Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Seoul, S. Korea: Expatriates Enjoy New Initiatives

The Expatriates living in Seoul, S. Korea will enjoy the new initiatives around Seoul when the city launched an online English reservation system on August 1 2008.

According to JoongAngDaily; "The city has operated the Internet reservation system since March 2005, but there was no English service.According to Seoul officials, expatriates will only need to enter their name and alien registration number to make a reservation. The Web site is Payment can be made with a credit card online.

Under the new system, expatriates will be able to reserve 249 city-operated facilities such as the Jamsil baseball stadium in Songpa District, Mokdong Ice Rink in Yangcheon District, Jangchung Gymnasium in Jung District and Seoul World Cup Stadium in Mapo District. Tennis, basketball and badminton courts at all 12 Han River parks are also available."

“As the world becomes more global, we need to offer handy services to expatriates living in Korea,” said Seoul official Na Jeong-pa. Online English reservations for classes offered by the Seoul city government will be launched soon, he said. Source: By Park Sang-woo, Staff Reporter, email:, JoongAngDaily (

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