K-drama actor Kim Jung-hyun, 31, has been embroiled in one relationship scandal after another. Last week, it was rumoured that he has been dating his Crash Landing On You (2019) co-star Seo Ji-hye, 36, for a year, although both their management agencies have denied it. Now, a former lover of his, Seo Yea-ji, 31, has been named as the person behind his unprofessional behaviour on the set of 2018 drama Time, which he eventually left. According to text messages allegedly between Yea-ji and Jung-hyun obtained by South Korean entertainment portal Dispatch, she had ordered that he have no physical contact with his female co-star, singer-actress Seohyun, 29. Yea-ji, who met Jung-hyun on the set of 2018 movie Stay With Me, had commanded him to remove all "skinship" scenes — the term refers to intimate, non-sexual touching — as well as to act stern to female staff on set. He also had to send her videos from the set for her to monitor his actions. According to an analysis by Dispatch, ... » Learn More about K-drama scandal: CLOY’s Kim Jung-hyun allegedly unprofessional because of controlling behaviour by ex Seo Yea-ji
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Apartment complexes in Seoul are seen from the fortress Namhansanseong. (Yonhap) SEOUL — The pandemic has suspended our everyday life, giving us a chance to think about how we are living. The impact of COVID-19 has permeated in our residential environment more over in the urban environment. South Korea has seen rapid development since the 1960s, but this has led to a monotonous residential environment — rows and rows of apartments. In Korea, about 6 people out of 10 live in apartments. According to the latest report by Statistics Korea in 2019, the country had 11.3 million apartments, accounting for 62.3 percent of all housing. The country is sometimes nicknamed “The republic of apartments.” For decades, Koreans have become familiar with living in apartment complexes due to their convenience as a type of general housing that has been around since industrialization. But some are questioning whether apartments are the best option, particularly younger generations whose interests ... » Learn More about How Korea became ‘Republic of Apartments’
ZAMBOANGA CITY – Security forces killed a pro-IS sub-leader and wounded his wife in a fierce battle that also injured seven policemen and an army soldier in Marawi City, a stronghold of the notorious Islamist group Daulah Islamiya. Army Brig. Gen. Jose Maria Cuerpo 2nd, commander of the 103rd Infantry Brigade, said security forces tracked down the hideout of Usop Nasif in the village of Guimba, but fighting broke out after the terrorist and his followers apparently sensed the arrival of soldiers. The fighting lasted 30 minutes and killed Nasif, also known by his nom de guerre Abu Asraf within the Daulah Islamiya or Islamic State. His wife Almaira Panduma was captured and brought to hospital. Cuerpo did not say whether the woman fought soldiers side by side with Nasif, who was tagged by the military as a “notorious” sub-leader of the Daulah Islamiya. He did not say how many of Nasif’s followers were able to escape the fighting or how. Nasif’s group fought alongside the Maute ... » Learn More about Terrorist killed, 9 others wounded in Marawi fighting
Environmental groups incensed at Japan’s decision to release more than a million tons of contaminated water from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean are accusing the government of downplaying the true scale of the danger the water poses to human health. After a cabinet meeting in Tokyo on Tuesday morning, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced that, “Disposing of the treated waters is an unavoidable issue for decommissioning the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant.” He said the water would be released into the Pacific “while ensuring that safety standards are cleared by a wide margin and firm steps are taken to prevent reputational damage” to the local fisheries industry. Fishermen are deeply unhappy with the decision, which they have long opposed on the grounds that it will decimate an industry already struggling to overcome perceptions that their catches have not been not safe for human consumption since the 2011 tsunami and earthquake that prompted a meltdown at ... » Learn More about Is Japan downplaying the danger Fukushima water poses to human health?
We Singaporeans just love to hate on two things about our island . One, that Singapore is expensive; and two, that there’s nothing to do here. Well, we’ve put together a list of free things to do in Singapore that’ll put both complaints to rest for good. Whether you love trees or thrills, history or hiking , this 52-strong guide has them all – one activity for every week of the year, in fact. Bookmark this page, lace up your shoes , and get exploring. 1. Go geocaching Think of geocaching as the world’s largest and longest treasure hunt, going on unseen right under your nose. Singapore is dotted with over 700 geocaches – tiny spots where a trinket or souvenir is hidden, along with a logbook detailing the names of all who’ve found the cache before. To join this treasure quest, all you need is a GPS-enabled device, the official Geocaching® app as your guide, and a sturdy pair of legs – many of these caches are very much off the beaten track. Kick off your geocaching adventure ... » Learn More about 52 free things to do in Singapore: Your boredom-beating guide for every week of the year
SINGAPORE - Actress Sora Ma has alleged bullying by a veteran actor, becoming the latest local artiste claiming to have encountered such mistreatment in the industry. In an interview with Shin Min Daily News, the 37-year-old said that it took place while she was filming television series 118 II (2016 to 2017). Ma declined to identify the actor, but said she began to realise something was wrong when the person treated her as "transparent". She said, for example, that the actor would talk to other co-workers during meals but would "skip" her as if she did not exist, or would suddenly drop into conversations inexplicable comments like "Sora Ma, I am not talking about you". Ma initially thought this was because the actor was too immersed in his or her role. But the situation did not improve after two months and she felt the atmosphere on set was weird. "I don't know what I did wrong. Did I say something wrong? Did I offend the veteran actor?" wondered Ma, who will appear in ... » Learn More about Sora Ma reveals veteran actor bullied her during filming of long-form Channel 8 drama