Jung-Gu, Seoul

HK resident plays a pivotal role in Pusan's international movie festival

Michelle Yeoh Choo-kheng and director Feng Xiaogang are among the headline attractions at the Pusan International Film Festival this year, but there is a local connection to the South Korean event that stretches back over more than five years.

Tuesday, 2 October, 2007, 12:00am

Seoul offers inspiration for city, argue planners

The newly established development bureau was not structurally favourable to sustainable development, said planners who urged the bureau to learn from Seoul's experience and develop Hong Kong in a creative way.

27 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Seoul, a sparkling example of environmental recovery

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.

6 Jun 2006 - 12:00am


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.

21 May 2006 - 12:00am


Myeongdong (meaning 'bright place') is living up to its name, with young crowds regularly flocking to South Korea's shopping Shangri-la. This chaotic and vibrant district has earned its stripes as Seoul's trendiest shopping area.

12 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Pedestrian rights

Morning rush-hour traffic around Seoul City Hall has been more hectic than usual of late; one main street in the area has been closed and large-scale construction started at the plaza in front of the hall on Monday.

5 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Stormy waters

Beginning next month, Seoul will witness perhaps the most ambitious and controversial construction project in its 600-year history. On Tuesday, the Cheonggyecheon Stream Restoration Project will get under way with the dismantling of a 5km elevated highway linking central Seoul and the northeast districts.

27 Jun 2003 - 12:00am