[Touch Korea Tour – Gangnam Style] A Visit to Sand Factory Vocal Academy

Having a quality breakfast is important to me as I’m not really a lunch/dinner person. After a night rest over at the Jijihyang Hotel, we gathered rather early in the morning next day for a quick breakfast before heading back to Seoul City for our Singing & Dancing lesson.

Guess what! Jijihyang Hotel provides such lovely home-made breakfast!
Each of us have a set of this!! *yummy*

Even the fruits were cut into bite-sizes for easy consumption! How thoughtful of them! (♥′θ’♥)

While travelling back to Seoul city, I notice something…

Did you see the fence?
Jenny explained that those fence were built as a ‘prevention’ in case any North Koreans swim over. =/

Since there’s no jam and we managed to get back to Seoul less than an hour(On a Monday morning), all of us went to a small cafe to chill~

This Tapioca latte taste not bad as well!

So… Are you excited to learn about the academy that we went to?

Sand Factory Vocal Academy

Bingo! Here we’re at Sand Factory Vocal Academy!
They are the training ground for Voice of Korea(Variety Show) participants as well! (^_^)

Our Vocal & Dancing teacher are already waiting for us. ^^

While we settled ourselves and warming up, how can I give selca a miss when there’s such a huge mirror?! =P

Girls~~ *hahahaha*

Hatsue 언니 is well prepared to dance! Look at her sudden change of attire!
Hip-hop 언니~

And the song that we’re going to learn is non-other than…

Since there are 12 of us, we were split into 2 teams, Team A and B.

Team A

Team B

After a round of battle between the 2 teams….

Team A won! *skip and dance like PSY*

During the interval break, I went to loiter about this academy.
Over at Sand Factory, they have about 2 levels of practise rooms, 2 recording studios and dance rooms for their students.

And from what I had learnt, they have on-going mini concert/performing opportunities to boast the confidence level of the students before they head out for audition as well.

Some artists were from/came to Sand Factory as well. Baek Ji Young is one of them.

With our Vocal trainer, HyeLim-ssi.

FYI, She had released a single album last year! What shocked Kang Yi and I was that, she’s younger than us! (by months). *(><)*

Our Dancing trainer.

Don’t you think he looks like handsome Nicholas Tse?? ^^

A pose with Sandfactory wallpaper.

I have to admit that I really had a fun time over at Sand Factory.
Maybe when my korean is much better, I might want to try recording a song here? *dreaming*

Do pay a visit to their(Sand Factory) website/ Naver blog or Facebook site as well!

In my Next Post, I would give you a short brief about where you should visit in Gangnam-gu, which you could plan in your itinerary in future! (It’s a half-day tour as well!)

Stay tune & Remember to check out Buzz Korea Site (icon) as well!


buzz KOREA is an online community platform that allows users to share and upload content about Korea and its tourism. buzz KOREA members share their blog posts, photos and videos about their stories and experiences to help others discover the hidden attractions of Korea.

The “Touch Korea Tour” campaign provides participants with the opportunity to tangibly experience Korea in person. Participants of this tour travel throughout Korea, exploring the various attractions and sights of the country. In turn, they help spread other travellers find unique destinations and activities to try.


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