• New exhibition in Singapore focuses on Korea’s brave women divers
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    Gabriel Choo

    New exhibition in Singapore focuses on Korea’s brave women divers

    In South Korea’s Jeju Island, therein lies a community of women divers who would scour the ocean bed for harvests such as abalones, conches and octopuses.

  • Singapore’s K-pop idol hopefuls: Still holding on to the dream?
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    Elizabeth Tong

    Singapore’s K-pop idol hopefuls: Still holding on to the dream?

    Maressa Zahirah was 22 years old when she got through the Singapore audition for the first season of TV program ‘K-pop Star Hunt’ in South Korea in 2011– and she was the oldest contestant in the competition. Maressa said the agents hinted that her age (she was 23 by then) was an issue.

  • Twins Hayley and Jayley Woo to play same role in ‘CHEF: Bibimbap vs Chilli Crab’
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    Marcus Goh

    Twins Hayley and Jayley Woo to play same role in ‘CHEF: Bibimbap vs Chilli Crab’

    The musical features Hayley and Jayley Woo taking turns to play Cutie Chef in different months. Other stars include Ko Eun Hee (Sexy Chef), Woo Young Wook (Green Chef), and Lee Sung Min (Iron Chef). Adapted from the Korean production “CHEF”, the performance sees two groups of chefs racing against each other to create a dish — chilli crab and bibimbap.

  • Review: 'Part-time Spy' has a strangely endearing lead
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    Marcus Goh

    Review: 'Part-time Spy' has a strangely endearing lead

    It stars Kang Ye-won (Jang Young-sil), Han Chae-a (Na Jung-an), Jo Jae-yun (Deputy Park), Kim Min-kyo (Mr Yang), and Namkoong Min (Choi Min-suk). Don’t be fooled by the posters for “Part-time Spy” — in the film, Jang Young-sil (Kang Ye-won) looks nothing like what she does in the posters.

  • Korean beauty brand Mamonde launches on online marketplace Lazada
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    Elizabeth Tong

    Korean beauty brand Mamonde launches on online marketplace Lazada

    To celebrate the launch of their mini e-shop on Lazada, shoppers can apply the discount code MAMLAZ5 to get $5 off all Mamonde items. The popular South Korean beauty brand is known for using flowers in their products, specifically the hibiscus, camellia, magnolia, honeysuckle and lotus. Mamonde is best known for the use of flowers in their products.

  • 10 Myeong-dong street food you have to try!
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    Travel Inspirations

    10 Myeong-dong street food you have to try!

    It always feels like you’re walking in a maze when you’re in Myeong-dong. Gaining popularity over the years, Myeong-dong’s street food has won the hearts of many with food that’s true to Korean’s culture. Every night is a human traffic jam as locals and tourists alike are drawn to stalls selling food made right before your eyes!

  • Steal Her Style: The Coolest Looks From Seoul Fashion Week
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    Christopher Kim

    Steal Her Style: The Coolest Looks From Seoul Fashion Week

    Seoul held its biannual Fashion Week in Dongdaemun Design Plaza last week. Now we show you how to get the look of your favorite Korean personality on a budget.

  • Charlotte Cho Releases the Ultimate Guide to Korean Beauty
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    Alexandra Perron

    Charlotte Cho Releases the Ultimate Guide to Korean Beauty

    Charlotte Cho, founder of Soko Glam, has released a guide to Korean beauty. Charlotte Cho, founder of online Korean beauty destination Soko Glam, is releasing her first book and it’s officially the new K-Beauty bible. In The Little Book of Skin Care ($15), Cho talks about the journey that led her to launch Soko Glam in 2012, from her do-nothing attitude about skin care as a teen in California (“I was determined to blaze my own trail, and going to sleep without moisturizing my face — or even (gasp!) washing it — was my forte.”) to diving deep into the world of K-beauty after moving to Seoul after college.

  • From Kendall Jenner to South Korea: The Heart-Shaped Hair Trend
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    Noël Duan

    From Kendall Jenner to South Korea: The Heart-Shaped Hair Trend

    If you’re looking for the latest hair trend inspiration to bring to the salon or try at home, you’re better off scouring Instagram than flipping through the September issues of fashion magazines.