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Friday, April 15, 2016

Im flying again..to Korea

Date: 25 Feb 2016 to 6 March 2016

Anneonghaseyo...

Korea ni memang ak nk g..tapi xde dlm top wishlist pn sbb Jepun yg lagi sanagt2 nak g..dkt2 nk g pn masih ragu2 lg nk g ke tak atas pelbagai perkara. Tapi kalau dh takdirnya aku kesana kan, sampai la jgk..dan yang penting, Alhamdulillah keputusan aku x salah. What a marvelous, mesmerizing place it was.

6 bulan berlalu baru sempat nk masuk gambar..dh ingat2 lupa dh itinerary kt sana..tgk gmbr jela eh..hehe

*itinerary dh jmp tapi yg ni sebenarnya personal note jgk..tp paste jela yg ni malas nk karang panjang2 lagi..tgk gmbr2 dulu ye last skali ada iti yg ditampal tu ;)




















































..nnt sambung lg..

Itinerary Korea (Seoul and Sokcho 25 Feb-6 Mac 2016)

Date
Time
Venue
Fee
How to Get There
Remarks
Total spend

25/2/2016
SEOUL
1am
KLIA 2
Wrapping RM10.60 per bag



RM10.60
8.30am
Incheon International Airport
T-Money free dr KTO (or buy new 2500 won)

Topup 30k won


-       Kat Immi ramai giler orang beratur. Kena g cepat.
-       Dah adaT-Money free dari KTO Malaysia.
-       Topup T-Money di GS 25, Mini stop, 7-Eleven, subway station.
-       Baki boleh refund asal kurang KRW20,000. Kad boleh simpan.

165.125k
10k
2.5k

11am
Patio59 Hongdae
Add :
3F, 459-7 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu
Mapo-Gu
121-842 Seoul

Train tix 4650 (beli kt tix machine)

117125 won/pax @ RM428/pax for 9 nights
AREX all stop train from Incheon airport to Hongik Uni station. Walk for 15-20 minutes.
-       Print hotel voucher. Bayar cash kat hotel RM 1,712 (468,500 won).
-       Sebab sampai awal boleh tinggal barang dulu sebelum check-in.
-       Naik AREX sebenarnya dah boleh guna T-Money
-       Beli tix kat machine boleh ambik blk deposit dlm 500 won
Evening
Hongdae Street

Hello Kitty Café di Hongdae

Hongik University

Hongik University Station, Exit 9. Walk to Hongik Uni road.

Hello Kitty Café sebelah Trick Eye Museum.

Just walk around Hongdae Street. More alive at night, esp weekend. Street performance by youngsters.

Ada kedai kebab Halal.

Boleh sampai Hongik Uni jgk.

Night
Dongdaemun Design Plaza

Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Line 2,4,5 Exit 1.
Architecturally unique design building.
Ada bunga LED atas bumbung tingkat 4 (LED Bulbs Garden).
LED Rose Garden 19:00-00:00 
(until end of Feb, 2016). Tutup Isnin.
Ada show kat bwh mall2 besar.
Ewha Women University
Face mask 10k

Ewha Women University Korea Station Line 2 exit 2 atau 3.

Ewha ada Campus Complex (better gi malam ada view di basement level 6).

Skincare and clothes shops. Walk around the streets. Boleh jumpa yg murah2.

Other expenses
Foods: 2.5k (Air mineral 0.5k, Nasi 2k)
7E


26/2/2016
SEOUL
Morning-Night
Nami Island, Petite France, and The Garden Morning Calm

Gapyeong Station --> Nami Island --> Petite France --> Cheongpyeong Station --> Garden Of Morning Calm

Supposed ITX 4k tapi sbb sedikit confusing ITX dgn subway last2 naik ITX for free

Taxi di Gapyeong stn to port to Nami Island 3600/taxi. Sorang 0.9k won

By ITX di Cheongnyangni stn ke Gapyeong Station



Nak cpt naik ITX (Intercity Train Express) di Cheongnyangni stn ke Gapyeong Station 4000 won (45 mins). Train setiap 30 mins.

Can get subway tukar kat Sanbong ke Gapyeong.

Di Gapyeong stn ambik Gapyeong City Tour Bus for free using voucher from KTO worth 5000 won (Check the timetable). Boleh start naik kat mana2 stop. Kalau nak cepat boleh ambik teksi.

Bas pertama 9.00 pagi. Guna tiket yang sama untuk semua dlm route Gapeong City tour tu.

Amik brochure kat Tourist Information Centre untuk jadual bas dan etc.

21.9k
13.35k
Nami Island

8.0k tiket feri return

Makan kat drama Cafe 9.75k
By ferry.
Dari Gapyeong Stn 15 mins.

Ferry start 7.30 pg. Tiap 30 mins lepas first feri, 10-20 mins dari 9 pg – 6 ptg.

Nasi Goncang (Dosirak) 5000 won utk yg basic kat Drama Café

Basikal 5000 won sejam (kena bg IC) sbb kwsan luas dan ada hotspot tempat. Start kul 9 pg. (xnaik, jln pn okay je)

Petite France


Entrance fee 6k (less 1k voucher dari KTO)
Naik Gapyeong City Tour Bus for free dari Nami Island. Tunggu depan 7E.

Perjalanan 30 mins, bas sejam skali. Boleh tanya kat information center lepas turun dr ferry.

Open 9 pg – 6 pm. Bangunan France style. Okay la..dpt view sungai/Nami Island dr tmpat tinggi.

The Garden Morning Calm
Entrance fee 7k won (harga asal 9k tp dpt less 2k guna voucher download dr website, xde dlm buku kupon)
Naik Gapyeong City Tour Bus dr Petite France. Dalam sejam.

Balik tunggu bas ni lagi ke nearest station,

Ada LED festival 5 – 9 mlm. (kalo bukan peminat LED, pokok2 n bunga2 ni sesuai g time spring. Winter time ada salji nice jgk. kalau x segalanya gondol. Instead baik singgah bike rail. My 2cents.)
Other expenses
Foods: 3.6k (Red beans bun 1k, Nasi 7e 1.3k, Banana milk 1.3k)


27/2/2016 SEOUL
Morning
Lotte World di Jamsil

Exit Jamsil Station line 8.
Di tengah bandar Seoul lalu dalam Lotte mall.

Amik pic kat luar depan pintu masuk Lotte World. Ala2 disney world. Nice park outside.

64k
9.5k
8.5k


Noon-evening
Dotta Mall
Souvenir at Arirang 35k


Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station Line 2,4,5 Exit 14 keluar kiri jalan 300 meter.

ATAU

Dongdaemun Station (Seoul Subway Line 4), Exit 8. Cross the street, and walk 130m forward

Dota Mall 24 jam. Airang Shop tingkat 6, Korea Souvenir Shop. T-shirt, key-chain, Fridge Magnet murah. Kain cotton dan silk. Boleh tax refund (Barang2 kat Namdaemun lagi murah.)
Pyoung Hwa Clothing Market

Winter jacket 29k
Dongdaemun Station Exit 2/ walk next to Doota mall exit Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station

masuk dlm DSC jalan terus jumpa pintu depan. Naik tangga jumpa Pyoung Hwa Clothing Market depan seberang jalan.
Cheongyecheon
Stream

Walk from Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station > doota mall > ke pyoung hwa > lalu stream > ikan bakar > Namdaemun gate.
Other options:
-   City Hall, Jonggak, Jongno 3-ga, Jongno 5-ga, Dongdaemun, Sinseol-dong (Line 1)
-   City Hall, Euljiro 1-ga, Euljiro 3-ga, Euljiro 4-ga, Sindang, Sangwangsimni (Line 2)
-   Jongno 3-ga (Line 1, 3 and 5)
-   Dongdaemun History & Culture Park (Line 4)
-   Gwanghwamun (Line 5 Exit 5)

Night
Ikan bakar
Each 7.250k
Walk

Other option as review by others:

Dongdaemun Station Exit 2







Namdaemun gate


Taxi to hospital and from hospital to guest house. ~9.5k each
Walk
Ada tempat jual face mask, aloe gel etc murah2 giler.

WHEN AND WHERE THE NIGHTMARE BEGAN. A FRIEND WAS DIAGNOSED WITH ANAPHYLAXIC WITH SHOCK.

Other expenses
Biskut Tamtam  2.5/2 1.25k
Lotte Mall

28/2/2016
SEOUL
After Asar



Started late to take rest at the morning. SEOUL IS SNOWING.
3k
1k

Gwanghamun Square/Plaza

Gwanghamun Station. 500 meter dari Deoksugung Palace, depan Gyeongbokgung Palace
Tugu peringatan King Saejong The Great dan Admiral Statue. Weekend ada event.
Hujung dataran ada Gwanghamun Gate. Changing Guard pukul 11 am, 2 & 4 ptg selama 10 mins.
Night
Hongdae street and Hongik University
Mask 3k

Kitkat 7E x1 1k (cop halal Jakim okay)

Just walk around Hongdae Street. Lively night. Street dance, sing etc. Ada event by KBS world.

Certain barang murah2 jugak.

Jalan2 sampai Hongik Uni.

29/2/2016
SOKCHO
11.00am
Dongseul Bus Terminal (Seoul) – Sokcho
Bus fare 17.3/pax

Foods: 6.9k (Pringles 3.5k (share dgn Mina) 1.75k seorang, Kitkat x4 4k, Nasi 1.15k)
Naik train stop di Gangbyeon Station Line 2 Exit 4 n cross jalan. Beli tiket n naik bas di Dongseoul Bus Terminal ke Sokcho. Sampai Sokcho Intercity Bus Terminal.
Perjalanan 2.5-3.0 jam. Bas terawal pukul 6.25 pg, last pukul 11 mlm. Bas ada setiap ½ jam kalau xsilap. Bas akan stop kat RnR dlm 10-20 mins (confirm dgn driver). Sampai Sokcho Intercity Bus Terminal boleh beli terus tiket balik siap2 kalau dh confirm bila blk.
37.7k
6.9k
2.00pm
The House Hostel
2 person/room 20k/pax/night
Walk from Sokcho Intercity Bus Terminal
1 bilik 2 orang. Bilik besar dan selesa.
Evening
Abai Village
Gangwon-do Sokcho-si Cheongho-dong
강원 속초시 청호동 아바이마을 1076

Boat Fare - 200krw/one way

0.4k won/pax  return.
Walk from the guest house

Other options:

From Sokcho Intercity Bus Terminal, take city bus No. 7-1 Walk 5 min and take a boat on the way to Cheongho-dong.

Gaetbae (pulled by ropes on the boat)

1/3/2016
SEOUL/
ITAEWON
After Subuh
Yeonggeumjeong Sunrise Pavilion
Walk for free
Around 20 mins walk.
Tgk sunrise dan view bandar Sokcho tepi laut, tepi Gunung. Picturesquare, great and amazing =)

10.am
Mt Seorak

Bas mini dr guest house ke Seoraksan 1200 won sehala. 2.4k/pax return

Entrance 3.5k won
Tiket cable car 10k won

Ada Aallack Temple 500 meter dr cable station atas.
Ada icon Bear dan patung budha. Ada tempat tulis wish.

Bawak makanan nasi, makan atas gunung
Perjalanan dalam sejam. Naik bas no 7-1 atau 7. Bayar cash. Last bas pukul 9 mlm.

Nak balik Seoul kena turun kat Intercity Bus Terminal di Sokcho. Kalu Sokcho Express Bas Terminal mahal.
Ada loker simpan brg 500 won. Cable car 15 mins.
Tiket simpan. Puncak daki tanga 15-20 mins.

33.2k
10k
4.30-7.00pm
Sokcho Intercity Bus Terminal – Dongseul Bus Terminal (Seoul)
Bus fare 17.3/pax
Sampai terminal pergi ke subway Gangbyeon Station.

Isyak
Mosque Itaewon

Makan kat EID restaurant 10k
Gangbyeon Station Line 2 - Itaewon Station Line 6 Exit 3
Banyak kedai makan Halal. Nak ke masjid agak mendaki bukit. Ramai jmp org Malaysia boleh tanya je mana masjid, ataupn mana2 kedai kat situ.
2/3/2016
SEOUL
Day

Angguk Station> Insadong St > Gyeongbokgung Palace > National Folk Museum > Bukchon Hanok Village >Angguk Station

*Need revision of the station and route.


*Myeongdong and Namdaemun are walk distance
Insadong Market @ Insadong Street

Anguk Station Exit 6 jalan 100 meter then masuk kiri

ATAU
Jonggak Station Exit 3 jalan 300 meter masuk kiri dan jalan lg 100 meter belah kiri

Every Saturday from 14:00 – 22:00 and Sunday from 10:00 – 22:00, some streets are blocked off from traffic and it becomes a cultural space. Stores set up booths outside and others set up shops (Korean candy merchants and fortune tellers.) There are traditional performances and exhibits as well.
18.5k
81.9k
7.8k
Gyeongbokgung Palace






Masuk free places je..area depan2.




Angguk Station, walk

ATAU
Gyeongbokgung Station (Subway Line 3), exit 5.
ATAU
Ganghwamun Station (Subway Line 5), exit 2 and walk 400 meters
Entance 3000 won. Ada Royal Guard Changing Ceremonies setiap hari kecuali Selasa tutup depan entrance gate start 10 pg, 1 tgh dan 3 ptg selama 20 mins.
ada Sumunjang Costume Experiences (free)
buka 9 pg – 5 ptg
Pintu blkg nampak Korean Blue House (Rumah Presiden)


National Folk Museum
Free entrance
Angguk Station
Sebelah Gyeongbokgung Palace, On the way to Bukchon Hanok Village.

Bukchon Hanok Village


Line 3 turun di Anguk Station Exit 2 dan jalan 300 meter.
10-15 mins dari Gyeongbokgung Palace.
Tempat film Personal Taste and ada 8 photospot.
Tutup hari Selasa.



Namsan Tower and park








Namsan Oreumi untuk ke cable car 8500 won return./ walk for free

Cable car sehala 6000 won, roundtrip 8.5k won/pax.

Myeongdong Station (line 4), exit 4.


Walk is okay tp agk mendaki.

To Namsan Oreumi: Jalan terus sampai jumpa building Slate Tower simpang jalan besar. Belok kiri jgn lintas dan jalan terus sampai ke penghujung jumpa lif. (akan nampak Namsan Oreumi selepas belok ke kiri.)

Malam view Seoul.

If nak naik tower 9000 won.



Myeongdeong Market

Walk from Namsan Tower.

Or

Myeongdeong Station Line 4 Exit 6 @ 7


Kosmetik murah dan brg branded.

Bangunan Forever 21 free pakai handbook

Night
Yeouido Park

Yeouinaru Station Line 5 Exit 3.
Area Han River. Ada bangunan MBC, KBS dan 63 building tidak jauh dari situ. We just lepak2 n picnic beli mknn kt Myeongdong street. Ada cruise kalau berminat.

Arirang shop at Doota Mall


Boleh buat tax refund. Kena guna credit card. Kalau xnak guna card, refund kat airport je.
Other expenses
T-Money topup: 10k
Shopping 81.9k (poskad, aloe gel, innisfree, bj baby, bj korea)
Foods: 7.8k


3 Mac Keluar dgn Marina
Evening/
Night
Namdaemun Market, Myeongdong
Shopping: 59.9k (brooch 30k, magnet 10k, tshirt 10k, kasut 9.9k)

Kebab: 5k/2 2.5k
Hoehyeon Station, Line 4, exit no. 6 jalan 100 meter masuk lorong kanan.

ATAU
Seoul Station Line 1 @ 4, Exit 4 jln 250 meter.
ATAU
City Hall Station Line 1 @ 2 Exit 8 jalan 430 meter.
ATAU

Semua tempat ni boleh jalan kaki je, bersambung.

Namdaemun>Myeondong by walk.
Ahad tutup. Buka 7 pg - 4 ptg. Sabtu 7 pg – 12 pm. Ada kedai lain yg buka pukul 4 ptg – 3 pg.
Brooch, sutera korea. T-shirt I Love Korea murah.

Ada bangunan hijau nama E-Lengdang/E-World tingkat 2 kedai no. 209 & 168, brooch murah. (as review by others) Try check kedai lain, pattern mcm2..kena gaya boleh dapt murah jgk.

Sambung dgn bangunan E-world, ada bangunan kaler oren/merah kalau xsilap. Boleh g kedai souvenir Korean boleh ckp Melayu, dkt ngn bridge yg sambung dua bangunan tu. Ketip kuku sepapan ada 10 dpt 5k. Chopstick besi dlm plastic 1k. *please get just this price or cheaper.

T-shirt kat street bawah tu ada boleh dpt 3helai 10k.


59.9k
2.5k
4/3/2016 LONE RANGER
Day
Kyunghee university
Banana milk x2 2.6k
Subway to Hoegi Station, Walk follow signboard to Kyunghee Uni
Like going to Athens. Architecturally amazing buiding. Gothic style?

Lps exit ada jual strawberry n buah murah. Ok la dr Seoul.
55k
2.6k
Angguk Station
Buy bagpack at shop near Insadong street. 10k
Angguk Station.

Night
Seoul Station, Namdaemun
Beli baju baby ala2 korean style. yg 25k tawar2 dpt 15 k. ada dpt smpai 10k.

Total spend: 45k
Subway Seoul Station. Walk to Namdaemun Market. Balik naik train dari Hoehyeon Station dkt Namdaemun.
Just having a little time wandering alone in the city.

Subway seoul station pergi ke korail station (Seoul station) utk tukar tiker tourist train ke DMZ esok. Go to Information counter at the center. Boleh book untuk kawan jugak.

Pergi Namdaemun balik cari barang org kirim. Malam xsemua kedai bukak n dah nak tutup. So take chance to bargain with bit of korean language. They sure will like it.
5/3/2016
SEOUL - DMZ - SEOUL -INCHEON
Morning
Check out
Taxi 7100. 1.775k seorang

Simpan barang kat locker Seoul Station: 4k for 12 hrs 2k/pax
By taxi sbb banyak barang.

Or

Subway to Seoul Station, jalan ke Seoul Sation tmpt KTX and segala macam  ketapi.
Harga depends kat size locker, ambik besar boleh share. Harga yang dipaparkan kat locker untuk 12 jam.
22.875k
8.3k
4.6k

Day
DMZ
DMZ train: Redeem korail tourist train free pass from KTX KL at Seoul Station.

Tour bus at Dorasan sation: 12.2k/pax for using tram into 3rd tunnel. If by walk less than 10k.

Foods: 4.6k (Banana milk 1.4k, nasi 3.2k)
DMZ train: Seoul Station- Dorasan Station.

Take tour bus at Dorasan Station to Dora Observatory, The 3rd tunnel etc.
Leisure and memorable historical trip. Nice train. New knowledge, experience. Enough to know about the war between NK and SK. About how NK built the very long underground tunnels to Seoul. The mines, the village. Worth the time and my RM42.70. Recommended if you have a limit budget. Further could go to JSA within DMZ with more cost. Or just find agent goes into NK literally.

Night
Incheon Airport
Take Express AREX 6.9k won. Free water bottle redeem at Incheon station using coupon from KTO
AREX Express from Seoul Station. Buy tix at counter.
Night stay at Incheon. Early check in (if no luggage) could use the rest area to shower, use massage chair, sleeping couch, etc for free.

Tax refund at machine because refund less than 75k. After check in and go through immi go to respective place to collect the cash.

Surau at duty free area after immi.
Myeongdong underground shopping mall
VIXX album 8.3k


6/3/2016
INCHEON - KL
9.35 am
Flight to KL
In-flight meals RM20
Airasia
Sampai pukul 3.30 ptg
RM20
3.30 pm Malaysia time
Arrived KLIA2





TOTAL: 308.8 (accommodation, transportation, fees) + 282.1 (shopping) + 59.75 (foods) = 650.65
RM1078 + RM984.5 + 208.5 = RM 2271
TOTAL including flight tix, excluding shopping and other expenses in ringgit (RM1078+RM208.5+RM745+RM10 (wrap)+RM20 (meal)) = RM2061.50
Flight tix: RM 745.00 returns including check in baggage 20kg, respectively. (baggage actually for 2 people)
Currency exchange: KRW 1000 = RM3.49
Total change: KRW660,000 = RM2303.4
*SEOUL STAY:   Patio59 Guest House: Room for 4 person.  117, 125/9night/pax = RM 408.80 @≈13,013.9/night/pax = RM45.42/night/pax
                               Not too spacious but has everything. 1 double decker, 1 queen size bed. Private toilet, fridge, washing machine, TV.
*SOKCHO:          The House Hostel: Room for 2 person.  20k/night/pax @ RM69.80/night

                               Cosy and nice hostel. Near to bus terminal and beach. Spacious room. 1 double decker. Private toilet, fridge, TV.

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