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A Ferry Disaster Leaves At Least 4 Dead and 291 Missing
A Ferry Disaster Leaves At Least 4 Dead and 291 Missing

A Ferry Disaster Leaves At Least 4 Dead and 291 Missing On 8:55 a.m. (KST), a ferry, Sewol, carrying more than 450 passengers and crew began to sink off the coast of Jindo Island?in South Jeolla Province. So far, there are at least four people dead and hundreds missing. The information for this has been […]

SK Telecom Will Compensate For Glitch
SK Telecom Will Compensate For Glitch

SK Telecom CEO apologized to 5.6 million customers regarding the service failure last week. Friday, March 21, 2014, SK Telecom promised massive compensation for its service failure on Thursday March 20, 2014. An estimated 5.6 million customers in Seoul and some provincial areas were affected by the technical issues of SK Telecom. Many of you […]

Another Leakage of Personal Information From KT Corporation

Two hackers and a telemarketing firm CEO get arrested for the theft of 12 million KT Corp. customers’ personal information. Surnames of Kim and Chung had been hacking users’ personal information from KT since February 2013. KT is Korea’s second largest telecom service provider with about 16 million customers for their mobile, fixed-line telephone, and […]

Free Shuttle Bus For Foreigners

Shuttle bus service from Seoul to Jeonju will run from March to August 2014. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 8:00 from Seoul to Jeonju and 17:00 from Jeonju to Seoul, free shuttle buses will run for foreigners. Boarding will take place at Gwanghwamun Donghwa Duty Free parking lot in Seoul and Hanok Village parking […]

Highly Applauded Tourist Police
Highly Applauded Tourist Police

  Tourist police breaks the barriers of language and assists to their best.   In Seoul, you may come across differently dressed officers who seem to speak English or some other foreign language. These are the tourist police for people who are visiting or living in Korea. The tourist police was officially launched in Seoul […]

Taekkyon Arirang, showing off internationally!
Taekkyon Arirang, showing off internationally!

Korea’s original tradition, Taekkyon Arirang, showing off internationally! Korea’s own international nonverbal show, ‘Taekkyon Arirang ? Lyeon’ will take on a national performance before setting off to their world tour at K? Arthall, Olympic Park on November 2, 19:00. It is slated to be performed on stage in 70 cities of 30 different countries by […]

Seoul Taxi Fare Rise
Seoul Taxi Fare Rise

Not too long ago, the taxi fare made an increase to 2,400 won (2009)?in Seoul. Recently, a plan to increase costs have been announce again. Despite the poor taxi service, the city plans to make an increase to help improve the taxi business no later than October. Seoul is negotiating with the taxi union to […]

68 Years Later, Comfort Women Still Cry
68 Years Later, Comfort Women Still Cry

  News on Comfort Women Memorial Peace Monument sits in a chair next to an empty chair of the same likeness outside the Japanese Embassy in Seoul. The teenage girl’s hands and feet are bare, a sign of humiliation. Her dress is traditional but simple, her face without a smile and expressionless but her gaze […]

Wild Boars in Korea. No longer just a concern for hikers.
Wild Boars in Korea. No longer just a concern for hikers.

  If you’re ever out hiking in Korea, you may sometimes happen across warning signs about Korea’s wild boars. However, reports of boar sightings in cities and roads are beginning to increase, as they look to scavenge for food, bringing stories of random attacks in cities such as Seoul, Gwangju, and even pesky boars setting […]

Korean teacher on English education industry: “What use is studying English without goals?”
Korean teacher on English education industry: “What use is studying English without goals?”

A Korean English teacher is at the forefront of seeking change within Korea’s English Education industry and trying to give a wake-up call to policy makers. “The most common critique of English education is that you can’t even say a sentence right, despite having studied English at school for 10 years. But is it really […]