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  • 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. ...
  • AD Stars 2015 seeks volunteers
  • AD Stars 2015 seeks volunteers Busan AD Stars 2015 is accepting applications for volunteers to help with the event operation and translation by July 7. The photo shows a volunteer addressing the viewers at last year's event. The AD Stars Organizing Committee is looking for volunteers for AD Stars 2015. People older than 18, including Korean colleg...
  • Exhibition 'Art from Germany' comes to town
  • Exhibition 'Art from Germany' comes to town German artist Matthias Hoch's work "Dresden Mitte," which is being featured at the Busan Museum of Art. An exhibit is happening in Busan, where one can catch a glimpse of contemporary German art. Through July 12, the Busan Museum of Art presents "Traveling the World - Art from Germany," featuring some 300...
  • Dynamic Busan hits 200th issue.
  • Dynamic Busan hits 200th issue. Dynamic Busan, the only English-language newspaper published by Busan Metropolitan City, will hit its 200th issue this month. The newspaper, which is almost 10 years old, was created to promote Busan internationally in light of the city hosting the APEC Summit in 2005. Targeting foreigners in Busan, the paper intr...
  • Busan emerges as a cruise hub
  • Busan emerges as a cruise hub A new, large-scale international ferry terminal opens in August World-class, mega-size cruise ships line up to dock at Busan Port where a new international ferry terminal will open. Pictured above are tourists getting out of the ship. Korea's second-largest city is rising to be an international cruise destination. More...
  • Fall for Korea's traditional music
  • Fall for Korea's traditional music A poster of "Beautiful Korea," which will showcase "Arirang," a fan dance and so on. Have you heard Jongmyo Jeryeak, or royal ancestral shrine music? You can take up the opportunity to witness traditional Korean music and dance in Busan. The Busan National Gukak Center, Yejidang, is showcasing "Beautiful Korea,...
  • Check out Art Market’s adorable crafts
  • Check out Art Market’s adorable crafts At many places such as Busan Citizens Park, locals and tourists are drawn to whimsical markets that sell artwork and other craft pieces. The photo shows Busan Citizens Park Art Market, which opens every Saturday afternoon. Various kinds of artworks will be on offer at art markets held in Busan Citizens Park, S...
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  • 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...
  • Seek summer romance at a transformed Gwangalli
  • Seek summer romance at a transformed Gwangalli ■ Gwangalli Beach Tourists chill under a reed parasol that has been installed on Gwangalli Beach. Gwangalli, together with Haeundae, is a true gem of a beach, representing the city's youthful and modern seaside culture. It always bustles with local tourists and foreigners as myriads of pubs and c...
  • A cozy beach where the clear ocean meets nature
  • A cozy beach where the clear ocean meets nature ■ Songjeong Beach Songjeong's soft sand and optimal waves draw in many surfers. Pictured above is a surfer riding a wave. Visitors can stumble upon the sprawling Songjeong Beach after passing Haewoljeong (pavilion) and cherry blossom road along Dalmaji (moon-greeting) Road. If you want to avoi...
  • Busan is the only place where you can have this much fun!
  • Busan is the only place where you can have this much fun! See sand artworks and build some yourself ■ Haeundae Sand Festival From the end of May till early June, a slew of offbeat festivals will kick off so that citizens and tourists can revel in diverse entertainment and take part in activities. The photo on the left shows Haeundae Sand Festiva...
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...
  • Hotel News
  • - Hotel News Traditional restaurant to reopen Westin Chosun Busan The hotel's 25-year-old hansikdang (Korean restaurant) Sheobul will reopen after renovation. To celebrate, it will offer free vouchers to hotel customers through to the end of June. The upscale eatery features a modern take on hansik (Korean food) by incorporating fusion hansik cooking...
life
  • 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...
  • For Your Information / Sing with multicultural families
  • For Your Information Sing with multicultural families Radio station hosts choir competition The photo shows last year’s BeFM Multicultural Children’s Choir Contest. The Busan English Broadcasting Station will host the second BeFM Multicultural Children’s Choir Contest on Saturday July 4 at 2 p.m. at Busan Cultural Center. The station, which ...
  • -Hotel News
  • -Hotel News Hotel offers summer package - Haeundae Grand Hotel Beat the summer beach crowd by signing up for the hotel’s "Early Summer Package." The promotion, which is good through July 23, comes in three types. Type A includes one night in a deluxe room, access to the swimming pool and the suntan zone, two draft beers and fish and chips. Type B user...
  • Opinion / Student thrives in Busan by learning Korean
  • OPINION Student thrives in Busan by learning Korean My name is Ayman Turk and I was born and raised in Lebanon. "How did you end up half way across the world," one might ask. My answer is simple: A thirst for knowledge. My story began when I came across a scholarship opportunity from Korea. After rigorous selection stages, I was lucky to be one o...
  • Getting a job visa is extra easy
  • For Your Information Getting a job visa is extra easy Regulations relaxed for foreign students Foreign students attend a class at a university in Korea. Foreigners who obtain a bachelor’s degree from a Korean university will be able to get a job visa such as an E-7 or D-10 visa regardless of their major. Some strict criteria for a job-seeking...
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  • 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 ...
  • WIDE BUSAN: Busan Lotus Lantern Festival
  • WIDE BUSAN: Busan Lotus Lantern Festival Lantern lights offer visitors a visual feast Busan Lotus Lantern Festival is held May 1 to 25 at various temples and popular sites Buddha's Birthday is a major religious holiday in Korea on which Buddhism's largest festival begins. Buddha's Birthday is originally April 8 on the lunar calendar, but falls ...
  • Samkwangsa Temple: A beauty recognized by foreign media
  • Samkwangsa Temple: A beauty recognized by foreign media Samkwangsa Temple, nestled in the middle of Mount Baekyang, in the city center, is a must-see during the festival. People are taking selfies under the lanterns. The whole site is illuminated with some 40,000 lotus-shaped lanterns. The temple also holds significance in Korea's Buddhist...