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