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Level 2.5 stage of social distancing, which was originally planned to be extended by the city of Busan until the 31st, was adjusted to Level 2 from today until the 31st of the month.

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A week since customers were allowed to return to cafes, a lot of confusion and frustration among patrons, workers, and owners about the one-hour sitting time rule recommended in the latest quarantine guidelines instituted by the city.
Located about 590 meters from Exit 5 of Myeongryun subway station, Thaibin's large, beautiful exterior invites you into their modern two-story interior filled with greenery and unique decorations while the outside terrace has bungalows for a more intimate dining experience.

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International School of Koje Students Scale the School Walls

This week, our intrepid middle school students literally went over the top when they completed their latest challenge for the new entry point; abseiling from the top of the school campus.

Eat Like a Local

Eat Like a Local: Step into the Land of Smiles at Thaibin in Oncheon-dong

Located about 590 meters from Exit 5 of Myeongryun subway station, Thaibin's large, beautiful exterior invites you into their modern two-story interior filled with greenery and unique decorations while the outside terrace has bungalows for a more intimate dining experience.

Eat Like a Local: Savory Korean Full-Course Meals – Gugane Hanjeongsik

In Mangmi-dong, Suyeong-gu, Gugane offers an awesome Korean traditional meal at a reasonalble price. You can enjoy the fine collection of well-known Korean side dishes carefully made by the owner/chef.

Eat Like a Local: Stylish Izakaya Eats at Maeryo 36.5 in Kyungsung

A long time favorite izakaya in the heart of the Kyungsung University area, Maeryo 36.5 is a stylish, trendy dining and drinking spot offering delicious Japanese favorites.

Eat Like a Local: I Hwa Soo Traditional Yukgaejang in Marine City

Recently opened on the first floor at Hanil Ordew in Marine City, I Hwa Soo Jeontong Yukgaejang is a popular nationwide chain that serves up delicious modern and traditional bowls of spicy beef soup.

Upcoming Events

Busan National Gugak Center 2021 Saturday Performances

The Busan National Gugak Center plans to perform a total of 19 performances on select Saturdays until June 19th.

Jacques Rozier & Guillaume Brac Film Retrospective

A film retrospective from French directors Jacques Rozier & Guillaume Brac is taking place at the Busan Cinema Center until January 31.

Liquid Arts Empty Venue 2 Online This Sunday

The Liquid Arts Empty Venue 2 takes place online this Sunday at noon featuring a host of artistic talent from here and abroad.

ASEAN-ROK Gourmet Banquet: Food Culture Film Screenings

The ASEAN Culture House starts 2021 with screenings of films featuring food from the ASEAN region, Korea, and wider Asia

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Jay Jeon Stepping Down as BIFF Director

In a surprise move at the Busan International Film Festival, Jay Jeon is stepping down as director on January 31 after his three-year post expires.

“Fierce Dog” Owners Required to Have Insurance By Next Month

Owners of dogs considered by the government as "fierce" breeds will need to own insurance for their pets by the middle of next month.

First Animal Companion Playground to be Built at North Port Campsite

The city's first animal companion playground is to be built on the site of the North Port campsite.

Online: Busan Beauty & Cosmetics Sale Festival Begins Today

The Busan Beauty & Cosmetics Sale Festival will be held online from today through January 29th featuring great sales of up to 30% on items.

Sports

Gimhae’s Gaya Theme Park Opens “Exciting Snow Sledding Range”

Gimhae Gaya Theme Park has opened the region's largest snow playing facility until February 21.

Most Indoor Sports Facilities Can Reopen in Busan From Today

The city of Busan will ease measures on most indoor sports facilities from today.

Busan IPark Start Winter Training for 2021 Season

The Busan IPark have started winter training for the 2021 season and looking to regain the form that saw them elevated to the K League top division at the beginning of 2020.

Winter Sports Facilities To Reopen From Today With Limitations

Winter sports facilities, including ice rinks, snow sledding trails, and ski resorts will open again from today as the 10-day ban on the businesses over the Christmas and New Year's holidays has come to an end.