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WELCOME TO MYEONGDONG, SEOUL – SOUTH KOREA

Welcome to Myeongdong folks,

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Korean Cosmetics Shops at Myeongdong

Myeongdong has become one of the famous shopping spot both for local tourists and foreign visitors from all around the world. It offers large shopping complex and entertainment in Seoul.

~ SHOPPING PARADISE

Myeongdong is well-known as shopping paradise by compulsive shoppers. It provides various types of stores and shopping mall, from discounted items to designer products, the branded one. Myeongdong also offers different type of products for kids, youngsters, young adults and old people. They sell fashion (including dresses, shirts, t-shirts, skirts, pants, trousers, hats, bags, socks and shoes). For people who like to do make up and skin care regimen, they can find stores with famous Korean cosmetics brands, like: The faceshop, Tonymoly, Laneige, Etude house, Nature republic, Innisfree, Skinfood, Holika-holika, Missha, Peri-pera and a lot of other brands sold in Myeongdong. The size of the cosmetics shops is larger with more choices of products and prices are also twice cheaper compared to another Asian Countries.

Besides that, you can find the branded clothing stores; Zara, GAP, Forever21, Esprit, Elle, Mango, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike, PUMA, Reeboks, Converse, and many more. Also, many foreign visitors, especially from Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, China and Indonesia who love K-pop come to Seoul to shop for original K-pop items like CD’s, posters, organizers, calendars, magazines, souvenirs, phone cases, etc. Everything you want want, Myeongdong has it all! It’s a paradise for K-pop lovers! Do not miss to visit Myeongdong’s hot shopping malls, like: Migliore, Lotte Department Store, Noon Square, and M Plaza, too!

~ STREET FOOD AND BAZAAR

All the stores and shopping complex in Myeongdong start their business at 10 am to 10 pm. Usually, all the visitors are already here at 10 am because they do not want to miss their breakfast in Myeongdong. A lot of street foods sold in Myeongdong, one of the famous dish is still Korean Food, like Kimchi (fermented Korean cabbage), Bibimbap (mixed rice), Bungeoppang (Fish-shaped pastry), Pajeon (Korean pancake), Mandu (Korean dumpling), Hotteok (Korean Pancake), Gimbap/ kimbab (Korean sushi), Sundae (blood sausage), Twigim (fried snacks), Odeng (fish cakes), Dakkochi (korean skewer chicken), tteokbokki (spicy sticky rice),Bindaetteok (mungbean pancakes), Bundegi (boiled silkworm larvae), Ojingeo gui (grilled squid), Muneodarigui (grilled octopus leg), jwipo (smoked cuttlefish) and many many more. Hungry… hungry…
You should check Myeongdong out in the evening, started from 6pm to 7pm to visit their street bazaar, they are selling very cheap stuffs, like clothing, shoes, food and beverages.

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Street Food, Myeongdong

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TRAIN TO MYEONGDONG STATION FROM INCHEON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, SEOUL

For local tourist and foreign visitors who plan to visit Seoul, make sure that you stay somewhere around Subway Train Station. It will be very convenient for you to go around the city. Because Myeongdong is located very close to Myeongdong Train Station.

Train Ticket Price:
- The one way ticket from Incheon Airport to AREX Seoul Station is KRW14,300 (US$13.50)
- From Seoul Station to Myeong-dong Station, the Subway ticket price is KRW1,150 (US$0.99)

Express Non-stop Train from Incheon International Airport Station to Myeongdong Train Station (This route will take up to 1 hour and 15 minutes):
1. Take the Airport Railway Express (AREX) train from Incheon International Airport Station to Seoul Station,
2. At Seoul Station, change to LINE 4 of Seoul Metropolitan Subway to get to Myeong-dong, which is only 2 stations away from Seoul Station,
3. Get off at Myeong-dong station.

Note: Myeongdong Station has 10 exits, depends on where you want to go.

Incheon International Airport Express Railway Station, Seoul
Incheon International Airport Express Railway Station, Seoul

~ MONEY CHANGER IN MYEONGDONG

In Myeongdong, there are plentiful of money changers around the street that provide currency exchange services. The business starts at 10 am to 10 pm. They are willing to accept different kind of foreign currencies, like China RMB, USD, Euro, Japanese Yuan, Malaysia Ringgit, Indonesia Rupiah and many more. Here in Myeongdong, the money changer businesses are very competitive, at the end you can get the best exchange rates in Seoul.

~ HOTEL IN MYEONGDONG

Here are the most popular hotels that are less than 30 meters from the exits of Myeongdong Subway Station:
1. Nine Tree Hotel, Myeongdong (30 meters from EXIT 8 of Myeongdong Subway Station);
2. Sejong Hotel (right in front of EXIT 8 of Myeongdong Subway Station);
3. Prince Hotel (right in front of EXIT 2 of Myeongdong Subway Station ).

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Nine Tree Hotel, Myeongdong
Sejong Hotel, Myeongdong
Sejong Hotel, Myeongdong
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Prince Hotel, Myeongdong

Some reasons to keep in mind why you should stay at hotels in Myeongdong:

- it is a strategic area and easy access to Myeongdong Subway Station,

- it is very close to most of shopping complex/ mall, street foods and restaurants,

- direct shuttle bus is available from Incheon International Airport to Myeongdong,

- it is a happening tourist spot in Seoul, you can see different kind of people from around the world here!

***1 Korea Won = 0.00086 USD***

For more places to visit in Seoul, click here.

Liburan ke Myeong-dong, Seoul

Selamat datang ke Myeongdong,

Myeongdong adalah salah satu tempat rekreasi yang terkenal dengan pusat perbelanjaan dan arena hiburan di Seoul. Jika kamu ke Seoul, sempatkanlah diri kamu untuk mengunjungi Myeongdong ya.

Myeongdong, Seoul
Myeongdong, Seoul

SURGANYA PUSAT PERBELANJAAN

Dikenal sebagai pusat perbelanjaan yang paling lengkap bagi wisatawan lokal dan mancanegara, Myeongdong menawarkan berbagai macam kebutuhan untuk anak muda sampai orang dewasa dari fashion, aksesoris, kosmetik hingga makanan. Merek dan harganya pun beragam lho, dari harga yang paling rendah sampai yang sangat mahal, biasanya merek-merek kelas dunia.

WAKTU BEROPERASI

Toko-toko di Myeongdong buka pada pukul 10 pagi sampai 10 malam (waktu Korea). Biasanya jam 10 pagi turis-turis sudah berkumpul ni, mereka tidak mau ketinggalan untuk sarapan di Myeongdong. Karena banyak sekali jenis makanan yang bisa mereka cicipi di sana. Jika kamu pergi ke Myeongdong di malam hari, sekitar pukul 6pm – 7pm (waktu Korea), kamu bisa mengunjungi pasar malam yang menjual beraneka barang-barang murah seperti baju, sepatu,topi, tas, makanan dan minuman.

KERETA KE MYEONGDONG

Untuk para turis dari Indonesia yang berencana liburan ke Seoul, disarankan untuk menginap di hotel yang dekat dengan Stasiun kereta, karena Myeongdong sendiri berlokasi di dekat Stasiun Kereta Myeongdong di sepanjang jalur kereta Seoul nomor 4.

MAKANANAN YANG ENAK-ENAK

Selain menawarkan pusat perbelanjaan yang lengkap, Myeongdong juga memiliki restoran-restoran yang super enak lho, seperti Korean BBQ yang kamu lihat di korean game show “Running Man” , bibimbap, ginseng chicken, kimchi, Korean pancake, dumplings, dan lain-lain. Jangan sampai ketinggalan ya, pokoknya kamu harus cicipi semua makanan di Myeondong dan pulang ke Indonesia dengan perasaan puas!!

TEMPAT PERTUKARAN MATA UANG DI MYEONGDONG

Di Myeongdong, banyak toko-toko yang memberikan service penukaran mata uang asing. Setiap kamu melangkahkan kaki di Myeongdong, kamu bisa nemuin toko mata uang asing lho. So jangan khawatir kalo Korea Won yang ada di tas/ saku mu tidak mencukupi. Toko penukaran mata uang asing yang ada di Myeongdong menawarkan nilai jual dan nilai beli yang kompetitif. Tetapi ada baiknya kamu bertanya terlebih dahulu mengenai nilai nya ya. Mereka bersedia untuk menerima mata uang asing seperti, China RMB, USD, Euro, Japanese Yen, Indonesia Rupiah, Malaysia MYR, dan masih banyak lagi.

Menginap di MYEONGDONG

Menginap di Myeongdong selama liburan kamu di Seoul merupakan keputusan yang bijaksana. Karena letaknya yang strategis, dekat dengan stasiun kereta myeongdong, dekat dengan pusat perbelanjaan, dekat dengan restoran begitu pula dengan akses yang mudah ke mana-mana.

Myeongdong memiliki daya tarik sendiri bagi sebagian orang, baik turis lokal maupun mancanegara. Jika kamu mengunjungi Seoul untuk liburan atau berbisnis, luangkanlah waktu sebentar untuk datang ke Myeongdong, karena itu akan membuat pengalaman mu bertambah dan tidak terlupakan selama di Seoul.

Belle Vue Singapore – Striking a Natural Balance in the City

One of the best places where you can enjoy comfortable city living with a touch of nature is in Belle Vue Singapore.  This freehold residential type of condominium interprets nature through the award-winning architectural leadership of Japanese Toyo Ito.  It is located at the heart of Singapore with many MRT and bus terminals, schools, malls and restaurants in the vicinity. It is very accessible and while being in the city, you still get to enjoy the natural beauty brought by its surroundings and design.

Belle Vue Singapore is near the Dhoby Gaut and Somerset MRT stations.  It is next to the Orchard Road Shopping Center as well as the UE Square, Robertson Walk and Liang Court Shopping Center.  It is three minutes away from the central business district and downtown Marina Bay.  There are many restaurants to choose from near Belle Vue.  You can also choose from different educational institutions like Raffles Academy, FTMS School of Computing Sciences and University of Chicago.

For more details, visit: Belle Vue Singapore.

The units in Belle Vue Singapore are finished with timber strip and elegant stone flooring in the living and dining rooms.  The bathrooms are furnished with marbles from the floor to the walls.  Some units are equipped with a Jacuzzi and marble vanity with imported fittings.  The kitchen has granite counter tops and built-in kitchen cabinets.  There are other appliances included like cooker hob, cooker hood, steam oven and convection oven.  You also have cable-ready TV points and aircon ducts in the different rooms.  All bathrooms and toilets have hot water supply for the convenience of your family and guests.  Once you step out of your house, you will enjoy the other facilities like pools, playgrounds, multi-purpose court, garden gymnasium, steam room and sauna.  You also have an exclusive multi-purpose function room that you can use for your parties and other celebrations.

There is nothing like living in the city while still enjoying the natural beauty of lush gardens and peaceful water features.  Because of the many features and amenities of this residential building, you will surely enjoy your time with your family.  The security features of the place ensure safety for you and your guests as well.  The accessibility of Belle Vue makes it easy for you to travel to and from work, leaving time for family bonding.  With Belle Vue Singapore, it will be easier to balance your work life and family life.

For more details, visit: Belle Vue Singapore.

Contact Vincent at (+65) 66336688 or email him for the property listings. For more details, visit: Belle Vue Singapore.

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The City Hotel in Ljubljana Slovenia Installs InvoTech Linen System to Cut Labor Costs


Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 21, 2015

InvoTech Systems, Inc. announced The City Hotel in Ljubljana, Slovenia installed InvoTech’s Linen System to reduce labor costs and losses by outside laundry service providers. InvoTech Systems provides advanced Linen Management, Uniform and Laundry Systems that integrate the latest RFID technology to increase profitability for hotel and casino operators. InvoTech is recognized globally for implementing systems and solutions that save hotels time, labor and money. Click here for more information on InvoTech’s Linen, Laundry and Uniform Systems.

“InvoTech’s Linen System solved two issues at our property,” said Peter Susnik, general manager to The City Hotel Ljubljana. “We wanted to reduce the time and manpower required to sort laundry items each day. Wages are a main budget expense at our property and we needed to cut any cost not related to guest service. The second issue was the loss of our valuable linen items due to laundry company errors. InvoTech corrected both issues. I would recommend InvoTech’s solutions to any hotel with similar challenges.”

InvoTech savings goes straight to the bottom line.

InvoTech Director of Sales Oswald Lares said, “Operators in countries worldwide recognize that InvoTech’s solutions increase profitability. The growing global adoption of our advanced, easy to use Linen, Uniform and Laundry solutions deliver a huge gain in operating efficiency. Plus, the money our systems save by reducing non-theft related loss to nearly zero goes straight to the bottom line.” InvoTech’s RFID technology monitors and controls linen movement throughout a property and to/from its laundry. It provides 100% reduction in non-theft related losses, cuts labor costs by 50%, and provides control of outside laundry charges.

“The City Hotel’s laundry inventory shortages were small on a daily basis, but they turned into a decent cost by the end of the year,” said Susnik. “Before we had InvoTech it was difficult to figure out if our outside laundry had kept a fair amount of our towels and bed sheets. InvoTech’s Linen System tracks and reports on the movement of each item as it is used and passes to and from our laundry company. This is a great cost savings to our hotel.”

InvoTech’s international clients include Four Seasons Macau; Grand Venetian Macau Resort Hotel; MGM Grand Macau; Hyatt Shanghai, China; Burswood Entertainment Complex, Australia; Sheraton Seoul, Korea; Resorts World Sentosa Singapore; and Palace Resorts, Mexico. North American clients include MGM Resorts International, Ritz Carlton, Hyatt Hotels, Marriott, Hilton Hotels, Loews Hotels, Mandarin Oriental, Universal Studios Florida, Madison Square Garden, MSR-FSR Laundry, Empire State Building, and other leading companies.

About InvoTech Systems

InvoTech Systems, Inc. increases profitability for clients. It is a leading provider of software management and control systems for uniforms and linens, and for laundry and security operations. Served markets include hospitality, healthcare, commercial laundry, and amusement industries worldwide. InvoTech products deliver vital information that establishes ultimate control and total accountability. InvoTech solutions are reliable and easy to use. They streamline operations and improve service levels with reduced labor and operating expenses. InvoTech provides 100% of its system support and product development in-house. The firm’s trusted staff averages 10 years of reliable technical experience, knowledge of methodologies, and industry depth. InvoTech is a Microsoft Certified Partner that evolves technology-based solutions regularly based on client- and staff-driven innovations. The company is rooted in a culture that emphasizes long-term client relationships and superior customer service. For more information, please visit http://www.invotech.com.







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WATG-Designed Paradise City Breaks Ground


Incheon, South Korea (PRWEB) November 25, 2014

Set to open in 2017, Paradise City, designed by global design firm WATG-Honolulu, broke ground 20 November. Positioned to be the first integrated resort (IR) in South Korea, Paradise City is being developed through a joint venture between Korea’s casino operator, Paradise Group and Japan’s entertainment group, Sega Sammy Holdings, Inc.

Located in the International Business Center of Incheon International Airport , the highly anticipated IR will serve as the gateway, to the Korean Wave “hallyu,” for foreign travelers seeking a unique resort and entertainment experience.

“To showcase Korea’s rich cultural, social, and commercial identity in the design of the country’s first integrated gaming/entertainment resort was a fascinating aspect to this project” said Sean Sih-Young Jeon, vice president, WATG. “Inspired by this vision, we created smooth transitions between the different resort ‘zones’ to offer a unique integrated resort experience for visitors.”

Paradise City will have seven distinct zones, each featuring its own unique experience, thence providing visitors a feeling of embarking on a voyage.

“The building architecture was designed to reflect a sense of timelessness, but with a ‘modern energy’ vibe.” said Robert Payan, senior vice president, WATG. “Our approach was to design the core of the buildings with a ‘timeless modern classic’ influence, and then to introduce ‘purely modern’ forms to give the structures a new vibrant energy.”

“We have designed a ‘stage set’ in the master plan for Paradise City to feel like a ‘city fabric’ where guests will want to explore and lose their sense of time,” continued Payan. “The concept of time is represented by a ‘city built over time’ reflecting and recalling the past, present, and future. The integration of these overlapping concepts is what will make Paradise City a rich environmental experience for all visitors.”

WATG’s design office in Honolulu has been closely involved with the development of Korea’s gaming and resort industry with the design of several resort/casinos over the past two decades, such as Shilla, Hyatt and Lotte in Jeju and Korea’s only domestic casino, Kangwon Land.

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About WATG

Over the course of the last seven decades, WATG and affiliated design studio Wimberly Interiors have become the world’s leading design consultants for the hospitality, leisure and entertainment industries. With offices in Honolulu, Irvine, Los Angeles, New York, London, Istanbul, Dubai, and Singapore, the full-service design firm is best known for creating internationally acclaimed destinations in 160 countries across six continents. WATG offers design services comprising planning, urban design, architecture, landscape, interior design and strategy for urban tourism and resort destinations. The company has a strong record in hospitality projects, having created landmarks such as The Venetian in Las Vegas, the Atlantis Hotels in the Bahamas and Dubai, as well as Ritz Carlton, St Regis, Hilton, Sheraton, Four Seasons and Mandarin Oriental hotels in iconic locations such as Kuala Lumpur, Honolulu, Taipei, Shanghai, and Dubai. WATG’s projects are renowned not only for their design and sense of place but also for their bottom-line success. Explore more at watg.com and wimberlyinteriors.com.