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Mon, December 11, 2023 | 03:50
[PHOTOS] Halloween weekend begins in Itaewon
A barrier divides the alley behind the Hamilton Hotel in central Seoul's Itaewon, Oct. 27, as part of crowd control measures for Halloween weekend. Korea Times photo by Jon DunbarOnly a few people can be seen wearing Halloween costumes in Itaewon on Friday, ahead of the one-year anniversary of a crowd disaster that took 159 lives nearby. Korea Times photo by Jon DunbarThe cro...
| 2023-10-27 22:26
[INTERVIEW] 1 year after Itaewon crowd crush, bereaved mother still searches for answers
Opposition's criticisms grow as Yoon opts out of Itaewon tragedy memorial ceremony
HBC's Studio ready for Halloween
Talk of celebrating Halloween this year seems to be taboo or at least uncomfortable among most people in Korea, but a few are pushing on.
| 2023-10-23 15:30
Lance Reegan-Diehl continues musical journey in 'Maniacal Cavern'
Lance Reegan-Diehl, who often goes by the initials LRD, set a high bar for expat musicians in Korea, decades ago. But rather than towering over those who have filled out the music scene after him, he’s helped lift people up through his numerous collaborative projects, from making music together on stage to hosting one of Seoul’s longest-running festivals. Although, it is unli...
| 2023-10-22 00:47
Peace Corps volunteers of decades past return to Korea for Revisit program
Dozens of Americans are returning to Korea this month, decades after they first came here to do volunteer work with the Peace Corps. Around 50 participants including Peace Corps Korea volunteers and their family members will be here for the Peace Corps Revisit program, organized by the Korea Foundation with funds from the National Assembly.
| 2023-10-17 16:14
What will happen in Itaewon this Halloween?
Halloween 2023 is approaching, and people across the country - especially foreign nationals - who remember the events of last year are wondering what will happen on the anniversary of that tragic night.
| 2023-10-14 11:40
Block Party music fest energizes Seoul's HBC-Gyeongnidan community
Jamie Finn, chief editor of Platform Magazine and organizer of Block Party, center, helps out at the ticket counter on the roof of KLYDN in central Seoul's Gyeongnidan neighborhood, Oct. 7. Korea Times photo by Jon DunbarOver 100 acts play 10 venues in Itaewon, HBC over 2 daysPro Wrestling Society pro wrestlers Duncan Solaire, left, and Shiho the Red Fox grapple inside Rabbit...
| 2023-10-11 10:33
Palestinian refugee calls for Koreans’ broader awareness
Saleh Elrantisi, a 26-year-old Palestinian with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, moved to Korea in 2022 to escape war in his homeland. While suffering with memories of Palestine, he continues struggling with the refugee application process in Korea.
| 2023-09-25 17:33
Foreign tour operators pay close attention to Seoul's new Tourism Future Vision plan
Foreign participants operating tour and travel companies were among those attending a ceremony proclaiming Seoul's Tourism Future Vision plan to attract 30 million visitors by 2026, held at Some Sevit Floating Island, Sept. 12.
| 2023-09-19 12:57
Seoul Culture Club seeks artists, performers to present 'Change'
Seoul Culture Club, a performing arts festival operated in downtown Seoul's Eulji Space, is holding auditions for its next performance show.
| 2023-09-19 12:56
[RESTAURANT OF THE WEEK] Petra Palace offers home cooking from Jordan
In 2004, Yaser Ghanayem opened his first restaurant, Petra, on the hillside opposite Noksapyeong Station in Seoul's Yongsan District. The restaurant was an instant success, and in no time Yaser was on the phone with his brothers Basem and Khalid at home in Amman, Jordan - trying to convince them to move to Seoul and open more restaurants. He proved persuasive and in 2007, the...
| 2023-09-19 12:55
Methods to avoid YouTube, Netflix restrictions go viral
N. Korea's fear of external info grows after Seoul allows sending propaganda leaflets
Anti-dog meat legislation looks doomed as Assembly session ends in vain
Hunting 'crow thief' on Korea's east coast in 1930s
Leaders of Samsung, SK to visit Netherlands for chip alliance
Skepticism mounts over shareholder activism at Samsung C&T
Calls grow for shift from two-party political system
Eximbank teams up with US counterpart on decarbonization
'New initiative on NK' lacks balanced strategy: experts
Gov't boosts reserves to appease public jitters over urea shortage
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
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