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Many Festivals and Events Canceled or Delayed Due to Ship Accident
1 day 11 hours ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- In the aftermath of the western sea ferry sinking accident which happened in Jindo waters off the southwestern coast, school trips in Busan have been canceled and the schedules of major events including festivals were canceled or delayed. 

The Busan Education Office held a countermeasure meeting under the chairmanship of the acting school superintendent yesterday in connection with the ferry sinking accident which caused many casualties...

18-year-old Russian Student Among Missing Passengers
2 days 7 hours ago

JINDO, South Korea -- An Russian male high school student is among the 297 missing people in the waters off the southwest coast of Korea after the Sewol capsized near Jindo yesterday morning. The 18-year-old named Serkov was a student at Danwon High School.

Chinese English Language paper Daily6 raised the possibility of two Chinese nationals being on board, however Korean police denied that any Chinese are missing. Two ethnic Korean-Chinese were later confirmed to be on the...

Busan Hang Bridge Lighting Opening Postponed
2 days 10 hours ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- Due to the nations disastrous situation of the western sea ferry sinking accident, Busan city postponed Busan Hang Bridge lighting demonstration event which was scheduled to be held last night, attended by the mayor of Busan Hur Nam-sik. 

Busan plans to hold the demonstration event of the landscape lighting installed by investing 8 billion won of the budget in Busan Hang Bridge crossing Busan Buk port with the subject of "The Performance of Light"...

UPDATE: Four Dead, Nearly 300 Still Missing in Ferry Accident
3 days 1 hour ago

UPDATE: 2:13 p.m. Thursday local time: Ship Captain Apologizes, Under Investigation

UPDATE: 10:40 a.m. Thursday local time: 8 Confirmed Dead, 288 Still Missing

BUSAN, South Korea -- A ferry carrying...

"Baby Box" Project Fails Due to Opposition
4 days 2 hours ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- An attempt to install a "Baby Box" in Busan failed after a Sasang-gu social organization abandoned the project due to controversy surrounding the project. 

The representative of the foundation said it had protected a newborn baby who was born to a teenage unmarried mother in Daegu on April 5th. However, the mother only reported it in one day. The foundation was investigated over the incident. 

The organization had been lobbying for three...

Busan Citizen's Park Temporarily Opens for Three Day Run
4 days 8 hours ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- Busan Citizens Park began its three-day temporary opening today. An official with Busan city confirmed that the park will be open to everyone beginning April 17th at 2 pm, the third day of the temporary opening. 

The first and second day of the temporary opening is only for people who donated trees to the park. More than 900,000 trees were donated. 

The park's official opening will be on May 1st. 

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Lotus Lantern Festival's Set for April, May
5 days 8 hours ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The large-scale lotus lantern festival will be held in Busan before the day of Buddha's birthday on May 6th. 

The Busan Lotus Lantern Festival is held with the subject of "Happiness will come if we share" around Yongdo Mountain Park, Gudeok Stadium and Gwangbok-ro from 18th to 27th of this month. 

During the festival, the lotus lantern parade is prepared with the high light over 10 meters, the creative lights exhibition and lamp...

Cruise Ship Tourists Rise Dramatically in Q1
1 week 4 hours ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- A new report released by Busan Customs shows the number of tourists who visited Busan by cruise ships significantly increased in the first quarter of 2014. 

According to the report, 13 cruise ships came to Busan during this period. This is a slight decrease from the 17 ships that visited Busan during the first quarter of 2013. 

However, an expansion of capacity of cruise ships increased the number of cruise ship passengers from thirteen-...

3rd Nakdong Riverside Yuchae Flower Festival Underway This Weekend
1 week 1 day ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The 3rd Busan Nakdong Riverside Yuchae Flower Festival, hosted by the Busan Nakdong River Project Management Office and organized by the Organizing Committee for Busan Culture & Tourism Festival, will be held from April 11-13 at Daejeo Ecological Park in Gangseo-gu.

Over 530,000 square meters of Yuchae flowerbeds have been planted to provide enjoyment to visitors at Daejeo Ecological Park in Gangseo-gu District.

For the first time, paths through the...

International Animal Protection Groups to Visit Gupo Dog Market
1 week 2 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The Gupo Project will visit the Gupo Dog Market in Busan Buk-gu for the first time. The Project is made up of executives from four international animal protection groups: The Humane Society International, Animal Asia, In Defense of Animals and Change for the Animals. 

The group will also visit the Busan International Film Festival organizing committee, from April 16th, for four days. 

The group will also meet people concerned with each...

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