[Weekender] Record low interest rates fuel property market

When visiting a real estate agency last Saturday, Choi Ho-rim, 40, was surprised to find that there were no apartments at the size of 25 pyeong on sale in Seocho Hills, a complex of 1,082 homes in Um...

Updated : 2016.06.17 17:13

[Weekender] Postretirement plans rise in importance

A 29-year-old high school teacher surnamed Ko in Seoul started a variety of savings when she begun her career in 2011. From personal annuity savings to a housing deposit account, Ko regularly saves a...

Updated : 2016.06.17 15:21

[Weekender] Money doesn’t come easy

There is a saying, “Money does not grow on trees.” One has to work really hard to earn it. But making an honest buck in this age of low interest rates and low growth has become harder than ever. ...

Updated : 2016.06.17 14:14

[Weekender] No better way to spend summer in Seoul

Festival culture in Korea is quickly evolving, with creative ideas taking shape in the hands of the young and wild. With the Korean summer bringing sweltering heat, many are opting for water-based ou...

Updated : 2016.06.10 17:32

[Weekender] Korean music lovers take concert experience to new heights

Explosive sing-alongs by Korean fans at concert arenas are nothing new to global pop musicians, as they have begun evolving into more articulately planned events. A slew of world-famous musicians ha...

Updated : 2016.06.10 17:24

[Weekender] Fun in the sun: Events to brighten up your vacation

Looking for places to go during summer vacation? The Korea Herald has compiled a list of interesting festivals across the peninsula for visitors to see, taste and enjoy the summer fun. Boryeong Mud ...

Updated : 2016.06.10 17:17

[Weekender] Korean festivals appeal to more foreigners, but kinks remain

Korea’s festivals have evolved in both variety and scale over the years, attracting tourists and expats to join in the fun. According to data released by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism,...

Updated : 2016.06.10 17:17

[Weekender] Festival fever

The summer has already begun, and the festival season is just around the corner. A host of summer-getaway activities await to help you soak in the sun and cool off from the heat. The festivities ran...

Updated : 2016.06.10 17:09

[Weekender] Festivals fill summer 2016 with music

The season of festivities has come around once again, with a host of festivals lined up for music lovers. The summer lineup brims with choices, ranging from electronic dance music to rock. Heating u...

Updated : 2016.06.10 17:06

[Weekender] Green rooftops brighten Seoul skyline

Seo Jin-kyung, 33, frequently visits Seoul Library’s Sky Yard, a rooftop garden located by the cafe on the fifth floor, where the panoramic view of the country’s capital city refreshes her. Upon ...

Updated : 2016.06.03 16:51

[Weekender] Creating the ultimate skyline garden paradise

As a major urban city, Seoul’s dense quarters leave little space for those with green thumbs to enjoy the relaxing pleasures of gardening within the confines of one’s home. However, one of the lat...

Updated : 2016.06.03 15:46

[Weekender] Rooftop beekeepers reconnect city with nature

The greening of rooftops in Seoul does not just benefit people, it provides the chance to protect a species threatened by humans – the honey bees. The growing number of rooftop gardens and farms i...

Updated : 2016.06.03 15:42

[Weekender] Growing crops on rooftops

Rows of carrots, onions, lettuce and herbs stretch across the 198-square-meter concrete rooftop of a typical four-story office building, against a backdrop of high-rise apartment blocks. The sight ...

Updated : 2016.06.03 15:34

[Weekender] ‘Chi-maek’ spuns culture of its own

Move over Colonel Sanders, because KFC is starting to take on a whole new meaning -- Korean Fried Chicken. Korea’s popular pairing of fried chicken with ice-cold draft beer -- or what locals refer ...

Updated : 2016.05.27 17:54

[Weekender] How chicken may or may not be ruining your health

Although “chi-maek” -- a word play referring to fried chicken and beer -- continues to be one of the most popular snacks among Koreans, some health experts have been warning on its harmful health e...

Updated : 2016.05.27 16:38