BUSAN, South Korea — The Busan Development Institute has selected the âTop 10 Hits of 2012 in Busan’ under five categories – Busan-based products, policies, people and organizations, architecture, and companies – that have had a very positive effect on the city’s development this year. Busan-based products feature prominently in the list of nationwide hit products reflecting regional characteristics. The hit products have been chosen based on the recommendations of experts via interviews and email.
? The Thieves, a movie filmed in Busan, has set a new box office record as the most watched film in Korean movie history.
? Gamcheon Culture Village in Saha-gu, nicknamed Busan’s Santorini, has become an icon of urban regeneration.
? The 95th Lions Clubs International Convention was successfully held at BEXCO and Lotte Hotel from June 22-26, 2012
? A âDie Hard’ police officer showed police professionalism by arresting a drug offender, and the dramatic arrest scene was uploaded on YouTube and went viral.
? Busan-based bakery OPS expanded nationwide and its sales are up dramatically.
? âThings You See When You Pause’, Buddhist monk Haemin’s book, heals your mind with wisdom.
? Rediscovering Busan through storytelling
? The Galmaetgil footpath along the Hoedong Reservoir becomes popular.
? Busan Christmas Tree Festiva l in Gwangbok-dong revitalizes the former downtown area of the city and becomes one of Busan’s most loved winter festivals.
? The 1st Youth Business Expo was successfully held in November 8-9 at Kyungsung University to provide job seekers with information about top Busan-based companies.
Source: Busan City News