November 02, 2015

Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines

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  • The Korean Cultural Center (KCC) in the Philippines was opened in July 2011, in recognition of the Filipinos’ support of the Korean wave that hit the country starting in mid-2000s. The local KCC is the 20th Korean cultural center in the world.


    KCC offers various programs to promote the Korean culture to more residents in the Philippines. These include Korean culture classes like Traditional Dance, Samulnori (traditional percussions), Gayageum (traditional string instruments), Taekwondo, and KPop Dance, and Korean language classes for beginners and advanced learners. Class intake is every January, May, and September. Every May and October, KCC also administers the Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) for language learners to their fluency in Korean.


    Traditional Dance and Samulnori teams of KCC can also grace your events. Photo from KCC

    Annual cultural events like the Korean Speech Contest, Korea Pop Quiz, Global Taste of Korea, Pinoy KPop Star, and Korean Film Festival are just some of the activities prepared by KCC to reach out to a wider audience. The center also brings Culture Caravans to institutions in the metro and hosts Film and Concert screenings featuring Korea’s hottest idols.


    KCC exhibits various facets of Korean culture by participating in cultural festivals and conventions. Photo by Mina Loyola

    Guests can also visit KCC in Bonifacio Global City to have a look at the latest art exhibits hosted at the main hall or borrow books and multimedia items at the library. Group tours and use of facilities are accommodated upon request.

    Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines

    2F Mancor Corporate Center, 32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

    (02) 555 1707

    Article by Mina Loyola

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