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Useful apps for Lunar New Year holiday in Korea Updated: 2015-02-18 18:48:25 KST

There are a handful of apps that could be of great use during Seol, or the Lunar New Year holiday.

For those cooking at home, meal preparations can be stressful, especially if you're trying to follow the rules for laying out the ancestral table.
For help, an app called Jesa Whiz tells users where to place the dishes.

This media streaming app could be a lifesaver to prevent a fight over who gets the TV remote control.
The thumb-sized app and device called Chromecast allows users to play different TV channels on a single screen.

"When relatives used to come to visit, they would take out their smartphones to get the channel they wanted watch. But with Chromecast, the whole family can enjoy watching TV in the living room together."

Families traveling around the country during the holidays might want to check out the Korea Corner to Corner app.
Provided by the Korea Tourism Organization, the app offers suggestions on train routes and places to experience traditional culture.

When traveling long distances, smartphone navigation apps can be handy.
An app by one of Korea's largest telecom operators KT provides a high-quality street view of a complicated highway intersection.

And if you have the misfortune of being ill over the holiday, try using an app called Emergency Medical Information, made by the country's health ministry.
It locates the pharmacies closest to the user that are open during the holiday.
Kim Ji-yeon, Arirang News.
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