The artistes will participate in a music show titled We*friend Concert In Vietnam, held June 1 to celebrate cultural connections between Vietnam and South Korea. Bi Rain has performed in Vietnam several times, including music events and a beauty contest. He is also among the first South Korean artists to hold a live show in Ho Chi Minh City. The line-up for the upcoming show also includes K-pop girl group Mamamoo who’ve become popular in South Korea with hit songs like You’re The Best, Starry Night. South Korean group Hot Place, boyband Pentagon, N.Flying and SF9 are also set to perform in the concert. The event will also feature top Vietnamese pop singers like Noo Phuoc Thinh and Toc Tien. Bi Rain is a South Korean singer-songwriter and actor who has contributed to popularizing South Korean culture. Rain has released seven albums with hit songs like It's Raining, Rainism, How To Avoid The Sun. He was named in TIME magazine’s list of 100 most … [Read more...] about Bi Rain heads line-up of South Korean stars for Vietnam concert
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The Hanoitimes - Many South Korean travelers described an impressive experience in Vietnam, for them: “home away from home!” Vietnam opens tourism promotion office in South Korea Vietnam aims to pocket US$30 billion from tourism in 2019 The number of South Korean visitors to Vietnam in 2018 hit 3.48 million, a surge of 44.3% from a year earlier, continuing the upward trend over the past years. South Korean visitors in Vietnam Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are abuzz with Korean culture while beachside destinations like Danang, Hoi An, Nha Trang, and Phu Quoc are tailored for Korean tastes, according to both domestic and foreign media. Reasons attributed to the surge in South Korean visitors are as follows. Firstly, geographical proximity. It takes average five hours to get to Vietnam from South Korea. The short distance is a favorable condition for young people who can save time to enjoy their vacation in the country of both modern and … [Read more...] about Why is Vietnam so attractive to South Korean visitors?
"In the last few years around 6,000 Vietnamese women got married to South Koreans every year,” Lee Mi-yon, minister at the embassy, told VnExpress recently. "Since 2015, Vietnamese brides have accounted for the largest number of foreign brides in South Korea." In general the number of Vietnamese women marrying South Korean men has been increasing by around 20 percent per year, while the number of Chinese brides, who used to make up the biggest number, has been declining. Asked about the protection of Vietnamese brides' rights and interests, Lee said South Korea has strict laws on marriage brokering and appropriate punishments for violations. These organizations are required to meet certain criteria and provide accurate information to men seeking foreign brides, while Vietnamese women must also provide accurate information about themselves before moving to South Korea. In Vietnam, only organizations under the Women's Union are allowed to broker marriages, and any Korean entity … [Read more...] about Vietnamese brides in South Korea protected by strict laws: South Korean diplomat
The number of South Korean tourists to Vietnam has been on the rise in the past two years thanks to more convenient flights. South Korean visitors in Danang Vietnam welcomed 2.4 million tourists from South Korea last year, a 56.4% increase on 2016 according to the General Statistics Office. About 5.5 million international tourists came to Vietnam in the first four months of 2018, including 1.17 million South Koreans, a 67% increase on last year. South Koreans are second behind China in terms of tourist numbers and the central region is their favourite destination. Statistics from the Danang Department of Tourism show that the city welcomed 1.3 million South Korean tourists last year, double the previous year. During the Reunification Day Holiday on April 30, well-known destinations received hundreds of visitors daily. Many restaurants in Danang have Korean on their signs. Eight airlines have direct South Korea flights which may be the major cause for the surge of visitors. Hoi … [Read more...] about Vietnam becomes popular destination for South Koreans
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Sunday attended the first concert in Pyongyang for over a decade by South Korean entertainers, including a K-pop girlband, the latest gesture of reconciliation before a rare inter-Korean summit. The visit, described by many as a cultural charm offensive by the South, came as a diplomatic thaw quickens on the peninsula after months of tensions. The 120-member group, 11 musical acts as well as dancers, technicians and martial artists, gave one concert on Sunday with another set for Tuesday. Kim and his wife, a former singer herself, came to watch Sunday's show, making him the first leader of the North to attend a concert by South Korean performers. Kim shook hands and took photos with the stars backstage, saying inter-Korean cultural events should be held more often and suggesting another event in the South Korean capital this autumn, pool reports said. The young couple were seen clapping their hands during the two-hour event, also attended by Kim's … [Read more...] about Kim Jong Un attends rare concert by South Korean pop stars