Travel is more than the appreciation of sights; it is a change that goes on in the ideas of living which affects our perspective in life. Behind the glamorous camera shots, picturesque scenery, scrumptious cuisines and audacious exploring, there are more valuable eye opening experiences which we can value. Immersing in the culture, learning about the tradition and adapting to the style of living are just some of the few elements which i consider essential to make a trip fruitful! It is always a blessing to travel because we get to have a fresh and new experience each time we embarked our journey to a new destination.
Here i will present to you the special Travelogue edition: Jeju!
Jeju is an island well known for its spectacular sceneries featuring beautiful beaches, waterfalls, gardens, out of which the volcanic landscapes and the highest mountain Hallasan are some of the breathtaking views you will never want to miss. Set against a tropical backdrop of well-lined palm trees, Jeju has been identified as one of the top tourist destination amongst many.
Transportation may be a hassle in Jeju as their only modes of public transport are buses and taxis. There is no metro subway. Therefore, it is crucial that proper planning is done before embarking on your journey. As shown earlier, Jeju is divided into 2 main regions, namely: Jeju-Si (in the north)-The island’s Capital with the jeju airport 4km east of it. The other one in the south is Seogwipo. Its much smaller and laid back and sports the warmest climate in the country. Both have their fair share of attractions. I would recommend that travelers rent a car. Kumho KT-Rent-A-Car is a reliable dealer which you may consider. Refer to their main website for more details, refer to their websites http://www.ktrental.com/eng/main.do
However, to be able to drive in Korea, we need an international recognised license. For Singaporeans who wished to convert their class 3 license into the international driving permit, pls kindly visit http://www.aas.com.sg/?show=content&showview=8&val=135. Processing Fee will be $22 and it takes about a week to process.
The sunset was glorious, all rosy and salmon pink, the palm trees swayed gently in the breeze and the breathtaking scenery was just an awesome kick start to a great day! Excited as I could be, i woke up early in the morning to my designated destinations. Looking at my itinerary, i admitted that i am ambitious as there were several places which i hoped to cover.
Bus Panel to indicate the bus arrival timings. Keeping abreast with the technological advances, korea has always been at the forefront of cutting edge technology.
The symbolic palm tree and the giant windmill!
On the way to Jungman resort. It is the primary tourist resort with a complex of white sandy beaches, black volcanic cliffs, waterfalls and coupled with interesting concept museums.
Ripley’s Believe it or not museum. The museum will feature up to 700 wondrous, extraordinary items collected by explorer Robert Ripley (1893∼1949), during his travels of over 35 years to 198 different countries.
A close-up look of the unique layout of the exterior
The world’s tallest man! Oh man, standing at 1.75m, i have still quite a distance to go!
This is the “ROLL YOUR TONGUE” mirror which tricks you to perform nonsensical and brainless acts, cherishing the feeble hope that the mirror may reciprocate something back in return. However, the truth is revealed thereafter…. follow through…..
Thats me! getting tricked to roll my tongue as instructed on the panel.
Well after all, this is the mystery behind the mirrors! I literally stood there for 40 minutes to observe what people do when they faced the mirror. I had my own share of fun laughing at people! 🙂
Walter Hudson 630KG! The typical meal for a day: 2 boxes of sausages, 1 pound of bacon, 12 eggs, 1 loaf of bread, 4 big macs, 4 cheeseburgers, 8 large fries, 3 ham steaks, 4 baked potato, 4 sweet potato, 4 heads of broccoli and 6 quarts of soda! Wow! can you believe it?
Chamouni entered the oven with a raw leg of mutton and not come out until the meat was well cooked and many a times he is able to withstand 120-170 degree celsius of temperature.
Lip disk. The custom of piercing the lips and inserting wooden disc is a steeped in tradition but the Surma woman consider their lip disc as a beautiful adornment.
A 6 foot long piece of pipe completely passed through the body of Jack Thompson. It pierced through his upper chest, penetrated his lungs and narrowly missed his heart and he survived the ordeal!
This wedding dress is made up of toilet paper! Could you believe it?
This artpiece is actually made up of our favourite M&M!
Operating Hours: 0900-2000
Adults : 8,000 won / Group : 6,000 won
Youths : 7,000 won / Group : 5,000 won
Children : 6,000 won / Group : 4,000 won
Next stop, the teddy bear museum, boasting an impressive variety of bears that have been loved for more than a hundred years across the world! The bears are so lovey-dovey that you cant resist the temptation to grab one of them and bring it home!
Aww! So sweet! *Melts*
The bears waving at each other!
slamdunk! MARCIA SIBOL bears
Its winter time!
This bear is so privileged to have such a huge seat to itself!
The famous 《宫》 Bears
Princess Hours: one of MBC’s most popular dramas of 2006!
Look! The bears from disneyland are waving at us!
You wouldnt imagine that the teddy bears have their own fashion show too! Look at the bears parading down the walkway!
COLLECTION AFTER COLLECTION OF BEARS!
This is the world’s most expensive bear fetching a price of US$2.1 million. Presenting to you the Steiff’s LV Bear.
With that, the teddy bear excursion marked its end. It was indeed a fabulous and lovely place and you just cant take your eyes off the bears.
09:00 – 20:00
Adult 7,000 won / Group 5,000 won
Youth 6,000 won / Group 4,000 won
Child, senior and disabled visitors 5,000 won / Group 3,000 won
SAVE THE WORLD! SAVE THE PANDAS from extinction! Next stop, The chocolate land!
Welcome to the world of chocolate!
Do you know that this chip set is made from chocolates? looks authentic hur?
All these figurines including the “soil” are made of chocolate? Want to dip in to savour the chocolates?
Inquisitive as i can get, i decided to learn how to make chocolates.
The lady was patiently guiding me through each procedure and was very friendly and forthcoming in rendering her assistance when i needed help. Thanks!
and heres the end product!
Alright i guess for Jeju Travelogue Part 1, i shall end off here. thank you for your support and attention. Stay tuned for the next series of Jeju travelogue (Part 2)! Cheers and have a nice day!