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24 Desember 2016

              Assalamualaikum semua. Harap semua sihat-sihat belaka. Harini baru opi ada masa untuk menulis karangan lebih daripada 500 patah perkataan kerana date line hampir tamat. Hahaha. Harini perah otak lebih sikit. Harap apa yang opi nak sampaikan korang faham la ye. Have fun with my story.


               Opi tulis entry kali ini dalam format Surat Kiriman Tidak Rasmi. Sebab tu bahasa opi pun tidak la serasmi mana ye :) Setiap hari asyik bekerja, sampai masa untuk diri sendiri pun tak ada sangat. Sedih tau, bila cek email kat tempat kerja, dapat satu email dari Traveloka . Tersangat la gembira sampai delay beberapa hari untuk buat entry . Hahaha.  So basically www.traveloka.com.my  mengadakan contest YOU NEED A HOLIDAY LAH Traveloka Online Contest dan ada peluang to win a FREE trip to your dream destination. Sapa yang tak nak pergi holiday tu tak normal la opi rasa .

                 Traveloka ada bagi 10 pilihan , antaranya El Nido, Hong Kong, Langkawi, Bali, London, Tokyo, Nepal, Sabah, Melbourne and South Korea. Rambang mata kan? Sbb tu opi sampai delay beberapa hari nak fikir nak pilih yang mana, banyak sangat tempat opi suka. Dan korang tahu opi pilih yang mana ? Ke Korea ke kita? Hehehehe. SOUTH KOREA opi pilihh !!!! Sbb ? Wow, tempat tu terlalu nostalgia bagi opi. Walaupun opi tak pernah pergi lagi sana, tapi selalu sangat tonton drama korea, rasa macam dah pergi sana. Hahahaha. So kalau dapat pergi South Korea, memang la tersangat gembira. Lagi lagi kalau dapat rasa musim musim kat sana. Ya Allah, bersyukur sangat-sangat. Selalu dapat tengok dalam tv, dalam komputer, gambar je… teringin juga ingin merasai sendiri . Pergi tempat tempat menarik kat sana, shoot gambar, buat video. Hmmm, jauh sangat ni berangan. In South Korea there are places where travel photographers fall in love, and go back to again and again.
               Korang tahu tak kenapa negara mereka dipanggil Korea ? The name Korea derives from Goryeo (Korean: 고려), itself referring to the ancient kingdom of Goguryeo, the first Korean dynasty visited by Persian merchants who referred to Koryŏ (Goryeo; 고려) as Korea. The term Koryŏ also widely became used to refer to Goguryeo, which renamed itself Koryŏ in the 5th century. Apa yang opi suka sangat pasal Korea ni ? Jum check it out ! First, Kecantikan dan keunikan negara tersebut.. Apa yang cantik sangat Korea ni ? Kawasan yang opi tunjuk ni, banyak lokasi yang photographer pergi, as photographer, memang opi suka sangat cari kawasan landscape yang lawa-lawa untuk shooting. Hhehehehe

Sambuyeon Falls – Legend has it that a dragon once flew out from this 20-meter-high waterfall in the Gangwon Province -- that's why the name of the nearby village Yonghwadong begins with the character for dragon. 

Namhansanseong Fortress – Located on Mt. Namhan in Gyeonggi Province, this 12-kilometer-long earthen fortress was originally built 2,000 years ago and reconstructed in 1621. With lots of hiking trails in the area, it's a popular place for day excursions.

Sareung – This UNESCO World Heritage site is actually the royal tomb of Queen Jeongsun (1440-1521) from the Joseon Dynasty. Located in Gyeonggi Province, access to the tomb area is restricted to those with "the purpose of academic research and field investigation" and guests with "the purpose of education and worship."

Anapji Pond – Built in the year 674 during the Silla Dynasty, this beautiful circular pond in North Gyeongsang Province was originally constructed inside a fortress that was later destroyed.

Geunjeongjeon, Gyeongbokgung – Important state affairs were once conducted in the Geunjeongjeon, the Throne Hall of Gyeongbokgung Palace in Jongno-gu, Seoul. The welcome ceremony depicted in this photo was held in honor of the historic return of Korean royal books military 145 years before.

Inwangsan – This 338-meter-high mountain on the outskirts of Seoul offers probably the best view of the city, including the palaces, N Seoul tower and the Blue House, residence of the Korean president. Known for its hiking trails, the mountain has a number of castles that were built to protect the city from foreign invasion.

Wanggungri – The five-story pagoda at Wanggungri in Iksan, North Jeolla Province, is an iconic example of the refined architecture of the Baekje Period (18 BCE-660 CE).

Seoul Seonggwak Fortress Wall – The 18.2-kilometer-long stone wall here was erected in Seoul during the Joseon Dynasty to protect the capital. A scenic walking tour goes past many points of interest, including Dongdaemun (home of late-night trendy shopping centers) and Naksan Mountain, and ends at Ehwajang, where Korea's first president, Syngman Rhee, once lived.

Buseoksa – The 108 steps between Cheonwang gate and Anyang gate at Buseoksa Temple represent the number of cycles it takes for redemption from agony and evil. Built in 676 during the Silla Dynasty, Buseoksa Temple in North Gyeongsang Province is the oldest wooden building still standing in Korea. The temple's bell is rung 33 times every evening at 6 p.m.

Dolsan Bridge – The longest cable-stayed bridge in Korea has become a local tourist attraction in itself due to the dramatic way it's lit up at night. Located in South Jeolla Province, the bridge is perfect for evening walks.

Biyangdo – This tiny island 15 minutes by boat from Jeju Island's Hallim Port is known for its summer fishing. Legend has it that this tiny island flew to its current spot from China 1,000 years ago.

Hamdeok – Hamdeok is a small seaside village located 30 minutes east of Jeju Airport. Beautiful fields of rapeseed flowers cover the landscape in summer, but play second fiddle to Hamdeok's sapphire beach, a popular kayaking destination with calm waters.

Hyeupjae Beach – Ask a Korean travel writer which beach is the most beautiful in the country and probably 10 times out of 10, the response will be Hyeupjae Beach.

Sehwa-ri – Seagulls flock to this small white beach on Jeju Island, especially in winter. "The road from Sehwa-ri to Seongsaneup, home of fabulous sunsets, is beloved by the locals for its pretty scenery," says photographer Kim Bong-sun.

Udo – Another satellite island off Jeju, Udo has a wicked black pork barbecue that's worth the journey. The island is a 15-minute boat ride from Seongsan Harbor, about an hour's drive from Jeju Airport.

Yongduam – Yongduam, meaning "dragon head rock," is a must-visit spot for Jeju Island tourists. Rough weather makes for dramatic shots of waves crashing against the rock.

Seongsan Ilchungbong – South Korea's most famous "sunrise peak" is a 5,000-year-old volcanic crater in Jeju-si. A UNESCO World Heritage Site with views like this every morning, it's a magnet for photographers from all over the country.

Halla Mountain – The highest mountain in South Korea is also Jeju Island's most iconic landmark and home to approximately 4,000 different animal species. The hiking trails are exquisitely developed, but the fickle weather can be daunting and hiking is allowed only during the day.

Darangee Village- A small ecological village in Namhae-gun, Darangee Village maintains its cultural and traditional efforts to preserve over 100 steps on farmlands on a 45-degree mountain slope. Due to the village’s dedication to its maintenance efforts, it produces a large amount of the nation’s rich natural resources such as crabs.

           Menarik kannn ? Geram nya opi tengok gambar photographer tu shoot, jeles tau dak sbb tak dapat tangkap gambar seperti mereka. Okey, kita masuk pula bahagian gifts yang korang boleh dapatkan di Korea . What to Buy in Korea? Here 13 Awesome Gifts you can find in Korea !

1. Dojang (도장) – These personalized stamps were and are still used throughout Korea to sign contracts and bank account books. It’s basically your signature in stamp format. Sure you can get these in other countries, but if you’re buying gifts from Korea, customize these with their names in Korean! Inexpensive and customized stamps are great gifts. These great gifts can be bought  in small little stamp shops everywhere in Korea (I suggest asking your hotel or friends to help you).

2. Socks – The reason why socks are great gifts to buy in Korea is because they’re cheap, plentiful and unique. There’s Korea-specific designs such as Kpop and Kdrama socks. But there’s also really random and very cute designs (i.e. Obama socks, cute characters, etc.). Find these everywhere in Korea, especially at Myeongdong, Namedaemun Market, and many other tourist hotspots.

3. Kpop Stuff – This one is pretty obvious, but I just want to let you know that these are mostly directed at tourists (who cares?!) and can easily be bought at Myeongdong and Namdaemun Market.

4. Korean Pillows – For those used to big ol’ fluffy pillows, Korean pillows are quite unique and make great gifts. Traditionally, Koreans used pillows filled with buckwheat husks. They mold to everyone’s specific head shape. It’s a very different type of comfortable, and a totally unique gift 🙂 Find these at big supermarkets (i.e. E-mart, Homeplus, etc.) or get them at Namedaemun Market.

5. Cute Stuff – Korea has tons of cute stuff, ranging from stationary, tissue box cases, toothpick holders and other random goods that Korea tends to make cute. To buy, I suggest checking out Sangsangmadang in Hongdae or at Daiso’s all across Korea.

6. Hanji - Hanji basically refers to products made from traditional Korean handmade paper. The process of making this paper from the barks of mulberry tree dates back to hundreds of years and was historically used to cover the doors and windows so that the houses remain warm. Today it is used for making paper dolls, beautiful table lamps, hanging lamps and stationery. Hanji can be used to decorate houses, too. However, they can easily tear, so be careful and pack them well.

7. Glasses – Glasses might not be the easiest gift to give (fashion taste and prescriptions), but since it can be bought for cheap in Korea, it’s still a great gift to give. Go to Namdaemun Market for the cheapest glasses.

8. Ginseng – Korean Ginseng has been world renowned since ancient times for its medicinal properties. People from all over the world come to Korea to find this magic root. And although it’s probably one of the most expensive gifts you can get, it’s definitely one of the most healthiest. Ginseng is a great gift to give Koreans who love living long healthy lives. This can be bought at supermarkets, Namedaemun Market among other places.

9. Fake Bags – Ever wanted that Louis Vuitton bag but couldn’t afford it? Korea’s got a black market that specializes in fake brand name bags. These fake bags are super high quality and can run in the hundreds of dollars (compared to thousands for real ones). Gift yourself by going to Itaewon.

10. Korean cosmetics - Korean cosmetics are the in-thing right now, and they make the best gift for your beauty-conscious friends. If you’re not sure which brands to buy, you can’t go wrong with these cult Korea beauty brands – ranging from Innisfree to Laneige. BB creams are the best sellers among cosmetics, and you should try those if you haven’t already. Be sure to check the reviews before buying a cosmetic product to make sure that you’re only getting the good stuff!

11. Korean tea - Tea is a souvenir that is infused with tradition as well as flavour. Traditional teas like omija (5 taste tea) and meshil (sweet plum) are still widely consumed by Koreans. You should most definitely make a stop to traditional teahouses (also known as chatjip) to experience the Korean tea-drinking culture. Other than bringing home tea as souvenirs, consider getting the whole tea set if you know any tea-junkies back home.

12. Kitchenwares - Another souvenir option, perfect for those who love unique kitchenwares, are Korean bowls and cutleries. A good place to get them in Seoul is Namdaemun Market, which actually has a kitchenware shopping zone. If you’re travelling to Busan, head to Busanjin Market.

13. Embroidery - Though traditional Korean embroidery is slowly disappearing, there are a few artists who still try to preserve it. Embroidered pouches, ladies wallets and bags are commonly found in the local stores. Glass cases and aprons are also available in embroidered designs. These are not only beautiful to look at, especially those featuring flowers and animals, but they can also be functional.

              Hmmmm, comel-comel semua barang barang kat korea tauuu, gerammmyaa. Kalau yang terpengaruh drama korea tu, komfirm korang akan beli barang-barang yang ada kaitan dengan artis kegemaran korang bukan? Hehehehe. From meat grilled on the table before you, to boiling hot stews, to chilies and pickles, Korean food is almost impossible not to fall in love with. In this Korean food guide, I’m going to share with you the best tasting dishes you should eat.

Chili Pickled Cabbage (Kimchi 김치)
I’m going to start this South Korean food list with not really a dish at all, but something that is critically vital and quintessential to any Korean meal: KIMCHI.

While there are many different kinds of kimchi, the most common version is made with napa cabbage that is preserved and lightly fermented in bright red chili flakes. Love kimchi and you’re on your way to being a Korean food connoisseur!

Opi share sikit la dengan korang Top 3 halal local food in Korea yang korang boleh pergi. Antaranya ialah : 
1. Murree Muslim Food 마리무슬림푸드 – Itaewon
If you’re visiting Seoul, you have to try authentic halal Korean dishes at Murree! They have one of the most extensive menus serving halal Korean food such as Samgyetang 삼게탕 (Ginseng Chicken Soup), Kimchi Bokkeumbap 김치 볶음밥(Kimchi Fried Rice), Bulgogi 불고기 (Marinated Grilled Beef), Kimchi Jeon김치전 (Kimchi Pancake) and more. The best part? They provide a number of refillable banchan 반찬(sidedishes), which is as authentic as you can go in Korea!
Address: 140-7 Itaewon-Dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-858

Directions: Itaewon (Line 6) – Exit 3. Walk straight and turn right at the Kebab store. Walk up the hill past Salam Bakery and make a left turn at the hill’s junction. Murree will be on your right next to a row of shop houses leading up to the Seoul Central Mosque.

Opening Hours: 10.30am – 11pm

Price: S$10 – 35

2. Yang Good BBQ – Yeoksam

Choose from either unmarinated lamb to enjoy the tender lamb meat in its full glory, or opt for the marinated lamb to savour juicy lamb rack coated with Korean sweet sauce! If there’s still room in your tummy, Yang Good also has lamb soup, deonjang-jjigae 된장찌개 (fermented soybean paste soup), mulnaengmyeon물냉면 (cold noodles) and other Korean dishes. The perfect place to drop by for dinner after shopping at Gangnam or cafe-hopping at Garosugil!
Address: Seoul, Gangnam-gu, Nonhyeon-ro, 95 gil, 15. 서울특별시 강남구 논현로95길 15

Directions: Yeoksam 

Opening Hours: 3pm – 2am

Price: S$10 – 35 (₩11,000 – ₩30,000)

3. Namiok – Gyeonggi-do (Near Nami Island)

If you’re visiting Nami Island, you have to make a trip to Namiok for halal Dakgalbi닭갈비 (Korean spicy stir-fried chicken)! Just picture stir-fried chicken marinated with gochujang 고추장 (red pepper paste) along with sliced cabbage, tteokbokki 떡볶이 (Korean rice cakes) and rice served on a sizzling hot plate! That’s enough to make us want to fly to Korea this minute!
Address:  786-2 Eupnae-ri, Gapyeong-eup, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea (경기도 가평군 가평읍 읍내리 786-2)

Directions: 15 min drive from Nami Island’s Ferry Dock. We highly recommend taking a taxi there, do show the taxi driver the address in Korean!

Opening Hours: 09:00 to 20:00

Price: S$12 – 18 (₩10,000 – ₩18,000)

                   Kita semua tahu korea mempunyai 4 musim iaitu Musim Sejuk ( Winter), Musim Bunga (Spring), Musim Panas (Summer) & Musim Luruh (Fall). Di setiap musim pastinya ada keistimewaan masing-masing. Jom kita lihat apa keistimewaan 4 musim di korea.

1. Musim Sejuk di Korea  (Winter)
Masa musim sejuk di Korea : Lewat November hingga awal Mac. Kebiasaan suhu musim sejuk di Korea : 0°C di daerah Selatan dan -8°C di daerah Utara. Musim salji di Korea memang  menjadi pilihan untuk merasai suasana salji. Selalunya tiket flight pun lebih tinggi apabila musim ni sebab permintaan tinggi. Antara aktiviti musim salji di Korea ialah Ski dan bermain bola salji. Salji juga tidak begitu tebal di Korea kecuali di bahagian Timur dan Utara Korea salji lebih tebal. Tempat untuk menikmati Salji di Korea ialah Supia Snow Sleeding Field di Gwangjin, Seoul,  Korean Folk Village Snow Sledding Field di Yongin, Gyeonggi-do, dan juga Songdo Amusement Park di Namgu, Incheon-si. Songdo Amusement Park. Terdapat festival musim sejuk iaitu Taebaeksan Snow Festival & Festival es. Selain itu ada juga festival main layang-layang.

2. Musim Bunga di Korea (Spring)

 Masa musim bunga di Korea : Pertengahan  Mac hingga lewat Mei . Kebiasaan suhu musim bunga di Korea : 5℃ – 20℃. Musim bunga memang cantik kerana musim ini dapat menikmati pemandangan bunga sakura di mana-mana memang kelainan sangat. Suhu juga tidak panas dan tidak sejuk sangat selesa untuk berjalan-jalan. Musim ini cuaca cerah dan sangat sesuai untuk menikmati keindahan kota Korea. Bagi pencinta alam pula musim inilah yang paling cantik untuk menikmati keindahan tanaman  hiasan semisal magnolia, forsythia, dan sebangainya. Festival musim bunga ialah Lotus Lantern Festival dan Pesta Musim Bunga. Tempat menarik untuk dilawati pada musim ini ialah Changgyeonggung Palace, Ilsan Lake Park, atau Jinhae Cherry Blossom Tunnel. Pulau Jeju juga tempat  yang sangat menarik untuk dilawati pada musim bunga di korea. Di Pulau Jeju ada Festival yang dinamakan The Jeju Canola Flower Festival kerana musim bunga di Korea Pulau Jeju di penuhi kekuningan bunga Canola. Selain di Pulau Jeju, di Cheongpungho di adakan Cheongpungho Cherry Blossoms Festival. Festival ini menyajikan seperti bunga Cherry Putih, Forsythias, Azaleas, dan lain-lain. Selepas musim bunga datang pula Musim Panas di Korea.

3. Musim Panas di korea (Summer)
Masa musim panas di Korea : Bulan Jun hingga September. Suhu musim panas di Korea : 23~27°C. Bagi kita di rakyat Malaysia agak bosanlah kalau pergi musim panas sebab negara kita pun memang negara yang beriklim  panas. Rugi lah kalau pergi di antara bulan Jun dan September ni ke Korea. Waktu kemuncak kepanasan di Korea pula antara pertengahan Julai hingga pertengahan Ogos jadi elakkan melawat Korea waktu ni , Walau bagaimanapun suhu di negara kita lebih panas berbanding musim panas di sana ya! Walau bagaimanapun di Korea musim panas adalah musim untuk bersantai. Banyak acara pantai di adakan. Antara tempat yang menarik pada musim Panas di korea ialah Gyeongpo Beach di Kota Gangneung, Naksan Beach di Kota Yangyang dan Eurwangni Beach. Antara aktiviti pantai yang di adakan ialah rafting, flyfish rides, bungee jumping dan Wind Surfing.

4. Musim Luruh di Korea ( Autumn)
Masa musim luruh di Korea : Lewat September hingga pertengahan November. Suhu musim luruh di Korea : 11~19°C (sentiasa sejuk kan). Selain musim bunga, musim luruh di Korea juga musim yang sesuai bersiar-siar kerana cuaca yang baik dan cerah juga tidak panas dan tidak terlalu sejuk. Pemandangan juga cantik kekuningan dengan keindahan daun-daun gugur macam carpet di lantai. Suasana  musim luruh memang romantik sangat sesuai untuk berbulan madu, Festival Musim Luruh ialah Festival Gingseng, Festival Kembang Api, Festival Kimchi dan sebagainya. Pada bulan Oktober banyak pula sambutan bertema Halloween di adakan. Selaian itu Chuseok atau Korea Thanksgiving Day juga di adakan iaitu pesta harvest. Antara tempat menarik yang boleh dilawati pada musim luruh ialah Seoraksan National Park. Boleh dilakukan acara hiking sambil menikmati keindahan semula jadi yang sangat cantik .. Dan juga Nami Island!!

              Banyak lagi sebenarnya opi nak cerita, tapi karang macam novel fixi pulak. Lebam mata korang nak baca pulak. Hahaha. Excited tahu takk bila kita nak cerita tempat yang kita impikan selama ni. Macam korang suka kat seseorang la, mesti macam macam korang nak cerita kan? Macam tu la perasaan opi sekarang ni, macam-macam nak cerita. Opi tak kisah sangat bab makanan tu, tapi kalau bab-bab cenderahati and tempat2 menarik, memang perlu di utamakan. Sebab opi memang suka tangkap gambar landscape dan meneroka tempat2 yang bersejarah. 
              Itulah antara jalan cerita opi untuk #MyTravelokaEscapade .  Thank you for this opportunity! Maaf di atas kekurangan opi.  Akhir sekali, semoga korang semua dapat pergi holiday kat tempat-tempat yang korang impikan selama ini. Dah hujung bulan ni, Mesti ada banyak promosi bukan? Antaranya di Traveloka lah korang boleh survey harga tiket penerbangan uolss. Goodluck and have a nice day! Xoxo. 

                                                                                                             Blogger Girl,
                                                                                                             (Siti Sorfiena Syasha )

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uniknya post! I hope you win the main prize