Busan News

Heavy Rains to Hit Region for Seven Days

BUSAN, South Korea -- Monsoons will begin to affect Busan and Gyeongnam for seven consecutive days. The seasonal rain front has brought rain from this morning in the west of Gyeongnam and it will be expanded to Busan and Gyeongnam. 

The weather agency forecasted that the rainy season, which started one week earlier than normal years, will bring one-hundred to two-hundred millimeters of rains during this week, going up and down the Korean Peninsula. 

A heavy rain twenty millimeters to forty millimeters per hour is expected in Busan and Gyeongnam Wednesday night and the Thursday morning.

Source: Busan eFM News

Free Electronic Wristlet Service for Children at Haeundae Beach

BUSAN, South Korea -- To prevent children from getting lost at Busan's most crowded beach, a free electronic wristlet service will be offered at Haeundae Beach from July 1st through August 31st. 

Parents or guardians can use their smart phones to locate their children wearing the electronic wristlet.  

?Period: July 1 - August 31

?Place: 1st floor, Tourist Information Center, Haeundae Beach 

?For more info: 051) 749-7608 

How to borrow an electronic wristlet:

1. Fill out an application form at the Tourist Information Center on Haeundae Beach.

2. Authenticate custome r using customer's mobile phone.  (If you don't have a mobile phone, you can submit your identification card.)

3. Receive an electronic wristlet and use it for the day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

4. Return the wristlet at the end of the day.

Asia Table Tennis Championship Gets Underway

BUSAN, South Korea -- Busan will host the twenty-first Asia Table Tennis Championship, where stars from across the continent will go to head to head. It starts on the thirtieth, for eight days. 

The championship is being held in Korea for the first time in eight years. Stars such as World no.1 Xu Xin and Ding Ning, both of China, will take part. 

The championship is divided into seven events including team, single and doubles. The Korea national team, six male and female players, expects the medal in the doubles.

Source: Busan eFM News

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

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