i-tour @ Seoul

Experience the Technological Development in Korea

13 – 17 June, 2017
Tour Coordinators: Dr. Joseph CHAN, Mr. Brian POON

To let students experience the cultural characteristics and technological development in South Korea, the Concentration Studies of Mobile Information Technology had organised a 5-days tour to Seoul this summer. It consisted of 16 students from both Associate Degree and Undergraduate Degree Programmes.

We made a visit to the Seoul National University (SNU). The featured architecture and landscape on campus were amazing. Apart from learning about the history and recent development of SNU, the students also had a chance to chat and exchange ideas with SNU student ambassadors during the campus tour.

Besides, we went to the Aerospace University and had visited its museum. We then learnt about the history of aviation and the operation of aircraft. There were a lot of aviation and aerospace parts in exhibition. We also had a lot of fun by visiting Digital Media City where students had an opportunity to use the broadcasting production room to run a short radio programme.

Last but not least, we visited the Seoul Tower, Gwanghwamun, Bukchon Hanok Villge and Gwangjang Market. The attractive traditional architecture as well as popular culture made our trip an unforgettable one.

"I stepped out of my comfort zone and had gained new friendship."

POON Ka Wai, Raymond (History and Hong Kong Studies, Year 2)

Having heard a lot about the latest technological and cultural development of South Korea in recent years, I finally got a chance to visit its capital, Seoul.

The first interesting thing which I had observed upon arrival was the bicycle sharing system in Seoul. The system was well-developed and sharing bicycles were widely used among the citizens. There were numerous stations located in convenient spots around the city. I believe that the Hong Kong government should also promote the idea of eco-friendly transportation by providing bicycle sharing service in the community.

Besides, our visit to the Samsung d’light was very exciting. We had tried to play virtual reality games and enjoyed a simulation of roller coaster ride. The sensory experience was so real to the extent that you seemed to be really playing in a theme park. We also had a chance to visit the smart home showroom and had learnt more about smart refrigerators and mirrors. Together with the visit to Gwacheon National Science Museum, we had learnt a lot about the latest technological inventions in Korea.

The trip to Seoul was truly great and memorable. I stepped out of my comfort zone and had gained new friendship and knowledge. I would like to thank all group members and tour leaders for all of their contributions to the study tour.