[Weekender] Macau much more than casino chips

MACAU -- China’s autonomous region of Macau is one of Asia’s top tourist destinations to enjoy gambling, entertainment and nightlife. The mesmerizing nighttime view of extravagant casinos shows why...

Updated : 2018.11.08 17:38

[Weekender] Artistry of fermented seafood

Jeotgal, or salt-fermented seafood, continues to be loved Next time you are in Seoul, pay a visit to the heart of the city. Take a gander at Dongdaemun Gate, and tumble onto Jongno 5-ga, where you w...

Updated : 2018.11.08 17:31

[Weekender] Fishy business: Know your garibi from your eorigul

Though the phrase “pickled seafood” may not sound so appetizing to the uninitiated, savor jeotgal, the fruits of days, weeks or even months of preparation, and everything changes . Jeotgal is salt...

Updated : 2018.11.08 16:39

[Weekender] Korean medicine: How it all comes together

Lee Noh-hyun, 32, who introduces himself as a “taeeumin,” or a person with the taeeum physiological type, said he has been trying to eat more beef and less chicken and pork since he was told of his...

Updated : 2018.11.01 16:59

[Weekender] No more chicken? Getting pulse read in Korean medicine and matching dietary habits

The contents in this article are subjective and not intended as a professional recommendation. – Ed. Believe it or not, I am to stay away from chicken. Or at least that was the result of my recent...

Updated : 2018.11.01 16:13

[Weekender] Traditional Korean medicine a game changer in medical tourism industry

It has been a decade since South Korea started issuing short-term visas for foreigners seeking medical treatment here as part of measures to boost medical tourism. Since then, the medical tourism ma...

Updated : 2018.11.01 16:06

[Weekender] Homeless animals in Korea: Finding homes for those who fall through the cracks

Emily Doran, an English teacher in Seoul, has found homes for more than 140 dogs over the past two years -- many of them “last-day dogs” from city shelters, where unclaimed strays can be killed aft...

Updated : 2018.10.25 17:12

[Weekender] Seoulites seek coexistence with stray cats

Change is taking place on the streets of Seoul for human-cat cohabitation. The Seoul city government’s stray cat policy centers on population control, but there’s more to homeless cats’ lives tha...

Updated : 2018.10.25 16:32

[Weekender] College students extend helping hands for feral cats

A stray kitten named “Popo” died after someone laced its food with rat poison and other chemicals. Another cat hid after suffering in a similar way. Last spring, there was even a couple trying to...

Updated : 2018.10.25 15:16

[Weekender] Hiking a national pastime with benefits, consequences

Hiking is a hugely popular pastime in Korea, with 32 million of the 51.6 million population said to visit a mountain at least once a year. Hiking’s popularity, and older generations’ apparently lo...

Updated : 2018.10.18 17:08

[Weekender] Keeping the mountain trails alive

Every autumn, a chunk of the population rushes to the mountains to enjoy the breathtaking hues of the fall foliage, but a number of environmentally unfriendly habits that they bring along have been p...

Updated : 2018.10.18 16:56

[Weekender] Mountaineering clothing climbs down to city life

Korea is a mountainous country with mountains taking up 70 to 80 percent of the land mass. Though downtown areas may barely hint at the presence of mountains amid the skyscrapers and traffic, there ...

Updated : 2018.10.18 15:43

[Weekender] Why BTS matters: From desert to ocean to world

In June, BTS’ “Magic Shop” blared through a crisis residential center in the central US. And it wasn’t a BTS fan who requested the song full of a hopeful message. A 20-something male survivor of ...

Updated : 2018.10.12 10:33

[Weekender] What’s behind BTS’ iconic message of ‘Love Yourself’

When BTS gave a speech themed on self-love at the United Nations General Assembly in New York in late September, fans were proud to see their idols at such a high-profile event that further propelled...

Updated : 2018.10.12 10:04

[Weekender] Rapidly-expanding universe of BTS merchandise sweeping global market

As BTS’ rising global presence sends its brand value soaring the group is putting out an ever-expanding array of merchandise. At the forefront of the endeavor is Line Friends’ BT21 -- a collection...

Updated : 2018.10.11 15:19