[Weekender] Grab-n-go snacks lure commuters at Korea’s subway stations

Every morning, the smell of freshly baked pastries fills the air of the underground corridors connecting Line 2 and Line 4 of Sadang Station in Seoul. The pleasant smell is enough to make even the bu...

Updated : 2018.01.12 14:40

[Weekender] Travel bits

Anseong Ice Fishing Fest Visitors are welcome to participate in various winter activities such as ice fishing, sledding, traditional winter games, barehanded fishing. Gwanghyewon Reservoir, the ven...

Updated : 2018.01.05 17:41

[Weekender] Around the hotels

Swellfish dishes at Millennium Seoul Hilton Millennium Seoul Hilton’s Japanese restaurant, Gengi, is offering a promotion of swellfish dishes, which are considered a delicacy in Japanese cuisine. T...

Updated : 2018.01.05 17:40

[Weekender] Paper planners maintain appeal in new year despite tech-savvy consumers

On the second day of the new year, shoppers bustled about one section of Kyobo Books’ Gwanghwamun branch. They were all shopping for planners, more familiarly called “diaries,” to help them set th...

Updated : 2018.01.05 16:53

[Weekender] Dear diary: Koreans’ undying love of putting pen to paper

What comes to your mind when you think of the term “diary?” For some, the word means a journal to write down reflections on the day. For others, the term covers a broader range of books: planners, ...

Updated : 2018.01.05 16:47

[Weekender] Pouring heart into diary for 15 years

Many welcome a new year with a new diary. Sadly, buying a diary is the easy part. Filling it can be much more difficult and many fall into disuse over the course of the year. While people buy plann...

Updated : 2018.01.05 16:28

[Weekender] Korea’s dynamic 2017

From North Korea’s nuclear weapons program nearing completion to the unprecedented impeachment of a president and a major earthquake, the year now drawing to a close has been a difficult one for Sou...

Updated : 2018.01.01 13:22

[Weekender] Christmas, a time of mix-and-match celebrations

Like most countries influenced by western culture, Christmas is a time of celebration in South Korea. The iconic Salvation Army red kettles appear at major thoroughfares and Christmas songs and deco...

Updated : 2017.12.22 17:25

[Weekender] For Koreans, ’tis a time for spending

For Koreans, Christmas comes with its own set of spending rituals. It is no surprise that the beloved holiday is accompanied by quasi-mandatory consumption patterns, in a country where specific date...

Updated : 2017.12.22 17:20

[Weekender] Light up the holiday nights: 4 must-visits to get in the Christmas mood

As 2017 nears its end, the city of Seoul comes alive with a mesmerizing blend of holiday lights and music echoing through the streets. For those still undecided on where to go on Christmas day, follo...

Updated : 2017.12.22 15:44

[Weekender] Celebrate Christmas early with private hotel parties

Christmas has become an expensive holiday for young people in Korea. Many restaurants dish out set course “Christmas Meals” at double usual prices. Lodgings are offered at exorbitant prices, amid ...

Updated : 2017.12.22 15:43

[Weekender] How do skyscrapers work?

Skyscrapers are not just buildings that are tall, but are the outcome of a complex combination of evolving technologies. From highly sophisticated engineering techniques to futuristic elements, today...

Updated : 2017.12.15 16:47

[Weekender] Skyscrapers altering skyline of Korea

With an unprecedented boom in construction of skyscrapers in South Korea, today’s tallest building in the country can never sit comfortably as candidates queue up to replace it. The 305-meter, 68-s...

Updated : 2017.12.15 16:33

[Weekender] South Korea’s skyscraper dream

Cloud-piercing skyscrapers filling the skylines are often held up as a symbol of a country’s economic power and technological development. Korea’s first high-rise 63 Building located in Yeouido, w...

Updated : 2017.12.15 15:24

[Weekender] Where soju tastes sweet, and folks reminisce on yesteryear

In director Lee Jang-ho’s 1980 film “A Fine, Windy Day,” the pojangmacha is a place where members of Seoul’s growing underclass meet daily to talk about their pains, gains and fantasies over chea...

Updated : 2017.12.08 17:20