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Kakao Corp. Moves into LG CNS Busan Global Cloud Data Center

As Kakao Corp. moves into LG CNS Busan Data Center, the company enhances its infrastructure.

BFIA Looking for Advisory Members

BUSAN, South Korea -- The Busan Foundation for International Activities (BFIA) is looking for members of Advisory Council. This Advisory Council is held so that your opinions about the services we offer foreign and local citizens can be heard. Your opinion will be very helpful in ensuring that we create better programs for the development of Busan Global Center. Please speak candidly in this meeting about anything relating to our work.

? Eligibility

 ? Someone who has already experienced the programmes of the BFIA also is able to participate at the Regular Advisory Council of the BFIA.

 ? Someone with real enthusiasm and ideas for Busan and the BFIA.

 ? An ability to communicate in either Korean or English.

 ? Residents who have already lived in Busan more than 2 years and who will stay

    here until December 2013.

Where to Watch the Super Bowl Live in Busan

BUSAN, South Korea - Colin Kaepernick vs. Joe Flacco. Jim vs. John Harbaugh. Ray Lewis' final game. These are just a few of the storylines to watch during the National Football League's final game showcase. If football's not your thing, at least there's always the commercials.

If you're looking to watch the San Francisco 49ers' battle the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII this year, you have a couple of choices in the city. The game kicks off next Monday, February 4th at 8:30 a.m. from New Orleans, Louisiana.

Sharky's in Haeundae and Gwangan will be opening the doors at 8 a.m., with a sizzling breakfast skillets for 10,000 won.

Steve Barakatt to Perform in Busan

BUSAN, South Korea -- Born in Quebec City, Steve Barakatt has an impressive resume composing and recording of classic and jazz music with the likes of the Alexandrov Red Army Choir to the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition to becoming the first UNICEF Canada Ambassador along with his wife, gymnast Elena Grosheva, he composed the UNICEF International Anthem, Lullaby, a choral symphony which has been premiered by symphony orchestras on five continents and in space on the international space station.

He'll be performing at 7:30 p.m. on Valentine's Day at the Busan Cultural Center.

For more information, call 051-607-6057


PyeongChang Special Olympics World Winter Games Torch Comes to Busan

BUSAN, South Korea -- The Olympic torch for the PyeongChang Special Olympics World Winter Games 2013 which has been lit in Athens, Greece on January 17, 2013, arrived in Busan on January 25. The Special Olympics is for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and is held biennially, alternating between winter and summer Games. It is separate from the Paralympic Games, which are held after the summer and winter Olympics for athletes with physical disabilities.

The PyeongChang Special Olympics World Winter Games 2013 will take place from January 29 to February 5 for eight days in PyeongChang under the slogan of ‘Together We Can.'

The Olympic torch arrived at Incheon International Airport on January 19 and begun its journey round Korea in Gwanghwamun Plaza in Seoul on January 23.

The Olympic torch relay runners consist of 56 foreigners, 13 Koreans with intellectual disabilities. The police will also assist.

11th International Cultural Exchange Activity Recruitment Underway

BUSAN, South Korea -- Nowadays, according to the flow of globalization, universities attract a large number of foreign students, and for Korea to evolve, the number of foreigners living in Busan area is growing rapidly. But the ties between Koreans and foreigners don't get closer, and foreigners from unfamiliar environment do not adapt well to the hard reality.

ICEA is a volunteering to exchange mutual culture to each other. That means we make a Buddy Program between Korean students and foreign students and we have various cultural activities and we visit many attractions and so on.

Through the many activities, we will experience another culture and we can make an appropriate attitude to globalization.

* Qualification: Anyone who has passion!!

- ICEA team is composed with 28 korean students and 28 foreigners.

- Foreigners who want to understand another culture and want to share their culture.

Haps Weekend Picks January 25,26,27

BUSAN, South Korea -- If fun is what you're looking for this weekend, then you've come to the right place. The forecast is set to cool down after a mild week, but looks to be sunny for another great weekend in the city.

The Freezin for a Reason 2013 Charity Polar Bear Swim highlights this weekend, but there are a ton of great musical events going on as well in the early evening and late nights that are worth checking out. There's also ballet, a cribbage tourney, ice skating and many other fun things to do with your mates, a loved one or the family.

You can check out the Haps Calendar for everything going on around the area. Enjoy!

Busan Kids Oral Hyigene Lowest in the Country

BUSAN, South Korea -- Children in Busan have the lowest rate of oral hygiene in the country according to statistics by the Korean National Mouth Health Organization.

Recent statistics show that only 19.8% of elementary school children brush their teeth at school after lunch, much lower than the national average of 33.8%.

Currently, 42.4% of elementary school first graders, 85.6% of middle schools first graders, and 77.9% of high school first graders are suffering from stomatopathy, or mouth diseases.


New Little India

The Overview

Situated on the second floor in the heart of Nampodong, New Little India specializes in the finest authentic Indian cuisine. The elegantly-styled interior and superior service complements the remarkably fresh ingredients on their vast menu. A great destination for those looking to enjoy a fine meal at affordable prices and a quiet ambiance.


Address: 48-2, 2 ga, Changsun-dong, Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea

open: 11am - 10pm

Busan, Yangon, Myanmar Become Sister Cities

BUSAN, South Korea -- Busan City has signed a sisterhood city agreement with Yangon, the largest city in Myanmar.

Hur Nam-sik, the Mayor of Busan, and Yangon Mayor Hla Myint put their signatures to the agreement on January 14 at the Yangon City Hall to become sister cities. The two signed a joint declaration promising cooperation and development in economics, culture, tourism, sports, education and private citizen exchanges. Yangon City becomes Busan's 26th sister city.

Yangon City is Myanmar's largest city and commercial capital. It was also the capital city until 2006 when the capital was moved to Naypyidaw. Leading global multinational corporations and major economic, commercial and port facilities are located in Yangon, the main gateway to Myanmar.

For more information, please contact the International Relations Division at 051-888-3546.

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