Tag Archives: Jeongmae Choi

On-site cafeteria rapidly rises as Korea’s highly desired apartment amenity

by Jeongmae Choi WHAT’S HAPPENING The vast majority of Koreans eat meals at home, supplemented by occasional lunches in restaurants, food delivery or takeout. Now a new way of eating meals has appeared: apartment canteens. SK Leaders View, a high-end apartment building in Daegu, began offering a daily breakfast buffet in 2011. Both Korean and […]

Spares make way for nimbler solutions to the flat tire

by Jeongmae Choi WHAT’S HAPPENING In Korea and elsewhere, the full-size spare tire is becoming a thing of the past. Once considered essential, car manufacturers have come up with alternatives in order to increase gas mileage, cut costs and increase trunk space. Hyundai, Kia and Renault Samsung equip cars with a temporary tire, which is […]

World’s first commercial electric bus is running in Korea

by Jeongmae Choi WHAT’S HAPPENING Buses with no exhaust pipes are traveling the streets of Seoul, making the city greener and its air cleaner. The distinctive peanut-shaped electric bus runs on lithium-ion polymer batteries and can reach speeds of up to 100 km (62 miles) per hour (Segye Ilbo, 15 February 2011). A single charge, […]

Famine 24 Hours offers Korean teens exciting charity experience

by Jeongmae Choi WHAT’S HAPPENING Famine 24 Hours is the biggest charity event for youths in Korea. It is held in a big stadium over two days. Participants are not allowed to have food for 24 hours, in order to feel and share the agonies of children suffering from starvation around the world. The program […]

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