Bad Weather Prompts Delays, Cancelations at Gimhae Airport
2 days 2 hours ago

Flights are being canceled and delayed as thunder and lightning warnings have been issued at Gimhae Airport. According to the Busan Regional Headquarters of the Korea Airports Corporation, six flights including KE1111 departing from Gimpo Airport have been canceled. 

Another 14 flights were all delayed or had to fly back due to bad weather. 

Source: Busan eFM News


Haps Weekend Picks August 15,16,17
6 days 4 hours ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- Mid August has arrived with unfortunately another rainy weekend forecasted around the city.

A light schedule this weekend sees some fun music events around the city. The Ha Ha Hole returns to the beach for another night of great comedy, and some traditional Korean music is also on tap with the weekly gig in Young-do.

You can check out the Haps Calendar for everything going on around the area....

Busan Harbor Bridge Free Toll Ends August 21
2 weeks 1 day ago

The free toll fee for the Busan Harbor Bridge will end on August 21st and has been set at 1,400 won. 

Busan city and Bukhang I Bridge Corporation, the operator of the bridge, said it will charge 1,400 won for small vehicles, 700 won for economy car, 2,400 won for midsize vehicles and 3,000 won for large size vehicles. 

The daily average number of vehicles that use the Busan Harbor Bridge opened in May is 21,000 less than half of the expected traffic volume of the bridge. ...

Drought Worry Over, All Beaches Reopen in Busan
2 weeks 1 day ago

Worries over severe summer drought have been put at ease in Busan, Ulsan, and Gyeongnam as typhoons bring heavy rainfall throughout the area. 

The Busan regional metrological administration said that between 100-500 mm of rain fell from the 1st, putting this summer's average precipitation at 81.7%, while the precipitation of these regions during the months of June and July recorded only 47.7% of the summertime average. 

Additionally, all seven beaches in Busan have reopened today as...

Super Typhoon Halong Heading Towards Korea
2 weeks 2 days ago

Super Typhoon Halong, the third major super typhoon of the season, is expected to affect the Korean peninsula this weekend as it heads north after impacting Guam over the weekend.

Halong rapidly intensified on late Friday and Saturday, going from a minimal typhoon with 75-mph winds to a super typhoon with winds in excess of 150 mph in just 24 hours, according to the U.S. military's Joint Typhoon Warning Center based in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Halong is expected to affect Jeju Island by Friday and...

Over 100 Tons of Wood Washed Ashore on Haeundae Beach
2 weeks 2 days ago

A huge amount of waste wood was washed onto Haeundae Beach early this morning. 

An official of Haeundae-gu office said around 100 tons was pushed into Haeundae Beach from 2 a.m. and the 500-meter-section of Haeundae waters from Paradise Hotel to Mipo Port was covered with waste wood. 

Haeundae-gu office has been doing the removal work by putting 100 workers and heavy equipment including backhoes onto the site from 4 a.m. this morning.


Southern Region Sees Less Rainfall This Summer
2 weeks 3 days ago

A new weather report shows that this year's monsoon period in Busan, Ulsan and Gyeongnam was significantly shorter with less rainfall than the previous years. 

According to the Busan Weather Agency, the rainy season of Busan, Ulsan and Gyeongnam started on July the 2nd and lasted for 28 days, 4 days shorter than the 32 day average. 

Rainfall only amounted to 161 millimeters, 40 percent less than the 387 millimeters average in a year. 

The weather agency concluded that...

Dureraum Chamber Music Festival Lineup
2 weeks 4 days ago

The Dureraum Chamber Music Festival brings great classic music to the city in the month of August. The Busan Cinema Center plays host to nine great concerts in all.

○ Period: August 3 – 27, 2014

○ Venue: Busan Cinema Center

○ Tickets: 20,000 won for all

○ For more info.: (051)780-6000

Kim Jae-young with Friends

August 3, 2014 5:00 p.m.

Quartet Knecht

August 4, 2014 8:00 p.m.


Delicious Vibes 13 at Almost Famous at Almost Famous
2 weeks 4 days ago

Ian L. and B.Jinx return again for another Delicious Vibes night. As the summer begins to wind down, we are going to bring a freaky and fun vibe to the party. This time we are bringing an arsenal of our friends to join in on the fun.


Ian L. (USA)

Huge Week Planned at the Busan Sea Festival
3 weeks 1 day ago

Starting August 1st and running for seven days, the 19th Busan Sea Festival is the biggest highlight on the city's summer calendar and one of the top festivals in the country. Taking place around the five city beaches, numerous concerts, performances, sporting events and fun for the whole family is planned. 

Over 1.5 million people visited Busan's five beaches last weekend, and with the Korean vacation season now in full swing, expect to see huge crowds wherever you plan to be this weekend....

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