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I'm Lex Tan Yih Liang from Malaysia, a traveller. Back to 2009, it was the year that I made my first travel outside of Malaysia and I travel as an exchange student to South Korea. Since then, I started write about my experiences in South Korea! Based on my strong interest in travel, I entered "Visit Korea Blogging Contest" which organized by Korea Tourism Organization. My website LeX Paradise won the top 30 Visit Korea Blogger Award and my articles featured in Lonely Planet. 

In March 2010, LeX Paradise relaunch to share travel tips, experiences, recommendation and suggestion about Korea Travel! As student traveller, I want to tell the world "Everyone can Travel" no matter who you are, even with small budget, you can travel! Feel free to glance through LeX Paradise Map

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29 comments:

  1. Hi lex! Apa Khabar? Hope you can help me out. Well me and my friends are going to Korea in May and we are kinda budget traveller... Our trip will be 12 days and the problem we have now is we don't know where to start first in order to be on budget, either Jeju or soul... Can you give me a piece of advice? Please?

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  2. Hi Yantie,

    Great to hear from you!

    I suggest you go to Seoul 1st before heading to Jeju.

    Please email me about your detail and we can discuss further :)

    alextyl[a]gmail.com

    Cheer!

    Lex

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  4. Hi, Lex. Um, I'm planning to go to Korea by the end of this year. I'm really need some advice whether is good or not to visit Korea on winter. If I made it, this would be the first winter for me. So I'm kinda nervous, I'm not going to ruin my first winter though :D
    I read some of the places that attract me like Soreoksan National Park or Hallasan in Jeju, Everland Resort, Dragon Hill Spa, some local market (Namdaemun, Dongdaemun, Insadong), Gyeongbok Palace, COEX Mall, Itaewon Street. But I get mixed.
    Also, since I'm a very active foreigner - I did - I plan to use most of my time to visit different places for my 8 days trip. Honestly, I didn't think those places I mention above are enough. I'm really happy if you could guide me and give some advices. I hope to visit original places in Korea and what about Jeju island? I heard some much about it but have no idea about that place on winter. Thank you :)

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  5. Hi Kinnoy,

    Nice to hear that you are planning a visit to Korea.

    Experiencing Winter in Korea is one of the best if you never experience the winter. But please keep in mind that winter will be very cold and with snows. It might be not comfortable for 1st timer but worth it. You should never miss skiing as well.

    8 days in Seoul, you probably will visit more than the 10 places suggested but of you split it out to visit other province like Busan or Jeju. You might miss some places I suggested.

    You could add on with Nami Island and Jump martial art show.

    As for Jeju, I would suggest visiting Jeju in other season, so that you could get most out of it. In winter, Jeju slightly warmer but very windy. If you want to visit jeju, there are still cool places to visit :)

    Wish you have a great planning :)

    Cheer!

    Lex

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  6. hi lex.. im going to visit seoul this coming 1st to 8 june... hows the weather then? hopefully not to hot n humid for travel.

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  7. Hi There,

    Great to hear that you are visiting Seoul in June.

    The weather in June is alright, it is in the end of Spring.

    So, the weather most probably will be nice!

    Lex

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  8. hi lex...
    i need ur help. i plan to go korea on 20/4/13. so i will arrive in korea on 21/4/13. i plan to buy some grocery before heading to our guesthouse cause i plan to go to Jeongdongjin Sunrise Park the next day. but i am not sure how and where to buy the tix~ can u help me??
    i am confuse right now~

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  9. Hi Nur Aqilah,

    Few days later you will be in Korea soon!

    The best way to go to Jeongdongjin Sunrise Park is to go by train!

    Go to Cheongnyangni subway Station and take a train outside of the subway station, then get off at Jeongdongjin train station. It will take a while to reach the Sunrise park.

    Tickets can be easily book in the Cheongnyangni train station which is just above the subway station.

    I hope you find your way to the Sunrise park :)

    Lex

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  10. Hi Lex,
    is Michelle here, I would like to plan have a christmas trip in korea on next year (2014). I know is a bit far away to plan for it, but i feel confuse that, i wanna unforgettable christmas celebration but on the other hand i wanna try skii without any exprience before in my life.
    can you give me some advice or you have any suggesttion in which month is the most right time to have it? so far, i'm yet to plan my itinerary and purchase air ticket.
    Thanks
    From Michelle

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  11. great blog i must say. I'm a Malaysian overseas as well and I'm proud of what you're doing. :)

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  12. Hai,Lex. I'm from Malaysia. i will going to Korea in NOV-DEC,what i know is that month is beginning of winter season. i'm going for 15 days travel free and easy. i already planed which palace should i go but now i get confuse regarding which place should i go first? And i saw at your pages there is Halal Restaurant, may i know where it is? I already separate the day, 8 days at Seoul, 5 days at Busan. Could you help me? I'm really need your help :)

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  13. Hi Lex! Greetings from Malaysia ^___^
    I found your blog through living the dream blog while doing research on traveling. What a coincidence I am looking forward for details in South Korea. You have a great blog! Really nice to meet you.

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  14. Hi Lex, thanks for all your suggestions and advice.. It really helps a lot in our planning especially first time to Korea. Very detail info and you really knows Korea well, great job!
    Solve most of our puzzle... Big thanks and keep up the goob job
    From:Mandy

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  15. Hi lex!
    could u please recommend me a tour guide
    kindly email me mayanarisa@gmail.com

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  16. Wonderful and inspiring blog, Lex! Thanks a lot for following us on Google+! Travel safe and keep up your great work!!

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  17. Hi Lex,
    I would like to know what to consider when booking a ski package. I will go to south korea for a 8days 7 nights trip in end of Jan 2015. So, kindly ask for the what is ski rate, lift, ski rental,and so on, as i really not familiar with these packages...can you explain to me and give me some opinions...thank you for your feedback...

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  18. Hi There,

    Great to hear that you will be heading to South Korea next year! There are so much information that I can tell you about the winter sports activities.

    Please email me at alextyl[a]gmail.com

    I am happy to give it a hand.

    Cheers!

    Lex

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  19. Hi LeX,

    I am currently in Seoul and in the coming long weekend, plan to explore somewhere outside Seoul (maybe Busan?). Can you advise/recommend where to go? The locals are telling me that many places will be packed and fully booked. We plan to do a 3D2N trip. Initially planned for Jeju but it was cancelled because the tour is fully booked and the prices are too high now.

    Cheers,
    Laine

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    1. Hi Laine,

      Thanks for the shout out! Could you email me at alextyl[a]gmail.com

      Hear from you soon! ;)

      Lex

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  21. Hi, I am from Malaysia too!! I will be travelling to Korea this coming summer... Planning to go to either Sokcho or Busan... Can you recommend me which should I choose? Thanks...

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    1. Hi Pricilla,

      Great to hear from you!

      If you are 1st time to South Korea, I would suggest you to choose Busan or even Seoul.

      Go for it :)

      Lex

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  22. hi,I'm going to korea on 12.3.2015 I want to know how to dress according to the weather in March.tq

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    1. March is the transition from winter to spring season, it may still quite cold and windy. I would suggest you prepare warm cloths like jumper, jacket, sweater or even inner wear. Winter cloth is not necessary.

      Enjoy Spring in South Korea!

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  23. hi Lex, we are goin today to seoul with organised grp tonite.
    Is Mount sorak cold and windy? do I need to bring along winter coat as I see the temp there is bet 11-15 C.

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    1. Good to hear that!
      On the mountain can be cold and windy, especially in this period of time due to transition of seasons. So, preparing something warmer is much better. :)
      Hope you enjoy :)

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