Global Wow Korea Supporter 2016 Day 3 (1) – A visit to 2012 Yeosu Expo Hall in 2016

Famous for its beautiful beaches and marinas, it is no doubt that Yeosu was being picked as host city for the 2012 World Expo. I couldn’t hold my excitement when I got to know that Yeosu was part of the plan itinerary for us simply because of the bittersweet moments I had with it:
1) I had full of regrets for not making a trip down to the Expo exhibitions back in 2012
2) Yeosu was being picked as part of my Thesis writeup for my assignment papers back in University days Continue reading “Global Wow Korea Supporter 2016 Day 3 (1) – A visit to 2012 Yeosu Expo Hall in 2016”

Global Wow Korea Supporter 2016 – Day 2 (2) Dongpirang Mural Village (동피랑마을) in Tongyeong City (통영시)

45minutes bus ride away from Geoje got us landed to another beautiful coastal port city, Tongyeong (통영시), in Gyeongsangnam-do.
It is often locally compared to the beautiful Italian port city of Naples where the sea is notably pristine and clear.
(the locals usually plan a 2D1N/3D2N trip to Busan-Geoje-Tongyeong as a short getaway!)

One of the main highlights in Tongyeong would be Dongpirang Village (동피랑마을) which filled up with murals wall paintings.
(Super Junior Kyuhyun recommended this place in “Experience Korea with Super Junior” for the tourists to visit too!)
No doubt, it’s a great place for anyone to have nice shots for your instagram though. Continue reading “Global Wow Korea Supporter 2016 – Day 2 (2) Dongpirang Mural Village (동피랑마을) in Tongyeong City (통영시)”

2016 Wow Korea Supporter Day 2 (Part 1) – Geoje Island hop (Haegeumgang River/Oedo Botania)

Known as the second largest island in Korea, Geoje city is located just off the coast of Busan, with a bus ride of 1.5hours(+/-) away.
 Apart from being the home of Korea major shipyards such as Daewoo and Samsung, Geoje city is made up of a number of islands and has been favoured travel destination by the local for its beautiful attractions.
(The locals love to trek/spending time at the beach area during the summer/Sunrise on the Lunar New Year) Continue reading “2016 Wow Korea Supporter Day 2 (Part 1) – Geoje Island hop (Haegeumgang River/Oedo Botania)”

Global Wow Korea Supporter 2016 – Day 1 (Busan→ Gamchon Cultural Village→ Jagalchi Market→ The Bay 101 더베이101 )

Busan (or Pusan) is the second largest city in South Korea located at the most southeastern peninsula of the country. Apart from being the country largest Sea-port, Busan is also known for the City that hosted mega events such as 2002 Asian Games, 2002 FIFA World Cup and the APEC 2005 Korea.

No doubt, this is one of the city where many Singaporeans love to plan into their itinerary for a short getaway for yummy seafood and pretty scenery to relax and to attend festivals events as well. (especially the yearly International Film Festival)

Here’s the list of places we will be covering in Busan:
1) Gamchong Culture Village
2) Jagalchi Fish Market
3) BIFF(Busan International Film Festival
4) The Bay 101 (Night view landscape)

Gamchong Culture Village

During the Korean war period, Busan is the temporarily city during the Korean War where many Refugees fled to stay in. As they started to build tents and houses; and this is how Gamchon Culture Village was being created! As this little village consists lots of heats suffering history of The Korean War and the territorial features, the hillside roads which holds significant cultural values, the residents decided to transform the design of their house-building in order to retain it’s uniqueness of the town. 🙂 Continue reading “Global Wow Korea Supporter 2016 – Day 1 (Busan→ Gamchon Cultural Village→ Jagalchi Market→ The Bay 101 더베이101 )”