Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Koreans Live the Longest in the World. Find out Secrets at Daegu MEDI EXPO 2017

Secrets for the Longest Life
@ Daegu MEDI EXPO 2017

In Korea, there is a common phrase “the era of 100-year-old.” Media started to use this expression as the life expectancy for Koreans began to rise rapidly in the 1960’s. In fact, Korean women expect to live the longest in the world. According to Washington Post, Korean females on average will live to 90 by 2030. If you consider that life expectancy for Koreans were only 53 in 1960, this is a huge improvement in Koreans’ lives. So, what are the secrets for this? If you want to take a glimpse of some of these secrets, you need to check out this year’s MEDI EXPO!

Period : Jun 23 (Fri) ~ Jun 25 (Sun)
Venue : every hall at EXCO
Scale : 250 companies, 800 booths / 25,000 visitors
Operating Hours : 10:00 a.m. ~ 05:00 p.m.
Price : 3,000 won (free if you register before 6/21) Click here to register

Along with the main exhibitions and events, there will be Medical & Healthcare EXPO KOREA, Daegu Medical Tour Expo, Traditional Medicine Expo Korea 2017 and Daegu International Dental Exhibition and Scientific Congress. EXCO will be the the core spot for medical industry. (Remember that Daegu is known as “Medical City”?) Daegu MEDI EXPO is not just for professionals and experts but it is for everyone.

Imaging medical equipment / Measuring medical equipment / Rehabilitation medical equipment / Health care medical equipment / Surgical equipment / Medical information system / Smart health equipment / Pharmaceutical related equipment / Medical equipment parts and materials / Hospital equipment / Oriental medical equipment / Dental equipment / Exercise-related devices / Skin care & aesthetics / Aging-friendly products / Health food and supplies / Medical tourism / Specialty hospital

MEDI EXPO 2017 is all about health. Come out this weekend and get to know some of the easiest ways to take care of your health!
For more information, visit or call 053-601-5211

Monday, June 19, 2017

Use Daegu Int'l Airport to Visit Jeju, Tokyo, Hongkong and Bejing

Travel to Jeju, Tokyo, or Beijing from Daegu
Use Daegu International Airport 

Have you planned your summer vacation yet? If you are thinking to visit Jeju island or travel outside Korea, you might want to check Daegu International Airport. Daegu Airport offers a number of direct flights to major cities in the world including Hongkong, Beijing, Tokyo, Osaka and you name it!

-Location: Gonghangro 221 Donggu, Daegu
-Bus: 101, 101-1, 401, 719, Donggu2, Palgong1, Geuphang1 express)
-Nearest Subway Station: Ayanggyo Station(Line1)  *you need to take bus or taxi from the station)
-Contact: 1661-26263

Daegu International Airport is a beautiful two-story building. You can check in on the first floor and depart on one of the floors depending on your flight. The nearest bus stop is only 100m away and taxi stop is even closer. If you are coming by car, you can park at the airport for 4,000 won per day. 

-Everywhere: free Wi-Fi
-1st floor: domestic departure, convenience store, café, information center, roaming center, ATM
-2nd floor: international & domestic departures, pharmacy, restaurant, cafés
*You can rent a cell phone battery at the Information Center(1F)

There are Global Roaming Center and Tourist Information Center to assist your trip. Both are located on the 1st floor. If you need any help, go to the Information Center. You can enjoy free Wi-Fi while waiting for your flight anywhere at the airport,

Friday, June 16, 2017

D-mall, a Huge Tax Free Shopmall Opened in Daegu Today.

Daegu Tax Free Shopping Mall
D-mall @Seomun Market

A huge tax free, “D-mall” held the opening ceremony today. This shopping mall is located at the popular Seomun Market. D-mall is 300m2 in scale and a place for shopping and entertainment. HyeJin Han and D.I.P performed to celebrate the opening. Come out to Seomun Market for good food this weekend and check out this new tax free shop!
-Location: 3rd floor @ Myungpoom Plaza in Seomun Market
-Hours: Mon~Thur 9:30~19:00 Fri & Weekend 9:30~21:00

Daegu D-mall sells luxury beauty products, popular brand fashion items and more. You can also check hot items from popular Korean TV shows. If you are interested in Korean beauty secret, there are many famous Korean cosmetics like Song Hye Kyo’s. Or if you are looking for a cool pair of sunglasses, you might want to try In Sung Jo’s sunglasses, etc. What’s unique about this shopping venue is you can also find high quality products of Daegu brands such as Chemeric, Sillarian, etc.


*Tax Exemption for Foreigners*
-VAT: 10% exemption
-Individual Consumption Tax: 5~20% exemption
*A Korean needs a membership to get tax benefit.

Not only can you do shopping, you can entertain yourself at the digital culture zone where you can enjoy medial wall, photo zone and VR experience. If you are a hanryu(the Korean wave) fan or simply love Korean pop culture, this is the it-place you need to check out!  

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Daegu Night Scenes: How to enjoy a cool summer in Daegu! Recommended beautiful night scenes!

Beautiful Night Scenes BEST 3


Summer night in Daegu where the cool wind blows gently.
How about enjoying the night in Daegu perfect for outdoor activities properly?

We have many hot spots known for their beautiful nightscapes like The ARC, Ayang Railroad, Apsan observatory, Suseong pond, and more.
So today, we give you the BEST 3 of Daegu night scenes!

Daegu Night Scene #1. The ARC
A round cut silver object in the blue sky. This place that looks like a UFO or a stadium is The ARC. 
It’s a unique cultural center located in Dalseong-gun Gangjeongbo where the Nakdong River and the Geumho River meet.
The ARC which was created by an international architect has an exhibition room, seminar room, circle video zone and an observatory.
Many visitors come here especially at night because the entire exterior showcases various colors like a chameleon.
Enjoy the fancy night scene created by The ARC together with the Ganchang Bridge.

-Exhibition: 10:00 - 18:00/ Observatory and cafe 10:00- 22:00 (open until 23:00 in summer)
Closed: January 1, Mondays
-Entrance: free
-Address: 805, Dasa-ro Dasa-eup, Dalseong-gun, Daegu
-Transportation: Seongseo no. 2, exit Dasa Station of Daegu Metro Line 2

Daegu Night Scene #2 Suseong Lake
Suseong Lake is a healing place for Daegu residents that shouldn’t be missed out!
It’s a beautiful place for all seasons so it is constantly visited by visitors.
An imagery fountain show where you can enjoy the scene on a bench and Suseong amusement park!
Perfect for dating and family outing, enjoy Daegu’s nightscape at Suseong Pond.

-Address: Dusan-dong, Suseong-gu, Daegu
-Transportation: Suseong Pond Station Exit 1 Daegu Metro Line 3, 10 minutes on foot 

Daegu Night Scene #3. Ayang Railroad
Ayang Railroad, where you can see the night sky shining with stars!
The railroad that crossed the Geumho River for 78 years became Daegu’s nightscape after the railroad turned into a glass observatory.
It is also a well-loved site for shooting dramas.
How about you enjoy the night scene and walk along the Ayang Railroad where you can enjoy the observatory, gallery, and cafe?

-Address: 82, Haedong-ro (Jijeo-dong), Dong-gu, Daegu
-Transportation: Ayang bridge Station Exit 1 Daegu Metro Line 1, 6 minutes on foot 

Daegu Tour Stamp Trail: History Museum, Lakeside Park and Tavern Village

Daegu Tour Stamp Trail

After almost 3 years of living in Daegu, this year is my first time trying the Daegu Tour Stamp Trail. Thanks to this, I’ve discovered tons of cool places I’ve never even heard of. I will highlight 3 spots on the trail that caught my attention.

First is the Wolgok History Museum located between Sangin Station and Wolchon Station. The museum is a commemoration of Woo Bae-Seon, a soldier who fought to defend the invasion of Japanese forces. You can see the great statue of him out in front of the museum. There are a lot of other things to see here including a blacksmith’s workshop, old farming equipment, wooden mallets for pounding rice cakes (ddeok), and traditional slippers. The second floor is home to a large number of belongings of the Woo clan including the family registry, letters, official documents, and personal objects.

-Admission: Free
-Address: 880 Sangin-dong, Dalseo-gu

Second is the Wolgwang Lakeside Park. I was blown away by how green the park is. I can’t imagine how beautiful this place would look during cherry blossom season. It is a great spot to take a walk, skate, play basketball, or just sit down and enjoy the lakeside view. There is also a water light show that goes on several times a day from May to October. If you are looking for a nice quiet place away from the hurry hurry (빨리빨리), I recommend this place.

-Admission: Free
-Address: 1405-3 Dowon-dong, Dalseo-gu
Last but not least is the Samunjin Tavern Village. I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect from this place but I was intrigued by the combination of the words “taven” and “village.” There is a lot quirky art here like the painted wood, the
big silver piano, and the man stuck in the elevated boat. I must say I’ve never seen anywhere like this in my 3+ years of living in South Korea. There are also really cool hut restaurants where you can cool down after a long boat ride on the river.

-Admission: Free
-Address: 318-1 Seongsan-ri, Hwawon-eup, Dalseong-gun

Monday, June 12, 2017

Daegu Emergency Medical Institution :: Learn about Daegu Emergency Medical Institution in preparation for summer! - Prevent summer hyperthermia accidents and know the location of ER

To enjoy a safe summer!

Daegu Emergency Medical Institution

There must be many people who are planning for outdoor activities and vacation trips with the weather getting hotter.
We prepared this for you to enjoy a safe summer! Where is Daegu Emergency Medical Institution?

The following is a list of emergency medical institutions in Daegu so that you can find the ER, hospital, and pharmacy around you when an emergency arises.

Emergency Medical Institutions in Daegu

# of sick beds
 # of sick beds in ER
Regional Emergency Medical Center
Kyeongpook National University Hospital
130, Dongdeok-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu
Local Emergency Medical Center
Keimyung University Dongsan Medical Center
56, Dalseong-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu
Daegu Catholic University Medical Center
Duryugongwon-ro 17-gil, Nam-gu, Daegu
Yeongnam University Medical Center
170, Hyeonchung-ro, Nam-gu, Daegu
Daegu Fatima Hospital

99, Ayang-ro, Dong-gu, Daegu

Kyungpook National University Medical Center
807, Hoguk-ro, Buk-gu, Daegu
Local ER Facilities
Daegu Bohun Hospital
60, Wolgok-ro, Dalseo-gu, Daegu
Sung Sam Hospital
3190, Dalgubeol-daero, Suseong-gu, Daegu
Daegu Catholic University Medical Center
Chilgok Catholic Medical Center
440, Chilgokjungang-daero, Buk-gu, Daegu
Daegu Medical Center
157, Pyeongni-ro, Seo-gu, Daegu
Kwakh Hospital
531, Gukchaebosang-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu
Deonaeun Hospital
126, Hyeonpungjungang-ro Hyeonpung-myeon, Dalseong-gun, Daegu
W Hospital
163, Dalgubeol-daero, Dalseo-gu, Daegu
Dream Hospital
153, Daemyeong-ro, Nam-gu, Daegu
Samil Hospital
446, Wolbae-ro, Dalseo-gu, Daegu

Emergency situations can occur to anyone and anywhere!
Most especially in summer, the weather can cause a lot of sickness due to heat such as heat rash, heat edema and heat stroke.
You can search for necessary information in the homepage of Central Emergency Medical Center from nearby emergency room, to hospitals, pharmacy information, private ambulance search, auto heart pacemaker, and first aid method.

Click here to visit the official website of Central Emergency Medical Center.
In addition, the Daegu Emergency Medical Center Ward can be checked in real time through the general situation board of the official website of Central Emergency Medical Center. (Click for Daegu Emergency Medical Center real time general situation board)

In the afternoon when the heat is most concentrated, you must limit outdoor activities and the elderly, elderly living alone, people with chronic illnesses, and children should rest from time to time in cool places.
Emergencies can happen anytime and anywhere at the most unexpected time.
This summer inform yourself of the Daegu Emergency Medical Institution and have a safe and cool summer!