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  • Introducing HaB Korea Point Rewards Program

    5 / 5 ( 8 votes ) HaB Korea has implemented the “Point Reward” system from 21st June 2018. We are very excited to launch this new program and begin rewarding our members and customers for any activities on website such as write a new post on Korea travel forum or comment, sign up, login, daily visit and more! +

  • Korean movie ‘Parasite’ makes history at Oscars

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Movie history was made at the Oscars Sunday as South Korea’s black comedy “Parasite” became the first non-English-language film to win the best picture award, Hollywood’s biggest prize of all. “Parasite,” about a poor South Korean family infiltrating a wealthy household, won a total of four awards, defying the received wisdom that the Academy would overlook a subtitled Asian movie. “I thought I was done for the day and ready to relax,” filmmaker Bong Joon-ho said upon winning best director honors, before promising to “drink until next morning.” But a bigger shock was in store as the movie beat frontrunner “1917” to win best picture. “It feels like a very opportune moment in history is happening right now,” producer Kwak Sin-ae told an audience of Tinseltown A-listers, who cheered the film’s wins throughout the +

  • Korea’s zombie horror ‘Kingdom’ to begin season 2 in March

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) Netflix has released the official poster for the second series of its original zombie horror series “Kingdom” that will begin on March 13. The new season will star all the previous main cast ― Ju Ji-hoon, Bae Doo-na and Ryu +

  • “Parasite” movie will be made into a TV series on HBO

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) Bong Joon-ho’s sensational thriller “Parasite” will be made into a TV series on U.S. premium cable channel HBO, the film’s production house said Friday. “Director Bong and Adam McKay will participate in the project as executive producers, with HBO,” said +

  • Southeast Asian countries are emerging as a new market for Korean broadcasting content

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) Southeast Asian countries are emerging as a new market for Korean broadcasting content, in line with the government’s aggressive foreign policy initiative called the New Southern Policy, which gained momentum via a South Korea-Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) special +

  • Actress Jun Ji Hyun is gearing up for her comeback Netflix zombie genre ‘Kingdom’

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) On November 28, news outlet Sports Chosun reported that Jun Ji Hyun will be joining Netflix’s original series ‘Kingdom’. According to the report, Jun Ji Hyun will be making a surprise appearance in the very last episode of the second +

  • NBC will remake Korean drama ‘SKY Castle’

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) American TV network NBC will remake the Korean drama “SKY Castle” into a pilot program, reports said Thursday. Yoo Hyun-mi, the writer of the original drama, said earlier Thursday that American entertainment company Warner Bros (WB) has been involved. “Korea +

  • Song-Song couple’s breakup troubles Taebaek City

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) The breakup of actor Song Joong-ki and actress Song Hye-kyo is dealing an unexpected blow to Taebaek in Gangwon Province, which has promoted itself as the location of 2016 mega-hit drama “Descendants of the Sun” through which the two met. +

  • South Korea eyes ‘travel bubble’ to revitalize aviation industry

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) South Korea will pursue quarantine-free, international travel agreements with other countries and lift other virus-related restrictions to prop up the aviation industry struggling to survive amid a sharp fall in air demand. “The country will push ahead with the signing of ‘travel bubble’ +

  • KPOP girl group ‘Brave Girls’ enjoy belated success on music charts with ‘Rollin’

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) K-pop act Brave Girls are basking in belated music chart success with their song, “Rollin’,” which was released four years ago. The song has dominated the real-time charts of major streaming platforms, including Bugs and Genie, as of Tuesday afternoon. This is the +

  • 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 +

  • Seoul’s newest, biggest department store ‘The Hyundai Seoul’

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) As the era of coronavirus pandemic stretches on further, shopping at a touch of the fingertips from home has certainly become the new norm. Yet in bid to compete in a retail industry that is losing all boundaries, Hyundai Department Store is offering +

  • BTS again tops Billboard’s Artist 100 chart, sets record as a group act

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Global superstar BTS has set another record, this time by claiming No. 1 on the Billboard’s Artist 100 chart for a 16th week, the most for a group act. The seven-piece act ranked No. 1, up to four notches from the previous week, +

  • BTS wins Song of the Year, Best Pop Song Award at Korean Music Awards

    5 / 5 ( 3 votes ) K-pop sensation BTS took home two awards at the 18th Korean Music Awards, Sunday. The Big Hit Entertainment group clinched awards for Song of the Year and the Best Pop Song with its hit “Dynamite,” the song that made BTS the first Korean +

  • BTS Receives Racist Remarks From German Radio

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) A famous German radio host has made racist remarks to the Korean boy band BTS, which is controversial. Internet users from around the world urged an apology by posting on social networking services (SNS), “We oppose racism,” and “Racism cannot be an opinion.” +

  • BTS earns 2nd ‘million point’ song on Oricon chart with ‘Dynamite’

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Global superstar BTS has earned another “million points” song on Japan’s Oricon music chart with its upbeat pop-disco hit “Dynamite,” the band’s agency said Thursday. “Dynamite,” the all-English summer number released in August, has accumulated more than 1 million points on the Japanese +

  • South Korea set to begin mass COVID-19 vaccination Friday

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Gov’t prepares for vaccine shots as 1st batch of 1.5 million doses begins to ship Trucks and ships carrying the first batch of some 1.5 million doses of coronavirus vaccines headed across the country Thursday, marking the start of the long-awaited vaccination program +

  • Purple Island of South Korea, Island of photographers’ Dreams

    5 / 5 ( 4 votes ) Purple Island of South Korea Following Hong Kong and Germany, the U.S. CNN and Fox News are also drawing attention by highlighting the “Purple Island” in Banwol-do, Shinan-gun, Jeollanam-do in South Korea. According to Shinan-gun County on the 23rd of February, CNN introduced +

  • BTS’ ‘Map of the Soul: 7′ Achieves Record High 52nd Consecutive Week on Billboard 200

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) “Map of the Soul: 7,” an album by global superstar BTS, has stayed on the Billboard main albums chart for almost one straight year this week, recording another piece of history for K-pop. According to the latest Billboard chart results updated Tuesday (U.S. +


    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) JENNIE of K-pop girl group BLACKPINK and G-DRAGON of boy group BIGBANG have reportedly been dating for over a year. On February 24, entertainment news outlet Dispatch released an exclusive report that JENNIE and G-DRAGON are currently in a romantic relationship. Source: SBS +

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