World Firefighters Games open in Chungju

A major international sporting event for firefighters has opened with great fanfare in the central city of Chungju, bringing together more than 6,000 firefighters from across the globe.

Often called "the mini-Olympics for firefighters," the 2018 World Firefighters Games (WFG), which kicked off Sunday with an opening ceremony, is slated to run till Sept. 18 in Chungju, 150 kilometers southeast of Seoul, and six neighboring towns -- Cheongju, Eumseong, Goesan, Danyang, Jecheon and Jincheon.

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Abundant foods, performances and spectators adorn 2018 Korean Festival in Brisbane

The Korean Cultural Festival 2018 brought the invigorating sights, energizing sounds and mouthwatering tastes of Korea to Queenslanders on 11 August.

The all-day event hosted by the Korean Society of Queensland showcased various iconic features of traditional and contemporary Korean culture, such as delicious Korean food, live music and performances including pan-sori (Korean traditional singing), K-pop dance, taekwondo (Korean martial arts), children's activities and much more.

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Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival

 The biggest annual South Korean rock concert, Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival, will kick off its three-day run Friday, bringing together such domestic and foreign rock singers as Nine Inch Nails, My Bloody Valentine, Jaurim and Hyukoh Band.

The 2018 festival, the 13th of its kind, runs from Friday to Sunday at the Pentaport Park in Incheon, west of Seoul, hosted by the city of Incheon.

The event has hosted about 1,200 rock musicians and bands in its past 12 editions, including Scorpions, Muse and K-pop icon Seo Taiji, and drawn a total of 800,000 spectators.

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Korean Film Festival in Australia announces 2018 program

The Korean Film Festival in Australia known as KOFFIA returns this year again for its ninth year this August and September.

KOFFIA will hit  in Sydney (9-18 August), Brisbane(15-16 August), Melbourne (6-13 September) and Canberra (21-23), bringing Korea’s hottest new films to audiences down under.

“2018 is already shaping up to be another incredible year for the Korean Film Festival in Australia,” says KOFFIA Director David Park.

Pohang International Fireworks Festival

The Pohang International Fireworks Festival is held at Yeongildae Beach in Pohang, which is also known as the “City of Light and Fire.” The festival features a fireworks competition, a parade of lights, street performances, and a range of hands-on activities.

The festival will open 25 July and go on 4 days till 29 July 20198 at 685-1, Duho-dong, Buk-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea.

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Yeongildae Beach areas

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