November 29, 2023

What to buy inside a North Korean app store

From video games to language learning, Pyongyangites increasingly have plenty of choices

Alek Sigley is a graduate student at Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung University and runs the North Korea tour company Tongil Tours. You can read his first column for NK News here.

Life as a foreign student in Pyongyang brings with it many unique perks and privileges. Like resident diplomatic staff and NGO workers, we can walk and cycle freely (with no need for a translator or guide to accompany us) around Pyongyang.