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Peranakan Art On Display in Seoul

Peranakan Art On Display in Seoul

From March 19th to May 19th, Seoul's National Museum of Korea will display an impressive array of Peranakan art, a temporary export from Singapore's Peranakan Museum. Drawn from Peranakan culture of the 19th and 20th century, the artifacts and treasures on display will be accompanied by traditional cuisine and demonstrations of fashion.

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Seoul Witnesses First Female President

Seoul Witnesses First Female President

South Korea has much to celebrate, despite the looming shadow of North Korea, with the inauguration of Park Geun-Hye as President of South Korea in Seoul. Taking a firm stance on potential North Korean aggression or continued nuclear posturing, President Geun-Hye has all eyes on her as the first female president in a nation where women have not yet risen to the same roles as men.

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Korean Air Expands Colombo Route

Korean Air Expands Colombo Route

Seoul is a hotspot for travel, and Korean Air is ready to capitalize on it and simultaneously provide great opportunities for a few lucky travelers with their new route to Colombo set to launch on March 19th of 2013. This comes on the heels of numerous air service consultations between Sri Lanka and Korea, and may lead to additional routes in the future.

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Gangnam, Korea a Hot Travel Spot

Gangnam, Korea a Hot Travel Spot

No matter where in the world one might be, it's become thoroughly impossible to escape the song and associated dance, but some might even be surprised that Gangnam is an actual place, and though parodied quite heavily in the song, has become a bustling tourist attraction with a fine spread of restaurants and entertainment, a tourist hotspot for those willing to find it in Seoul.

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UN Human Rights Probe Pressures South Korea

UN Human Rights Probe Pressures South Korea

Needless to say, relations between Pyongyang and Seoul are a delicate matter, but the U.N.'s recent move to launch a human rights probe in North Korea has put undue pressure on Seoul, who must handle matters with their northern cousins quite carefully. A probe at this juncture, however well intended and even well received amongst the South Korean population, could have explosive effects on already icy relations.

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Seoul Creates Magok R&D Hub

Seoul Creates Magok R&D Hub

Seoul has designated an area of its Gangseo District as the Magok Industrial Complex. The Magok Complex is an area intended for Korean based companies and hopefully world players as well to set up shop for their R&D departments that will be convenient for young potential researchers getting out of school in Seoul.

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Seoul's Unique Coffee Shops

Seoul's Unique Coffee Shops

Korea sleepless population in Seoul has set up quite the market for Cafés and coffee shops and with the thousands of shops in the city it is no surprise that many have become quite unique to stand out. This includes Hello Kitty themed cafés as well as an underground comic café.

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Seoul Business Hotel Provides Smart Phone Keys

Seoul Business Hotel Provides Smart Phone Keys

A business hotel in Seoul has implemented a new key system for their room which involves a partnership with LG to provide smartphone keys that open doors, control temperature, lights and the television. Be careful if you rent one of these rooms and are prone to losing keys, it may just cost an arm and a leg to replace.

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National Museum of Korean Contemporary History Now Open

National Museum of Korean Contemporary History Now Open

Newly opened in Seoul is the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History displays the countries last 150 "modern" years of history in the $41.3 million dollar 6,445-square-meter museum. Although there is a little controversy over some gaps in the museums history lesson, the building does well to tell about the happy and successful history of Korea.

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Luxury Hotels in Seoul >

Best Seoul Hotel Rates

Imperial Palace Hotel

from 180.18 USD *

InterContinental Grand Seoul

from 216.93 USD *

The Ritz-Carlton, Seoul

from 302.15 USD *
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