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A Map for Non-Korean Bundang Residents

I started this map in early 2013. Many in the Bundang and Yongin area have contributed to it. It’s publicly editable so please feel free to add locations.

It’s also not limited to Bundang, so if you know good locations anywhere in Korea, please add them.

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Bundang Pension Office

UPDATED: 04/17/2017

Last week I went to cash out my pension as a lump-sum payment. The process was pretty painless but I thought I’d detail it here for those who need the information.

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Editor’s note: You will need the following documents and information:

  • A one-way ticket out of Korea
  • Your ARC and passport (or at least a photo of your passport’s information page)
  • For those wishing to have the money transferred to a bank account in their home country, a bank statement or canceled check to prove ownership of the account
  • Account number, bank routing number, and SWIFT code (if possible)

You can also have the money deposited into a Korean bank account, for which you’ll need a bank book.

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If you live in Bundang, the pension office is in Yatap. Take exit 4 from the subway station, cross the street, and turn left at the Home Plus/CGV building.

You’ll see signs like this along the way:

Walk a few blocks down to the Korea Design Building.

Once in the building, find an elevator and go to the 4th floor, then follow the signs to the NPS office. Go to the desk that says “lump sum payment”.  Take a number from the machine near the door. You’ll select “lump sum payment.” If an attendant asks why you’re there, just say “I want a pension refund.”

You need to bring your passport, ARC, American bank account information (including branch address and routing number), and plane ticket out of Korea. (I don’t have an ARC anymore since I canceled my teaching visa in January and unfortunately I didn’t have my ARC number on me either. They informed me that without it I wouldn’t be able to get my money! Luckily I called Daniel who searched my email and found the number. Yay!) The money is deposited in your bank account approximately one month later.

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Bundang Line Opens Stops in Yongin

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Three new stops opened on the Bundang Line this week recently, part of a plan to eventually connect to Line 1 in Suwon.

The new(ish) stops are Guseong, Singal and Giheung, opening up Yongin as a convenient new area for Bundang residents to work and play.

The Bundang Line is in yellow on the pictured map.

On a related note, Popular Gusts dug up a 1988 article about Seoul’s plans for the metro. Notice that 24 years ago, Seongnam was very peripheral.

Daniel Daugherty

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Thanks to Our Readers! Here’s the 맙소사! Year in Review

Thanks to our readers, 2011 was a huge success for us!

Extra special thanks to Jen, who’s been a content machine.

Check out the link below and see a summary for the year.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 14,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

–Daniel Daugherty

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Scenes from Sin Bundang Opening Night

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Wish I knew earlier — rides were free today. This brought out families and couples to take a ride on trains with no drivers. The overall experience was similar to Disney’s monorail, smooth and quiet.

One important thing to note is that the exit numbers at Gangnam have been changed.

Daniel Daugherty

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Scenes from Sin Bundang Opening Night

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Wish I knew earlier — rides were free today. This brought out families and couples to take a ride on trains with no drivers. The overall experience was similar to Disney’s monorail, smooth and quiet.

One important thing to note is that the exit numbers at Gangnam have been changed.

Daniel Daugherty

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Sin Bundang Line Opens Today

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After a few last-minute delays, Sin Bundang express subway line opened today, connecting Jeongja to Gangnam in 16 minutes. Anyone worried that Seoul was too far away from Bundang will now have a speedy option to complement the extensive bus coverage already available to Bundang residents.

Daniel Daugherty

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