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(From Yonhap)

The Incheon metropolitan government has rolled up its sleeves to lure more tourists to the western port city, riding on the box-office success of the homegrown action film on the famous Incheon Landing Operation during the 1950-53 Korean War.

Starring Lee Jung-jae, Lee Bum-soo and the Hollywood actor Liam Neeson, “Operation Chromite” has attracted an audience of more than 3 million since it opened in local theaters last Wednesday.

Boosted by the strong performance, the local government has decided to give a 5,000 won (US$4.49) discount to tickets for cruise ships linking Incheon’s Yeonan Pier and Palmi Island to those who have a ticket to the movie or a stamp for visiting the city-run Memorial Hall for the Incheon Landing Operation in Yeonsu district.

Palmi Island has the nation’s first lighthouse that took a big role in guiding the fleet of the United Nations forces into the city during the historic amphibious operation led by U.S. Gen. Douglas MacArthur. Read more

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