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  1. Seoul

    Posted Aug 09th 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... (hence, the modern name Korea) dynasty to establish his own Yi dynasty. The capital he founded, Seoul, was built within a cradle of mountains around a series of palaces. Of five extant palaces, ... and grounds. Today, it's a forested oasis in the centre of the city, with pavilions and lotus ponds. Information about the city is available at the Seoul Help Centre for Foreigners in City Hall ...

  2. Seoul

    Posted May 21st 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... Andrew Salmon Seoul could never be considered one of Asia's great destinations for a bargain but it does boast some of the region's largest and liveliest markets. A good-quality ... guide, the smaller but equally chaotic Namdaemun may be a better bet. Namdaemun Market (subway: Seoul Station) is a fascinating labyrinth in which to lose yourself and watch people, as well ...

  3. Business as usual despite missile crisis

    Posted Jun 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... companies are located in the area. But as part of a public relations drive to attract foreign investors, Seoul last week invited more than 100 foreign businesspeople and diplomats to tour the site. Seoul is hoping to lure investors with wages that compete with countries like China and Vietnam. 'Let's face it, one of the reasons why this all works is because of the low ...

  4. Seoul, a sparkling example of environmental recovery

    Posted Jun 06th 2006, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford Seoul has been held up as a guiding light through the smog that frequently shrouds Hong Kong's famous skyline. While the experience in the South Korean capital is far different, Seoul's mayoral office believes there are always lessons that can be learned and adapted. Under the leadership of outgoing mayor Lee Myung-bak, the city has experienced a dramatic ...

  5. Return of army base 'liberates' Seoul

    Posted Aug 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... After 124 years, freed up plot to become city's Central Park In the heart of Seoul there is a piece of land that could be mistaken for small-town America. It has everything, from its ... of communication in that pre-railway age,' said Andrei Lankov lecturer in the Asian studies faculty of the Australian National University. As Seoul emerged from the civil war, Yongsan, then hosting US ...

  6. Seoul

    Posted Aug 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... Andrew Salmon Byeokjae Galbi 205 Bangi Dong, Songpa-Gu This Korean grill in southern Seoul is a little out of the way, but well worth the effort. The decor isn't fancy, but the meats- ... with a sashimi knife, and yuk hoe (raw beef served with pear and garlic) are popular. Expect to pay about US$50 each. If you can't make it to southern Seoul, there's a branch of the restaurant ...

  7. Frenchman is father of dead babies in freezer

    Posted Jul 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung in Seoul A French expatriate living in Seoul who reported finding the bodies of two babies in his freezer has been identified as the father. Jean Louis Courjault, who works for a car parts manufacturer in the South Korean capital, reported finding the two corpses last week after interrupting his holiday in France to return to Seoul for work. Tests were subsequently ...

  8. Boontheshop

    Posted Feb 19th 2006, 12:00am by Vivienne Tang

    ... Vivienne Tang Where? The four-storey boutique is located in the heart of Seoul's trendiest district, Chungdam-dong. Launched in 2000, it was the first cutting-edge multibrand fashion ... a chic cafe and a gallery, where exhibitions are held. Boontheshop is at 16, 89-3, Chungdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea, tel: 82 2 542 8006; www.boontheshop.com. ...

  9. History being rewritten, say S Koreans

    Posted Sep 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... angry protests on the peninsula, with accusations that Seoul is failing to pursue the issue for fear of upsetting Beijing. At the centre of the historical dispute is the kingdom of Balhae ... in Seoul, with protesters calling on Koreans to boycott China as a travel destination. The claims have also been condemned by South Korean politicians across the political divide. 'The ...

  10. Seoul's factories in North Korea make for trouble with US

    Posted May 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung in Kaesong, South Korea A public spat between Seoul and Washington over a flagship inter-Korean economic project has highlighted their deep divisions over the policy ... cheap North Korean labour. Kaesong is a model of North-South co-operation, but it has also become one of the most high-profile points of conflict between Washington and Seoul over North Korea ...




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