COVID 19 Situation -
We continue to monitor the Covid-19 situation in Seoul. We will follow government advice regarding any limitations on holding gatherings. As you know this is a highly dynamic situation so please bear with us and keep checking the website for event updates. If we have to cancel events we will directly notify everyone who has RSVP’d through the website.
BASS organises many events for the enjoyment of members and their families. Non-members are welcome at most BASS events, but may be required to pay more to enjoy the fun. Please visit our Membership page to find out more about becoming a member.
BASS hosts monthly, annual and special events.
Regular activities include:
On the third Tuesday or Thursday of every month we get together at a member’s house or an interesting venue in Seoul. On some occasions we are joined by guest speakers who kindly share their knowledge and interests.
There is a small fee for coffee and we often recommend small donations be given to any charitable organisations that give their time to speak to us. We ask those planning to come along to sign up on the website so that we can plan accordingly.
Whether you view it as a way to socialise, a way to keep fit, a way of seeing nature or perhaps a mix of all three, the Wednesday morning Bass Walkie Talkie is a great way to explore the fascinating surrounds of Seoul.
We tackle everything from short urban strolls in the depths of winter to 2–4 hour hikes along the 18.6 km Seoul City Wall Trail, which runs around the centre of the city, and the 157km long Seoul Dulle-Gil, which surrounds Seoul, and all day Super Walkie Talkies such as around Namhansanseong, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and hikes to the top of the granite peaks in the Bukhansan National Park. As you can see, there is something for everyone!
The details of each hike – the venue, the start time, the meeting place and some information about the walk itself – are posted on the calendar in Events and also on the Bass Facebook page. Each walk is given a grading from easy to very difficult and everything in between so that you know exactly what you are letting yourself in for.
At the end of each hike we generally stop for coffee (or tea or lemonade) at one of the many specialty coffee shops in Seoul.You don’t need any special clothing but we do recommend that you wear hiking boots that have a good grip and are designed to protect your feet and ankles and always bring along something to eat and drink.
We are a very friendly and welcoming walking group so pull on your boots and come hiking with us as we discover the fascinating trails, amazing temples and fantastic views around Seoul. Walkie Talkies are free for members or 10,000W for non-members, with all proceeds going to the charities that we support.
MARTINI MONDAY BOOK CLUB
This is a monthly activity, that usually meets the first Monday of the month at 7:30 pm at a cafe in Itaewon, popular for its espresso martinis.
A list of upcoming books and past books can be found under the Book Club tab under the events tab. Please visit the upcoming events section or contact us to find out more.
CRIME CLUB BOOK CLUB
Because who doesn't like a good crime drama?
The genre of books we will read include, suspense, mystery, crime fiction, political spy fiction, psychological fiction and thrillers. Join us for a coffee and chat even if you have not read the book.
We meet on the 3rd or 2nd Thursday of the month at 10:00am. A list of upcoming books and past books can be found under the Book Club tab under the Events tab. Please visit the upcoming events section to RSVP or contact us to find out more.
DISCOVER A NEIGHBOURHOOD
BASS organizes visits to different area of Seoul. Often hosted by a BASS member who lives nearby or knows the neighbourhood well, we explore the highlights (shops, museums, markets or historical sites) of the area and then find a local restaurant or cafe where we enjoy coffee or lunch.
If you would like to lead a neighbourhood walk, please let us know.
Seoul Club Mahjong Group
The Mahjong group is a multi-national group of women and men who enjoy getting together for the challenge of a fun game and meeting new people.
Everyone is welcome from the complete beginner to the most experienced player! For further information and to RSVP contact Marieke on 010 9578 7721.
You can also join the Seoul Club Mahjong Group on FB.
Cost: The purchase of a beverage and baked item at the cafe.
TRADITIONAL KOREAN CULTURE
Throughout the year we organise activities to introduce traditional Korean culture. Working with local artisans and specialists, we learn the historical significance and techniques of various crafts and practices.
Don't forget to check Upcoming events to see what's happening over the coming months and browse through our Facebook page to revisit past events. If you’d like to know more about what’s on when, please get in touch.
BASS is an international non-profit group run by volunteers. BASS cannot be held responsible for member's possessions, health or safety during any of our events. We recommend that members have their own personal medical insurance before attending events, especially the Walkie Talkies.