Magazine HaB Korea

Korea travel guides, stories, articles, reviews, news and tips

  • HaB Korea Team Needs your Support to get through COVID19 situation

    5 / 5 ( 3 votes ) HaB Korea Team Needs your Support! Due to the rapid spread of COVID 19 and restrictions on travel bans in many countries, the global travel industry has been put on alert. The reason why this situation is particularly difficult is that you can feel the impact of COVID 19 across the tourism industry, +

  • ‘Dynamite’ sets KPOP mark for longest stay on Billboard Hot 100

    5 / 5 ( 4 votes ) ‘Dynamite’ sets the longest stay on Billboard Hot 100 The digital single “Dynamite” by K-pop megastar BTS has made history as the longest-charting song by a Korean act on the Hot 100 singles chart of the U.S.-based Billboard. In the latest update of the rankings on April 5, “Dynamite” finished 30th for its 32nd consecutive week on the chart since debuting at No. 1 on the chart in August last year. The hit eclipsed the previous mark of 31 weeks set by Psy’s “Gangnam Style” in 2012. Billboard removes a descending song from the Hot 100 after 20 weeks and if the tune’s rank falls below 50th. Since “Dynamite” came out on Aug. +

  • 3 Hidden Gem honeymoon destinations in Korea

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) Best 3 hidden honeymoon destinations in Korea Many soon-to-be-married couples have been choosing domestic destinations for their honeymoons, while the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic places restrictions on travel to other countries. While the nation’s +

  • Busan One Asia Festival, K-pop fest to kick off online next month

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Busan One Asia Festival 2021 The Busan One Asia Festival (BOF), a major annual K-pop event, will kick off online next month in this southeastern port city due to concerns over the new +

  • ‘We feel grief and anger’: BTS criticizes anti-Asian racism

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) BTS criticizes anti-Asian racism “We feel grief and anger,” Joining the widening “Stop Asian Hate” movement, triggered by the recent deadly shootings in Atlanta, K-pop boy band BTS condemned racial discrimination and violence +

  • 2021 Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Yeouido Spring Flower Festival The Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival will take place online and offline this year to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The online spring flower festival will be +

  • Evening tours of iconic Seoul palace to begin next month

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Gyeongbokgung Evening tours to begin next month Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul from next month will begin evening tours of the ancient royal palace under the nighttime spring sky. The Gyeongbokgung Palace Management Office, +

  • ‘You Quiz on the Block’ sees its highest rating thanks to BTS

    5 / 5 ( 3 votes ) You Quiz on the Block BTS effect The 99th episode of tvN’s variety show, “You Quiz on the Block,” featuring K-pop titan BTS, set its highest rating on Wednesday. It garnered a 6.74 +

  • Bukchon Hanok Village was established on Java Island, Indonesia

    5 / 5 ( 3 votes ) Bukchon Hanok Village was established on Java Island, Indonesia. As the skyline was blocked by the novel coronavirus outbreak (COVID 19), it was made for Indonesians who dream of visiting Korea. Bukchon Hanok +

  • K-pop stars join #StopAsianHate movement

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) #StopAsianHate Movement K-pop stars like Eric Nam, Jay Park, and Choi Si-won are raising their voices in support of the #StopAsianHate movement, triggered by the Atlanta spa shootings on March 16 that took +

  • Cherry blossom season begins on Jeju Island

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Cherry blossoms on the southern resort island of Jeju have just bloomed this year, about a week faster than in the previous years, the local weather agency said Thursday. Cherry blossom season begins +




  • Golden Globe-winning ‘Minari’ makes strong debut in Korea

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) The Golden Globe-winning drama film “Minari” topped the South Korean box office on its first day of release, data showed Thursday. About 40,000 people saw the semiautobiographical work by Korean-American director Lee Isaac Chung on the previous day, according to the data by the Korean Film Council. “Minari” took a comfortable lead in the daily box office over the Japanese animated film “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train,” which garnered 13,000 moviegoers, and the Korean action comedy “Mission: Possible” with 5,600. The film’s score of 40,000 attendees on the weekday is larger than last weekend’s daily high of 38,000 people achieved by “Mission” on Sunday. “Minari” has been one of the most anticipated films this spring in South Korea for its winning streak on the U.S. award circuit, including the best +

  • ‘Train to Busan’ getting US remake

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Yeon Sang-ho’s zombie thriller, “Train to Busan,” which attracted more than 10 million moviegoers at local theaters, will be remade into a Hollywood film, according to foreign news reports. Indonesian director Timo Tjahjanto, known for Netflix’s action thriller “The Night +

  • ‘Space Sweepers’: adventure of four misfits aboard spaceship Victory in 2092

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) What will Earth be like in 2092? Will everyone have fair access to cutting-edge technology that allows for a peaceful and pollution-free environment? Director Jo Sung-hee, who has created fairytale-like films such as “A Werewolf Boy” (2012) and “Phantom Detective” +

  • ‘Crash Landing on You,’ BTS, ‘Parasite’ lead ‘hallyu’ popularity in 2020: report

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) The Korean drama “Crash Landing on You,” K-pop dynamite group BTS and the Oscar-winning film “Parasite” were among the top drivers of the Korean Wave, or “hallyu,” last year, a government report showed Thursday. Some 9.5 percent of hallyu fans +

  • K-drama ‘The Uncanny Counter’ has confirmed the production of Season 2

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) An OCN’s weekend original drama “The Uncanny Counter” official said on the 25th, “The production of Season 2 has been confirmed. We are coordinating specific matters such as the filming schedule and timing.” OCN is a movie channel on basic +

  • 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 +

  • 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 +



  • ‘Dynamite’ sets KPOP mark for longest stay on Billboard Hot 100

    5 / 5 ( 4 votes ) ‘Dynamite’ sets the longest stay on Billboard Hot 100 The digital single “Dynamite” by K-pop megastar BTS has made history as the longest-charting song by a Korean act on the Hot 100 singles chart of the U.S.-based Billboard. In the latest update of +

  • 3 Hidden Gem honeymoon destinations in Korea

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) Best 3 hidden honeymoon destinations in Korea Many soon-to-be-married couples have been choosing domestic destinations for their honeymoons, while the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic places restrictions on travel to other countries. While the nation’s southern resort island of Jeju, which has a great wealth +

  • Busan One Asia Festival, K-pop fest to kick off online next month

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Busan One Asia Festival 2021 The Busan One Asia Festival (BOF), a major annual K-pop event, will kick off online next month in this southeastern port city due to concerns over the new coronavirus pandemic, organizers said Sunday. According to the Busan Tourism +

  • ‘We feel grief and anger’: BTS criticizes anti-Asian racism

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) BTS criticizes anti-Asian racism “We feel grief and anger,” Joining the widening “Stop Asian Hate” movement, triggered by the recent deadly shootings in Atlanta, K-pop boy band BTS condemned racial discrimination and violence in a resolute Twitter message Tuesday. “We feel grief and +

  • 2021 Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Yeouido Spring Flower Festival The Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival will take place online and offline this year to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The online spring flower festival will be from April 5 to 30 and the website will have +

  • Evening tours of iconic Seoul palace to begin next month

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Gyeongbokgung Evening tours to begin next month Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul from next month will begin evening tours of the ancient royal palace under the nighttime spring sky. The Gyeongbokgung Palace Management Office, a subsidiary of the Royal Palaces and Tombs Center of +

  • ‘You Quiz on the Block’ sees its highest rating thanks to BTS

    5 / 5 ( 3 votes ) You Quiz on the Block BTS effect The 99th episode of tvN’s variety show, “You Quiz on the Block,” featuring K-pop titan BTS, set its highest rating on Wednesday. It garnered a 6.74 percent viewership rating nationwide, with 8.21 percent in the Seoul +

  • Bukchon Hanok Village was established on Java Island, Indonesia

    5 / 5 ( 3 votes ) Bukchon Hanok Village was established on Java Island, Indonesia. As the skyline was blocked by the novel coronavirus outbreak (COVID 19), it was made for Indonesians who dream of visiting Korea. Bukchon Hanok Village in Indonesia According to ‘Kompas.com‘ on the 22nd, the +

  • K-pop stars join #StopAsianHate movement

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) #StopAsianHate Movement K-pop stars like Eric Nam, Jay Park, and Choi Si-won are raising their voices in support of the #StopAsianHate movement, triggered by the Atlanta spa shootings on March 16 that took the lives of eight people, including four ethnic Koreans. The +

  • Cherry blossom season begins on Jeju Island

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Cherry blossoms on the southern resort island of Jeju have just bloomed this year, about a week faster than in the previous years, the local weather agency said Thursday. Cherry blossom season begins in South Korea The Jeju Provincial Meteorological Administration said hotter +

  • No Grammy awards, but BTS still thankful

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) BTS Grammy Awards 2021 BTS, the first K-pop act that earned a Grammy nomination, did not succeed in winning the award, but still expressed appreciation to their fans for the “incredible experience.” The seven-piece boy band was nominated for the Best Pop Duo/Group +

  • KPOP girl group Brave Girls top the SBS Inkigayo

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) KPOP girl group Brave Girls won the top prize in ‘SBS Inkigayo’ with Rollin’. Brave Girls (Min-young, Yoo-jung, Eun-ji, and Yuna) drew attention as they topped the SBS Inkigayo with Rollin’. This is a song released four years ago by Brave Girls, which +






Send this to a friend