November 21, 2019

About the author

Alek Sigley

Alek Sigley is an Australian currently completing his master’s degree in Korean literature at Kim Il Sung University. He is the founder of Tongil Tours, specialists in educational tourism to North Korea. He speaks Mandarin, Korean, and a bit of Japanese. Follow him on Twitter @AlekSigley.

More articles by 'Alek Sigley'

Dining out in the DPRK capital: Pyongyang's (surprisingly) good restaurants

As consumer choice for the upper classes has grown, so too have options for eating out

Alek Sigley April 30, 2019

Guitar Hero and Google Maps, DPRK style: a closer look at some North Korean apps

From getting directions around town to playing music, here's what to buy at a Pyongyang app store

Alek Sigley February 15, 2019

What to buy inside a North Korean app store

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

Alek Sigley February 1, 2019

Fix up, look sharp: the changing face of North Korean men's fashion

Styles are getting more modern — though the streetwear of the South remains a long way off

Alek Sigley January 25, 2019

"Make women more beautiful": inside a North Korean fashion magazine

A recently-produced glossy points to changing trends in the DPRK

Alek Sigley January 16, 2019

From Perth to Pyongyang: my life as an Aussie student at Kim Il Sung University

"I’ve had many unique experiences, experiences of a kind nobody has really written about before"

Alek Sigley January 9, 2019