Thursday, July 20, 2017

The First Day at Chimac Festival 2017 (Daegu Chicken and Beer Festival) - A Night Edition

The First Day at Chimac Festival

-  A Night Edition 



A perfect place to chill with your friends

As the evening approached, more people were coming in! We met Rachel and Khoo Shufeng from Singapore who were visiting Korea for Chimac Festival! Definiely, Chimac Festival is the it-festival to check out! They told us they were very pumped for the festival! 


We also bumped into a group of people from England and America who came back for Chimac Festival for the second time!


A nice view and chimac. What else do we need?



Just like previous ones, Chimac Festival 2017 were filled with people from all age groups. They were all chilling out and celebrating summer together. 


Fun events continues throughout night 


At the Live Pub, events happened all day long. One of the popular ones was "Who eats chicken the fastest" You would have been impressed how fast they could get meat out of the bones!  



Spectacular fireworks and the opening ceremony


It's the time that most of people were waiting! The opening ceremony officially announced the beginning of the festival! The next 5 days will mark the peak of festivity in Korea! 


 andk-pop cncer
rtLive concert, k-pop frenzy!


We can't say it's a festival without the beats, raps, and energy! Microdot definitely overwhelmed the stage! 


Last but absolutely not least is Mamamoo! Duryu Park was never been louder!
Chimac Festival 2017 continues until July 23. You should definitely come out today!

The First Day at Chimac Festival 2017 (Daegu Chicken and Beer Festival) - A Day Edition

The First Day at Chimac Festival
-  A Day Edition 


The Festival is about to begin


We've waited for this time of the year! We hurried ourselves to #Duryu_Park to get the first glimpse. There are a number of staffs that help you find locations and what to enjoy at the festival. Find a person in a orange top when you need help! 


The sprays of water cool down the streets. A huge amount of crowd visits Chimac festival each year and fills the entire park. There were 1 million visitors last year and among them were 70,000 foreigners. 



Yes! Chimac is what we all love



The core of the festival! Chimac! You can buy chickens and beers at the Premier Zone, Star Road, etc. There are more than 70 different brands of chickens. We've tried a couple of them and I loved tasting unique flavors of each chickens along with my fresh beer!   




Hand-creafted beers, sodas, and more! 


  
If you are looking to try different types of beers, you've found the right place! You will get to see hand-crafted beer as well as popular brand ones. If you are with your kids or friends who don't drink, there are other drink options, too! 



The festivity is literally everywhere. 



Anywhere you go, you will be entertained with different views. You can also participate in a game, contest and perhaps an interview with Daegu City facebook Live! 


You might get to even see celebrities. I followed a crowd and some occasional screams and found Jung Joon-Yeong, a Mamamoo member, and Jo Se-Ho. 


Sparkling beers, smoked chickens, ghosts, balloon dolls. You will find yourself amused all day long! :)


"Chimac Festival @18:30"

Here is a special video for you! Get a feel of the vibe of a day at Chimac Festival 2017! 


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

3 Best Shopping Malls in Korea – Daegu (Shinsegae, Isiapolis, Color Square)

3 Best Shopping Malls in Korea – Daegu

When it comes to shopping, the season does not matter. We always need a couple of things to make our daily lives better, more convenient, or simply more amusing. Here in Korea, people love to stay inside a huge shopping mall or complex to stay neat and cool! When it is not a time to dive in the freezing cold water at a valley, let’s get inside a mall! Today, we’ve rounded up 3 shopping malls in Daegu, which is located in the central Korea.

1 Shinsegae
Shinsegae Daegu opened last winter. Its location and pure scale makes it one of the top shopping malls in Korea. Located right next to Dongdaegu Station, it invites locals and visitors alike to shop there. Featured brands are from upcale ones-Coach, Chanel, Salvatore Ferragamo, Giorgio Armani, Hermes-, more affordable ones like Daks and Lacoste to friendly brands like Uniqulo. This massive shopping mall has almost any brand you can think of.
It also offers translation service in English, Japanese and Chinese. Also, If you spend more than 30,000 KRW, VAT tax is refundable(Typically VAT is approx 7-8%  of price) In addition to shopping, it is a great place to eat, relax, and entertain yourself.



─ Date:  everyday
─ Hours:  10:00 – 20:00 (Aquarium 10:30 – 22:00)
─ Address: 149, Dongbu-ro, Dong-gu, Daegu (Sincheon-dong)
─ KR Address: 대구광역시 동구 신천4동 동부로 149
─ Website: https://goo.gl/47mChm

[Floors]
9F Zooraji Theme park / Alive Aquarium
8F Luang Street(Food Court) / Megabox(Cinema)
7F Home Collection / Little Shinsegae(Kids) / Lingerie / Bounce teuraempollin park
6F Number street(young casual/sports) / Electro Mart /Bandi & Lunis
5F Floor Famous Foreign Brands
4F Women classic / handbag
3F Women contemporary / Shoes
2F Men/Golf
1F Cosmetics / Luxury watches / Fashion Accessories
B1 Shinsegae food market


2 Isiapolis
When Korean talk about Isiapolis for shopping, they are probably talking about the biggest outlet in Daegu, Lotte Outlet. While Shinsegae shows off its grandiose beauty in its architecture, Lotte Outlet is more family-friendly spot to stroll around and shop.



─ Date: everyday (each store closes on a different day)
─ Hours:  11:00 – 21:00
─  Address:  1545, Bongmu-dong, Dong-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  KR Address: 대구광역시 동구 봉무동 1545
─  Website: http://www.esia.co.kr/

[Floors]
3F Food / CGV Cinema
2F Men’s Fashion / Sports / Outdoor / Kids
1F. Women’s Fashion / SPA / Foreign Brands


3 The Color Square
If you’ve been following us for the past month, you’ve probably noticed this place. Daegu Stadium is known to be a great place to have Chimac(Chicken and beer) outside. What is also famous for is its shopping mall next to it. The Color Square features Home Plus, CGV Cinema, Art Hall, and Pinocchio Village. If you don’t like a crowd of people nor empty place, this will offer you a nice place to chill around and shop.


─  Date: everyday (each store closes on a different day)
─  Hours:  Weekday 11:30 – 21:30  Weekend/Holidays 11:00 – 22:00
─  Location: Next to Daegu Stadium
─ Address: 140, Universiad-ro, Suseong-gu, Daegu, Korea
─ KR Address: 대구광역시 수성구 유니버시아드로 140
─ Website:  http://www.colorsquaremall.com

3 Perfect Date Spots in Daegu, Korea: the ARC, Suseong Lake, Kim Gwang Seok Street

3 Perfect Date Spots in Daegu
(Skip the traditional dinner and a movie for something more original and romantic)

If you are looking to skip the traditional candle light dinner or a movie night and opting for something more romantic for your first date, Daegu has it all – a city that has variety of charisma to offer for lovers. Daegu, Korea’s 4th biggest and fastest growing city, is a place where both modern architecture and natural beauty meets. Above all, it is a perfect destination for lovers and offers everything you need to go on the perfect date from scenic parks and delicious restaurants to skyscrapers and mountain tops.
Whether you are just “getting to know each other” or already celebrating your anniversaries, these 3 perfect date spots in Daegu will guarantee a perfect date.



1)  The ARC


No matter which season of the year you visit The ARC, it has always something unique to offer. The ARC stands for Architecture of River Culture and Artistry of River Culture. This new landmark of Daegu opened in September 2012 and since then has been attracting lots of tourists and local people. The elegant structure gives an impression that a fish is breaching the surface of a lake or stream.
The ARC is a 3 story building consisting of exhibition rooms, conference rooms, cafes, observatory deck and a park. The fun begins at evening as lots of families and couples head towards The ARC. People enjoy biking along the river side and enjoy cool breeze. You can even rent bicycles, electric scooters or segways. At evening, the changing colors of the building adds beauty to its glamor.
This weekend, how about a moto bike ride at The ARC with your loved ones? Don’t forget to share your pics with us on our Facebook Page.

How to go: Take the bus 'Seongseo2’ or 성서2 and drop off at Gangjeong Goryeongbo (The ARC entrance)



2) Suseong Lake


You might have heard the phrase “A day at lake restores the soul”. Suseong Lake is currently refurbished and since then it has been one of the most visited spots in Daegu for couples. Suseong Lake offers different fun activities all around the year. In Summer, cool wind in the evening and dancing water fountains makes it a romantic dating spot for couples.
You can enjoy paddle boats for a very reasonable 10,000 won. You can rent two seaters and also four seaters for a bigger party. At evening, you can also see geese hitting the lake.
How to go: Take Bus 403, 410, 449, 564 and drop off at Suseong Lake Station (Suseongmot).



3) Kim Gwang Seok Street



Kim Gwang Seok Street is one of the things that Daegu will always be proud of. Named after the famous singer and song writer, this street is the most beautiful mural alley in the city. Walking along the street, you can hear Kim Gwang Seok’s music playing and also some local artists showcasing their guitar skills playing Mr. Kim’s songs.
At the entrance of the street, you can find Kim Gwang Seok’s statue showing him playing a guitar. Along the street, you can also find people selling boutiques and beautiful handmade goods.
The reason I’d include this street as one of the must dating spot in Daegu is because of its atmosphere. From busy hectic city life, this street is a breath of fresh air offering an escape from worries. You can also find cafes, restaurants and a bar so that you can invite your loved ones for a  romantic dinner and make some unforgettable memories.

How to go: Take Green Line i.e Line #2 and drop off at Kyungpook Nat’l University Hospital Station. The street is 5 mins walk out of Exit 3.



Let us know where would you take your date to? Motobiking at The ARC or paddle boating at Suseong Lake or a romantic walk at Kim Gwang Seok Street?

Don’t forget to share your pictures with us on our Facebook Page as we are looking forward to see your pictures.