The Seoul Metropolitan Government conducted a poll from November 28 to December 9 on the “2018 Top SMG Policies,” in which city residents, both at home and abroad, participated.
The poll was conducted online on the SMG website (english.seoul.go.kr) in a total of six languages, witnessing an attendance of 15,172 participants. Among participants, the rate of Indonesian residents was the highest, amounting to as much as 16 percent.
15,172 foreign residents from 72 nations selected the top three SMG policies as follows: the Seoul Bamdokkaebi Night Market (5,469 votes) came out on top at number one, followed by the Free Suit Rental Program for Job Seekers (4,040 votes) at number two, with the Plastic-free Seoul, Reducing Disposables Campaign (3,943 votes) taking the third slot.
Voters from English and Chinese-speaking countries selected Seoul Bamdokkaebi Night Market as their favorite policy, while voters from Japan chose “Seoullo 7017 & the Seven Connected Walkways” as their top pick.
The 12 SMG top policy candidates were selected from 10 different areas, including culture, economy, education, jobs, environment, nature, tourism, immigration, history, and city planning, among policies that had been promoted on the foreign language-based SMG websites.
|1||5,469||Seoul Bamdokkaebi Night Market|
|2||4,040||Free Suit Rental Program for Job Seekers|
|3||3,943||Plastic-free Seoul, Reducing Disposables Campaign|
|4||3,279||Emergency Sanitary Pad Vendor at 10 Public Facilities|
|5||3,274||The 10th Seoul Lantern Festival – Seoul’s Premier Event|
|6||2,842||Vacation Internship for International Students|
|7||2,320||Seoullo 7017 & the Seven Connected Walkways|
|8||1,696||“Eco-friendly School Meals”
for Elementary, Middle, & High School Students
|9||1,475||Temporary Opening of Seoul Botanic Park,
the First Botanic Garden of Downtown Seoul
|10||1,334||Introduction of Seoul Pay,
0% Surcharge for Small Businesses
|11||978||Seoul’s Honorary Tourism Ambassador, BTS,
Promotion of City Attractions to Global Community
|12||919||Deoksugung Stonewall Walkway Completion for Unimpeded Walk around Palace|