Seoul Book Fair Kicks Off 5 Day Run

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Seoul Book Fair Kicks Off 5-Day Run
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Seoul Book Fair Kicks Off 5-Day Run

People browse books at the Seoul International Book Fair at COEX in Seoul on Wednesday. /Yonhap

The annual Seoul International Book Fair kicked off at COEX in southern Seoul on Wednesday.

The event aims to bring a breath of fresh air to Korea's publishing industry and further promote reading to the public.

Book reading in Korea has been declining to the point that people do not even read a single book a month. Last year, the average Korean read a total of 8.7 books a year, down one from the previous year.

G-Dragon Kicks off World Tour with Concert in Seoul
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G-Dragon Kicks off World Tour with Concert in Seoul

G-Dragon of boy band Big Bang launched his solo world tour with a performance for 40,000 adoring fans at World Cup Stadium in Seoul on Saturday. The show followed the release of his first solo album in four years.

The concert, which took in W4.4 billion in ticket sales, will likely be one of the singer's last in Seoul before he is drafted (US$1=W1,125).

Unable to tear themselves away after the 21-song, two-hour show, the fans launched into an a cappella version of G-Dragon's 2009 hit "1 Year Station" in the dark. After five minutes, the singer returned to the stage and performed a three-song encore including his new track "Untitled, 2014". Although the song was released just three days earlier, the fans knew it by heart and sang it with him.

Coldplay give a shoutout to band Nell + stars spotted at Coldplay's concert in Seoul
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Coldplay give a shoutout to band Nell + stars spotted at Coldplay's concert in Seoul

From April 15-16, British rock band Coldplay performed at Seoul's Jamsil Olympic Stadium. 

The band must have had a chance to explore Korea during their visit because after they wrapped up their concert performances, band member Chris Martin took to Coldplay's official Twitter to post a photo of a monument. He also gave a shoutout to popular Korean indie band Nell, writing, "Thank you, South Korea. Here's a song by Korean band Nell that I like very much. Happy Easter. Love, CM." 

Here's a song by Korean band Nell that I like very much https://t.co/JtkpfDSjhv

Idols With Most Expensive Real Estate Property In Seoul
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Idols With Most Expensive Real Estate Property In Seoul

Idols are usually called a "walking business." They earn million of won every year. Several idols spend their money in buying real estate property.

Buying real estate properties is a growing trend among the idols. It serves as one of the idol's investment for their future.

We created a list of idols who owns most expensive real estate property in South Korea. It is based on the information available on the internet.

(Photo : Choi Kyuhyun/Viki)

Cho Kyuhyun owns a real estate heaven in Hawolgok, Seoul. According to Dispatch, Kyuhun's apartment suite has a market price of ₩12.1 billion or approximately $10.6 million in 2016.

Oh My Girl Danced to Coloring Book at a Blistering 16x Speed
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Oh My Girl Danced to Coloring Book at a Blistering 16x Speed

Oh My Girl attempted a 16x faster cover of Coloring Book, and they absolutely killed it For about three seconds, anyway.

While most groups who appear on MBCs music variety show, Weekly Idol, attempt a sped up dance cover of one of their songs, Oh My Girl was the first group to try dancing along to a shocking 16 times faster version of their song Coloring Book!

The girls started off their dance with the song at normal speed, and slowly sped up until the song was 16 times faster than normal. While they started off strong, they didnt last very long once things got fast!