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YouTube Video Brings Miracle to a Tteokbokki Stand in Busan

YouTube Video Brings Miracle to a Tteokbokki Stand in Busan

BUSAN, Jan. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — ‘Youngkukine’, what was once an obscure snack seller at the traditional Geumjeong Market in Busan, has now become a popular attraction among local and overseas visitors alike largely due to the massive power of YouTube. What used to be a hole in the wall for local kids and neighbouring [...]

Busan Opens City Coffers to Encourage Walking

Busan Opens City Coffers to Encourage Walking

BUSAN, Jan. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The city of Busan announced comprehensive plans on Wednesday to develop a pedestrian-friendly city environment. Since 2009, Busan has implemented series of pedestrian policies which faced constant difficulties involving driver-centered traffic systems as well as a lack of funding. This time, Busan invited experts, institutions, and task forces since [...]

Busan Continues Installation of Artificial Reefs to Restore Marine Ecosystem

Busan Continues Installation of Artificial Reefs to Restore Marine Ecosystem

BUSAN, Jan. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – The city of Busan announced on Monday that it had installed seven underwater artificial reefs near Mokdo, Saha-gu to contribute to restoration efforts of the local marine ecosystem. The artificial reefs are 13.5 meters wide and 9 meters tall, and are effective in gathering migratory species. Since 1987, the City has [...]

Civic Groups Vow to Erect Statue in Honor of Forced Labor Victims Near Japanese Consulate

Civic Groups Vow to Erect Statue in Honor of Forced Labor Victims Near Japanese Consulate

BUSAN, Dec. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — A coalition of South Korean civic groups on Thursday reaffirmed its pledge to erect a statue in front of the Japanese Consulate in South Korea’s second-largest city of Busan next year to commemorate Korean who suffered forced labor under Japan’s colonial rule. Members of the coalition, including the Busan [...]