KTO Activities: KTOKL 3Ks Fam Trip 2015 (Jeju Island - Part 1)
On the next day, we headed to Jeju Island for our two nights trip! Looking forward for the adventure and exciting activities awaited us such as yacht & submarine tour and also our very first self-driving in Jeju Island experience just got us so excited for Jeju!
Once we arrived at Jeju Airport, we were greeted by the Jeju Tourism Organization representatives, Mr James and Ms Yuri and with that, the adventure in Jeju Island officially has begun!
Due to peak season of summer in Jeju Island, our rented cars were not able to retrieve directly at the airport. So, by using our tour bus, we went to the car rental company called SixT which is located about 10 minutes from the Jeju Airport.
Once we arrived there, we were directly being assisted to the counters to proceed with our car rental application. Since it was first time experience to all of us, especially to me, driving a car outside of Malaysia, I did feel nervous inside. After our documents have been checked and approved, the staffs brought us to see our rented car. And everything was just AWESOME!
After the staff has completed the check-up steps, and once everything has been settled, we then started our self-driving journey to our first destination which was the Innisfree Jeju House! Let's go!
We went to Innisfree Jeju House after a very healthy lunch at a restaurant located on the way to Seogwipo. Opened in April 2013, Innisfree Jeju House is a flagship store selling cosmetic products and organic desserts made from local specialties.
The store is located right next to O’Sulloc Green Tea Museum, which is another flagship store operated by Innisfree Co.
Main reason to visit Innisfree Jeju House would be its product shopping! Since Innisfree is originally from Jeju Island, it is best to get the products directly from where it was being produced. Besides shopping, we were also got to experience the DIY soap making which only used natural materials found on Jeju Island!
Purchased the DIY Natural Soap Kit with price 12000won, get you queue number from the counter and wait for your turn to use the soap making table. The activity was so fun and can even put your own initial on the soap! Talking about producing your own soap label? You can do that here! ^^
Next to the Innisfree Jeju House is O’Sulloc Green Tea Museum which first opened in September 2001, and is widely known in Korea. The entire building takes the shape of a green tea cup. It seeks to harmonize the cultures of the West and East, and past traditions with the modern world.
At O’sulloc Green Tea Museum, not only can visitors enjoy unique O’Sulloc teas, they can also relax next to the lotus pond in the indoor garden. The second floor of the building has an observatory, so visitors can enjoy the views of the nearby green tea fields and the surrounding landscape.
We were rushing when we were at the museum and couldn’t really enjoy it very much. Plus, there were so many people at the café and we decided to just leave the place after we bought some of the O’Sulloc products at the gift shop. I hope I can visit the museum again on my next trip to Jeju Island!
From Seogwipo, we drove back to Jeju-do to attend a non-verbal performance called The Painters Hero which was held at Halla Art Hall in Halla University, Jeju.
The Painters Hero is an innovative nonverbal performance that stages the entire process of painting, combined with incredible visual effects and a witty blend of miming, dance and comedy. Audiences will enjoy a play, an art show, and a musical in a single performance that creates about 10 art pieces live on stage through an exciting 80-minute show.
And throughout the 85 minutes show, the cast members of the day which were from the 'Beethoven Team' didn't fail to make us laughed and impressed by the way they created the arts while dancing! Such a unique performance!
We enjoyed the show very much! We even get to take some photos and individual autograph from the cast members! If you are seeking for the best non-verbal performance show while you are in Jeju Island, we suggest you to watch this!
After The Painters Hero show, we had to say goodbye to our cars. Before we returned them back to the car rental company, we took some photos as our memories of self-drive experience in Jeju Island. It was priceless, exciting, adrenaline rush and so much adventure!