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Haps Weekend Picks August 15,16,17
6 days 15 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 to Open First Magic Theater
5 weeks 15 hours ago

The city of Busan will open its first theater exclusively for magic on July 25th.

A staff member with the Samju corporation said it will host the Choi Hyun-woo Magic Theater MBC Samju Art Hall Opening Ceremony, at 5 p.m. on the 25th at Busan’s MBC Art Hall.

The venue will be an exclusive theater to enjoy Choi’s magic, who is one of the most renowned magicians in Korea.

Source: Busan eFM News



Popular City Water Park Closed Over Safety Concerns
8 weeks 1 day ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The Busan Nakdong-River Management Headquarters said it will not open the water park in Samrak Ecological Park in Sasang-gu this year because of safety concerns. 

The result of a joint safety inspection of 20 water parks in Busan last month by Busan City and the National Emergency Management Agency in the aftermath of Sewol Ferry Accident showed that the water-play area in Samrak Ecological Park has a high risk of injury from rocks...

Dadaepo Beach Set for New Makeover
8 weeks 1 day ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- Dadaepo Beach in Busan will be an ongoing restoration project in Saha-gu. An official said they will begin the restoration project for the beach this year and will continue restoring it for the next five years. 

Initially, Saha-gu plans to replace 49,000 cubic meter of sand and 14,000 cubic meter of gravel at the eastern part of the beach where the majority of the sand was lost. 

Upon completion of the project, the sandy beach will be 550...

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...

10th Annual Busan International Dance Festival Set to Begin May 30th
12 weeks 16 hours ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The 10th Annual Busan International Dance Festival will raise its curtain May 30th and continue for five days.

An official with the city said the festival will begin with a performance on the 30th at the Busan Cultural Center. The performing group was invited by the city to perform. 

This year's festival theme will be "Fly to the Future over the last 10 years." 30 dancing teams from 11 countries, including the U.S, Israel and Singapore, will...

Four Busan Beaches Open for Swimming from June 1
12 weeks 22 hours ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- ​Haeundae, Songjeong, Gwangalli, and Songdo beaches will be open from June 1st through September 10th. Three other beaches―Ilgwang, Imrang, and Dadaepo―will be open for swimming from July 1st through August 31st.

Busan City is working on final arrangements for the official opening of the beaches, improving facilities like public restrooms, showers and changing rooms, as well as assuring the safety of swimmers and beach visitors.

Various cultural and art...

Busan Citizen's Park to Add More Facilities
13 weeks 2 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The city of Busan announced it will add additional convenience facilities to Busan Citizens Park, which opened May 1st this year. 

The city will build an additional 509 signboards and install information rooms in open rest places. 

The city will also add 56 trashcans in 28 places to solve the park's excessive waste problem. 

Source: Busan eFM News


Preview: 2014 Busan International Motor Show
14 weeks 1 day ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- Under the theme of “Ocean of Vehicles, Feeding the World,” the 2014 Busan International Motor Show will be held from May 30 - June 8 at the Busan Exhibition and Convention Center (BEXCO).  

A total of 21 Korean and foreign automakers along with roughly 200 auto parts and accessories manufacturers will participate in a...

New Busan City Bus Tours Launched
15 weeks 1 day ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The Busan Tourism Organization will launch three new Busan City bus tours including the Skyline Tour, focusing on Oryukdo and Mt. Hwangnyeongsan, the Double Decker Night Tour and the Night Tour. 

The Skyline Tour, which is a...

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