Busan, center of Korea's coffee fascination
Beomridan-gil and Gijang areas offer cozy cafe destinations
City Spotlight ③ Cafe capitalAround the world, cities dubbed "coffee cities" have one thing in common. They are all scenic, walkable harbor cities like San Francisco, Portland and Seattle, the birthpl...
Ahrang Kang 2022-11-02
Becoming the country's cultural nerve center
Venues citywide host biennale as cultural amenities increase
As the famed second largest Korean city, Busan has diverse infrastructures. There are countless places to enjoy art and culture, such as art museums and theaters downtown that harmonize with the cityw...
Ahrang Kang 2022-08-31
Citywide places for World Expo-themed spaces
Progressive Centum City and peaceful Gamcheon Culture Village
The World Expo leads the globe as a progressive zeitg-eist. The spirit of which is a concentration on "progress" and "peace." Considering the mega-event's spirit, the BIE suggests candidates tailor th...
Ahrang Kang 2022-07-29
Busan-based movies compete at Cannes
Another step toward becoming a "global film city"
Cinematic City Views ⑦ Festival filmsGeumjeongsan.On May 29, films shot in Busan won awards at the 75th Cannes Film Festival. Two Korean films were in competition and three others were shown out of co...
Ahrang Kang 2022-07-01
Netflix variety show serves food and fun
A motorcycle trip to Busan for two
Cinematic City Views ⑥ The Hungry and the HairyIn December, Netflix introduced a new travel entertainment program, "The Hungry and the Hairy." Unlikely buddies "the hungry" (Jung Ji-hoon, aka Rain) an...
Ahrang Kang 2022-06-13
History unfolds Busan in historic Apple TV drama
Youn Yuh-jung stars in new epic international drama
Cinematic City Views ⑤ PachinkoThese days, a new U.S. television series, based on Min Jin Lee's novel, has captured audiences from around the world. "Pachinko" debuted on Apple TV+ March 25; new episo...
Ahrang Kang 2022-04-29
Chance encounter takes former lovers around city
Will movie magic sub-text translate to a long shot reunion?
Cinematic City Views ④ Cinema Street△Whether from 86 meters above the ocean or more than 300 meters into it, catch the perfect shot of Songdo's quiet coast.■ Happenstance and hidden memoriesRunning in...
Ahrang Kang 2022-03-31
Screen filled with sentimental seaside scenes
Coastal bookstore in "Waiting for Rain" becomes a character of its own
Cinematic City Views ③ Waiting for Rain Alas, it's growing increasingly difficult to imagine a time without the internet and smartphones. In the past, many would send letters by mail, eagerly waiting ...
Ahrang Kang 2022-02-28