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[11 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]

The new Jeju Ice Land | Credit: Jenie Hahn
Skate and tube to your heart’s content
Story and photos by Jenie Hahn
The hottest new attraction just opened in Jeju-si, and it’s cool. Really cool.
After months of legal wrangling, Jeju Ice Land finally opened to the public Feb. 3, with an indoor ice rink and tubing slope promising fun for kids of all ages.
Step inside the building and you will be greeted by a blast of cold air and warmly dressed staff members. On the left is the payment counter and snack bar. …

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[25 Jul 2008 | No Comment | ]

It’s a cold, wet, midweek April night at the Jeju World Cup Stadium. The home faithful have turned out in droves to see the big cup game against Pusan. Despite their wild enthusiasm, the Jeju fans (known as Insane Islanders) have yet to see a home victory this year. In fact they have yet to see a home goal. Jeju once again in this match goes one goal down, but like the great fans that they are, the supporters keep on cheering, never giving up hope. And then, in the …

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[25 May 2008 | No Comment | ]

The amateur league baseball season on Jeju has begun and the huge stadium behind the bus terminal in Jeju City is alive with the sounds of the game. However, it’s something you usually don’t hear much of – apart from a circulating rumour that some foreigners are participating on an undetermined day at an undetermined time. Jeju Life managed to track down one of those foreigners, Canadian Troy MacLellan, to find out more.
MacLellan’s history with Baseball
MacLellan‘s first encounters with the league came in October 2007 when …

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[25 Apr 2008 | No Comment | ]

The world golf spotlight shone briefly on Korea’s largest island in March as the European Tour arrived in Jeju. The biggest tournament in Korea and the fourth largest in Asia, the inaugural Ballantine’s Championship at Pinx Golf Club was sanctioned by the European, Asian and Korean Tours. The Championship was celebrated by the blending of an extremely rare 40 year old Ballantine’s Scotch whiskey. Only eight bottles of the ‘Championship Blend’ exist, with one bottle being sold for $12,888 during a silent auction at the opening ceremony. After presenting …