Everything you need to know about Korean alcohol

【 Photo: Variety of Korea’s traditional liquors and wines 】

For Koreans, alcohol is a lifelong companion in times of sorrow and joy. Korean people have enjoyed making their own liquor from healthy ingredients since ancient times. Traditional liquor is often called yakju (약주), literally meaning “medicinal alcohol,” as light to moderate alcohol use is believed to have health benefits and is offered from one person to another as a way to cherish friendships.

What is Koreans’ lifelong companion in times of sorrow and joy?

For Koreans, alcohol is a lifelong companion in times of sorrow and joy.

Korean people have enjoyed making their own liquor from healthy ingredients since ancient times.

Traditional liquor is often called yakju (약주), literally meaning “medicinal alcohol,” as light to moderate alcohol use is believed to have health benefits and is offered from one person to another as a way to cherish friendships.

Sydney journey for 'The Journey of Time' begins

A Korean contemporary craft exhibition ‘The Journey of Time’ featuring 86 works by 23 eminent artisans and artists from Korea is open till 14 September 2018.

This exhibition hosted by the Korean Cultural Centre(Director Sojeong Park) explores a good selection of contemporary Korean craft which reflects the notion of time of nature, human and objects.

‘The Journey of Time’ illustrates the distinctive and exceptional hybrid qualities that embrace past and present Korean craft.

Korea-China exhibition

Artists from South Korea and China plan to open a joint exhibition next month showcasing their representative works on Korea's southern island of Jeju, which is beloved by many Chinese tourists.

"Jeju Paints Asia," organized by Jeju-based Asia Art Management Association, brings together seven Korean and five Chinese artists. It is the private group's second showcase, following last year's successful inaugural exhibit to mark the 25th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two nations and the 10th anniversary of the addition of Jeju to the UNESCO's World Heritage list.

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Art sold in Korean auctions in 1st half fetches 103 bln won

Art traded by nine Korean auction companies in the first half recorded sales of around 103 billion won (US$91.8 million), data compiled by the Korea Art Price Appraisal Association showed Tuesday.

Seoul Auction recorded the biggest art sales of 61.8 billion won, or some 60 percent of the total, followed by K Auction with 35.1 billion won, or 34 percent.

A total of 12,820 art pieces were put up for auction, among which 8,815 found new owners, recording a 68.8 percent successful bidding rate.

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Who are the ‘Red Devils’?

The Red Devils are the official supporters club of South Korea’s national soccer team aka ‘ Taegeuk Warriors’.

The history of the Red Devils of South Korea goes back to when a fan club for the national soccer team established in 1995 as Korea Supporters Club changed its name to the Red Devils in 1997.

In the 2002 World Cup, which Korea co-hosted with Japan, the Red Devils stirred a sensation, supporting the national team to advance to the semifinals for the first, and so far only, time in the team’s history. 

S. Korea's tourism industry moving to accommodate rise in Muslim visitors

The government and private companies alike are moving to accommodate a rise in Muslim tourists who have become a new source of growth for South Korea's tourism industry that has been hit hard by the departure of Chinese travelers, with calls being made to overcome shortcomings in local infrastructure critical to meet the new influx.

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