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A slice of German life in the Land of Morning Calm


Cultural exchange: Madam Suk helped to start an annual beer festival, modelled after the German beer festival Oktoberfest, in Dogil Maeul. — The Straits Times/ANN

Cultural exchange: Madam Suk helped to start an annual beer festival, modelled after the German beer festival Oktoberfest, in Dogil Maeul. — The Straits Times/ANN

AS a nurse from South Korea working for decades in Germany, Madam Suk Sook-ja always missed her hometown. So when she heard about South Korea building a retirement village for migrants like her on Namhae, an island off the country’s southern tip, she jumped at the opportunity to return home.

“Even after living in Germany for 30 to 40 years, we are still Korean and long for home,” said the 70-year-old widow.

   

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