Haps Top 10 Stories of 2012
1 year 30 weeks ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- As the year finally comes to an end, we want to look back at what made headlines in 2012 with our most read articles of the year.

In all, Haps published 675 articles for the year, including local news, features, sports and tons of events around the city. We would like to thank the countless writers, photographers, sponsors and contributors for allowing us to bring you the best information and stories from around the city and local area.

We have a few...

Busan Guide to Celebrate New Years 2013
1 year 30 weeks ago

BUSAN, South Korea - There’s plenty to do around the city this New Year’s, from the traditional to bars and clubs across the city or a quiet sunrise on the beach. Around one million visitors and locals hit the city’s festivals, which turn into the city’s largest...

Top 10 Hit Products of 2012 in Busan
1 year 30 weeks ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The Busan Development Institute has selected the ‘Top 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...

Sunrise Festival and Bell-Tolling Ceremony set to Ring in the New Year in Korea
1 year 30 weeks ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- To welcome in the New Year, Busan is hosting its annual New Year Festival, a popular winter festival so, characteristic of Busan as a marine capital and celebrated both by Busan’s citizens and tourists visiting the city.

The 2013 Busan Haemaji (Sunrise) Festival - also known as the New Year Festival - consists of the Bell-tolling Ceremony and New Year Sunrise Event. The festival will start at 11pm on New Year’s Eve, December 31st and continue through midnight to the...

Mobile Games Shine at GSTAR 2012
1 year 36 weeks ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- Over the past year, the sight of commuters and pedestrians engrossed in the latest smartphone games on their mobile phones has become increasingly commonplace in Korea. Accordingly, this year's G*STAR, Korea's largest international game show and trade fair, saw a greater emphasis on mobile games.

Last year’s convention saw a single booth for mobile games, manned by game developer Com2uS. This year, Com2uS was joined by top-two domestic game developer Gamevil as well...

The Best in Asian Baseball Hits Busan This Weekend
1 year 37 weeks ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- Busan Metropolitan City and the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) will host the 2012 Asia Series at Sajik Baseball Stadium from November 8-11. Six teams from five different nations including Korea, Japan, Chinese...

Local Cooking Instructors Awarded at Culinary Olympics
1 year 39 weeks ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The Busan Women's Center has announced that two cooking instructors of the center, Jeon Hae-kyung and Lee Soon-ae, won a gold medal and participation prize respectively in the individual competition at the IKA / World Culinary Olympics 2012 in Erfurt, Germany, during the Oct. 5-10 event.

The IKA / Culinary Olympics is the world's largest professional competition for chefs and pastry chefs, and is hosted by the German Chefs Association. Held for the first...

The Seventh Busan Global Gathering to be Held Tomorrow in Haeundae
1 year 40 weeks ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The festival where you can see world cultures coming together in one place is coming back to Busan, at APEC Naru Park in Haeundae on Saturday, October 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Global Gathering is one of the most...

Thai and Lebanese Movies Share the Main Prize as BIFF Comes to a Close
1 year 41 weeks ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The 17th Busan International Film Festival came to a close yesterday, with the ten-day run being considered the most successful in its existence. The closing ceremony preceded the final screening, ...

KBO Playoffs: Lotte Punches Ticket to Round Two
1 year 41 weeks ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The Lotte Giants advanced to the second round of the KBO playoffs with a dramatic 4-3, extra-innings win over the Doosan Bears to take the first round series, three games to one. Lotte was the first team to win a home game in the series, and their timely late inning rally's were key, as they had to come from behind in every game in the series to win.

Doosan reliever Scott Proctor became an instant celebrity to Lotte fans, as his wild pitch and subsequent...

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