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Reporter : Ko Dong-hwan
Mon, May 29, 2023 | 17:05
Jeju seeks to charge entry fee for tourists
Jeju Island is considering legislation that would require visitors to pay tourism fees to support environmental sustainability. The fees will include 1,500 won ($1) per night for tourists, 5,000 won per day for those renting a car - 10,000 won for a minivan - and five percent of the fee for renting a bus, according to the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province. It said each vis...
Lawmakers seek to make public identities of drunk drivers
Lawmakers are moving to make public the identities of intoxicated drivers whose illegal driving results in death of another person. The information has so far remained anonymous to the public. The move comes as Bae Seung-ah, a nine-year-old elementary school student, was killed in Daejeon by a drunk driver identified by the surname Bang, 66, while walking on the street. Three...
Overcrowding on Gimpo Goldline metro causes concern
The Gimpo Goldline - an automated, unmanned metro service opened in 2019 - has become unable to handle demand, leading to dangerous overcrowding in train stations. The new train line connects Gimpo, west of Seoul in Gyeonggi Province, to the capital's subway system via Gimpo International Airport Station. Its two-carriage trains have been derided as a “mini-subway.” But the t...
Google ordered to release shared user information
Korea's top court ruled Thursday that Google must make public its classified records of user information they sent to third parties, including United States government agencies. The ruling came almost a decade after a group of Korean plaintiffs filed a complaint suit against the multinational tech company in 2014.
Hot-selling K-pop CDs create mountains of plastic waste
Although K-pop CDs are still selling in large quantities in Korea, they are also turning into a massive amount of plastic waste. Buyers apparently discard them because it is not the disks themselves that they want. Indeed, what they want are the various bonus materials enclosed within the albums and singles.
Gangneung wildfire kills one, burns over 40 homes; 1,000 people evacuated
A wildfire raged through Korea's eastern coastal city of Gangneung, Tuesday, amid gusty winds and arid conditions, destroying over 100 structures, including around 40 homes, and displacing over 1,000 people. Firefighters and emergency workers extinguished the flames in the evening, some eight hours after the blaze began.
Zurich, Oslo and Canberra top smart cities index
The Swiss city of Zurich took first place in this year's new smart city index jointly published by an independent academic institution in Switzerland and a Seoul-based global smart city facilitator. The Swiss city was followed by Oslo, Austria and Canberra, Australia.
Renowned French photographer to shoot Busan for Expo promotion
Picturesque photos and drone-shot videos of Busan, eager to host the World Expo 2030 in a race with three other cities, have served as a critical part of visually promoting the city to the world so far. Now, a new unique set of images is expected to come along, raising anticipation over how Korea's biggest port city will be portrayed to the world.
BIE envoys wrap up inspection to assess Busan's Expo bid
BUSAN - A delegation from the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) wrapped up its five-day assessment, Thursday, of Busan's bid to host World Expo 2030.
BIE delegation inspects Busan's main venue for 2030 Expo
BUSAN - An inspection team from the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) in Korea on Wednesday visited Busan North Port, which has been the backbone of the city's economy since 1876, and is the proposed main venue and centerpiece of the World Expo 2030. The BIE Enquiry Mission arrived at Busan Port International Exhibition and Convention Center (BPEX) in the morning, wh...
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