Day 1 ReflectionsPosted by sammi lim at 8:21 pm
After our touchdown at Busan airport, we made our way to the very first item on our itinerary list - Visit to POSCO.
Along the way I picked up certain interesting facts from our tour guide, Mr Bryan. Busan is the second largest city in Korea, with Seoul being the first. There will be a very breathtaking scenery at night at the Gwangandaegyo or Diamond Bridge. South Korea has a population of 50 million, while that of North Korea is 20 million. Korea's goods are usually cheaper compared to other countries because it is the site of production of many goods like rice etc. However, like some other countries, Korea faces a population problem which results from the teachings of Confucianism. People would abort the baby if it's female while they are doing the gender test during one's pregnancy. Hence there are 10% less females than males here. Korea's economy has also been deteriorating, hence they try to use science and technology as much as possible (to innovate, create, or improve existing products etc.). Hence, Korea puts great focus on science in education systems so as to produce scientists or any science-related occupations.