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Living in Incheon

Expats living in Incheon can enjoy a vibrant and exciting city that is a rewarding place in which to live and work. It may only have been a small settlement of 4,700 when the port was built in 1883, but the city’s economic success has seen it mushroom in size to a population of almost three million. Situated in the northwest of South Korea, a large part of the success of the city is down to its busy port and close proximity to the capital, Seoul. This may be why the city is known as ‘The Wise River’, as the water brings much wealth to Incheon. The city has much more to offer than simply commerce, however. Food lovers will find the only official Chinatown in South Korea in the city and Jayu Park by the port celebrates US-Korean relations with a statue of General Douglas MacArthur.

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  • Looking for a flat/room for 2 people ($500/month)
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    Aug 9, 4:43 PM
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    Dear Caroline, I have a house that I can sublet from October 1st 2016; its a two bedroom apartment on 4th floor with lift facility. The location is walking distance from citimart supermarket on …

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    Jan 15, 9:16 AM
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    Hi, Are you going to live in Mandalay? My brother has an Australian style bar near the palace on 27th street, between 80, 81 street. Its called Hunters, Expats usually come here, so if your looking …

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Moving to Incheon

Moving to a new city is always a testing time, but InterNations can help smooth the passage. On the site you will find many forums and discussion boards where expatriates in Incheon can mingle and share information. This is a great way to get to know people with similar interests and also get the lowdown on the city from people who really know it. While moving to Incheon might be hard from a cultural and emotional point of view, physically getting to the city itself is simple. Incheon International Airport is the country’s main international airport and the sea port is the second largest in Korea. Once there, expats in Incheon will find one of the best connected transport hubs by road and rail in the country. The rapid growth of Incheon has created many modern apartment blocks and plentiful accommodation for locals and expatriates in Incheon alike.

Working in Incheon

Incheon has always been at the forefront of the economic development of South Korea and since the establishment of the Incheon Free Economic Zone in 2003, many more expatriates have come to work in the city. In the areas of Cheongna, Songdo and Yeongjong, much work has been done to promote logistics, leisure and international business and create living conditions favorable to expats working in Incheon. The city is thriving and there are many opportunities for an expatriate in Incheon. It is nevertheless wise to keep abreast of developments and the InterNations community is an excellent resource to help you get up to speed. Accessing the collective knowledge of other expats in Incheon is invaluable and networking could lead to further opportunities. The Expat Magazine, meanwhile, has loads of information and tips on how to settle into expatriate life.

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    InterNations not only helped me finding great business contacts but it moreover helped my family to quickly settle in.

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