South Korea’s latest tech trends


Modern technology has never been as exciting and innovative as it is today—and Filipinos are never far behind when embracing new technology. The greatest IT fair in Southeast Asia, “2011 IT Expo Busan,” will be held in the Busan BEXCO Exhibition and Convention Halls in South Korea this September. This year’s IT Expo in Busan will feature a line-up of games, consoles, software and digital gadgets from IT giants like Microsoft, LG and Samsung.

Players get an exclusive look at the latest games released by giant gaming companies.

Tech-savvy Filipinos watch as IT giants unveil game-changers in tech solutions and software systems.  Since 2005, the expo has been showcasing new technology from over 200 companies and 500 booths that techies should not miss. Thousands of visitors from around the world are expected to grace the big event, with admission tickets at USD 2 or KRW 2,223 each.

Fortunately for Wandering Juans, getting a glimpse of these gizmos will be more convenient and affordable with Cebu Pacific’s direct flights to Busan from its Cebu and Manila hubs. Known as the fun and innovative airline, Cebu Pacific will get you there for as low as P3,999. Book a flight at www.cebupacificair.com today and catch the biggest tech craze in Asia this year at the 2011 IT Expo Busan.

More reasons to geek out in Korea

Travelers learn the latest in technology with over 200 companies participating in the event.

Cebu Pacific also offers thrice daily flights to Incheon, South Korea from Manila and Cebu, which means wandering Juans can also geek out in all the other hi-tech attractions the country boasts of. South Korea is, after all, home to two of the biggest gadget brands today: Samsung and LG. So after visiting the expo, create an IT-nerary that includes a tour of these two brands’ showrooms and be among the first to see their latest products. Or better yet, drop by the Samsung M Zone in Gangnam and the LG Science Hall in Yeongdeungpo-gu, both in Seoul, to experience the brand’s other innovations.

Gamers will also get their hands on hot-off-the-grill games as Korea is known to be a major testing ground for online games. This is why giant gaming companies like Blizzard Entertainment (of Starcraft fame) release their games here first—and wouldn’t it be nice to just be a part of that exclusive gaming crowd?

Shopping for electronic gadgets can also excite techies with the sprawling Yongsan Electronics Market in Yongsan-gu in Seoul, a complex that is home to 5,000 stores that carry anything under the IT sun. Products are said to be 50% cheaper here than in other retail stores so be sure to scour this haven to finally own that dream gadget.

Even car aficionados can satisfy their hunger for the latest, most advanced automotive technology in South Korea where Hyundai, Kia and Daewoo jumpstarted. Lastly, don’t forget to share these euphoric IT adventures online like a true netizen using the fastest internet connection in the world, only in South Korea. Book a Cebu Pacific flight now and traverse the hottest IT sphere in Asia.

Cebu Pacific is the Philippines’ leading low-cost carrier.  It operates services to 16 international destinations, namely Bangkok, Beijing, Brunei, Busan, Guangzhou, Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Macau, Osaka, Seoul (Incheon), Shanghai, Singapore, and Taipei. It also flies to 34 domestic destinations from its four operational hubs in Manila, Clark, Cebu, and Davao.

Photos courtesy of www.itexpo.or.kr

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