Some regional foods in Tongyeong

Korea is a foodie paradise, and while you can get by very nicely on bibimbap and bulgogi, there’s so much more to discover. Here’s some of the treats I discovered down south on my recent trip – and thanks to Suzy in Seoul for some of the recommendations for Tongyeong, given over some splended smoked […]

Park Kyung-ni’s tomb in Tongyeong

For peope who like to track down literary landmarks, the tomb of Park Kyung-ni, author of the sweeping epic T’oji (Land) can be found on Mireukdo, Tongyeong, just above a memorial hall dedicated to her life and work. And for those who are short of time (like me), and like to tick off a number […]

New Indie Music collaboration album

The Joongang Ilbo features an interesting new K-indie compilation double album – a collaboration between three indie labels – featuring almost 20 years of K-indie. “Seoul Seoul Seoul” has got to be worth checking out at YesAsia

ID Please: a Korean group show in Peckham

News of an upcoming group exhibition by young Korean artists, in a Peckham gallery: ID, please. New Gallery London (92 Peckham Road, London, SE15 5PY) 9 – 14 April 2012 (Monday to Saturday) Private view: 6 – 9pm, Monday, 9 April 2012 Curated by Dani Daeun Kim & Yovi Jisun Song Organised by Alpha Art […]

A big thank you to all those who made my recent Korea trip so special

I’ve just come back from an action-packed 10 days in Korea: contemporary art and Joseon dynasty architecture in Seoul; contemporary music, Joseon dynasty naval prowess and great scenery in Tongyeong; mountain hiking, fine Korean tea-bowls, Koryo dynasty cotton cultivation, Kaya kingdom tombs, one of highest temples in South Korea and much more in Sancheong County. […]

National Pension Service to open London office

The Korean National Pension Service (NPS), one of the world’s biggest pension funds, is to set up a new base in London. The NPS announced the decision after a meeting between its chairman, Jun Kwang-woo, and the deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, who is visiting Seoul for the Nuclear Security Summit.

Korea’s National Museum in top 10

The National Museum of Korea makes top ten most visited global art venue, according to The Art Newspaper (via the BBC) The same article gives a special mention to the National Folk Museum of Korea in the grounds of the Gyeongbokgung for four exhibitions attracting more than 9,000 visitors a day.