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  • Observation Spaces of Hangang Artificial Islands to be Open to Citizens on May 21

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    In September, Seoul Metropolitan Government will open three artificial “floating islands” currently being built under the concept of “Flowers of the Hangang” at Banpo Hangang Park, starting with the opening of public observation spaces on May 21.

    Night View of Floating Island (Bird’s-eye View), Night View of Floating Island (Actual Image)

    The Floating Islands consists of three islands built with cutting-edge IT technology, and will be the world’s largest artificial island covering 20,382㎡in total area once it is complete. It is equipped with water leisure, performance, exhibition and convention facilities.

    Daytime View of Floating Island (Bird’s-eye View), Floating Island (Actual Image)

    The small- and medium-sized convention spaces are equipped with 1,400 seats, and will play a pivotal role in Seoul’s tourism and MICE industrial infrastructure. Also, visitors can enjoy facilities up to par with high-end hotels and resorts at much affordable prices. The compatible prices will make Floating Islands an internationally renowned convention complex built over water, which will enhance their competitiveness as the world’s first floating convention facilities.

    The good news for Seoul citizens is that fifty-four percent of the picturesque island is open to the public free of charge. Seoul Metropolitan Government has thoroughly prepared for potential safety and environmental issues from the planning stage, including building anchors and a triple-safety mooring system, in consideration of heavy rains.

    Opening Ceremony for the Observatory of Floating Island

    Event Date : May 21(Sat.), 2011, 17:00~19:30

    Venue : Media Art Gallery at Banpo Hangang Park

    Major Programs
    – Seoul Metropolitan Dance Theatre ‘Swan Lake’
    – Congratulatory performance by the Ocean Children’s Choir
    – Tape-cutting Ceremony for the Opening of the Observatory of Floating Island
    – Congratulatory performance : Performing teams (Drum Cat/Beast/Sani)

    *The performing teams may vary depending on the circumstances of the organizer.


     By subway

    Take subway line nos.3, 7, 9; get off at the Express Bus Terminal Station; come out by Exit 8-1;
    and walk for about 10 minutes (approx. 650m)
     By bus

    • Getting off at the Express Bus Terminal :
      Red (metropolitan) 9408
      Blue (trunk line) 142,143,361,362,401,462,540,640,642,643
      Green (branch line) 3414,3420,3423,4212,4318,4425,6411
    • Getting off at the southern end of Jamsugyo : 405,730
    • Getting off at the southern end of Banpodaegyo :
      143,401,406,8340 (Weekend Customized Bus)
    • Weekend Customized Bus Information (8340) Operation Hours :
      6am~7pm, Interval (every 8~13 min) A total of 9 buses operated.
      Starting/ Last Station: Banpo Hangang Park~Jamsil Hangang Park
      Major Stops: Banpo Hangang Park (Floating Island) -> Seocho Station ->
      Nambu Bus Terminal Station -> Hanti Station -> Samseong Station -> Jamsil Hangang Park
     By car

    – 640, Banpo-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul

    Tel : +82-2-3447-3100/3084

    Website : http://www.floatingisland.com/