Lippo plans South Korean resort venture with casino giant Caesars

The rapper Psy and his hit Gangnam Style is the latest example of the growing popularity of South Korean culture. Photo: Reuters

Lippo, the Hong Kong-listed investment group, plans to team up with joint venture partners including the American casino giant Caesars Entertainment to build a resort complex in South Korea.

Thursday, 24 January, 2013, 4:58am

Incheon plans entertainment hub to rival Macau

Developers hope the entertainment district's layout in the shape of a lucky "8" will help its appeal to Chinese tourists. Photo: SCMP

South Korea's Incheon city aims to transform a small fishing island off the country's west coast into a hub of tourism, shopping and gambling to rival Macau.

1 Nov 2012 - 7:41am

The rise of the smarter, cleaner city

We've all heard of smartphones, smart cars and even smart homes, but do we live in a smart city? Hong Kong has more embedded intelligence than most crowded megapolises, but its 'cashless society' innovations such as the Octopus smart card could soon be eclipsed by far more ambitious projects on the mainland.

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

India essential to credibility of Asian Games

India's presence at the Asian Games is essential to make the tournament 'meaningful', Asian Cricket Council chief executive Syed Ashraful Huq says.

31 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Vuitton gets closer to runway

Luxury brand Louis Vuitton reached a belated milestone last weekend with the opening of its first airport store. At more than 500 square metres, the retail space at Incheon International Airport in South Korea is larger than most luxury retail outlets at airport hubs.

16 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Incheon keeps squash, wushu in programme

Hong Kong can rest easy after sports like squash and wushu, traditionally key sources of medals, were retained for the next Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, in 2014.

A compromise was reached between the Olympic Council of Asia and the Incheon Games organisers whereby, instead of the required 35 sports, an extra sport was added, allowing much-needed leeway.

12 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Luxury makeover for restless Seoul

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?

12 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Ankrom looks past Incheon

Head coach Kevin Ankrom yesterday made it clear that he valued development for the future over any immediate accomplishments as expectations ran high for a medal breakthrough for Hong Kong at this year's Asian Championships.

30 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Sinochem renews bid to take over Korean refinery

Chinese state-run Sinochem Corp is one of a dozen entities from South Korea and overseas that have expressed intent to bid for Incheon Oil Refinery, according to officials at Incheon District Court.

13 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

South Korea aims to become hub of northeast Asia

Even the most casual visitor to South Korea will find it impossible to overlook the national ambition: billboards, LCD advertisements and press articles endlessly trumpet the country's plan to transform itself into the 'hub of northeast Asia'.

15 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Ambitious landings site

Fifty years ago, in Inchon bay off the west coast of Korea, General Douglas MacArthur launched a daring seaborne landing that saved South Korea from Communism.

26 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

Phantom vessel trader jailed

A South Korean trader has been jailed for three years for selling the stolen cargo from a phantom ship whose vanished crew members, recruited in Hong Kong, are believed to have been murdered.

31 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

Korean Air set to upgrade tracking

Korean Air is planning to launch a cargo tracking system using bar code technology to upgrade its information service to customers.

28 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Seoul plans cargo hubs

TWO high-technology cargo centres will be built beside the proposed Seoul-Inchon canal by 2000 at a cost of three trillion won (about HK$29.7 billion) in private investment.

This was revealed in a master plan jointly prepared by the Construction-Transportation Ministry and Korea Maritime Institute for the Seoul-Inchon canal project.

21 Aug 1995 - 12:00am