Busan News

Typhoon Toraji May Hit Southern Regions Friday

BUSAN, South Korea -- The Korean Meteorological Administration has predicted the possibility of a typhoon hitting the region this Friday. Heavy rain is forecasted with gusty winds affecting the Gyeongsang provincial areas.

Typhoon Toraji, the 17th typhoon of the season, formed in waters east-northeast of Taiwan around 3 a.m. Monday with a central pressure of 980 hPa and wind speeds of about 18 m/s while moving northeast. 

'We're uncertain which course typhoon Toraji will take due to the influence of a trough of low pressure,' Kim Sung-mook of the KMA. Currently, forecasters have the chance of hitting the southern and central regions at 60 percent.

Auditions: THE BLUE ROOM

"The Blue Room" will be performed on November 9-10 in Jungang-dong, Busan, near Nampo-dong. Auditions will take place in Busan Cinema Center, Rehearsal Studio II from 10 to 5 on Sunday, September 15th. See our Facebook Event for directions. Rehearsal times and locations will be decided based on cast availability, but will likely require a several hour time commitment on Sundays.

Busan Established as Friendship City with Beijing

BUSAN, South Korea -- Busan City established a friendship and cooperation city relationship with Beijing to strengthen ties of friendship and to expand mutual understanding through exchanges in areas including city construction and management, culture (film, art, education and youth), tourism and finance. 

Busan City mayor Hur Nam-sik and Beijing mayor Wang Anshun signed the friendship and cooperation agreement on August 14 at Beijing City Hall. 

With its 20.18 million population, Beijing is the second largest Chinese city after Shanghai and is the nation's political, economic, cultural, and educational center. 

Busan City currently has 26 sister cities and six friendship cities. Beijing is Busan's 6th friendship city, while Busan is Beijing's first friendship city.

Free Kayak Experience Zone Set to Take Place Next Month

BUSAN, South Korea -- The Busan Regional Maritime Affairs and Port Office said that it will operate free kayak experience zone in Gwangan waters from fourteenth of next month. For this, the office secured the equipment, including one-hundred kayaks and four ships for the event. 

If the kayak experience zone is operated, up to six-hundred people a day, or thirty-five-thousand people a year, can enjoy kayaking for free.  The operation of the kayak experience zone will be consigned to Busan association of Sea Explorers of Korea. 

Busan Regional Maritime Affairs and Port Office has a plan to support the operating expenses after securing twenty million won for the budget. 

The kayaking experience is possible after an application in the homepage of Busan association of Sea Explorers of Korea. 

Source: Busan eFM News

Busan the Favorite for Baseball Hall of Fame

BUSAN, South Korea -- The project to build 'the Baseball Hall of Fame' to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the birth of Korean baseball and the thirtieth anniversary of the founding of Korean Pro baseball in Gijang-gun is being decided. 

An official of Gijang-gun said that it has the plan to sign a triangular memorandum of agreement with the Korea Baseball Organization and the city of Busan for building 'Korea baseball museum and hall of fame' at five p.m. today(29) in Busan city hall. 

With this, the place for the baseball hall of fame, after a fierce competition with Seoul and Incheon, was practically decided to be Gijang. 

Busan and Gijang-gun were selected as preferred bidders for the baseball hall of fame building project at the second board meeting of KBO in April. 

Source: Busan eFM News

Busan Grand Sale Gets Underway Sunday

BUSAN, South Korea -- '2013 Busan Grand Sale', the biggest shopping and tourism festival of Busan, will be held from the first of September to tenth of October for 40 days throughout Busan. 

During the grand sale festival, foreign and domestic tourists will use major hotels, duty-free shops, and restaurants in Busan at discounted price. 

The city of Busan and Busan tourism organization increased the scale of the festival to meet 'Busan, Ulsan, and Gyeongnam Visit Year' this year. 

This year, three-thousand-eight-hundred businesses, which was a fifty-four percent increase compared to last year's two-thousand-four-hundred businesses, will participate in the festival. 

Particularly, not only foreign, but also domestic tourists can receive the same sale benefit during the festival. 

Source: Busan eFM News

Apply for Teaching World Language Classes Position

BUSAN, South Korea -- World language classes are on-going at Busan Global Center to provide an opportunity to know about world languages and various culture. Therefore, Busan Global Center is looking for foreign residents who can teach your native language and culture to the locals. We ask for your active participation and interest in this program. 

? Overview

 Â· Contents: Teach native languages and culture and provide cultural experience opportunities as a volunteer teacher.

* Level of class: Entry level of language(alphabet, pronunciation, basic words) and daily expressions etc.

 Â· Period: September 30(Mon) ~ December 14(Sat), 10 weeks

 Â· Frequency of class: Once a week for 10 times, 90mins/class

 Â· Location: Busan Global Center

 Â· Languages: any languages are welcomed (i.e. Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Hebrew and so on.)

Debate Over Ice Rink Continues

BUSAN, South Korea -- Busan citizens' debate to build the Busan international ice rink was held in the main conference room of the Busan city council yesterday . 

In yesterday's debate hosted by Hyun young-hee, national assembly member Jeong Young-gak, the vice-president of Busan University of Foreign Studies, said there was only one public ice-rink to accommodate 200 people in Buk-gu, which was the lowest level in the country through the topic presentation. 

Mr. Jeong said this situation has caused a big setback in training professional players and the popularization of ice sports. The building of the international scale ice-rink is urgent he said.

Source: Busan eFM News

Local Waters Deemed Safe From Radioactivity

BUSAN, South Korea -- A recent survey shows that the seas around Korea are safe from radioactivity. 

An official of the National Fisheries Research and Development Institute said that the water contaminated by Japan's radioactivity was not brought into the seas around the country, as the survey conducted with Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety since 2011 indicates. 

This survey has been conducted to understand whether or not the Fukushima nuclear accident had a bad effect on the domestic fishing ground or marine creatures. 

Source: Busan eFM News


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