[2018 May] Jindo Sea-Parting Festival
[2018 April] Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival
2016 Summer Festivals in Korea
The strange korean foods
[Seoul] Eunpyeong History & Hanok Museum
[Gwangju] Learn languages with Global Culture Class!
2018 Premier & Best Cultural Tourism Festivals Announced
[Korea] PyeongChang 2018 LIVE SITES
[Naehae] Namhae Daily Tour
1. Haeoreum Art Village Address: 995, Dongbu-daero, Samdong-myeon, Namhae-gun Phone: +82-55-867-0706 2. German Village Address: 64-7, Dogil-ro, Samdong-myeon, Namhae-gun Phone: +82-1588-3415 3. Boriam Temple / eng.namhae.go.kr Address: 665, Boriam-ro, Sangju-myeon, Namhae-gun Phone: +82-255-862-6500 4. Sangju Silver Sand Beach Address: 10-3, Sangju-ro, Sangju-myeon, Namhae-gun 5. Darangi Village Address: 21, Nammyeon-ro 679beon-gil, Nam-myeon, Namhae-gun Phone: +82-10-4590-4642 6. Kona House Pension Address: 493, Namseo-daero, Nam-myeon, Namhae-gun Phone: 055-863-5878 7. Yang Mori School Address: 256-17, Seolcheon-ro 775beon-gil, Seolcheon-myeon, Namhae-gun Phone: +82 55-862-8933
[Sinan] Sinan Tulip Festival
Sinan Tulip Festival 1. Period: 04.11.2018 ~ 04.22.2018 2. Address: 178, Daegwanghaesuyokjang-gil, Sinan-gun Admission/Participation Fees Individuals: Adults 5,000 won / Seniors & Teenagers 4,000 won / Children 3,000 won Groups: Adults 4,000 won / Seniors & Teenagers 3,000 won / Children 2,500 won
[Gwangju] Gwangju Cherry Blossom Spots
1. Uncheon Reservoir Address: 165, Uncheon-ro, Seo-gu, Gwangju 2. Sangrok Hall Address: 1147, Sangmu-daero, Seo-gu, Gwangju 3. Yangshan Lake Park Address: 311, Haseo-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju 4. Chosun University Address: 309, Pilmun-daero, Dong-gu, Gwangju
[Naju] Naju Metasequoia Road
Naju Metasequoia Road Address: 7, Dado-ro, Sanpo-myeon, Naju-si, Jeollanam-do
[Seoul] Godam 2015
Godam 2015 Location: 25, Gangnam-daero 106-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul Phone Number: 02-568-8003 Opening Hours: 12:00~22:00 If you need a help with a reservation, please leave a comment!!!
[Busan] Jarron Terrace
Location: 3rd floor, 147, Millaksubyeon-ro, Suyeong-gu, Busan Phone number: 051-756-5556 Opening Hours: 11:00 ~ 02:00 Tuesday: Closed If you need a help with a reservation, please leave a comment!!!
[Daegu] Dongsung-ro Best 10
Daegu Dongsung-ro Best 10 Address: Dongseong-ro, Seongnae 1(il)-dong, Jung-gu, Daegu
[Seoul] 1987 Rooftop & Lounge
1987 Rooftop & Lounge Address: 20, Jandari-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul Phone: 02-332-1989 Hours: Monday: 15:30 ~ 03:00 Tuesday: 15:30 ~ 03:00 Wednesday: 15:30 ~ 03:00 Thursday: 15:30 ~ 03:00 Friday: 15:30 ~ 04:00 Saturday: 15:30 ~ 04:00 Sunday: 15:30 ~ 03:00
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[Gwangju] Chosun University Dental Hospital
1. Chosun University Dental Hospital Address: 3rd floor, Chosun University Dental Hospital, 303 Pilmundaero, Dong-gu, Gwangju Phone: 062-220-3849
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[Gwangju] JunoFeel Dermatology Clinic
JunoFeel Dermatology Clinic Address: 1286-1 Juwol-dong, Nam-gu, Gwangju Phone: 062-655-5580 http://junofeel.co.kr/ Hours: Monday: 9:30~19:00 Tuesday: 2:00~21:00 Wednesday: 9:30~19:00 Thursday: 9:30~19:00 Friday: 2:00~21:00 Saturday: 9:30~14:00 Sunday: Closed Medical departments 1. Dermatology 2. Plastic Surgery 3. Department of Mental Health 4. Obesity Clinic
[Gwangju] Jong-Ang-Saeng Oriental Medicine Hospital
Address: 1286-2 Juwol 1(il)-dong, Nam-gu, Gwangju (It located right next to International Business Hotel W) Phone: 062-718-2000 https://blog.naver.com/wnddkdtod Hours: Lunch Break: 12:30~14:00 Weekday: 9:00~18:00 Saturday: 9:00~16:00 Sunday: Closed Medical departments 1. Department of Oriental Medicine 2. Oriental Gynecology 3. Oriental Pediatrics 4. Oriental Neuropsychiatry 5. Acupuncture 6. Oriental Otolaryngology Department 7. Oriental Dermatology 8. Department of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine 9. Department of Family Medicine
[Seongnam] English Teacher Wanted
ASAP ★ Bundang / Full time Academy Location : Sunae-dong, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si Salary : 2.2.-3.0m + Housing provided or allowance 500,000 KRW per month Working Hours : Mon-Fri 1-8pm (The working hours are negotiable) Students : Kindie, Elementary Class info : Provide class curriculum and all meterials. - E2 visa support - Housing provided - Insurance, pension - Severance pay - Vacation 10 days * We only accept native English teachers. Please send me your resume, recent photo, nationality, current location and visa status. firstname.lastname@example.org
[Gwangju] English Teacher Wanted
Private American or canadian female tutor wanted (ugent) Area : cheomdan 2nd time : from coming monday job descirption : preparing for international school entrance (reading ,writting and speaking) pm me or call to 01092721027 asap
[Gwangju] English Teacher Wanted
Looking for an English teacher!! Location : Suwandong, Gwangju. Time : 2-6 , mon - fri/ part time job/ elementary only email@example.com If you are interested contact me.
[Busan] English Teacher Wanted
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[Herald Interview] From dog breeder’s son to ‘president of dogs’
(Shot by Park Ju-young / Edited by Park Ju-young) As a kid, Kang Hyeong-uk was a rather unusual boy. Rather than playing with his peers, he preferred spending time with dogs. While his parents ran a puppy mill, he developed a more sympathetic view of the animals in his formative years, and his interest never strayed from his furry friends since, he said. Kang Hyeong-uk speaks during an interview at his office in Namyangju, Gyeonggi Province. (Park Ju-young/The Korea Herald) “I do not know, maybe it was my rebellious phase against parents that all boys would go through at that age, or maybe it was just me,” Kang, now a sought-after dog trainer, said at his company, Bodeum Training Center, in Namyangju, Gyeonggi Province. “What I know for sure is that I just loved dogs, and wanted to change things for them,” the 32-year-old star dog trainer said. Whatever it was, it seems to have led him to the right place. In a country of 10 million dog owners, the demand for professional advice on how to live well with dogs is soaring, churning out hit TV shows like “There are No Bad Dogs in the World” on EBS. Kang, as the face of the TV show, is enjoying wild popularity. Mesmerized by his magical work of taming the behavior of troublesome dogs, he has earned the nickname “President of Dogs.” But beyond fame and popularity, Kang sees a role for himself to play in South Korea’s complicated relations with dogs. With 4 million pet dogs and a thriving pet industry, South Korea may qualify for the label of being a dog-loving nation. But under the surface, many are at a loss with their newfound love for dogs as a companion animal -- not livestock as they were traditionally seen. Irresponsible pet owners failing to put their dogs on a leash or muzzle them, resulting in attacks, are making headlines recently, while some owners seriously worry about their dogs suffering depression because of their busy city life. As for misbehaving animals, Kang said the attitude of dog owners is often the key to resolving the problems. “What many pet owners overlook is that dogs are living things with their own desires and principles, just like humans. So if we respect them as they are and provide what they want, they will also respect us,” Kang said. “Once you provide what your pet wants, you should explain what you want -- in a way that dogs can understand.” It isn’t as simple as it may sound. It wasn’t for Kang, either. At 20, after his adolescence as a fervent dog lover, Kang traveled foreign countries to learn dog training techniques across the world and develop his own skills. He first went to Australia, then Norway and Japan, with just a list of dog training centers and trainers to learn about different training methods. Kang with a dog (Bodeum Training Center) Recapping his experiences here and abroad, he said pet cultures varied across countries. For example, he never had to do toilet training in Western countries, though it is considered a very basic skill for dogs here. “It may be due to the differences in housing style, but really, it is about the lifestyle and the attitude toward your dog as a family member,” Kang said. How to define a “good” dog also varies according to culture. “I think the definition of good dogs in Korea should be changed. Before, and still now, the definition is that dogs should be brought up to obey their owners. I think in a way it reflects how people have defined what makes a person ‘good’, in society in the past.” Kang said that the current life patterns of people living in urban areas has greatly influenced the pet culture in Korea. “We are more than adapted to a fast lifestyle. From making reservations and changing our smartphones to building relationships with others, it is all done so quickly. Similarly, I see some people buy dogs at a moment’s urge and give up and abandon them just as quickly as they had adopted them,” Kang said, noting the social problem of abandoned dogs. The number of stray dogs in the country is increasing annually, recording some 62,700 in 2016, up 9.3 percent on-year, according to the Agriculture Ministry. Citing that there were no shelters for abandoned dogs in Norway because there were no stray dogs, Kang said the process of buying and adopting dogs in South Korea should be stricter. Owning a dog is not for everyone, stressed Kang, who authored the book “You Should Not Adopt a Dog.” His principle when it comes to dogs, after all these years, is to treat dogs as dogs, not like humans. In other words, treating dogs with expensive delicacies, toy products and services may not be the best thing for them. “From my experiences from both here and abroad, I realized that the best way to raise dogs and live with them is to build a relationship and trust. You can never order a dog to be relaxed, right?” As for how he wants to contribute to pet culture in Korea, he said it would be getting rid of the culture of raising and killing dogs for meat. During his childhood, Kang used to go to Moran Market near his hometown to take pictures of the caged dogs waiting to be slaughtered and sold for meat and report them, he said. Moran Market, a traditional street market located in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province, is still one of the biggest dog meat markets in South Korea, but the slaughterhouses inside were just closed in February. “If my efforts work to reduce the number of dogs sold for meat, it would be very meaningful to me. When you hit a dog, you say it is violence against animals. When one kills a dog for meat, they don’t call it a crime,” Kang explained. “I believe that when society can draw out a consensus that dogs should not be eaten, it will also bring voices advocating rights of other animals, such as chickens and cows as well.” By Jo He-rim * Contents Credit: http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-42744349
South Korea to implement stricter dog leash law in March
SEJONG, Jan. 18 (Yonhap) -- Aggressive dogs will be required to wear leashes and muzzles in public places and dog owners who violate the regulation will be fined under a revised animal protection law starting from March, the agriculture ministry said Thursday. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said it will give cash rewards to those who report dog owners who fail to follow the rules, starting on March 22. Under the revisions, dog owners will be required use a leash no longer than 2 meters and will be subject to criminal punishment if their pets injure people. If dogs that are not leashed carry out fatal attacks, their owners will face up to three years in prison and a maximum fine of 30 million won (US$27,650). A citizen takes her dog for a walk at World Cup Park in western Seoul on Oct. 22, 2017. (Yonhap) "Although the dog's size is not related to its aggressiveness, attacks by larger dogs could lead to more serious injuries or even deaths. Potentially dangerous dogs will be required to wear both a leash and a muzzle in public places," Park Byung-hong, a senior ministry official said in a briefing. The ministry said it will also push to revise a law so as to allow mayors and provincial governors to keep dogs in isolation without owners' consent if the dogs cause injuries to people. The government introduced the stricter punishment for negligent dog owners as a series of fatal dog bites have sparked calls for better control of potentially dangerous dogs in recent years. A total of 1,019 dog bite cases were reported in 2016, more than quadruple the 245 cases reported in 2011, according to the Korea Consumer Agency. * Contents Credit: http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/2018/01/18/0200000000AEN20180118004900320.html?m
South Korea to reward 'dogparazzi' informers
In a perfect world, people who photograph dogs should be called 'puparazzi' The South Korean government is to reward people who send in photos of dogs out in public without a muzzle in a bid to crack down on careless pet owners. Celebrity case causes debate From March, fines are being increased five-fold for dogs spotted without a collar or muzzle, with 20 per cent of the money going to what locals are calling "dogparazzi" - a play on the word "paparazzi" - the Chosun Ilbo newspaper reports. Dogparazzi informants will find themselves 100,000 won ($94; £67) better off should their photograph result in a fine. However, the rewards are limited - to prevent abuse of the system, the authorities will only hand out 20 per year, Chosun Ilbo says. It's all part of new laws on dog ownership which could see particularly careless owners facing huge fines and prison sentences, Yonhap news agency reports. The strengthened Animal Protection Act means that a fatal attack by a dog off a lead could result in up to three years in jail for the owner. The act also increases the number of breeds classified as "dangerous" from three to eight. Celebrity case causes debate Around one-in-five South Koreans own pets, mostly dogs, Singapore's Straits Times reports, and numbers are expected to grow as the country's ageing population seeks canine companionship. A recent high-profile case in which a K-pop singer's dog attacked a woman who subsequently died of septic shock sparked fierce debate, resulting in the new laws, the paper said. The fatal attack came as official figures showed that reported dog biting incidents had risen from 245 in 2011 to 1,019 in 2016. Speaking to Yonhap at the height of the debate into pet ownership, one mother-to-be from Suwon expressed her fear of unleashed dogs. "For young children, even small dogs can be major threats," she said, "Dogs are not just cute companions for people like me." Smile! If seen out of doors without a muzzle in South Korea, this photo could earn a dogparazzi 100,000 won Reporting by Alistair Coleman, Tae-jun Kang * Contents Credit: http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-42744349
Nun-Bo-Ttwi - Gwangju Pet Theme Park
Are you living in Gwangju and looking for Pet Theme Park? Name of the Park is Nun-Bo-Ttwi and it means Just run as you want Address: 22, Daesan-ro, Gwangsan-gu, Gwangju, Republic of Korea Phone: 062-941-5880 Hours Weeks and Weekends: 10:30~19:00 Tuesday: Closed Entrance Fee: 5,000 won Swimming pool fee depends on season and size of the dogs
[2018 May] Jindo Sea-Parting Festival
The annual sea-parting miracle is happening again this MAY and Butlerskorea is planning a day-trip to witness it. Once a year, the sea located in Jindo Jeolla-namdo mysteriously parts for almost an hour and visitors can actually walk through it going to the other island closeby. They said the annual phenomenon is due to the difference of the high and low tides thus creating an almost 3 kilometers road. Not only will you witness this miracle, but there are also other fun activities in the whole vicinity for locals and foreigners! Butlerskorea ran the same trip last year and it was a success! Come and join us again this year! Below are the list of activities in the island. Programs[Main Programs] - Miracle sea road walking experience - The sea road beacon light parade - Grandmother Ppong, Legendary Story of Grandmother Ppong reenactment [Hands-on Experience Programs] - Travel Jindo Experience (Learning Jindo Arirang, Gukak, and Poetry Paintings) at Gagye hands-on experience booths - Jindogae Dog Experience (Searching for Jindogae Dog, various acrobatic performances) – at Gagye hands-on experience booths - Jindo Hongju Experience (Jindo traditional alcohol tasting) - at Gagye hands-on experience booths [Performance Events] - Jindo Intangible Cultural Assets performance - International Festivals showcase - Celebration Night performance [Other Events] - Haesangseonbak (Seaboat) parade - Haesangpungmul (Korean folk music tradition) boating - Go! Scoop Golden Abalone! - abalone catching experience The day-trip will cost 55 bucks which includes: 2-way bus (saves you from cab-ing from the terminal to the site) kebabs (chicken or falafel courtesy of KEBABS PLUS) tickets to the festival Our tentative departure is around 10am on April 29th Saturday and will head back to Gwangju around 9pm. It will still be for discussion since there's no post yet from the Jindo local government about the TIDES. We only have 40 slots for this trip so better reserve your seats now! Should you have any questions, please feel free to message us or our event manager Kristine Estrera. Thank you and cheers!
[2018 April] Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival
Butlerskorea.com is planning a trip to Changwon province for the Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival. The plan is just to have a day tour, in which we will leave Gwangju, morning of April 7th and will leave Jinhae around 8pm that night. The trip will actually take around 3 hours one-way, and we are not sure if people are actually willing to travel that far, but according to those who have been to the festival and have seen the beauty of the almost 2 kilometers flower streams, IT'S WELL WORTH IT! We need 35 peeps to rent a bus so if you're interested to join, please send me a PM. Registration starts now or until all slots taken. This is a come as you go tour, unlike other tour groups that you have to do things you're not down for. No itinerary set, we drop you off, enjoy your time and just be back on the bus by the departure time. Butlerskorea has been doing tours for the past 2 years and this will be our 3rd Jinhae trip. Cost of the trip is 50.000 inclusive of 2-way bus ride and a meal. No refund, unfortunately, but slots are transferrable. Should you need more details, please send me a message! Thank you so much!
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