If I asked you to picture an exotic country, you'd probably go with something like Australia or Japan. But after this exclusive list by Bored Panda, you'll probably consider South Korea one too.

To show how unique this country really is, we put together a collection of pictures that vividly illustrate its everyday life. We're talking solar-powered benches with USB and wireless charging, onion-flavored cereal, and pretty much everything else you can find there.

Continue scrolling to check out the images and the conversation I had with Hammer and Guillaume, A Fun Couple from Hong Kong and France respectively, who have been traveling the world and documenting their adventures on their blog and Instagram.

#1

Running Out Of Children Due To The Low Birth Rates, A School In South Korea Is Opening Their Doors And Allowing Illiterate Grandmothers To Enrol, So They Can Also Learn To Read

Running Out Of Children Due To The Low Birth Rates, A School In South Korea Is Opening Their Doors And Allowing Illiterate Grandmothers To Enrol, So They Can Also Learn To Read

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Otter
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11 months ago

That's something I've seen in real life, some Asian women of a certain age and social class were put to work as soon as they were old enough, and never taught to read or write.

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This Care Package The South Korean Government Sent Me While I’m In Quarantine Day 2

This Care Package The South Korean Government Sent Me While I’m In Quarantine Day 2

Translated letter that was attached to the package: “For people who are currently suffering from the Corona-19 virus, we send our regards and sympathy. We (the food ministry?) is sending this “environment-friendly health package” constructed with environment-friendly crops. We hope this helps you get energy for your daily routine. Furthermore, we hope you get well soon to return to your daily life. You can do it! Fight it! Go South Korea!”

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hellomynameisT
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11 months ago

Oh wow! That is very sweet

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This country in East Asia makes up about 45 percent of the Korean Peninsula and faces North Korea across a demilitarized zone (DMZ) that's 2.5 miles (4 km) wide. The DMZ was established by the terms of the 1953 armistice that ended fighting in the Korean War (1950–53) and runs for about 150 miles (240 km).

"We have been calling South Korea our home for 3.5 years now," A Fun Couple told Bored Panda. "What we liked about the idea of moving here was that this country is still not on most people's bucket list when traveling to Asia. Many travelers would rather prioritize neighboring countries such as Japan, China or Hong Kong when visiting the continent."

However, according to Hammer and Guillaume, South Korea has been making a name for itself over the last few years, with the K-phenomenon on the cultural side and large companies such as Samsung and LG on the business side.

"We were excited but also curious to live in a country that continues to develop fast yet remains a bit unknown to the Western world."

#3

Pink Explosion In Jeju City, Jeju Island, South Korea

Pink Explosion In Jeju City, Jeju Island, South Korea

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Eva the Egg
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11 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous

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#4

Korean Ktx Trains Play “Healing Broadcasts” Where They Just Show Newborn Puppies Rolling Around For Five Minutes

Korean Ktx Trains Play “Healing Broadcasts” Where They Just Show Newborn Puppies Rolling Around For Five Minutes

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Eva the Egg
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11 months ago

Why is this only in South Korea. THIS NEEDS TO BE EVERYWHERE

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#5

Airports In Seoul Provide A Map To Your Gate On The Back Of Your Boarding Pass

Airports In Seoul Provide A Map To Your Gate On The Back Of Your Boarding Pass

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Avocadorable
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11 months ago

This needs to be at every airport. I tend to find airports a labyrinth with hard to find gates.

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One aspect that really impressed the couple once they came to this country was the strong sense of solidarity amongst Koreans. "An aspect that's really astonishing and will help you understand what we mean by that is the gold collecting campaign."

"In 1998, South Korea was about $304 billion in debt to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). As a national sacrifice, 3.5 million Koreans donated their gold to the government to repay part of the debt. About 227 tons of gold were donated voluntarily during that event. Impressive, right?!"

"This sense of solidarity can be felt in everyday life in Korea. For example, during the pandemic, people were very supportive of each other. Koreans made a joint effort to keep social distancing rules and wear masks at all times. This is also why South Korea was seen as a benchmark when managing the COVID crisis in its early stage."

#6

Took These In The Same Spot Over The Past Year. Korea’s Four Seasons: Yeouido

Took These In The Same Spot Over The Past Year. Korea’s Four Seasons: Yeouido

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Eva the Egg
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11 months ago

Every season is so photogenic!

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#7

Glad To See My Favorite Tree Standing Healthy After This Year's Numerous Typhoons And Landslides, South Korea

Glad To See My Favorite Tree Standing Healthy After This Year's Numerous Typhoons And Landslides, South Korea

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hellomynameisT
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11 months ago

Beautiful photograph!

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#8

This Subway Car In Seoul Has A Mini Library

This Subway Car In Seoul Has A Mini Library

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Eva the Egg
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11 months ago

Every train should have this

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Of course, settling in another culture takes time. Hammer and Guillaume said the 'work hard, play hard' concept was probably the trickiest thing to adjust to.

"Koreans are very hard working. The maximum number of working hours per week recently changed from 63 to 52, but it's still a lot. Although the work-life balance got better over the last few years, working overtime (and not being paid for it) is still pretty common."

"It is also very common to go out with colleagues multiple times a week after work and have dinner and drinks until late at night. We definitely had to cut down on our sleeping hours, but it's a lot of fun to live and work in South Korea!"

#9

Apartment Complex In Korea Being Painted, So The Painters Shrouded All The Cars In The Parking Lot To Protect From Splatter

Apartment Complex In Korea Being Painted, So The Painters Shrouded All The Cars In The Parking Lot To Protect From Splatter

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hellomynameisT
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11 months ago

Very thoughtful!

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#10

Starbucks In Seoul Offering Used Coffee Grounds For Gardening

Starbucks In Seoul Offering Used Coffee Grounds For Gardening

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Anne
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11 months ago

Same in the Netherlands

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#11

Just Received This At My Door! S. Korea Gives Out Food Rations To People In Quarantine

Just Received This At My Door! S. Korea Gives Out Food Rations To People In Quarantine

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Avocadorable
Community Member
11 months ago

I heard about this. Good for people that can't get groceries home delivered or have no one to take care of them. Great job! Wish all local governments globally did this.

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#12

This Hand-Painted Underside Of A Temple Roof In Korea

This Hand-Painted Underside Of A Temple Roof In Korea

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Sara Rodrigues
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11 months ago (edited)

Beautiful work!

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"Since there are much fewer expats in South Korea than other Asian countries we've lived in, things are not always fully catered to foreigners. Opening a bank account, getting a local driver's license, getting a phone plan, using different apps; these things weren't always easy," A Fun Couple said.

"Besides there is still a language barrier and most of the documents are rarely translated into English. However, we've noticed that it has become easier for a foreigner to go about their daily life than when we arrived here 3.5 years ago. So we hope that this trend will continue in the future as well!"

#13

I Get To Walk Through This Everyday On My Way Home From Work

I Get To Walk Through This Everyday On My Way Home From Work

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Avocadorable
Community Member
11 months ago

Fairyland paradise. You are so lucky to walk home through this. 🤩

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#14

This Sign Is Not For A Cat Crossing. It Means "Caution: Cat Is Around"

This Sign Is Not For A Cat Crossing. It Means "Caution: Cat Is Around"

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NsG
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11 months ago

A specific cat, or just cats in general?

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#15

This 2D Café We Visited In Seoul

This 2D Café We Visited In Seoul

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Eva the Egg
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11 months ago

🎶Take.... on... meeee..... *take on me* Take.... me... onnnnnnnn.... 🎶

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#16

Modern Korea Built Around Historic Korea (Seoul)

Modern Korea Built Around Historic Korea (Seoul)

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tiari
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11 months ago

Pretty normal for a large amount of European cities too. But really really beautiful nonetheless.

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During their time in South Korea, A Fun Couple discovered a beautiful country, full of contrasts between the modern and the traditional, amazing natural landscapes, and exciting cities like Seoul and Busan.

"South Koreans are very welcoming and positive-minded people. We met so many great people here and made very good friends. Therefore, we highly recommend South Korea as an expat destination. We started our blog so that more people can realize how great this place is and that they should add this destination to their bucket list!"

#17

Small Restaurant In The Snow, Seoul, South Korea

Small Restaurant In The Snow, Seoul, South Korea

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Eva the Egg
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11 months ago

Looks like something out of a fairytale

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#18

Solar Powered Benches Here In Seoul, South Korea. Complete With USB And Wireless Charging Docks

Solar Powered Benches Here In Seoul, South Korea. Complete With USB And Wireless Charging Docks

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hyperunknown
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11 months ago

Every country should have this.

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#19

Bukhansan Yesterday

Bukhansan Yesterday

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Nora12
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11 months ago

I want to go on this trail. It looks lovely.

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#20

"Root Bench" Is A Public Installation By Architect Yong Ju Lee In Hangang Art Park, South Korea

"Root Bench" Is A Public Installation By Architect Yong Ju Lee In Hangang Art Park, South Korea

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hellomynameisT
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11 months ago

Now this is pretty!

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#21

South Korea Puts Traffic Lights On The Ground So That People Who're Looking At Their Phones Can Still See The Light

South Korea Puts Traffic Lights On The Ground So That People Who're Looking At Their Phones Can Still See The Light

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
11 months ago

Smart!

What's In Your Head?
Community Member
11 months ago

Stupid! Pay attention to the traffic around you, not your bloody phone.

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Calvin Suzuki
Community Member
11 months ago

you shouldn’t be looking at your phone while walking near the streets anyway

Ivy la Sangrienta
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11 months ago

I'm always looking down but I'm self aware enough that I do look when approaching a crossing.

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WilvanderHeijden
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11 months ago

What's next? Crossing barriers so stupid people on phones that are smarter than them can't accidentally walk under a bus?

Mike Woodhall
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8 months ago

they had to put pedestrian barriers at a rail crossing here because a woman got impatient at at a stopped train and climbed between the cars a few seconds before the train started moving ( she was killed,of course)

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Tiny Dynamine
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11 months ago

Why encourage people to be careless and put themselves at risk?

GoddessOdd
Community Member
11 months ago

I dunno... I always figure people walking in traffic looking at their phones deserve what they get. They know the risks and do it anyway.

Vicky Z
Community Member
11 months ago

Doesn't work that way! You never know what will happen during an accident and maybe other people or more cars get involved!

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Nicolas Schirvel
Community Member
11 months ago

Smart, but a little sad too :(

Rhon Young
Community Member
11 months ago

I think it could also be for the elderly who can't look up, or the disabled etc

Tee Witt
Community Member
11 months ago

Is it too much trouble for the m to look up?

velocirrober
Community Member
11 months ago

Not just phone users. It helps shorter people and kids when there's a crowd.

BasedWang
Community Member
11 months ago

I mean....pay attention, but this is dope

Czarina Gutierrez
Community Member
11 months ago

Dealing with humanity compassionately

Aleksandra
Community Member
11 months ago (edited)

SK has some of the worst drivers I've seen though. Most of them are on their phones all the time. I've seen multiple accidents there

Daria B
Community Member
11 months ago

Phones or not, it's true there's so many drivers disrespecting the traffic lights, for example. In northern Seoul, crossing the road would require having suicidal tendencies... u.u (I'm exaggerating, obviously, but that's how it used to feel when I was living in that area).

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Kaide Jah
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11 months ago

Isn't phone usage during driving supposed to be discouraged?

Laura Watts
Community Member
11 months ago

I feel like people are missing something here - Why is there a motorbike in the pavement!!!

Daria B
Community Member
11 months ago

Yeah, that's not a very nice thing, but it's common indeed. Motorcycle riders, especially delivery workers will sometimes take the walkways for shortcuts.... Still, not many accidents happen, but it kinda does feel uncomfortable. A motorcycle is no bicycle, and even bicycle riders and pedestrians need to be careful. It's not really legal, but it's given a pass.

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kkathleen517
Community Member
11 months ago

Or everyone could pull their phones outta their asses while walking across roads.

Z Alexi
Community Member
11 months ago

Have you listened? They're all using lotsa words but saying nothing. No1 needs to yak every minute of every day...everyone has about 7 close friends + family [which some don't speak to]. C'mon, getta life...what didja do b4 cell phones were invented?

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Isabella
Community Member
11 months ago

Saw that in Madeira too.

James016
Community Member
11 months ago

Need that in the UK. I saw someone nearly get run over multiple times at the same crossing as she was looking at her phone when she stepped into the road in front of the oncoming cars. Eventually the lights went red and it was safe for her to cross

smugdruggler
Community Member
11 months ago

Just trust in natural selection. It'll get her eventually.

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Debi Rus
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9 months ago

and motorcycles can use the sidewalk?

Yuki R.
Community Member
9 months ago

Great idea!!!

CincyReds
Community Member
11 months ago

This seems bad. Don't people need to pay attention to traffic, even if you are stopped? Don't like this one

Lara Verne
Community Member
11 months ago

You should pay more attention to the trafic and less your phone.

Polly Culberson
Community Member
11 months ago

Too many people are looking at their phones or texting while they walk, bike or drive. Dangerous!

nala simba
Community Member
11 months ago

Ridiculous idea! Get their phones surgically removed!

Tara B.
Community Member
11 months ago

Kinda takes away from natural selection a bit, but I’m down. 😂

𝔓𝔲𝔯𝔭𝔩𝔢𝔓𝔞𝔫𝔡𝔞ℜ𝔞𝔢N
11 months ago

Wait. So, motorcycles are ALLOWED on the sidewalks/ curbs?! ◐ˍ◑

Lynsey Munro-Chick
Community Member
11 months ago

People who can't look up from their phones when they cross a road deserve to get run over

Becky Beach
Community Member
11 months ago

In my state it is illegal to use your phone while driving. Too many accidents occur because no one is paying attention to the road. Hands free is ok, but not physically holding it.

Rojudrws
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9 months ago

They're not driving.

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Tina Hugh
Community Member
11 months ago

These are to keep dummies from walking into traffic and getting killed. If this offends you, you're either a sociopath or a dummy yourself.

Mevrouw Madelief
Community Member
11 months ago

If you are in traffic on your phone, and it doesn't matter if you're in a car, motor, bike or bicycle, The Dutch police will fine you!

CheezySoop
Community Member
11 months ago

Sad that they have to do that

Avery Atwood-dounay
Community Member
11 months ago

Smart idea for stupid people.

Badulesia
Community Member
11 months ago

When I'm about to cross the street, I look at the traffic ! I don't care of my phone. Safety first.

Shoddy
Community Member
11 months ago

Saw that in Ibiza town too.

VeryDarkMatter
Community Member
11 months ago

That I call counter-messures against natural selection of the dumb .. ;)

Harriet Gilman
Community Member
4 days ago

But, ummm…. Is that a motor scooter on the footpath?

Diann Cambre
Community Member
5 days ago

I think I’m going to move to South Korea

Jill Tremblay
Community Member
6 days ago

Sad that we can't get our faces out of our phones

C Pryce
Community Member
1 week ago

Clever

Jen “SFJenn” Fogcity
Community Member
1 week ago

Great idea. Now how to get people of their phones.

Nancy Sturges
Community Member
2 weeks ago

They shouldn’t be looking at their phones anyway

Ann M Clinkscales
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Too bad it's needed! But great idea for those who multi-task all day long!

Pam Akers
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Way no!?

FiestaBear
Community Member
4 weeks ago

Not a fan of this concept. Adding more light to protect idiots is pointless.

Farid Red
Community Member
1 month ago

modern solution for modern problem.

Sonia Ryba
Community Member
1 month ago

Idk... In Poland it's just banned to look at your phone when you're about to and when you're crossing.

Kelly Boekhout
Community Member
1 month ago

That is genius

Donna Sempek
Community Member
1 month ago

Very accommodating

Sande Knight
Community Member
1 month ago

How rational is this!!!!

Crybaby 222
Community Member
1 month ago

Nice but people shouldn't be on their phones while crossing the street that's just my opinion

S. Elizabeth Bobo
Community Member
1 month ago

Good idea!

Doris Downing
Community Member
1 month ago

These people are brilliant!

Allison Martin
Community Member
1 month ago

Wonder how many died before they figured it out?

Mrry L TIM W.
Community Member
2 months ago

Nah....

Sova*
Community Member
2 months ago

I never saw someone use an apostrophie for who are like fr what

Kristine Park
Community Member
2 months ago

Enabling!

Johan Marais
Community Member
2 months ago

Omg 😂

Kuchi Kopi
Community Member
2 months ago

This is the best idea ever!! In Paris they have little mini stoplights farther down the poles as well, like at eye height, so the cars stopped at the front of the intersection can see the lights. Its neat, and very cute also.

Zarifa Azizova
Community Member
2 months ago

We have this in our country

Cooper Terry
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow

Pluto
Community Member
3 months ago

Who thought of this?!?!?!?!??

Louisa Anyanwu
Community Member
3 months ago

so effective and care free

Carlos Aguilar
Community Member
3 months ago

I doubth, Is an advanced traffic signal , not for pedestrian watching their phones, watching phones walking is very dangerous

R Y
Community Member
3 months ago

But they still allow motorcycles on the sidewalk...

Anna Bertholf
Community Member
4 months ago

S Korean engineers are AWESOME!

Ender Markoth
Community Member
4 months ago

oooorrr people learn to not have to have those as physical 'attachments"? but still smart.

Alex B.
Community Member
4 months ago

Sad that they have to do this. I'm gonna sound like a grumpy old man but you really shouldn't be looking at your phone while you are walking because a) it's dangerous and b) can't you wait to check texts or social media?

Cats r Cute!Pj is a CAT
Community Member
4 months ago

very intelligenet

Chas UGC
Community Member
4 months ago

They even have pedestrian directions so people don't have to bump into each other when they aren't looking where they are walking too. Nice.

Sundew the Silkwing
Community Member
4 months ago

Everywhere needs these!!! This is so smart

Daniel Skobic
Community Member
4 months ago

Truck driver says PUT THE PHONE DOWN!

ABerCul
Community Member
4 months ago

Sad... Pay attention

Tiffany Moore
Community Member
5 months ago

Ummm….don’t look at your phone while walking! Ugh

Lemo
Community Member
5 months ago

We have that in Portugal as well

Tomas Anshelm
Community Member
5 months ago

Some countries in Europe has this as well.

Scarlet Jazzyka El Humaira
Community Member
5 months ago

Why only korea has this. It's not because it's cool or anything, it's just safe

percy 0
Community Member
5 months ago

Well it's not only for those who are looking at phones, it helps ys see the light even if the trafffic light is hidden behind a bus or something. They are really, really useful!

Gillian Gray
Community Member
5 months ago

Helpfull

Ali Hard
Community Member
5 months ago

Stop looking at your phones and pay attention to life

Randomly Flying
Community Member
5 months ago

Why would u be lookin at ur phone in the first place?

DJ_Legend404
Community Member
5 months ago

theyre just asking for people to wreck....

Kimberly Patton
Community Member
5 months ago

Not in favor of this,spoils people to allow using phone while driving...

Roxan Haandrikman
Community Member
5 months ago

Good idea. I've seen instances where while traffic lights make those ticking sounds to signal you can walk too, often people hear other lights give the signal to walk instead of their own and end up nearly run over becuase they're looking at their phones

e schwarz
Community Member
5 months ago

Now this is great design

J C
Community Member
6 months ago

Guess they are trying to beat the phrase “you can’t fix stupid”. There motto “you can fix stupid”

Customer Rep Protect
Community Member
6 months ago

Pathetic such stupid people have to be catered to by government money

Phoénix En Hausse
Community Member
6 months ago

Very smart Indeed. Loving South Korea so far! Hope to visit soon.

Sara Fuentez
Community Member
6 months ago

Wow!!

Juliette Dauterive
Community Member
6 months ago

Huh. so sidewalks for motorcycles?

Allams
Community Member
6 months ago

This would prevent 99% of the car accidents in america

•Blanqui _Playz•
Community Member
6 months ago

Smart, but also. Ur dumb if u need this, who walks on the STREET while using their phone, I thought we were all taught not to do this👁👁

Rodrigo Albuquerque
Community Member
6 months ago

And it also helps the motorcycle guy to wait his time too.

thebossanovabird
Community Member
6 months ago

very generous

ADHD
Community Member
6 months ago

no no, let Darwin do his job lol

Pat Shelby
Community Member
6 months ago

That is true civic concern for their citizens.

Stephen Meier
Community Member
6 months ago

Dumb!

Paige Parquette
Community Member
6 months ago

Ingenious. Certainly saves lives.

Teja Deja
Community Member
6 months ago

Brilliant! America needs this, badly!

K C
Community Member
6 months ago

They are more prepared. For the future than the west.. Probably because they make most of the futuristic stuff so can see where we are heading before the rest of the world cottons on. Light years in front.

Roberta Bray-Enhus
Community Member
6 months ago

Good idea

Donna Red
Community Member
6 months ago

They should probably be off their phones & watching out for pavement mopeds!

J Wright
Community Member
6 months ago

Every place should have this (I'm gonna go to Korea)

Hayley Walker
Community Member
6 months ago

If you can’t beat ‘em join ‘em?

Scott Griffin
Community Member
6 months ago

Every country should do this!!! Hah, I've run circles around you, logically!

Jenifer Markoe
Community Member
7 months ago

I think it is more for elderly or disabled folks myself.

Altezzoso Burton
Community Member
7 months ago

So they have a phone issue too.

Evilbob
Community Member
7 months ago

Way to enable vehicular challenged weak necked people ...

James Casady
Community Member
7 months ago

So much for natural selection weeding out the useless

Simone C
Community Member
7 months ago

Darwin disapproves this. But still useful regardless to where you'r looking at as long as it improves the signal visibility. I'd say there should be more of these for drivers too though :P

Simone C
Community Member
7 months ago

Darwin disapproves of this

Angela A
Community Member
7 months ago

I think it is at least better than someone driving while looking at their phone. At least they are stopped.

EEF🤓
Community Member
7 months ago

Dont adapt technology for idiots nooooo

Liyah Handelman
Community Member
7 months ago

I thought we should be discouraging looking at your phone while driving but OK

SG108
Community Member
7 months ago

ANOTHER thing that should be in all the countries.

Smilodon, a Bad Cat
Community Member
7 months ago

Held off the North for decades, but surrendered to the moronic, entitled, self-absorbed device addicts who don't watch where they're going. Pathetic. This interferes with Darwin as well- will SK iqs plummet in the coming years?

Rat
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

How many people defending this would just block out their surroundings glued to their phone, step out into traffic, then sue the driver they walked into? Cuz that's what it sounds like. It's SO much easier to just turn your head than it is for a car to stop in time when an idiot walks into the road. Aside from the car itself, if there are more behind they'll go into the back of it and shunt even if that front one does initially stop. Not looking really is just so so stupid and dangerous. Like yay there's a fail-safe but it's tragic that it's necessary, just watch the road!

Lana Ogle
Community Member
7 months ago

Thats thoughtful

Jennifer Philhower
Community Member
7 months ago

Or just look up from your phones?

Nicola Gordon
Community Member
7 months ago

They think of everything!

Craig Reynolds
Community Member
8 months ago

Isn't that kind of enabling a bad habit?

Kellie
Community Member
8 months ago

Acknowledging the human capacity for self absorption.

Alice Zhang
Community Member
8 months ago

Ummmm........

Geordie Girl
Community Member
8 months ago

Smart, but we should be watching where we are walking!!

Richard Claessens
Community Member
8 months ago

They definitely need that in Las Vegas

CJ Walton
Community Member
8 months ago

Brilliant

George Pepe
Community Member
8 months ago

Oor you can be safe and not look at your phone while crossing.

Elizabeth Sundby
Community Member
8 months ago

smart, but you shouldn't be looking at ur phone while crossing the street.

Chris Machabee
Community Member
8 months ago

Oh my, an advanced civilization...that cares!

Mike Woodhall
Community Member
8 months ago

yeah smart.because people are idiots

mewmew34
Community Member
8 months ago

Minda sad this is needed. I always make a point to look up from my phone at intersections if I have it out. No way do I want to be run over if I can help it.

GFS gogo
Community Member
9 months ago

wow

Dave barl
Community Member
9 months ago

All countries should have this

Leon Praveen Lang
Community Member
9 months ago

Very usefull

Lila LeCompte
Community Member
9 months ago

Genius! Why is United States so behind with everything?

Rojudrws
Community Member
9 months ago

You people clearly dont get that phones are used for more than playing. I work on my phone, I'm an independent buisness and I need to make arrangements, fill orders, ect. Yes, at a stoplight waiting I do work on my phone. Mind your business and stop calling people stupid without knowing them.

Linda HS
Community Member
9 months ago

Yeah…people should look up, not down. Sorry, don't agree with this

Claudio Desantis
Community Member
9 months ago

That's not only in Korea. I've seen it in Europe.

Jackie Wacky
Community Member
9 months ago

That is such a clever idea.

PENELOPE EHLERT - STUDENT
Community Member
9 months ago

wow very smart

mac
Community Member
9 months ago

Or people could just not be a**holes and pay attention when crossing the street!!

Garth Robinson
Community Member
10 months ago

Great idea, maybe wayward drunk / stoned drivers couldn't smash the light poles.

Andy Hinds
Community Member
10 months ago

Or maybe people ought to put their phones away and exercise self-awareness.

Eulalie Grace
Community Member
10 months ago

A good solution to a very real problem.

Avryl Oh
Community Member
10 months ago

That's not what it's for. . .

Mz Bombiidae
Community Member
10 months ago

Why scooter on pedestrian space?

veronica bingham
Community Member
10 months ago

Wow...lol

Amy Beckler
Community Member
10 months ago

Of course then they w**g into a the pole for the other traffic light...

Nicole Vahai
Community Member
10 months ago

smart

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
11 months ago

Very Smart.

Donna Red
Community Member
11 months ago

Hopefully people aren't wandering around staring at their phones if there are motorbikes on the pavement - surely crossings are less of a worry than getting run over before you even get onto the road!

WhatEvenIsLife
Community Member
11 months ago

It's like every other country is living in the future and here in the U.S. we just keep regressing...

Pored Banda
Community Member
11 months ago

Many crosswalks in front of schools are of this type~

HappilyEnderAfter
Community Member
11 months ago

Very handy! We need these everywhere!

JJ Buddhabrot
Community Member
11 months ago

Why is that scooter on the pavement? Weird

Z Alexi
Community Member
11 months ago

In the U.S. only educated people contemplate...phone swine have forgot how to ruminate & seem to reflect on zip, zilch, zero~~witness their iliterit [sic] texts, tweets or even 'Comments' on BP. Gen Zs, Xs & Millennials don't know how to socialize...or form a complete interesting sentence. [Not only Boomers say "Hang up & pay attention." Who wants to be bumped into by a slob exhibiting that s/he can pay $20/per month for a phone (that irritates those around them)?]

Teresa Spanics
Community Member
11 months ago

Excellent idea!

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
11 months ago

A real surprise !!!

ImHailey
Community Member
11 months ago

This is only in some places. Not everywhere in Seoul has that.

OTTER
Community Member
11 months ago

Great way to keep the driver’s attention!! What about when it snows?? 🤷‍♀️

Neil Ives
Community Member
11 months ago

What the heck is that scooter doing on the footway?

Linda Robinett
Community Member
11 months ago

Yah, know, still look up from your phone when crossing a street.

Mircea T
Community Member
11 months ago

...then why there is a guy with a scooter on the sidewalk?

BluEyedSeoulite
Community Member
11 months ago

Something people are missing here is it isn't so people can stare at their phones WHILE crossing the street. Otherwise, there would be lights across the road. This is to let the people WAITING for the light know it changed. Some crossings can take a long time for the light to change.

Gasper B.
Community Member
11 months ago

Same in Kranj, Slovenia.:)

Keli Murray
Community Member
11 months ago

I think some people are confused. It's for a PEDESTRIAN. If your waiting at at crosswalk for a really long light and your checking your phone (I usually use waiting at a light to change songs or answer a text) you don't have to keep looking up 1000 times to see if it says walk yet.

Max L.
Community Member
11 months ago

Why is the scooter on the walkway

Michaelangelo S.
Community Member
11 months ago

But what if you're color blind? I guess if you're not paying attention you're screwed.

Sharon Reinhold
Community Member
11 months ago

good

Thorfin Wolfsbane
Community Member
11 months ago

in the US we have instead boomers saying "stupid phones, stop looking at them!"

Cheri Aline Sydney
Community Member
11 months ago

Thorfin, your reference /generalization about boomers is offensive; you're exposing your ageism!

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Sue Knerl
Community Member
11 months ago

Yeah, look at your phone while driving. Sheesh.

Daria B
Community Member
11 months ago

Where? This is not standard yet. It looks cool, though.

Night Owl
Community Member
11 months ago (edited)

Probably some bigger cities and communes that can afford to install and maintain them. I think there are some in Europe too

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marie elle
Community Member
11 months ago

And I cant even speak and walk at the phone simultanously. Why?

Z Alexi
Community Member
11 months ago

How does one "walk at the phone"? C'mon, hang up, type & proofread.

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Margaret Weaver
Community Member
11 months ago

Wait... now I'm starting to worry we DO live in the future and the Jetsons DID in fact happen, but just not where I live.

Betty Sanchez
Community Member
11 months ago

Now that's cool.

Arran Walker
Community Member
11 months ago

This is definitely one way to deal with the current phone staring trend….

Pam Davis
Community Member
11 months ago

Very WISE

antonio ballesteros
Community Member
11 months ago

best idea!

Jim Day
Community Member
11 months ago

Brilliant

Ally R
Community Member
11 months ago

This is great! Particularly if you're unable to look up fully

Patricia Hoff
Community Member
11 months ago

Good idea.

Sharon Reinhold
Community Member
11 months ago

good idea Ha

Shrek Bunny
Community Member
11 months ago

Like pay attention but also this is pretty cool :)

MIA J RODRIGUEZ
Community Member
11 months ago

Again everyone needs this

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This Ice Lolly I Bought In Korea Has A Little Tray To Prevent It From Melting All Over Your Hands

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11 months ago

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Gerard Neaux
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11 months ago

It really is

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