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  • Mesmerizing Fireworks
  • "Mesmerizing Fireworks!" For the 10th Busan Fireworks Festival held in Gwangalli on Oct. 25. 80,000 fireworks were let off under the theme “New Love for Busan.” To watch the mind-blowing multimedia fireworks that were being showcased, a whopping 1,320,000 spectators gathered together in places including Gwangalli and its vicinity.
  • Busan becomes a global conference hub
  • Busan becomes a global conference hub Three international forums are lined up, making the most of local infrastructure Busan is ramping up to be a hub for MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions). The city has a lineup of huge international events happening throughout the next year, including the ITU (International Telecommunication U...
  • Busan, an epicenter for information technology
  • Busan, an epicenter for information technology The ITU Plenipotentiary Conference kicks off in the city through Nov. 7 ICT heads opted in on the “Busan Declaration,” which presents the roles and direction of the future of ICT under the aim to resolve the ICT gap and push for sustainable growth. Under the declaration, ICT representatives from some ...
  • “Busan is a global ICT hub”
  • Interview with ITU Secretary General Hamadoun Toure “Busan is a global ICT hub” Hamadoun Toure ITU Secretary General “Busan has already risen to be the hub of global Information, Communication Technology (ICT). I am witnessing the global community’s ICT development, dreams and hopes in Busan,” ITU Secretary General Hamadoun Toure said in prais...
  • “Amazing experience in well-organised city for ITU”
  • The ITU Plenipotentiary Conference’s participants from abroad “Amazing experience in well-organised city for ITU” Ngabo Nankonde (Zambia) Zambia ICT Regulator/PR Manager I came to find out about Busan because the city was chosen as the venue for this year’s ITU Conference. The ITU meeting is a very big international event in ICT. This is...
  • City transforms into center for communication
  • City transforms into center for communication Busan to be start, end of undersea Internet cable connecting Asian cities Starting from Busan, the world’s largest “undersea Internet highway” will be built. At the opening ceremony for APG NOC are Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning Choi Yang-hee (third from left), KT CEO Hwang Chang-gyu (f...
  • Governor of Victoria, Australia, visits Busan
  • Governor of Victoria, Australia, visits Busan Discusses expansion of exchanges; marks 20th anniversary of Busan-Victoria sister relations Governor of Victoria, Australia, Alex Chernov (left) and Busan Mayor Suh Byung-soo discuss ways to expand trade between the two cities. In light of the 20th anniversary of Busan Metropolitan City and Victoria,...
  • FSS, city promote Busan to German finance companies
  • FSS, city promote Busan to German finance companies Busan City, together with the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS), hosted the 2014 Busan Financial Hub Conference at the Intercontinental Hotel in Germany on Oct. 21 in an attempt to promote Busan International Finance Center (BIFC) to nine German companies. Investor relations were set up in a bid t...
  • Foreigners in Busan congregate at 2014 Global Gathering!
  • Foreigners in Busan congregate at 2014 Global Gathering! The 2014 Global Gathering took place on Oct. 18 at Dasom Madang, Busan Citizen Park, where foreign residents from diverse cultures and Busan citizens mingled in one setting. Some 30,000 people had a ball at the event. The photo shows foreigners trying on hanbok while visiting the booths.
  • "The 19th BIFF ended with enthusiasm!"
  • "The 19th BIFF ended with enthusiasm!" The 19th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) kicked off on Oct. 2. BIFF screened 312 movies from 79 nations and drew a record number of some 226,000 cinephiles and renowned movie stars.The festival's curtains closed after a 10-day run.
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  • Foreign tourists revel in Busan‘s iconic tourism courses
  • Foreign tourists revel in Busan's iconic tourism courses In Busan, the heat has been taken up a notch due to the 2014 ITU Plenipotentiary Conference, with some 600,000 people expected to come to the city during the event. Dynamic Busan gives an updated look at some of the various tourism courses on offer for visitors In light of hosting the ITU Confe...
  • Dive into Busan’s fun tourism options
  • Dive into Busan’s fun tourism options Busan, with its expansive seaside and splendid night views, is officially an ocean city. But what are some ways to enjoy it to the full? Here’s a heads up: You can take a yacht in the ocean, hop on the Busan City Tour Bus via land, and if there’s still time, jump on an eco-cruiser Are you ready for a spin aroun...
  • City is Korea’s capital of festivals in October
  • City is Korea’s capital of festivals in October Busan is ablaze with fantastic festivals in October. These include Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), which is quickly becoming a global film festival, and the city’s biennale, which showcases global virtuosic art pieces. Dynamic Busan gets you up to date on Busan’s October festivals that are n...
  • Join the City and get immersed in the sea of movies!
  • BIFF all guide Join the City and get immersed in the sea of movies! The Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), a festival groomed to be one of the world’s top five film festivals, is set to open its glorious curtains on Oct. 2. Dynamic Busan gets you up to speed with the festival’s lineup. At Haeundae Beach, during the BIFF, a talk show t...
  • Fall’s a splendid season for shopping and tourism
  • Fall’s a splendid season for shopping and tourism Busan’s biggest shopping and tourism festival, the 2014 Busan Grand Sale, will unfold at a plethora of locations throughout the city from Sept. 12 to Nov. 12. And there will be a slew of fun festivals and exhibitions in store, such as the Busan Biennale, Busan Maru International Music Festival (BMIMF)...
  • Joyful, exciting holiday traditions
  • Joyful, exciting holiday traditions Chuseok, one of Korea’s biggest holidays, is coming Sept. 8. Various locations will host fun-filled events to mark the harvest celebration. Some of the most popular venues are the Busan National Gugak (traditional music) Center and Busan Museum. At Hongbeopsa temple one can experience minsok (folklore) and songpyeon (...
  • Don’t miss the City Tour Bus
  • Don’t miss the City Tour Bus The Busan City Tour Bus is going through an evolution. It allows tourists to view the precious attractions of Busan in a more convenient way. New courses have begun operating since July 10 that cater to tourists, who can now visit the newly opened Busan Port Bridge as well as Korea’s biggest urban park, Busan Citizen Park...
  • Festival season in full swing throughout the summer
  • Festival season in full swing throughout the summer Summer in Busan, Korea’s biggest summer vacation spot, is filled with festivals and unique experience events. In August, the pinnacle of the hot summer, the Busan Sea Festival and Busan International Rock and Magic Festivals are held, providing a huge array of entertainment for visitors and residents ...
  • Summer in Busan Enjoy summer vacation in Busan 3. Beachside...
  • Summer in Busan Enjoy summer vacation in Busan 3. Beachside street performances Time’s right for singin’, playin’, dancin’ in the street Summer nights in Busan are filled with special performances at the beach. Exotic Gwangalli Beach will have street performances on its beachside road throughout July and August. Haeundae Beach will set up stag...
  • A water-sports Shangri-la
  • Summer in Busan 2. Marine Sports A water-sports Shangri-la It is heart-stopping and thrilling just to see windsurfers gliding across the blue sea. Busan, a mecca for marine sports, is a paradise for residents and foreigners alike who love being in or on the water. Pick and choose from a wide variety of marine sports activities at many locations and...
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  • Sip the afternoon away on Jeonpo Cafe Street
  • Delectable Busan: Hot places recommended by cool Busan bloggers Sip the afternoon away on Jeonpo Cafe Street A hot cup of coffee seems almost irresistible during autumn in Busan when leaves are falling on the sidewalk. If you are a tourist visiting the city this season, enjoy a cup of coffee in the alley that stretches from Seomyeon to Jeonpo in Busanj...
  • Hotel News
  • Hotel News Affordable luxury at Centum Centum Hotel A practical “Smart Package” is offered where one can use the hotel at an affordable price. The package includes one night in a deluxe room and sauna passes for two or a breakfast buffet for two at the Mariage Restaurant. For package users, CINE de Chef Centum City vouchers are offered on a first-...
  • Delectable Busan: Savor draft beer while exploring the city
  • Delectable Busan: Savor draft beer while exploring the city Fight off travel fatigue with flavorful tap beer Beer is a no-frills, simple drink that anyone can enjoy. While traveling, more often than not one really craves a cool glass of beer. Dynamic Busan gets you up to speed on the draft beer bars anyone can experience in the city - Galmegi Brewi...
  • Hotel News
  • Hotel News Celebrities inspire hotel package Haeundae Grand Hotel The “Star House Package,” at Haeundae Grand Hotel, where celebrities of the 19th Busan International Film Festival stayed, is being offered until the end of December. One night at the A-type Deluxe Room with an ocean view is 200,000 won ($187), while with a city view it is 170,000 won...
  • The city brims with festivals in fall
  • The city brims with festivals in fall In October, Busan is packed with festivals The events on offer range from small gu (district) and gun (county) festivals to mega festivals like Busan International Film Festival (BIFF). It seems that these types of events kick off every weekend, with diverse themes ranging from Busan Jagalchi Market to Dongnaeeupse...
  • Restaurants near the film and fireworks festivals
  • Restaurants near the film and fireworks festivals Relish fresh raw fish and enjoy exotic cafes Once you have feasted on fun festivals, it’s time to appease that growling stomach. Dynamic Busan has the scoop on terrific restaurants near the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) and Busan Fireworks Festival sites. Millak Raw Fish Center ...
  • Delicacies of Busan - Awesome eateries around BIFF screenin...
  • Delicacies of Busan - Awesome eateries around BIFF screening theaters Raw fish and bulgogi : Delectable festival eats Visitors to the Busan International Film Festival will not be disappointed with the wide array of dishes in the surrounding area, ranging from raw fish, bulgogi (barbecued beef) and Italian dishes. Don’t miss a bite with Dynamic Bu...
  • Hotel News
  • Hotel News Dim sum dish offered at Westin Chosun Busan. Ready for fall’s flavors Westin Chosun Busan The hotel’s buffet restaurant Camellia will host a Chinese dish promotion through Oct. 31.Featured dishes include chili abalone, which incorporates chili sauce and the fall’s seasonable ingredient, abalone. Cordyceps militaris soft tofu soup,...
  • Delicacies of Busan. Gourme steak and wine
  • Delicacies of Busan. Gourme steak and wine Medium rare, please, and a fab Cabernet When one samples global foods in Busan, if it is not to be Korean food, isn’t steak the safest bet? Dynamic Busan introduces some steak and wine restaurants that are catching on. Foreign patrons enjoy wine and steak at Cabinet. Orchestra Restaurant Orche...
  • Hotel News
  • Hotel News Colorful cuisine Haeundae Grand Hotel Blueberry salad at the Grand Hotel. During September, there will be a color food promotion at Tiffany buffet restaurant. Dishes include grilled long Chinese yam, squash roll wrapped with nuts and cheese, fried eggplant stuffed with pork, blueberry salad and octopus salad. The buffet price is 5...
life
  • Residents from overseas learn to make kimchi
  • Residents from overseas learn to make kimchi Hands-on class runs Nov. 6-7 on behalf of Busan’s foreign residents The kimchi-making class offers a chance to make Korea’s iconic fermented food, kimchi. An event is slated to take place where people can learn to make kimchi, Korea’s iconic fermented food. The Agricultural Technology Center of Bu...
  • Filmmaking contest aims to promote Busan
  • Filmmaking contest aims to promote Busan Foreigners, citizens can enter Busan’s Digital Video Contents Contest Any citizen or foreigner can join the video-making contest. Sign up by Oct. 28. Busan Metropolitan City is running the 13th Busan Metropolitan City Digital Video Contents Contest in a bid to promote the Korean port city. People can...
  • My Opinion / Global Gathering: A gate to the world’s natio...
  • My Opinion Global Gathering: A gate to the world’s nations “Walking along the booths and watching the efforts and excitement of all these citizens of the world, made me appreciate even more those who try to share their culture with others” Last Saturday was the day of Global Gathering at Busan Citizen Park, but efforts and planning for t...
  • Busan Bank now has discounts on exchange fees
  • Busan Bank now has discounts on exchange fees Busan Bank is offering discounts of up to 90 percent on fees for currency exchange or money transfers through Nov. 28. This event is to mark the bank’s headquarters and different departments moving to Munhyeon Finance Center Complex. The headquarters were previously located in Beomil-dong and different d...
  • Dynamic Busan will set up at Global Gathering
  • Dynamic Busan will set up at Global Gathering Magazine’s booth will be packed with lots of useful info, events and gifts Dynamic Busan will set up a booth at Dasom Madang in Busan Citizen Park for Global Gathering on Oct. 18. Foreigners visiting the booth will receive foreign-language newspapers and gifts. Dynamic Busan will set up a booth at Daso...
  • My Opinion / My heart aches for Busan; 101 things I miss ab...
  • My Opinion My heart aches for Busan; 101 things I miss about Busan I knew that some day I would miss Busan, but I never thought I would miss it as much as I do now. They say you don’t realize how good something is until it is gone. Now that I have been away from Busan for nearly a year, after having lived there for 12, it has made me aware of ...
  • Busan-Danang(Vietnam) flights to launch
  • Busan-Danang(Vietnam) flights to launch Busan-based budget carrier Air Busan will kick off regular flights between Busan and Danang, Vietnam, for the first time, starting next April 9. The flight will leave Busan around 9 p.m. twice weekly on Thursday and Sunday and will take about five hours. The Busan-Danang route, ever since Air Busan’s irregular...
  • History of Goguryeo, Balhae
  • History of Goguryeo, Balhae Busan Museum hosts “The Culture of the Russian Primorye from Antiquity to Modernity.” In one site, you can take in the history and culture of Goguryeo (37 B.C.-668 A.D.) and Balhae (698-926). As part of the 2014 international exchange exhibitions, Busan Museum will host “The Culture of the Russian Primorye from Ant...
  • BIFS holds open house Oct. 28
  • BIFS holds open house Oct. 28 Busan International Foreign School (BIFS) is to host an open house at its Elementary Hall at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 28. The event will start with the “Welcome to BIFS” meet and greet from 9:30 a.m.-10 a.m. A campus tour will follow from 10 a.m. for 45 minutes. At 11:30 a.m. there will be a question-and-answer session regardi...
  • Tips on getting around
  • Tips on getting around Traveling Busan is easy on the City Tour Bus and Metro There are many useful tools such as the Busan City Tour Bus and the one-day Metro pass. Also, when in need of interpretation, call 1330. City Tour Bus makes tourism easy Busan City Tour Bus is Busan’s landmark tourism product as one ticket alone will allow vi...
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  • Wide Busan / ‘Turn Toward Busan’ on Nov. 11
  • Wide Busan / ‘Turn Toward Busan’ on Nov. 11 A record-breaking moment of silence Busan invites 100,000 people to join in an online commemoration campaign on Oct. 30 with an aim to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records In light of the 69th UN Day, on Oct. 24, a commemoration ceremony was held at Busan UN Memorial Cemetery to pay tribute...
  • Wide Busan / UN Memorial Cemetery
  • Wide Busan UN Memorial Cemetery ‘Peace mecca’ Busan evokes spirit of UN World’s one and only UN Memorial Cemetery celebrates UN Day on Oct. 24. On the day, throngs of Koreans and tourists visit to deliver gratitude to the soldiers who gave their lives for the sake of peace and freedom Foreign soldiers who fought in the 1950-53 Korean War are ...
  • A complete guide to shopping in Busan
  • A complete guide to shopping in Busan Best places to buy presents in the city In “shoppers’ paradise” Busan, diverse goods can be bought at the world’s largest department store, traditional markets and specialty markets. Photo shows Lotte Department Store Gwangbok Branch. Any tourist will look for a place to purchase presents for family a...
  • Summer nights in Busan - 5. Busan Citizen Park & Song Sang-...
  • Summer nights in Busan - 5. Busan Citizen Park & Song Sang-hyeon Plaza Enjoy a refreshing oasis in an urban jungle Busan Citizen Park and Song Sang-hyeon Plaza are catching on as a new relaxation spot. Photo shows Busan Citizen Park pavilion fountain shows. Cozy vibes, nightly romance abound at Busan parks. When one needs a break from late sum...
  • Outing to Bupyeong Kkangtong (tin can) Night Market
  • Summer Nights in Busan - 4. Outing to Bupyeong Kkangtong (tin can) Night Market Taste some of the city’s best nightlife Bupyeong Kkangtong Night Market, with its origin as quirky as its ambience, keeps drawing people lured by local and exotic foods as well as live performances. It is bustling with life. Tourists sample diverse foods at Bup...
  • Summer Nights in Busan - 3. Gwangalli-Waterfront Park-Onch...
  • Summer Nights in Busan - 3. Gwangalli-Waterfront Park-Onchen Stream stroll Beat the heat with a walk on the mild side Waterfront Park Promenade just the ticket for those unbearable tropical nights The Waterfront Park Promenade that connects Gwangalli, Millak Waterfront Park and Ohchen Stream feels as cool as a refrigerator. Photo shows Millak W...
  • Exciting summer in Busan - 2. Street performances at Gwang...
  • Exciting summer in Busan - 2. Street performances at Gwangalli Beach All, except cars, welcome at culture fest Vehicles forbidden on beachside road where bands, magicians and dancers perform. Admire the entertainment while reveling in the cool sea breeze that blows away the summer heat. Busan’s beaches will be filled with street performan...
  • Summer nights in Busan 1. Dalmaji Hill moonlight promenade
  • Summer nights in Busan 1. Dalmaji Hill moonlight promenade Rise above the heat with a hillside stroll Dynamic Busan has prepared a new series entitled, “Summer nights in Busan.” We introduce places where one can forget the heat and admire the night view of Busan with families and loved ones. The series takes readers to Dalmaji Hill, Gwangalli beachs...
  • Global Spot - 4. UN Memorial Cemetery in Korea
  • Global Spot - 4. UN Memorial Cemetery in Korea A place of past remembrance, future hope In 2006, a memorial was erected that bears the names of UN soldiers who died during the Korean War. On the memorial is written, “We inscribe your names in our land with appreciation. We engrave your names in our hearts with love.” War veterans from around...
  • Wide Angle - 4. Song Sang-hyeon Plaza
  • Wide Angle - 4. Song Sang-hyeon Plaza A vibrant, restful oasis in heart of the city With the opening of the Song Sang-hyeon Plaza, Busan has joined the ranks of some of the world’s most iconic cities known for huge urban plazas beloved by citizens and visitors alike. Busan City expects that Song Sang-hyeon Plaza, along with Busan Citizen Park...