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Mayor's Hope Journal

  • “The Streets of Hongdae, Full of Creative Contents”
    [Mayor Park Won Soon’s Hope Journal 472]

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    Tonight is Friday night! What are your plans for tonight?

    When we hear “Friday Night” we often think of the Hongdae nightlife. But Hongdae is not just a place to go out and eat; it is a place full of all kinds of creative contents.

    The unique cultural and artistic traditions of Hongdae have given birth to small publishing houses, design companies, book cafes, and galleries. The Seoul Metropolitan Government, recognizing these great talents, has designated Hongdae a “Special Zone for Publishing and Design.”

    Recently, I met with the people in their respective industries and visited different places in Hongdae to revitalize the area.

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    (Photos: The Spirit of Hongdae Street. Homemade Ice Cream. Meeting with Go A-sung, who was drinking coffee at Yri Café, a hot place in Sangsu-dong.100-year-old Printer)

    I think places like these just might be the driving force that will spearhead the creative economy and attract tourists. Don’t you?