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Reporter : Lee Hae-rin
Sun, May 29, 2022 | 15:34
Gangneung combines regional heritage with breathtaking landscape
GANGNEUNG, Gangwon Province - If one asks what the favorite holiday destination of Koreans is, Gangwon Province always ranks high. Although less known than Seoul, Busan and Jeju Island among foreign travelers, the province's largest coastal city, Gangneung, offers the rustic charms of the countryside.
Dental clinic offers free service to refugees, migrants in welfare blind spot
Just 30 meters from exit 10 of Dongdaemun Station on Seoul Metro lines 1 and 4 is a dental clinic named “With Asia.” It is also the name of the civic group running the clinic, which has since 2017 been providing free dental care services every Saturday to foreign nationals here in financial difficulties. On Dec. 18, a Filipina was receiving treatment for a tooth cavity in the...
New Estonian ambassador meets ICT minister
Lim Hye-sook, right, the minister of science and ICT, and newly appointed Estonian Ambassador to Korea Sten Schwede pose after their meeting at the ministry's office in Sejong, Monday, during the new ambassador's courtesy visit. Courtesy of Ministry of Science and ICT
6-month validity on vaccine pass takes effect
A notice at a restaurant in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, shows vaccine pass requirements for customers, Monday. Under tightened measures against COVID-19 effective from that day, the health authorities set the validity of a vaccine pass ― following two vaccinations ― for multiuse facilities at six months in an effort to encourage people to get booster shots. Yonhap
Seoul City, council clash over new ordinance targeting mayor
Seoul City Hall is strongly protesting Seoul Metropolitan Council's recent passage of a revision bill restricting the mayor's right to speak during council sessions, saying it targets Mayor Oh Se-hoon and is an act of “violence” by the council, destroying checks and balances between the local administration and the legislative body.
Seoul government, Mnet dance around 'Born This Way' LGBTQ references
The Seoul metropolitan government is facing criticism by some viewers for airing wrongly translated lyric subtitles for a dance performance of “Born This Way,” thus blurring the LGBTQ references of the song during the annual bell-ringing ceremony to mark New Year, Saturday.
SUNY Korea appoints new president
The State University of New York (SUNY) Korea appointed Arthur H. Lee as the new president of the institution, effective from Jan. 1, its Board of Managers announced, Tuesday. As the head of SUNY Korea, Lee will work with its home campuses in New York, including Stony Brook University and the Fashion Institute of Technology, as well as national and local governments and autho...
Grand Hyatt Jeju finds success during pandemic by expanding choices for customers
Two new skyscrapers appear in sight from an airplane descending to the tarmac on Korea's favorite vacation island of Jeju. Standing near the island's international airport is Grand Hyatt Jeju within Jeju Dream Tower, which opened in December of last year, the first urban integrated resort in the country.
Education for disabled students
President Moon Jae-in encourages a harmonica player from the Barrier-free Ensemble at Kongju National University, Gongju, South Chungcheong Province, Wednesday, after the groundbreaking ceremony of the country's first vocational school for disabled people, to be set up on the university's campus. Yonhap
New Year's sunrise ceremonies canceled
A banner at Haeundae Beach in Busan announces a ban on access to the beach from 10 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2021 to 9 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2022, Wednesday. Most of the country's famous spots for viewing the first sunrise of the year have decided to cancel their New Year's ceremonies and ban public access, so as to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Yonhap