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Seoul

Of centuries-old palaces and traditions to bustling food streets, breathtaking mountain trails and addictive K-pop hits, the high-energy capital city is never dull and is always up to sparkle-and-shine.

  • Hello 안녕하세요 (Ann-yeong-has-eyo)

  • Nice to meet you 반갑습니다 – (Ban-gap-sum-ni-da)

  • Good bye 안녕 (Ann-yeong)

  • You’re Welcome 아니에요  (Ah-nee-e-yo)

  • How much is it? 얼마예요 – (Ol-ma-ye-yo)

  • Excuse me/just a moment  잠시만요 – (Jam-shi-man-yo)

  • I’m sorry 죄송합니다/미안합니다 – (Chway-seong-ham-ni-da/Mi-an-ham-ni-da)

  • Please (Please give) 주세요 – (Ju-se-yo)

Seoul: What You Need to Know Before You Go

An-nyeong-ha-se-yo! Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is a dazzling metropolis with over two thousand years of history. Miraculously, the past and present of Seoul do not clash but rather adds to the city’s allure–relics of Seoul’s history interspersed among swanky...

Kimchi: The Korean Way of Life

“What is this?” I asked as I picked up a reddish cabbage with my chopsticks and stared at it. “It’s nice, give it a try. No harm anyway,” replied my parents, smiling. Famous last words if you’d ask me. I took a bite and a sour tang just exploded in my mouth. My face...

SEE & DO

Seoul: What You Need to Know Before You Go

An-nyeong-ha-se-yo! Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is a dazzling metropolis with over two thousand years of history. Miraculously, the past and present of Seoul do not clash but rather adds to the city’s allure–relics of Seoul’s history interspersed among swanky...

Experience Old Seoul in Bukchon Hanok Village

Bukchon Hanok Village is a collection of traditional Korean houses that date back 600 years. It is also a popular tourist attraction, drawing throngs of visitors with the lure of providing a glimpse into the traditional Korean way of life. What’s unique about Bukchon...

How to Explore Seoul Like a Hipster

Myeongdong, Itaewon, Insadong? Yes, I know, you're so over them, and only visitors new to glitzy Seoul think they are must-see destinations. Oh, stop rolling your eyes already and tell me, where do stylish Seoullites like you hang out?   Determined to find out the...

EAT & DRINK

10 Cafes & Restaurants that Every K-drama Devotee Should Visit

If you are a Korean drama devotee, a trip to South Korea must be on your bucket list. We have round up a list of cafes and restaurants that are featured in some of the most popular and greatest K-dramas of all time! Here are 10 dining spots to live out your favourite...

Kimchi: The Korean Way of Life

“What is this?” I asked as I picked up a reddish cabbage with my chopsticks and stared at it. “It’s nice, give it a try. No harm anyway,” replied my parents, smiling. Famous last words if you’d ask me. I took a bite and a sour tang just exploded in my mouth. My face...

TIPS & TRENDS

5 Reasons Why Daejeon Should be Your Next Korea Stopover

Daejeon is South Korea’s fifth-largest city with a population of approximately 1.5 million. Located at the central region of South Korea, Daejeon city serves as a major transit hub as it is at the crossroad of national rail routes and major expressways. It is...

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