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Busan International Foreign School

With Over 44 Nationalities, BIFS Thrives in it’s Diversity

Busan International Foreign School is celebrating a remarkable five years at its beautifully designed campus in Gijang. School principal Kevin Baker tells us more about the school’s remarkable success. Busan International Foreign School is thriving as it approaches the conclusion of its fifth year on its new campus in Gijang. It is incredible how much […]

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Civic Group Opposes Ticket Fees For Fireworks Festival

A civic group has voiced opposition to the introduction of ticket fees to the Busan Fireworks Festival. The group “Citizen’s Solidarity for Participation and Self-Governance of Busan” said there were no citizens at an April 14th public hearing that supported the notion. The group was angered by the fact that the best price for the […]

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President Park Calls for Probe Into Bribery Scandal

President Park Geun-hye called for a thorough probe on Monday into a snowballing bribery scandal. It came after her embattled prime minister offered to quit over his alleged involvement in the scandal that has rocked South Korea. Park said in a written comment that the prosecution should conduct a thorough investigation, adding she feels the […]

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Notebook on Cities and Culture’s Complete Korea Tour

Colin Marshall, host of the popular world-traveling podcast “Notebook on Cities and Culture” has released a compilation of interviews during his stay in Korea. The 37-part series includes hour-long interviews with some of Korea’s foremost authorities on topics ranging from food, literature, travel and society. The Los Angeles-based Marshall is currently working on his newest […]


Haps Weekend Picks April 24,25,26

A huge weekend of events brings April to a close with lots of activities for everyone on what looks to be a great weekend to be outdoors.

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24th BISFF Kicks Off Friday

The 32nd Busan International Short Film Festival is set to kick off on the 24th with an opening ceremony held at the Haneul Theater in the Busan Cinema Center at 7pm. This year’s opening films are “Dawn in a City without Name” and “The Last Session.” Films will compete for awards in two different categories […]

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The (Re)Birth of Cha Sanggu: 39-year-old Canadian Dreams of K-pop Fame

He’s never been to Korea, but he’s determined to become a K-pop star.

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Busan Pastor Dan Collins on God’s Promise

Where do you go when suffering comes? One thing is inevitable: we are all going to, in some form or fashion, experience suffering in this world.

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The Thigh Gap Obsession

There’s a disturbing new body image fad in America: the thigh gap. James Turnbull gives us the skinny (quite literally) on this latest obsession.

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Kakao Story Most Popular SNS in Korea

KakaoStory, a photo-sharing service operated by Daum Kakao Corp., was the most popular social networking service (SNS) in South Korea last year, a poll showed today. The service outpaced Facebook and other global platforms. According to the survey conducted by Hankook Research on 9,381 people aged between 13 and 69, 51.8% picked KakaoStory as their […]

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Openings: Gwangan Tap House

The original Galmegi pub has undergone renovation and is reopening this Friday, April 24th as the Gwangan Tap House. The new tap house features an all-new look and brand new beer menu which includes 24 local and international beers on tap and four types of samplers. The Friday opening will also include 2 for 1 […]

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Koreans Eating More Meat, Much Less Rice

South Koreans are consuming more meat than ever while their annual intake of rice continues to set record lows every year, a government report showed today. According to the report from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, the country’s annual per capita consumption of meat came to 42.7 kilograms in 2013, up nearly […]

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Le Jardin Adds Four New Wines

Kyungsung area French restaurant Le Jardin has added four new wines to its ever-expanding wine collection. Red: Château de Fesles (Anjou Vieilles Vignes 2012) and Château Le Pey (Médoc 2011) White: Les Dauphins  (Côtes du Rhône Réserve) Rosé: Château de Fesles (Rosé d’Anjou 2013) You can check out the popular French restaurants information here. The Latest Haps

Gyeongju South Korea

The Unknown Gyeongju

There are already green buds on the trees here, and warmth is flowing through the air: during the first few weekends of April the city is going to be so mobbed with tourists you won’t be able to stick out an arm without knocking off someone’s poker visor.

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Oryukdo Festival Set For May 2-3

The Nam-gu District Office in Busan in conjunction with the Nam-gu Cultural Center have announced that they will hold the 19th Oryukdo Festival near the Baekunpo Sports Park and Busan Environmental Authority from May 2-3. During the festival, a variety of events are going to be held including concerts, sporting events, drawing competitions, and outdoor […]


Dadaepo Sunset Fountain of Dreams Begins Operations Saturday

An official of Saha-gu, Busan said that the Dadaepo Sunset Fountain of Dreams will officially open on April 18th with an opening ceremony at 6 p.m. that day. The fountain is scheduled to operate until November 1. From Tuesday to Sunday every week during the operational period, visitors can enjoy playing in the fountain and […]

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KBO Featured on CJ HelloVision TVing

With the expansion of KBO, this is the first year that 10 teams will vie for the crown, and you can see them all through CJ HelloVision TVing

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Suyeong-gu to Offer Free Kayak Experience

An official from the Busan Suyeong district office said it will offer free kayaking experiences at Gwangalli Beach and the Suyeong River from May to October. The Busan branch of the Sea Explorers of Korea is in charge of managing the free kayaking experience center. A hundred kayaks will be available at Gwangalli Beach and […]

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Jeonbuk Make History With Victory Over Busan IPark

Down but not out, Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors got a piece of South Korean professional soccer history Wednesday night, thanks to a 2-1, come-from-behind away victory over Busan IPark. After rallying from a second-half deficit in the K League Classic showdown, Jeonbuk has not lost in 21 matches. They tie the record for the longest unbeaten […]