From 25th November to 8th December 2016, the Tallinn Development and Training Centre (TDTC) organised a pre-Christmas visit by a camera crew from the Korean TV channel KBS to film Tallinn and Estonia. As one of Korea’s biggest media outlets, the KBS camera crew visited and filmed various sights like the Old Town, the Christmas Market, and Kadriog Park. The crew learnt about Tallinn’s free public transport system. The crew visited and filmed also the work of the Parliament of Estonian Republic. In Tartu, they filmed the newly opened Estonian National Museum and Tartu University. In Valgamaa the journalists familiarised their viewers with the Estonian tradition of going to sauna, discovered where and how to taste Estonian Christmas fare. For the Korean filmmakers, it was a spirited and exotic trip as they also filmed Pärnu, the Lahemaa National Park, Viru marshlands and of a boat ride to Naissaar island. KBS TV Camera Crew prepared an hour-long section which aired on KBS channel at the end of 2016.
One of the visiting journalist, Jang Min Seok sent back information that the section about Tallinn and Estonia was very popular. Furthermore, based on media research during the time the section of the show aired and immediately after, the most popular entered search name in Korean search engines (NAVER and DAUM) was – estonia !
Watch the section of the show HERE