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  • How to Find Right Travel Agent in Korea

    How to Find Right Travel Agent in Korea It is not so easy to pick out the best tour/activity products and travel agents that are right for me among the thousands of travel products and travel agencies in Korea. If the corporate culture is settled only as ‘Don’t care quality of travel, just cheap, whatever we can sell’, the staff +

  • Chilean TV channel apologizes over racist jokes about BTS

    Apologizes over racist jokes about BTS Only about a month after a German radio host came under fire for his racist comment on K-pop behemoth BTS, Chilean comedians have infuriated its fans again with racist jokes about the global stars. Chilean channel Mega, which aired the controversial spoof on its comedy show “Mi Barrio,” on April 11 (KST), issued an apology Tuesday after facing strong backlash. “We want to manifest our absolute empathy with those that might have felt affected by the section and we ask for your forgiveness,” it said on Twitter. “It was never our intention to offend, insult or harm any community. We will keep on moving, learning and listening, firm with our intention: to bring entertainment +

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

    ‘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 +

  • 3 Hidden Gem honeymoon destinations in Korea

    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 +

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

    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 +

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

    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 +

  • 2021 Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival

    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 +

  • Evening tours of iconic Seoul palace to begin next month

    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 +

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

    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 +

  • Bukchon Hanok Village was established on Java Island, Indonesia

    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 +

  • K-pop stars join #StopAsianHate movement

    #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 +

  • Lee Dong Wook To Hold FREE “Go PyeongChang 2018” Exclusive Fan Meeting For International Fans

    Lee Dong Wook’s agency, King Kong by Starship, announced that global fans are about to have the chance to attend the actor’s fan meeting in March for free. The fan meeting titled “Go PyeongChang 2018 with Lee Dong Wook” comes as a part of the “Christmas in March” festival. The event aims to popularize Gangwon Province as well as encourage people from various countries to further enjoy the Paralympics. As an ambassador for 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games, Lee decided to hold this fan meeting to promote the international multi-sport event during the paralympic period, as well as Gangwon Province, where both the Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games are scheduled to take place. Only 1,000 lucky fans will be drawn to join the“Go PyeongChang 2018 with Lee Dong Wook” fan meeting and it will be co-hosted by Korea Tourism Organization and Gangwon Province. Those who +

  • Actor Lee Dong-Wook become an ambassador for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games

    Actor Lee Dong-wook, who played an active part in the Korean drama ‘Dokkaebi’, will act as an ambassador for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games. The organizers of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games have announced that they have appointed Lee Dong-wook as Ambassador of Pyeongchang Olympic +

  • Actor Gong Yoo had a hard time after the K-drama ‘Dokkaebi’

    Actor Gong Yoo confessed that he was suffering from aftereffects after the drama ‘Dokkaebi’ was over. On the 15th December, fashion magazine Elle unveiled the interview with the first cover model Gong Yoo picture of the New Year. Gong Yoo had a rest period after the tvN +

  • Goblin “도깨비” Filming Location (MUST VISIT!)

    Being a K-Drama fan, we all wanted to visit some if not all of the famous filming locations of our favorite Korean Drama. In my case, I made sure to visit some of the popular filming locations and relive the moments on one of the highest-rating K +

  • Actress Kim Go-Eun: what she’s doing now

    Actress Kim Go-Eun covers the November edition of fashion magazine Marie Claire Hong Kong. According to her management agency BH Entertainment on November 7, Marie Claire Hong Kong published an image of Kim Go-Eun through official Instagram. In an interview with the magazine, Kim Go-Eun recalls the +

  • Song & Song couple on October 31, ‘private’ wedding

    Song Song Couple actor Song Joong-ki and actress Song Hye-kyo’s wedding ceremony will be held privately. On October 29, Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo will tie the knot at the Shilla Hotel in Jangchung-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul. The wedding ceremony is going to be strictly closed to the public +

  • An Ultimate Experience in Korea

    Experience Everything in Korea Life get’s boring when you start to do the same thing over and over again. We create our own lives, we are born with a huge canvas in front of us, paintbrushes, and a palette of paint in our hands. We get to +

  • BTS sweeps international recording industry organization’s global charts

    BTS sweeps international recording industry K-pop monolith BTS’ already long list of musical accolades continues as the boy band sweeps three global charts established by the organization representing the international recording industry. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) announced Thursday (local time) that the group’s fourth studio album +

  • BTS takes top 2 spots on IFPI’s 2020 Global Albums Chart

    BTS takes top 2 spots on last year’s Global Album Sales Chart of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). The London-based federation on March 11 said the group’s fourth studio album “Map of the Soul: 7” topped the chart, while its fifth “Be” finished second. The boy band’s +

  • BTS megahit ‘Dynamite’ gets 900 million views on YouTube

    BTS Dynamite was the first song by a Korean act to reach No. 1 on Billboard’s main singles chart, has earned 900 million views on YouTube. YouTube views for the summer number’s music video surpassed the milestone at 9:56 a.m. on Wednesday, according to the band’s management agency Big Hit +

  • 2021 Korea Cherry Blossom expected two to nine days earlier than usual

    This year’s Korea cherry blossom season will be two to nine days faster than usual across the country. In most areas, cherry blossoms will begin to bloom three to eight days earlier than usual, and in some parts of North Gyeongsang Province, cherry blossoms will bloom 9 to 10 days +

  • BTS to become 1st Korean nominee to perform at upcoming Grammy Awards

    K-pop sensation BTS, which earned a nomination from this year’s Grammy Awards, is set to perform at music’s biggest night in the United States next week, the event’s organizers have said. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@recordingacademy) The Recording Academy on Sunday +

  • BTS named Global Recording Artist of 2020

    After spending a phenomenal year with megahits “Dynamite” and “Life Goes On” in 2020, BTS has been crowned Global Recording Artist of the Year by an organization representing the worldwide recording industry. The win on Wednesday (U.S. local time) marks a first for an act that performs primarily in a +

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

    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’ agreements for people to travel without restriction +

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

    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 first time the group has accomplished such +

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

    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 +

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

    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 a whole new look of what the +

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

    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, on the metric that measures artists’ popularity +

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

    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 act to top the Billboard Hot 100 +

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