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The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that it will strengthen the watch on mosquitoes carrying the disease Japanese encephalitis which are also referred to as small red house mosquitoes in Korean.

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Social Distancing Rules to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

The central government and Busan Metropolitan City are strongly urging people to practice social distancing from March 22 to April 5, 2020 to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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ECCK Hosting “Breakfast Meting with Mayor Oh Keo-don” on March 5th

The European Chamber of Commerce in Korea (ECCK) is hosting an ECCK Busan Breakfast Meeting with Busan Mayor Oh Keo Don and Busan Metropolitan City on March 5th at the Paradise Hotel.

Eat Like a Local

Eat Like a Local: Old-Style Korean Pork Cutlets – Ms. and Mr. Wang Tongasu

Any Korean, who has memories of going to a street market with mom or with friends after school, would remember the Korean tongasu in 1980s or 1990s. Here you can taste the good memories.

Eat Like a Local: Oyster Soup, a Korean Winter Delicacy – Hanmadang Tongyeong Sutbul Jangeogui

Located about 20 meters from Beomnaegol subway gate 4 in Busanjin-gu, Hanmadand Tongyeong Sutbul Jangeogui is a specialized restaurant quite famous for its grilled eel and jangeo tang, a Korean-style spicy eel stew using fresh eel from the waters off Tongyeong.

Eat Like a Local: A Quiet and Cozy Bar in Seomyeon – Purple Moon

Sometimes you need a fun and cheerful place to enjoy drinking and the atmosphere, and other times you want a comfortable and quiet place to enjoy drinking and being with people you love. This place is the latter.

Upcoming Events

40s/50s Salsa Dancing

Busan Noblesse Salsa Club is hosting a salsa class every Monday from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm with a weekly meet up that follows.

Laochra Busan Gaelic Football Club 2020 Flip Cup Tourney

Laochra Busan Gaelic Football Club is hosting a 2020 Flip Cup tournament this Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. at HQ Bar in Gwangalli.

Haeundae Language Exchange

The first Haeundae Language Exchange meet-up will be held at Treehouse Busan Community, March 27th at 8:30 pm.

All You Can Drink Hip Hop Night @ HQ

On Friday, March 20th, HQ Gwangan will be spinning hip hop -- classic cuts and new stuff -- and serving up a great All You Can Drink special at a cheap price.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Sakhalin Businessman Makes $100,000 Donation to Help Fight Coronavirus Pandemic in Korea

Second-generation Sakhalin Korean Oleg K. Kan, who has been living with his family in Busan for several years, recently donated 122.5 million won ($100,000) USD to the Sarane Yolme City Charity Foundation.  

Lotte Department Store Gwangbok Holding Flower Event to Help Local Farmers

Now is a good chance to fill your house with flowers this spring and help out local flower growers whose business has suffered this spring.

Busan City Landmarks Turn Blue Today and Tomorrow For World Autism Awareness Day

World Autism Awareness Day, designated by the United Nations, is an internationally recognized day falling on April 2nd every year, to raise awareness about people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and promote the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of ASD.

Major Department Stores Postponing Spring Sales Events

Major department stores in Busan have postponed their spring sales events due to the coronavirus pandemic around the country.

Sports

2020 World Table Tennis Championships Will Be Postponed Once Again

The 2020 World Table Tennis Championships which were rescheduled for June in Busan will be delayed once again.

Busan IPark Bring In New Faces Ahead of Return to Top Tier

Tomas Marcantonio takes a look at the Busan IPark's new signings ahead of this year's return to K League 1 action.

KBO Pushes Back Its Start to Late April

The Korean Baseball Organization has postponed the beginning of its season once again, moving the starting date to late April.

KBL Cancels The Rest of the Season

The Korean Basketball League has canceled the remainder of the 2019/20 season including the playoffs.