life in Seoul

Below are listings of organisations and services that may be useful to our members. Please note that BASS does not endorse, or have any affiliation, with these providers.

This list is currently under construction. Please bear with us while we improve it!

Emergency contacts in Seoul

  • Fire/Medical Emergencies

Dial 119

  • Police

Dial 112

Hours: regular hours (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.), emergency only (8 p.m. to 8 a.m.) - Tel: 010-4769-8212 or 010-8750-8212 


  • Korean National Police 313-0842 or Crime Reports 112

The Korean National Police operate a 24 hour, seven day a week Central Interpretation Center where foreigners can report crimes.

International Schools


Hospitals with international clinics

English-speaking dentists


Other Community Groups

The Royal Asiatic Society-Korea Branch (RASKB) makes getting acquainted with Korea an adventure. The purpose of this non-profit organisation is to enhance understanding of the arts, customs, history, and literature of Korea.​

ANZA meet every 2nd Tuesday of the month in various cafés or member's homes. They also host social events such as the popular Melbourne Cup

A social group for Americans, or for those with close links to the American community.​

See Facebook group for more details

A social group for Scots and those wishing to celebrate Scottish culture.​

Websites about Korea

A comprehensive online source of information about life, events and everything else concerning expats in Seoul.

Telephone assistance

The precise name and address must be given in order to find the corresponding telephone number. Open 24 hours a day.

  • Interpretation Service 1588-5644

If you have difficulty in communicating with anyone here in Korea, please call 1588-5644. Translation services are available for 17 languages: English, Japanese, Chinese, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, German, Portuguese, Arabic, Polish, Turkish, Swedish, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian and Malay. Volunteers provide instant translation services.

tourist information

Official site for Korea Tourism Organisation. For information in English , telephone: 02-1330.

The official Seoul city tourism website. Find everything you need to know about Seoul.


For info and reservations, call Taxi Centre at 1644-2255 (English and Japanese available) around the clock and online.

online shopping

Online shopping mall, similar to eBay without the auctions.​

Order Costco products online and have them delivered. (This site only works properly in Internet Explorer.)

Classified ad site​

If you have a suggestion for a link to add to this page or find a dead link, please feel free to contact us.

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