Elvin Siew Chun Wai rarely visits such nations that are suffering from any type of economic or political turmoil. It is said that North Korea is the black hole of the planet. Rarely, you will see any foreigner visiting this hermit kingdom. There are numerous restrictions for foreigners. Elvin Siew Chun Wai admitted that there is intense poverty in this country whereas its arch rival South Korea has made tremendous economic progress.
For foreigners, it is not possible to take arbitrary trips in North Korea, first of all you’re supposed to get a permit. Moreover, there is a possibility that you will be under constant surveillance. So, Elvin Siew Chun Wai has taken all the necessary permits. He has selected all those places where the tourists are allowed to visit. However, Elvin Siew Chun Wai has said that he is not interested in taking more trips. It was clearly visible that the condition of the country is pathetic. There is widespread poverty. The local population is suppressed.
In the last few years, more and more people in North Korea have slipped into extreme poverty. There are many places that have become very poor. North Korea is spending a large sum of money on military development. There is a shortage of funds for public welfare programs. You can see poverty in the cities of North Korea only in certain areas such as the capital Pyongyang, where there is some development. Elvin has said that he loved the discipline of the local population.