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[2 Nov 2007 | No Comment | ]

It’s October, and that can only mean one thing for baseball fans around the world: it’s playoff time. And with baseball hysteria at fever pitch there’s no better occasion to check out a piece of Korean baseball history at the ‘Korean Pro-Baseball Hall of Fame.’
Its home is a small museum located next to Kang Chang Hak Stadium in New Seogwipo (Shinsikaji), just north of the World Cup Stadium. The museum is quite small, occupying a large room in the wing of a local sports facility. Despite …

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[2 Nov 2007 | No Comment | ]

Just a short walk or bike ride away from downtown Shin Jeju, there is a little bit of hidden paradise. If you enjoy walking, looking at flowers and trees and maybe even breaking into a sweat, Halla Arboretum is the place for you.
Jeju Do city planners had the foresight to set aside a sizeable tract of land (15 hectares) between Gwangji and Namjosun Oreums for an educational park. All 909 species of trees and flowers are well-labelled with their Latin, English and Korean names. This means that …

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[9 Sep 2007 | No Comment | ]

Like most rocks of irregular shape and size in Jeju, the towering rock which stands guard over the southern coast of Jeju, has a name and story. It’s called Oedolgae or “Lonely Rock,” and depending on whom you ask, it was either dressed as a soldier to scare off Mongolian invaders, or is the remains of a woman who threw herself into the sea in grief after her husband died in a fishing expedition.
Regardless of whether you believe the legends or not, it’s hard to deny Oedolgae’s modern day power …

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[20 Jun 2007 | No Comment | ]

Resorts across the world usually provide their guests with a taste of the country’s cultural highlights: you can’t get everywhere within the short time of a stay so bring it within walking distance for guests. The tourists and honeymooners of Jungmun don’t have to go very far for their bit of Korean culture. For example “Viva Jeju: the performance” should give more than a flavour of what’s on offer.
What makes the Cheonjeyeon water falls instantly appealing then is the fact that they’re natural. They were there well before any resort. …