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Busan City Government Implements Energy-saving Measures for Summer Season
41 weeks 2 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- Busan City announced energy-saving measures to avoid serious electricity shortages that could cause blackouts this summer due to nuclear power plant shutdowns. 

The public sector leads in energy-saving measures, along with large buildings like department stores, hotels and multi-use facilities.

The government energy-saving measures taking effect in July and August include: 

△ All public offices must maintain their indoor temperatures at 28℃...

Large Protest Rallies Held in Busan Over Korean FTA Talks with China
41 weeks 3 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- There was a lot of tension in connection with the Korea-China FTA negotiations being held for three days in Busan this week. Rallies of opposition groups including farmers coincided with a visit from the...

Water Park at Spo1 Park Opened for the Summer
42 weeks 2 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- Spo1 Park opened its water park for the summer season on June 1st. The 3,371 square meter water park contains a 25-meter swimming pool with 3 lanes and plenty of other facilities to entertain children―including a water cannon, a seesaw and a waterfall. 

The water park is open 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. from June 1 through 30 and 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. from July 1 through August 31. It is closed every Monday. During June, admission is...

How an L.A. Girl in Korea Made a Difference in the Life of Local Orphans
42 weeks 4 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- What keeps Native English teachers in Korea here beyond their first year? For some, it's the culture. It's falling in love. The promise of a relatively stress-free way to pay off debts from college. For...

Korean National Weightlifting Championships Underway
43 weeks 2 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The nation's largest weightlifting championship is held at Suyeong yachting stadium in Busan for seven days from today. 

Three weightlifting championships including the 85th national men's weightlifting championship and the twenty-seventh national women's weightlifting championship will be contested. Busan hasn't hosted a national championship since the 2005 East Asian Games. 

Meanwhile, the official retirement ceremony of Korean star weight...

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Visits Korea
43 weeks 3 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- President Park Geun-hye met with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg yesterday, the latest in a series of meetings with chiefs of global information technology giants aimed at seeking advice for her "creative economy"...

Super Cruiseship Mariner of the Seas to Dock in Busan
43 weeks 3 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The mega-sized cruise ship Mariner of the Seas will dock in Busan for two days. The Busan Port Authority said the ship, owned by the leading cruise ship company Royal Caribbean International will arrive in Busan on the 20th. 

The Mariner ship is the sister ship of the Voyager, which docked in Busan last year. The ship can hold 3110 passengers and a crew of 1180, and will visit Busan 14 times this year. 

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Busan City Selects the top 27 Bakeries in the City
43 weeks 3 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- Busan City has announced 27 outstanding local bakeries from among 42 entries for their “Certification of Local Outstanding Bakeries Project”. This project aims to support and promote local bakeries in Busan.

The designated bakeries will receive a certificate and signboard, and they will be presented at the “Taste of Busan” special promotional booth at the Busan International Food Expo, which will be held at BEXCO from October 10-13. To promote local...

Busan to Expand Child Care Services
43 weeks 4 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- Busan city has decided to expand the children care service to decrease the parenting burden of double-income families and to increase jobs of the elderly. 

The children care service is conducted for working couples who have...

F1 Korea GP 2013 Weekend with Wow!
45 weeks 12 hours ago

Join most exciting & comfortable  ALL-INCLUSIVE F1 trip weekend in Korea!

Dates: Oct 5-6, 2013 (Sat-Sun)

Whats included (Special 2013 package price -  230,000 won):

- all transportation by comfortable bus/car Seoul/Busan - F1 track (Yongam)-hotel-F1 track-Seoul/Busan

- comfortable hotel accomodation at TWIN rooms (overnight stay)

-  breakfast at hotel restaurant on Sunday morning

- English-speaking guide; discount coupons to local...

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