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Foreign residents invited to guided tours of Korea's world heritage

South Korea will begin a series of guided tours of the country's UNESCO-listed world heritage for foreign residents this week, a state-run culture agency said Friday.On Saturday and Sunday the Korean Culture and Information Service will take U.S. military officials in Korea and their famil...

Updated : 2016.06.10 11:03

Global Families of Gwangju founders win Simning award

Gwangju expats Jeff Hamilton and Kelly Palmer Kim were conferred the Michael Simning Community Builders Award for their work in setting up and running the Global Families of Gwangju community organiza...

Updated : 2016.06.08 19:03

Expats ‘Come Together’ after girl’s surgery fails

Expats in Ilsan, Gyeonggi Province, are staging a massive fund-raiser on June 18 to support one of their own who has fallen on bad times.Shawn Morrissey, 37, from Victoria, Newfoundland, knew from ear...

Updated : 2016.06.08 19:03

‘Wonderland’ stage show reveals slice of life in Korea

Life soon after arriving in Korea can seem like a bemusing blur of episodes, and the Changwon Community Theater has tried to re-create just that in a self-penned show.The group’s next production “Wa...

Updated : 2016.06.08 19:01

Entrepreneurs invited to join start-up contest

Would-be entrepreneurs are being invited to enter a national Startathon competition to show off their work as part of Korea’s efforts to identify promising new start-ups. The competition, organized by the Science Ministry-affiliated Next Generation Convergence Contents Industry Associatio...

Updated : 2016.06.08 18:58

Danish singer puts out Korean reggae single

Expat musician Philip Knudsen has released “Children Don’t You Play On Earth,” a reggae single in Korean. Knudsen, a vocal coach of 15 years who was trained in his home country of Denmark, also runs barbershop quartet the Barbers of Seoul, but performs reggae as a solo artist.The song’...

Updated : 2016.06.08 18:57

Market festival draws from traditional, modern Korean cultures

A festival that allows tourists to experience both traditional and modern Korean cultures kicked off at a historic marketplace in downtown Seoul on Thursday.There are three "zones" at the 2016 Namdaemun Market Global Festival, with different themes. At the K-style zone, foreigners may try ...

Updated : 2016.05.26 15:28

KOTESOL conference looks to its ‘provinces’

English teachers and scholars from across Korea will meet Saturday in Wonju, Gangwon Province, for KOTESOL’s annual national conference.Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages is an ...

Updated : 2016.05.25 17:48

Expats Day event to return to FC Seoul

The seventh Expats Day will take place at FC Seoul on May 29, featuring the K-League Classic Match against the Junnam Dragons. The event is an annual match day event -- held with the football club -- that offers discounted tickets when booked in advance, entertainment and some free refresh...

Updated : 2016.05.25 17:47

‘Taming of the Shrew’ gets open airing in Busan

The play is known as a classic battle of the sexes comedy, but when the Busan English Theatre Association stages “The Taming of the Shrew” from Sunday, the battle lines will be a little more blurred...

Updated : 2016.05.25 17:47

Camarata to stage ‘Oklahoma’ musical

Camarata Musical Theater will be staging Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” from this weekend.Set in early 20th century Oklahoma territory, the comic musical depicts the daily life of the era, and is famous for its well-known title song. The multicultural music group, which also has ...

Updated : 2016.05.25 17:47

Seoul book club to host romantic illustrator Puuung

Seoul Book and Culture Club will be holding an author event with Korean illustrator Puuung, who recently released the book “Love Is.”Puung’s “Love Is” illustrations, showing a couple in an idyllic romance in a European-style setting, has won her a substantial fan base – over 250,000 ...

Updated : 2016.05.25 17:46

[Theater review] ‘Much Ado’ holds nothing back

As a tale of lovestruck Italian nobles, some may mistake “Much Ado About Nothing” for one of the bard’s lighter plays -- but remember things are not always as they seem. Seoul Shakespeare Company’...

Updated : 2016.05.25 17:45

HBC Fest live music event to return this weekend

HBC fest will return to the Haebangchon area of Itaewon this weekend, 10 years since its first outing in 2006.The festival will see the area’s bars, restaurants and pubs open their doors to bands, soloists and acoustic acts for a live music marathon.Around 90 acts will be playing at 14 ve...

Updated : 2016.05.25 17:45

Gwangju International Center offers tour to Suncheon

The Gwangju International Center is running a GIC Tour to Suncheon on May 28.The tour will stop at Soggwangsa Temple, which was built in the 11th century and is one of the three jewel temples of Korea.After lunch, the group will move on to Suncheon Bay, a nature reserve famous for its view...

Updated : 2016.05.19 12:38