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Gwangju’s Alleycon promises bigger, better

The Alleycon comic-con in Gwangju kicked off to such success last year that organizers have found an even bigger venue for the second edition of the event, to be held in September. This year, the conv...

Updated : 2014.07.29 20:40

‘View from Here’ a mirror to the human condition

After months of crowdfunding, editing and slogging through Korean mudflats, expat filmmaker Kevin Lambert screened his full-length feature “The View from Here” and short comedy “Caliban’s” at Seo...

Updated : 2014.07.29 20:38

Free CPR training session

The Yeoksam Global Village Center is offering a free CPR training session on Aug. 7 from 4-6 p.m.Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is an emergency procedure used to preserve the brain function of a person in cardiac arrest until further medical treatment is administered to restore blood circul...

Updated : 2014.07.29 20:37

Rights group puts North Korean art on display

The Citizens’ Alliance for North Korean Human Rights will set up a multimedia display on human rights issues of children in North Korea from Aug. 6-11.“Kkotjebi in Bloom: North Korean Children’s Flight to Freedom” at Gallery IS in Insa-dong will focus on homelessness in the North and t...

Updated : 2014.07.29 20:37

Applications open for foreign student futsal tournament

Maniac University Sports Town continues the competitive spirit of the World Cup with the first Globald Cup futsal tournament on Aug. 15 at Suwon World Cup Stadium. Foreign exchange students from across the globe will compete in teams formed based on nationality and region. Each team can ha...

Updated : 2014.07.29 20:37

Some 90 bishops to accompany pope to S. Korea

About 90 bishops from around the world will accompany Pope Francis on his visit to South Korea next month, the preparation committee for the papal visit said Monday."Some 90 bishops, including 30 in the pope's entourage and 60 from other Asian countries, will attend various events during t...

Updated : 2014.07.28 15:54

Joint committee to seek UNESCO status for Buddhist mountain temples

South Korea is stepping up efforts to inscribe the nation’s traditional Buddhist mountain temples as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites with the founding of a new association to facilitate and over...

Updated : 2014.07.27 19:21

Calendar

FestivalsThe Great Battle of Hansan Festival: The festival commemorates Korea’s historic victory in the Hansan sea battle during the Joseon period. The Joseon fleet commanded by Adm. Yi Sun-sin battl...

Updated : 2014.07.25 21:23

To the end of the line

On a recent Friday evening at Seoul Station, tickets for almost every train, including standing tickets, were sold out. At the Express Bus Terminal, meanwhile, tickets had been gobbled up for buses to...

Updated : 2014.07.25 21:03

Lotte World Adventure celebrates 25 years with ‘Let’s Dream’ parade

In celebration of 25 years, Lotte World Adventure theme park is holding its special “Let’s Dream” nightly parade, the world’s first multimedia show and parade. The parade took approximately two ye...

Updated : 2014.07.25 21:00

Four Seasons to open hotel in Dubai

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced it will open a new hotel at Jumeirah Beach in Dubai in December. The five-story hotel is comparatively low amid the city’s high-rise towers, but provides larger room space than neighboring luxury hotels. The glass wall offers a panoramic sea view ...

Updated : 2014.07.25 20:59

Lotte City Hotel opens in Guro

Lotte Hotels and Resorts opened its 10th business hotel in Guro on Wednesday. Located in the Guro Digital Valley, a cluster of IT companies in western Seoul, the 20-story new hotel has 283 guestrooms, a buffet restaurant C’Caf, meeting rooms and a gym. Wi-Fi is available in every guestroo...

Updated : 2014.07.25 20:59

KTO offers four-day travel program

The Korea Tourism Organization invites foreigners on a four-day tour program under the new travel campaign “Imagine your Korea,” launched this week. Foreigners may apply online at www.tourimagination.com until Aug. 31, and the KTO will invite 16 of them. Those invited will have the chanc...

Updated : 2014.07.25 20:59

[Herald Interview] Gontran Cherrier opens first Seoul bakery

Within four years, Paris-based baker Gontran Cherrier has grown a solitary bakery into an international, multi-location behemoth. While people can now gnaw on Cherrier’s creations in countries as far...

Updated : 2014.07.25 20:59

[Weekender] Around the hotel

Peruvian Food Festival at Grand Hyatt Seoul Grand Hyatt Seoul’s signature restaurant The Terrace is inviting guests to a culinary tour of authentic Peruvian cuisine. The Peruvian Food Festival, co-ho...

Updated : 2014.07.25 20:56