Global Geek Tour: Cheonggyecheon materials, tools, and equipment

Materials and tools for making are everywhere in Cheonggyecheon. This shop sells hand tools and light equipment like air compressors. We also spotted a dozen stands selling nothing but rivets, bolts, washers, or other fasteners.

More materials shops below.

We spotted a dozen places selling kilogram bags of fasteners.

Hex standoffs of all materials and sizes by the kilo.

A small stretch of the street had 5 or 6 lab glass and medical supply stores.

For Akiba. Not sure what to do with it, but there’s some really nice pieces of copper!

Rubber stoppers…

…also available by the kilo.

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  1. Hi Ian,

    So. Korea is really unique in how their stores are so specialized, and not diversified. Walking down the street, it’s not at all uncommon to find a shop selling only electric motors, another selling only metals, another selling only wire, another selling only masonry, etc., etc. Here in the US we put that all under one roof and call it ‘Home Depot’ :-)!

    Did you try any ‘Bulgogi’ (Korean beef dish), or Kimchi?


      1. They can also be used as Robber stoppers, just throw lots of them or load them up on a spring loaded gun :D

  2. Gee that top pic, I’d hate to be having to put all that out each and then pack it all up at the end of the day! Hopefully they have some of it on pallets.

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