Enjoy a ‘Cool’ Summer at the ASEAN Culture House

by Haps Staff
haps Magazine Korea
While Busan is considered a local summer getaway, people increasingly wish to enjoy a cultural experience at a cool place rather than spending time at a crowded beach. 
This summer, the ASEAN Culture House (ACH), situated in Busan‘s Haeundae District, is offering a giveaway for visitors of its Special Exhibition “Colors of Asia, Revisited” who share photos about it on their social media accounts and those who travel to the ACH by using the Busan City Tour Bus. 
The ACH also hosts a summer program, titled “Enjoy Cool ASEAN in Summer,” which includes lectures about ASEAN, traditional games, cultural experiences, film screenings and other events.
Summer City Tour Bus Giveaway (until September 2)
From July 31 to September 2, the ACH is offering souvenirs as summer giveaways for visitors traveling to the ACH by using the Busan City Tour Bus. To get their souvenirs, all visitors have to do is present their bus ticket at the information desk located on the first floor of the ACH. The ACH is accessible by the Blue Line which stops at Haeundae Beach, Dalmaji Street, Songjeong Beach, and other stops. Info materials about the giveaway will be available at the City Tour Bus Information Center (051-714-3331) on the second floor of Busan Station. These giveaways will be available until September 2 or until stock lasts.
Giveaway for social media posts on ACH Special Exhibition (until September 2) 
Visitors of the ACH Special Exhibition “Colors of Asia, Revisited – The Case of ASEAN and Korea” who share pictures about the exhibition on their social media account will receive an eco bag, mini fan and other souvenirs. These giveaways will be available until September 2 when the exhibition closes (or until stock lasts). The ACH Special Exhibition commemorates the first anniversary of the opening of the ASEAN Culture House. It features haute couture costumes by Philippine designer Renee Salud and Korean designer Jean Youn Lee. Their designs represent contemporary reinterpretations of traditional fabrics and patters from the ten ASEAN countries and Korea.
Enjoy ‘Cool’ ASEAN in Summer (July 31 to August 17)
From July 31 to August 17, right in the middle of the summer holidays, the ACH offers an ASEAN-themed cultural experience program for children, youths and families. Vietnamese and Philippine residents will deliver cultural lectures on Thursdays and Fridays during the first and second week of August. In addition, children and youths will be able to enjoy traditional games and crafting experiences, as well as animated fairy tales and movies from the ASEAN region.
With its colorful activities, the ACH aims to enhance the understanding of ASEAN countries’ cultures and societies and contribute to intercultural exchanges between Korean citizens and foreign residents in Korea. The “Enjoy Cool ASEAN in Summer” program runs from Tuesday to Friday during the three weeks from July 31 to August 17.
 On Mondays, the ACH is closed, and on weekends, visitors can enjoy the regular exhibitions free of charge without prior reservations. For further details about the schedule and how to apply for participation, please refer to the ACH website (ach.or.kr) or call the ACH on 051-775-2026.
Event Schedule of the ASEAN Culture House in August and September

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