Jeju. A place that I never planned to visit for my honeymoon. It was always Bali, but we change the destination since we went for honeymoon in between the receptions. Plus, I don't like sunny places, simply because I came from a hot and steamy Semporna Sabah. Another strong reason, was because of the recent natural disaster in Indonesia, so  it was one fine night, a week before our wedding ceremony. We had a thorough discussion on our honeymoon place. Japan or Australia? since these two are among my favorite countries to travel. We knew that Seoul is also a very famous honeymoon destination for Malaysian, or at least among my circle. I've been to Seoul in 2015, and I did not fancy that. So, it's a BIG NO. .. but.. out of sudden, I remembered about a small paradise of Korea! An Island, with a cold and a windy weather! it's Jeju. We booked the flight and the hotel after two days discussion. To Jeju we are!.

Day 1 
(31st January 2019 - Thursday)

Basically, we did not have any itinerary, we just googled everything the night before the day! Because we planned to travel free and easy, no schedule, no time restriction. Special thanks for my friend, Pika and her husband. They went to Jeju at this period for their second honeymoon. We both landed at the Jeju Airport on the same day, and they went home earlier by one day from us. Anyway, she took this photo for us . Our first photo at Jeju.

Since we rented a car in Jeju, it was a little awkward for Aily to drive the second we got the car. What do you expect from a man who drives on the right side and in a minute, holding a steering on the left side of the lane?. It was only a 50km/h drive he drove during the first day.

Ah ya! We also rented a pocket wifi for 3,300 won per day. But, on our first day, something happened with the wifi, that it did not get connected with our devices, we went to the hotel reception to ask for his help, but come on stupid Masfara, how can he knows about pocket wifi trouble shooting?. We were positive on that night, probably the wifi could not get connected due to the connection coverage! We stayed nearby the beach anyway. To kill the night time, we strolled around our hotel, looking for snacks to munch at the room and we found a bakery shop, its Paris de Baguette.

We bought some breads and pastries, and just before we paid, we, again asked for the nice young girl cashier to troubleshoot our pocket wifi! Magic things happened, her device managed to get connected and that's when we found out the wifi has problem.

Guess what? We drove back to the airport and long story short - the kiosk was closed. It was 8pm, and the operation hours ended at 7pm.

The next day we went to the airport again - and the aunty reset the device to factory mode! Due to that, we get a discount one day from the total fee 😉. It was worth it!

Good thing, Aily managed to excel the Korean's style of driving, with cameras and speedtrack  everywhere!

How much is the price for the car rental and pocket wifi in Jeju?

For the rented car -
the original price was 559 000 won, approximately RM2, 039. But, I registered for the membership, so, we get 71% discount 😅. You can sign up for free HERE and get yourself a crazy discounted price for your rented car.

For the wifi modem - it was 8,800 won, but they have some discount, so we just rented it for 3,300 won per day!

DAY 2 
(February 1st 2019 - Friday)


We started the day at 10am and drive to Seongsan District. Here is the funny story. We just wanted to have a meal at Uribong Sikdang, which is the muslim friendly restaurant, little did we know, the top attraction place was just there! I did read that this restaurant is just nearby to the tourist spot, but never I imagined, it was this close! Accessible in less than 3 mins walk only!

It is  Seongsan Illchubang which also knowns as their "Sunrise Peak". Entrance Fees was 2000 per pax.

In order to go to the peak, you have to climb, 1 hour climb and going down.  Some people mentioned from the blogpost, it's totally worth it. The view was quite breathtaking, and you can see the crater from the peak. but Aily and I decided just to enjoy around as both of us did not like climbing - not a hiker.

Seongsan is actually one of the volcanic mountain and one of the UNESCO HERITAGE SITE. From here, you can also see a Jeju Woman Diver Performances, which they called as Haenyeo. Some Haenyeo aged 70s to 80s catch seafood for living with no modern equipment but knife and they were holding their breath up to 1 minutes, and producing a very unique sound when they reach the surface. Although it says there is a performance of Haenyeo , but, it was not an entertainment , thus, we have to shows respect to the Haenyeo, and no photo taking with them, simply because they are just doing their daily works. 

The place where Haenyeo performance took place. Upon observing them show, you will probably have a mixed feeling, and the fact all the Haenyeo were all at their 70s to 80s , makes you wonder, where come all the energy to do all this thing. However, they will have different time to dive, when it is windy. 

The place where Haenyeo start their diving activity. 

Talking about Uribong Sikdang, the restaurant is actually opposite to Innisfree, and there were few parking spots available, so no need to worry on the parking spots! Uribong Sikdang. Although this place looks like in a village area, but, I still like the atmosphere. It's not crowded.

The Innisfree Shop. Just opposite Uribong Sikdang. Behind Innisfree is Seongsan Illchubang.  
Talking about this yummy restaurant, their cheapest menu setcheapest menu set is 40,000 won, and I totally love this menu! It has abundance of seafood stew with grilled mackerel and abalone hot pot, not to mention the plates of side dishes. Which you can refill and ask for more!

Aily loves the Salted anchovies, and he refilled it twice. To him, the yumminess of the restaurant, is depends on the side dishes served, if they have anchovies, then it's yummy . LOL

I've changed my coat, as the weather was totally windy and I could not stand this temp. One thing I realized from Jeju, was the colors of their cars. It's either white or black! (except our rental car, it speaks a rainbow :P)

After spending our time taking pictures at the Sunrise Peak, we then decided to go to 
Jeju Folk Village.

This place is at the Seogwipo district. There were few busses available at this place. However, it is not recommended to go around Jeju with public transport, it's not as convenience as Seoul, and definitely you will be tired of waiting.

This museum is displaying more than 100 structures and artifacts of the Jeju during the Old Days.  According to them, there were few performances will be played during the visiting time, however, we did not manage to watch any.

For your information, if you have watched the historical drama of "Jewel In the Palace" , few of the scenes were filmed here. It was my first korean drama that I watched and still ranked the first among my top fav.

Admission fees: 11,000 won per pax.

My bad that I did not shot the information board nicely. Basically according to the history, Jeju is known as the island of Wind, Women and Stone. 
Yes, it is windy, and the Haenyeo (women's divers) and all the stones and rocks they had. 
You can spot all these the moment you visit Jeju. 

Basically for the Jeju Folk Village, every houses is almost look alike, except that they named it, and for the noble people, their houses will be guarded with poles or stones walls.  and you can take a glimpse of how Koreans living in the past .
                                                              One of the noble houses.

Although this place is quite historical, but in my liking, it was quite boring. But, it's good that we managed to see the historical place with our own eyes.

This place is exactly like a scene in the drama. With the short stone walls, where your neighbours can see your activity,

The feeling that I finally get married with the love of my life!

We ended the day by having a dinner at Daewonga. This is located at the Jeju City, which is only 15 minutes from our hotel. The cheapest restaurant among them all. 

I do not want to make this post a super uber long, hence, will see you again in a part 2 post!

Thanks for reading.