Rock Climbing: With the Korean movie, titled "Exit" (2019), the rock-climbing gained huge interest. Good for one-day fun or as a weight loss program, it's surely a newfound activity the entire family can enjoy. B.bloc (rock climbing gym ) is located at the Spring block of NC Cube Canal Walk mall.       Triple [...]

By |2022-06-09T15:12:25+00:00February 18th, 2018|Entertainment, Places, Sports and Activities|0 Comments

Bakeries and Cafes

BAKERIES There are numerous famed franchise bakeries such as Tous les Jours, A Twosome Place, Paris Baguette and An's Bakery. As you walk around Songdo, try few local bakeries that offer excellent breads and pastries. Following are my recommendations: Cing Valeur: A German and French bakery offering sweet pastries/cookies and savory buns/breads; it's famed for [...]

By |2022-08-22T00:18:37+00:00December 18th, 2017|Bakeries and Cafes, Places|2 Comments


Incheon Songdo is known for highly acclaimed and reputable schools, from elementary schools to universities. Chadwick International School: Chadwick International is a coeducational school for Pre-school to 12th grade; a large population of expatriate's children attend Chadwick; many Koreans also send their children to Chadwick with the focus of advancement in English language; it [...]

By |2018-07-01T14:30:59+00:00December 15th, 2017|Places, Schools|0 Comments

Local Marts and Shops

Mega stores such as Lotte Mart, HomePlus and Costco are closed on every second and fourth Sundays; South Korean government introduced this mandatory store closing in year 2012, so that the smaller retailers and local marts may continue to thrive. Lotte Mall/Toys R Us: Located at southwest end of the Central Park, you can find almost [...]

By |2018-06-01T23:54:34+00:00December 12th, 2017|Helpful Information, Places, Shopping|4 Comments


There are six luxury hotels in Songdo Incheon. They provide beautiful rooms, great service and foods. These hotels are all located at the perimeter of the Central Park.   Oakwood Premier Incheon: 165,  Convensia-Daero, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon   Sheraton Grand Incheon Hotel: 153, Convensia-Daero, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon   Orakai Songdo Park Hotel: Orakai Hotel is [...]

By |2022-08-22T00:43:18+00:00December 10th, 2017|Helpful Information, Hotels, Places|0 Comments

Hospital and Pharmacies

I was running low on my diabetic meds and I got referred to the Plus Hospital. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. I didn't have medical insurance at the time, but I was relieved to be charged only quarter of what I would have paid in US. Plus Hospital: Established since 2009, it has entrusted [...]

By |2022-08-22T00:26:42+00:00December 10th, 2017|Helpful Information, Medical, Places|2 Comments


RESTAURANTS NO tipping! So convenient! Please, don't tip; it's the etiquette, so that everyone gets equal treatment by the servers. Japanese/Korean:  Sapporo (previously called Madang) Seafood Restaurant: A Japanese/Korean fusion restaurant in Hanok Village of Central Park, it offers good combination of sushi/sashimi/Korean specialty entres; a bit pricey, it's my go-to restaurant of choice for special [...]

By |2020-10-21T13:44:43+00:00December 7th, 2017|Places, Restaurants|0 Comments

Parks of Songdo Incheon

The Central Park: I truly believe the Central Park is the heartbeat of Songdo. Whether it's jogging at dawn or a leisurely stroll at night, I can't go a day without spending a part of my day at the Central Park. It's an eco-friendly park running along a man-made seawater stream. Take a stroll on [...]

By |2019-11-15T13:58:09+00:00October 6th, 2017|Entertainment, Exploration, Places|0 Comments