BUSAN, South Korea -- The end of July brings Korean vacation season for the next two weeks with local beaches bustling with thousands of out-of-towners.
This weekend is highlighted by the return of the 9th Busan International Kids Film Festival, with over 70 films showcasing movies based on children’s books and stories. There's also some other great events indoors this weekend if you're looking to beat the heat indoors.
You can check out the Haps Calendar for everything going on around the area. Enjoy!
Special shark deterrent devices have been installed just off of Haeundae beach by the government to ensure the ocean predators keep a safe distance from the city’s busy beaches during the high season.
The systems are designed to repel the ocean predators by sending out electronic pulses that short-circuit a sensitive sensor gel in the shark's nose, which it uses to navigate and detect prey
According to officials, police have found what is believed to be the body of fugitive owner of the Sewol Ferry. The body was first discovered back on June 12th in a plum orchard in the southern city of Suncheon, about 300 kilometers south of Seoul.
The decomposing body was lying face up, wearing a winter jacket and a hat, officials said. Alcohol bottles were also found littered around the body, but the exact timing and cause of death are not yet known.
"We carried out a DNA test after finding a dead body in Suncheon, and the results fairly matched that of Yoo's brother," a police official said. "We need to look more closely into this, but the body is believed to be Yoo's."
"We are waiting for the final results due from the National Forensic Service," said a senior prosecution official.