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Help! I’ve lost my bag!

Contact the local Lost and Found service

June 22,2003
The following is a tip on traditional Korean language and customs in response to a query from a Mr. Wilson, who wrote to us from Seoul:

Q. Mr. Wilson:
While taking my usual subway ride home, I left my book bag on the overhead shelf and forgot to take it off when I got off. I’ve heard that in Korea you can usually find your things and that there is a Lost and Found in subway stations. But with my limited Korean, it’s very hard to track down the whereabouts of my bag.

A. IHT-JAD:
There are several Lost and Found centers in different subway stations, including City Hall. And, if you remember the number of the subway line you took and the exact time of your ride, it’s much easier to find the lost item. For location, you can simply dial 114 and ask for Jihacheol Yusilmul Senteo (Subway Lost and Found Center) and name the station, but because telephone directory operators at 114 and subway station staff speak limited English, we suggest you seek help from a friend who speaks Korean. Or try visiting the Lost and Found Information Service Web site (www.lost114.com), which offers some explanations in English and Japanese.


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