September 2010 (Issue No. 72)
E-Newsletter from Busan City
1.Busan Biennale 2010(September 11 ~ November 20, 2010, Busan Museum of Art), 2.Busan International Architectural Culture Festival 2010(September 29 ~ October 3, 2010, BEXCO), 3.The 15th Pusan International Film Festival(October 7 - 15, 2010, Haeundae, Nampo-dong)
What's New
The 3rd Korean Essay Contest
Busan Foundation for International Activities(BFIA) and Pusan University of Foreign Studies(PUFS) is holding the 3rd Korean Essay Contest in order to promote understanding of Hangul …
Come and Enjoy the City of Festivals, Busan
This October, Busan City hosts a variety of festivals, thereby further enhancing its growing reputation as a city of festivals ? these include the 6th Busan International Fireworks Festival …
Large Sculpture installed in front of Children’s Park
A symbolic sculpture has been installed in front of the Children’s Park, located in Choeup-dong, Busanjin-gu..…
Morning glories covering more buildings in Busan to help reduce indoor temperatures.
The ‘Morning Glory-covered building’ project running among public agencies is killing two birds with one stone - by greening the exterior of the buildings and simultaneously reducing indoor…
‘Busan City Document’ Photo Book published.
Busan City and Busan International Architectural Culture Festival Organizing Committee have published a photo book, entitled ‘Busan City Document with photography’, which reflects .…
Bicycle Slides to be installed on Busan Metro Station steps.
For the convenience of bicycle riders using the Busan Metro, a bicycle slide will be installed on the steps of Metro stations on Line 3. …
New promotion center opens in Seomyeon
The city has launched a new 35.2-square-meter promotion center to highlight the best of Busan.
The center is located in the transfer area between line No. 1 and 2 at Seomyeon Station.
Busan City to improve procedures for purchasing and issuing transportation cards for children
A transportation card for children incorporating the transfer discount system has been in existence since 2006 but there have been complaints about the inconvenience experienced …
Busan City to introduce ‘No-driving Day’ once a week using RFID from October.
To meet the central government’s ‘Low Carbon, Green Growth’ policy, Busan City will introduce a ‘No-driving Day’ once a week using an RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) system .…
Free Shuttle Bus Services for International Visitors to Korea
The Visit Korea Year Committee is providing free shuttle buses from Busan - Gyeongju to all foreign tourists...
Foreign school now in session
The Busan International Foreign School (www.isbusan.org) is slated to open on Aug. 23, offering residents from abroad who live in the southeastern part of the country …
Open-top, double-decker bus a big hit
The city’s double-decker, open-top bus service is cruising, racking up record passenger numbers as an increasing number of visitors seek to see the city from on high....
Free admission to the Busan International Sports Games Exhibition Hall
The Busan International Sports Games Exhibition Hall, located in Busan Sports Center, Sajik-dong, Dongnae-gu, has now been opened to the public for free...…
Hwangnyeong Tunnel “Toll Free” from October
Busan City has announced that Hwangnyeong Tunnel connecting Nam-gu to Busanjin-gu will be toll-free from October 1, 2010....
“Welcome to Busan” Foreigner Settlement and Adaptation Program
Since January 2010, the Busan Foundation for International Activities, or BFIA, has been running its 2010 “Welcome to Busan” foreigner settlement and adaptation program, ....
2010 BFIA Korean Language Classes
We, Busan Foundation for International Activities, open Korean Language classes for foreigners staying in Busan area. We welcome every foreigner who is interested in Korean language …
Upcoming Events
Exhibition Information
Vietnam: From the Hong River to the Mekong
○ Period: September 11 ~ November 14, 2010
○ Venue: Busan Museum 
To commemorate the 15-year sister-city relationship between Busan and Ho Chi Minh, a Vietnamese exhibition entitled “Vietnam: From the Hong River to the Mekong” will be held at Busan Museum from September 11 through November 14. To satisfy local citizens’ growing interest in Vietnamese culture through active personal and economic exchanges between the two nations, the exhibition will feature Vietnamese culture and history from the early Vietnamese Kingdoms (7th century BC) until the Nguyen Dynasty (1945), as well as the little-known culture of south and central regions in Vietnam.
Art Exhibition: Real Interface
○ Period: July 30 ~ September 22, 2010
○ Venue: Gana Art Busan Choi Goang-ho's Photography Exhibition: Photographic Meditation 
○ Period: August 14 ~ October 13, 2010
○ Venue: GoEun Museum of Photography, Haeundae district
Young British Art Exhibition
○ Period: September 11 ~ October 31, 2010
○ Venue: Johyun Gallery Art Edition 2010 
International Print Photo Art Fair 
○ Period: October 6 ~ 10, 2010
○ Venue: BEXCO
Music
Busan Philharmonic Youth Orchestra: 36th Regular Concert
○ Date & Time: September 29, 2010 7:30 p.m. 
○ Venue: Busan Cultural Center Busan Philharmonic Orchestra Special Concert
○ Date & Time: September 30, 2010 11:00 a.m. 
○ Venue: Busan Cultural Center
Busan Philharmonic Orchestra: Subscription Concert
○ Date & Time: October 8, 2010 7:30 p.m.  
○ Venue: Busan Cultural Center
Regular Tuesday Korean Cultural Performances Regular Tuesday Korean Cultural Performances
 Date & Time: Every Tuesday Night 7:30 p.m.
 Venue: The National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts
in Busan
Beach Theater at Gwangalli Beach - September Movie Screening Schedule Beach Theater at Gwangalli Beach - September Movie
Screening Schedule
 Venue: Outdoor Theater at the north end of Gwangalli Beach
 Tickets: Free
Alain Delon & Yves Montand Special Alain Delon & Yves Montand Special
 Period: September 10 ~ 26, 2010
 Venue: Cinematheque Pusan
 
Jiny Mime Festival II Jiny Mime Festival II
 Period: September 30 ~ October 1, 2010
 Venue: Busan Cultural Center
 
The 2nd Dynamic Busan Mountain Bike Rally The 2nd Dynamic Busan Mountain Bike Rally
 Date & Time: October 3, 2010 9 a.m. ~ 5 p.m.
* Gathering Place & Time: Silla University at 8:00 a.m.
 Course: 25km, 50km route
( Silla University → Mt. Baekyang → Silla University)
 
Busan Ocean Half Marathon Busan Ocean Half Marathon
 Date & Time: October 3, 2010, 8 a.m. ~ 1 p.m.
 Gathering Place: Bexco
 
‘Dadaepo Sunset Fountain of Dream’ Music Show Schedule ‘Dadaepo Sunset Fountain of Dream’ Music Show Schedule
 
Season Weekdays (Tue. ~ Fri.) Weekends & Holidays
Spring (March ~ April) 7:30 p.m. ~ 8:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. ~ 8:00 p.m.
8:30 p.m. ~ 9:00 p.m.
Summer (May ~ August) 8:00 p.m. ~ 8:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m. ~ 8:30 p.m.
9:00 p.m. ~ 9:30 p.m.
Fall (September ~ November) 7:30 p.m. ~ 8:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. ~ 7:30 p.m.
8:00 p.m. ~ 8:30 p.m.
Dongnae Eupseong Historical Festival Dongnae Eupseong Historical Festival
 Period: October 8 - 10, 2010
 Venue: North Gate Plaza of Dongnae Eupseong, Dongnae Cultural
Center, Oncheoncheon Stream, Dongnae Oncheonjang and
Geumgang Park
 
Busan Jagalchi Festival Busan Jagalchi Festival
 Period: October 13 ~ 17, 2010
 Venue: Jagalchi Market
 
Busan International Smart Shoe & Parts Fair Busan International Smart Shoe & Parts Fair
 Period: October 14 ~ 16, 2010
 Venue: BEXCO
 
Busan International Textile & Fashion Show 2010 Busan International Textile & Fashion Show 2010
 Period: October 14 ~ 16, 2010
 Venue: BEXCO
 
IDF-WPR 5km Run/Walk to Change Diabetes IDF-WPR 5km Run/Walk to Change Diabetes
 Date & Time: October 17, 2010 2:00 p.m. ~
 Venue: Tourist Information Center at Haeundae Beach
 
Moontan Road Walking Event Moontan Road Walking Event
 Dates: September 18, October 23
 Time: 6:00 p.m. ~
 
The Ballerina Who Fell in Love With a B-boy The Ballerina Who Fell in Love With a B-boy
 Date: December 18, 2009 ~ Open Run
 Venue : BBTHEATER (The former Eunha Theater in Seomyeon)
 
JUMP: Comic Martial Arts Performance JUMP: Comic Martial Arts Performance
 Period: September 1, 2010 ~ Open Run
 Venue: JUMP theater, Grand Hotel
 
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Busan Biennale 2010
○ Period: September 11 ~ November 20, 2010
○ Venue: Busan Museum of Art Busan International Architectural Culture Festival 2010
○ Period: September 29 ~ October 3, 2010
○ Venue: BEXCO The 15th Pusan International Film Festival
○ Period: October 7 ~ 15, 2010
○ Venue: Haeundae, Nampo-dong