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Articles to help you become more self-sufficient in Changwon:

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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Post Office

The Post Office in Korea is very helpful and useful if you have some basic Korean. If you are not confident in your Korean, the best advice is to tell your coworker what you need to do and ask them to write a note for you. The employees at the …

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Language Exchange in Changwon

Language Exchange is popular in big cities. The Language Exchange is good for both learners. By attending the Language Exchange, learners can feel comfortable in many situations. Koreans who learn English don’t feel shy any more. Expats who learn Korean meet good friends who tell them good expressions. Unlike big cities, a …

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Support Your Local iDIY Professional

I dropped a phone. The screen broke. The back screen broke. A beautiful pane of shattered touch-screen glass all over a classroom. A thousand shards in a fingertip. Apple products aren’t that hard to repair yourself. The guides at www.ifixit.com are comprehensive and unsoiled. Here’s the typical end-user experience of …

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Hitting the Nail On The Head

The lack of readily available tools and hardware stores is the single most emasculating thing about living in South Korea. Whether you want to cover yourself in 10W40 motor oil and eat a burger or just stab yourself repeatedly in the foot with a screwdriver, the poor selection of tools …

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The New Immigration Office

The new immigration office sits in bureaucratic hiding towards the Free Trade Area of Masan. The short move: 300 yards down the street, seems to have invigorated the staff and instilled some efficiency. To get there, taking a bus is only around 5 minutes longer than a taxi, although a …

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How to Transfer Money

Eventually you will need to transfer money in Changwon. Maybe you will want to run in a foot race. Or you will want to rent a pension. Or you will want to buy something. Anyway, when this happens, do not panic. It is quite a simple thing to do. And …

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Visa Run to Fukuoka

Please note: All information in this article is current as of early 2013.  If viewing this well in the future, logistics and numbers may vary. If you’ve been here awhile (or at least long enough to be changing jobs), you’ll have learned that if you have a tourist, student, or …

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Sewing Store in Dogye dong

Contributed by Conrad Hughes: The Man With The Plam Sewing Factory in Dogye Dong offers a selection of thread, material, equipment and general textile auxiliaries for the discerning, stylish Dogyite looking to mend that pair of trousers they broke fighting that alligator one time. Located about 100m past Seobu Sports Centre …

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Cats and Dogs

Many people find themselves with a wonderful ball of fur while here in Changwon. We have collected the hospitals in the area where Veterinarians are known to speak English. ** At the moment we don’t have any emergency numbers. When you visit your veterinarian, please ask about numbers and prices for …

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Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner. Finding a costume in South Korea takes a little more planning than back home. We have compiled a list of options for you. If you have another place that has Halloween goodness, please let us know on Changwonderful’s Facebook. Sunny Smart Shopping Sunny will help you …

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Tax Office

Taxes are something we don’t think too much about while in Korea. If you want information about taxes you can go here, here, or call 1588-0560 to get information in English. You can call the local tax office, but it is best to expect Korean only. (055) 239-0200 Changwon/Jinhae Office …

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