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[INTERVIEW] ExTuber hopes to share beauty of Busan


▲ Joseline Winarta, chosen as a 2030 ExTuber.

Last February, Busan city selected 30 "Extubers" (Expo+YouTuber). The public relations group is composed of 30 one-person media creators in their twenties, who are planning activities to launch expos in earnest through Youtube. With the sponsorship of Busan, each Extuber will produce a promotional video for the 2030 Expo launch. In addition, the Extubers are tasked with sharing and spreading content related to the 2030 Busan World Expo through social media from February to December of this year.

 Among the 30 people selected as 2030 ExTubers, a young creator catches eyes. Joseline Winarta came to Korea from Indonesia to study because she loves Korean culture. She was the only foreigner selected. This university student has experienced tourism and marketing as a Busan Tourism Organization English Youtube creator and KT&G Sangsangmadang creator. Dynamic Busan talked to her about what the 2030 Busan World Expo means to her. 

Q. Hi! Please introduce yourself to our readers!

A. Hello, I am Joseline Winarta from Indonesia (Medan). I came to study in Korea, and now, I'm majoring in media communication at Kyungsung University!

Q. Congratulations on being selected as a 2030 ExTuber! How does it feel?

A. It's such a great honor to be part of the 2030 ExTuber! I didn't expect to participate in the 2030 ExTuber because I'm a foreigner, but gratefully I was thrilled to be accepted! I'd like to take this opportunity to promote Busan tourism to people from other countries.

Q. What do you think of the 2030 Busan World Expo?

A. When I first came to Busan in 2018, I saw the ads about the 2030 Busan World Expo. I couldn't pay attention and didn't know what's about because I just came to Korea, but I searched on the internet after seeing this event's promotion. I think Korea can do very well. In particular, I think it is such a good idea to plan the ExTuber activities for the 2030 Busan World Expo. Thanks to these activities, I think it helps to convey the beautiful image of Busan to people in other countries.

Q. How did you start working as a YouTube Creator?

A. I have participated in promoting Busan tourism through YouTube, and it was so fun that I thought about doing YouTube. I've been working as a YouTube creator since then. Although I still don't have a personal channel yet, I plan to make one next month. And as a foreigner, I want to share videos that show how pretty Busan's tourist attractions are! For Busan readers, if you watch my videos, please cheer for me. Haha.

Q. What brought you to Busan? Do you have any memorable stories in Busan?

A. I came here to study in 2018 because I am into Korean culture. Seoul was very famous in Indonesia, but I chose Busan, not Seoul. I think Busan has many attractive places. Gamcheon Culture Village is full of beautiful colors of houses. And I fell in love with Busan since there were famous beaches like Gwangalli and Haeundae! Since living in Busan, I feel that if foreigners travel to Busan, they can enjoy it without any regrets and will want to visit again. My family was delighted with their trip to Busan!

Q. Please tell us your future plans or vision as a 2030 ExTuber!

A. As an ExTuber of Busan World Expo 2030, I would like to film many Busan tourist attractions and tell people from other countries about Busan. I will make a story that tourists can sympathize with by showing Busan from a foreigner's point of view. I hope the 2030 Busan World Expo goes well!