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  • “Spring has already come!”
  • “Spring has already come!” Spring has sprung in every nook in Busan. Pictured above are citizens taking pictures under cherry blossom trees and greeting the spring at Samnak Riverside Park. letmedosth@korea.kr
  • IDB-IIC conference to be held at BEXCO
  • IDB-IIC conference to be held at BEXCO Some 3,000 people set to attend, including finance ministers and bank presidents The IDB (Inter-American Development Bank) - IIC (Inter-American Investment Corporation) Annual Meeting is slated to take place at BEXCO in Haeundae, Busan, from March 26-29. The 2015 IDB-IIC Annual Meeting will be attended by about 3,...
  • Notice for subscribers
  • ■ Notice for subscribers Dynamic Busan to turn trilingual Dear Dynamic Busan subscribers; Busan’s English newspaper Dynamic Busan will end with its 196th copy dated March 1 as the final one. It will be published in a new form combining three languages-English, Chinese and Japanese. Via the transformation, we will step up our effort to be...
  • Become a foreign reporter for our paper!
  • Become a foreign reporter for our paper! Busan City's foreign newspapers will be combined and we are looking for foreign reporters. Any Busan residing foreigner who loves the city can apply. Foreign reporters will be involved with newspaper-making process such as writing, photographing and consultation. If interested, please call us at (051) 88...
  • Cruise hub Busan is Asia’s answer to Miami
  • Cruise hub Busan is Asia’s answer to Miami 390,000 cruise tourists will visit Busan this year; Cruise Expo set for June Throngs of cruise tourists will head to Busan’s port this year. Pictured above is Italian cruise ship Costa Atlantica, which docked at the International Cruise Terminal in Yeongdo in February. Busan is emerging as Northeast Asi...
  • Gimhae Airport emerges as gateway
  • Gimhae Airport emerges as gateway The status of Busan’s Gimhae International Airport is growing leaps and bounds as it becomes Korea’s second international gateway. A half million people used Gimhae International Airport last month, a record number since its opening. On the heels of hitting the 10 million mark for domestic and international passeng...
  • “Play fun, age-old Korean games!”
  • “Play fun, age-old Korean games!” On Seolnal, Korea’s biggest holiday, families get together, play games and enjoy themselves. Foreign students at Kosin University, dressed in hanbok (traditional Korean clothes) or their own traditional costumes, play yutnori, a board-game type local folk game.
  • City looks out for tourists, foreign residents
  • City looks out for tourists, foreign residents Busan reinforces programs to help out non-Koreans, such as tourist police Foreigners living in Busan will start to feel even more love from the city government. Korea’s representative port city is striving to resolve inconveniences suffered by non-Koreans through offering interpretation and other service...
  • Tune in to FM 90.5MHz for live news on Busan
  • Tune in to FM 90.5MHz for live news on Busan Busan e-FM expands frequency band and revamps its programs Busan e-FM offers English and Chinese broadcasting in the whole Busan area and delivers diverse information and stories to Busan citizens and foreigners living in the city. Pictured above are Busan English Broadcasting hosts, producers and guests. ...
  • Call or visit the district office to register a civil compl...
  • Call or visit the district office to register a civil complaint Haeundae-gu (district) Office has set up a foreigner-only counter to handle civil complaints. Busan Metropolitan City employs diverse policies to facilitate foreigners with living an easier life. Haeundae-gu (district) operates a foreigner-only civil complaint handling counter whereas ...
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  • A glimpse of what’s to come at IDB-IIC meeting
  • A glimpse of what’s to come at IDB-IIC meeting The conference will be combined with Latin American cultural events for the enjoyment of participants and residents Busan will be visited by some 3,000 VIPs in economic and finance circles from 48 nations including North and Latin America, the Caribbean and major Asian nations. This is because t...
  • Tips: Cultural activities alongside the meeting
  • Tips: Cultural activities alongside the meeting - Korea-LAC (Latin America and the Caribbean) Film Festival From March 21 to March 30 for 10 days at Busan Cinema Center, the Korea-Latin America and the Caribbean Film Festival will be held. The festival will feature 10 movies from Latin America and the Caribbean and five from Korea. The lineu...
  • Find inner peace at a temple stay
  • Find inner peace at a temple stay Seolnal, one of the biggest holidays in Korea, celebrates the Lunar New Year and is a meaningful event where the whole family gets together to enjoy traditional food and games. Dynamic Busan walks you through the Seolnal customs, food and games that you can try during the upcoming holiday. A one-night experience ...
  • Make and fly a traditional Korean kite to celebrate Lunar N...
  • Make and fly a traditional Korean kite to celebrate Lunar New Year Bokcheon Museum Kite Flying Event Kite flying is Korea’s representative winter pastime and one of the folk activities where people make a wish and pray for good health. Pictured above are families flying kites they made themselves. Most people have memories of flying kites duri...
  • Try out a traditional snack that melts deliciously in your ...
  • Try out a traditional snack that melts deliciously in your mouth The Korean traditional snack hangwa is an essential item for feasts on holidays such as Lunar New Year or Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving). People present diverse hangwa in the picture. Make your own hangwa Hangwa is a traditional Korean sweet whose history dates back to the Three Kin...
  • Busan offers top-tier medical tourism
  • Busan offers top-tier medical tourism Foreign patients are descending on Busan en masse because the city offers cutting-edge medical technology and high-quality specialists. As the number of overseas patients seeking treatment in Korea has tripled, Busan is coming under the spotlight for its medical tourism facilities. Visiting Busan for treatments is kill...
  • Translation for foreign patients aids treatment
  • Translation for foreign patients aids treatment International Medical Care Center ■ Pusan National University Hospital (PNUH) Foreign patients can enjoy a one-stop service at the International Health Center of PNUH as it processes registration, diagnosis and tests in a single place. At the center, coordinators fluent in English are available to ens...
  • Tips for Medical Tourists
  • - Tips for Medical Tourists ■ Busan Medical Tourism Information Center Busan Medical Tourism Information Center offers information and consultations for tourists in Seomyeon Medical Street. The Busan Medical Tourism Information Center is located at the entrance of Seomyeon Medical Street, next to exit No. 9 of Seomyeon Station. It is the best sp...
  • Gukje Market rises as Busan’s latest hot spot
  • Gukje Market rises as Busan’s latest hot spot These days, the small alleys in Busan’s Gukje Market are crammed with people. This is a drastic change from before when the place was relatively slow. This is because of the recent box-office hit ‘Gukje Market,’ or the English title ‘Ode to My Father.’ Within one month of the movie opening, it hit No. 1...
  • Winter promises more excitement in Busan
  • Winter promises more excitement in Busan Jack Frost is making his presence felt with the cold air. But Busan is crammed with things to enjoy in winter, so there’s no reason not to get outside. One can bask in a hot spring to beat the fatigue as well as greet the New Year with a fresh mind-set and body, or fight off the cold by engaging in winter sports l...
food
  • 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...
  • Delectable Busan: Dreamy dinners for Valentine’s Day
  • Delectable Busan: Dreamy dinners for Valentine’s Day Whisk your Valentine to a romantic restaurant Feb. 14 is Valentine’s Day, a day when you confess your love to someone special. Here are some of the city’s most romantic restaurants, which will provide perfect venues to build sweet memories that are guaranteed to last forever. These eateries do...
  • Hotel News
  • - Hotel News Sip on whisky at Novotel Busan Novotel Ambassador Busan Le Bouchon, the hotel’s bar and lounge, is holding a promotion on Glenfiddich, the world’s most popular single-malt whisky. Glenfiddich, whose meaning is “valley of the deer” in Scottish, has been loved for 100 years since it was created, thanks to its superb and unchanged qual...
  • Delectable Busan: Gukje Market area eateries recommended fo...
  • Delectable Busan: Gukje Market area eateries recommended for foreigners Good eats are aplenty at Busan’s Gukje Market Aromatic food at the historical market tempts customers by pleasing all five senses. Let’s plunge into the charms of the market, offering food from seed hotteok (sweet pancake with nuts) and samgyetang (chicken broth with ginseng). ...
  • Hotel News
  • - Hotel News Take a culinary tour at Haeundae Haeundae Grand Hotel Escargot, a French snail dish by Haeundae Grand Hotel’s buffet restaurant Tiffany. The first floor buffet restaurant Tiffany presents a “Five Nation Food Journey” promotion during January. Customers can indulge in fares from five countries at once by using the promotion. The ...
  • Delectable Busan: Try traditional local food as 2015 arrive...
  • Delectable Busan: Try traditional local food as 2015 arrives Celebrate the New Year with Korean food In Korea, there is a saying that we get one year older by eating tteokguk (rice cake soup), which means that Koreans end up celebrating the New Year’s Day by eating quintessential Korean food Tteokguk (rice cake soup) is a special dish for Korean...
  • Hotel News
  • Hotel News Dig into delicious cheese fondue Paradise Hotel Busan The first floor lobby lounge Crystal Garden will showcase the ever popular cheese fondue through Feb. 28. Customers can melt the basic emmental cheese and then choose a strong-flavored blue cheese or mild cheddar together with different kinds of garnish to enjoy the fare. The package c...
  • Delectable Busan: Perfect eateries for year-end gatherings
  • Delectable Busan: Perfect eateries for year-end gatherings Celebrate the New Year in style in Busan City At the end of the year, how about getting together with loved ones to cherish the special time? At these restaurants, you can enjoy a classy dinner while spending time with your nearest and dearest. Opera House (Haeundae) Opera House sits...
life
  • Interview : A meaningful life in Busan / Ayling Cornett
  • ■ Interview A meaningful life in Busan My name is Ayling Cornett and I'm from the state of Colorado in the U.S. My father, who was Chinese by birth, came to Korea during the Korean War in 1951 to serve with the United Nations forces. My mother, a refugee from Pyongyang, married my father in Busan and I was born during the war in Seoul. After havin...
  • - For Your Information / Job-seeking visas for int’l stude...
  • - For Your Information Job-seeking visas for int’l students If you are a foreign student who obtained a degree from a university in the Busan area and are seeking employment in Korea, you do not have to return to your home country. You can just change your D-2 student visa to either an E-7 activities visa or a D-10 job-seeking visa. Foreign stud...
  • Interview / “Busan, my second home, helps me find hopes an...
  • - Interview “Busan, my second home, helps me find hopes and dreams” Toe Thu Ya, from Myanmar, works as a consultant at the Busan Foreign Workers Support Center and helps migrant workers with their difficulties. Q. Please introduce yourself. Hello. My name is Toe Thu Ya, and I’m from Yangon in Myanmar. I’ve been in Korea for 17 years, ever sinc...
  • For Your Information / Change your visa easily by taking Ko...
  • - For Your Information Change your visa easily by taking Korean class A person who completes the KIIP is exempt from tests for immigration visa Interest in learning Korean is mounting as there are an increasing number of non-Koreans such as foreign students, migrant workers and marriage immigrants now residing in Busan. For these people, the ...
  • German classes to be made available
  • German classes to be made available Anyone interested in German can join the class at Geothe-Institut Busan Language Center. The Goethe-Institut Korea has launched its Busan Language Center at Germany Building, in Daechang-dong, Jung-gu (district), in Busan, and the center is now ready to greet citizens. The establishment aims to spread high-end...
  • Info on schools offered for multicultural families
  • Info on schools offered for multicultural families A guidance program is offered for multicultural parents whose children are about to enter elementary school in Busan. Busan Metropolitan City Women’s Center, ahead of the upcoming school opening season, is offering its 2015 Preschool Session for Multicultural Families in the small meeting room on ...
  • Join BIFS for the Spring Open House February 26th
  • Join BIFS for the Spring Open House February 26th Busan International Foreign School in Gijang invites the Busan international community to its Spring Open House of the year. The event will be on Thursday, February 26 from 9:30am to 11:30am for prospective parents interested in placements in the Early Learning Center, Elementary, Middle and High Scho...
  • Foreigners in Busan can learn Korean for free
  • Foreigners in Busan can learn Korean for free Sign up for Korean class at the BFIA in Busan between Feb. 23 and 27 Busan’s foreign residents can take free Korean classes organized by the BFIA. Pictured above are people from different nationalities holding class completion certificates. Korean classes are being offered to help foreigners communic...
  • My Opinion / Why Busan is so charming
  • - My Opinion Why Busan is so charming After six years living in Korea and Busan as a photographer, a profession that is supposed to have a very precise look at things, I could say that Busan is the most beautiful and most comfortable city to live in Korea. It is not as big as Seoul, so we don’t have to suffer from all those big city hass...
  • Get great discounts at stores on gifts for Lunar New Year!
  • Get great discounts at stores on gifts for Lunar New Year! Up to a 50 percent discount off presales and gift sets is also offered As Lunar New Year, Korea’s biggest holiday, is coming up from Feb. 18 to 20, department stores and marts in Busan are offering special gift sets at deep discounts. Health supplements, which accounted for about half of th...
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  • Wide Busan: Check out the best tours in Busan
  • Wide Busan: Check out the best tours Visitors will fall for city’s beautiful harbors Dynamic Busan introduces participants of the IDB-IIC Annual Meeting to Busan’s top attractions A circular road and the lighthouse of Taejongdae Resort Park. The maritime city of Busan is already enjoying solid popularity among foreign tourists, and participan...
  • Tips 1: Tour Courses in Busan
  • Tour Courses in Busan All participants in the Annual Meeting are welcome to enjoy various tours that will take you to Busan’s attractions. For more information, you can check it out on the website (idb2015.kr/eng). - Half-day course This course is recommended for people who want a high impact tour that will take them to nearby landmarks for half a da...
  • Tips 2: Busan City Tour Bus
  • - Busan City Tour Bus Busan’s iconic City Tour Bus allows you to enjoy the city’s most famous sites with one ticket. Notably, the open-top double decker bus is becoming immensely popular among domestic and foreign tourists alike. Also, interpretation services from Korean to English, Japanese and Chinese are available for foreign tourists so ...
  • Wide Busan: Haeundae Dalmaji Hill
  • Wide Busan: Haeundae Dalmaji Hill Make the most of a magical moonlit walk Dynamic Busan introduces you to the best locale, known as one of the city’s eight attractions, to catch a glimpse of the moon for Lunar New Year’s Day. Haeundae’s Dalmaji Hill is touted as Korea’s best area to greet the moon. Busan’s citizens and tourists visiting the plac...
  • Wide Busan: Haeundae Cine Road
  • Wide Busan: Haeundae Cine Road Fall in love with movies in Haeundae The power of movies is overwhelming. Amid Koreans’ love for films, Haeundae Cine Road captures the limelight as it entrances movie fans and tourists. Haeundae Cine Road is rising as a new landmark in Busan, the city of movies. The picture shows tourists posing for selfies at the ...
  • Wide Busan: A makgeolli-making experience
  • Wide Busan: A makgeolli-making experience Brew flavorful regional makgeolli in Busan In Busan, there’s a school where a pungent smell emanates. Busan Makgeolli School is an offbeat experiential venue where makgeolli fans gather to make and sample the traditional Korean alcoholic beverage. The city is the perfect place to learn how to make the country’...
  • Wide Busan: Busan tourism guide
  • Wide Busan: Busan tourism guide Busan emerges as a shopping mecca in Asia Busan is noted as a new hub for shopping and tourism not only in Korea but also in Northeast Asia. As local and foreign tourists pour into the city, mega-sized shopping malls are scrambling to set up shop and are vying to lure in customers. Busan is rising to be a tourism a...
  • Winter in Busan: Busan’s fish cake (eomuk)
  • Winter in Busan: Busan’s fish cake (eomuk) Busan eomuk melts away cold weather Busan’s landmark snack Samjin Eomuk is going viral all around the nation as a must-eat item. Patrons line up in front of the stores since they can pick and choose sanitary and diverse homemade eomuk (fishballs) themselves. Pictured above is the inside of the main branch l...
  • Winter in Busan: Luxury yacht cruises
  • Winter in Busan: Luxury yacht cruises Hollywood-style yacht tours come to Busan Romantic tours on the ocean are catching on, as they combine romance and fun. While onboard beholding the city and ocean in one glance, one can find a different side of Busan. Hop on a cruise or yacht and dive into the city’s charms day or night! In the photo, pass...
  • Wide Busan / Bupyeong Kkangtong (tin can) Night Market
  • Wide Busan / Bupyeong Kkangtong (tin can) Night Market Quintessential nighttime fun in Busan Bupyeong Kkangtong Night Market is emerging as a new hot tourism site as Korea’s first permanent night market. The photo shows tourists and citizens checking out food stalls at the market. Bupyeong Kkangtong Night Market is growing into a landmark touris...