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Koreans Enjoy Retired Life in Southeast Asia

Posted September. 26, 2005 06:15,   


Many retirees who spend their golden years in Southeast Asia lived in comfortable and relaxed environments by Korean standards.

The right-side picture is a view of the apartment complex of Yoon Chan-soon taken from his living room. Yoon lives in the marine city, Kota Kinabalu, which is on the island of Borneo. Hwang Eui-joon and Oh Hee-soon, living in Kuala Lumpur, are introducing their local life on their apartment veranda overlooking the city’s twin building (left, below). Jeong Won-young, living in Baguio, the Philippines, bragged that his golf skill has greatly improved while playing a round of golf (left, top).

Dong-Woo Chung forum@donga.com