When regular Emart combines with Emart Traders, Emart Town is the result. On June 18th, one opened beside Kintex and my coteachers came back with stories of how brilliant it was. I headed along myself to see what all the fuss was about.
Where is it?
This Emart town is in Daewha, Ilsan. It’s next to KINTEX. Honestly, unless you have a car, it can be a bit difficult. It is on the road opposite Hyundai Department Store. It’s very well signposted. If you want to go but don’t have a car, simply get out at Daewha station and get a taxi to Emart Town. It’ll be a 5 minute or so drive.
I believe the 062 bus stops there but cannot be certain.
What can I buy there?
Everything! There is an Emart, an Emart Traders (for Costco style shopping), restaurants, a hairdressers, beauty shops, a pet store, an Electro Mart and possibly many that I’ve forgotten.
I went to the Traders section and was over whelmed by the sheer quantity of products available. I spent about an hour picking up my things but I could easily spend an entire day there.
Random Tip- The green trolleys are for the Traders section and the yellow trolleys are for the regular Emart.
Do I need a membership card or special credit card?
No. The best thing about Emart Town is that you don’t need to be a member at all. You can pay in cash or by card. If you have an Emart points card, you can use it but if you don’t, no problem.
Worth a visit?
Definitely. There are a few things that make it a better shopping experience than Costco;
- The place is HUGE so while there are a lot of people, it doesn’t feel like that.
- No membership card needed.
- Great range of food. In my opinion, better than Costco.
- It has a regular Emart so if you don’t want 5 million of something, you can buy it there.