The Best Things To Do In Busan, Now That There’s A Direct Flight From Singapore
Not train to Busan, but (direct) plane to Busan! Here's what to do in South Korea’s colourful and bustling second largest city.
First off, maybe we should start by telling you that the kitty you see in the pic above is not real. There are plenty of cats in Busan, but this particular one perched strategically on a rooftop overlooking the tourist attraction of Gamcheon Culture Village is a man-made feline built for photo ops. It overlooks colourful pastel-hued houses which look like they're stacked on top of one another on a coastal mountain, a sight so picturesque it draws throngs of tourists daily (and tourist dollars for the shops in the village). Basically, if you go to Busan and don't visit GCV, aka the "Machu Picchu of Busan," you haven't been to Busan.
Last month, SilkAir flew its inaugural flight from Singapore to Busan, and 8days.sg was on it. There are now four SilkAir flights a week to Busan, and the airline operates the only direct non-stop flight from SG to South Korea's second largest city, which is famed for its natural coastal scenery, fresh seafood, cultural attractions like temples and villages, and bustling cafes and markets.
As for us, we can't believe it took so long for someone to offer a direct flight. After all, there's so much for Singaporeans to see, eat and experience in Busan. Here are some things you have to do.