All posts tagged "Gangnam"

  • K-pop star Psy speaks at a press conference about his newly released seventh album at the Conrad Seoul in Yeouido, Monday. (Courtesy of YG Entertainment)
    Success still weighs heavy on Psy with latest album release

    By Brian Han In case anyone has forgotten, Psy is human, too. Behind the large sunglasses, flamboyant clothing and infectious dancing lurked fears that he could never quite reach the same heights as he did with his...

    • Posted December 1, 2015
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  • Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
    Gangnam Style: The district records Seoul’s highest crime rates

    Psy’s 2012 mega-hit “Gangnam Style” painted an eccentric portrait of the Gangnam district, arguably the most upscale part of Seoul. It also put part of South Korea’s capital into the global consciousness. The unfortunate reality is that...

    • Posted November 19, 2015
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    [Reuters] With BMWs common in Gangnam, Koreans splurge on Bentleys, Maseratis

      (Reuters) – Flashy Maseratis and Bentleys are fast becoming the cars of choice for young, monied South Koreans, eclipsing German luxury brands now so commonplace that some in Seoul’s upscale Gangnam district jokingly refer to...

    • Posted March 18, 2015
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    Gangnam spruces up ‘K-Star Road’

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    • Posted March 11, 2015
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  • An office in the Gangnam district in Seoul, South Korea (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
    Gangnam becomes hotspot for Korean startups

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The uber-trendy Seoul neighborhood made famous by the “Gangnam Style” K-pop hit is known for status-conscious people, plastic surgery clinics and Ivy League prep schools. Now it’s making a name as a...

    • Posted December 11, 2014
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  • Guryong Village, a shanty town in Seoul's most affluent district, Gangnam, is seen against the backdrop of high-rise buildings. (NEWSis)
    Seoul to develop shanty town in Gangnam

    By Lee Kyung-min The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) and Gangnam District Office have agreed to resume a long-stalled project to develop a shanty town in the most affluent district in Seoul, officials said Friday. Seoul Mayor Park...

    • Posted December 8, 2014
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  • The Gangnam district in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo Credit: Yoshi from Flickr - CC License)
    Gangnam to create ‘tourism-friendly’ dance clubs

    The district of Gangnam in southern Seoul will designate 10 dance clubs as tourist-friendly venues, a district official confirmed Monday. Dubbed “Masterpiece Clubs,” the venues will aim to offer a luxurious atmosphere free from unsavory activities such...

    • Posted November 25, 2014
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