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Better Know a Dong : Jungang

    Located adjacent to Sangnam, Jungang was the original downtown before Sangnam took over the title. Jungang houses many of the foreigner bars as well as several clubs and tall apartment buildings. Located above is an evolving map of the area. Below is a list of the maps contents, …

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Better Know a Dong – Naeseo-Eup

So you’ve stumbled across the sleepy little Naesseo-Eup/Jung-ri/Hogye/Samgye area a little outside of Masan, either because you wanted to see what lay beyond the NC Dino’s Stadium or you’ve just started a new job and been placed out here. It’s easy to feel a little removed from the hustle and …

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Better Know a Dong – Bansong-dong.

Bansong-dong is located just northwest of downtown Changwon (Sangnam-dong). It is a wonderful place and I think most people don’t know where it is or even what is even there. It’s not really a party area like Sangnam-dong and there aren’t a lot of bars, but there are quite a …

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Bukmyeon

The Changwon Expats Facebook Group gets quite a few requests during summertime for the whereabouts of the Bukmyeon river beach so I figured I’d write up something about this place. Bukmyeon is known for its persimmons and hot springs. In a previous article, we wrote about these hot springs. Now as …

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Teacher Jeong Makgeolli Bar and Restaurant

  Teacher Jeong is a chain restaurant and bar combo known for its flavored makgeolli. Inside it is traditionally decorated and it sort of looks like a tree house or bunk bed tables which definitely makes for a cool atmosphere. Now, I have personally only been to two of the chains, …

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The 53rd Gunghangje Festival (Cherry Blossoms)

Happy Cherry Blossom Festival! The flowers have currently bloomed in Jinhae and Changwon. For maps and directions to the festival, please visit our older article or look at the second brochure below designed by city hall. Otherwise, here is an updated list of events and activities from April 1st – 10th, …

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Changwon Salsa and Bachata Dancing

  Here is information regarding Salsa and Bachata dance classes in Changwon. The class  features New York style salsa (ON2) class and is aimed towards beginners. Anyone who wants to learn how to salsa dance can take this class.   For more information please join their official Facebook page. 

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Creative Korea

If you’re an artist of some sort and looking to get more involved, you’re in luck because a social media company based on helping creative minded people has formed in Changwon! I asked Creative Korea to write up a little about their company, as you can see below. To find out …

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