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Han Sang-Cheol: Alpinist & Prolific Poet of Sijo
Bank Official Becomes Alpinist and Mountain Poet
At the age of 71, he still enjoys mountain climbing. He used to be a serious alpinist scaling world's major peaks. He has been a highly productive poet of sijo, the three-verse traditional Korean poem. ...

Camarata's 7th Annual Gala Event
"Fall into Music" — Camarata Gala Night

Enjoy Night of Singing, Networking, Friendship at Hyatt
The Camarata Music Company will host its seventh annual Gala Concert, “Fall into Music.” Come out and enjoy a night of music, performances, networking and friendship, with performances ...

Costa Rica Marks 197th Independence Day
Envoy Rodolfo Solano Quiros Proud of Its Free Health Care, Pristine Environment, Top-Quality Coffee
By Tariq Patras
Special Correspondent
The 2018 Costa Rican Independence Day was meaningfully observed in Seoul on Oct. 8 (Monday), 2018 as elsewhere in the world as well as in Costa Rica. The celebrants ...

From Hitler Restaurant to Sex Hotel and a Growing Madness
By Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury
Something must have gone wrong in Thailand. Shockingly, fascist dictator Adolf Hitler has become a craze amongst a section of the Thai populace. In a particularly popular design, Hitler is transformed ...

Op-Ed Special
US Should Stop Meddling in Spratly Dispute

Special Contribution
By Thomas L. Knapp
On Sept. 30, 2018 a US Navy destroyer, the USS Decatur, sailed within 12 miles of the Gaven and Johnson reefs in the South China Sea's Spratly Islands. Twelve miles being the "territorial waters" limit ...

US-China Trade Conflict Drags On: Latest Implocations for Real Estate
The U.S. and China remain mired in a protracted trade conflict with no resolution in sight. This MarketFlash revisits CBRE’s initial assessment first published several months ago and presents our ...

Denying the Allegations of Forceful Conversion
Special Contribution
By Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury
While a number of sources in India clearly trashed the allegations brought against Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), an Indian right-wing, Hindu nationalist, paramilitary volunteer ...

"ICCK Diwali Ball 2018" Planned in Seoul Nov. 9
Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights, Brings Prosperity
The Indian Chamber of Commerce in Korea (ICCK) is organizing a delightful and colorful "black-tie" event "ICCK Diwali Ball 2018" in Seoul in November, ICCK announced recently. Diwali, or ...

CSIS Commentary
China, US Choose Between 4 “Cs” Conflict, Containment Vs. Competition, Cooperation

Special Contribution
By Anthony H. Cordesman
It is always hard to separate strategic posturing from strategic reality, but the last year has seen a steady deterioration in U.S. and Chinese relations. Economic relations have deteriorated to the ...

POK Editor Bats for More Exchanges
By Nava Thakuria
Special Correspondent
Guwahati: leaving aside all differences, a Pakistan occupied Kashmir (POK) based editor-journalist favours more people-to-people contact and exchange of ideas between all parts of ...

Indian Community Celebrates Ganesh (Chaturthi) Festival at Seoul National University
Ganesh Chaturthi, one of the most colorful national festivals of India, was celebrated in South Korea at Seoul National University by Indian communities on 16th September to honor the elephant headed God ...

Duqm Airport Begins Commercial Operations
Duqm Airport, Oman’s third airport in importance, officially began commercial operations on Monday, September 17, 2018, as announced by the Ministry of Transport and Communications. The recently ...

Legitimacy of Kashmir Struggle of Independence
The Kashmir is one of the beautiful and strategically located valley with abundant natural resources, at present 2/3 of Kashmir in occupied by India and 1/3 in control of Pakistan. Kashmir struggle of ...

Updated US-Korea FTA Signed by Moon, Trump
After months of vigorous but respectful negotiations, an improved, updated Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) was signed by South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. ...

Bangladesh Envoy All Out for Ties with S. Korea
The Seoul Times has recently interviewed Bangladesh Ambassador to South Korea Abida Islam, who started her ambassadorial duty early in 2018. The lady ambassador has been ...

Shinzo Abe Rolls On
Has Saudis Officially Abolished Slavery Really?
North Korea Should Not Miss the Opportunity
John Bolton Vs. International Criminal Court: A Simple Solution
Pakistan Rides on Camel’s Back
Companies from China Dominate Forbes Asia's Fabulous 50 List
Busan, South Korea is Lonely Planet’s Best Place to Visit in Asia for 2018
After SAARC Is BIMSTEC and What Is Next?
Thai Investment Seminar Held in Seoul
Avert Coming Danger: Proven Way to Restore US Presidency


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Among hundreds of plastic surgery clinics clustered in Seoul’s Gangnam area, Mecca of South Korea’s medical industry, Grand Plastic Surgery Clinic stands out. Equipped with state-of-the-art medical facilities and top-notch skills its 31 highly specialized doctors meet their patients, both locals and foreigners in its own system of one-stop service that ... more
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Harry Lime's Vienna
So what if it is the city of Mozart, Strauss, Haydn, Beethoven, Klimt, the majestic Schonbrunn Palace, the exquisite baroque Belvedere, and all the glories of Hapsburg indulgence! Call me a lowbrow , a philistine if you like, but I wasnt lured ... more
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