Busan Hang Bridge Lighting Opening Postponed
2 hours 15 min ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- Due to the nations disastrous situation of the western sea ferry sinking accident, Busan city postponed Busan Hang Bridge lighting demonstration event which was scheduled to be held yesterday night, attended by the mayor of Busan Hur Nam-sik. 

Busan plans to hold the demonstration event of the landscape lighting installed by investing 8 billion won of the budget in Busan Hang Bridge crossing Busan Buk port with the subject of "The Performance of Light...

UPDATE: Four Dead, Nearly 300 Still Missing in Ferry Accident
16 hours 56 min ago

UPDATE: 10:40 a.m. Thursday local time: 8 Confirmed Dead, 288 Still Missing

BUSAN, South Korea -- A ferry carrying 459 passengers has sunk off South Korea's southern coast, leaving at least four people dead and nearly 300 missing. 

The 6,800 ton ship, the Sewol, sank near Byeongpung Island, located west of Muan...

"Baby Box" Project Fails Due to Opposition
1 day 17 hours ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- An attempt to install a "Baby Box" in Busan failed after a Sasang-gu social organization abandoned the project due to controversy surrounding the project. 

The representative of the foundation said it had protected a newborn baby who was born to a teenage unmarried mother in Daegu on April 5th. However, the mother only reported it in one day. The foundation was investigated over the incident. 

The organization had been lobbying for three...

Busan Citizen's Park Temporarily Opens for Three Day Run
2 days 26 min ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- Busan Citizens Park began its three-day temporary opening today. An official with Busan city confirmed that the park will be open to everyone beginning April 17th at 2 pm, the third day of the temporary opening. 

The first and second day of the temporary opening is only for people who donated trees to the park. More than 900,000 trees were donated. 

The park's official opening will be on May 1st. 


Lotus Lantern Festival's Set for April, May
2 days 23 hours ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The large-scale lotus lantern festival will be held in Busan before the day of Buddha's birthday on May 6th. 

The Busan Lotus Lantern Festival is held with the subject of "Happiness will come if we share" around Yongdo Mountain Park, Gudeok Stadium and Gwangbok-ro from 18th to 27th of this month. 

During the festival, the lotus lantern parade is prepared with the high light over 10 meters, the creative lights exhibition and lamp...

Cruise Ship Tourists Rise Dramatically in Q1
4 days 19 hours ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- A new report released by Busan Customs shows the number of tourists who visited Busan by cruise ships significantly increased in the first quarter of 2014. 

According to the report, 13 cruise ships came to Busan during this period. This is a slight decrease from the 17 ships that visited Busan during the first quarter of 2013. 

However, an expansion of capacity of cruise ships increased the number of cruise ship passengers from thirteen-...

3rd Nakdong Riverside Yuchae Flower Festival Underway This Weekend
6 days 5 hours ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The 3rd Busan Nakdong Riverside Yuchae Flower Festival, hosted by the Busan Nakdong River Project Management Office and organized by the Organizing Committee for Busan Culture & Tourism Festival, will be held from April 11-13 at Daejeo Ecological Park in Gangseo-gu.

Over 530,000 square meters of Yuchae flowerbeds have been planted to provide enjoyment to visitors at Daejeo Ecological Park in Gangseo-gu District.

For the first time, paths through the...

International Animal Protection Groups to Visit Gupo Dog Market
1 week 31 min ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The Gupo Project will visit the Gupo Dog Market in Busan Buk-gu for the first time. The Project is made up of executives from four international animal protection groups: The Humane Society International, Animal Asia, In Defense of Animals and Change for the Animals. 

The group will also visit the Busan International Film Festival organizing committee, from April 16th, for four days. 

The group will also meet people concerned with each...

Busan Population Over 15 Increases Slightly
1 week 3 hours ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- A new survey shows that the number of population of Busan over 15 years old was 2,955,000 people as of the end of March, which was increased by 0.4% compared to the same month of last year. 

According to Dongnam Local Statistical Office, the economically active population was 1,693,000 people, which was a decrease by 130,000. 

The number of women and men was 712,000 people and 981,000 in a row, which was a decrease of 6000 and 7000 people...

Busan Establishes Friendship City Ties with Nagasaki Prefecture
1 week 1 day ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The City of Busan has established a Friendship City Relationship with Nagasaki Prefecture in Japan to strengthen ties of cooperation and expand mutual understanding through exchanges in areas including culture, tourism, education, urban restoration and the economy. 

Busan mayor Hur Nam-sik and Governor Hodo Nakamura of Nagasaki Prefecture signed the agreement on March 25 at Busan City Hall.

With the inclusion of the Nagasaki Prefecture, the City of Busan...

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