14 Meters of Sand Swept Away From Haeundae Beach
5 weeks 5 days ago

Because of the 8th typhoon of the year, Neoguri, around 14 meters of sand in Haeundae was swept away. According to the Haeundae-gu office, waves around three meters high have risen from yesterday in the water around Haeundae, and a large amount of sand in Haeundae beach was washed away. 

The width of Haeundae beach decreased from an average of 64 meters before the typhoon to 50 meters as of 10 a.m. today. 

Sun tanning and swimming has been prohibited because of high waves...

Visitors Decline This Year to Busan Beaches Since Opening
10 weeks 1 day ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- A new survey shows that 2 million vacationers visited 4 beaches of Busan, including Haeundae Beach in the 9 days after they opened. 

According to the city, the total number of people who visited 4 beaches including Haeundae, Gwangan-ri, Songdo and Songjeong beaches until yesterday was 2,056,000 people. 

This was a decrease by 193,000 people compared to 2,249,000 people of the same period of last year. 

It was analyzed that...

Haeundae Beach Lone World Cup Cheering Venue in Busan
10 weeks 1 day ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- Haeundae Beach is to be the only site in the city as an official World Cup cheering venue according to the Korea Times, down from four venues for the 2010 World Cup. The cheering site will be open June 18th when Korea opens their World Cup campaign versus Russia at 7 a.m.

The downsizing of events around the...

Centum Beer Festival Underway June 12th
10 weeks 2 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- Centum City will be the venue for a beer festival bound to provide a breath of coolness in a forest of skyscrapers. From June 12-28, the Centum Beer Festival will be held at the KNN Square. Visitors pay 10,000 won and can enjoy an unlimited amount of draft beer. 

There will be a variety of side snacks, as well as live acoustic...

Things to Look for at the 2014 Haeundae Sand Festival
10 weeks 5 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea --  From June 6- 9, Haeundae Beach will host the annual Haeundae Sand Festival, Korea’s one and only festival based on the sand. The theme of this year’s festival is “Through the Sand Jungle,” and sand artists from the United States, Canada, Singapore and the Netherlands will create a sand jungle of various animals,...

Haeundae to Target Illegal Signboards Around the District
11 weeks 18 hours ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- Haeundae-gu said that unregulated electric signboards are causing the urban scenery to look unattractive so it will set out to rearrange them. Some of the targets of the 7th signboard rearrangement include illegal franchise enterprises' signboards. 

Haeundae-gu will investigate 255 signboards from 42 brands before standardizing the size of the signs and the amount of signs allowed. Action will also be taken for unregistered signboards or those that are...

Beaches Taking Shape as Swimming Season Opens This Sunday
11 weeks 5 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The city of Busan is preparing for beach openings at Haeundae, Gwangan-ri, Songjeong and Songdo on June 1st. This includes building changing rooms and shower booths on the four beaches. Planners are also working on finals checks on beach security. 

The beaches will host a variety of festivals and events this summer. Haeundae will host the Sand Festival on June 4th. Gwangallii Beach will host a number of music festivals. 

Songdo-beach will...

Scaled-back Haeundae Sand Festival to Continue as Scheduled
12 weeks 3 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- An official with Busan Haeundae-gu announced it would host the 10th Annual Haeundae Sand Festival-International Sand Sculpture Exhibition from June 6th to the 9th, in Haeundae Beach. 

This year's festival will be a silent affair to honor the victims of the Sewol Ferry Tragedy. All of the stage and street performances planned are canceled. However, the exhibition and experience-oriented events will continue. 

This year's festival will...

Suspect Caught After 300 Evacuated in Terror Threat at Busan Shinsegae Department Store
13 weeks 1 day ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- A 23-year-old civil servant worker has been arrested by Haeundae police for making a terror threat against Shinsegae Department Store in Centum City this morning, resulting in 300 customers being evacuated according to KNN News.

According to the police, Mr. Oh, a Busan Jin-gu office worker, made a phone call to the Kyobo bookstore library at 11:10 a.m. asking "why they sold books". He then threatened to do a...

Haeundae Bicycle Service Center Reopened for 2014
18 weeks 9 hours ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The Bicycle Service Center in Haeundae-gu, which had been closed during the cold winter months, reopened in early March.

The center, located along the Suyeong riverside under the Jwasuyeong-gyo Bridge (Suyeong Bridge No. 3) and next to Centum Middle School, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily until June and will be closed in July and then be reopened again from August to December.

Those wishing to rent a bike must provide identification and their contact...

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