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[Sports in Korea]


All games begin at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise stated. "At" refers to the team batting in the bottom on the inning.

Friday, Sept. 20

Hyundai Unicorns at Hanhwa Eagles

Daejeon, 2 p.m.

Kia Tigers at SK Wyverns

Incheon, 2 p.m.

Lotte Giants vs. Doosan Bears

Seoul Jamsil Stadium, 2 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 21

SK Wyverns at LG Twins

Seoul Jamsil Stadium, 2 p.m.

Kia Tigers at Lotte Giants

Busan Sajik Stadium, 2 p.m.

Hyundai Unicorns at Hanhwa Eagles

Daejeon, 2 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 22

SK Wyverns at LG Twins

Seoul Jamsil Stadium, 2 p.m.

Kia Tigers at Lotte Giants

Busan Sajik Stadium, 2 p.m.

Hyundai Unicorns at Hanhwa Eagles

Daejeon, 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 24

Hanhwa Eagles at LG Twins

Seoul Jamsil Stadium

Doosan Bears at Kia Tigers


Samsung Lions at Hyundai Unicorns


Wednesday, Sept. 25

Lotte Giants at Samsung Lions


Hanhwa Eagles at SK Wyverns


Doosan Bears at Kia Tigers


LG Twins at Hyundai Unicorns


Thursday, Sept. 26

Doosan Bears at Hanhwa Eagles


LG Twins at Hyundai Unicorns


SK Wyverns at Kia Tigers


Lotte Giants at Samsung Lions



All games begin at 7:30 unless otherwise stated.

Wednesday, Sept. 25

Suwon Blue Wings vs. Daejeon Citizen

Suwon World Cup Stadium

Pohang Steelers vs. Ulsan Tigers


Bucheon SK vs. Jeonbuk Motors


Jeonnam Dragons vs. Seongnam Cheonma


Anyang Cheetahs vs. Busan Icons



Seoul Racecourse, Gwachon, Gyeonggi province

Subway line No. 4, Seoul RAce Course Station

(Parking limited; public transportation recommended)

Admission: 800 won

Rooms with a total of 230 seats are set aside on the 6th floor of the grandstand for foreign visitors. Guide service in English, Chinese and Japanese; English program available. ID card or passport required; one Korean guest can accompany each foreign visitor. The facility opens at 9:30 a.m. on race day; reservations recommended. Call (02) 509-1221 on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, or (02) 509-1217 on race days. Win, place, show, quinella, exacta bets available. Betting limit: 100,000 won per race.

Saturday, Sept. 21

First race post time: 11 a.m.

Sunday, Sept. 22

First race post time: 11 a.m.


[Theme Parks]


Yongin, Gyeonggi province

Sunday. A percussion performance by the group Tokebi Storm will be held at 12:30 and 4:30 p.m.

Monday to Oct. 13, you can experience traditional German dance at 3:30, 5:30 p.m.; and music at 6, 7 and 8:30 p.m.

The park presents its Magic Parade at 2 p.m. daily, Dance History 2002 show at noon and 4 p.m. daily, Moonlight Magic Parade at 8 nightly, and its laser-light Multimedia Show at 9 nightly.

Open daily; hours vary by season and day. Phone: (031) 320-5000. Web site:


Northern Seoul, Suyu Station (Line 4)

A day pass, providing access to most of the park's attractions, costs 16,000 won ($13) for adults, 14,000 won for teens and 12,000 won for children.

Open 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. daily.


Eastern Seoul, Jamsil Station (Line 2)

Saturday and Sunday. The famous Kim Duk-soo samulnori band plays at 4 p.m.

Sunday to the end of the year. Magicians perform at 1:30, 3, 4:30, 6 and 8 p.m. daily. The magic show costs 3,000 won for adults, 2,500 won for students and 2,000 won for children. It is free for day- and season-pass holders.

Opens 9:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Phone: (02) 411-2000


Gwacheon, Gyeonggi province

More than 100 items made out of paper -- from dinosaurs and insects to airplanes and cartoon characters -- are on display until Feb. 23. Even the backdrops for the exhibition are made from paper.

The exhibition features models of European cities and villages, as well as an artist's conception of a future underwater city, in its "Mini-Land" exhibition, which runs until December.

Open daily from 9:30 a.m. Closing times vary by season.

Phone: (02) 504-0011.


[Live Music]

BARAM, Hongdae

Live music by indie bands on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. (02) 422-8211.


Live jazz Mondays to Saturdays, 7-11 p.m. Eugene Park on Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. (02) 312-7021.

BOBBY LONDON, Lotte Hotel, Myeongdong

British artists play live pop music 8:40 p.m.-12:40 a.m. During happy hours (5-8 p.m.), you get 20 percent off whiskey drinks and 50 percent off beer.

(02) 317-7091.


Live jazz daily from 6:50 p.m. to 2 a.m. Fridays, Red Band, Han Sang-won Band and Im In-geon Project. Saturdays, Taste of Jazz (beginning at 5:30 p.m.), Lee Jeong-sik Quartet and Wave. Sundays, Choi Se-jin Quintet (beginning at 5 p.m.), Sin Gwan-ung Big Band and Taste of Jazz. For more information, (02) 743-5555 or

DRUG, Hongdae

Many famous indie bands, including Crying Nut and No Brain, got their start here. Bands such as Lazy Bone, 18 Cruk, Sinnaz, and Pastel play regularly. Live music every Friday and Saturday, 6:30-10 p.m. Cover is 5,000 won ($4). For more information, call (02) 326-3085, or check out

J&R BLUES, Itaewon

Live music on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 p.m. to midnight. Open 5 p.m.-2 a.m. (02) 796-3475.

JANUS, Cheongdam-dong

Live jazz twice a day, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m.

(02) 546-9774.

JUST JAZZ, Bangbae-dong

Live piano recitals and other jazz performances. Open 3 p.m.-4 a.m.

(02) 599-9864.

METALICA, Sillim-dong

Live performances by selected groups, such as Rainy Sun and Odin, and regular concerts by Hitel's Metal Club. Open 6 p.m.-midnight.

(02) 878-8150.

ROCKER, Apgujeong-dong

Heavy metal bands play live every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 7 p.m. (02) 518-7027.

SCHOENBRUNN BAR, Lotte Hotel, Myeong-dong

Live piano every day except Sundays and national holidays, 7-8 p.m. and 9-10 p.m. A traditional, European bar on 35th floor.

(02) 371-7185.



CLUB TOOL, Hongdae

DJ Rood and DJ Moon spin house and hip-hop weeknights. Fridays and Saturdays, RollerCoaster's Jinu spins freestyle from midnight until 1:30 a.m. (02) 3141-0748.


A busy, dance-pop scene. Three resident DJs, Yang-in, Bin and Gyeong-jib, play a mixture of hip-hop, pop-rock and hardcore until 4 a.m. 016-259-2302.

JOKER RED, Hongdae

Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Sunshine spins tribal house from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. DJ Robby plays progressive house 2-3 a.m. DJ Penguin Deluxe spins house 3-4 a.m. 016-773-9196.

MATMATA, Hongdae

Funky interior and house music all night long. Saturday, DJ YaongII spins 9-10:30 p.m., DJ WooA plays 10:30 p.m.-midnight, DJ Bandi spins midnight-1:30 a.m. and 3-4 a.m., and DJ Yeongjun spins 1:30-3 a.m. and 4 a.m. to close. 016-394-6220.

MI, Hongdae

Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Unkle spins techno, trance, house and jungle 1-3 a.m. DJ Dodo plays trance and house, DJs Kuma, Tak and Gojii spin house. (02) 3141-2046.


Three floors, three different styles at this quirky bar. Downstairs is dance and techno, upstairs is more mellow.


An after-after-hours place. Thursdays to Sundays. DJ Kyu spins funky house and deep house 4 a.m.-closing. DJ Devil spins tribal house after midnight, Dave Benz spins progressive house after midnight. 017-7332-9026.

NB, Hongdae

Hip-hop and funk keep this club packed from Wednesday through Sunday nights. DJs Murf, JC,Yang Hwun-suk, Ujin, Needle and Kid-B in two separate lounges. 011-716-1716.

SAAB, Hongdae

A variety of pop, hip-hop and house. DJ Smood spins hip-hop, DJ Superfly plays house, DJ Noa spins hip-hop.

(02) 324-6929


[Tours and Events]

Many tours sell out quickly. Others that are undersubscribed may be canceled. We suggest that you call as early as possible to inquire about availability.


Fridays to Sundays. Experience the quiet, reverent life at Incheon's Jeondeungsa temple, and observe how the monks there make salt and print sutras using time-honored, traditional methods. Guests can also practice calligraphy and meditation, and can visit a natural history museum nearby. Transportation must be arranged independently. Cost: 50,000 won ($40) for 2 nights, 1 day; 75,000 won for 3 nights, 2 days.

Call (02) 751-9219.


Tuesday and Thursday. Tours of the Demilitarized Zone tend to sell out quickly. Payment should be made at least a week in advance or reservations may be canceled. Korean citizens are not allowed on this tour. Foreigners must bring valid identification in order to participate. A dress code applies. Depart 7:30 a.m. Return 1:30 p.m. Cost: $30.

Call: (02) 795-3028.


Sept. 28. Dine and cruise with a relaxing 60-minute excursion on the Han River. Dinner is at the 63 Building followed by a tour of Namsan Tower. Depart: 4:40 p.m. Return 10 p.m. Cost: $45.

Call: (02) 795-3028.


Daily, except Sundays. Traditional dinner followed by traditional performances. Choose a buffet or full-course meal, or just watch the show. Minimum two persons. Depart: 6:30 p.m. Return: 10 p.m. Cost for two persons: 95,000 won for buffet, 105,000 won for a full-course meal, 55,000 won for the show only.

Call: (02) 569-8114.



Here are some new English-language titles available at downtown Seoul's Kyobo Book Center. (02) 397-3507.


THE WINSTON BROTHERS by Lori Foster, Jove, 9,380 won ($8)

PRINCE JOE by Suzanne Brockmann, Mira, 8,710 won

MENAGE by Emma Holly, Black Lace, 11,630 won

MCNALLY'S CHOICE by Lawrence Sanders, Berkeley, 11,530 won

THE VILLA by Nora Roberts, Jove, 11,530 won


DR. ATKINS' NEW DIET REVOLUTION by Robert C. Atkins, Avon,

11,940 won

ASK YOUR PHARMACIST by Lisa M. Chavis, St. Martin's, 10,130 won

FRAIL HAPPINESS by Tzvetan Todorov, Penn State Press, 35,000 won

MOURNING DIANA by Adrian Kear and Deborah Lynn Steinberg, Routledge, 31,160 won

SPEAK UP WITH CONFIDENCE by Jack Valenti, Hyperion, 18,860 won
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