We’re living in Jeju’s Global Education City, an ambitious project to create an education hub on the island. Three international schools are already in place, but there are plans for universities, an arts and cultural centre, an English language teaching centre, a commercial area, etc.
It’s all being created on a brand new site. From where I took these photos, there are school buildings in one direction, waiting for term to start. In the other direction is a site cleared of trees, ready for future developments. There are roads and paths going nowhere, streetlights and bus stops with no current purpose. There’s building going on in several locations and it’ll all look very different in a few years’ time.
The top photo looks like an artist’s mock up – is it really real?!
It’s not a mock-up – it’s the real thing.