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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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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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Community Theatre in Changwon

Calling all drama nerds! Did you know that there is a thriving expat community theatre presence in Changwon? Most recently, this past June saw the smash-hit performance of Ken Ludwig’s Leading Ladies, directed by Sunil Mahtani with technical direction by Nadia Ronan and featuring local actors Jeremy Bryan, Jordan Marett, Jake Clark, …

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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 Churches in Changwon

For foreigners who want to get involved in a Christian religious community in Changwon, there are a few options. As of July 2014, Smyrna Church in Sapa-dong has closed its English worship service, but in its place, a branch of Redeemer Church (based in Busan) will open in Sangnam-dong. This …

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Cafe Street (Garosoo-gil/가로수길)

Garosoo-gil in Korean (가로수길) means a tree-lined street. The most famous avenue with this moniker is in the ritzy Sinsa-dong in Seoul, but Changwon has its own Garosoo-gil in Yongji-dong, near Yongji Lake. The official name of the street is 용지로239번길 (Yongji-ro 239 beon-gil), but it’s more commonly known to …

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Sangnam “Barefoot” Park

Do you live in Sangnam? Do you want a break from the constant hustle and bustle of living in the neon capital of Changwon? Then there is a perfect place for you hidden right in your very own neighborhood. A few blocks up from Cookie Plaza and next to Ungnam …

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Seobu Sports Center

Excited about the upcoming Winter Olympics? Korean star Kim Yuna will probably dominate the figure skating competition, and if you fall in love with her like the rest of the country has, perhaps you will be inspired to try your hand (or foot) at ice skating. Changwon doesn’t get much …

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Kayaking around Changwon

Kayaking around coastal areas is very exciting.It’s a pity that we can not find good kayak programs and rent shops in South Korea. However there are a few kayak shops near Changwon. In the summer season there are marine leisure schools in Changwon. Kwanganri Marine Leports Center in Busan opens all year round. When persons …

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