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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Pension Office

Many foreigners working in South Korea pay a portion of their monthly salary into the National Pension Service.  As with most paper work-related activity in Korea, the specific information, such as which countries participate in the program or their level of participation, varies. Without intending to be the authority on …

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Asia Marts

Asia Marts are a common occurrence throughout Korea. They usually have a big red sign and lots of ads for Calling Cards. Inside is a treasure trove of foods not normally found in typical Korean grocery stores. Though sometimes hard to find, these stores are fun to wander through,with their Halal meats, …

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The Frypan (closed in Sangnam)

While this information is still true for all the Frypan’s in the world, it is sadly not true in Changwon anymore. If another one appears, we will alert the press immediately.  With so many chicken places to choose from, some would say there’s no point saying one is better than …

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The Dentist

Edit 23/03/14: National Health Insurance now seemingly does cover dental! We’re not 100% sure on the details but for now just assume that it’s going to be cheaper. If anyone has the low down on what the accurate prices are with insurance, please message us. Either way, it is not …

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Getting Food Delivered

Every month you probably find a booklet attached to your door. Inside are seemingly hundreds of restaurants menus, waiting for you to call. While this seems like it should be a very difficult task, it can be quite simple and extremely rewarding. If you speak some Korean, this will be easier, …

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Cookie Plaza

While not the cheapest option for foreign foods, Cookie Plaza (쿠키프라자) does have some things that no other shops in Changwon have, namely baking supplies. If you are lucky enough to own an actual oven, this place has a plethora of ingredients, utensils and kitchen wares, conveniently located all in …

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The T-Shirt Shop (Auckland)

  Wandering around Jungang-dong, you may have seen Auck-Land (오클랜드). They always have lots of clothing outside for sale. It takes up two buildings and has a second floor, but the layout changes all the time, so its hard to say what exactly you will find. The have a large …

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Sangnam Market

Sangnam Market is a mainstay of Changwon life. Days ending in 4 and 9, the market comes to life with vendors selling fresh produce, fish and other meats, as well as household goods. Highlights include cheaper nuts, exotic looking sea creatures, and an occasional escaped octupus trying to make his/her …

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Bulgoksa

Bulgoksa is a temple located within Changwon City limits. It is in Daebang Dong, and offers a little slice of tranquility and beauty without that pesky travel time. Located on the side of a hill, this trip can include a short walk to the top for further relaxation. Bulgoksa is …

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