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Korea Corner – an attractive, cozy and resourceful place about Korea

KUALA LUMPUR, 8 NOVEMBER 2016 – The Malaysia-Korea Research Center (MKRC) University of Malaya (UM) has established a Korea Corner – an attractive, cozy and resourceful place where anyone interested in Korea can have access to information and resources about the country.

The establishment of the Korea Corner which is fully funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Korea is one of the initiatives of MKRC in order to introduce the beauty of Korean culture and society and to promote researches on Korea. It is in fact, the first establishment as such in Malaysia.

H.E Professor Dr. Yu Hyun-Seok, the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea officiated the Korea Corner in a ceremony in UM today. Also present was Professor Datuk Dr. Rohana Yusof, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs & Alumni), UM.

Korea Corner currently has approximately 1,000 books covering various topics on Korean language, history, society, culture, literature, economics, politics, international relation and law.

100 non-print resources of Audio-Visual Materials (DVD and CD) are also available, as well as a collection of traditional Korean crafts, potteries, furnitures, traditional games, costumes, historical architectures, and cultural presentation for visitors to experience the life of Korean.

Other than that, a lounge area resembling Korean living room equipped with DVD player and TV screen is provided for visitors to seat and enjoy Korean movies, dramas and K-pop musics.

A cozy reading area furnished with colorful bean bags are also available for visitors to read and relax comfortably. Provided with internet accessability, visitors can also search information through computers provided.

Korea Corner is located at Level 12, Wisma R&D, UM, easily accessible with public transport  and a 3-minutes walk from LRT Kerinchi. It is open for the public every weekdays from 9.30 am to 5.00 pm.

For more inquiries or information about MKRC and Korea Corner, please contact 03-2246 3437/3438 or email to mkrc@um.edu.my.

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