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Furry Friends

Here are a few vets locations to help your furry friends if you adopt one while you are here. Click on the red pins below for more information on each place. If you have an update, please send us a message on FB. If you are looking to spread some animal …

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City Bus Numbering Guide

Recently, anyone frequenting a bus stop in Changwon will have noticed that the bus route maps have been removed.  Addtionally, many bus numbers have been changed or removed. This was caused by the city updating the bus system to fold in Jinhae and Masan’s buses. Normally, the easiest (computer/smart phone-aided) …

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Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival – Map & Transportation

Some current updated links for information on the 2019 Festival: Official Tourism Website JinHae Cherry Blossom Festival on Twitter Changwon City Official Blog One of the highlights of spring in Changwon is the cherry blossoms. This occasion is highlighted with the Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival which will take place this …

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Changwon Mascot Taxonomy

As with most of the +120 cities and counties in South Korea, Changwon has its own mascot/character.  Furthermore, since the city assumed the areas of former cities Masan and Jinhae, the mascots of three cities were combined into one.  The following is a chart showing the changes made.  Below that …

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Translated Gimbap Menu

Here is an approximate menu for any generic gimbap restaurant, mimicking the black and white menu pads generally used. The items are organized by genre when possible, and each item has the hangul spelling, romanized appoximation, and a brief description. We attempted to feature a wide variety of normal items, …

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Gyeongnam FC

Gyeongnam FC is Changwon’s K-League soccer team.  The K-League the highest league in South Korea, and consists of 16 publicly or privately owned teams.  Gyeongnam FC is owned by the Gyeongsangnam province, and sponsored by STX Corporation and Gyeongnam Bank.  The team has existed since 2006, and in 2010, the team relocated to the …

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Pension Office

Many foreigners working in South Korea pay a portion of their monthly salary into the National Pension Service.  As with most paper work-related activity in Korea, the specific information, such as which countries participate in the program or their level of participation, varies. Without intending to be the authority on …

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Asia Marts

Asia Marts are a common occurrence throughout Korea. They usually have a big red sign and lots of ads for Calling Cards. Inside is a treasure trove of foods not normally found in typical Korean grocery stores. Though sometimes hard to find, these stores are fun to wander through,with their Halal meats, …

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