Monday, October 7, 2013

Trick Eye Museum

Category: Attraction - Museum
Nearest Subway Station: Hongik University Station (Line 2, AREX)
Distance from Subway Station: 346 meters (Exit 9)
District (gu): Mapo-gu
GPS: 37.553551,126.921689

If museums are not your thing, this one might change your mind yet. Instead of showing old artifacts, this museum has pictures and props designed to "trick" the brain. You can take pictures and have a fun day overall here. It is a good place to bring children to and worth a visit if you are already around Hongdae area. (source).

NOTE: Until 31st December 2013 you can use this coupon for a discounted entry ticket.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Yang Good Korean BBQ Lamb Restaurant

Category: Restaurant - Halal Restaurant
Nearest Subway Station: Yeoksam Station (Line 2)
Distance from Subway Station: 289 meters (Exit 6)
District (gu): Gangnam-gu
GPS: 37.502177,127.034696
It is really unfortunate that there are not many choices for halal Korean food in Seoul. There is Murree Restaurant in Itaewon... and.... ? Well there are also many seafood options but I am sure we all agree that we. must. have. meat.

Fear not! You can have your sizzling, smoking grilled BBQ meat at this restaurant. They use lamb meat imported from Australia so they are Halal. Yeay! Prepare to spend a ~little~ bit extra though. But I'm sure the experience will be well worth it. Price is around 11,000 KRW - 22,000 KRW and the restaurant is open from 3 PM until late. (source 1, source 2)

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Travel Planning Service - Mr. Rusydi's Testimonial

If you like shopping, Seoul is definitely one of the places you should go. You can go bargain hunting at Dongdaemun wholesale that is open till early morning, you can buy unique and creative crafts at the Hongdae Hope and Free Market, get trendy and modern at Myeongdong, go traditional and buy antiques on the street of Insadong or take the glamour up a notch and visit Apgujeong Rodeo Street and  Garosu-gil. Mr. Rusydi and his friend had fun traversing the streets of Seoul going sightseeing, hiking and shopping and this is what he had to say about the service:
Unexpected prompt & fast planning service by Fadzlin (Muslim Backpackers Seoul) at affordable rates.
Directions were quite clear and exact. I am definitely satisfied with the itineraries.
Overall experience meet my expectation.
Kudos to Fadzlin for your great efforts in planning out our itineraries. 
- Mr. Rusydi, Singapore

Thank you Mr. Rusydi for sharing your comments and these lovely pictures. I hope your wish to return to Seoul again will come true!

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Istanbul Kebab

Category: Restaurant - Halal Restaurant
Nearest Subway Station: Hongik University Station (Line 2, AREX)
Distance from Subway Station: 196 meters (Exit 8)
District (gu): Mapo-gu
GPS: 37.555784,126.924297

Here is a kebab restaurant in Hongdae. Istanbul Kebab is located just a few steps away from Hongik University Station's Exit 8. You can have a choice of Chicken Kebab (4,000 KRW), Lamb Kebab (5,000 KRW) or have a mix of both (5,000 KRW). If you are in the neighbourhood and craving for some affordable halal meat, drop by here. (source)

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Cheongdamdong Fashion Street

Category: Attraction - Shopping
Nearest Subway Station: Apgujeongrodeo Station (Bundang Line)
Distance from Subway Station: 410 meters (Exit 2,3)
District (gu): Gangnam-gu
GPS: 37.52683,127.045466

Cheongdamdong Fashion Street is a very high scale shopping district. Luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Gucci, Giorgio Armani and many others all have their flagship stores in this district. There is also the Galleria Department Store that is directly connected with the Apgujeongrodeo Station. This street is dubbed the luxury mecca of Seoul. And for K-Pop fans, it might interest you to know that SM Entertainment building is also on the same street, and you might stumble into your favourite artists here. (source)

Location in Google Map:

The station is not listed in Google Map yet.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Travel Planning Service - Miss Alyani's Testimonial

Going with the whole family doesn't mean you can't choose to go backpacking. Like Miss Alyani and her family who chose to engage with the Travel Planning Service here. Seoul have a lot of places to cater for everyone's needs. Lotte World or Everland for the kiddies, Namdaemun, Apgujeong for quality ladies shopping time, War Memorial and Gyeongbok Palace for the history buff.. the choice is endless. Using our service you can decide yourself where you want to go, and we will get you there!
Overall it is a comprehensive covers almost everything and helpful to us..there are times that we get lost (as we enjoying the scenery too much and shopping) but we manage to find d place based on d map helps us to keep on sum up, this is the right service dat u shud have before going to seoul and the best choice especially for those who have limited time to will amaze with what they did and provide for your trip just like me~~~thank you so much..we appreciate the hard work that you did and it worth every penny..! - Miss Alyani, Malaysia


Miss Alyani and her family sure look like they had a lot of fun! I'm glad I was able to be a part of that experience.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Going to Everland by Subway

There's a new LRT line that was recently opened in Yongin. The Everline LRT is connected to Giheung Station and its last station is Jeondae - Everland. Which is just next to the free shuttle bus to Everland. So instead of taking the bus #5002 from Gangnam Station, you can actually take the subway all the way through.

Here is how to do it from Myeongdong Station:
  • Take train to Chungmuro Station
  • Transfer to Line 3 and take train to Yangjae Station
  • Transfer to Shinbundang Line and take train to Jeongja
  • Transfer to Bundang Line and take train to Giheung
  • Transfer to Everline and take train to Jeondae - Everland
It costs about 3,950 KRW and is around 1 hour 45 minutes for the whole trip. So it might actually be faster (and cheaper) if you take the bus after all. But it is good to have another option. Happy trying!


Jeondae - Everland Station