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  • How to book your Korea custom private tour online

    4.6 / 5 ( 46 votes ) Do you want to be sure to make the best of your stay when you book a private tour? There are numerous benefits to hiring your own personal tour guide. If you have taken a bus tour or other large, guided tour, you probably have certain aspects you disliked. Travelers who selected the +

  • ‘Gangnam Style’ star Psy celebrates 20-year career anniversary

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) Psy, the singer-producer behind the 2012 viral sensation “Gangnam Style,” has celebrated his 20-year music career with a special social media post, his agency said Monday. “Psy’s 20th debut anniversary … Congrats, @psy_oppa,” P Nation, the singer-producer’s agency — which he founded in 2018 — wrote on its Twitter and Instagram accounts, posting a special video and photo celebrating the career anniversary. Psy, who debuted in 2001 with the album “Psy from the Psycho World!,” made a huge splash on the local music scene with lead track “Bird.” The then-rookie singer’s exotic and humorous outfit, dance and lyrics sent shock waves, earning him the nickname “weirdo singer.” The singer, whose real name is +

  • Heavy snow advisory issued for Seoul

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) A heavy snow advisory has been issued for Seoul and central and southwestern regions, the weather agency said Monday, forecasting nearly 10 centimeters of snow in some areas during the day. The Korea +

  • BTS wins 6 prizes at 2021 Gaon Chart Music Awards

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Superstar BTS has swept the 2021 Gaon Chart Music Awards with six trophies for its successful albums and songs released last year. At the annual awards ceremony held virtually on Wednesday due to +

  • ‘Boy With Luv’ becomes 2nd BTS music video to hit 1.1 bln views

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) “Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)” has become global megastar BTS’ second music video to earn 1.1 billion views on YouTube, the band’s agency said Wednesday. The music video, released in April 2019 as +

  • BTS won ‘Daesang’ fourth consecutive year at 35th Golden Disc Awards

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) BTS has won the Daesang(grand prize) for the fourth consecutive year in the album of the year category of the “Golden Disc Awards.” The 2021 Golden Disc Awards, which marks its 35th anniversary +

  • Vvid open the first global audition in 2021 with SHOFAR Music

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) Global music platform Vvid held its first global audition in 2021 with Shofar Music Entertainment. Shofar music entertainment includes sensuous and emotionally talented musicians such as BOL4, 20 years old and Sweden Laundry +

  • BTS’ ‘Map of the Soul: 7’ tops physical album sales in US in 2020

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) The BTS album “Map of the Soul: 7,” featuring hit tracks “On” and “Boy with Luv,” has been tallied as the bestselling physical album in the United States last year. Physical album sales +

  • Korea’s temperature expected to drop -26 tomorrow

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) The cold is at its peak on January 8. The Korea Meteorological Administration said on the 7th of  January that the morning low will drop by 5 to 7 degrees from the previous +

  • Korean Celebrities including BTS Jimin join “#sorryjungin” campaign to mourn death of 16-month-old girl

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) Public anger is intensifying over the alleged child abuse of an adopted 16-month-old girl that resulted in her death. Celebrities have joined the “#sorryjungin” campaign to mourn her death and raise awareness on +

  • K-dramas to watch out for in 2021

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) In 2020, K-dramas soared in popularity as pandemic-driven lockdowns drove viewers to the small screen. They made waves across the globe thanks to streaming platforms like Netflix. Melodrama “Crash Landing on You” caused +




  • K-dramas to watch out for in 2021

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) In 2020, K-dramas soared in popularity as pandemic-driven lockdowns drove viewers to the small screen. They made waves across the globe thanks to streaming platforms like Netflix. Melodrama “Crash Landing on You” caused a sensation in Japan and historical zombie drama “Kingdom 2” attracted attention after viewers raved about the gripping storyline, sumptuous sets and elaborate costumes. After such a strong year, some of the freshest new TV series will land on TV this year. They traverse genres including fantasy, thriller and period dramas. Here are our picks of the K-dramas of 2021 to watch. TvN drama “Cliffhanger,” also known as “Jirisan” starring Jun Ji-hyun and Ju Ji-hoon, is a mystery thriller that depicts mountain rescuers and park rangers trying to help lost hikers. Written by Kim Eun-hee (“Kingdom”) and helmed by director Lee +

  • Netflix’s ‘Sweet Home’ soars in streaming ranking worldwide

    5 / 5 ( 3 votes ) Netflix’s Korean original series “Sweet Home” has been gathering force on Netflix streaming charts worldwide, since its Dec. 18 release. The horror series topped Netflix’s daily streaming chart in 11 different countries, Friday, including Bangladesh, Malaysia, Thailand and Peru, according +

  • 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 +



  • ‘Gangnam Style’ star Psy celebrates 20-year career anniversary

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) Psy, the singer-producer behind the 2012 viral sensation “Gangnam Style,” has celebrated his 20-year music career with a special social media post, his agency said Monday. “Psy’s 20th debut anniversary … Congrats, @psy_oppa,” P Nation, the singer-producer’s agency — which he founded in +

  • Heavy snow advisory issued for Seoul

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) A heavy snow advisory has been issued for Seoul and central and southwestern regions, the weather agency said Monday, forecasting nearly 10 centimeters of snow in some areas during the day. The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) said it issued the heavy snow advisory +

  • BTS wins 6 prizes at 2021 Gaon Chart Music Awards

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Superstar BTS has swept the 2021 Gaon Chart Music Awards with six trophies for its successful albums and songs released last year. At the annual awards ceremony held virtually on Wednesday due to the new coronavirus pandemic, the K-pop act won three trophies +

  • ‘Boy With Luv’ becomes 2nd BTS music video to hit 1.1 bln views

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) “Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)” has become global megastar BTS’ second music video to earn 1.1 billion views on YouTube, the band’s agency said Wednesday. The music video, released in April 2019 as the lead track for album “Map of the Soul: Persona,” +

  • BTS won ‘Daesang’ fourth consecutive year at 35th Golden Disc Awards

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) BTS has won the Daesang(grand prize) for the fourth consecutive year in the album of the year category of the “Golden Disc Awards.” The 2021 Golden Disc Awards, which marks its 35th anniversary this year, was held without an audience for the first +

  • Vvid open the first global audition in 2021 with SHOFAR Music

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) Global music platform Vvid held its first global audition in 2021 with Shofar Music Entertainment. Shofar music entertainment includes sensuous and emotionally talented musicians such as BOL4, 20 years old and Sweden Laundry etc. This audition consists of two categories, Vocal and dancing. +

  • BTS’ ‘Map of the Soul: 7’ tops physical album sales in US in 2020

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) The BTS album “Map of the Soul: 7,” featuring hit tracks “On” and “Boy with Luv,” has been tallied as the bestselling physical album in the United States last year. Physical album sales of the septet’s fourth full album released in February reached +

  • Korea’s temperature expected to drop -26 tomorrow

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) The cold is at its peak on January 8. The Korea Meteorological Administration said on the 7th of  January that the morning low will drop by 5 to 7 degrees from the previous day as the cold peaks on the 8th, and most +

  • Korean Celebrities including BTS Jimin join “#sorryjungin” campaign to mourn death of 16-month-old girl

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) Public anger is intensifying over the alleged child abuse of an adopted 16-month-old girl that resulted in her death. Celebrities have joined the “#sorryjungin” campaign to mourn her death and raise awareness on the problem of child abuse. In the latest episode of +

  • K-dramas to watch out for in 2021

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) In 2020, K-dramas soared in popularity as pandemic-driven lockdowns drove viewers to the small screen. They made waves across the globe thanks to streaming platforms like Netflix. Melodrama “Crash Landing on You” caused a sensation in Japan and historical zombie drama “Kingdom 2” +

  • Netflix’s ‘Sweet Home’ soars in streaming ranking worldwide

    5 / 5 ( 3 votes ) Netflix’s Korean original series “Sweet Home” has been gathering force on Netflix streaming charts worldwide, since its Dec. 18 release. The horror series topped Netflix’s daily streaming chart in 11 different countries, Friday, including Bangladesh, Malaysia, Thailand and Peru, according to FilxPatrol, a +

  • The “2020 SBS Gayo Daejun” will be held as a 100% pre-recording

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) The “2020 SBS Gayo Daejun” will be held as a 100% pre-recording, not a live broadcast. SBS said on the 24th that “2020 SBS Gayo Daejun in DAEGU” will be fully followed by the COVID 19 quarantine guidelines and all stages will be +






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