Experience Jeju at a Leisurely Pace

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IOne of the main reasons people go on vacation is to get rid of stress. The stress-relieving powers of simple things such as enjoying a good meal or buying some new shoes are amplified when on vacation! Everything tastes better and looks better, even your home. Jeju Island is the perfect place to relax, with a natural environment, delicious local foods, and unique shopping opportunities. Set out now for your very own stress-relieving trip to Jeju-do!
There are a number of smaller islands around Jeju, including Udo and Marado Islands. These days, Gapado Island, the fourth largest island, has become a popular day-trip destination. The island resembles a swimming ray when seen from above. The island is most visited during spring, when the fields of green barley are waving in the sea breeze.

Setting off for Gapado Island
The ferry to Gapado Island departs from Unjinhang Harbor in Hamo-ri, Seogwipo-si off the southwest coast. The ferry from Unjinhang Harbor operates from 09:00 to 16:00, although the last ferry back from Gapado Island is at 16:20. Tickets are purchased as a round-trip set, so if you leave after 15:00, you’ll have to spend the night on the island and return the next morning. Tickets must be purchased at least 40 minutes before departure, in order for all passengers to be recorded. On-site ticket purchase is available but you may have to wait a few hours until the next ferry if you visit during the peak season. It’s recommended to reserve tickets in advance, either online or over the phone. Foreigners must submit their passport for verification when purchasing or picking up their ticket on-site.

Fun on Gapado Island
The best way to see all the island has to offer in a short amount of time is by renting a bicycle. The bike rental is located right at the harbor, so you can’t miss it! There are both regular and tandem bicycles for rent, at a rate of 5,000 won and 10,000 won respectively. Payment is only accepted in cash, so be sure to plan ahead if you want to rent one.
There is a circular road around the coast of the island that offers beautiful sights of the sea, but don’t forget the interior of the island. One place you must see is Somang Observation Deck. Located at the highest point of the island, both Marado Island to the south and Hallasan Mountain to the north can be seen from the observation deck. The railings of the deck are decorated with many ribbons with wishes and hopes, somang in Korean, written on them, giving the location its name.
Another attraction on the island is Pang Gallery, dedicated to the unique painting style of women in the Mithila region of the Indian subcontinent. The art is created with natural dyes and pigments, using fingers and twigs as brushes. The paintings generally focus on nature, daily life, or Hindu gods and goddesses.

Eat your stress away

Special treat of the island
There are a number of local specialties on Gapado Island, foremost of which is green barley ice cream! This soft serve ice cream is popular among all ages, and the pale green color makes for beautiful photos. The ice cream can be ordered in a cup or cone, both of which are served with a small ppeongtwigi (rice puff) snack.
Other snacks on the island include green barley makgeolli (rice wine) and green barley misutgaru (roasted grain drink). All these treats can be found at the convenience stores and snack bars around the harbor. We recommend buying snacks to enjoy while you wait for the ferry to return.

Pier 22
Being an island, it’s obvious that some of the best foods you’ll find in Jeju are seafood dishes! If you’re looking for a dish favored by locals, try the red-banded lobster jjim (steamed lobster) from Pier 22 near Geumneungeutteum Beach. Red-banded lobsters are a unique species of lobster with a hard, sharp shell, found only the in southern sea around Korea. Because of the hard shell, the restaurant gives each diner a small wooden hammer to crack the shell! The sweet lobster meat tastes great dipped in ranch dressing.

Umu Pudding
Umu Pudding is a special dessert found only on Jeju Island! The name umu comes from the Korean word for red algae, umutgasari. When it is boiled, it releases a gelatin substance, known as agar. The red algae used at Umu Pudding is harvested by haenyeo, female divers of Jeju. You can choose from three flavors, the standard custard, matcha-flavored, or chocolate pudding. The shop also sells products with an Umu character design that make for great souvenirs. Before leaving, be sure to get a few pictures of the sweet interior!

Black pork
The most famous food from Jeju is heukdwaeji, otherwise known as black pork! Jeju’s local black pigs have played an important part in the history, culture, and livelihood of the island. Grilled black pork tastes best after being dipped in meljeot (salted anchovy) for about 20 seconds. To eat like a Korean, wrap the meat and some pamuchim(spicy spring onions) in a lettuce or perilla leaf.

Pork noodles
You can eat guksu (noodles) anywhere in Korea, but gogi guksu (pork noodles) is a specialty of Jeju! Each bowl is filled with noodles and pork slices for a filling meal. The pork adds to the powerful flavor of the broth. The dish is served plain but chili pepper powder can be added to taste. Even if you add a lot to make it super spicy, the broth maintains its flavor.

Beltfish & mackerel dishes
Before leaving Jeju, you have to try galchi (beltfish) or godeungeo (mackerel). These two fish can be served a variety of ways, although the most common are stewed and fried; spicy stewed beltfish is the most popular. The taste of stewed beltfish will vary slightly by restaurant, but they are all marked by their strong seasoning. The spicy yet slightly sweet flavor is addicting! Most restaurants in Jeju use a local silver beltfish, which has an even stronger taste. Radish and potatoes are also stewed with the beltfish for a full meal.

Retail therapy

Sumokwon Night Market
Sumokwon Night Market is the latest trending location for nightlife in Jeju! Located near Halla Arboretum, the market draws in as many tourists as the popular night markets in Seoul. The entire area is decorated in cute photo zones and features both local specialty products and handmade items. Purchase some of the foods available from the food trucks, such as giant turkey drumsticks, black pork ribs, or fresh pineapple juice, to quench any late-night cravings!

Jeju Local Products Exhibition & Sales Market
Jeju has developed a unique culture due to being so far separated from the Korean peninsula. Thanks to this, there are plenty of local products that will please anyone who receives one as a gift! The best place to visit for these special souvenir items is the Jeju Local Products Exhibition & Sales Market. The market has over 2,200 items created by 138 individual shops! You’re sure to find something for everyone here; just be sure you don’t forget a gift for yourself!

  • This column was last updated in June 2019, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here. We advise you to check details before visiting.

The above article is courtesy of VisitKorea, the official website of the Korea Tourism Organization (www.visitkorea.or.kr)


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Coding Platform

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[INQ. NO. 2010E26] AwesomeIT is a brand specializing in coding education through physical computing.
AwesomeIT provides training with physical computing coding materials and student-oriented coding platforms that can be assembled and controlled directly, and offers professional and concentrated curricula and various training expertise proven in the actual field of training.
Its main products ― AsomeBot, AwesomeCar, and AwesomeKit ― are toy-type teaching materials that help students learn to code easily and help educators to teach coding easily.
These tools allow the students to start learning coding in a fun way by letting the students assemble their tools, and make their own codes to move these tools around.


Awesome IT also develops and provides its coding learning program, AsomeCode.
AsomeCode is a coding learning program that can be executed immediately just by clicking, which allows students to easily understand the principles, makes algorithms easier with intuitive coding blocks, and even allows students to practice text coding in Python, the actual programming language.
Established in 2013, Blue Communication focuses on creating special educational teaching tools, educational platforms, and culture.
Since 2013, the company has produced and published IT/SW specialized books, as well as developing its own coding education curriculum, and physical computing teaching tools.
In 2018, the company launched ‘AsomeIT,’ a brand specializing in coding education. Anyone, including students, teachers, parents, etc., who find software coding difficult and complex, can learn and teach coding easily, and also develop creativity and logical thinking through coding.


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Heating Cable, Film & Pipe

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[INQ. NO. 2010E25] Heating X-L Pipe is made by using innovative heating technology to improve heating efficiency through special heat medium and expansion pressure, by heating the heating wire in a closed X-L pipe without a boiler or circulating motor which is the medium for floor heating. It saves more than 70% of heating costs compared to the oil heating of the same area.
Long-time heating is possible with small energy by the heat-storing action of the heat medium and plaster layer filled in the pipe. Follow-up services are available by opening the checkbox without damaging the finished material.


With the adoption of expansion pressure absorbing device inside the pipe, it prevents the burst of X-L pipe and leakage of liquid, and with the insertion of the natural material that prevents heat storage and freezing, freezing and bursting is prevented down to -20˚C.
Underfloor heating cable A system buries the floor heating cable in the floor of the building, using radiation from electric energy to conduct main heating and supplementary heating in the floor in order to make the indoor environment clean and provide convenient heating effect.
It adopted a special heat-generation conductor considering resistance value per unit length, and it has excellent heating effects. It is advantageous for space utilization with no need for a boiler room, and it requires no oil supply and does not generate exhaust fumes. And it does not require separate maintenance facility or cost, and central and partial heating are possible. Heat resistance temp. 200°C silicon sheath is processed, and one more layer of EMI shield is added to perfectly shield harmful EMI.
Heating film is a cutting-edge heating method based on gravure printing of carbon heating element on PET film, electrodes are made of copper foil, and laminated with a film. Film heating is well-being heating that emits far-infrared rays and anions, producing warm air using far-infrared radiation. With its high heating efficiency, it can save 50% or more heating costs compared to an oil boiler in the same area.
Enerpia Co., Ltd. manufactures and develops materials and products that are eco-friendly and safe energy systems. This system can reduce heating costs, save energy and prevent global warming. Its electronic floor heating system offers the affordable luxury of warm floors and barefoot comfort that anyone can enjoy anytime. Its facility and machines are exclusively manufactured by the company as it has all the machinery, expert technicians R&D team, CAD design team, CS team, and Installation team.


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Hybrid Transformer with Harmonic Attenuation

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[INQ. NO. 2010E24] The transformer is the most important device in electrical installations and can be used for 20 to 25 years. Therefore, safety and efficiency are the most important factors when selecting the product, and research and development are proceeding continuously to ensure these requirements are met.
Enertech’s hybrid transformer is a new technology product that has combined the existing high-efficiency transformer with harmonic filter technology, being an integrated product with harmonic attenuation function. That is, unlike the conventional transformers, this product is a transformer that can improve stability and efficiency of the facility by reducing harmonics without installing a separate harmonic filter.


Particularly, in terms of the recent characteristics of the electric facilities, due to the increase of non-linear loads such as LEDs, UPS, inverters, PCs, and power converters, etc., the harmonics and imbalance tend to increase in the power system, which are essential factors of the increased power loss, electrical accidents and deterioration of power quality. Therefore, the maintenance costs to prevent such problems are gradually increasing.
The hybrid transformer has the functions of harmonic and unbalanced attenuation, which is expected to reduce power loss, improve facility efficiency, as well as prevent electrical accidents, compared with the conventional transformers. Enertech succeeded in developing the product for the first time in the industry through cooperative R&D with five power plants under KEPCO and has dominated the development of this technology through patent registrations in Korea, the United States and China, currently receiving great responses in both domestic and overseas markets.

Enertech has already secured a number of delivery contracts with large corporations including POSCO, Samsung SDI, Hanjin Heavy Industries, NONGSHIM Co., Ltd. as well as public institutions such as LH Corporation, K-water, Korea Rural Community Corporation, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of National Defense, and Offices of Education, etc. In addition, Enertech is also exporting to overseas markets including Chile and Vietnam.
The uses and types of the hybrid transformer are as follows: The low-loss hybrid transformer is a distribution transformer (22900V or lower), which includes a cast-resin transformer and an oil-immersed transformer. Its functions include the transformer function, harmonic attenuation, and imbalance improvement.
By using the hybrid transformer, you can expect reduction of power loss, enhancement of facility efficiency, prevention of electrical accidents and extension of facility life


 
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DC to AC Digital Power Inverter

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[INQ. NO. 2010E23] Since its founding in 2000, PNKHITECH. Co., Ltd. has been solely producing DC to AC inverters for 20 years, thus developing source technologies and obtaining patents, as well as ISO9001 and ISO14001 certifications.
As for puresine wave inverters, the company’s share of the domestic market accounts for around 60 ~70%. For all of the products it is manufacturing, the company has obtained KC and EMC certifications.
For its main products, it has acquired international certifications including UL, FCC, CE, and others so as to export to various countries around the world such as the USA, Germany, Brazil, and so forth.


With functions of protecting battery low/high voltage returns and restricting secondary voltage regulations coming from input voltage changes, and by improving input circuit part materials and heat dissipation structures, PNKHITECH has enhanced the efficiency of its inverters.
Its products are equipped with real-time text monitoring and displaying functions, circuits to control internal noise, and functions for protecting overload, in/output overheated temperature, surges, and short circuits. In terms of quality and price competitiveness, its products are outstanding with a two-year warranty.
PNKHITECH is planning to meet its customers’ needs by continuously carrying out R&D, building up manufacturing technologies, providing the best quality and highly-performing products and creating services based on its own source technologies.


 
 
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No Power Wood Speaker

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[INQ. NO. 2010E22] The owl, the symbol of wealth and wisdom since ancient times, is an animal closely affecting our culture and lives − from old literatures, to works of art including pictures, folk paintings and ceramics, daily necessities, buildings and songs we enjoy singing.
STUDIO OLL has released a craft item that can give an interior effect to a space by itself and be used with a smartphone, the essential requisite of modern people. It has an owl shape, which was cherished since ancient times, and is made of premium natural wood, walnut and maple.
Ollim Speaker of STUDIO OLL, which is a smartphone cradle and a no-power wood speaker as well, made by using the principle of the sound chamber of the traditional woodwind instrument.


Ollim Speaker is handicraft that easily cradles a smart phone, expanding the sound from a smartphone by 2~3 times without power and converting its sound quality to a more sentimental type.
Ollim Speaker is an eco-friendly sentimental design craft using walnut, natural wood used as premium instrument materials, and eco-friendly oil. The handmade craft technique is used for the entire process so it provides an excellent resonance of the sound. It is easy to cradle a smartphone. It can be also used for interior decoration since it offers a good aesthetic impression.
Ollim Speaker is a sentimental design product with various shapes and designs including the quadrangle series, the basic shape, the round series, the character series, etc., so it is both visually and acoustically pleasing. You can even have a more pleasant experience if you use it in an outdoor campground.
When STUDIO OLL participated in the 2017 Hong Kong Mega Show, the 2018 Tokyo Mega Show, etc., overseas buyers showed huge interest in its product and complimented the company on the design. Ollim Wood Speaker was selected in the excellent product idea sector at HI-SEOUL and won the gold prize (Korea Forest Service) in the Korea export promising item lumber sector in 2017.
It is exported to Japan in 2016 and currently being sold by AU, a Japanese communication company. It is also being sold at a home deco specialized store in Shanghai, China. Ollim Wood Speaker, a no-power wood speaker, is an item that attracts high purchasing power of customers in their 20s~50s. It is also popular among children and senior citizens.


The STUDIO OLL brand was launched by three artists to make living furniture and interior accessories. STUDIO OLL trying to make products with functions and taste necessary to living spaces using eco-friendly materials.
STUDIO OLL signed a product supply agreement with Okichihiroba, a general store in Tokyo, Japan, this year.
From 2016 until this year, STUDIO OLL was consecutively selected by the Hi Seoul Awards in the section of new concepts.
In October this year, a product of STUDIO OLL was selected as Excellent Korean Craftwork by the Korea Craft & Design Foundation.


 
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Ultimate Relational Database Management System

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[INQ. NO. 2010E21] Altibase is an enterprise-grade, open-source database that provides you with the benefits of both a disk-resident database and an in-memory database in a single, unified appliance.
It is loaded with all the necessary features and functions you would expect from an expensive relational database management system.
Altibase offers hybrid architecture, meaning you can utilize disk tables and memory tables for economical storage and high performance respectively. This also goes a long way toward ensuring the optimum use of a server’s resources and reducing TCO.
The world’s leading tech giants and mobile telecommunications providers, including China Mobile and Samsung Electronics have adopted Altibase technologies to meet their growing business demands.


Unlike its disk-resident peers, Altibase offers a variety of advantages that help enterprises stand out from the crowd. It is an ideal choice for organizations and companies wanting to improve the cost-effectiveness and performance of their OEM solutions.
What sets Altibase apart from the rest is that it is the only in-memory database provider to offer absolute ACID compliance with a variety of cutting-edge features and expansive ecosystem. Let’s have a look at the key features of Altibase:
It can provide you with over 100,000 transactions per second, and the response rate is measured in microseconds.
Altibase’s replication allows real-time duplication between non-disruptive services and remote data centers via standby servers even when the system fails.
Its sharing technology offers auto scale-out, meaning data nodes can be reduced and extended without any service disruption.
It is free of any IP infringement.
The majority of businesses and organizations who have used Altibase are very happy and satisfied. If you are struggling with stability and latency issues, Altibase may be the solution for all your related problems.


 
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Wearable Eye Exercise Device

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[INQ. NO. 2010E20] IZON’s eye exercises wearable device (Personal Scope-EX) is an eye exercise device that helps to maintain and improve eyesight by allowing anyone to easily and comprehensively do all kinds of exercises for the eyes. In today’s busy life, the eyes are often neglected or abused due to continuously watching bright, close and small things such as smartphones, tablet PCs, laptop computers, TVs, and so forth.
IZON’s eye exerciser has been honored with being selected as ‘Winner of Well-Being Brands in Korea Customer Satisfaction Brands’ for five consecutive years.
Moreover, the product is being well-received not only in Korea but also in many other countries around the world, winning the Grand Award in the International Invention Innovation Competition in Canada, the Gold Medal at International Exhibition of Inventions held in the USA, Russia, China, Poland and Taiwan; and the Silver Medal at the International Exhibition of Inventions held in Switzerland.


As our eyes are located inside the body based on the autonomic nervous system, it is quite difficult to do proper eye exercises except for simple vertical and horizontal eye movements or massages. However, only comprehensive movements can maximize the effect of eye exercises and keep eyes healthy.
IZON’s Personal Scope-EX is an eye exercise apparatus embedded with an iris training mechanism with an adjustable brightness function and perspective shift gaze.
Training programs enable users not only to do massages and simple eye movements, but also to do complex eye exercises with ease, which would be, otherwise, hard to do on one’s own. The device also allows users to check changes in their vision after doing exercises for five minutes.
When used daily, it naturally helps any users who are short-sighted, far-sighted, astigmatic or presbyopic or suffer from dry eyes, or have normal vision to maintain and improve their vision, as it enables them to perform all necessary exercises for their eyes easily and simply.


 
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UV Sterilizer

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[INQ. NO. 2010E19] BECSY UV sterilizer by BITEL CO., LTD. is a useful product that can sterilize goods, wherever and whenever.
UV C rays with strong sterilizing power emitted from the UV LED quickly kill germs and viruses on the surface of a product.
The UV LED can be used semi-permanently, and it is eco-friendly because it does not use mercury like the conventional UV lamps do.
Also, when its cover is opened during operation, it will be detected by its sensor, and operation will be stopped to assure the safety of the user.
This product is small, light, and has a built-in rechargeable battery, so it can be used at home or work, or taken along on a trip.


On the other hand, its large irradiation area inside makes it a practical product, so it can accommodate almost everything, including mask, smartphone, cosmetics, water bottle, remote controller, etc.
It is economical because it consumes a small amount of electricity and there is no need to buy additional consumables.
BITEL is a manufacturer of EFT-POS (Point of sales) systems and PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) established in 1992 and has been supplying its products to various retailers, banks, and government agencies around the world.
Those products require a high level of technological capacity in terms of their security, telecommunication and manufacturing, and BITEL has professional R&D personnel and its own manufacturing plant.
Based on its own R&D and manufacturing capacities, BITEL has been expanding its business scope recently, and has created a health and beauty appliance brand, BECSY.


 
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Body Dryer

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[INQ. NO. 2010E18] Shinsung Deltatech’s new-concept body dryer OZ WIND is a product that dries your body with fresh and clean wind after a shower.
It is obvious that drying your body is as important as washing it for skin care.
The OZ WIND premium model weighs 8.5 kg and measures 434 x 499 x 180 mm.
It is a small size and convenient to use in bathrooms.
The dryer features a new-concept V-shaped main nozzle and a vertically rising whirlwind function based on scientific design. The nozzle and function were patented. The OZ WIND premium model not only dries your body but can be used as a scale. By using smartphone telecommunications, you can manage your BMI, body fat and muscle mass.


The product manages the condition of your body recorded every day for your health. In addition, its antibacterial feature not only eliminates 99.99% of bacteria but takes care of feet with infrared LEDs.
In addition, its touch display makes it convenient to use the product. Another merit is that it has six filters including an intake filter and an exhaust filter. The filters block harmful dust so the dryer generates clean wind to dry your body.
Body dryer OZ WIND will work wonderfully for those who frequently take showers, suffer from sensitive skin problems, pregnant women, senior citizens, and persons with athlete’s foot or eczema.
The power consumption is 400 watts of natural wind and 1,200 watts of warm air, which consumes less power than a hair dryer. The low consumption strategy and the reduced use of towels are reasons why the body dryer Ozwind is an eco-friendly product.


 
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