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Baekje historic sites likely to win UNESCO heritage nod

Archaeological Site in Wanggung-ri (Cultural Heritage Administration)A vast historic site that belongs to the ancient kingdom of Baekje is expected to be inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site, b...

Updated : 2015.06.29 17:18

[Weekender] Charms and concerns of artistic districts

In recent years, Seoul’s Yeonnam-dong and Mullae-dong areas have risen as havens for struggling artists and free-spirited entrepreneurs. Located near enough the bustling Hongdae district to attract v...

Updated : 2015.06.26 20:30

[Weekender] The rise of ‘ordinary places’ as hot spots

On Wednesday afternoon, 23-year-old university student Kim Eun-young and her friend Lee Ha-young strolled the narrow alleys of Chebu-dong in Jongno-gu of Seoul. They had a meal at the Tongin tradition...

Updated : 2015.06.26 20:23

Around the Hotels

Private cabanas at Banyan Tree Macau  Urban luxury resort Banyan Tree Macau -- located in Galaxy Macau, the region’s largest resort complex -- has opened Pool Cabana, a luxurious, private poolside ...

Updated : 2015.06.26 19:36

[Best Brand] Banyan Tree, hidden oasis on slopes of Mount Namsan

A view of “The Oasis,” Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul’s rooftop luxury swimming pool area (Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul)An urban oasis nestled away in the slopes of Seoul’s Mount Namsan, Banyan Tre...

Updated : 2015.06.25 18:37

Novelist Shin Kyung-sook admits plagiarism

Shin Kyung-sook, the author of international best seller “Please Look After Mom,” finally broke her silence on allegations of plagiarism Tuesday, offering words that were largely seen as owning up t...

Updated : 2015.06.23 09:43

Plagiarism suspicions raised on novelist Shin Kyung-sook

Renowned South Korean novelist Shin Kyung-sook is suspected of having copied the titles of two poems by a local writer for her short stories. Yonhap News Agency found on Monday that "Footprints of Hea...

Updated : 2015.06.22 10:40

[Up & Coming] Webtoon artist Kim tells stories of hardships with humor

Comic artist Kim Mi-kyung is a realist. She also has a bit of a dark side. People had often told her that she was too honest to create funny, cute characters and cartoons. But Kim said her character t...

Updated : 2015.06.21 09:46

[Weekender] Leisure drones gaining popularity among hobbyists

Drones are becoming a common sight at city parks in South Korea, with the small aircraft emerging as a new toy for “kidults” ― adults enjoying hobbies considered better suited to children. Korea’s...

Updated : 2015.06.19 20:48

[Weekender] Corporate Korea falls in love with drones

Corporations in South Korea from a wide variety of industry sectors are turning their eyes toward drone technology, which is expected to create a great number of new business opportunities down the ro...

Updated : 2015.06.19 20:44

[Newsmaker] Plagiarism claims haunt literary icon

In Korea’s moribund literary scene, novelist Shin Kyung-sook has been almost the only source of excitement. With a growing international profile, the author of 2011 New York Times bestseller “Please...

Updated : 2015.06.18 21:02

Special sermon at Namdaemoon Presbyterian

The Namdaemoon Presbyterian Church is holding a special sermon, history forum and concert in commemoration of 130 years since the First State Sunday service was held in Korea on June 21, 1885.The serv...

Updated : 2015.06.18 19:53

‘Please Look After Mom’ author faces plagiarism charges

Shin Kyung-sook, the author of international best seller “Please Look After Mom,” Wednesday denied an accusation that she committed plagiarism in an earlier work published nearly two decades ago. Th...

Updated : 2015.06.17 19:32

Seoul hopes to reassure tourists with MERS insurance plan

Myeong-dong, a popular tourist destination in Seoul, is quieter than usual Sunday. (Yonhap)As the Middle East respiratory syndrome continues to scare away tourists, the Korean government has come up w...

Updated : 2015.06.15 15:22

[Weekender] Dogs are colleagues to emergency rescue workers

Moran, a black Labrador retriever, can do more than just sit and roll over. She has special skills that no human and most pet dogs lack.With a keen sense of smell, the 30-kilogram Lab can track down m...

Updated : 2015.06.12 21:36