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Are people from South Korea weird?

South Korea is a country of contrasts where modern technologies and old Asian traditions are harmoniously combined. Every journey to this amazing country reveals countless new secrets and mysteries.

1. State support of pregnant women


All pregnant women in South Korea receive a special credit card from the government. This card has $500 on it. A future mother can spend this money on medical treatment and all necessary medicine. Also, a woman can get a social trinket which allows for comfortable use of public transportation. The seats for pregnant women on the subway are marked with a pink color. The trinket activates this sign, so that all the passengers know that there is an expectant mother in the car. This is especially helpful for those in the early stages of pregnancy. There are also special parking places for future mothers.

2. Almost every bus stop has an information panel with the actual bus schedule on it.


All the buses here are new and equipped with air conditioning. The drivers wear uniforms with white gloves and sunglasses. Buses operate 24/7. At the same time, a taxi ride would be almost the same cost as a bus, if there are 3-4 people who hire the taxi.

3. It's normal and permitted to try food in supermarkets.


In the majority of Korean supermarkets, unlimited food is available for testing. Nobody controls how much food a customer tests before buying... or not buying it.

4. Koreans like to give and accept practical gifts.


A traditional gift at house warming party is a couple of rolls of toilet paper rolls. Koreans believe that the length of the rolls implies longevity. Koreans really love practical gifts, especially those that can be eaten. For example, management of one South Korean company presented their employees with food baskets. These baskets in different combinations can be bought in any supermarket before big festivities.

5. TV hosts wear national clothes on the Korean New Year.

6. Each kindergarten has a uniform in a certain color so that kids will not be lost in the crowd during walks in the city.

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20 Comments
Denise Bruce
I wouldn’t call them weird - they are courteous and practical!
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Sep 30, 2020 6:43PM
Frank P. Araujo
That's hardly "weird." They're an amazing society.
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Oct 1, 2020 6:35PM
Lynda Wild
A people with a lot of common sense 😀
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Oct 2, 2020 9:40AM
Ron Hale
We could learn from them
14
Oct 1, 2020 5:59PM
Donna Carder-Kummer
They are an amazing society!
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Oct 1, 2020 10:53PM
Sean Philips
There’s nothing weird about these customs - many countries would do well to consider implementing some of these policies
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Oct 2, 2020 9:22PM
ninakamwene
What a sophisticated and courteous culture! I stop in S. Korea Inchion Airport on my way to China, it is huge beautiful and very clean. The best I have seen.
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Oct 3, 2020 2:01AM
dcoyle
Plus they are know how to wear masks properly without complaining they can't breathe! Or they have some lame medical excuse!
6
Oct 2, 2020 2:24AM
Elvin Giordano
That will never happen in The U.S.A. It is a lot of common sense .We don't have that here,Sorry .
5
Nov 16, 2020 7:05PM
Darlene Davidson
Not weird, practical and efficient.
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Sep 6, 2021 5:50PM
Dorothy McPherson
Because they have a different culture than we have does not make them "weird".
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May 10, 2021 4:53PM
Deena Grady
These traditions show insight and intelligence , common sense and practicality.
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Jan 26, 2021 5:10PM
Bernice Sartori
How wonderful! Never knew these things. Thanks for posting.
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Dec 26, 2020 10:20AM
Diane Pepitone
Denise Bruce, And they eat dogs. And cats.
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Oct 3, 2020 4:31AM
riley
Seems pretty smart to me.
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Oct 2, 2020 5:59PM
Eve
Wow - I would love to visit South Korea. They sound like a very forward-thinking nation. Thanks for the information.
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Oct 1, 2020 5:49PM

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