Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Mongolia Town in S.Korea

JoongAng Daily ran an article on the Mongolian town in the Central Asia street in Seoul, South Korea.  A number of Mongolians run small businesses and stores catering to the needs of their compatriots, there to seek their fortunes. Excerpts:
One big business impediment is the Korean government’s crackdown on illegal aliens, the anonymous shop-owner said. “Every time there’s a government inspection, sales take a dive,” she complained.

“The government came around without any warning, and I saw several customers running away in the middle of their dinner,” Cho said.

People on the street and in Mongolian Town appear cautious and aware of newcomers. And they seem to take particular note of people hauling around large digital cameras.
Read the full article here.