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General information

Language

  • The official language is Korean. In tourist areas, you can find signs in English, Japaneses and Chinese.
  • However, most vendors in shop and restaurants do not speak any foreign language.

Money

  • Korean Won (KRW).
  • Most shops and restaurants accept credit cards (Master, VISA, Union Pay).
  • Korean banks such as Woori Bank, KEB Hana Bank, Shinhan Bank offer good exchange rates and nice services.
  • You can easily find global ATMs in the city.

Time

Climate

  • May is the best season in Korea.
  • The temperature is between 15’C to 25’C. The chance of rain is around 20% (the current weather in Seoul)

Electricity

  • The electricity supply is 220 volts and the frequency is 60 Hz.
  • Power plugs and sockets are Euro or Schuko plugs with 2 pins.

Mobile Phone & Internet

  • South Korea uses the CDMA digital standard.
  • Incheon International Aiport has a roaming center where you can get roaming service, purchase SIM cards, or/and rent Wi-Fi eggs.
  • In most public places, you can easily find free Wi-Fi with a high speed internet connection.

Area around the conference venue

You’ll find the locations of hospitals, pharmacies, banks, and stores near the conference venue (listed below) at Google map of ICSE 2020 local information.

Hospital & Pharmacy

  • Seoul Rheuma Internal Medicine Clinic (서울 류마 내과): 9 AM to 6 PM (Mon to Fri)
  • New Yongsan Orthopedics Clinic (용산정형외과): 10 AM to 9 PM (Mon to Fri)
  • Lee Han Joo Dental Clinic (이한주 치과): 10 AM to 6:30 PM (Mon to Fri)

Bank

  • Shinhan Bank: 9 AM to 4 PM (Mon to Fri)
  • Woori Bank: 9 AM to 4 PM (Mon to Fri)
  • Nonghyup Bank: 9 AM to 4 PM (Mon to Fri)

Stores

  • Convenience stores: 24 hours everyday. There are many such stores including CU, Seven Eleven, GS 25 near the conference venue.
  • E-mart Yongsan (at Yongsan Station): this is a supermarket where you can find food, clothes, basically all kinds of products. Open 10 AM to 11 PM everyday.