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BIFF Unveils Official Poster for 2014
1 week 4 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The 19th Busan International Film Festival (October 2 – 11, 2014) selected its official poster and marked the beginning of the intense preparation. 

 The official poster is based on original work Emotion1/4 Y.R.G.W by Korean painted sculpture artist Lee Hyuck Jin, and designed by the Busan International Film Festival’s art director, Choi Soon-dae. 
 
Emotion1/4 Y.R.G.W by Lee Hyuck Jin is a ‘painted sculpture’...

Best Sites to see Flowers in Bloom this Spring
2 weeks 6 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea - How about a beautiful flower picnic this spring? The frozen streams are finally melting and the pussy willows are ready to blossom. Red camellias can be seen on the roadside welcoming spring, while Japanese apricot trees are in full flower and rape flowers are painting fields with a golden hue as they start to bud. Cherry blossoms and rape flowers start to blossom from the end of March in Busan City and reach their peak in April.

Local hot spots to catch the best...

Busan International Film Festival to Start IPTV Service
7 weeks 3 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The Busan International Film Festival will start IPTV businesses to provide real time broadcasting services and videos through the internet. 

A staff member of BIFF said they decided on the IPTV business plan in 2014 during a general meeting held recently. IPTV will allow people to see real time broadcasting and videos on demand. 

BIFF has plans to buy the publication rights of Asian and European art movies and televise them through IPTV...

Top 10 News Stories of 2013 in Busan
15 weeks 21 hours ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The Busan Development Institute has selected the ‘Top 10 News Stories of 2013 in Busan’ from five separate categories that have had a very positive effect on the city’s development this year. The list includes Busan-based products, policies, people and organizations, architecture as well as companies. Most notably, Busan-based products...

Two Women Sentenced in Suyeong Child Abuse Case
16 weeks 4 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The individuals who stood trial in April for their part in the Suyeong-gu public child care center child abuse case were sentenced by the 3rd Independent Criminal Court of the Eastern Branch of the Busan District Court. 

Forty-two-year-old Ms. Min, the director at the center, will serve six months in prison and pay a 10 million won fine. Thirty-two-year-old Ms. Kim, a staff-member at the child-care center, will serve up to ten months in prison with a stay...

BEXCO to Host Tooniverse Studio for Kids
18 weeks 4 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The kids channel Tooniverse, which operates a channel consisting entirely of cartoons, will unveil a Tooniverse Studio as a potential winter vacation play place.

The studio will open December 14th and last until March 2nd, 2014, in BEXCO. Children can experience the animation field by becoming a member of the broadcasting staff. 

Children will get a staff ID and carry out various missions, including going around the studio to reproduce famous...

Busan-Russia Friendship Night on Dec. 20th to Provide Opportunity for Exchange and Assessment
18 weeks 5 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The Korea-Russia Cooperation Center of the BFIA will hold a 'Busan-Russia Friendship Night' marking the end of the year at the Busan Cultural Center on Dec. 20th. Some 80 dignitaries related to Russia, including business people connected with the Center, university student supporters and international students, will look back on the past year's achievements. 

In addition, persons of merit will receive awards in recognition of their contribution. This year, the...

Sasang-gu To Build Parking Lots to Solve Parking Problem
21 weeks 9 hours ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- Busan Sasang-gu will build a public parking lot to solve the chronic shortage of parking spaces in Samrak-dong and Deokpo-dong. 

The parking lot will be two stories above ground and park 128 vehicles in a 2,274 square meter space. The facility will be close to Aseong Transportation Company on Corbicula Street, in Samrak-dong. The project will cost 8.5 billion won. 

Construction starts today and will be completed around July of next year....

Busan City to Celebrate Citizen's Day
28 weeks 5 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The 34th Citizens' Day will include a lot of events to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the city's promotion to a metropolitan city. 

On the 4th, mayor Hur Nam-sik and the city's major officials will make a morning visit to Choongryul-sa to lay flowers. At 4:30 pm, a 'Hope Busan Century Time Capsule' will be buried and a memorial sculpture will be unveiled at Busan Citizens' Park. 

About an hour after that, events to celebrate...

Bank of Korea Busan Branch Opens Money Museum
29 weeks 4 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The Busan branch of the Bank of Korea opened a money museum on September 11, 2013. The Museum is located on the first floor of the Bank of Korea, Busan branch in the Busan International Finance Center in Nam-gu District. It features the role and history of the Bank of Korea, as well as the history of money.  The museum also houses a detailed exhibit on a variety of currencies from around the world.

The ...

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