Traveling to a different country with a language completely different to your own can be both exciting and daunting at the same time. We are here to help our Malaysian guests travel with ease and knowledge around our beautiful island!
Enjoy a walk through the Bijarim Forest, located at Bijasup-gil 55, Gujwa-eup, Jeju City. Designated as Natural Monument no. 374, the forest has about 2,800 nutmeg trees, each aged between 500 and 800 years old. It is the largest nutmeg tree forest in the world. The “ancestor tree of the bija trees” is located in the center of the forest. It is an 800 year old tree, dated to be the oldest tree on the island. The nutmeg trees emit phytoncide, which is said to strengthen the immune system and aid natural healing. The forest is open all year round, from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Parking and free wheelchair rentals are available. For further information, dial 064-710-7912 (Korean only), or click http://www.visitjeju.net/en/tourView.jto?menuCd=DOM_000001816006000000&langCd=EN&areaId=CONT_000000000500270.
(individual) adults 1,500won, youth & children 800won
(group rates: 10+ people) adults 1,200won, youth & children 600won
Jeju Jeolmul Recreational Forest is located northeast of Halla Mountain, at Myeongnim-ro 584, Jeju City and includes Jeolmul Oreum, which is famous for being home to a Japanese Cedar Forest. There is also a promenade, a pond, grass lawns, and an observatory. The hours of operation are 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., all year round, but Jeolmul Oreum and Forest Road of Longevity are closed to visitors on Mondays. Parking is available, along with free wheelchair rentals and wheelchair accessible restrooms. There are also a series of ramps available in Samna Forest. For further information, dial 064-728-1510, or visit http://jeolmul.jejusi.go.kr (available in Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese).
(individual rates) adults 1,000won, youth 600won, children (7-12 years) 300won
(group rates: 20+ people) adults 800won, youth 500won, children 200won
Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak is located at Ilchul-ro 284-12, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo, on the eastern end of Jeju Island, and is a popular location for visitors to view the sunrise. There is a huge crater at the top of the peak, which is surrounded by 99 sharp rocks, making it look like a royal crown. The entire hike takes approximately 50 minutes. The park opens daily, from one hour before sunrise until sunset, but is closed during inclement weather. Free parking is available to all visitors. For further information, dial 064-710-7923, or click http://www.visitjeju.net/en/tourView.jto?menuCd=DOM_000001817000000000&areaId=CONT_000000000500349&langCd=EN&cpath=
(individual rates) adults 2,000won, youth & children (7-24 years) 1,000won
(group rates: 10+ people) adults 1,600won, youth & children (7-24 years) 800won
Malaysian and Jeju Cuisine share similarities in that both cultures have a wide array of seafood dishes. However, each country puts their own, unique spin on seafood, resulting in extraordinarily delicious dishes.
Ikan Bakar vs Grilled Fish/Braised Fish
Malaysia’s ikan bakar is a staple in the Malaysian diet, and like Malaysia, Jeju has a plentiful supply of fish in its dishes. Jeju also has a variety of grilled fish that is consumed in our daily diet, not unlike Malaysia. However, while Malaysia’s ikan bakar, although grilled, is usually served with a variety of spices and sauces, Jeju’s grilled fish is usually only seasoned with salt. Grilled fish is called “gui” in Korean, but if flavorful spices is what you’re looking for in a fish dish, “jorim” is what you’re looking for. Fish jorim is marinated and braised in a flavorful sauce, and is served hot with rice.
Cheonjiyeon Falls is located at Namseongjung-ro, Cheonji-dong, Seogwipo and designated as Natural Monument No. 27. Cheonjiyeon is translated as “sky connected with land”, and it has the appearance of a water falling directly from the heavens. The falls are surrounded by forests and wooded areas, which include Natural Monument No. 163 (Dampalsu Trees) and Natural Monument No. 379 (a collection of rare plants and trees). The falls are open, all year round, from sunrise until 10 p.m., with the last admission being at 9:10 p.m. Free parking is available for all visitors. For further information, dial 064-760-6304, or click http://www.visitjeju.net/en/tourView.jto?menuCd=DOM_000001816007000000&langCd=EN&areaId=CONT_000000000500618
(individual rates) - adults 2000won, children 1000won
(group rates: 10+ people) - adults 1600won, children 600 won / FREE - children under 6years, seniors (65+)
Saeyeongyo Bridge is located at Namsungjoong-ro 40, Seogwipo and connects Seogwipo Port and Birds Island, a temperate forest conservation zone. The bridge is a long pedestrian overpass, inspired by the “Tewu” design, Jeju’s traditional log boat. For further information, dial 064-760-3471.
The Lee Joong Seop Art Street is located on Seogwipo’s southernmost point of the island, near Jeju Olleh Trail No. 6. It takes you through the art, life, and influence of one of Korea’s most famous modern artists, Lee Joong Seop. On this strip of road, there are numerous indie cafes, restaurants, and street performers, and vendors that sell handmade jewelry and accessories. The Lee Joong Seop Museum is also located there, as well as the home he lived in while he resided on Jeju Island. The street is closed off to cars every weekend (Saturday & Sunday), from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. During those hours, the street is transformed into an outdoor art market and is lined up with arts & craft vendors featuring their handmade products.
The Lee Joong Seop Art Street is located on Seogwipo’s southernmost point of the island, near Jeju Olleh Trail No. 6. It takes you through the art, life, and influence of one of Korea’s most famous modern artists, Lee Joong Seop. On this strip of road, there are numerous indie cafes, restaurants, and street performers, and vendors that sell handmade jewelry and accessories. The Lee Joong Seop Museum is also located there, as well as the home he lived in while he resided on Jeju Island. The street is closed off to cars every weekend (Saturday & Sunday), from 10am to 6pm. During those hours, the street is transformed into an outdoor art market and is lined up with arts & craft vendors featuring their handmade products.
Boromwat is a cafe, located at Bunyoung-ro 2350-104, Pyoseon-myeon, Seogwipo, right next to a buckwheat farm. The fields are full of hydrangea flowers in the summer and also attached to lavender fields. It is a popular location for wedding and engagement photo sessions. Boromwat uses their own lavender flowers to make their popular, lavender ice cream. The cafe also serves fresh juices and snacks, using other fresh ingredients that have been harvested directly from their farm. The daily hours of operation are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. For further information, dial 010-7362-2345.
Hamdeok Seowoobong (함덕서우봉)
Hamdeok Seowoobong beach is a beautiful, white sand beach with clear, emerald waters. It is nestled within a group of hills, including Seowoobong hill, so you can enjoy both the beach and the mountains at Hamdeok Seowoobong. The beach is especially popular with families, because the waters are still and shallow. Additionally, there is a walking trail to hike up Seowoobong, which takes only about 15 minutes. At the top of Seowoobong, you will experience a spectacular view of the beach below. The trail is situated in the middle of Olleh Course 19, located at Hamdeok-ri 1008, Jocheon-eup, Jeju City. The park is open daily from 9 a.m. until sunset. Parking is available for all visitors. For further information, dial 064-728-8989.
From night markets, to casinos, to bars and clubs, Jeju has everything you need for your evening enjoyment.
Seogwipo’s daily Olle Market is the largest traditional market in Seogwipo and features agricultural products, seafood, and household items. Originally, formed in the early 1960s and expanded in 2001, the Olle Market now runs over 620 meters long and features agricultural products, seafood, and household items. The market hosts approximately 200 shops, 140 street vendors, and also offers free delivery service. It even has an outdoor stage for various cultural experiences. Located at 22 Jungjeong-ro, 73 Bungil, Seogwipo, the Olle Market is open year round, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Credit cards are accepted and pets are allowed. Restrooms are located on the premises. For further information, dial 82-64-762-2925.
Jeju Tourism Organization Duty Free Shop
The Jeju Tourism Organization Duty Free Shop offers a diverse selection of duty free, cosmetics, jewelry, electronics, accessories, and premium liquors. It features 250 shops with quality brands such as Dior, Lancome, Prada, Hermes, Armani, and Burberry. Opened in 2009 as the first inner-city, duty free shop in all of Korea, the Jeju Tourism Organization Duty Free Shop welcomes all tourists with numerous amenities such as free parking, baby stroller rental, handicap restrooms, a lounge, and a customer center that offers English, Japanese, and Chinese assistance. Credit cards are accepted. Pets are not allowed. Located at the International Convention Center Jeju, 2700 Jungmun-dong, 1st FL, Seogwipo, the general hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., with summer hours extending to 9 p.m. For further information, dial 82-64-780-7700, or visit http://www.jtodutyfree.com (The website is only in Korean).
The MegaLuck Casino is located at the Jeju KAL Hotel at Jungang-Ro 151, Jeju City, only 15 minutes away from the airport. Featuring 28 table games and 24 gaming machines, the MegaLuck Casino is open 24 hours a day. For guests staying at the hotel, the Jeju KAL Hotel also offers the following amenities; a business center, a fitness center, and karaoke. For further information, dial 82-64-720-9999.
The Jeju Oriental is located at 47, Tapdong-ro, Jeju City, just 15 minutes from the airport and close to the beach. Guests have access to various casino games such as Black Jack, Roulette, Tai-sai, and Baccarat. For further information, dial 82-64-754-8867, or visit www.oriental.co.kr (The website offers information in Korean, English, and Japanese.)
Sun Hotel & Casino
The Sun Hotel & Casino is located at 67 Sammu-ro, Yeondong, Jeju City. Hours of operation are 2 p.m. - 5 a.m. on weekdays and 24 hours on weekends. Guests have 24-hour access to the casino and can try their luck at Roulette, Black Jack, Baccarat, and slot machines. For further information, dial 82-64-741-8000.
The Paradise Grand Casino is located in the Jeju Grand Hotel, approximately 10 minutes from the airport, at 80, Noyeon-ro, Jeju City. Guests of the Paradise Grand Casino have 24 hour access to table games such as Black Jack, Baccarat, Tai-sai, Big Wheel, and slot machines. For further information, dial 82-64-743-2121, or visit http://www.paradisecasino.co.kr (The website offers information in Korean, English, Japanese, and Chinese.)
The Hyatt is located at 114, Jungmungwangwang-ro 72 Bungil, Seogwipo, and offers various amenities such as a pool, a spa, a fitness center, and a children’s playground. The casino’s hours of operation are Mon-Thu (2 p.m. - 6 a.m.) and Fri-Sun (24 hours). Only overseas guests with valid, foreign passports are permitted to access the casino. Once admitted, guests may try their luck at Baccarat, Blackjack, Roulette, Tai-sai, and slot machines. For further information, dial 82-64-735-8753.
*Please note that The Hyatt casino will relocate to Jeju Shinhwa World (Shinhwayeoksa-ro 304-beongil, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo) in November 2017.
The Majestic Jeju Casino is located inside the Jeju Shilla Hotel at 75, Jungmungwangwang-ro 72 Bungil, Seogwipo. The Jeju Shilla offers 429 rooms, 6 restaurants and bars, 7 convention halls, indoor and outdoor pools, saunas, fitness centers, a bowling alley, a tennis court, and a duty free shop. Guests have 24-hour access to the casino and can try their luck at Roulette, Black Jack, Baccarat, and slot machines. For further information, dial 82-64-730-1100, or visit http://www.shilla.net/jeju (The website offers information in Korean, English, and Japanese.)
Lotte Hotel & Casino
The Lotte Hotel & Casino is located at 35 Jungmungwangwang-ro 72 Bungil, Seogwipo. Guests have 24-hour access to the casino and can try their luck at Roulette, Black Jack, Baccarat, and slot machines. For further information, dial 064-731-1000.
Bull’s Darts is a sports bar that’s located in the heart of city hall, at Ido-2dong 1773-6, Jeju City. Dart boards are available for play, as well as other games, such as cricket. They also serve a va-riety of cocktails, snack plates, and other alcoholic beverages. The hours of operation are 7pm to 4am. For further information, dial 064-759-5559.
Modern Time is a brewery and pub that features their own craft beers. Located at Ido-2dong 382-14, Jeju City, the atmosphere is generally, chill and laid-back. The bar also offers pub-style snacks and dishes that are reasonably priced. 500 cc’s of the house drafts start at 5,000 won. The hours of operation are 11am-1am. For further information, dial 064-748-4180.
Ollae Bar (Shilla Hotel)
Ollae Library Bar, located at 75 Jungmungwangwang-ro 72 Bungil, Seogwipo, can be found on the 6th flood of the Shilla Jeju Hotel. It is a classic bar, designed to look like a cozy, European library. Sit down, relax, and enjoy your favorite alcoholic beverage amidst the soothing decor and live music. The hours of operation are 6 p.m. - 12 a.m. For further information, dial 064-735-5114.
Island Lounge (The Hyatt)
Island Lounge is located within the Hyatt Regency, at 114 Jungmungwangwang-ro, 72 Bungil, Seogwipo. This lounge and bar is located in the lobby of the hotel and provides an enjoyable place to sit and relax, while enjoying a meal and/or a drink. Overlooking an indoor pond, filled with golden carp, it has a calm and soothing atmosphere. The hours of operation are generally 10 a.m. - 11 p.m., with the peak, summer seasons extending until midnight. For further information, dial 064-735-8489.