology in the region has made it one of the fastest developing hubs despite its socio-political conflicts. Book your Hanbok Photo Session We could say the +

  • BTS Performs ‘IDOL’ & ‘Dynamite’ for BTS Week Day 1

    5 / 5 ( 4 votes ) K-pop boy group BTS has just unveiled its epic ‘IDOL’ and ‘Dynamite’ performance as part of the group’s special BTS Week on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’. BTS will appear on the NBC show for five nights in a row with the newest performances, interviews, and many more. On the first day of BTS Week, BTS performed the group’s 2018 hit ‘IDOL’ in historic Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul. In the video, the palace was lit up purple as the seven-member of BTS rocked their ‘IDOL’ stage while fully dressed up in modernized Hanbok. The group was also joined by the show’s host Jimmy Fallon himself and The Roots for a colorful, virtual joint +

  • BTS reclaims top spot on Billboard singles chart

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) South Korean boy group BTS’ recent hit “Dynamite” has returned to the top spot on Billboard’s main singles chart, helped by the recent release of remixes, Billboard reported Monday. On Billboard’s latest Hot +

  • “Seoul Pass Korea Travel Gift Card” released by Travolution

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) Travolution announced on the 21st of September that it has released a “Seoul Pass Travel Gift Card” for foreign travelers. Travolution is a company that operates OTA (Online Professional Travel Agency) platform called +

  • BTS to drop new album ‘BE’ in November

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) K-pop superstars BTS will drop their new album “BE (Deluxe Edition)” in November, the band’s agency announced Monday. “BTS’s new album ‘BE (Deluxe Edition)’ will be released on Nov. 20,” Big Hit Entertainment, +

  • Dynamite surpasses 400 mln views on YouTube

    4.3 / 5 ( 3 votes ) The music video of “Dynamite,” K-pop superstar BTS’ latest single, has surpassed 400 million views on YouTube, its agency said Saturday. The dance video reached the milestone Friday at 10:30 p.m., 35 days +

  • Wishing upon a moon

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Chuseok, Korea’s autumn thanksgiving day, is one of the biggest and most celebrated holidays in the country when family members from near and far gather together to honor their ancestors. Also known as +

  • BTS’ October concert to only be held virtually: agency

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) K-pop supergroup BTS’ upcoming Seoul concert in October will be held virtually only, according to the band’s management agency Friday, canceling the in-person element that was planned together. The Oct. 10-11 Seoul concert, +

  • SuperM hopes to offer positive, hope-filled energy with 1st studio album

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) K-pop project group SuperM said Friday it hopes to deliver positive energy through its inaugural studio album “Super One” to fans during the difficult times of the pandemic. “We’ve felt a lot of +

  • N.K. leader apologizes to S. Koreans for shooting case, Cheong Wa Dae says

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has offered an apology to the South Korean people for the killing of a South Korean civil servant by its military earlier this week, Cheong Wa Dae announced +

  • Jeju Olle Walking Festival

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Jeju Olle Walking Festival Now in its 11th year, the Jeju Olle Walking Festival takes place in Jeju’s most beautiful season, Autumn. It is a festival that keeps you going, and enjoying the +




  • BTS urges young people around world to persevere in pressing times of COVID-19

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) K-pop super group BTS on Wednesday presented a special message at the 75th United Nations General Assembly, urging the world’s youth to remember and seek out their dreams despite the challenges that they may face from the COVID-19 pandemic. “Now more than ever, we must remember who we are and face who we are. We must try to love ourselves and imagine the future,” group leader RM said in a pre-recorded speech presented during the high-level meeting of the U.N. Group of Friends of Solidarity for Global Health Security held virtually. RM added, “Let’s re-imagine our world. We’re huddled together tired, but let’s dream again. Let’s dream about a future when our worlds can break out of our small rooms again.” The speech was delivered in turns by all of the group’s seven members. +

  • Ups and downs of K-dramas in first half 2020

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) The first half of this year was an especially bumpy road for Korean television. Although the sudden outbreak of COVID-19 halted some productions for a while, small-screen content came into new limelight as a source of joy and comfort for +

  • New zombie thriller ‘#Alive’ takes fresh approach on loneliness

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) Joon-woo (Yoo Ah-in) gets up late in the morning as usual. His home is empty as his parents and sister already left. He turns on the computer to play an online game with unidentified friends but feels that something is +

  • Netflix teams up with ‘Train to Busan’ director for original series

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Streaming giant Netflix is teaming up with Yeon Sang-ho, the director of the hit horror film “Train to Busan,” for a new original series. The company announced the project Thursday, which will be titled “The Hell.” The thriller series, based +

  • “The Evolution of the K-Zombie” Kingdom season 2 rating, high-flying

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) “Kingdom,” which showed the infinite potential of Korean zombies, is gaining positive reviews from around the world as it has improved further through season 2. According to Rotten Tomato, a website specializing in movie and drama ratings, the Netflix original +

  • K-Drama ‘Itaewon Class’ success reflects a thriving webtoon market

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) JTBC’s hit TV series “Itaewon Class,” which premiered in late January, has been seeing solid success with recent episodes gaining double-digit ratings. The webtoon-based popular drama is set to restore JTBC’s reputation as a drama powerhouse a year after its +

  • ‘Kingdom’ returns for 2nd season with real cliffhanging zombie thriller

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Actors in the second season of the smash-hit Netflix zombie thriller “Kingdom” said Thursday that the upcoming series will be a real cliffhanger as it has some fresh ideas and plots. The sequel to the first Korean original series by +



  • BTS Performs ‘IDOL’ & ‘Dynamite’ for BTS Week Day 1

    5 / 5 ( 4 votes ) K-pop boy group BTS has just unveiled its epic ‘IDOL’ and ‘Dynamite’ performance as part of the group’s special BTS Week on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’. BTS will appear on the NBC show for five nights in a row with the +

  • BTS reclaims top spot on Billboard singles chart

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) South Korean boy group BTS’ recent hit “Dynamite” has returned to the top spot on Billboard’s main singles chart, helped by the recent release of remixes, Billboard reported Monday. On Billboard’s latest Hot 100 chart dated this Saturday, “Dynamite” finished first and was +

  • “Seoul Pass Korea Travel Gift Card” released by Travolution

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) Travolution announced on the 21st of September that it has released a “Seoul Pass Travel Gift Card” for foreign travelers. Travolution is a company that operates OTA (Online Professional Travel Agency) platform called ‘Seoul Pass’. It broadcasts single-product travel packages such as tickets, +

  • BTS to drop new album ‘BE’ in November

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) K-pop superstars BTS will drop their new album “BE (Deluxe Edition)” in November, the band’s agency announced Monday. “BTS’s new album ‘BE (Deluxe Edition)’ will be released on Nov. 20,” Big Hit Entertainment, the band’s label-agency, announced on the group’s online fan community +

  • Dynamite surpasses 400 mln views on YouTube

    4.3 / 5 ( 3 votes ) The music video of “Dynamite,” K-pop superstar BTS’ latest single, has surpassed 400 million views on YouTube, its agency said Saturday. The dance video reached the milestone Friday at 10:30 p.m., 35 days after it was posted on the video-sharing site, according to +

  • Wishing upon a moon

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Chuseok, Korea’s autumn thanksgiving day, is one of the biggest and most celebrated holidays in the country when family members from near and far gather together to honor their ancestors. Also known as hangawi (“the great middle of the autumn”), it is a +

  • BTS’ October concert to only be held virtually: agency

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) K-pop supergroup BTS’ upcoming Seoul concert in October will be held virtually only, according to the band’s management agency Friday, canceling the in-person element that was planned together. The Oct. 10-11 Seoul concert, “BTS Map Of The Soul ON:E” was announced in August +

  • SuperM hopes to offer positive, hope-filled energy with 1st studio album

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) K-pop project group SuperM said Friday it hopes to deliver positive energy through its inaugural studio album “Super One” to fans during the difficult times of the pandemic. “We’ve felt a lot of pressure from the great achievement we had from our debut +

  • N.K. leader apologizes to S. Koreans for shooting case, Cheong Wa Dae says

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has offered an apology to the South Korean people for the killing of a South Korean civil servant by its military earlier this week, Cheong Wa Dae announced Friday. In a formal notice sent to the South, the +

  • Jeju Olle Walking Festival

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Jeju Olle Walking Festival Now in its 11th year, the Jeju Olle Walking Festival takes place in Jeju’s most beautiful season, Autumn. It is a festival that keeps you going, and enjoying the culture, arts, performance, and local eats while hiking a route +

  • Asiana to offer domestic sightseeing flights using A380

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Asiana Airlines will operate domestic sightseeing flights next month utilizing its A380 fleet whose operation has been suspended due to the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic. The country’s second-largest air carrier said Thursday that the special sightseeing program ― to be offered on Oct. 24 +

  • Earnest friendship, biz partnership behind BTS’ successful teamwork: interview

    Give Us Stars Global K-pop act BTS has said the team’s great internal chemistry was driven by genuine friendship among members and the singers being fully aware they are committed to each other businesswise. “We’re all very good friends. We always talk and communicate with each other. And we know +