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Articles about how to perform everyday essential tasks in Changwon:

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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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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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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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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Korean Classes

There are several options for Korean classes in Changwon. Depending on your level of commitment, financial situation and your free time, you can choose from one of the following options in Changwon. Tuesdays @ 7:30 in Changwon, Jungang- Dong (Free) Every Tuesday at 7:30 people meet and do a language …

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Changwon Waste and Recycling

Recycling can be confusing in any city across the world. We are here to bring clarity to a difficult and confusing procedure, that, once it understood, helps not just the environment, but help you meet the high standards of your landlord. Korea has a very successful recycling system.  But, to …

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The Dimes They Are a Changin’

Contributed by Coins to Notes Exchange Facilitator, Niall Ruddy It may well be a cultural quirk but it seems that westerners tend to be slightly embarrassed about standing in a mart counting through coins to pay for something so most people will have a jar or some such receptacle full …

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Changwon Immigration Office

*** Immigration has moved!! Until we get the new information, here is a flyer from immigration. The new building is behind HiMart. The new phone number is 055) 981-6000.** Whether you need a new visa, are switching contracts, or something else, the Immigration Office provides Changwon with all things immigration. The …

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Facebook Group Guide

When first arriving in Changwon, it can seem impossible to find other foreigners. Depending on where you live there may be weeks where you might go a few days without seeing any western faces. For this reason we have compiled the best places to go on the internet to seek …

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Mybi Bus and Nubija Pass

If you use the bus frequently or are interested in Nubija, it is a great idea to get a Mybi. They can be bought at any GS25 or Family Mart and save you 100 won per ride on all buses. Buying a Mybi Usually the Mybis are located behind the counter. …

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How to Get a License

Between the buses and Nubija in Changwon, it is pretty easy to get around. However, if you are still in need of a transportation fix it is possible to buy a car or scooter. We’ll save details for how to buy a car in Changwon for a later post. In …

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An Introduction to Nubija

Nubija (Nearby Useful Bike, Interesting Joyful Attraction) is Changwon’s bicycle lending program.  It was started up in 2008, and as of Spring 2012, there are 230 unmanned terminals to check in and out the bikes, through use of a membership card (MyBi pass) or one-day pass (via the station kiosk). …

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