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  1. Launching culture on the world means breaking language barrier

    Posted Aug 28th 2005, 12:00am by Kevin Kwong

    ... has chosen to launch its Performing Arts Market in Seoul (Pams) this October, despite similar events being held in China, Japan and Singapore. 'The government has now made it its business ... by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Korean Culture and Arts Foundation, and co-organised by the National Association of Cultural & Arts Centres. It's ...

  2. A woman's place

    Posted Jul 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung, Seoul My best friend's five-year-old daughter, who attends an expensive private nursery school in Seoul, was recently told by her class teacher to draw pictures ... in Seoul's fashionable southern district, and it is likely to be swarming with women, young and old. They have too much money, too much time and too little to do. Often it seems that the more ...

  3. Luxury makeover for restless Seoul

    Posted Oct 12th 2005, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... Andrew Salmon Foreign and local developers have designs on upscale lifestyle Observing the cranes dominating Seoul's smoggy skyline as South Korea prepared for the 1988 Olympics, expatriates used to joke: Will this city ever be finished? Apparently not. With Asia's third-largest economy belatedly prioritising quality of life, Seoul's bleak architecture is getting ...

  4. Schofield finishes third in Seoul

    Posted May 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Glyn Schofield finished third in the opening round of the jockeys' invitation meeting in Seoul yesterday, marking the opening of the Asian Racing Conference. Schofield rode Fournine and came in third behind local rider Park Tae-jong on Arirangchampion and Shin Hyoung-chul on Spade. Of the other visiting riders, Michael Cahill finished sixth, Larry Cassidy ...

  5. Expats enjoy 'cosy' HK

    Posted Oct 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... Robin Lynam HONGKONGERS may regard their home as a big city, but its Korean residents tend to take a different view. Seoul, after all, is in the top 10 of the largest cities in the world. 'Hong Kong seems quite small and cosy to me,' said former Seoul resident Annie Park Joo-youn, who lives here with her English journalist husband Jon Marsh and their two children. Ms Park ...

  6. Nation in shock after rockers drop trousers on TV

    Posted Aug 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung in Seoul Band members are arrested and the network apologises The social mores of Asia's most strictly Confucian society have been rudely shaken by the televised antics of two rock stars. The incident happened on Music Camp, a live television broadcast watched by tens of thousands of schoolchildren, when members of indie band the Couch dropped ...

  7. Seoul interest

    Posted Aug 09th 2005, 12:00am by Kevin Kwong

    ... a year ago, the Hong Kong Fringe Club said it was hoping to boost the number of local artists it would take to the Seoul Fringe, an independent arts festival held over a fortnight in the heart ... artists will be Seoul (with one local reporter)- the smallest contingent to attend the event since the Fringe first took part in 2002. Last year, eight representatives from Hong Kong went. Unlike ...

  8. Seoul seeks a capital change from China

    Posted Jan 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung in Seoul The mayor of Seoul has called on China to change the name it uses to refer to the South Korean capital and has suggested an alternative Chinese designation for the city. Chinese refer to Seoul by its ancient name Hancheng but Mayor Lee Myung-bak said this term had largely fallen out of use. 'Over 100 years have passed since Seoul itself used the name ...

  9. MTR assures safety after Seoul train drama

    Posted Nov 12th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani The MTR Corporation said yesterday its train door safety standards met international requirements after an incident in Seoul where a woman was dragged several metres after her clothing was caught in the doors. Closed-circuit cameras at a metro station in Seoul showed the woman boarding a train on Thursday morning with her child in a pram when the doors began ...

  10. Seoul calling in PR professionals to raise its profile abroad

    Posted Nov 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung in Seoul South Korean culture might be riding high in Hong Kong, but Seoul is so worried about the nation's image in the US that it has set aside US$1.2 million to woo influential figures and encourage positive reporting of the country. Seoul's Foreign Ministry has asked the parliamentary Unification, Foreign Affairs and Trade Committee for the funds to hire ...




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