Hwa-hwe Village Feature: Our Neighbors Next Door


Hwa-hwe village is a small village located near Bokjeong Station, across the street from SIS. Hidden from plain view and mostly unknown within the SIS community, Tiger Times brings you a peek into the lives of our neighbors.

Click on any of the below links to explore.

Hwa-hwe Maeul Video

Soomin Chun & April Kim’s visual chronicle of the village

Photo Gallery

what Tiger Times staff saw and experienced on their visits to the village

Behind the fence, a new world lives

Andrew Ham’s paper article on the people’s stories 

From flowers to fire

Nicholas Kim’s paper article on the village’s history

Idealog: Hwa-hwe Maeul (Communalism)

Diana Lee’s paper column on her experiences visiting the village


About Author

Soomin Chun

Soomin Chun is a sophomore and a reporter for TTONL. Her passions are widespread, including biology, volleyball, and writing. She is nocturnal yet cannot function without ample sleep, so you can often see her dozing off all day and staying up late at night.

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