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Bukmyeon

The Changwon Expats Facebook Group gets quite a few requests during summertime for the whereabouts of the Bukmyeon river beach so I figured I’d write up something about this place. Bukmyeon is known for its persimmons and hot springs. In a previous article, we wrote about these hot springs. Now as …

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The 53rd Gunghangje Festival (Cherry Blossoms)

Happy Cherry Blossom Festival! The flowers have currently bloomed in Jinhae and Changwon. For maps and directions to the festival, please visit our older article or look at the second brochure below designed by city hall. Otherwise, here is an updated list of events and activities from April 1st – 10th, …

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Changwon Salsa and Bachata Dancing

  Here is information regarding Salsa and Bachata dance classes in Changwon. The class  features New York style salsa (ON2) class and is aimed towards beginners. Anyone who wants to learn how to salsa dance can take this class.   For more information please join their official Facebook page. 

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Creative Korea

If you’re an artist of some sort and looking to get more involved, you’re in luck because a social media company based on helping creative minded people has formed in Changwon! I asked Creative Korea to write up a little about their company, as you can see below. To find out …

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A Walking Tour of Masan

By Rafael Hernandez 1. Moonshin Art Museum (문신미술관) In the Chusan-dong district of Masan, there are a couple of museums that are almost free, with a great view of the Masan Bay and make for a great outing for those weekends when you want to do local tourism. The Moonshin Art …

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Migrants Arirang Festival 2014

For exact event information please click here. As there isn’t much information in English, I’ve tried to decipher the Korean and this is the result: Friday, October 10th – 7 PM – 9 PM will be the opening ceremony. There will be an opening performance from: Turkey, Taiwan, Japan, Mongolia, …

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Temples in Jinhae

There are a few beautiful temples in Jinhae that are well hidden in the Jangbok mountain. The lower temple, Daegwangsa 대광사, has a beautiful garden and peaceful location.  Upon wandering around, I found myself surprised to see that there was a Sri Lankan monk who lives and manages the temple …

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Sun Beach Waterpark

Upon driving up the road towards the Jangbok tunnel, I came to notice a waterpark in Jinhae. After speaking to my students about their summer vacations, I have confirmed its name: Sun Beach. It is where Parkland amusement park once was. Anyways, I can’t promise it is amazingly awesome but …

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International Money Order

The United States Seoul Embassy offers numerous services via mail. Unless you go in person, you must pay with an International Money Order made out to the US Embassy. This is not a common bank service in Changwon so here’s how to do it: KEB and NH are the two …

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Dos Mas

It has come to our attention that there is a Mexican chain restaurant in town, Dos Mas, over in the university area. Their website can be found here. One of our kind citizens has left us with a photo of the menu and another a photo of their food! Dos …

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