The latest Yeonpyeong island conflict between the South and North Korean armies is an unfortunate event. I have been working closely with the Korea Tourism Organization in Kuala Lumpur for the last three years. I have personally visited South Korea five times and would cherish a trip to North Korea in the future.
Koreans on the both sides enjoy strong family and cultural ties. There is little which separate them when comes to commitment and determination. Koreans are very inventive, determined and creative people. It is sad to see what this country achieve united rather than divided. It could be the new Asia's Germans if a peaceful and mutual reunification can be achieved in the future.
Meanwhile, the city of Seoul has been considered as one of most vibrant world cultural cities. You should visit it for the splendour, energy and cultural richness.
Like I have said, both Koreas enjoy good family ties. It is inconceivable for the two regimes to go to war at this point in time. Malaysians who are going there should not be overly worried by the situation. Both China (a key ally to North Korea) and US (a key ally to South Korea) would not want the conflict to turn into a serious matter because both countries are working on their own economy recovery.
Hopefully a quick calm down can be achieved to put senses back into the leadership of North Korea.