Busan News

New Dog Registration System Enacted for 2013

BUSAN, South Korea -- All dog-owners in Busan are now required to register dogs over three months old with the city, under revisions to the Animal Protection Act. Dog owners must also attach an identification tag to their dogs when in public.   

The new registration system is intended to address the rising number of dogs that go missing or are abandoned each year. 

Dogs over three months old must be registered at a designated veterinary clinic and bear identification tags in their district of residence. When registering their pet, owners are given three choices: an embedded RFID chip (KRW 20,000), an electronic tag (KRW 15,000), or an ordinary dog tag (KRW 10,000). Guide dogs and adopted strays may be registered for free, and a 50-percent discount is available for dogs that already have an RFID chip, for spayed or neutered dogs, and for dogs belonging to low-income families.

Haps Weekend Picks April 5,6,7

BUSAN, South Korea -- The first weekend of the month may bring some April showers, but there is a full docket of things to do this weekend indoor or out to keep you busy.

Headlining this weekend is the Haps 24th issue launch party at Sharky's in Haeundae Saturday night, where you can check out the latest issue with its new feel and look. There's also a lot of great music, soccer and baseball, and a few festivals that get the spring underway in traditional Busan fashion. 

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

Busan City to Add Extra Local Buses for National Maritime Museum Visitors During Weekends

BUSAN, South Korea -- To provide convenient access via public transportation for National Maritime Museum visitors, Busan City is adding more buses to local bus route no. 66 traveling from Busan Station to Taejongdae via Jungang-dong Station and the National Maritime Museum. The five extra buses operate every weekend from March 16 to the end of May. Weekend museum visitors can use local bus no. 66 at 10-minute intervals. Bus no. 66 usually operates during weekdays at 20-minute intervals.

The National Maritime Museum also plans to operate two shuttle buses between Busan Station and the museum from April. In addition, the Busan Regional Maritime Affairs & Port Office plans to provide ferry service for museum visitors. The ferry will operate between the Coastal Ferry Terminal and the National Maritime Museum from the middle of May after a docking facility has been installed near the museum.

City Chosen as Best Place to Invest over China

BUSAN, South Korea -- The world's leading news source, CNN, shows Busan placed ninth on the list of Best Cities to Invest in Asia-Pacific.Busan beat Beijing and Shanghai to be ranked as one of the best cities to invest in the Asia-Pacific.  

Solidiance, a global marketing strategy consulting firm, recently named the city No. 9 on its list of the 10 best cities to do business in the Asia-Pacific. The feat was reported in CNN and the Wall Street Journal on March 12.

Sydney and Melbourne in Australia ranked second and third respectively, while Hong Kong was fourth, Tokyo and Osaka in Japan were sixth and eighth, and Taipei came in at 10th place. 

No cities on the Chinese mainland made it into the top 10. Beijing and Shanghai stood at 13th and 14th respectively. Kuala Lumpur placed 11th, while Bangkok placed 12th. Solidiance's home city of Singapore was first.

Busan to Host All Asia Cruise Convention 2014

BUSAN, South Korea -- Asia's largest cruise convention will be held in Busan in 2014. On March 13 at Cruise Shipping Miami 2013 in the United States, Busan City, the Busan Port Authority (BPA), the Korea Tourism Organization and the Busan Tourism Organization signed the MOU with Seatrade to host the All Asia Cruise Convention (AACC) 2014 in Busan.

AACC, the largest cruise convention in Asia, is sponsored by British-based Seatrade Global, an organization prominent in hosting international shipbuilding and marine conventions as well as publishing global maritime and logistics journals.  AACC has been held biennially since its first convention in Shanghai, China in 2008.

Haps Weekend Picks March 29,30,31

BUSAN, South Korea -- It's finally starting to look and feel like spring outside, which for sports fans means one thing: the Lotte Giants are back.

The Giants start their 2013 quest for the KBO title this weekend with a two game series with Hanwha. The Basement, always party central in PNU, celebrates its 11th birthday this weekend in grand style, and there are some other great musical events going around the city as always.

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

City’s YouTube to hold ‘Making Friends’ Event

BUSAN, South Korea -- Busan City's YouTube channel (youtube.com/DynamicBusan) will link with social networking services every Monday until the end of this year and hold various events for visitors. For instance, it is easy to visit Busan's Facebook page (facebook.com/BusanCity) or English-language site (facebook.com/DynamicBusan) to answer quizzes about YouTube videos.

Three lucky winners will receive mobile gift certificates for coffee worth 4,000 won ($3.65) from the city for trying out the event. Participants who live in locations outside of Korea will receive a free copy of the city's English-language newspaper Dynamic Busan.

Haps Weekend Picks March 22,23,24

BUSAN, South Korea -- After a week's rest from a crazy St. Patrick's Day, the weekend is back with more great events around the city.

Two big concerts highlight this weekend, as the Music for Mutts 2 and Rhymes and Reggae take over PNU and Kyungsung Saturday night with tons of great artists from around the city and country. With a favorable forecast, there's plenty to do outside during the day and inside at night when the temps cool down.

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

To Be Or Not To Be (a live, choose-your-own-adventure play!)

The venue is ready, more than two dozen performers have been rehearsing tirelessly, everything is set to stream the play live over YouTube all over the world, all we need is YOU to call the shots!

Shakespeare in Busan, The Busan Theatre Association, Ryan North, Ryan Estrada and William Shakespeare are all joining forces to bring you To Be Or Not To Be a live, choose-your-own-adventure play where YOU get to vote what happens next!

It’s 10am Sunday Korea time- but it will be streaming live ALL OVER THE WORLD so click below to learn out more and to find out what time the play is live in your time zone if you are out of the country!

Temporary Closure of Nurimaru APEC House (April 1-3)

BUSAN, South Korea -- Nurimaru APEC House will be closed temporarily for repairs to the inside of the building, from April 1st until 3rd. Opened in 2005, the whole shape presents a 'pavilion', a Korean traditional summer house, in modern style. It was built for the APEC meeting at a cost of 19.4 billion won.

For more information, please call (051)744-3140

Source: Busan City News


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