It is only 4pm in Incheon, but the setting sun is already casting a golden glow as our water taxi slices through the man-made waterway in Songdo Central Park.
The autumn air is crisp, the sky a captivating azure, and skyscrapers gleam on the horizon. Families are strolling about with their young children and pet dogs, while couples are cruising in crescent-shaped motorboats.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 30, 2021, with the headline Seoul searching. Subscribe