Premium Leisure City, Sokcho (10 Nov, 2017)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – On 10 November 2017, Sokcho City in Gangwon province will be hosting a dinner seminar entitled Premium Leisure City, Sokcho at Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur. Moving on to a new stage with its diverse tourism resources, Sokcho City has established the objective to be a premium leisure city in the East Coast of Korea.
“Sokcho is a new trendsetter in the tourism industry. As a premium leisure city with natural resource like Mountain Seorak, East Sea, natural lake and hot spring, a number of domestic and foreign travelers visit Sokcho every year.” stated Mr. Lee, mayor of Sokcho City. “Throughout 4 seasons, there are many festivals going on. We would like Malaysian visitors to know about the hidden gems in Sokcho and come for healing trips. Welcome to Sokcho City!”
(1) Convenient transportation infrastructure
Dongseo Expressway between East Hongcheon and Sokcho has been opened since June 2017 and shorten traveling time very much. Depending on traffic, it takes only 2 hours from Seoul to Sokcho. Sokcho is located just an hour away from PyeongChang, the host city of 2018 Winter Olympic Games and half an hour away from Yangyang International Airport. Additionally, Sokcho has opened an International Cruise Terminal in October to be a cruise tour hub city. In 2025, Express High-Speed Train (KTX) will be operating to transport passengers to Sokcho within 75 minutes from Seoul.
(2) Unique and newly-themed activities
In 2016, Sokcho City became the hot place for Pokémon Go enthusiast as many areas such as Sokcho beach, Sokcho fish market and expo park were the hot spots of Pokémon hunting. Mr. Lee even cosplay as a character, professor Samuel Oak from the Pokémon animation and held photo-taking sessions with tourists.
In October 2017, Pan Asia HASH, an international leisure sports event originating from Malaysia was held in Sokcho City. 5,000 tourists from 32 countries visited Sockho and enjoyed the program as well as attractions in Sokcho.
(3) Malaysian-Friendly Services
Sokcho offers tourist maps and guide books in 3 languages (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and English) so that Malaysian tourists feel free and easy to understand about Sokcho and discover more hidden gems. Materials can be found in every tourist office, free of charge.
As a harbour city, Sokcho is the best place in East Coast to find fresh seafood dishes from restaurants and fish markets, especially Dongmyeonghang Saengseon Sutbulgui, which is a Muslim Friendly certified restaurant offering amazing set meals of assorted grilled fish (charcoal grilled) with pumpkin rice in clay pot and seafood soybean paste soup.
For further information, please contact Nuri Kim on +603-2143-9000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Partnership between Sokcho City and Malaysian Travel Agents
(from the left to the right)
Mr. Cooper Huang (Managing Director of Malaysian Harmony Tour & Travel SDN BHD), Ms. Kim Chong Hui (Chairman of Sokcho City Council), Mr. Lee Younggeun (Managing Director of Korea Tourism Organization Malaysia), Mr. Lee Byung Seon (Mayor of Sokcho City), Dato’ Thomas Wong (Managing Director of Eden Tours & Travel SDN BHD) and Mr. Eric Hia (Sales Manager of Airlink Travel & Tour Sdn Bhd)
Welcoming Speech By Mr. Lee Byung Seon
Presentation about new destination in Sokcho by Ms. Nuri Kim
Group photo with love sign
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