World Ch. Schedule : FRI 07:30 KST
* Date : 2019-01-17
NOW Episode 29
Brave the Winter Sea like A Polar Bear!
Every winter, polar bears gather around Haeundae beach in Busan, Korea! But they aren't the real bears – they are human polar bears braving the winter sea. Celebrating its 32nd anniversary this year, this festival was featured by the BBC in 2010 as one of the top 10 unusual winter sports in the world. From a 2-year-old baby to seniors in their 70's, the festival embraces people of all ages and genders. But why do they dive into the sea in this freezing weather? We zoom in on the reason and the unique fun of the festival.
Explore All You Can Eat Heaven
What if you could enjoy unlimited delicious food without emptying your wallet completely? That's not a mere hope but a reality – at all-you-can-eat restaurants! From shellfish to fried chicken to raw tuna, all kinds of delicacies are served on an all-you-can-eat basis in Korea. Explore some of the all-you-can-eat heavens and satiate your hunger.
The Age of "Untact"
A new type of marketing is catching on here in Korea for those who prefer comfortable disconnection, rather than uncomfortable interaction. The so-called "untact," a combination of the prefix "un," meaning "no," with "contact," is a new service that eliminates face-to-face interaction. From a denim shop to a pub, the range of "untact" shops is quickly expanding in Korea in tune with fast-developing technologies. Learn more about the "untact" strategy that adds a touch of comfort to our experiences.