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144 Christmas tree lights up central Seoul imagefile 7162 Dec 02, 2013
The plaza in front of City Hall in downtown Seoul was twinkling with festive cheer last Saturday night as the lights on the 18 meter Christmas tree were switched on. On November 30, citizens...  
143 CNN reports on ‘the 10 bests’ of Korea imagefile 5024 Nov 29, 2013
CNN recently published a travel piece about Korea, titled “10 things South Korea does better than anywhere else.” The top South Korean characteristic that grabbed CNN’s attention was the nation...  
142 Speed skater Lee breaks own world record 3 times imagefile 11502 Nov 20, 2013
In just one week, Korea’s leading female speed skater Lee Sang-hwa has broken three world records, all her own. This raises high hopes for gold at the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympic Games in 2014. ...  
141 First snowfall in Seoul imagefile 8818 Nov 19, 2013
With a rapid drop in temperature, the first snow of the season fell on November 18 in Seoul and a few other cities across the peninsula. Pictured is Bukhansan Mountain and the Pyeongchang-dong n...  
140 Korea lends helping hand to typhoon-ravaged Philippines imagefile 7964 Nov 13, 2013
The Korean government will offer USD 5 million in relief aid to the Philippines after the recent devastation caused by super typhoon Haiyan. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) also said it ...  
139 Korea, African nations cooperate in water resource development imagefile 5934 Nov 12, 2013
Korea and four African nations have joined forces to ensure the future of safe drinking water. Water resource policymakers from Korea and the African nations, as well as Korean companies involved in ...  
138 Korean entertainment expo heats up in London imagefile 14125 Nov 11, 2013
Despite the gentle rain, the exhibition hall at Old Billingsgate Market in London was busy with fans who came to get a glimpse of their K-pop stars. They came to see K-pop related exhibitions and ...  
137 Korean-born diva sweeps Down Under imagefile 7118 Nov 04, 2013
When a petite Asian woman with no makeup stood up in front of the judges, she didn’t receive much attention at first. When asked by judges, "What can we expect from you?" she answered, "Awesome sin...  
136 President surprises fans with opening pitch imagefile 8724 Oct 29, 2013
t was truly a surprise, exciting the more than 25,000 baseball fans packed in the bleachers. President Park Geun-hye showed up to throw the first pitch in the third game of the Korean Series 2013 ...  
135 UNESCO likely to list kimchi as cultural heritage item imagefile 4640 Oct 29, 2013
Kimchi and kimchi-making culture is likely to be listed by UNESCO as one of humanity’s intangible cultural heritage items, it was announced on October 23. According to the Cultural Heritage Administrati...  
134 Tourist police division launched to help visitors imagefile 6840 Oct 21, 2013
On every street corner and across every avenue of Seoul, visitors to Korea’s capital will now be able to contact the “tourist police,” ready to ease inconveniences, help with petty crime and ...  
133 Korea tops global IT competitiveness 2012: ITU imagefile 6804 Oct 16, 2013
Korea topped the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Development Index (IDI), as compiled by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), for the third year running. The ITU ranks ...  
132 Korea agrees on currency swap with Indonesia, UAE imagefile 4530 Oct 15, 2013
Korea has finalized currency swap arrangements with both Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates. Finance ministers and central bank governors from Korea and Indonesia reached agreement on a won-rupiah...  
131 Korean slugger joins MLB’s 20-20 club imagefile 6443 Oct 01, 2013
Unstoppable locomotive Choo Shin-soo of the Cincinnati Reds has again showed his prowess. In a home match against the New York Mets on September 23 (Cincinnati time), Choo joined the 20-20 club in...  
130 Enjoy street performances with Hi Seoul Festival 2013 imagefile 4729 Oct 01, 2013
Downtown Seoul will transform into a festival stage from October 2 to 6 with the 11th Hi Seoul Festival 2013. The festival will take place at Seoul, Cheonggye, and Gwanghwamun squares under the theme ...  
129 Chuseok holidays filled with cultural delights imagefile 7329 Sep 17, 2013
During the Chuseok holiday, a variety of events catering to people of all ages are taking place at palaces, museums, and royal tombs around the country. Various performances and participatory events open ...  
128 UN chief stresses passion, compassion for Korean youths imagefile 8046 Aug 27, 2013
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon became a source of inspiration for Korean students at a meeting he had in Chungju, Chungcheongbuk-do (North Chungcheong Province). The UN chief gave a special lecture ...  
127 Check out K-fashion at Dongdaemun fashion show imagefile 7419 Aug 27, 2013
The stereotype that all fashion shows are only for expensive brands will be broken at a new style of fashion show in Dongdaemun, the spot well-known for shopping among fashionistas. The Ministry of...  
126 Wirelessly recharged electric bus rolls out imagefile 7813 Aug 14, 2013
A new model of electric bus made its maiden voyage on the road in Gumi, Gyeongsangbuk-do (North Gyeongsang Province) on August 6. Powered through wireless recharging, this new electric bus operates with...  
125 Asiana crew focus on just one thing; saving passengers image 9403 Jul 10, 2013
Cabin manager Lee Yun-hye (photo courtesy of Asiana Airlines) “All I could think about at the moment was to carry passengers off the plane as quickly as possible.” This is what cabin manager Lee Yun...  

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