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What You Do Not Need To Bring


What You Do Not Need To Bring

 

It is increasingly possible to get almost everything you’ll need in Korea, albeit at a higher price than you may be used to. The brands may be unfamiliar and it may take you some time to find equivalent products. The Korea4Expats Forum can help you out before you come to Korea and while you’re here.  
Following is a list of things you don't need to bring to Korea:
 
1. BATTERIES they are plentiful here.
 
2. CELL/SMART PHONES: yours is unlikely to work here, so best to get one after you arrive. However, it may work in other countries while the Korean-bought one won’t, so you may want to have it with you anyway.
 
3. DVD PLAYERS: if yours doesn’t have a ‘region-free’ feature it may only be able to play DVD’s you’ve purchased from home. However, if you do want to bring yours, it is relatively easy and inexpensive (W20,000/W30,000) to update your machine at certain electronics stores/markets.
 
4.ILLEGAL DRUGS are not tolerated in Korea even for personal use. Should you or a family member be caught by Korean police (neighbours/colleagues will turn you in) your Embassy is unlikely to be willing to help you. Generally, only family members are allowed to visit prison inmates. Korea operates on a guilty when detained principle and you are likely to be in prison from the moment you are ‘interrogated’.
 
K4E Editor: This list is intended as a guide only. Please feel free to visit our forum if you have any suggestions to make or items to add. We try to make the information on Korea4Expats.com as accurate and complete as possible, so should you note any errors or omissions in the information above, please contact us at info@korea4expats.com
 

Last Updated on 2011-02-06


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