I hate it!! I don't know any single soul in Korea who is glad to hear this news, when Korean government decides to increase the subway fare to another 200 won from the current 900 won (less than 10km distance).
I went home on 27th February and didn't realize that the increment of Seoul subway fare has increased since 25th of February cause I just stayed home on the weekend and M.Y. family sent me to the airport.
Right after I reached Incheon Airport, I used the local bus to go to Incheon when I returned to Korea on 5th March and still didn't realize it until after I used the subway. I saw the charge was 1,050won. What happened?
So I thought that there's something wrong with my T-Money card but when M.Y. told me that the petrol price was so high recently, it hit my thinking cap then. Yikes!!
Bad..this is bad.
If you use T-Money card, your basic fare will start with 900 won plus the increased fare of 150 won.
So I guess that they opted for 150 won increment instead of 200 won but still... T_T
Korean government mentioned that Seoul subway fare hasn't been increased since the last four years. Yeah right..duhhh..
What does this mean? Anything else will start to follow suit..increase and increase.
As one Korean citizen aptly said “Everything goes up except for my salary. Do you want me to live or die?”
Just be aware that you might need to bring more cash from home if you plan to travel to Korea this 2012.