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South Korea Ferry Disaster: Hundreds Missing, Several Dead

BY HYUNG-JIN KIM and YOUKYUNG LEE SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea’s southern coast on Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least four people […]

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Last Day Of CNY! 19 Jaw-Dropping Lantern Festival Photos

BY WENDY HUNG This year’s Valentine’s Day also marks the date of the Lantern Festival in Taiwan. As a Taiwanese, this is one celebration which I carry with enormous pride as it’s simply oh-so-pretty! Sure, lion dances and firecrackers in my grandparents’ old city certainly represented all the joy and love about Chinese New Year. But […]

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[WATCH VIDEO] Johnnie Walker House To Open In Seoul

BY TEAM JST Following the success of the award winning Johnnie Walker Houses in Shanghai and Beijing, creative agency LOVE has now designed a third House for Diageo in Seoul. Just being launched, the super deluxe whisky embassy is described by LOVE in design terms as “The most ambitious Johnnie Walker House to-date”. Shanghai and Beijing Houses have generated […]

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Asian Celebrities to Showcase Australia to 30 Million in Greater China

Tourism Australia has enlisted the support of popular Hong Kong actor and ‘cantopop’ singer Ekin Cheng to showcase Cairns and Sydney’s best tourism experiences in a new television travel series aimed at encouraging more visitors from Greater China. The star will be joined by fellow Asian celebrities Andy Chan Siu Chun, Jacqueline Wong and Lai Yi Wong […]

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Psy As South Korea’s Tourism Ambassador…Gangnam Style

BY TEAM JST Of course, we saw this coming. With “Gangnam Style” being the most watched video at 1.5 billion views on YouTube and his recent “Gentlman” garnering more than 244 million views already, Psy is the official tourism ambassador for South Korea. As CNN reports, KTO (Korea Tourism Organization) indicates Psy will most likely […]

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Intro to Coffee at Coffee-Intro in Seoul, Korea

BY YUNA CHONG I was literally introduced to the world of coffee outside Starbucks, Coffee Bean, Dunkin Donuts, and McDonalds in this quaint little coffee shop on one of Apgujeong’s many small streets. Shame, that Coffee-Intro isn’t exposed to the wider public…but then again, the thought of big money polluting this and other coffee boutiques […]

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Creative Korean Dining Bar, Perfect for Any Occasion

BY HYERIN PARK I do miss going out in Seoul – more specifically, having good drinks with good food. For Koreans, it’s difficult to imagine drinking without a number of mouthwatering dishes laid around the table. What’s interesting, to me, is that it’s not really the drinks accompanying the food, as the French would think of […]

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