SBS: Sydney’s Chinese New Year Festival changed into Lunar Festival

Sydney's Chinese New Year Festival has been changed into Lunar Festival despite a call for protecting heritage significance, according to the Australia’s national multicultural broadcaster.

SBS has published an article on its website as follows:

“The Sydney Chinese New Year Festival has been changed into the Sydney Lunar Festival - a change emphasised on the City of Sydney council's information page previewing the event slated for February.

Korean Gov't to build Korean Literature Museum in Seoul's Northwestern district

The government said Thursday it will construct the country's first-ever national museum to promote Korean literature in northwestern Seoul.

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced that land where a state-invested housing complex for journalists was once located in Seoul's Eunpyeong district was finally chosen to be the location of the National Museum of Korean Literature.

The government will spend 60 billion won (US$53.6 million) to complete the museum by 2022.

Former member of 4Minute recreates herself as stand-alone singer-songwriter

Jeon Ji-yoon was not one of the better-known members of 4Minute, an award-winning female K-pop dance group that disbanded in 2016.

Now, as a solo artist who has no big-name management agency to promote her in the hectic K-pop industry, the 28-year-old is free to channel her true personal inspirations into her music without much concern for mainstream popularity.

DMZ Peace Train

The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) is a weapons-free buffer zone between North and South Korea. The area was established on July 27, 1953 when the Armistice Agreement was signed during the Korean War, and includes the 2km-wide stretch of land both north and south of the line. The DMZ extends largely from Gyeonggi-do to Gangwon-do, including seven different cities and smaller counties of Paju, Yeoncheon, Cheorwon, Hwacheon, Yanggu, Inje and Goseong.

DMZ Peace Train

The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) is a weapons-free buffer zone between North and South Korea. The area was established on July 27, 1953 when the Armistice Agreement was signed during the Korean War, and includes the 2km-wide stretch of land both north and south of the line. The DMZ extends largely from Gyeonggi-do to Gangwon-do, including seven different cities and smaller counties of Paju, Yeoncheon, Cheorwon, Hwacheon, Yanggu, Inje and Goseong.

Korea’s BEST 5 Fall Foliage Sites

Cooling temperatures followed by the changing leaves from the vibrant greens of summer to a rich palette of red, orange, and yellow signal the arrival of autumn. Although numerous areas across Korea offer brilliant displays of fall foliage, the mountains are still considered a quintessential destination. 

Seoul Lantern Festival

The 10th anniversary of the Seoul Lantern Festival will take you on a journey along the path of light. The lanterns show the life of Seoul from Joseon Dynasty to the imaginary city of the future. Come and celebrate Seoul's yesterday, today and tomorrow! 

 

When
Nov. 2, 2018 ~ Nov. 18, 2018

Location
Cheonggyecheon Plaza to Supyogyo Bridge (1.2 km)
14, Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Transportation
[Subway] 
Jonggak Station (Line 1) Exit 4 or 5
Euljiro 1-ga Station (Line 2) Exit 2 or 3

Italian university opens Korean archive

A Korean archive has opened at the library of the Asian Studies Department of Sapienza University of Rome, a prestigious university in the Italian capital.

The opening ceremony for the archive, "Window on Korea," was held at the library on Tuesday, with about 300 professors and students attending.

The Korean archive was created under an agreement between the university library and the National Library of Korea. It is equipped with some 3,000 books about Korean language, literature and history, as well as Korean films, dramas and pop music in both online and DVD formats.

S. Korean president and BTS bring rare cultural event to France

South Korean President Moon Jae-in received possibly the most enthusiastic welcome he has ever enjoyed from a foreign population Sunday when he hosted a cultural event to mark his trip to France that offered a rare performance by famous South Korean boy group BTS.

Some 400 French officials and fans hailed both Moon and BTS in the event held in the heart of Paris to celebrate Moon's four-day state visit that began Saturday.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - K-Community
About Us | Contact Us | Home