Ep.47 [Hunky Firefighters Supporting a Good Cause / A Tour of the Biggest Music Mall / Ttareungi]
World Ch. Schedule : THU 10:30 KST
Date : 2019-05-23
The 2019 Safe Seoul Festival was held at Yeouido Park in Seoul, and diverse events took place to promote safety awareness. Spotted at the festival were shirtless firemen showing off their ripped bodies like bodybuilders. It was for the Athletic Firefighters Competition held to select firefighters to pose for the annual calendar, the proceeds of which are donated to help burn victims. Around US$ 450,000 has been raised in the past four years to pay for the medical treatment for severe burn victims from low income backgrounds. The firemen may display comradeship on the scene, but their rivalry on this day became quite heated, with their eyes on first prize. We take you to meet the hunky firefighters who are supporting a good cause!
The largest music mall of Korea offering some 30,000 musical instruments is found in the heart of its capital, Seoul. It is none other than Nakwon Instrument Arcade, which has been considered a paradise for musicians since it opened its doors 50 years ago. A wide range of programs are being implemented to promote the mall and attract more customers, and one of them is Play Nakwon, which is a special tour program that allows citizen engagement. The participants get to visit different music shops to learn about musical instruments and even get to customize their own ukuleles. We take you on a special music journey to Nakwon Instrument Arcade, where there are layers upon layers of memories.
Ttareungi is the name of the bicycle-sharing system of Seoul that was launched in October 2015. It currently has more than 1 million registered users and has recorded nearly 20 million uses in total. According to the Seoul Metropolitan Facilities Management Corporation, there are 20,000 bicycles available for rental across 1,540 rental stations, as of March 2019. On one April weekend, around 5,000 bikes were rented at the same time because of the fine weather. During the peak season, which spans from April to October, the number of bicycles that need repair rises, and we take you to the place where they get fixed. Tune in this week to learn more about Ttareungi, their users and their "caretakers."