By Jen Chae, Special Events Chair

The annual SIWA & Diplomatic Community Bazaar is the largest international fundraising event in Seoul.  Since its launch, the bazaar has helped raise more than 2 billion won for worthy South Korean charities. On November 13, embassies from over 30 nations, expat clubs, charities, vendor partners, local and international sponsors and countless volunteers will come together at the Lotte Hotel to sell unique products, foods and crafts from around the world.  You can shop, eat, enjoy cultural performances – or even win a valuable prize.

Yoo Jin Kwon (SIWA Bazaar Manager), Amy Lee (VP Fundraising) and I invite you to SIWA’s 55th annual bazaar, the leading opportunity for the expat community and Korean nationals to meet and mingle, while shopping for a good cause.

Volunteers from SIWA will sell raffle tickets, guide visitors and help the embassies and clubs with logistics. All of these efforts combine for one purpose and goal: to meet the needs of those less fortunate and to make Korea a better place for both native Koreans and foreign expats alike.

We’re still looking for a few good volunteers to help make the bazaar even more of a success! If you’d like to contribute or volunteer at the event, please fill out the form at

We look forward to seeing you on Nov. 13! #‎SIWAbazaar2017‬

SIWA & Diplomatic Community Bazaar

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, November 13

Lotte Hotel Seoul

2F, Crystal Ballroom, 

30 Eulji-ro (Subway line 2, Euljiro-1,  Exit: 8, 1-minute walk)

Jung-gu, Seoul

Ph. 82-2-771-1000