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Busan Police to Expand Drunk Driver Report Reward System

BUSAN, South Korea -- An official of the Busan Police Agency said the expansion of the report reward system for drunk-driving will be conducted from the first of next month to the end of the year. 

The expansion of the report reward system is due to the reduction of traffic accidents caused by drunk drivers during the period of the test operation. 

At the results of the test operation conducted from the 20th May for one month, 50 drunk drivers were caught and 34 drivers lost their license and 14 drivers got a license suspension. 

Also, the number of traffic accidents reduced by 22.2 percent and casualties were reduced by 134 people, compared to one month ago before carrying out the report reward system.

Source: Busan eFM News

Busan Biennale Selects Works for 2013 Sea Arts Festival

BUSAN, South Korea -- The organizing committee of Busan Biennale finally selected twenty works to be entered into the 2013 Sea Arts Festival. 

Thirty-five art works from eleven countries including fifteen invited works and twenty final entries will be shown in this year's festival. 

The theme of this year's festival is 'With Songdo : Memory*Trace and Human'. It will be held from the fourteenth of September to the thirteenth of October in Songdo beach.

Source: Busan eFM News



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Real Estate Investment Immigration Surges

BUSAN, South Korea -- The Ministry of Justice and Busan City have designated Haeundae Tourism Resort in Haeundae-gu District's Jung-dong and the East Busan Tourism Complex in Gijang-gun County's Gijang-eup, Sirang-ri as Investment Immigration System Application areas. The Real Estate Investment Immigration System allows foreigners who have invested a certain amount in recreational facilities designated by the Minister of Justice to be granted F-2 visas, and after a five-year period, F-5 visas. An F-2 visa allows free economic activities, and an F-5 visa allows permanent residency. Currently, the system applies to Jeju-do, Pyeongchang in Gangwon-do, Yeosu in Jeollanam-do, Incheon Free Economic Zone.

The area in Busan where investment immigration applies is a hotel with 561 rooms at Haeundae Tourism Resort and the vacation condominiums, hotels, private villas (summer homes), and tourism (leisure) pensions at the East Busan Tourism Complex.

Water Park at Spo1 Park Opened for the Summer

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 7,000 won on weekdays and 10,000 won on weekends, while during the summer peak season of July and August, it is 12,000 won for children and 15,000 won for adults during weekdays, and 15,000 won for children and 18,000 won for adults on weekends. Admission is free for infants under 2 years.

Directions: Metro Line 1, Nopo Station ? transfer to Village/Neighborhood Bus nos. 2-2 or 2-3

How an L.A. Girl in Korea Made a Difference in the Life of Local Orphans

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 others, a way to keep that reality-lite lifestyle from college going a little while longer.

For 24-year-old Katherine Herrmann, it was the orphanage.

Now in her third year as an English teacher, the Los Angeles-native began her initial tour of duty in the Masan section of Changwon City, about an hour west of Busan. Like many before her, there were growing pains.

Beaches in Busan Full of Exciting Events


BUSAN, South Korea -- Haeundae, Songjeong, Gwangalli, and Songdo beaches were open from June 1st through September 10th. Three other beaches?Ilgwang, Imrang, and Dadaepo?will be open for swimming from July 1st through August 31st. 

To ensure clean, safe and pleasant beaches, the beach facilities have been improved. Also, a variety of summer programs, including marine sports, cultural performances and experience events, are scheduled. 

Each beach in Busan has unique features to enjoy.

? Haeundae Beach

BIKI Opening Film Selected

BUSAN, South Korea - The 8th Busan International Children's Film Festival will be held July 24-28, 2013 at Busan Cinema Center and Busan Community Media Center.  Under the slogan Play with Me?, 71 films from 18 countries will be screened.

The opening film is Room on the Broom, based on the 2008 children's picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. It is a 26-minute British animated film directed by Max Lang and Jan Lachauer.  The film shows the adventures of a kindly witch and her animal friends?a dog, a bird and a frog?all riding on her broomstick with her cat.  

This film is being shown in Korea for the first time, but the popularity of the author's books, such as The Gruffalo, in Korea will attract many children to the film.  

Notice of Extended Opening Hours for Nurimaru APEC House during Summer Holidays

BUSAN, South Korea -- Nurimaru APEC House has extended its opening hours to 8 p.m. in the evening during summer holidays. 

- Regular opening hours: 9:00 a.m. ~ 6:00 p.m.
- Extended opening hours: 9:00 a.m. ~ 8:00 p.m. (from July 26 to August 4, 2013) 
- For more information : (051)743-1974~5, 744-3140


Busan Children’s Grand Park Zoo Unveils Plans

BUSAN, South Korea -- Busan Children's Grand Park zoo will be home to 420 animals when it opens next spring. 

The city plans five zones including a walking safari, a central square and a kid's land in the 84,000 square meter area. 

The city is working on the purchase of animals including a bear and a zebra, and the construction of enclosures for the animals.

Source: Busan eFM News


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