Haps Weekend Picks July 25,26,27
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BUSAN, South Korea -- The end of July brings Korean vacation season for the next two weeks with local beaches bustling with thousands of out-of-towners.

This weekend is highlighted by the return of the 9th Busan International Kids Film Festival, with over 70 films showcasing movies based on children’s books and stories. There's also some other great events indoors this weekend if you're looking to beat the heat indoors.

You can check out the ...

Heat Wave to Continue, Monsoon Rains Forecasted for Southern Region
2 days 1 hour ago

The continuous heat wave has led to numerous tropical nights around Busan and the Gyeongnam region, as Busan's low temperature last night was 25.5'C, while Tongyeong, Geoje and Namhae's overnight temperature was also more than 25 degrees. 

The weather agency has forecasted monsoon-season rains around the region, but the heat wave will be in full effect during daytime and nighttime hours for a significant period of time. Today is expected to reach a daytime high of 33'C with...

Female Teacher Who Ordered Bullying Faces Charges
1 week 1 day ago

Criminal Court 1, Dongbu Branch of the Busan District Public Prosecutor's Office is prosecuting a 38-year-old teacher named Mrs. A, who teaches at a Busan elementary school, for ordering students to bully other students in the class without detention. 

She was accused of engaging in bullying including ordering the class to treat a student as if she was invisible and also ordered students to look over her in the restroom in April last year. 

The office said they prosecuted her with the...

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다가오는 토요일에는 우리나라 대구 순천에서 활동하는 미국 영국에서 온 디제이들이 하우스, 테크하우스를 플레이합니다. 뜨거운 여름을 시원한 하우스 음악으로 즐겨봅시다.

It's the middle of Summer folks, and it is hot, sweaty, and nasty. Come to Almost Famous and enjoy a night of dancing in the heat to some good HOUSE music. ALL FOLKS ARE WELCOME just as long as you bring your sexy attitude and good vibes (Asian, black,...

Fire on Subway Line 1 Sends Five to the Hospital
1 week 1 day ago

Five people were injured and some 400 others evacuated after the air-conditioning system on a subway train caught fire in Busan. 

The fire broke out at City Hall Station on Subway Line 1 at around 5:41 p.m. today and was brought under control in about 10 minutes, according to subway officials in the city. Five people were taken to nearby hospitals with minor injuries sustained by falling or inhaling smoke. 

The subway Line No.1 resumed its operation at around 6:55pm after being halted...

Foreigners Account For 1.5% of Busan Population
1 week 5 days ago

An official with the city of Busan said there were 54,394 foreigners living in the city. This includes foreigners who have lived here for long periods of time, naturalized citizens and children of foreign residents. The results were based on the beginning of the year. 

The number accounts for 1.5% of Busan's 3,527,000 people. It also represents a 5.4% increased compared to 2013 numbers. 

Experts believe the increasing number is due to liberalizing immigration requirements for...

Heat Warning Issued for the Southern Peninsula
2 weeks 1 day ago

A heat wave will hit Busan and Gyeongnam after Typhoon Neoguri's path diverted around the country earlier this week. Temperatures are expected to rise to 32 degrees Celcisus, or about 90 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Busan's overnight temperature was 24.4 degrees, coming close to the 25 degrees threshold that officially declares tropical temperatures. Gimhae's overnight temperature was 23.9 degrees. 

Citizens have been visiting riversides and beaches to cool off from the high temperatures...

High Wind, Heavy Rain Warning Issued for Southern Region
2 weeks 3 days ago

An official with the Busan weather has issued a strong-wind warning throughout Busan, which began at 12 p.m. today. Wind speeds will rise to between 14 and 20 meters per second. Residents should expect damages to facilities. 

The weather agency also forecasted 30 to 80 millimeters of rain for Busan beginning today and continuing until tomorrow afternoon. 

Waves have also been rising in the seas due to high winds. The winds have prompted a high wind warning that began at 10:30 a.m...

Busan Ports Prepare For Typhoon Neoguri
2 weeks 4 days ago

Weather forecasts mentioned a possibility of typhoon Neoguri impacting weather conditions in Korea, as the Busan Port Authority begins setting up measures against it. 

The BPA predicts that typhoon Neoguri will come with heavy rain and wind beginning tomorrow and plans to take measures in stages including the evacuation of ships in and around Busan port to other ports. 

The port authority will also hold a ship evacuation meeting that will be attended by the Busan Regional...

Subway Line 1 Disrupted After Man Jumps Onto the Tracks
2 weeks 4 days ago

A 34-year-old man with the surname Kim jumped onto Dongnae Subway Station tracks on metro's Line 1, at 12:25 am, this morning. 

Mr. Kim walked along the tracks to the next stop, the Busan Nat'l Univ. of Education Station where he was apprehended by station employees. This incident caused subways bound for Nopo-dong to delay for eight minutes. 

The police charged Kim with trespassing and business obstruction. 

Source: Busan...

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