New International Passenger Terminal Boasts Top-tier Amenities

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The new International Passenger Terminal in Busan, Asia’s largest, just had its grand opening on Aug. 26 and began full operations from Aug. 31. The new terminal is fully outfitted, and includes an international passenger terminal, gate, warehouse, rest area and duty-free shops. The venue takes up 93,000 square meters, ...

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Catholic University of Busan Receives City’s Highest Ranking

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The Catholic University of Busan was the only four-year university in Busan to receive a score of “A” given under the government’s university structural reform evaluation program. Eleven universities, including Busan National University and Dong-A University, received grades of “B” with Kyungsung University and Silla University receiving marks of “C”. ...

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Buk-gu Has Lowest Gas Prices in the Country

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A new report shows that gas prices in Busan’s Buk-gu are the cheapest in the country. An official from the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said that the average price for gasoline in Buk-gu, based data for July, was 1521 won per liter, 457 won cheaper than the average ...

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Gimhae-Los Angeles Cargo Route to Begin

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The first direct route from Gimhae International Airport to the Americas will soon be operated. An official from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport has announced that it approved international transport flights connecting Gimhae and Los Angeles in the United States for National Air Cargo, also known as National ...

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BIFF International VIP List Released

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Actresses Tilda Swindon, Tang Wei and actor Chang Chen are slated to appear at the 2015 Busan International Film Festival this year as the festival has released its VIP international guest list. A host of international directors, including directors Johnnie To, Lav Diaz, Eric Khoo and Jia Zhangke are also scheduled ...

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Subway to Open New PNU Location

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Subway is coming to PNU this September as the world’s largest fast food operator has announced its fourth Busan location opening on September 19th on its Korean website. The stores opening, along with a new Ilsan location in Gyeongi province, will be the 139th and 140th locations in the country. ...

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Busan to Launch Suicide Prevention Campaign

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The city of Busan has announced that it will launch various suicide prevention activities and campaigns to promote September as a month of ‘respect for life’. In celebration of World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th, the city will host a commemoration ceremony as well as cultural performances focused on ...

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Free Admission to Lee UFan Exhibit Ends September 12

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Free admission for the “Space Lee Ufan” Exhibit, which opened in April, will end September 12th. An official from the Busan Museum of Art said visitors will be charged an admission fee once the free period expires on the 12th. The permanent exhibit displays the works of world famous modern ...

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Indian Film ‘Zubaan’ to Open BIFF

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Indian independent filmmaker Mozez Singh’s “Zubaan”, a drama about a coming-of-age Punjabi musician has been selected to open the 20th edition of the Busan International Film Festival, which gets underway October 1st. “It is the ultimate honour for ‘Zubaan’ to have its World premiere as the opening film for the ...

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