For many years, Korea has been developing its reputation as an exporter of high quality textiles and fabrics, but it appears that it is now on the cusp of evolving from being merely a fabric exporter to setting the direction of what the world's designers are sending down the runway.
Korean students inarguably excel at passing tests. The majority of their education has been focused on knowledge-based learning and testing, and securing university places rather than on building essential core skills such as imaginative thinking, empathy, flexibility, innovation and risk-taking.
Terracotta Far East Film Festival opened last night with Korean war epic My Way at the Prince Charles Theatre in Chinatown. A pan-Asian production with a star-studded cast from China, Japan and Korea, it was the perfect way to start to the festival.
Hawking for international investment is always a bit like a beauty parade. News over the weekend suggests that Britannia has successfully hitched up her skirt and got some rich Korean men to like her, as the coalition announced a new trade arrangement with South Korea.