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7-11’s to start offering travel packages

Beginning today, 7-11's across the country will be rolling out a bold plan to use the store's large presence in Thailand in a brand new way. "We've been the go-to resource for tourists for years," said...

Khao San Road to start charging admission

In a response to declining revenues from backpackers, the Merchants of Khao San Road Association (MKSRA) has decided to start charging a 20 baht (about $0.67 USD) admission fee to enter Khao San Road. The...

Interview: a professional Konglish writer

Author's note: A few days ago, I had the privilege to meet Mu Jil Seo (무질서), a professional Korean writer, of sorts. The interview is paraphrased, not quoted, as the interview happened without a tape...

Siri to not be offered on the Korean iPhone 4S

Apple Korea recently announced that Siri, the personal secretary embedded within the company’s newest phone, will not be part of the Korean iPhone 4S. While the phone is coming to Korea next...

Korean woman assaulted in Itaewon

A 22-year-old Korean girl was found unconscious near Itaewon station late Saturday evening. According to official police reports, she had a confrontation with a number of foreigners, although no Korean could...

US set to claim West Sea, East Sea

Original photo credit: mapsofworld.com Following South Korea's campaign to rename the Sea of Japan to the Korean-favored 'East Sea', the United States is set to do the same. While the rest of the world may...

New generation of Koreans not learning Korean squat

Photo credit: Sarai"It's a little embarassing," says one mother, who asked to remain anonymous. Her 5 year old boy, identified only by his English nickname Speedy, has yet to learn the 'Korean squat'. While...

Foreigner arrested for not wearing red

A foreigner was arrested Saturday during South Korea's win over Greece at the World Cup. Samuel Kigens, 26, was held on one charge of indecent clothing. According to Chief Director of Police, Lee Dae Min, he...

New beers to be imported to Korea

Photo credit: BuzzPlayWith the rise of the beer market in Korea, several well-known brands of foreign beer will soon be appearing in Korean supermarkets. Pabst Blue Ribbon, Natural Light, and Milwaukee's Best...