Autumn in South Korea – Nami Island

This is definitely the highlight of our Autumn Trip here in Korea. It would not be complete without making a trip here to Nami Island. As for Malaysian, Nami Island’s popularity really zoomed up after the popular K-Drama, Winter Sonata dated way back in the year of 2002. If you just wondering whether we did watched the drama or not? We have not. We’re not a K-Drama fan as well as K-Pop too! Continue reading

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Autumn in South Korea – Bukchon Hanok Village, Insadong

Bukchon Hanok Village is a local traditional village located in between the two famous palaces of the Joseon Dynasty which is Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung. Instead of walking all the way up to Bukchon Hanok Village, we decided to take the subway line and stop over at Anguk Station. Yes! We need to save our energy since we gonna do a lots of walking today. This village is a home to countless numbers of traditional ‘Hanok’ originated during the Joseon Dynasty. Nowadays, some were used and transformed as a traditional centres, tea houses, restaurants and etc. Do bear in mind that this is basically a residential area. The least that we could do is to keep our noise levels at the minimum as possible. Do show some respect and to keep the privacy of the residents too. Continue reading

Autumn in South Korea – Gyeongbokgung Palace, Gwanghwamun Square

GYEONGBOKGUNG PALACE

There are a quite of numbers of palace around Seoul. To name a few, there are Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung, Changgyeonggung, Deoksugung and Gyeongheegung. Since we have such a limited time, we definitely opt for the largest  and arguably the most beautiful of all 5 palaces which is Gyeongbokgung Palace or commonly known as the ‘Northern Palace’. This is due to the location of the palace where it’s located furthest North which compared to the neighbouring palaces and this palace was built way back in the year of 1395. Wow! That was 600 years back! Continue reading

Autumn in South Korea – Samsung D’Light Gallery & Shop, Ewha Womans University

SAMSUNG D’LIGHT GALLERY & SHOP

Being a gadget freak (Read: Not me! It was FF. He’s totally an Apple gadget freak. Like seriously!), he really wanted to go to the newly open Samsung Innovation Museum located in Suwon where the museum features 150 inventions and products from Samsung as well as individuals and companies that have no ties with the Korean Company. As we’re having such a limited time and afraid that we could not reach the museum in time, we just decided to go to another option that we have which is Samsung D’Light Gallery in Gangnam within the Samsung Electronic Buildings.

Samsung D’Light is a compound of a digital and a light where Samsung’s vision is to bring light and joy to the digital world that we are currently living. The D’ carries a meaning of ‘Dynamic’, ‘Dream’ and ‘Diversity’. Continue reading