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Old 9th November 2009, 08:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the must buy items in Korea

Hi.
It's my first time going to Korea... Thus...
May I know what is the must buy items in Korea? What type of food, skincare etc...
What food i must not miss while eating there?
How much can i bargain on items when approach to stall owners down the street?
What are the rides i must take at everland and lotte world?

I don't want to miss anything there. Appreciate your post here. Also if you're going to Korea too, please care to share the rate of currency that you've change in Singapore to Korea. THANKS!

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Re: What is the must buy items in Korea

hi, i just came back from seoul yesterday...
must try their streetstalls, lots of them everywhere. try their korean pork/beef bbq as well as eateries. the food is cheap.
buy skincare, got faceshop, skinfood, etude house.....prices much much lower than sg price. and they give u lots of samples
i also went to Lotte Mart to shop for kimchi, seaweed and korean snacks.
my first trip too and i really enjoyed it.
u can try bargaining at the namdaemun & dongdaemun markets but dont expect to get much discount. maybe at most 20%. be friendly else they show u face...

the subway is the most convenient for getting around. its v easy to travel in seoul. enjoy ur trip!


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Re: What is the must buy items in Korea

Seaweed - best is to buy at the airport - there's a supermarket there.

The Face Shop - heard that it's much cheaper ?
Adidas Shoes - heard from friend that it's "limited edition" in Korea - as in designs avaible in Korea only - but def original

I bought a cute vintage luggage at Dongdaemum (:

There's this pear drink - it's in Singapore though - quite nice.
Ginseng if you're rich - quite exp

Korea's winter clothings ? Their shirts etc ..

Enjoy

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i definitely vote for the very cheap paper masks and skincare products at the faceshop, missha or skinfood

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Uniqlo products much cheaper than japan and singapore

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Thanks 4 all your reply... Keep on going... Especially on which rides should i take at Lotte world and everland?

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Hi.
It's my first time going to Korea... Thus...
May I know what is the must buy items in Korea? What type of food, skincare etc...
What food i must not miss while eating there?
How much can i bargain on items when approach to stall owners down the street?
What are the rides i must take at everland and lotte world?

I don't want to miss anything there. Appreciate your post here. Also if you're going to Korea too, please care to share the rate of currency that you've change in Singapore to Korea. THANKS!
food- seaweed, street side food (sticks), Bambi
In Korea they dun give discount
Everland and lotte world? ride everything if u are the adventurous kind go for those queue tat are long (long queue means good)
Shopping- nth much since all is winter wear
ENJOY THE SNOW!

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Re: What is the must buy items in Korea

For Everland .. nothing much .. but you can take the mini bus where you go inside an animal enclosure and you'll see some mini performances by those bears etc .. (real animals)

You'll get to see animals in everland

For Lotteworld - the tix is like : you can ride a certain NUMBER of rides ..
If you go by tour - nothing much to 'ride' cuz if u reach there .. will be around evening/night time .. (depending)

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Mmm.. I'm going by tour... I just have to pray that we can reach there before night lor... I wish i can see snow falling from the sky coz i never see snow before..

Thanks everyone who post here. Cant wait to go there!

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Good information! Thanks for sharing

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Enjoy your trip ChiaChiaChia :-)

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Re: What is the must buy items in Korea

Tees from SPAO.
I sorta like them.
Cosmetics in general are cheaper in Korea like Jurlique, Gorgio Armani & etc.

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if you are going to korea. BUY KRISPY KREME doughnuts. I bought 12 boxes back to SG. Just get the glazed ones. Once you tried KRSIPY KREME glazed doughnuts, J.CO, dunkin donuts & donut factory's glazed doughnuts just don't measure up.

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Almost every thing is cheap in Korea as compared to Europe

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Re: What is the must buy items in Korea

how much cheaper is the face shop products sold there in korea than in singapore? =)


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Re: What is the must buy items in Korea

I just went to korea last year with my mum.

Must buy:

Kimchi

The Faceshop..products

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Re: What is the must buy items in Korea

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Seaweed - best is to buy at the airport - there's a supermarket there.

The Face Shop - heard that it's much cheaper ?
Adidas Shoes - heard from friend that it's "limited edition" in Korea - as in designs avaible in Korea only - but def original

I bought a cute vintage luggage at Dongdaemum (:

There's this pear drink - it's in Singapore though - quite nice.
Ginseng if you're rich - quite exp

Korea's winter clothings ? Their shirts etc ..

Enjoy
Seaweed is the best!!!
Don't forget to eat some of popular Korean cuisine like Soondubu Jiggae, Bibimbap, Kimchi and more to mention...^_^

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Re: What is the must buy items in Korea

MUST BUY!!
-products from SkinFood, Etude House, FaceShop, et c. their price is almost half of the SG pric e.

-Winter wear. u can actually gt it  at 10,000 to 4 0,000 Won which is equal to S$15 -S$50.

- Seaweed, kimchi

-Market O brownie.

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