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  • Summer fests turn up the heat in Busan
  • Summer fests turn up the heat in Busan The photo shows a collaboration performance combining DJing and hip-hop dance at the Busan Sea Festival. The most fun time at the beach is upon us! Korea's biggest summer bash, the "Busan Sea Festival," kicks off at the beginning of August. Under the slogan "Into the Sea of the Festival," this year's fest start...
  • Beach parks even more fun in the summertime
  • Beach parks even more fun in the summertime Gwangalli Beach banishes cars on weekend nights to crank up the enjoyment A car-free zone is set up on Gwangalli Beach Road every weekend night in the summer. In the photo, taken on the first weekend of July, a dance team shows off what they got in front of citizens out on the street. Gwangalli Beach tur...
  • Standing in the streets at night, fell in love beneath the...
  • Review> Standing in the streets at night, fell in love beneath the stars Unlike my hometown, where the ocean was hard to come across, Busan has a very charming natural environment. In particular, in summer, when I'm at the beach, nice breezes and the sounds of the churning waves make me forget about the heat. Among all the beaches in Busan, my favor...
  • First Korean elected as head of the IMO
  • First Korean elected as head of the IMO Busan Port Authority (BPA) President Lim Ki-tack was elected as secretary general of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The IMO is a United Nations agency that focuses on shipping policies and marine safety. Lim is the first Korean to take such a position. This marks as an exceptional feat beca...
  • Snap away at Busan's charms
  • Snap away at Busan's charms Last year's grand prize winner, Kim Hong-cheol's "Sailing." Through July 28, Busan Metropolitan City and the Photo Artist Society of Korea Busan Branch (PASKBS) are hosting a photography contest in a bid to promote the city as a beautiful tourism destination. Anybody can enter the contest, regardless of nationality or pla...
  • Watch films under the stars
  • Watch films under the stars Busan Cinema Center presents Charlie Chaplin's films as well as music concerts out in the open. Busan Cinema Center is set to resume its outdoor movie screening program that was on hold in June. Every Wednesday evening at 8 p.m., classic movies are shown on a colossal screen at the outdoor theater under a big roof. As i...
  • Let's spin around Busan on a special yacht!
  • Let's spin around Busan on a special yacht! In the photograph, kayakers gear up in the Busan Yachting Center locaeted near Marine City. As the summer days are getting sultry, how about going for a spin around Busan on a cool boat? A yacht tour is emerging as a new "it" tourism trend in Busan. The city is morphing into a mecca for the MICE (meetings...
  • Call in for MERS inquiries
  • Call in for MERS inquiries 24-hour MERS hotline service offered for foreigners in Busan Busan City runs a hotline to receive MERS-related inquiries and reports. Pictured above are people consulting about symptoms at the entrance of Dong-A University Hospital. The city is making all-out efforts to halt further spread of Middle East Respiratory Syn...
  • What are MERS and its symptoms?
  • What are MERS and its symptoms? Middle East respiratory syndrome is an illness caused by a virus called Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). MERS has been linked to countries in and around the Arabian Peninsula. Once patients are infected, they can exhibit symptoms such as heavy breathing and coughing with a fever over 38 degrees...
  • Experience Busan's signature products
  • Experience Busan's signature products Sales hall for local products opens at major duty-free shop Local companies set up shop at a duty-free store to sell their signature products to international tourists. The photo on the left shows the sales hall in the basement of Shinsegae Duty-Free Shop and the right one shows some of the items on display. ...
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  • Fierce summer festivals are kicked into high gear!
  • Exciting Summer in the City Fierce summer festivals are kicked into high gear! "Sea of festivals that will wash away the heat!" ■ Busan Sea Festival (Aug. 1-8) The Busan Sea Festival made its debut in 1996 and is now in its 20th year, becoming one of Korea's major summer soirees. The festival revelers are in for a pleasant surprise as ...
  • Feel the rock spirit, feel the heat!
  • "Feel the rock spirit, feel the heat!" ■ Busan Rock Festival (Aug. 7-9) If you are stuck wondering how to deal with the oppressive heat this summer, visiting a rock festival may be a good idea. For a while now it's been a trend for many young people to attend a rock festival in lieu of taking a summer vacation. In particular, the "Busan Rock Fes...
  • Expat DJs will knock you out with their awesome skills!
  • "Expat DJs will knock you out with their awesome skills!" ■ BeFM DJ Contest (Aug. 1) Another must-visit festival is a DJ contest where Busan-dwelling foreigners will battle against one another on their DJing skills. To kick-start the Busan Sea Festival, the BeFM DJ Contest, hosted by Busan eFM, will be held on Aug. 1 from 7 p.m. till 10 p.m. on th...
  • Exhilarating, luxurious yacht tours will blow you away
  • Exciting Summer in the City Exhilarating, luxurious yacht tours will blow you away Yacht tours are catching on among Busan citizens and tourists alike as they can glimpse the city’s major landmarks in one trip. In the photograph, Yacht B passes by Gwangan Bridge. The photo shows passengers basking in the sunset on a yacht. Take a romantic t...
  • Sail around Busan on a colossal yacht
  • Sail around Busan on a colossal yacht ■ Diamond Bay Revel in Busan's mind-blowing scenery on a mega-sized yacht. Samjoo Corporation has been running the gigantic Midas 720 and Midas 722 since it opened Diamond Bay Dock at the cruise terminal in Yongho-dong, Nam-gu (district), last November. Midas 720 is a behemoth of a yacht at 72 feet in length. ...
  • Nonstop fun, from sports to nighttime views
  • Nonstop fun, from sports to nighttime views ■ The Bay 101 The Bay 101 operates diverse programs such as jet skis, along with tour programs. The Bay 101 Yacht Club, located at the entrance of Dongbaek Island, is all the rage now even though it just opened. This is especially true since the nighttime view of the yacht club went viral on the Interne...
  • Looking back at 200 issues of Dynamic Busan
  • Looking back at 200 issues of Dynamic Busan >>> >>> >>> "If I were an expat, how could I get the newest and hottest information about Busan?" Busan City's English-language newspaper started with the above question in mind. We put ourselves in the shoes of foreigners either living in or visiting Busan. On the back of its ever-rising global s...
  • Celebratory messages on Facebook for Dynamic Busan's 200th ...
  • Celebratory messages on Facebook for Dynamic Busan's 200th issue - Sue Wiid (South Africa) Congratulations on the publication of your 200th issue of Dynamic Busan! My school subscribes to the paper and I really enjoy taking some time to read through the paper and to see what is happening in Busan. All the sections are very informative and I love a...
  • Congratulatory MESSAGE / "Dynamic Busan, an oasis for expat...
  • Congratulatory MESSAGE "Dynamic Busan, an oasis for expat news" Kevin Baker (Head of Busan International Foreign School) Congratulations to the entire staff of "Dynamic Busan" on this milestone achievement with their 200th edition! What an amazing accomplishment! Bravo! Dynamic Busan is a tremendous resource of valuable information that is not...
  • The bigger, the better: How to capitalize on Busan's improv...
  • The bigger, the better: How to capitalize on Busan's improved beaches The city's beaches have been remodeled with wider sandy areas and newer amenities. Haeundae and Songjeong will officially open on June 1 while Gwangalli will open on July 1. The photo on the left shows Haeundae Beach in early summer. In the photos on the right, sun worshippers pose...
food
  • Relish exotic food without leaving the city
  • DELECTABLE BUSAN: Global cuisine restaurants Relish exotic food without leaving the city When you're in the mood for global food, don't miss these local restaurants In many corners of the city, restaurants are sprouting up, specializing cuisine from different parts of the world. Pictured above is Papas Taco House. The eatery does Tex-Mex style food ...
  • Dine in style in the Marine City area
  • DELECTABLE BUSAN: Marine City Dine in style in the Marine City area Make the most of the amazing views at these stylish establishments Restaurants located near Marine City offer sweeping views of the ocean and Gwangan Bridge. For this reason, they are popular among families and couples looking for a divine dining experience. Pictured above is a cou...
  • Enjoy summer nights with a glass of beer
  • - Delectable Busan: Beer pubs Enjoy summer nights with a glass of beer Make the most of the beer trend sweeping the nation this season As more people have become beer enthusiasts, some of the city's best expat haunts are becoming immensely popular. Above is Haeundae's Wolfhound, where customers pictured are smiling. It's hard not to think ab...
  • Special restaurants with a nighttime view
  • TASTY ROAD IN BUSAN: Beach-front restaurants Special restaurants with a nighttime view Spend a starry evening eating delicious food while overlooking the sea Patrons can enjoy wining and dining at beach-front restaurants with a great ambience. In the photo, diners toast at Les Planches, a joint in Songjeong known for its terrific atmosphere. A...
  • Sweet, savory meat pulls in hungry visitors
  • BUSAN’S SIGNATURE FOOD Ⅱ: Galbi (rib) Sweet, savory meat pulls in hungry visitors Feeling a little peckish? A flavorful rib dish will hit the spot! Some of the most popular eateries in the city specialize in marinated pork ribs. Pictured above are customers enjoying dinner at Eunha Galbi located in Choryang-dong. Marinated galbi is one of ...
  • Pork galbi is just as good as steak
  • ■ Foodie's review "Pork galbi is just as good as steak" I have been living in Busan for a few years now, and mostly I’m happy with the cuisine that it offers. Korean food in general is healthier than American food. I like most of the typical Korean menu, such as bibimbap (rice with mixed vegetables), naengmyeon (cold noodles), doenjang jjigae (bea...
  • Enjoy a scrumptious soup with savory pork
  • BUSAN’S SIGNATURE FOOD Ⅰ: Dwaeji gukbap (pork and rice soup) Enjoy a scrumptious soup with savory pork Feeling a little peckish? The city’s unique soup will hit the spot! Busan is known as the birth place of dwaeji gukbap (pork and rice soup). The soup is adored by everyone thanks to its mild but terrific taste. Famed dwaeji gukbap joints are...
  • Foodie's review : Get energized by eating dwaeji gukbap
  • Foodie's review Get energized by eating dwaeji gukbap Growing up, I always loved my mother’s comfort food: Irish stew, turkey soup, fish chowder and chili. Whenever I wasn’t feeling very well, my mother’s comfort food and a little rest would get me back to normal in no time. If you aren’t into cooking, like myself, you’ll have to find Korean e...
  • Delectable Busan: Recommended eateries for IDB-IIC Annual M...
  • Delectable Busan: Recommended eateries for IDB-IIC Annual Meeting participants Don’t miss out on tasting Busan’s best dishes Check out these great restaurants near the IDB-IIC meeting venue Bulgogi Brothers Bulgogi Promotion set served at Bulgogi Brothers. Bulgogi is a dish created by marinating thinly sliced beef in a sweet sauce made of ...
  • Delectable Busan: Korean table d'hote restaurants
  • Delectable Busan: Korean table d'hote restaurants Hanjeongsik joints encapsulate Korean culture Trying another country's cuisine is a good way to experience that culture. If you want to truly indulge in Korea, why not sample its fare at its best? Dynamic Busan guides you through some of the city's best traditional hanjeongsik (Korean table d'hote) eate...
life
  • OPINION / Busan and Hamburg - same but different
  • OPINION Busan and Hamburg - same but different I am participating in the K2H (Korea Heart to Heart) program run by the Korean Government. Every year the Korean Government invites public officials from all over the world to work in Korea for half a year and get to learn about the Korean administration structure, Korean culture and the Korean langua...
  • For Your Information / Wanna try playing janggu?
  • For Your Information Wanna try playing janggu? Channel your inner Mozart at BNGC Foreigners learn how to play janggu at Busan National Gugak Center. What's more intriguing than listening to Korean traditional music? That's right, actually playing it yourself. Classes for gugak or Korean traditional music are open to foreigners, for those who ar...
  • For Your Information / Take a plunge this summer
  • For Your Information Take a plunge this summer Outdoor pool opens at Hwamyeong Park The outdoor swimming pool with fun rides at Hwamyeong Eco-Park is open through Aug. 30. Taking a dip at an outdoor swimming pool in an urban park sounds like a great idea as the temperature starts to shoot up in summer. Hwamyeong Ecological Park runs its publi...
  • -Hotel News
  • -Hotel News Skip cash with Vacance Credit Paradise Hotel Busan For the upcoming summer vacation season, the hotel is launching its "Vacance Credit Package," where guests can indulge in various services without having to use cash within the hotel. Via Vacance Credit, the hotel extends credit to customers, which they can use for internal amenities and ...
  • OPINION / Walking alongside Nakdong River
  • OPINION Walking alongside Nakdong River The Nakdong riverside is perfect for taking a walk. In particular, the locale features a hypnotic sunset over the scenic river. The photograph was taken by our foreign reporter Liezel. When I arrived in Busan three years ago, I already went to different places and enjoyed the views so much. Every season has...
  • For Your Information / Free medical consultations
  • For Your Information Free medical consultations Center offers checkups for foreigners Busan-residing foreign workers can get free health exams and consultations at Busan Workers Health Center, in Gamjeon-dong. If you are a foreign worker in Busan, you can get a free medical checkup. Busan Workers Health Center opened in the basement and the f...
  • For Your Information / BeFM to hold English debate
  • For Your Information BeFM to hold English debate Local middle school students can join Busan English Broadcasting (BeFM) is looking for middle school students to enter The Fifth BeFM Youth English Debating Championship (BEDC). Eligible candidates include middle school students in Busan, Ulsan and Gyeongnam. Foreign middle school students living i...
  • -Hotel News
  • -Hotel News VIP service all day long Paradise Hotel Busan Through July 16, the "Hot Deal Lounge Package" will be offered, where customers can indulge in services at the hotel's private, exclusive lounge. The package users can relax at the Ocean Spa and Pool that overlooks Haeundae's ocean. At the private lounge on the first floor of the new wing, cu...
  • Opinion / Building bucket lists in ‘Dynamic Busan’
  • OPINION Building bucket lists in ‘Dynamic Busan’ "Dynamic Busan," a fitting slogan for a city that has it all - sprawling beaches, mountains erupting from the midst of the city, countless and growing offerings of ultra-modern architectural marvels and plenty of festivals and cultural focal points to keep you discovering new and exciting things e...
  • For Your Information / Free programs for families
  • For Your Information Free programs for families The Geumnyeonsan Youth Center is holding a Family Experience Event every third Sunday of each month from April through August this year. You can join the program on June 21, July 19 and Aug. 16. The event is held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Anyone can participate in and enjoy the following programs: as...
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  • City's square offers a cool summer retreat
  • OPEN SPACE FOR SUMMER: Song Sang-hyeon Square City's square offers a cool summer retreat Since opening a year ago, the park has blossomed into a hub of culture and relaxation Dynamic Busan is compiling a list of the city's special outdoor spaces where we can take in cool breezes and nighttime air in the sultry weather. For the second episode, we introd...
  • Urban sanctuary comes alive every weekend
  • Urban sanctuary comes alive every weekend Summertime in Song Sang-hyeon Square lights up with romance and fun. It's because a flea market opens every weekend and busking performances amuse visitors. From 4 p.m. every Saturday, the flea market is set up on the street, selling and buying odds and ends. Anybody can freely sell their own crafts or s...
  • OPEN SPACE FOR SUMMER: Busan Citizens Park
  • OPEN SPACE FOR SUMMER: Busan Citizens Park Outdoor oasis offers an urban sanctuary Since opening a year ago, the park has blossomed into a hub of culture and relaxation As we are headed for the onslaught of summer, Dynamic Busan would like to introduce outdoor places where people can seek a respite from the unrelenting heat. First off is Busan Citiz...
  • Busan Citizens Park / Get the most out of your visit
  • Busan Citizens Park Get the most out of your visit With lush forests and artificial lakes, Busan Citizens Park offers a sanctuary. Families and friends can walk on the bridge above the artificial lake in the park. Busan Citizens Park offers tons of things to see as well as a shelter for relaxation. The park welcomes visitors for taking a stroll and...
  • WIDE BUSAN: Sea Walkway in Songdo Beach
  • WIDE BUSAN: Sea Walkway in Songdo Beach Walk on water at beach's landmark New pathway over the ocean impresses at Songdo Beach There is a place in Busan touted as Asia's answer to Naples, as well as being Korea's first public beach. It is none other than Songdo Beach. While it created a lot of buzz when it first adopted Korea's first ocean ...
  • The longest bridge above the sea
  • The longest bridge above the sea The Sea Walkway in Songdo Beach, which opened in June, is becoming a new must-see sight. Visitors peer into the sea through the glass panel and snap selfies against the ocean. Presently, a 104-meter section has been completed from Geobuk Island to the lighthouse. Another 192-meter section will be finished by the ...
  • Look down on Busan from the 63rd floor!
  • WIDE BUSAN: BIFC Observatory Look down on Busan from the 63rd floor! Thrilling views of the city can be enjoyed from the year-old Busan International Finance Center Busan International Finance Center (BIFC) temporarily opens its 63rd floor as an observatory to the public every Saturday. The top photo shows a view overlooking Yeongdo and Taejongd...
  • Busan's scenery mesmerizes children and adults
  • Busan's scenery mesmerizes children and adults Visitors to the BIFC observatory lose track of time while beholding the view of the city. "My hometown has changed so much for the better when I look at it from here. It's incredible!" remarked Kim Dong-yeong, an older citizen who came to the observatory with his wife. He seemed to be nostalgic as he we...
  • Korea’s answer to Greece’s Santorini
  • WIDE BUSAN: Gamcheon Culture Village Korea’s answer to Greece’s Santorini Gamcheon Culture Village is nicknamed “Korea’s Santoroni” or “Lego Village” Gamcheon Culture Village is a famed spot in Busan as it has Bohemian mural alleys. Tens of thousands of tourists and photographers visit the place. Last year alone, some 800,000 tourists c...
  • Gamcheon Village Tour 101
  • Gamcheon Village Tour 101 A girl poses next to the art piece in the photo. It is best to tackle one alley at a time by following the map of the town because it is easy to get lost in the maze-like neighborhood. First off, purchase a map at the information center Haneul Maru (Observatory Information) and take a look at the route. The map will guide ...