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New to Ulsan? Start here!

Over the past few weeks, our Facebook group has been averaging about 15 new members per week, which is pretty awesome. Welcome to Ulsan to all of the newbies kickin’ around town.  For those of you just joining us, I’d like to take a few moments to introduce you to this little site of ours.

Ulsan Online is a service site, offered by expats in Ulsan, for expats in Ulsan. It’s a volunteer-run organization that relies on contributions from the community to keep the information up-to-date and thorough. Our How To section was built to help you adjust to living in this strange little corner of the world, with advice from people who have lived in town for many-a-year. Also, Martin Rehder, the resident geek, has created searchable bus routes, maps of the restaurants and bars, and an Android phone app and streamlined searching so you can get answers on the go. (Sorry, iPhone users, but until someone donates him both a Mac and an iPhone to play with, he won’t be able to program Apple apps.)

If you have a question, try our search bar, located in the upper right-hand corner of the page. It searches our site to find information relevant to you. Of course, we don’t know everything about everything, so we won’t always have all of your answers. But as we have been online since December 2009 (and the Ulsan Pear archives date back to 2005), chances are, we’ll know something about what you’re looking for. If not, please ask away on the Facebook group, as it’s also an excellent resource.

If you have answers – please! Share them on this site. Posting only on Facebook means the answers get shuffled off into the dark recesses of the interweb, never to be seen again, and the questions get asked again and again. By posting your answers on this site (particularly in the Where to Buy section) you’re keeping it easily accessible to anyone searching for an English speaking dentist or doctor, that hard-to-find ingredient, or anything else.

We also welcome submissions to the Nightlife or Restaurant Review sections, the Travel section and the News and Culture section, so if you’ve eaten somewhere great, or gone somewhere cool, or learned something interesting, please, share it with us! Just remember to include clear directions on how to get to a restaurant or bar, or travel destination, and include photos. It’s easy to post through your Facebook account.

So, welcome to Ulsan. We hope you have a great time while you’re here, and if there’s anything we can help you with, please search us! (or ask on the Facebook group if we don’t have an answer yet). And share your knowledge with us, so we can improve the site and help others to help themselves.