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Record Number of Summer Vacationers Visit Busan

The total number of summer vacationers who visited Busan’s beaches this year surpassed the previous record set eight years ago this past weekend. The number of people who visited the city’s 7 beaches, including Haeundae, Gwangalli and Songdo, last Saturday was 1.25 million, bringing the total number of summer vacationers this year to around 41.68 million people. …

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North and South Korea Agree to Chill Out for Now as Agreement Finally Reached

The two Koreas have agreed to call a quits to their latest standoff with both sides reaching an agreement Tuesday morning to de-escalate tensions according to South Korea’s national security chief, Kim Kwan-jin.

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Thinking about Sending Money Home? Hold That Thought

If you’re thinking of transferring money back home to pay off debt, to invest or for whatever reason, you might want to hold off for awhile.

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The Dish: Tapping into Tapas for your Next Dinner Party

Looking for a way to add a little somethin’ somethin’ to your next dinner party?

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2015 Busan Maru International Music Festival Begins September 3

The 6th Busan Maru International Music Festival (BMIMF), supported by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Busan Metropolitan City and organized by the BMIMF Organizing Committee, will be held from September 3~11 at the Busan Cultural Center, Eulsukdo Cultural Center and Busan National Gugak Center. Since its inauguration in 2010, this annual classical …

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French Films to be Highlighted at 2015 BIFF

Asia’s largest film festival, the Busan International Film Festival, will host a special screening of French films this year in celebration of its 20th anniversary. Ten films will be presented under the special program “My French Cinema” at the festival, set to open on October 1st for a 10 day run. The films were mostly …

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Home of the G-STAR to Host E-sports Festival This Weekend

Major e-sports events have been hosted in Busan, the home to the G-STAR, for a number of years now. NC Soft, the nation’s largest game company, has now announced that it will hold the Korean final of its most popular online game, ‘Blade&Soul’, at Haeundae Beach from August 14-15. . It also has a plan …

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The Dish: Tapping into Tapas for your Next Dinner Party

Looking for a way to add a little somethin’ somethin’ to your next dinner party?

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Some Cool Gadgets and Useful Stuff to Carry Along on Your Next Journey

For a lot of people here on the peninsula, it’s time to grab a plane, train or automobile for a little traveling. Haps has some great picks for high tech travel gear to take along with you as you venture out into the world. Bon voyage!

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Choryang to Get New Night Market

Another night market will soon be established in Busan as the city of Busan and the Dong-gu Office have revealed that they will create the tentatively named “Choryang Eebagu Night Market” near Busan Station in Chorang-dong, Dong-gu. The city and the district office said their goal is to create a food-centered night market along the …

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“Tim Mortons” Knock-off Makes Canadian Headlines

A South Korean knock-off product copying Canada’s beloved Tim Horton’s coffee franchise made headlines this week in national media outlets in Canada after a report in the Toronto Star about a “Tim Morton’s” coffee spotting in Dongdaemun by a Canadian expat teacher. According to the Toronto Star, Canadian teacher Mike Elgar spotted a familiar name …

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3 Great Places to Eat in Gwangalli Near the Beach

Headed for the beach this weekend? Anuj Madan hit the area with his camera and a hungry stomach and put together three of his favorite spots.

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SOL Pizza Brings a Taste of New York to Busan

The popular new SOL Pizza in Busan is serving up authentic New York-style slices of pizza with a great selection of craft beers.

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Some Cool Gadgets and Useful Stuff to Carry Along on Your Next Journey

For a lot of people here on the peninsula, it’s time to grab a plane, train or automobile for a little traveling. Haps has some great picks for high tech travel gear to take along with you as you venture out into the world. Bon voyage!

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How to Kill 48 Hours in Seoul

Got 48 hours to kill in the nation’s capital? Chris Backe maps out a fun itinerary to see some of the best sites in the city.

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A Korean Temple in the Scenic Valleys of Hungary

About an hour and a half drive from Budapest sits the Won Kwang Sa International Zen, a Korean temple in the heart of Hungary.

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Songjeong Beach to Host International Surf Festival

The 2015 Haeundae District Office is set to host the International Surf Festival from September 11 to 13 at Songjeong beach. The competition is made up of eight events and twelve divisions, including a long board event. Various events will be held in conjunction with the international surfing event including surfing lessons for people of …

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New Baseball Complex Breaks Ground in Gijang

A baseball complex consisting of the Korea Baseball Hall of Fame, a baseball stadium and indoor practice fields will be established in Busan. A Gijang-gun official revealed that the county has begun construction on the complex located in 425-1, Dongbaek-ri, Ikwang-myeon. Four baseball fields for public use will also be built at the site. After …

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Chung Mong-joon to Run for FIFA Presidency

Veteran South Korean football administrator Chung Mong-joon announced Monday he will stand for the FIFA presidency, saying it’s “time to restore common sense” at the sport’s international governing body mired in corruption allegations. Chung, formerly a FIFA vice president, launched his bid for the top job in world football at a press conference in the …

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