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Reporter : Bae Eun-joo
Tue, December 7, 2021 | 11:49
Plastic pandemic [PHOTOS]
The coronavirus pandemic has sparked a massive demand for and use of plastics. The increasing necessity of face masks, plastic gloves and disinfecting wipes, which have become everyday items for most, is creating a plastic pandemic. Intensifying the rise in plastic demand, social distancing restrictions have quarantined people at home and as a result they have started relying...
Appreciation of autumn colors
The colorful autumn foliage is among the exquisite scenery Korea boasts. Hwadam Botanic Garden is an eco-friendly arboretum that maintains the most red-leaf tree species in the nation. Located within Konjiam Resort in Gwangju, Gyeonggi Province, the botanical garden was designed in 1997 as part of moves to revive the country’s forest ecosystem, featuring over 4,300 type...
The Korea Times, a living history
Since The Korea Times published its first issue on Nov. 1, 1950, it has been on the ground reporting stories from around the world keeping its values of fairness, impartially and independence. These founding values have helped South Korea's longest-running English-language newspaper stay above political affiliation or ideologies and suggest solutions to social, political and economic conflicts as a critical and constructive mediator.
Strolling under the moonlight [PHOTOS]
When the nationwide social distancing restrictions were lowered to Level 1 last week, people were quick to search for an escape from the prolonged confinement and boredom they’ve had to endure since the COVID-19 pandemic struck early this year.
Putting lives on the line amid COVID-19 [PHOTOS]
A recent news report showing thousands of jobseekers lined up looking for a day’s work early in the morning raised the alarm over economic woes amid the COVID-19 pandemic. What also seriously concerned people was that many of the people gathered at Guro labor market were not wearing face masks or abiding by social distancing rules.
Wishing upon a moon [PHOTOS]
Chuseok, Korea’s autumn thanksgiving day, is one of the biggest and most celebrated holidays in the country when family members from near and far gather together to honor their ancestors. Also known as hangawi (“the great middle of the autumn”), it is a major harvest festival celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar when there is a full moon.
What does home mean to you? [PHOTOS]
A maintenance worker from an internet service provider is repairing a cable on a utility pole. Many residents have left Baeksa Village but minimum services are maintained for those remaining.
Changdeok Palace Moonlight Tour [PHOTOS]
Visitors holding cheongsachorong (traditional Korean lanterns) pass by Injeongjeon, the main throne hall of Changdeok Palace and National Treasure No. 225, during the Moonlight Tour.
Pandemic pets
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic shows little sign of abating and social distancing drags on. In these stressful times, the benefits of having a pet in helping people stave off loneliness and isolation go even further.
COVID-era catwalk 'Mask is the new normal' [PHOTOS]
Fashion is all about making a statement. And in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic, where everyone is advised to wear face masks to curb the spread of the virus, the face mask has become an entirely new form of self-expression.The fashion world has quickly embraced and beautified the face coverings to express personal style without failing to adhere to protective guidelines.
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