South Korea’s New ‘Gangnam Style’ Police Force Will Help Tourists in Seoul
South Korean star Psy performs at the Future Music Festival in Sydney, Australia. Eva Rinaldi / Flickr
South Korea will probably be using Psy to attract tourists long after it’s cool, but who can blame them for trying to keep the craze and its subsequent tourism dollars rolling for as long as possible?
Excerpt from CNN
Just when you thought South Korea had milked the global success of “Gangnam Style” rapper Psy for every drop, along comes the unveiling of Seoul’s new tourist police force.
The connection? The officers’ uniforms were created by Korean fashion designer Kim Seo-ryong, who has made costumes for Psy.
“Aside from maintaining law and order and cracking down on overcharging merchants and taxi drivers, the officers will also be providing tourist assistance in English, Japanese and Chinese.”