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The Jeongwol Daeboreum Festival Finally Returned to Ulsan

Posted by on Feb 12, 2023 in | Comments Off on The Jeongwol Daeboreum Festival Finally Returned to Ulsan

During the month of February the fires were finally lit across the city of Ulsan for the first time in nearly 3 years. Since the pandemic hit, cultural festivals like this were put on hold for fear a possible outbreak. It was a difficult time for those wishing to celebrate this age-old tradition and for those who love a good bonfire. What is the Daeboreum? This festival dates back to about the Three-Kindoms period in Korea and is usually held on the 15th day of the lunar year or on the first full moon of the lunar new year. This past year it was held on the 5th of February at various locations around the city. Typically, each area in Ulsan builds a Daljib (달집) which roughly translates to “moon house” and even has a little door on it. They are usually piled high with bamboo, pine branches and straw. This also means that the entire daljib burns extremely fast. In the past, people would play 쥐불놀이 (jwibulnori) where people would swing cans of fire and coals around on strings but due to several injuries, this game has slowly been phased out. However, you may still find places that do in in more rural parts of Ulsan. Usually, the daljib is the main attraction...

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Ulsan Online is Now on Instagram

Posted by on Jan 12, 2023 in | Comments Off on Ulsan Online is Now on Instagram

If you follow a lot of the Korean food and travel accounts for the Ulsan area, then you will know that there is a lack of information in English for Ulsan outside of our popular facebook group. However, these days more and more people are turning to instagram and TikTok for news and information on Korea. Ulsan Online is a little late to the game but I am trying to correct that this year. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ulsan Online (@ulsan_online) Over the years, people have become less dependent on the main Ulsan Online site and more on places like facebook and Instagram. The Korean youth are even more active on Instagram as well. This made me realize that Ulsan Online needs a presence there as well.  This way, we can reach more people in the area and provide content on what’s happening in the city as well. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ulsan Online (@ulsan_online) If you are wondering how this is different from the facebook group, it is different. It is more like like the website but an updated approach. The facebook group is a community of people in Ulsan who help each other. Questions get asked and announcements are made by any...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Reservations in Ulsan

Posted by on Aug 10, 2021 in | Comments Off on COVID-19 Vaccine Reservations in Ulsan

As many of you know, the vaccine reservation system has started up this week but there has been some confusion over how to choose the right day to make sure that you get your vaccine on time. Here is a collection of all the information that I have found regarding this issue. Choose your Date Wisely As stated in the pic, registration begins on Aug. 9th to the 18th. The day in which you register is the last digit...

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Ulsan Beaches to Ban Eating and Drinking at Night During the Summer Holidays

Posted by on Jul 29, 2021 in | Comments Off on Ulsan Beaches to Ban Eating and Drinking at Night During the Summer Holidays

Ulsan has made a new administrative order prohibiting eating and drinking at night during the summer holidays to slow the spread of COVID-19. The new rules state that you cannot eat or drink on the beaches from 7 pm to 6 am. Violating this rule will get you a 100,000 won fine. There will be a  probationary period from from July 24th to the 30th after that, the full measures will start from July 31st through to August 16th....

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Apartment Fire in Dal-Dong Puts Ulsan in The International News

Posted by on Oct 11, 2020 in | Comments Off on Apartment Fire in Dal-Dong Puts Ulsan in The International News

Around 11:07 pm on Thursday, October 8th 2020 a fire broke out at the Samhwan Art Nouveau Apartment building in Dal-Dong, across from the Lotte Mart. The blaze quickly consumed the 33-story commercial apartment building in a matter of moments due to the heavy winds that night. Immediately, fire crews arrived on the scene and did not stop battling the fire for 16 hours straight. The miraculous part of this story was that there were  no casualties  that night...

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Ulsan Grand Park Festival of Lights 2019

Posted by on Dec 28, 2019 in | Comments Off on Ulsan Grand Park Festival of Lights 2019

Each year Ulsan Grand Park puts together an amazing display of lights which runs for 39 days in its entirety. This year, for the 4th annual Ulsan Grand Park Festival of Light, they are holding it in the lake area around the main gate as opposed to the rose garden that previously hosted it. The event starts on December 20th and will run until January 27th, 2020. Starting at 5:30 pm each night, visitors can experience many different light...

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Big Day South 2018

Posted by on Apr 7, 2018 in | Comments Off on Big Day South 2018

Big Day South comes home to Busan for a day of art and music. Angle Magazine’s flagship event is coming home. The audio-visual festival returns with a bang after a one year hiatus, with the biggest line-up to date. Taking place on April 28th in four venues around the PNU area of Busan, the festival celebrates the creatives who live and work in the southern half of the country. The ethos of community and collaboration remains as strong as...

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Temper Temper Interview

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016 in | Comments Off on Temper Temper Interview

Ulsan has some amazing talent and the local band “Temper Temper” is one of them. They pour themselves out on stages around the city and even the country. Here is a little more about them and their big announcement. Tell us a little bit about your band. When you all get together and who is in the band? Clear back in 2009, Brian, Andy, and I were living in Namchang, which was a small town in Onyang on the...

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A Friendly Welcome from JJ’s Bar

Posted by on Feb 24, 2016 in | Comments Off on A Friendly Welcome from JJ’s Bar

To All the New Teachers in Ulsan, We just wanted to take this opportunity to welcome all of you to Ulsan. After months of planning and fond farewells, you’ve finally arrived to open a new chapter in your life. My name is Patrick. My fiancée June and I own JJ’s, a popular expat-friendly bar in Sung-nam Dong. Nine years ago I was going through the same range of emotions most of you are probably going through. I think you’ll...

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Dronetonics Interview

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in | Comments Off on Dronetonics Interview

By Philip Brett Dronetonics are a two piece synth band from Taipei, Taiwan. Having performed together for 3 years they’re coming to Korea for a nationwide tour. With one EP and one full length album already released they boast a strong collection of catchy pop that seems to come from another era. They’re also bringing a VJ who transforms their live performance into another world that is hallucinogenic and sinister. Dronetonics play Sticky Fingers on Thursday, May 14th. Doors...

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