Rumours from North Korea have shed light on where Kim Jong-un spends his holidays.
North Korea’s hereditary dictator has a special holiday resort with a private palace with a boatshed for yachts and jetskis, a private railway station, an air strip and a sports stadium, according to the Daily Star.
It is notoriously difficult to get accurate information from the secretive and mysterious place with an obsession with nuclear apocalypse. Even I’m not sure if I’m talking about North Korea or the Daily Star now.
Being in charge of a country and building a nuclear arsenal to protect yourself from Western aggression is tiring stuff I imagine, so it’s good to hear Kim Jong-un has built a place to put his feet up after a long day of pointing and smiling on factory tours.
It must be nice to take a break from the yes-men and escape to a place where you don’t have to look at your starving population for a weekend.
Also, is it just me or is a ‘private train-station’ the most ostentatious thing ever? Like somehow having your own train is so much more baller than a private jet.
Recently photographers managed to get a picture of one of Kim’s limos, further highlighting just how different his lifestyle is to his subjects:
Dennis Rodman, former NBA star turned friend of absolute dictators, told The Sun that he’s visited the resort:
It’s like going to Hawaii or Ibiza, but he’s the only one that lives there.
Sounds really lonely being Kim.
It’s hard to tell what is real in North Korea, they recently got accused of parading fake rockets:
Kim’s ‘floating pleasure palace’ is supposedly at the port city of Wonsan. The Daily Star claims it has ‘a pontoon with a swimming pool in the middle, and a building several-storeys high next door, with water slides on top.’
I now really want to see Kim Jong-un on a water slide.