Life: North Korea Part 3

This is another set of 10 street photographs taken during my trip to North Korea. These photos are picked randomly to showcase the normal lives of ordinary North Koreans which is rarely covered by the media. As we dwell a little deeper into the DPRK, let’s take a break and enjoy photos of the North

The Year Was 2016

As 2016 comes to an end, it is time for another of my recap post. 2016 has been of a roller coaster ride filled with ups and downs. I reached my first year as an employee at the Malaysian stock exchange. I began my year with a CSR project organised by my division. Our task

20 Things to See in Pyongyang

Going on vacation to North Korea is an ultimate and once in a lifetime experience. Not only is it quite costly to travel there, it is also rather a taboo to even share experiences about. It was my curiosity that fueled me to first took up the courage and step into the country. I was

Food from North Korea

Are you curious about the food in North Korea? Well, this was one of the most asked questions about my experiences in North Korea. If words like bibimbap, kimchi, tteok, samgyeopsal ring any bells then you are almost there with the answer. No, there’s no such thing as communist food and the North Koreans eat

Life: North Korea Part 2

North Korea is a country that is difficult to isolate politics from whatever they do. However if you try really hard and focus on the ordinary people, you will notice that they not so different from you and me. Humanising the North Koreans was one of the hardest things for me to do. “Where words

25 Best Panoramas of Pyongyang

It was 2015 and it was our 2nd visit to the hermit kingdom of North Korea. We decided to return to this nation due the beautiful landscapes it offers and the unforgetable experience we had during our first visit in 2014. We went in October, just in time for the big celebration of the 70th

Life: North Korea Part 1

In 2014 and 2015, I’ve traveled to the hermit kingdom twice. Every time I visit, the DPRK fascinates me even more. However behind that thick fog of curiosity, there’s always something that touches my heart. We often see large scale military parades, ridiculous coverage of unverified news, defectors who lie for money, but we often