Yongsan Garrison and the legacy of Plastic Surgery

Contributor: Karl Schutz

South Korea is the country with more plastic surgeries per capita in the world. Blepharoplasty or double eyelid surgery is the most common procedure being…

Topic: History, People, plastic surgery, Yongsan Legacy

An English book store in Itaewon

Contributor: Nam Sang-so

“We sell, buy and exchange – since 1974” says the advertisement of foreign book store located at southern end of Itaewon township, near Line #6…

Topic: Books, cultural exchange, Education, People, Yongsan Legacy

Golfing in the middle of Seoul

Contributor: Darrel Brown

[Yongsan Legacy] Golfing in the middle of Seoul By Darrell Brown This 1969 photo of the Yongsan area shows the Eighth U.S. Army golf course…

Topic: Engineering, People, sports, Yongsan Legacy

The magic keys of my coworker’s car. Building #2254

Contributor: Doug Ricker

One of my funniest memories from Yongsan garrison is from 1984. The MPs patrolled the parking lot between our building and the Arcade/Library. If a…

Topic: Cars, People, Yongsan Legacy

Yongsan Garrison as the source of new culture

Contributor: Nam SangSo

Blondie There was a large white washed wall among buildings lined up facing a river and bridge before entering into Uljin township, North Gyeongsang province.…

Topic: cultural exchange, Education, History, People, Yongsan Legacy

AFKN disk jockey and discotheque

Contributor: Nam SangSo

We Korean architects had heard of the disco but never had the design experience. And noticing the AFKN disk jockeys talked like avant-garde artists at a commissary diner, I decided to visit the station just across the street.

Topic: cultural exchange, Music, People, Yongsan Legacy

Sharing fashion trends in South Korea

Contributor: Rich Kent and Bill Smothers

United Nations Command and United States Forces Korea have been a big influence in setting the fashion trend in South Korea back in the 50’s…

Topic: cultural exchange, Fashion, People, Yongsan Legacy

The first bottled water in Korea has origins linked to Yongsan Garrison

Contributor: Mr. Choi Byung-Hyo

Diamond Water, the first commercial drinking water to be approved in South Korea, and passing the water quality test by the hygiene authority of the USKF, in Yongsan in 1977

Topic: cultural exchange, Food, People, Yongsan Legacy

The influence of Western fashion through the US Army

Contributor: Yongsan Legacy

US ARMY  hosts a fashion show by Korean designers Choi Kyungja and Andre Kim in Seoul, 1959 Andre Kim(August 24, 1935 – August 12, 2010)…

Topic: cultural exchange, Fashion, People, Yongsan Legacy

Yongsan land after US Forces are relocated

Contributor: Nam SangSo

When Korean government announced that the United States and Korea agreed in 2003 to relocate the U.S. Army Yongsan Garrison to Camp Humphreys by the end of the year 2017, and the Yongsan land will be developed to a large park, larger than London’s Hyde Park, many Seoul citizens not only overjoyed with the good news …

Topic: Habitat, Landscape, Mapping, People, Yongsan Legacy