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[26 Jan 2009 | 4 Comments | ]

It’s like Loveland, minus the explicit statues | Credit: Jim Saunders
New tourist attraction goes with a glass theme
Story and photos by Jim Saunders
Upon entering one of Jeju’s newest tourist attractions, the Glass Castle, the striking similarities with Loveland will soon become readily apparent. It’s as if the business model that sustains Loveland has been picked up and plonked down again somewhere else on the island. Only this time the sexually explicit sculptures have been exchanged for tasteful works of art made from glass.
The Glass Castle contains six themed areas with …

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[6 Dec 2008 | One Comment | ]

A new exhibition celebrating Kim’s work begins on Jeju
Story and photo by Jose Diaz
Kim Man Su is considered a Korean artist and a bohemian.
During one of my multiple trips to Seoul, I had the opportunity to meet the artist and establish a good friendship with him. Kim is usually found travelling between Seoul and Jeju.
The artist’s work has been influenced by many different factors. His own life and spiritual beliefs, as well as by historical events that have marked the …

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[26 Nov 2008 | No Comment | ]

Brian Miller lives and works on Jeju Island, South Korea. These are his images from his life here.
Through them he hopes to share a foreign perspective of life on Jeju.
The gallery includes three distinct and different sections: portrait, sport and micro, totalling nearly fifty two images. Some of which, were over a year in the making.
Jeju’s Haenyeo are a standout theme throughout the gallery that provides an “intimate look at a part of Jeju’s unique culture which is slowing fading into history,” according to Miller.
And of your visit, Miller …

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[13 Oct 2008 | One Comment | ]

Jeju Island offers so many hidden treasures that it can be a bit overwhelming. Looking at a map strewn with such enticements as Psyche Butterfly World, Love Land, and Nakcheon Village of Nine Guts (Shamanistic Ritual), it can leave one feeling that there certainly isn’t enough time in a year, much less a weekend, to take it all in. Thus, when spotting a rather nondescript sign for Jeju Art Park, you could be forgiven for driving right by. After all, it sounds like it might be a retired farm couple …