동대문 디자인플라자

S. Korea | Dongdaemun Design Plaza DDP (동대문 디자인 플라자)


Continuing from this post, I want to share one of my favourite place in Seoul and I bet everyone who have been to South Korea, will know about this place. Dongdaemun Design Plaza (동대문 디자인플라자), The landmark is the centerpiece of South Korea's fashion hub and popular tourist destination. It's in everyone's to-go list whenever one is planning on visiting South Korea. We walked from the Dongdaemun History & Culture Park station to Doota Mall and straight to DDP about 15 minutes but it doesn't feel that long, more like 10 minutes.

NCT Dream in front of the previously an art exhibition space
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I'm not going to lie when I said I was screaming and squealing in excitement because the place and the futuristic architecture that I used to see in Unsplash website, on TV, instagram, influencers blogs and various instagram feeds is only a few steps away from me. I can see it, I can smell it, and I can finally touch it. Normally I would screamed my lungs out when I feel super happy but dekat negara orang ni, kena behave sikit. LOL!

This was the same place that NCT Dream went for their 'date' but sadly, this exhibition space is now has turned into another cafe amongst other tons of cafes in that area. Tbh, we don't need more cafes, what we need is a free working space that opens to public access because clearly that is something that we lack nowadays. Most working space is too expensive and requires monthly fees, and I don't know why we're having this discussion right now, I apologise.
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I wish I have more photos of Ashley and Adam but they were behind us with the GoPro and both of us was so excited that we walked so fast to the building without waiting for them. We walked the same path that numbers of fashionista did during Seoul Fashion Week. And if you come here during the season, you can spot some big names or numerous fashionistas from kids to old folks wearing something that even half of us couldn't even pull off. Some would just wear rare and unique style just for instagram feed or just for the fun of it and others really wear something like that, just because that's how they dressed day to day. I. Am. Jealous.
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NCT 127 walking down the iconic staircase at Seoul Fashion Week 2017
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This is the stairs. The iconic Fashion Week stairs that hundreds of celebrities and fashionistas has walked down on and there's me, an unfashionable loser was trying to have that moment just for the experience. So when I have kids, I could tell them that I walked down the same staircase that your 'oppa' did!
Nobody was there so why not be in the moment? Pretend that it was Seoul Fashion Week and struts our way down, or like Ayu did, sat on it. I have a photo of her jumping and sitting on the stairs but I was too lazy to edit a lot of photos, so I'm making this post all about me and a little bit about her ehehehehe
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Above, I attached a few photos of kids at the fashion week, courtesy of Highsnobiety and Artofit. These photos makes me feel 10x uglier, I mean look at those racks! 

I don't know about you guys but DDP is one of my favourite architecture of all. I have a few beautiful and majestic architectures in my bucket list and this is one of them. I am in love with the design and how it looks from above ⏤ oh yeah I have a photos of it from above but you need to wait for the next post if you want to see it. I wish I could go around it so I can see the entire place in full circle but we were there for a short time, just to fulfil my bucket list, and even like this I am beyond grateful because some people didn't even get a chance to be here, right?
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I didn't stay for the LED Roses but I take it as a mission. To come back and make sure to witness the LED roses because it's in my bucket list too. Some people would want to see the tulip field in Netherlands, Sunflower field and Sakura in Japan, I am too but besides those, I want to see the glowing roses as well. It would be fun, well, I hope so. Anyways, I was so happy, I cried. I think that was the second time I cried in South Korea because it was surreal to me. Only God knows how grateful I am to be in a foreign country, a place that was in my mind every second of my life and the first things that popped in my head was
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I wish Ibu & Ayah was here. I wish my family was here. To see what I see and feel what I feel.
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After all that shenanigans, we got hungry. Like, super hungry so we went back to Myeongdong to find some halal food. I heard there's one halal place in Dongdaemun but we had zero internet access to locate it so we had to say goodbye to it. Took us 7 minutes to get to Myeongdong because it was just 2 stations away. Will continue our journey to one of the best halal stir fried chicken in Myeongdong soon enough ⏤ once I get all the photos ready that is.
So thank you for reading. Much love, T.





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  1. nice blog...wish I could be there right now..hehee

    salam jengah dari www.umifuzy.com / follower 282

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    1. Thank you ! And I wish I could be there again too.

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  2. Wahh bestnya! hmmm takde rezeki lg nk ke sana.. kalau masih bujang rasa dh sampai ni tapi ni dh kawin n ada anak2.. so kalau nk pergi kena prepair betul2 dulu.. haha

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    1. Yes, betul! Kena prepare betul2 takut ada yang terkurang.

      Aww it's okay. There would be a lot of other opportunities for you and your family or your girl friends to have a little getaway soon inshaAllah.

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  3. i walk past around there without going inside XD. damn why didn't i? aiyoooo

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    1. I didn't go inside either but around the building is already nice to take pictures of.

      Let's make sure we're both go inside the next time we got the chance to visit the country again 😊

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  4. oh yes we should. i hope i'll have the chance to do so next time aamiin. I've been wondering how do i reply to you comments here? i mean i couldn't find the reply button sobs. or there is not button for that.

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    1. Sadly no, harap je lah template mahal masa mula2 release dulu, button reply to a replies pun takde.
      Amin, me too !

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  5. Cantik dat tangga... I never been to South Korea... Ada dalam wishlist.. But next Turkey first kot....

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    1. Cantik but nak naik tu mengah jugaklah haha so better start from upper floor instead.
      Oh Turkey is in my wishlist tu inshaAllah.

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  6. Menarik! Kita tak gi lagi lah awok. If ada rezeki nak singgah sini jugak la

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    1. Hahaha yes2 ! You gotta come here when you get the chance. You won't regret it.

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  7. okay xpe. i thought ade and i je yg x jmpe. so that's fine, i'll just tmbh reply comment sendiri kt bawah ni hahahaha

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    1. hahahaha menyusahkan reader je. Next time I want to get a new template, I'll find the one that has reply button for all replies, if there's any hehe
      Sorry for the inconvenient Ray.

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  8. DDP is looking fascinating!

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    1. It was indeed a fascinating place :)

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  9. never been there but obviously it was a great place. have a nice day!

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    1. It was a really nice place to hang out. Likewise !

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  10. hey, i love all your photos! sure happy dapat pergi ke tempat yang dalam wishlist♥

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    1. Thank you so much! Memang happy sangat, Alhamdulillah :)

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  11. Such a pretty place to visit. I wish I can be there one day 😊

    Syaza | www.syazaraihanah.com

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    1. It was magical at night, well that's what most people said hehe
      I hope you will get to visit this place one day :)

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  12. lama tak pergi korea.. lepas rindu after baca entry ni

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    1. Tu lah, saya pun jadi rindu balik lepas tengok gambar2 ni.
      Tak sabar nak pegi lagi kalau ada peluang, inshaAllah

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  13. Masa kak ana ke seoul, hotel akk ana hanya few minuted dari DDP ni. So each time nak naik subway akan lalu sini.

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    1. Yeke? Untungnya duduk tengah town. Saya cuba cari tapi samaada full atau mahal.
      Duduk area ni, hanya perlu beberapa minit je nak kemana-mana.

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  14. OH MY GOD, my heart is bursting while reading this post! I am currently screaming "bestnyaaaa" inside (tak boleh jerit kuat sebab semua org dalam bilik ni. Haha)! I am happy for your Tqa! I wish I can visit here too someday. I want to take pictures on those iconic steps too. Huhuuu.

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    1. Hahahaha samalah kita nak jerit tak boleh. I was so happy too. I'll pray that you get to visit here one day too.
      Put on your best outfit and enjoy the place as much as I did. Yes, strut your way down.

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