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‘G-Dragon’ forest opens in Jeju

Hong Dam-young

The Korea Herald/Asia News Network

South Korea | Tue, May 16, 2017 | 10:05 am
‘G-Dragon’ forest opens in Jeju

The forest, named after the artist’s real name Kwon Ji-yong, had its opening at the Citrus Museum in Seogwipo Sunday. (Shutterstock/-)

A special forest to celebrate G-Dragon’s birthday opened on Jeju Island.

The forest, named after the artist’s real name Kwon Ji-yong, had its opening at the Citrus Museum in Seogwipo Sunday. A total of 50 citrus trees have been planted in the forest located within the museum.

The project was co-organized by G-Dragon’s official fan site Always-GD and Tree Planet, a Seoul-based crowdfunding service for forest planting.

The two organizations began the project in August last year to create the forest on Jeju in celebration of G-Dragon’s upcoming 29th birthday on Aug. 18. It marks the first star-named forest.

Products harvested in the forest will be donated to charity and social events such as citrus picking activity.

“We are glad to open the forest in such a beautiful city like Seogwipo,” a representative of Tree Planet said.

“We hope the G-Dragon forest becomes a rising tourist attraction in the city.”

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This article appeared on The Korea Herald newspaper website, which is a member of Asia News Network and a media partner of The Jakarta Post
 
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