Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Collaboration with Soul Scarves: Giveaway!

Hello darling readers. If you haven't noticed, Muslim Backpackers Seoul now have a sister site. *points to the right side of the blog*. Yes, we have branched out! Soul Scarves is an online store selling scarves and shawls for Muslim hijab or as accessory to splash up your outfits. The store is still very new, so we don't have much traffic yet. So, if you know of anyone who loves printed scarves please point them to our store's way. The designs are absolutely beautiful if I may say so myself. Hehe.

So to celebrate the launching of Soul Scarves (see how Soul sounds totally like Seoul? not so subtle hinting that we are related here), the store is doing a special giveaway exclusive for Muslim Backpackers Seoul readers! Yeayyy :D The first four readers to buy any scarf at Soul Scarves will receive 1 (one) piece of T-Money card worth 2,500 KRW. You only have to answer this very simple question:

Where is Seoul Central Mosque located?

Put down your answer in the Promotion Code field on the Order Form, and that's it! You will be notified by e-mail if you've won the card.

Please give the same amount of love to Soul Scarves that you've given this site. 감사합니다 and we hope to see you there! ♥

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Yeti Restaurant

Category: Restaurant - Halal Restaurant
Nearest Subway Station: Hongik University Station (Line 2, AREX)
Distance from Subway Station: 573 meters (Exit 9)
District (gu): Mapo-gu
GPS: 37.552509,126.92338   

This restaurant is a bit out of the way from the nearest subway station. However it is located near the park where the Hope and Free Market are hosted every Saturday and Sunday. This restaurant is also very near a cat cafe. So if you are already around the area and find yourself hungry for sustenance why not visit this restaurant? Yeti Restaurant buys their meat from halal butchers in Itaewon so if you're craving for meat, try this restaurant and let us know how they fare :)

Yeti Restaurant is open everyday from 11.00 AM until 2.00 AM. A set lunch for two costs around 24,000 KRW. (source 1, source 2, source 3)

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Travel Planning Service - Puan Khadijah's Testimonial

Puan Khadijah and her husband visited South Korea to attend a conference in Phoenix Park. While there she took the chance to travel Seoul too. She subscribed to the travel planning service to help with her planning. Here is her testimonial for the service:
Although South Korea is very excellent in its tourism sector, this country still very much loves its own language that you may not get all info conveniently if you don't know their language. Adding to the fact, you are also a muslim and the place to perform solah and halal food becomes your priority. Hence there are only 2 ways to move about conveniently in Korea: (1) Get a tourist guide who understand the needs of muslim or (2) Do the proper planning.

I decided to choose (2) because I was in a shoestring budget. But I also do not know about places in Korea. There are many websites which provide a lot of info, however you won't have time to study all them!

Here's where the travel planning service becomes handy and necessary. Alhamdulillah I am delighted to have used Fadzlin's service. She was informative, she handled my questioned well, and was patient too with a customer like me. With Fadzlin's very detailed and organized planning service, I instantly knew about how much I need to spend on food and transportation, and the map sketch were very handy as many online maps presents less detail and are in Korean language.

So many thanks Fadzlin and may Allah bless you in your undertakings :-) - Puan Khadijah, Malaysia

Thank you Puan Khadijah for your very generous review of the service. I appreciate it very much. For my other readers' information, she has a blog that chronicled her travel to South Korea (and also her coming travel plans). She has shared a lot of useful information so do visit her site.

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