Thursday, 27 February 2014

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From running a marathon to the walking the runway: Eco-Friendly Marathon prize-giving and Korean cultural exchange

The close of the 2014 Eco-Friendly Marathon took the form of a prize giving ceremony which coincided with this year’s Korean Fashion Show, in a dual-event held at the Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort on Sunday evening. 

The gala-dinner style event was attended by members of the government and diplomacy, marathon runners, invited guests and local and international Korean representatives. 

Eco-Friendly Marathon

Speaking of the marathon, Designated Minister Mr. Vincent Meriton heralded the Eco-Friendly Marathon as a great success, citing the growing popularity amongst local and international participants as signal of the event going from strength to strength. 

In its seventh edition, the Eco-Friendly Marathon was originally conceived by Mr. Dong Chang Jeong, Seychelles Honorary Consul General for South Korea andhead of the Seychelles Tourist Office in Korea, in order to contribute to the health of Seychellois and to unify residents and visitors.

Minister Meriton congratulated and thanked Mr. Chang Jeong for another successful instalment in the marathon’s history and the continued collaboration between the two countries. 

The final item on the evenings agenda was the prize-giving ceremony, where the winners of the various divisions in the marathon received their awards. (For more on the final results of the marathon, read our article on page 4).

Korean cultural exchange
The event was also an opportunity for a cultural exchange between South Korea and Seychelles, forming part of the annual Seychelles-Korea Week activities.  Marked by a buffet dinner of Korean cuisine and, of course, the Korean Fashion Show. 

Acclaimed South-Korean designer, Kim Hye Soon, once again showcased her magnificent traditional designs in a show that captivated and enthralled the guests.  A small exhibition of photography and traditional Korean art was also on display. 

With this year’s Eco-Friendly Marathon and Korean Fashion show behind us, the next event to look forward to will be the Carnaval International de Victoria to be held over the last weekend of April. 

{ This article, by Niki Gower, was originally published
 in the TODAY in Seychelles Newspaper on the 24.02.2014 ( }

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