South Korea Day 5: Goyang City

Day 5 was exciting day for me and my girls. I can visit “My Love From The Star” drama set and my girls can play in Onemount Snow Park

[10.30am-11am] Take taxi to Goyang city and alight at Kintex exhibition 2 parking lot.



[11am-12pm] Visiting My Love from The Star (one of my favorite drama) exhibition drama set. We are lucky to be able to visit this exhibition.




We took photo service at Do Min Joo balcony but too bad, the quality is not soo good


Literally, you can take a lot of photo in drama exhibition set because the set was built according to the actual drama scene.

  

 

[12pm-12.30pm] Take bus no 58 from Kintex to Onemount Shopping Mall
[12.30pm-1pm] Take picture at Onemount Shopping Mall.

[1pm-4pm] Playing time at Onemount Snow Park. My girls love it so much because there is quite a lot activities inside the park.




[4pm-6pm] Eat at McDonald (trying Bulgogi burger since it is only available in Korea) & walk around at Onemount shopping mall.

Unfotunately, the McD bulgogi burger is not that nice. The rest of menu can be found in other country.


[6pm-6.40pm] Go to Gimpo airport


[7.40pm to 8.40pm] Fly to Jeju using Jeju Air.

[8.40pm to 9.30pm] Welcome to Jeju, collect our luggage, buy pack food at 7-11 and queuing for taxi.

[9.30pm-9.45pm] Arrive at Four Seasons Hotel, check in and sleep.

South Korea Day 4: Fun Day at Carribean Bay

16 June Carribean Bay!! Oyeeeaaaah!!

[9am-10am] We had our simple breakfast at Q hotel.

[10am-10.10am] After breakfast we were starting to walk from the back of the Q hotel to Everland/Carribean Bay shuttle bus stop. It was about 10 minutes walking distance.

[10.30-5pm] We were taking picture at the Carribean Bay gate for a while then we went to purchase Bay coins.

Bay coins is a tag with bar code put on your wrist. You need Bay coins to purchase snacks, food, rent towel, rent chair etc. So basically there is no cash transaction at Carribean Bay. All we need to do is just showing the tag and they will scan it for any purchase/rent made. You can also top up the Bay coins if the balance is already very low.

Then…it’s play time!!! 😀


My hubby and I tried this aqua loop. It was quite scary, cool and fun hahahha….But too bad we could not record our partner from the top. So we could only record it from the ground.


Playing at wave pool. It’s very fun……



[1pm] Our lunch break at Carribean Bay (Madrid Café). The menu were:

1. Spaghetti Bolognese with rice

2. Korean meal seat consist of spicy soup and minced pork. It’s very delicious.

3. Curry rice with pork chop.

The portion is quite big. If you are not big eater, it should be enough for 2 persons

[5pm-6pm] Since the indoor play close at 5pm and Carribean bay closed around 7pm, we quickly end our play time and go back to locker room for taking shower and preparing to go back to Seoul.

[6pm-6.10pm] Collect our bag from Q goodstay hotel

[6.20pm-7pm] Take bus 5002 and go back to Gangnam. You need to wait at Everland shuttle bus station to take bus 5002. It’s the same location where you arrived at Everland.

[7pm-8pm] Take taxi to hotel Loft. It took us one hour for taxi drive because of traffic jam during rush hours.

After reaching hotel and we all are very hungry, my hubby go to small store nearby hotel and buy Korean Gimbap and yummy Topokki – Korean Rice Cake.


  
  

South Korea Day 3:Fun time in Everland

15 June EVERLAND!!

[8.30am-9.30am] Breakfast time

[9.30am-10am] We were on the way to Gangnam station by subway. Actually, all of our friends suggested us not to go to Gangnam area since MERS patients were located at Samsung Medical Center at Gangnam. Since we wake up slightly late on that day, we decided to take bus 5002 from Gangnam to Everland. The journey on bus 5002 is shorter compare to using subway all the way to Everland.

How to go to Everland: Take subway to Gangnam station (Subway Line 2) and take exit 10. Upon exiting, just walk straight all the way until you find a bus stop in front of “WHO.A.U” shop. You can spot it easily because you will see many people queue at the bus stop. It takes 40-50 minutes to reach Everland.


  
[10am-11am] We were on the bus 5002 to Everland.


[11am-8pm] Finally, we reach Everland.

For foreigner, please remember to download or save Everland discount coupon from Everland website before you buy Everland tickets. Once you reach Everland, please go to ticket booth for foreigner and show your foreigner identification (e.g. passport) and discount coupon to receive special discount from Everland.

  


  
  
  



  In Everland, you can find a lot of stall selling ice cream. My daughter’s favorite ice cream is the mini melts ice cream. At that time we choose Chocolate, Cotton Candy and Rainbow ice flavor.

Afternoon parade in Everland.

When you visit Everland, I recommend you to visit Everland garden. It is very beautiful and relaxing to see a lot of flowers.

  

  Night parade in Everland.


  
[4pm] We had our late lunch & early dinner at Everland Holland Village. We choose Rotisserie Chicken & Grilled Vegetables and Japanese Udon for me and my daughter.

  

  • Udon

[8pm-8.30pm] After night parade, we were heading Q good stay hotel & check in. Q goodstay hotel is located quite near to Everland. It is about 10 minutes walking distance from Everland shuttle bus stop. If you take taxi, it is about 5 minutes and it cost only around 3500 won.

South Korea Day 2: Seoul, Namdaemun Market, BIC

 14 June Welcome to Seoul🇰🇷
[1am-8am] We were on the ✈ to Incheon

[8am-10am] Touched down safely! Shalom Seoul! Shalom Incheon! Shalom Korea! 📢📢📢 Speedy health & economic recovery will be happened in the name of Jesus!🙏🏻


After that, we cleared immigration, collected our luggage and collected wifi egg reserved by my hubby at SK roaming counter.

One thing not to forget is buying T-money card (the top up card that can be used for subway, bus, taxi etc). We bought ours at nearby 7-11 store at Incheon airport.


And coincidentally, I saw beautiful terrariums as the decorations at Incheon airport. I quickly take some photos because I love terrarium.

One thing you must try when you visit Korea is the banana milk sold at every convenience store in Korea. My hubby craving for it for a long time 😅 since we often see it in Korean drama. We bought banana milk & other milks at 7-11 and the taste is so goooood.

When we got our taxi, my hubby automatically opened the left side door because the driver is always sitting on the right side in Singapore & Indonesia. But It is different in Korea hehehe.😅


[10am-11am] We were heading hotel Loft to put our luggages since we were not able to check in yet.

[11am-12pm] We were walking around and found Hongkong Banjum Dangsan. My hubby is very happy because he plan to visit this restaurant at Busan and he never expect it to be so near to our hotel. He quickly order four dishes and all of them are so yummy!😍😍😍

How to go to Hongkong Banjum Dangsan branch: Take subway to Dangsan station (Subway line 9) and take exit 13. Upon exit, just walk straight until you find Hongkong Banjum restaurant at your right. Before you reach Hongkong Banjum, you will also see Starbucks outlet.


  • Jajangmyeon – the noodle is perfectly boiled and it blend well with the black bean sauce.

  • Jjampong – the soup is very tasty and it makes you want to eat more and more. I recommend you try Hongkong Banjum Jjampong when you visit Korea next time.

  • Tangsuyuk – the chicken meat is very tender and the sauce is very delicious. It is very recommended.

  • Fried noodle – although the looks of it is very simple, the taste is very yummy.

[12pm-12.30pm] We were on the way to Namdaemun market. On escalator, we notice that Korean people always standing on the right side. It is different from Singapore too.


[12.30pm-3pm] We were exploring Namdaemun market for snack & shopping. But most of the shops are closed in Namdaemun market specially in Mesa shopping mall. It was not many seller open on Sunday.

How to go to Namdaemun market: Take subway to Hoehyeon station (Subway Line 4) and take exit 6.


  

[3.30pm-5pm] My hubby and me have our commitment that we have to go to church every Sunday wherever we are. Actually we were planning to attend Yoido Full Gospel but the timing does not match. At the end, we decided to attend Sunday service at BIC Korea. Surprisingly we met Ps. Niko Prayogo & family there.




[5pm-6pm] We went back to hotel Loft for taking rest and we took away Korean chicken & coke (Yangnyeom-Tongdak) for dinner.

The fried chicken is very crispy and very delicious. For our children, we ordered chicken mayonnaise with rice and it was gone in a few minutes. Our daughters like it so much.

How to go to Oh! Nul Tongdak Dangsan branch: Take subway to Dangsan station (Subway line 9) and take exit 12. Upon exit, just walk straight for about 100m and you will find the restaurant on your left.

Aaah what a long day!😊

South Korea Day 1:Singapore-KL

13 June~The adventure began!! 🙂

[6pm] We left house and heading Changi Airport. Checked in went smoothly. However, I am still a bit nervous of this trip because of the MERS situation at Seoul.


After taking photos at Changi airport, we had our dinner & relaxed at SATS Lounge.

[9pm] Departed from Singapore ✈ and [10pm] Arrived safely at KL 😊

[10pm-11pm] We had our supper at KLIA2 (Mc Donalds). And at that moment, my girl dropped her baby teeth for the very first time.

[11pm-01am] Waiting time at KLIA2

15D14N South Korea Itinerary

This was our family first long overseas holiday and I am really satisfied going around Korea for 2 weeks. Our 3 years waiting time was finally paid off.

🙏🏻 I want to give thanks to Jesus and I am really grateful for His perfect protection upon us while we are going around Korea.

😘Thank you to my super duper excellent itinerary planner since he was studying about Korea for about 6 months.

😊고맙습니다  to our Jeju tour guide (Mr Lee Hong Min) for giving us excellent advice and support during our 2 days travel in Jeju island.

😚Thank you for all families & friends who keep praying for us.

Below shows our itinerary in Korea:

13 June

6pm Go to changi; check in; dinner at lounge

9pm-10pm ✈to KL

10pm-11pm Supper at KLIA2 (Mc Donalds)

11pm-01am Waiting time at KLIA2

14 June

1am-8am ✈to Incheon

8am-10am Clear immigration, collect luggage, collect wifi egg at SK roaming counter, buy T-money card at 7-11, buy banana milk & other milks at 7-11

10am-11am Go to hotel Loft to put the luggages since we are not able to check in yet. It’s spacious room with music player, having nice bathroom but too dark for watching tv.

11am-12pm Lunch at Hongkong Banjum Dangsan. We try Jajangmyeon, Jjampong, Tangsuyuk and Fried Noodle…very yummy.

12pm-12.30pm Go to Namdaemun

12.30pm-3pm Explore Namdaemun for snack & shopping but many closing shop at Mesa shopping mall.

3.30pm-5pm Sunday service at BIC Korea

5pm-6pm Go back to hotel Loft for taking rest. After that, we pack our dinner nearby hotel which is korean fried chicken & coke (Yangnyeom-Tongdak).

15 June

8.30am-9.30am Breakfast at Hotel Loft

9.30am-10am Go to Gangnam station by subway

10am-11am Take bus 5002 to Everland

11am-8pm Explore Everland (before that, we rent stroller and put the bag in Everland locker)

4pm Lunch at Everland Holland Village

8pm-8.30pm Go to Q good stay hotel & check in. Q goodstay hotel is semi traditional hotel with simple breakfast but it is very clean.

16 June

9am-10am Simple breakfast at Q hotel (nice decoration room and it has small children play area)

10am-10.10am 10min walking to shuttle bus stop at Everland/Carribean Bay

10.30-5pm Playing time at Carribean Bay

1pm Lunch at Carribean Bay (Madrid Café)

5pm-6pm Take shower and make up

6pm-6.10pm Collect our bag from Q goodstay hotel

6.20pm-7pm Take bus 5002 and go back to Gangnam

7pm-8pm Take taxi to hotel Loft. It takes one hour because of traffic jam.

8pm My hubby go nearby hotel and buy Korean Gimbap and yummy Topokki – Korean Rice Cake.

17 June

10.30am-11am Take taxi to Goyang city and alight at Kintex exhibition 2 parking lot.

11am-12pm Visiting My Love from The Star (one of my favorite drama) exhibition drama set

12pm-12.30pm Take bus no 58 from Kintex to Onemount Shopping Mall

12.30pm-1pm Take picture at Onemount Shopping Mall.

1pm-4pm Playing time at Onemount Snow Park. My girls love it so much…

4pm-6pm Eat at McDonald (trying Bulgogi burger since it is only available in Korea) & walk around at Onemount shopping mall.

6pm-6.40pm Go to Gimpo airport

7.40pm to 8.40pm ✈to Jeju

8.40pm to 9.30pm Welcome to Jeju, collect our luggage, buy pack food at 7-11 and queuing for taxi.

9.30pm-9.45pm Arrive at Four Seasons Hotel, check in and sleep.

18 June

We are ready for the new day…yeay!

-Teseum Bear Safari Museum

-Osulloc Green Tea Museum

-Jeju Glass Castle

-Hello Kitty Island

-Eating Fresh Seafood Hotpot (Haemul-jeongol) & Sea Urchin & Seaweed Soup (Seongge Miyeok-guk)

-Jeongbang waterfall. At this place, we also buy traditional Jeju sweet rice cake (Omaegi-tteok) since my hubby really want to try it.

19 June

-Samyang black beach

-Lunch (Pork Noodle Soup – Gogi guksu)

-Sunrise peak

-Seopjikoji

-Sangumburi crater

-Mini mini land

-Dinner (Jeju Black pig – Heukdwaeji at famous Neulbom restaurant).

20 June

10.40am-11.40am ✈️ Busan. We decided to buy Lotteria burger for lunch.

11.40am-12.10pm Welcome to Busan and collect baggage.

12.10pm-12.30pm Take taxi to Paragon Hotel.

12.30pm-2pm Sleep for a while to get back our energy level.

2pm-4pm Go to BIFF (don’t forget to visit Etude House); patronize Over The Rainbow cafe; Yongdusan Park; Busan tower.

4pm-5pm Go to Gamcheon village.

5pm-6.30pm Explore Gamcheon village. It’s like Santorini with many small houses.

6.30pm-7pm Go to Gwangwali beach.

7pm-8pm Dinner at “Guess who?” Restaurant.

8pm-9pm Explore Gwangwali beach.

9pm-9.30pm Go back to Paragon hotel.

21 June
9am-10am Since we need to catch the bus to Tongyeong, we decided to buy pack food at nearby convenience store.

10am-10.30am Walk to Seobu bus terminal and buy bus ticket to Tongyeong.

10.30am-11.00am On the way to Tongyeong by bus.

11.00am-11.30am Take taxi to Benikea Anchovy hotel and put our luggage at hotel.

11.30am-12.00pm Go to Ferry terminal and buy ticket to Jangsado/Camelia Island.

12.00pm-1pm Lunch time (Chungmu gimbap) & wait for ferry.

1pm-1.45pm Take ferry to Jangsado/Camelia Island.

1.45pm-3.30pm Explore Camellia Island.

3.30pm-4.20pm Take ferry back to Ferry terminal.

4.20pm-4.30pm Take taxi to Hallyeosudo Ropeway.

4.30pm-5.40pm Take Hallyeosudo Ropeway.

5.40pm-6pm Go to Gangguan harbor.

6pm Explore Gangguan harbor.

6.30pm-8pm Buy traditional Tongyeong snack (Kkulbang) and we have dinner of Korean Fried chicken and coke again😓

8pm Go back to Benikea hotel & check in.

22 June
9am-10am Breakfast at nice cafe in hotel.

10am-12pm Go and explore Dongpirang village.

12pm-1pm Lunch at Gangguan harbor. This time we try famous Tongyeong version of Bimbimbap (Meonggae Yukwak Bibimbap). After lunch, we go back to hotel to collect our luggage and quickly go to Tongyeong terminal.

1pm-5pm Buy bus ticket to Seoul and it takes 4 hours to reach Seoul.

5pm-5.30pm Since it’s quite tiring, we take taxi back to Hotel Loft.

5.30pm-7pm Dinner around hotel (Korean pork rib hot pot)

7pm-7.30pm Visiting Hollys coffee Dangsan branch.

23 June
9am-10am Breakfast near hotel (this time we try chicken teriyaki fried rice and beef porridge)

10.15am-11am Take subway to Yongsan station.

11am-12pm Take ITX Chuncheon from Yongsan to Gapyeong.

12pm-12.50pm Take Gapyeong bus tour to Petite France.

12.50pm-2.40pm Explore Petite France.

2.40pm-3.15pm Go to Nami Island by Gapyeong tour bus.

3.15pm-4.15pm Lunch at Mr Dakgalbi.

4.15pm-5pm Go to Gimyujeong station.

5pm-6.30pm Biking time at Gangchon rail bike.

6.30pm-7pm Take subway back to Gapyeong station.

7pm-7.10pm Take taxi to Nami Island since Gapyeong tour bus already ended.

7.10pm-7.20pm Take boat to Nami Island.

7.20-7.30pm Check in at Naminara hotel.

24 June
9.30am-10am Breakfast (Yeongga Dosirak – lunch box)

10am-1pm Explore Nami Island (we rent family bike)

11am-12pm Lunch (Chicken & Pork Bbq)

1.10pm-1.20pm Leave Nami Island (by boat).

1.20pm-1.30pm Take taxi to Gapyeong station.

1.30pm-2.30pm Take subway to Sangbong station.

2.30pm-3pm Since we are very tired, we decided to take taxi to Hotel Loft.

3pm-4.30pm Take a rest at hotel and clean up our body.

4.30pm-5pm Go to Yoido Full Gospel church.

5pm-5.30pm Go to Myeongdong.

5.30pm-6.30pm Dinner at Myeongdong Kyoja.

6.30pm-7.30pm Explore Myeongdong (Etude house, buy socks)

7.30pm-8pm Go to N tower.

8pm-9.30pm Explore and take photo at N tower.

9.30pm-10pm Take taxi back to hotel Loft.

25 June

9am-10am Breakfast at Hotel Loft.

10am-10.30am Go to Gwanghwamun.

10.30am-11.15am Take photo with Korea Hanbok, King Sejong status and Admiral  Yi Sun Shin statue.

11.15am-1.15pm Explore Gyeongbokgung.

1.15pm-1.45pm Go to Palsaik Samgyupsal

1.45pm-2.45pm Eat at Palsaik Samgyupsal

2.45pm-3pm Take taxi to Bukchon Hanok Village

3pm-4.30pm Explore Bukchon Hanok Village

4.30pm-5.30pm Go and explore Insadong

5.30pm-6pm Go to Cheonggyecheon stream.

6pm-7pm Eat at Mr Pizza

7pm-8pm Take photo at Cheonggyecheon stream.

8pm-9pm Take subway back to hotel Loft.

26 June

10am-11am Brunch near hotel (Spicy tuna bibimbap, Vegetable porridge and tuna porridge)

11am-11.30am Go to Namdaemun market by subway.

11.30am-2.30pm Shop at Namdaemun and we also visit supermarket at famous Shinsagae department store.

2.30pm-3pm Go to Dongdaemun market.

3pm-4pm Eat nearby Dongdaemun market (this time we try Korean Beef Bulgogi, Japanese udon and Korean Jajang Rice cake).

4pm-6pm Explore Dongdaemun market.

6pm-6.30pm Take taxi back to hotel Loft.

Packing and preparing to go back to Singapore

27 June

5am-6am Wake up and take shower.

6am-6.20am Go to bus stop 6008 near hotel.

6.20am-7.20am Take airport limousine bus 6008 to Incheon airport.

7.20am-9.40am Return wifi egg, refund Tmoney, buy Quinoz for breakfast and check in.

9.40am-3pm ✈to KL

3pm-6.40pm Transit at KL (dinner at KLIA2)

6.40pm-8pm ✈to Singapore

8pm-9pm Collect luggage and take taxi home