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MERS fears grow as 10th case confirmed

Chinese authorities on Friday confirmed that a South Korean traveler ― who was designated by authorities as a potential MERS patient ― had been infected with the virus, while two more cases were con...

Updated : 2015.05.29 19:05

Travel Bits

Rail cruise in KoreaKorail Tourism Development is gearing up to promote its nationwide rail cruise called Haerang in an effort to attract more foreign tourists during the summer.The Haerang cruise exp...

Updated : 2015.05.29 18:51

‘The valley of water’

GEIRANGER, Norway ― The moment you step on a ferry and travel on the waters of Geirangerfjord, surrounded by snow-peaked mountains and glittering waterfalls, all you can say about the place is: It’s...

Updated : 2015.05.29 18:47

Around the Hotels

Ladies’ luxuries at Park Hyatt SeoulPark Hyatt Seoul is offering the “Women’s Experience Package” for female guests on vacation or business trips seeking to enjoy more personalized, exclusive serv...

Updated : 2015.05.29 18:46

Mini gimbap

This mini gimbap uses minimal ingredients, which takes no effort to roll up. I used three ingredients here ― pickled radish, carrot and spinach. This gimbap is called ggoma gimbap because of its smal...

Updated : 2015.05.29 18:45

Seoul confirms seventh MERS case

South Korea confirmed its sixth and seventh MERS cases Thursday, surpassing Iran as the country with the fifth-highest number of MERS cases in the world. The two newly confirmed cases are in a health ...

Updated : 2015.05.28 20:10

Food poisoning in spring

Food poisoning refers to infective or toxic conditions due to ingestion of foods contaminated with microorganisms, chemicals and natural toxins. More specifically, it refers to the ingestion of foods ...

Updated : 2015.05.28 19:59

[Up & Coming] The art of hand stitching

Up & Coming is a series of interviews with emerging artists in various fields of arts and entertainment. ― Ed.Threads and needles were playthings for artist Jo Ha-na during her childhood. She grew up...

Updated : 2015.05.28 19:34

A gay N.K. defector’s journey to find love

With almost 30,000 North Korean escapees calling South Korea home now, many of their stories have been printed in novels, essays or poems. In fact, there are so many that literary works by or about No...

Updated : 2015.05.28 19:30

Seoul treasure hunt has key to $450 prize

If you think the locks fixed to railings on Seoul’s Mount Namsan are a dime a dozen, think again. One of them could be worth 500,000 won ($450).The first person to solve the puzzles to find one of th...

Updated : 2015.05.27 21:06

JobSeekr launches job fair for techie expats

JobSeekr, an English- and Korean-language job hunting website in Seoul launched last year by two expats, is holding its first job fair and networking event Sunday to connect foreign entry-level job se...

Updated : 2015.05.27 21:05

The challenge of growing up as a ‘third-culture kid’

As the number of foreigners working in South Korea increases, so too do the number of third-culture kids ― children who spend a significant amount of their childhood growing up in countries outside of their nationality. At international school Dwight, whose students represent 38 nationali...

Updated : 2015.05.27 21:04

Korea’s first electricity plant site found in palace

The site of Korea’s first electricity plant was found during an archaeological excavation at Gyeongbokgung Palace, the Cultural Heritage Administration said on Wednesday. According to the state cultu...

Updated : 2015.05.27 20:51

Only one way out at ‘Code Escape’

Imagine being led, blindfolded, down a hall and into a room behind a big wooden door. The door’s lock clicks, and music begins blaring from the speakers. You take off the blindfold, and the digital c...

Updated : 2015.05.27 20:43

7 world-renowned chefs demonstrate love for food

Seven internationally renowned star chefs gathered at the JW Marriott Seoul, making for something of a culinary “Avengers” team, to participate in the hotel’s Culinary Art event, a global gourmet p...

Updated : 2015.05.27 20:42