Does North Korea have COVID-19?

The COVID-19 virus has reached every continent on the planet, except Antarctica. Singapore, my home country, once acclaimed as the “gold standard” for COVID-19 response has been humbled to a cautionary tale in recent months. I have been in lockdown at home since April 2020 and time passes really slowly. 남극대륙을 제외한 전세계가 코로나19 바이러스로 감염되었습니다. […]

Oxford BM35222 (472 pieces) Joint Security Area 옥스포드 BM35222(472조각), 공동경비구역

Because of COVID-19, my planned trip to the DPRK was canceled and my country (Singapore) is on lock-down. I’m stuck at home most of the time except to make grocery runs. 코로나바이러스로 인해 북한여행 계획이 취소되었습니다. 게다가 싱가포르가 이동제한을 실시함에 따라, 시간의 거의 대부분을 집에 콕 박혀있어야만 했습니다. 식료품을 사러 나가는 일 빼놓고 말이죠. With […]

Juche Tower 주체사상탑

The Tower of Juche Ideology was built in 1982 to commemorate the 70th birthday of President Kim Il Sung and sits prominently by the Taedong River. I was told by the local guide that the tower was built with 25,550 granite blocks, each representing a day in President Kim Il Sung’s life up until his […]

Hyangsan Hotel 향산 호텔

Constructed in 1986 and completely renovated in 2010, the Hyangsan Hotel is a North Korean rated 6-star hotel. Internationally, that would be a 5-star equivalent.

Animal Crossing – Korean Unification Shirt and Flag 동물의 숲(Animal Crossing)- 통일기와 통일셔츠

I created a Korean Unification downloadable design for your characters in Animal Crossing (for Nintendo Switch) and provided the installation steps.

North Korean Gold 북한의 금

While traveling across the countryside, I was able to observe locals panning for gold in one of the rivers. They were swirling pans and using sluice boxes to prospect for the precious metal. That piqued my interest and the following year, I finally got to see a North Korean gold bullion coin minted from the Central Bank of the DPRK.

Press Release: Kim Yo Jong, First Vice Department Director of WPK Central Committee, Issues Statement

I received this press release from the Embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in the Republic of Singapore. Download the press release here. Or read the press release below Press Release: Kim Yo Jong, First Vice Department Director of WPK Central Committee, Issues Statement We received a personal letter sent to Chairman of […]

North Korean Hydroelectric Dams 북한 수력발전댐

An increasing number of such dams now have hydroelectric generators installed that produce sufficient electricity for neighboring towns throughout spring to autumn.

Hungnam Fertilizer Complex 흥남비료연합기업소

The Hungnam Fertilizer Complex’s primary function is the production of superphosphate, ammonium sulfate, and ammonium nitrate fertilizers. 흥남비료연합기업소의 주요 역할은 과인산석회비료, 유안비료 그리고 질산암모늄비료를 생산하는 것이다.

Samhung Station 삼흥역

Samhung Station (삼흥역) is situated along the Hyoksin line (혁신선) in Pyongyang. Because it is in-between the Kim Il Sung University and the University of Foreign Studies, many of North Korea’s best and brightest students use this station.