Category Archives: Travel Apgujungdong

Galleria Mall LED Lights in Apgujungdong!

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Galleria Mall in Apgujungdong District, Seoul has been around for as long as I can remember.  About 15 years ago or so, they installed these animated LED lights that display flowers, people, and more. BTW, Galleria Mall is exclusive to selling famous brands around the world for brand whores.  Of course, you will be paying a hefty tax over buying them in the U.S. so I would never shop here.  (unless I lived in Korea) Galleria mall also has another building across the street, which isn’t as spectacular. See location on Google Maps [갤러리아백화점]

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Tour of Korean High School!

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The other week, I happened to be walking by a Korean high school by Apgujungdong and decided to take couple photos to share with you. This is a typical Korean high school, made with bricks with 3-4 levels, sand soccer/basketball field, fountains, and some room for teacher parking. No, don’t expect your high school kids to drive to school like in America, that’s never going to happen, it’s so “wrong” in Korean culture. Of course, in most parts of the U.S., you can’t even “survive” without a car so let’s say it’s different. Soccer is the most popular sport in South Korea, that’s why the soccer field invade the center of the sand field while basketball courts are put to the side. In Korea, there’s no really option to build 1-level buildings, especially in Seoul where land in scarce. Some parts of Seoul are as expensive as luxury mansions in New York. This is what typical fountains look like in a Korean school. This is the guide for teachers to park, you can only park here on certain days when your license number ends in the numbers shown on the chart. It says, “Dreams come true.” Apgujungdong is actually one … Continue reading

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Emergency Button for Residents!

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While walking through some aparments in Apgujungdong(압구정동), Seoul, Korea, I happened to notice this “button” that I really wanted to press. Upon closer investigation, it turns out the button is actually an emergency button residents can press in case of an emergency. I am not sure what would happen but I’d imagine a big alarm would go off and maybe alert the residents. It also says, “Do not press to have fun.” Maybe this is a good idea and could help in case of adbuctions and whatnot.

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