News

All elementary, middle, and high schools and special education schools in Busan, except overcrowded schools, will start full capacity in-person classes starting from November 2nd.
The city of Busan will hold the 75th anniversary of the United Nations Day ceremony at the UN Memorial Park today at 11 am, attended by more than 100 diplomatic delegations from the UN veterans of the Korean War and soldiers of the Army, Navy, and Air Forces.
AD STARS 2020 On-tact (Online+Contact) Festival, which will be held online to prevent the spread of Covid-19, will be held from October 22 via www.adstars.org
The city of Busan announced that it found five entertainment facilities violating quarantine rules at an inspection carried out against high-risk facilities in an area where group gathering was restricted as social distancing measures were eased to level one.

Dine & Drink

In the Food and Beverage sector in general, Fast Casual, Café’s, and QSRs (Quick Service Restaurants) have been adapting to COVID-19. Many of these practices, in fact, can be adapted even in dense urban areas like Seoul, South Korea.
So-called “no kid zone” restaurants and businesses that ban children from entering the establishment are once again becoming a social issue in the city as parents looking to dine with their kids are finding fewer places to frequent.

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Business Spotlight

ECCK & GGGI Breakfast Meeting With 8th UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

The European Chamber of Commerce in Korea is holding a breakfast meeting with former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon at the Four Seasons Hotel Seoul on October 13 from 8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

Eat Like a Local

Eat Like a Local: 20 Years of Tradition – Busan Milmyeon in Suyeong-gu

One of Busan's representative foods, Milmyeon (wheat noodles) has a long history, and of course, there are many famous restaurants for it in Busan. Among them, Busan Milmyeon is at the top of the list.

Upcoming Events

World Peace Forum

This event is held online to participate in keeping a social distance to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on YouTube.

2020 BCFC Virtual Choir Festival

Watch the 2020 Busan Choral Festival and Competition live on YouTube this weekend.

2020 KIMES Busan Medical & Hospital Equipment Show

KIMES, Korea’s largest exhibition of medical devices and hospital facilities, will open up a brand new exhibition dubbed ‘KIMES Busan’ in Busan this weekend, focusing on healthcare, medical devices, rehabilitation, and hospital facilities.

Busan Philharmonic Orchestra: The 567th Subscription Concert

The Busan Philharmonic Orchestra is holding its 567th Subscription Concert at the Busan Cultural Center this Friday evening.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Openings: Get a Taste of Russia at Royal Food in Marine City

Recently opened in Marine City, Royal Food offers a nice selection of Russian treats and bread.

Busan International Film Festival GV Made Together with Film and Audiences

Day 1 of the 25th Busan International Film Festival was full of diverse meetings with audiences.

BIFF Gets Underway Without The Glitz and Glamor of Opening Night

The Busan International Film Festival kicked off its 25th year with a shortened program and without the pomp and circumstance amid the coronavirus pandemic.

‘Forum BIFF,’ An Intellectual Hub of Dynamic Discussions Open to All Audiences

The Busan International Film Festival holds Forum BIFF, centered around the Jiseok Film Institute, online from October 22nd  to October 27th.

Sports

Busan IPark Lose to Bottom Side Incheon

The K League 1 relegation battle will go to the last day of the season after Incheon United came from behind to beat Busan IPark 2-1 on Saturday afternoon.

Busan IPark Edge Closer to Safety with Suwon Draw

Busan IPark continued their fight to avoid relegation with a hard-earned point against Suwon Bluewings on Sunday afternoon.

2020/21 KT Sonic Boom Schedule

Here is the schedule for the KT Sonic Boom for the 2020-21 season. Red "H" denotes home games.

Busan IPark Stun Seoul With Vital Win

Busan IPark held on to secure a vital 2-1 away to FC Seoul on Sunday afternoon to move off the bottom of the K League 1 table.