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[2 Nov 2007 | No Comment | ]

Walking into a convenience store on Jeju to buy bottled water should usually have you reaching for the Samdasoo Mineral Water. Whether the large two litre bottles go home to sit in the fridge or the half litre stays with you, purchasing Samdasoo is an almost daily part of our routines – even if we don’t notice it is. So with their factory right here on the island, Jeju Life went along to investigate its back-story and find out what exactly goes into the product we drink so much of.
The …

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[2 Nov 2007 | No Comment | ]

When you are on the east and west sides of Jeju island you can find numerous hills that seem to mimic the kings’ and queens’ tombs of Gyeongju. These are not tombs but Oreums. Oreums are parasitic volcanos, which originated from volcanic explosions between 500,000 to two million years ago when Jeju Island was created. Oreums are a leading landmark of Jeju and they offer both beautiful sights and emotional comfort to the visitor.
Oreums have been an important part of people’s lives on Jeju for many years. …

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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 …

Supermarkets & Markets »

[14 Oct 2007 | No Comment | ]

GREEN VILLAGE (Chorok Maeul) – Organic Supermarket.
Location: Almost opposite Nohyoung Catholic Church, Shin Jeju. There is also a store near the stadium complex in GuJeju. All food and produce is regarded as ‘safe’. Which means it is either low chemical content, zero chemical content, or organic. Range includes fresh fruit and vegetables; ice cream; organic wine; organic coffee; grains; milk, frozen pizza, eggs. and more. All meat is free of antibiotics.