Electronics shopping in Seoul

Written by admin on July 11, 2008 – 2:46 pm -

I often receive queries if there is an equivalent of Radio Shack in Seoul or South Korea for that matter. Radio Shack is an electronics and parts store that is available throughout the continental U.S. and a few other countries. In fact there was an official Radio Shack store in Makati located at the car park near SM. 

Even with the prevalence of internet shopping, I often want to see and touch the goods that I purchase so above is a google earth photo of Yongsan and I’ve labeled the buildings with a short description of what’s where over there.

A – IPark Mall

      1F – Camera’s / Navigation / Gadgets
      2F – Home Appliances
      3F – Home Appliances
      4F – Computers  Console games (Xbox, PS2, PS3, Nintendo)
      5F – Computers / Musical Instruments / Pro Audio and DJ Equipment
      6F – Home Appliances / Computers

B – ET Land 

      B   – Electronic Parts / Tools / Test and Measuring Equipment
      1F – Home Appliances (LCD TV’s, Washing Machines / Recliners / Vacuum Cleaners / Heaters)
      2F – Camera’s / Mobile Phones / Gadgets / Hifi Audio and Home Theater )
      3F – Computers
      4F – Computers
      5F – Food Court / Console Games (XBox, PS2, PS3, Nintendo) / Hobby Shops 

C – Mobile phones / Tools

D – Computers / Peripherals / Cables

E – Tools / Lighting Fixtures / CCTV 

F – Lighting Fixtures

Lastly Yongsan RC, where they sell remote control vehicles such as cars / planes and helicopters. The staff are really nice and friendly.

So how do you get there? Find your way to Yongsan subway station and you should be right smack in the middle of the iPark Mall.

Other places that sell gadgets, electronics and hobby shops :

Technomart Gangbyeon (Gangbyeon) Subway Line 2
Technomart Sindorim (Sindorim) Subway Line 2
Kukje Electronics Center (Seocho) 

I will update this post as more information is gathered.

 

 


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Airsoft

Written by admin on July 11, 2008 – 1:39 pm -

It’s been a while since I last posted something, this has been mainly due to work related reasons. I had a little break in my work schedule yesterday so I decided to hop on the subway and make a beeline for Technomart Sindorim to purchase an airsoft rifle. I had recently joined a group of airsoft enthusiasts based in Anyang, most of them are American and Canadian, but there are a number of Filipinos too which is great. 

Airsoft or ‘Survival games’ as it’s called here on the peninsula, is a game where you shoot a gun that fires plastic BB rounds. The game is based on the honor system and calls on a players honesty to admit when they have been hit and remove themselves from the playing field. The sport is also quite popular in the Philippines.

I’ll be having my first game with the team this weekend, weather permitting.

Below is a photo rifle that I purchased. Its a Western Arms M4 rifle similar to what is issued to the U.S. Special Forces.

For all intents and purposes it feels like a real gun and works like a real gun with the exception that it fires plastic bb’s. 

The team is called Ghosts Airsoft and is probably the only foreign team in the ROK. Anyone is welcome to  attend the games held every Sunday. If you don’t have a gun don’t fret as there are loaner guns available most of the time. Interested? check out the club homepage here.

 


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