address, internet, heat, laundary in korea


Seoul are divided into large administrative districts called Gu and smaller districts called Dong.
Houses are usually numbered by the order in which they were built, not in the order in which they are on a street- thus building 817 may be next to building 825, which is next to 812, and so on.

Many Korean apartment buildings also have security guards
New building has password security gate and CCTV.
Rental apartment only for Foreigner or studio one room has a household of exclusive
You must buy furniture in tenement of except that house.
Price of furniture and electronic goods is fall gradually, and that is cheap.
Studio will be furnished with basic necessities
- air conditioner, stove, washing machine, western style toilet, refrigerator
- ( bed, furnisher, table, chairs, TV )


Korea is the most wired country on earth
all buildings are hard wired with VDSL and it is dirt cheap to get connected to the internet.
You can use wireless internet in every ware of korea with "Hdspa modem" or "Wibro".
Don’t expect your apartment to have an oven.
Korean cooking is done on a range top- so your apartment will most likely just have a gas range for cooking. new officetel has electronic range.


You will notice other idiosyncrasies about your apartment that are different than the western style apartments. When you walk in the front door you will notice a small alcove, and perhaps an oddly shaped bookshelf by the door. Koreans always take off their shoes when entering a house- thus you are meant to take off your shoes in this alcove and put them on a shelf for the time that you are in the apartment. Never wear your shoes into a Korean household. Korean apartments are typically heated differently than western apartments- Korean apartments use a heating system called on-dol, which is essentially hot water pipes running underneath the floor. Koreans tend to sit on the floor a lot this is a logical way to heat a building in winter. Since heat rises, (I did learn something in high school physics…) this is an energy efficient heating system. Most apartments are heated using a hot water system, the same system that heats the floor also heats your hot water. Many apartments will have a complicated dial that switches the hot water between the floor and the shower. If you adjust the dial just right, you can have a freezing cold apartment and shower at the same time. Don’t try to figure this out on your own- ask a Korean for help.


Bathrooms are also configured differently in Korea- don’t expect a bathtub, and the shower may consist of a showerhead sticking out of the wall. Koreans don’t use shower curtains. This may seem odd at first, but the bathrooms are tiled and the floor is at a slight incline with a drain in it. Thus you can splash as much water as you like all over the bathroom without worrying about getting water on the floor. This also makes cleaning the bathroom a cinch- throw all your shampoo bottles in the living room, hose down your bathroom with the shower head- and presto- a clean bathroom. A word to the wise- also remove the toilet paper before hosing down your bathroom.


Don’t expect a clothes dryer- Koreans typically wash their clothes in a washing machine and hang them to dry on drying racks or clothes lines on their balcony.
All apartments will also come with a laundry room/balcony. There is a sliding glass door that opens to what almost looks like a closed in balcony. The floors are tile, there is a small closet and a large window. There is a laundry machine and a drying rack. The laundry machine is in Korean so ask for help the first time you use it. Some machines will sing a song when it is finished it’s cycle! There isn’t a dryer but the clothes dry fairly quickly. I either do laundry before school and it’s dry when I get home, or at night and it’s dry by morning.