Topsy-turvy

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If you watch documentaries of North Korea, you’ll find that there are a significant number of high-rise buildings in Pyongyang, which is the capital of North Korea. In South Korea, high-rise buildings can be found virtually anywhere, and is usually associated with a symbol of wealth. The higher the building, the more desirable. A case in point would be the Tower Palace located in the prime location of Gangnam. Standing at 50 storeys, it is one of the most, if not the most expensive apartment in South Korea. In North Korea, it can be said that the reverse is true. High-rise buildings are not directly correlated with one’s economic status or desirability factor because oftentimes, North Korea suffers from power shortages. Which means if you stay at the uppermost floor, you’ll probably have to climb a long flight of stairs.

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Currently living and pursuing my undergraduate studies in South Korea.

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