A New Era of Communication
A New Era of Communication
  • Reporter Shin Jae-kwang
  • 승인 2009.11.04 16:21
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The annual festival Passion of Pohang is being held at Hwanho Sunrise Park on Saturday Nov. 14, 2009. The festival is held by the three universities that are located in the Pohang area; Pohang University of Science and Technology, Hangdong Global University, and Sunlin University.

The goals of the festival have been to build ties between the local community and the three universities, and to make an opportunity for young students to radiate youthfulness and to enlarge their dreams by interacting with others aside from people of their school. This is the 4th time that this festival is being held and a lot changes have been made since the first festival to make the event more enjoyable to all participants. All Pohang residents are allowed to participate.

The festival will be held from 11:00am and a variety of programs will be offered by the three universities. The programs can be divided into several parts; formal events, performances, accessory events,  special events, and the night stages. The programs include traditional games, an e-sports competition, a competition of university clubs, a dance and song competition, booths provided by the universities, and a finale on stage of the duet group Davich, which is one of the most popular woman singing groups in Korea.

Particularly, the e-sport competition will gain a lot of attention from the young since it includes games such as FIFA online 2, Kartrider, Special Force, and Chaos which are popular among gamers. The dance and song competition will also be a hightlight event since many talented participants all over the city of Pohang are expected to compete in the competition. There are rumors that people of the neighboring cities are coming to Pohang to participate in the competition.

A special performance of the three universities will also provide fun. The universities are doing fun performances which will be unique to each university. POSTECH will be doing things that are related to the field of science, Hangdong an exhibition of Taekwondo, and Sunlin a passionate hair show and a demonstration of first aid treatment.

Also the booths such as the Magic Show Booth, the Robot Experience Booth, the Rifle Range Booth, the Food Booth, and others, will be placed along the festival area and will provide ceaseless fun to those that are participating in the festival. So, if you are a resident of Pohang, get ready to experience some real fun that you haven’t yet experienced.