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Daegu announces it’s 3rd subway…I mean, monorail, by 2014
Daegu announces it’s 3rd subway…I mean, monorail, by 2014

Daegu‘s Urban Railroad Construction Headquarters held a news conference to announce the completion of the planning phase for the construction of the city’s 3rd subway line. After discussing the project with engineers and citizens, it has been decided that the new subway line will be built above ground as a monorail. This briefing touched upon […]

Daegu high school baseball leads the nation
Daegu high school baseball leads the nation

Daegu’s high school team, participating at the national high school baseball tournament in Suwon, rejoice with their manager, after winning in the playoffs. Source: Imaeil

Excavating a Daegu massacre

For decades, Lee Tae-joon has wondered what became of his cousin, his childhood companion, who disappeared without trace at the start of the Korean War. Now he thinks he knows the answer. At an abandoned cobalt mine near the South Korean city of Daegu, evidence of a massacre is being slowly uncovered. With brushes and […]

Foreign residents in Daegu growing at 10% a year

The number of local foreign residents in Daegu has risen to over 22,800 people or roughly 0.92 percent of the general population. According to statistical research done over the last month, foreign men amount to 12,650 people, and 10,172 are females. When compared to the previous year, the overall number increased by 2,091 people (10.1 […]

Downtown street vendors under stress
Downtown street vendors under stress

City street vendors, known as “Daegu‘s specialty,” are visited by almost one million people everyday, but a new government reconstruction plan requires that they pack up their stalls. According to Daegu’s Central office, the city will be undergoing a new public design project on the road from Daegu Department Store to Daegu Station. The renovation […]

British Kindergarten Teacher Accused of Sexual Harassment

By Kang Shin-who Staff Reporter The parents of a four-year-old girl are accusing a British kindergarten teacher of having sexually molested her. “The teacher sexually harassed my daughter by kissing her on the lips and touching her teeth with his finger. My daughter disliked it very much. Other teachers including the principal at the kindergarten […]

Daegu opening ‘Abuse Help Center for Foreigners’

On June 30th, Daegu-Kyungbuk Crime Victim Center, a private research organization, announced that the ‘Crime victim center for foreigners’ will be established for foreign laborers and immigrant women to help their recovery. There will be a 현판식(a ceremony of putting the new sign up for a new business) at the Daegu district public prosecutor’s office […]

Gatbawi to have cable car by 2011
Gatbawi to have cable car by 2011

Much to the chagrin of local environmentalists and buddhist monks, Daegu is moving ahead with plans to build a cable car reaching up to popular Gatbawi. The construction is slated to begin in 2010 and take up to a year to complete, in time for the Daegu World Athletics Championship in 2011, which is not […]

Support for coed schools dwindles
Support for coed schools dwindles

Here’s some good discussion fodder with ESL classes. A coed high school in Daegu returns back to its all-male roots, which exposes debate over which format is better. Other schools are expected to follow suit.

23 people arrested in Thai massage bust in Daegu
23 people arrested in Thai massage bust in Daegu

In your travels throughout Korea, it’s not uncommon to see storefront signs for 태국마사지 (Thai Massage), which has gained popularity over the years. To instill an air of authenticity, Koreans would bring in Thais to come work there and knead weary backs. Prices for traditional Wat Pho massage ranges from 60-100,000 won. The challenge for […]