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 and please feel free to make any suggestions.

EMERGENCY CONTACTS IN SEOUL

Fire/Medical Emergencies

Dial 119

Police

Dial 112

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.

 

               KakaoTalk - a mobile instant messaging app with free text and free call features, used widely in Korea.

 

               Whatsapp - a mobile instant messaging app with free text and calls owned by Facebook, used

                  widely internationally.

               

                KakaoMetro - a must have app for navigating the extensive and efficient subway system - offers

                   useful information such as what carriage to ride to make transfers easier.

 

                KakaoBus - provides real-time bus and bus stop information throughout Korea.  

 

                 Subway Korea - provides the latest subway map of Seoul, Busan, Daegu, Daejeon and Gwangju.

                   Naver Map -  public transportation - mixed reviews from users online.  Korean version of the app is better                         than English version.

                   Google Translate - translate English to Korean or Korean to English.  Has photo function.  Can't read a                             label or bus stop sign?  Point the camera in the app over the image for instant translation. 

                   Kakao Taxi - this app is available in English.  It automatically detects your pickup location or you can enter it                     manually.  Input your destination and desired vehicle and payment method.  

    

                   

                   Yonhap News Agency - Daily News about Korea in English

 

                   Korea Times - Daily New about Korea in English

                   Korea JoongAng Daily - Daily News about Korea in English

          

  

 

 

British Consulate

https://www.gov.uk/world/organisations/british-embassy-seoul

British Chamber of Commerce Korea

https://www.facebook.com/BritishChamberofCommerceKorea/

USEFUL APPS

BRITISH CONSULATE AND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

OTHER COMMUNITY GROUPS

             

 

 

The Royal Asiatic Society (RAS)

http://raskb.com/about-us/

https://www.facebook.com/RASKB/

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.​

             

 

The Australian and New Zealand Association (ANZA)​

https://www.anzakorea.com/

https://www.facebook.com/ANZAKorea/

ANZA provides members with a range of social and networking opportunities.  Membership open to all nationalities.  Annual social events include the Melbourne Cup luncheon and ANZA Ball.

 

 

 

American Women's Club of Korea (AWC)

https://awcsouthkorea.com/

https://www.facebook.com/AWCseoul/

 

AWC promotes friendships, social connections and unity among women of all nationalities. 

 

 

 

St Andrew's Society of Seoul

https://www.standrewssocietyofseoul.com/

https://www.facebook.com/standrewsofseoul/

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

WEBSITES ABOUT KOREA

 

Korea4Expats

https://www.korea4expats.com/

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

10 Magazine Korea

https://10mag.com/

A go-to for a run-down of Korea's latest dining and nightlife scene, news about fashion, beauty, and shopping, and a guide to the best events happening.

Timeout Seoul

https://www.timeout.com/seoul

Recommendations on the latest happenings in Seoul, restaurant reviews, fun things to do and more. 

Seoul Metropolitan Government

http://english.seoul.go.kr/

Useful information about all things Seoul.

Useful Article about Medical Care in Korea

https://www.korea4expats.com/article-medical-care-options-korea.html

ENGLISH LANGUAGE NEWS SOURCES

 

The Korea Herald

http://www.koreaherald.com/

The Korea Times

https://m.koreatimes.co.kr/pages/main.asp

Korea JoongAng Daily

https://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/

Yonhap News Agency

https://en.yna.co.kr/

Arirang

https://www.arirang.com/News/News_Index.asp

The Chosun Ilbo

http://english.chosun.com/

The Seoul Times

https://www.theseoultimes.com/ST/index.html

TELEPHONE ASSISTANCE

Directory Assistance 114

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

 

Korea National Tourist Office (KNTO)

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

Visit Seoul

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

TRANSPORTATION / TRAVEL

International Taxi

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

Interactive Seoul Metro subway map

https://metroguides.info/city/seoul?ln=en#scheme/0/10459

Seoul Bus Interactive Map

https://citymapper.com/seoul/bus/stops?lang=en

ONLINE SHOPPING

 

Gmarket

Online shopping mall, similar to eBay without the auctions.

http://global.gmarket.co.kr/Home/Main?gclid=CjwKCAjwjqT5BRAPEiwAJlBuBQH7SZUWWdqCpL3LN9M2fGVwoidEeV9w8SELric4dTBrPuR4GpQnXhoCpWAQAvD_BwE

Coupang

Online retailer that provides same day or next day delivery of many goods, including food and fresh food.  (Use in Chrome for translating from Korean to English)

https://www.coupang.com/

Craigslist

Classified ad site​

https://seoul.craigslist.org/

Interpark

Online shopping for a variety of products

http://www.interpark.com/malls/index.html?smid1=header&smid2=home

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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