The official unit of the Korean currency is the Won (KRW). The exchange rate of 1 USD is equivalent to approximately KRW 1,037 (as of 28 April, 2013). Currency exchanges are available at banks, airports and major hotels. ATM services are available at most hotels for participants and conference sites. Tipping is not expected in most restaurants and hotels.
Most large stores, hotels and restaurants in Seoul accept major international credit cards. However, it is advisable to carry some cash since smaller establishments and stores may not accept credit cards.
The power supply is mainly 220V/60 Hz. Two inline holed sockets (two round-pinned plugs) are used. Adaptors and converters may be needed for participants from countries which use 110V or other different types of plugs.
Fire / Medical Emergencies: 119
Dasan Call Center: 120 (Seoul City Information: Tourism, Transportation, etc.)
Translation Services: 1588-5644
Korea’s country code for international inbound calls is 82, and the area code for Seoul is 02. For international outbound calls from Korea, 001, 002 or 00700 should be dialed first followed by the appropriate country code.
Standard time zone: GMT +9 hours
* For more information on travel information, visit the official travel guide, Seoul City Tourism (http://www.visitseoul.net/).