Gogossing Korea Travel Seminar (6 May 2017): Backpackers in Korea!

Registration 24 April 2017 (Mon) Until 01 May 2017 (Mon) 23:59
Event Date 06 May 2017 (Sat) 11:00 Until 06 May 2017 (Sat) 13:00
Event Duration 11:00 ~ 13:00
Venue Korea Plaza

Backpackers Trip in Korea becoming more common now and because of that for this coming May 2017, we will have a special Gogossing event for you Korea enthusiasts! Specially for our beloved Kaki Korea Club members!

For this time, the seminar will invite our special guest, Halian Azurin, the author of this travel guide book 'I'm a Backpacker: Korea' to give us some great information on how to survive and backpacking in Korea!

Some of the places that will be cover including Geoje Island, Gyeongju, Busan and Jeju Island.


Geoje Island

Geojedo Island is Korea's second largest island with breathtaking scenery. At Jangpyeong-ri, simply pass the great bridge and you will be led directly to Geojedo Island, which boasts the bulk of the South Sea's tourist attractions. Haegeumgang, Mongdol Beach and Oedo Island Paradise Island are the most popular sites among them. 

Haegeumgang, an island made of rocks, belongs to Hallyeo Marina National Park and is also called the Geumgang of the South Sea. It is famous for both its sunsets and sunrises, and its unique rock formations. Also, Hakdong Mongdol Beach, made of pebbles called Mongdol, has camellias and fairy pits in spring, and comes alive as a beach resort in summer. Oedo Paradise Island, which recently became a popular site, is called the ‘Paradise of Korea’ because of the 3,000 kinds of decorated trees and the Mediterranean style buildings that stand upon this 264 square km land. This island is a poplar site for filming soap dramas due to the combination of the exotic atmosphere and sea. 

Geojedo Island is historically a significant place. Memorial services are held annually in memory of General Lee Sun-Shin at the Okpodaecheop (war) Memorial Park, built in memory of the battle of Okpo(1592.5.7 - 5.8). Geojedo Island also had the biggest prisoner-of-war camp during the Korean War, and the camp has been restored as a historical relics site.


Gyeongju

Known as ‘the museum without walls’, Gyeongju holds more tombs, temples, rock carvings, pagodas, Buddhist statuary and palace ruins than any other place in South Korea.

Most visitors touring the city centre are taken aback by the distinctive urban landscape created by round grassy tombs – called tumuli – and traditional architecture with colourful hip roofs set against a canvas of green rolling mountains.

Two of Gyeongju’s most not-to-be-missed sites – Bulguk-sa and Seokguram – are in the outlying districts and within reach via public transport. Gyeongju covers a vast area – some 1323 sq km – so you should plan on several days of travel if you want to visit some of the lesser-known places. Bus transport out to these areas is satisfactory, though personal transport is a better option if you value speed and flexibility.


Guest Speaker Profile

Name: Halian Azurin Ab Halim

Education: Study in Sungkyunkwan University since 2008 till 2013 (Electric and Electronic Engineering)

Job: Travel guide book author

 

 Some of the review of the book:

'Sebuah buku yang agak lengkap bagi saya, sebagai panduan untuk melancong ke Korea. Malahan, jika anda seorang yang adventureous dan suka melancong sendiri tanpa mengikuti mana-mana travel tour, buku ini mampu menjadi pemandunya . Di samping perkara-perkara asas seperti tempat tumpuan pelancong, penulis juga memberitahu cara-cara untuk kita sampai ke destinasi tersebut sama ada melalui subway ataupun bas. Malahan bayaran-bayaran yang perlu kita sediakan sebagai tambang atau bayaran masuk, turut sama diberitahu. Jadi, bolehlah kita merancang budget yang diperlukan semasa berada di Seoul nanti. Di samping itu, tempat-tempat solat dan makanan halal turut dikongsi bersama. Dua perkara yang selalu menimbulkan kerisauan bila berada di negara yang majoriti rakyatnya bukan Muslim.'

'A book that complete for me, as a guide to travel to Korea. In fact, if you are a adventureous and like to travel alone without following any travel tour, this book could be a drive. In addition to basic things such as tourist spots, the author also tells us how to get to your destination whether by subway or bus. Even the fees that we have to prepare as best or entrance fee, equally informed. So, we can design a budget that is required while in Seoul later. In addition, places of prayers and halal food was shared. Two things have always been a source of concern if it were in majority countries is not a Muslim. '


How To Apply?

  1. Complete the event online registration form and click the submit button.
  2. An email will be sent out automatically once your registration has been received.
  3. Click HERE to register as a Kaki Korea Club member if you are not a member yet.
  4. A COUPON MEAL will be given to registered participants only. We seek your cooperation on this matter. Thank you Smile

 


Shortlisted

KAKI KOREA CLUB MEMBER
21DADOONGIE
ADILAH TARMIZI
AIDA187
AIEN LIYANA
AISHAHSAHIMI
AKMASAMAT
AMER
ANNEKOH
ANUMFARIDA
AWANIS11
AYIEN AIEN
AYU88VIP
AZIERA0102
AZLIEN92
BALMICKY
CHING CHING
CHINML
CHLOEBLUEZ
CHOCOFIZ
CHOI JE SOO
CTAHMAT
DAVIDLIM201475
DYEHONEY
ELIZABETH YAP
ESTELLE
EVELYNMARTHA
FADILAH YAZID
FAIZAHIJAH
FANGJEN88
FANGXIN1216
FATIMAHZUBIR
FATIN ZAYANIE
FIEKAMAN
FIQAH14
FIZA AZIZ
GAYAANDSEOUL
HASILAH
HASNIMJ1981
HELLOIMAINH
HILMIRAZAK
HPLAU
IMRACHEL
IVYWPL
IZWIN96
IZZATISA
IZZATUL.EUN
JANET CHEONG
JANET YONG
JANNAH ABD RAHIM
JAY OSONUWE
JOANNESUJU
JUIMIE
KANGPENG
KASMALIZA
KCYS22
KWON88
LIYANA2312
MARIA
MAYAMEERA
MAZLAN93
MEITAN
MELISSA_B2UTY90
MIERAAMY
MILAWEY89
MIMIEYIMI
MING CHIN
MK276
MOHED
MSUZA80
NAKRIAS07
NORFARIDA
NURULIMAN
SFEEONA
SHALIS DARKHUNTER
SHEREN28
SHHAY
SHIROFREDO
SHUNG ENG
SITINURAIN
SITIZAN
SNOWDOLPHIN
SYAHIZAN
TANGFOOKSENG
TEOHJUNJUN
TIANTIAN
UNCUN
VERENE SINIA
WANEEYS
WANYBUMI
WEITING
WENGJUN
WMFONG
YANIE
YANNLI
YP86CHAI
YUINYEE_

Registration Closed on 01 May 2017

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