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A park at Mount. Bong in Gusan-dong area of Seoul’s Eunpyeong-gu District witnessed in July a rare scene that surprised visitors ― thousands of stick insects covering everywhere, from roads, trees, benches and exercise equipment to closed circuit television cameras here and there. Some were even found dangling on the bodies of trekkers too busy...
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South Korea’s social media penetration rate has reached 87 percent, the third highest among nations around the globe, according to a local report Monday. South Korea’s social media penetration rate as of the first quarter this year was 80 percent higher than the global average of 49 percent, according to the latest report by DMC...
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Summer in Korea is in full force, bringing with it muggy weather and bouts of heavy rain. As temperatures rise, people try to escape the heat by spending time in air-conditioned buildings or heading to the beach or waterparks. Another way to keep your cool is through the foods you eat! Many Koreans fight fire...
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Bingsu (shaved ice with toppings) is a popular snack food found almost everywhere in Korea during the summer months. Ranging from the standard pat bingsu (shaved ice with sweetened red beans) to any number of unique combinations, every year dessert businesses serve a number of creative concoctions to delight their customers. To beat the sweltering heat this summer,...
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coronavirus
South Korea reported 100 new cases of the novel coronavirus Wednesday, up from 76 new cases a day earlier, bringing the nation’s total infections to 9,137. The 100 new cases, which were detected Tuesday, marked the 14th consecutive day that there were 100 or fewer additional cases, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control...
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South Korea and United States of America
US President Donald Trump expressed hope Tuesday, in a phone conversation with President Moon Jae-in, that South Korea could provide medical equipment support, according to Cheong Wa Dae. Moon replied that his government would provide “maximum support” if available, as the two leaders discussed bilateral cooperation in the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic. He...
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Over the past 10 or so years, Kpop has grown from being almost unheard of to be one of the most popular genres of music worldwide. With groups like BTS pushing Korean music, it seems like every year the popularity grows. Kpop is famous for not only the songs but also for the fantastic performances....
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When you think of Korea, what comes to mind? Maybe Kpop? Or Samsung? Or possibly even Korean food? However, there is another aspect of Korea that not many people even consider. Something which I believe should come to mind when you think of Korea. That thing is nature.  Why You Need to Leave Seoul With...
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Nine in 10 K-pop fans would like to visit South Korea in the future, a survey showed Monday, highlighting K-pop’s positive impact on the local tourism sector. In a survey of 12,663 people in 111 countries who identified themselves as K-pop fans, 89.8 percent of the respondents said they would like to visit the country,...
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While fans across the globe are glued to every move the seven members of K-pop boy band BTS make, the septet has often drawn inspiration from Korea’s traditional cultural heritage, promoting it through its worldwide music career. BTS has often appeared in hanbok, traditional Korean dress, or hanbok-inspired stage costumes to perform a modern arrangement...
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