Friday, December 9, 2011

Interesting Media Pole @ Gangnam, Seoul

Gangnam is a commercial area in Seoul. What makes this place interesting is you can see many of good looking Korean walking around :-) Another main attraction here is on the technology side. Samsung has erected 22 media poles along the Gangnam U street. What is so interesting about this media pole is that you can send email, take pictures, find information, play games, read news paper and it also act as an advertisement medium. Each of these media pole is 12 metres tall and it looks pretty cool especially when all of the media pole were synchronized for display performance.


They have 22 of these on the street.

Media pole content.


Media pole 06.

Spotted a taxi near the media pole.

This is normal kiosk in each subway station. Korean are good in electronic industry.

GPS/Coordinate: 37.498637, 127.030086
Seoul subway: Gangnam station.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Impressive ceramic collections at National Museum of Korea @ Seoul

National Museum of Korea houses a lot of artifacts in its premises. It is also among the most visited museum in the world. With more than 2 million visitors a year. The museum is huge and they have a lot of ceramic, artifacts and manuscript. The good thing is that the admission is free! This is a good museum to visit and yet its free. You only need to pay for the special exhibition. The museum contains over 220,000 pieces in its collection with about 13,000 pieces on display at one time.


Huge National Museum of Korea building.

Inside the museum.

Inside museum from second floor. Modern looking interior.

Water container. Its cute.

Ten-storey pagoda.

Traditional bag.

Another vase. Duck shape.

Variety of masks.

Korean vase.

This is not ash tray.

High in artistic value. Water pot.

Heater.

Joseon era king seating.

Weird looking vase.

A lot of Buddhist sculptures inside.

Pottery display.

They are proud to host G20 event in 2010. All Korean delegate tags are on display.

GPS/Coordinate: 37.523821, 126.980449
Address: 137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
To go there you can take transportation as below:
Bus: (Blue) 502, (Green) 0213
Seoul Subway line 6: Ichon Station (Exit 2).
Seoul City tour bus: City circulation course (station. National Museum of Korea).

Monday, December 5, 2011

Rakuzen @ Subang Jaya

It has been a while that I wanted to try the food in this restaurant. And today is great day that someone is going to give me a treat at this restaurant. Operated by Super Dining, it has many branches nowadays. If I not mistaken, this outlet is the first.

Taste:8/10(Delicious. The food here is good and fresh. Of course the food can't compare with the taste and standard of Japan but for Malaysian standard, its still among the best. The donburi is nicely done and taste good).
Price:7/10(Moderate. Price which is reasonable as the portion is big and you don't need to further add additional items to make you full. The food shown below cost around RM140).


My seafood donburi.

Fried salmon in vinegar.

Seafood donburi set with fruits, miso soup, chawan mushi & fried salmon.

Prawn and ikura.

Udon noodle set. Another value for money set.

Udon noodles with tempura.

Green tea.

Chef in action.

Good service with hot towel.

Cute soy sauce pot.

Honey dew juice.

Address: No. 13, Jalan ss 15/5A 47500 Subang Jaya
GPS: 3.074770, 101.586370

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Ginza @ Tokyo, Japan

Ginza is Tokyo's most famous upmarket shopping, dining and entertainment district, featuring numerous department stores, boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, night clubs and cafes.

One square meter of land in the district's center is worth over ten million yen, making it one of the most expensive real estate in Japan.


The famous Seiko clock building.
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Colourful shopping mall.

Nearly all famous brands exist here.

Subway: Tokyo Metro Ginza Station (G09).

Friday, December 2, 2011

Unique street market of Ameyoko @ Tokyo, Japan

Ameyoko is a busy market street near Ueno Stations. The name "Ameyoko" is a short form for "Ameya Yokocho" (candy store alley), as candies were traditionally sold there. Alternatively, "Ame" also stands for "America", because a lot of American products used to be available there when the street was the site of a black market in the years following World War Two. I am amaze with the variety of items sold here. Fresh seafood, clothes, cosmetics, handbags, dried food and even leather products. You can also get all the Americanized and England leather jackets such Schott, Vanson, Lewis, Aero, Bates and Lost World here.


Ameyoko street is just opposite Ueno station near Ueno Park.

A section of Ameyoko street.

Good value items bundle together sale.

It's crowded here.

Variety of seafood and seaweed.

Fishes on display.

Octopus.

Crab and shell seafood.

Even China people find a living here by selling buns. Good buns with pork and soup filling. Very hot!

Coordinate/GPS: 35.711422,139.774599
Nearest subway station: Tokyo Metro Ueno Station (H17). Around 2 minutes walk to Ameyoko.
Location: Taito, Tokyo, Japan.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tokyo Stock Exchange

Lets take a look around the world third largest stock exchange. This facility is often seen on TV news and the media center, information terrace where stock prices are shown and exhibition hall offering historical views.


Look familiar?

Historical hall showing how the previous version of Japanese bond and stock certificate look like.

Imperial Government War bond.

This section always shown in economy/finance news on television.

How about this? The summary score board of Japan's economy.

The scrolling bar.

There is a ceremony here.

Subway: Tokyo Metro Kayabacho Station Exit 11: 5 mins on foot (T11). Its 3 blocks away from Kayabacho station.
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