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2010-09-06 05:00:00

SEOUL, South Korea, Sept. 6 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Seoul Design Fair (SDF) 2010 will be held at the Seoul Olympic Stadium and in the city's four design clusters -- Hongdae Area, Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP), Gasan Digital Complex and Sinsa-dong area -- for 21 days from September 17 to October 7. Formerly known as "Seoul Design Olympiad (SDO)," the annual design festival, which started in 2008 to commemorate Seoul's selection as World Design Capital 2010, is meant to be enjoyed by...

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2008-11-24 15:12:45

Environmentalists say South Korea could be heading towards a major ecological blunder as it begins a multi-billion dollar land reclamation project about seven times the size of Manhattan that the country believes will lift its economy. South Korea's Saemangeum land reclamation project uses a 20.5 mile sea dyke to reclaim an area of 155 sq miles, turning coastal tidelands that are key feeding areas for globally threatened birds into land for factories, golf courses and water treatment plants....

2006-04-20 22:43:36

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean workers closed the last remaining gap in a massive sea wall on Friday, completing a map-altering reclamation project after 15 years of work and bitter legal challenges by conservationists. The project creates one of the biggest land reclamation projects in history covering about 400 square km (155 square miles) -- more than six times the size of Manhattan. Conservationists and some residents have criticized the project as a potential...

2006-04-14 07:29:44

By Jack Kim PUAN, South Korea (Reuters) - Massive earthmovers and trucks roar as they dump rocks the size of cars into the sea off South Korea's west coast in a map-altering reclamation project at the center of a bitter environmental dispute. The project calls for one of the biggest landfills in history covering about 155 square miles -- two-thirds the area of Singapore and more than six times the size of Manhattan. The South Korean government and the province of North Cholla where...

2005-10-01 05:05:29

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - As a top executive at Hyundai Construction, Lee Myung-bak helped pour the concrete that turned the South Korean capital Seoul into a massive gray city in its headlong rush to development in the 1960s and 1970s. Now Seoul's mayor, Lee has overseen the launch of a project which tore down an elevated highway in the heart of the city and on Saturday restored a stream buried underneath it for almost 50 years. Environmental experts and urban planners...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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