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Thursday, March 23, 2017

2017 Daegu Announcement Project for Foreign Residents ‘Better Together'



 2017 Daegu Announcement Project for Foreign Residents 
‘Better Together'


Experience beautiful Daegu together.
Let’s go together to find the attractions of Daegu!



‘Better Together’ prepared a platform to provide foreign residents in Daegu with an opportunity to encounter diverse cultural experiences of Daegu, and help foreigners and Daegu citizens to better understand each other through promoting intimate cultural communication and improving multi-cultural awareness. With five sense experience-based tour program that provides variety of things to see, enjoy, eat, and play in Daegu, you can experience beautiful and happy Daegu through communicating with Daegu citizens.



 Overview of Better Together Program with Colorful Stories 

Date : 2017 March ~ October (Total 7 times)  /  Venue : Daegu City


- Schedule :
· 1st Program – March 25th - (Sat) 2017 Better Together, 4th Opening ceremony
· 2nd Program – April 15th - (Sat) Mabijeong Mural Painting Village & Samunjin Ferry Cruise Tour.
· 3rd Program – May 20th - (Sat) Visiting Bongsan Culture Street gallery & Daegu Confucian School Culture Experience
· 4th Program – June 17th - (Sat) Palgong-san Donghwa-sa Temple Stay (1night 2days) & visiting Korean Bronze ware Museum
· 5th Program – August 19th - (Sat) Daegu Ap-san night hiking
· 6th Program – September 16th - (Sat) Exciting musical instrument! Samulnori Class
· 7th Program – October 21st - (Sat) What I say about Daegu! Talk concert & Halloween Party





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Better Together Opening Ceremony 
& Daebongdong Culture Village Tour

Date : March 25, 2017, Saturday 13:00 ~ 19:30
Venue : Art Factory Cheong Chun – Daebong-dong Kim Kwang Seok Memorial Street


As it is the first meeting of 2017, ‘Better Together’ will deliver the meaning and purpose of the project. After dividing the team for upcoming 7 sessions, the participants will have a time to get along with each other. In addition, participants will learn more about Korean culture through watching traditional music performances, tasting Korean traditional foods, and playing traditional games. The participants will also have an opportunity to experience Daegu’s street culture through Daebong-dong village tour, Daegu’s one of the main tour contents

Schedule :
Time
Category
Details
13:30~14:00
Assemble
Attendance check, head count, team division
14:00~15:00
Ice breaking
Program introduction and self introduction
15:00~15:30
Tea time
Refreshments (rice cake, jeon, tea confectioneries), traditional tea,
Greeting, memorizing team members names
15:30~16:00
Performance
Traditional music performance
16:00~18:00
Game Date
Matching raw materials of refreshments
Finding Gong-gi Master
Exciting board game! Enjoy yunnori!
18:00~18:30
Finish the Game
Announce the game results
18:30~19:30
Bangcheon Market
Visiting Bangcheon market gallery
Visiting Kim Kwang Seok Memorial Street
19:30~
Finish & return home
Write comments about the experience (Questionnaire)
Descriptions of the following program


= Application Notice =

Eligibility : Foreigners living in Daegu, Daegu citizen
 Application Period : Permanent recruitment
 Qualification :
    1. Preferred if they have lived in Daegu within 7 months
    2. Must join in the program at least three times
    3. Can be separated according to the nation if participants of a certain country are too many
    4. English speaker

 How many : about 100 people
 How to apply : in person, e-mail (ccart2012@hanmail.net)
                          attached the application form (download click here)

 Registration Address : B1 20-35 Daebong-dong, Jung-gu, Daegu
 Question : 053-424-5235 / ccart2012@hanmail.net 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Log of WMACi Daegu 2017 Opening Ceremony - Eye of blog press, sports event of Daegu, Korea

 Moments of WMACi Daegu 2017
Opening Ceremony



WMCAi Daegu 2017 kicked off with an opening ceremony celebration that included Korean folk songs, drum dancing, cheer leading, Taekwondo, Kpop, and athletes from all over the world.


 

Inside the stadium, the crowds were buzzing in anticipation of the parade of athletes. After a few welcoming speeches, the official WMACi flag was raised signaling the start of the games. 

Just like in the Olympics, the athletes entered the arena alphabetically by country and were met with a packed crowd of cheering and waving fans. 



The crowd rose to their feet as the final country - the host country of Korea - entered the stadium.



Once all the athletes arrived, golden streamers exploded from the roof of the stadium and streamed down on the athletes below. The celebrations continued with a heartfelt concert of traditional Korean music and European opera. 

Afterwards, an amazing Taekwondo demonstration wowed the crowds, followed by performances by popular Korean dancers and singers. By the end of the night, athletes from different countries danced with one another to Kpop music as they enjoyed an unforgettable opening ceremony.



The World Masters Athletic Championship Indoor is a track and field event attended by men and women athletes ages 35 and older. It is the first time that WMCAi has been held in Asia, and with over 4,000 participants from over 60 countries, it’s one of the largest sports events in the world. And it’s right here in Daegu!   



Come out and cheer on your country at WMCAi! Admission is free, and there are plenty of activities to partake in between events such as taking a photo with the WMCAi mascot and sampling delicious Korean food at one of the many outdoor street vendors in front of the stadium. Come, run, enjoy it!


Event : What's on World Water Day 2017 Celebration in Daegu, Korea? - Wastewater, sewage treatment, ceremony, performance.

World Water Day Celebration Daegu,
Talking about Wastewater this year.




World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. 
Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater. In 2017, World Water Day has the theme "Wastewater”
This year  Daegu City has Developed appropriate messages in accordance with domestic issues and circumstances and promote celebration events.

There are 4 directions for campaign this year.

 1. Promotion through the award of water policy.
 2. Promotion of water conservation intensive publicity period and citizen participation rate spread.
 3. Share awareness of the importance of water industry, wasted water management, sewage  treatment and other key issues
 4. Emerging Importance of water industry as a future new industry linking with water industry cluster


This celebration will be composed of Ceremony, Reward for men of merits, performances. There will be concerts from men’s quartet Irusnova and Nanta performance.




● Details 
 ▶ Date : March 22(Wed) 2017. 14:00 ~ 16:00.
 ▶ Venue : Exco (Conference room 211, Main hall 2nd Floor)
 ▶ Attendance : 500 personnel (Citizen, Students, Environmental Organization)
 ▶ Location : No.90, Yutongdanji-ro, Buk-gu, Daegu 41515



Monday, March 20, 2017

Sports event in Daegu, Korea : WMACi Daegu 2017 #3. Opening Ceremony of WMACi Daegu 2017 - Greeting, performance, welcoming.


 What was happened at Opening ceremony of WMACi Daegu 2017? 



Yesterday, March 19 There was opening ceremony of WMACi Daegu 2017. Athletes from 60 different countries, citizens and Volunteers are all welcomed each others and has stared to enjoy this event. 


Let's take a look what was happened yesterday!



Marching band and Korean tradition percussion band were welcoming participants and celebrating this event by their way. 
Those sounds make people excited!



WMACi is literally focused on Indoor athletics so as you think the opening ceremony was held 
at Main stadium of Daegu athletics promotion center. 



Before the ceremony, there was Jin-do Minyo (Korean folk song) performance. 
This would be a traditional cultural experience of Korea to foreign attendees.   



Yes it is. Finally opening ceremony of WMACi Daegu 2017 was started!



Athletes were entering to stadium, holding their national flag. See those Big smiles on their face.



Taking oath from representative of athletes and referees. 



Celebrated performance of Gummy and Taekwondo
Especially Taekwondo was paid attention from many foreigners. 



WMACi Daegu 2017 is just started yesterday and Till March 25(Sat) lot of events are left.

At Daegu athletics promotion center, Daegu life sports center, Daegu Stadium Auxiliary Field and Suseong Family Park 
you can see or participate in. so don't hesitate to join!


● For your information 

 ※ Emergency Phone Number (Help Phone)
  
   -In Stadium
      Disaster and Safety, Crime Report : (Emergency Operations Room) +82-(0)53-790-4117 
      Emergency : (Situation Room) +82-(0)53-790-4116

    -Out of stadium
      Disaster and Safety, Emergency report : (119 Safety Report Center) 119
      Crime Report : (Police Agency Control Center) 112 ※ Attention to BBB Korea (18 Languages Translation support)

   

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Sports event in Daegu, Korea : WMACi Daegu 2017 #2. Enjoy tour with WMACi Daegu 2017 - Tourism, Gourmet, Culture experience.

Explore Diverse Daegu during WMACi 2017


Daegu is the tourist hub where numerous cultural heritages and cultural experiences co-exist. Enjoy dynamic travel such as exotic cultural experiences, gourmet food tasting and healing experiences with WMACi Daegu 2017!

※ Below schedule is subjected to change depending on the situation


● Take City Tour Double Decker Bus


City Tour is a city circulation tour program visiting cultural sites, historical sites, current civic affair sites and tourist attractions in order for visitor to easily feel experience culture and history and the past, the present and the future of Daegu.

Name of Courses
Course
Operating Hours
Boarding Place
Operating Date
Palgongsan     
Sinnam Station→ Dongdaegu Train Station→
Bullo-dong Tomb Park/DTC Textile Museum→ Bangjja Yugi Museum→ Donghwasa Temple→ Daegu Safety Theme Park→ Dongdaegu Train Station→ Sinnam Station
09:30~17:00
Gate No.2 of Sinnam Subway Station (9:30 AM)
/ City Tour Bus Stop in front of Dongdaegu Train Station (10:00 AM)
Tue - Sun
Biseulsan
Sinnam Station→ Dongdaegu Train Station→
Zelkova Theme Park(Hyeonpung Rest Area)→ Dodong-seowon Confucian Academy→ Daegu National Science Museum→
Mt. Biseulsan(natural Recreation Forest)→ Dongdaegu Train Station→ Sinnam Station
09:30~17:00
Gate No.2 of Sinnam Subway Station (9:30 AM)
/ City Tour Bus Stop in front of Dongdaegu Train Station (10:00 AM)
Thurs/Sun
Nakdong River
Sinnam Station→ Dongdaegu Train Station→
Gangeongbo & The Arc→ Samunjin Ferry→ Mabijeong Mural Painting Village→ Inheung Village→ Dongdaegu Train Station→ Sinnam Station
09:30~17:00
Gate No.2 of Sinnam Subway Station (9:30 AM)
/ City Tour Bus Stop in front of Dongdaegu Train Station (10:00 AM)
Thurs/Sun
Suseong Gachang
Sinnam Station→ Dongdaegu Train Station→
Kim Gwang-suk Road→ Nokdong-seowon Confucian Academy  Korea Japan Friendship Center→ Suseong Lake Resort→ Daegu National Museum→ Momyeongjae Shrine→ Dongdaegu Train Station→ Sinnam Station
09:30~17:00
Gate No.2 of Sinnam Subway Station (9:30 AM)
/ City Tour Bus Stop in front of Dongdaegu Train Station (10:00 AM)
Wen/Sat
Night View
(Winter Season)
Sinnam Station→ Kim Gwang-suk Road→ Cheongra Hill→ 83 Tower→ Sinnam Station
18:00~22:00
Gate No.2 of Sinnam Subway Station

Fri/Sat
between November and March



● Daegu One-day Tour

 Reservation Deadline : ~ 17th March
 Departure / Arrival : Daegu Athletics Promotion Center
 Minimum participants : 10 people (Additional fee may be arised to operate with less than 10 people)
 Included : Bus, Guide, Lunch, Admission Fee
 Payment : On site (Reservation will be confirmed after payment)
 Price : $85
 Guide Language : English


 Schedule : Daegu Athletics Promotion Center(09:00) → Cable Car → Donghwasa Temple→ Daegu Otgol Village→Kim Kwang-seok Road, Daegu Modern Culture Road→Daegu Athletics Promotion Center

● Daegu Half-day Tour

 Reservation Deadline : ~ 17th March
 Departure / Arrival : Daegu Athletics Promotion Center
 Minimum participants : 10 people (Additional fee may be arised to operate with less than 10 people)
 Included : Bus, Guide, Admission Fee
 Payment : On site (Reservation will be confirmed after payment)
 Price : $45
 Guide Language : English


 Schedule : Daegu Athletics Promotion Center(13:00) → Daegu Modern Culture road & Yangnyeongsi → Seomun Market→ Dongseongno Street→ Daegu Athletics Promotion Center


● Daegu Night Tour

 Reservation Deadline : ~ 17th March
 Departure / Arrival : Daegu Athletics Promotion Center
 Minimum participants : 10 people (Additional fee may be arised to operate with less than 10 people)
 Included : Bus, Guide, Admission Fee
 Payment : On site (Reservation will be confirmed after payment)
 Price : $60
 Guide Language : English



 Schedule : Daegu Athletics Promotion Center(18:00) → E-World 83 Tower→ Seomun Night Market→Daegu Modern Culture Street Tour→ Daegu Athletics Promotion Center


● And just in case of Emergency

 ※ Emergency Phone Number (Help Phone)
  
   -In Stadium
      Disaster and Safety, Crime Report : (Emergency Operations Room) +82-(0)53-790-4117 
      Emergency : (Situation Room) +82-(0)53-790-4116

    -Out of stadium
      Disaster and Safety, Emergency report : (119 Safety Report Center) 119
      Crime Report : (Police Agency Control Center) 112 ※ Attention to BBB Korea (18 Languages Translation support)
   



 Click here for further details ,There are a lot tour programs you can enjoy! 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

News : Daegu City decided to correct English Road Signs as follow loanword orthography - for residents and travelers of Daegu, Korea

No more misleading of road sign 
for those who stay in Daegu City 


There’s new project for alien residents and foreign travelers.

▲Photo from Daegu View

To prevent confusing, Daegu City has started to correct some errors on road signs.

Due to The discrepancy between the Roman numeral notation of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the English notation of the road signs of the Ministry of Land, there are 937 road sings which need to be corrected.

Below is how it would be changed. 

Korean
Examples
Previous
Correction
남구청
Nam District Office
Nam-gu Office
달구벌대로
Dalgubeoldaero
Dalgubeol-daero
앞산순환로
Apsan Ringway
Apsansunhwan-ro
신천동로
Sincheondongno
Sincheondong-ro
명륜로
Myeongryunno
Myeongryun-ro
북대구 IC
N. Interchange
N. Daegu IC
팔달교
Paldalgyo Brdg.
Paldalgyo Bridge
Paldalgyo Br
대봉네거리
Taebong(4) JCT
Daebong Junction
Daebong Jct
봉덕초교
Pongdok P school
Bongdeok Elementary School
Bongdeok Elem Sch
팔공산
Mt. Palgong
Palgongsan Mountain
Palgongsan Mtn

So after this, It is expected that more convenient and accurate road information will be provided after maintenance by marking the English notation consistently. Also this will flourish tourist businesses of Daegu City. 

If you have ever seen any inappropriate road sign, Please report to Road management department of Daegu city hall.