What is Squid Game?
One of our favourite ways to spend time at home is binge-watching Korean shows
and if you ask us, we've been hooked by Netflix's latest hit K-drama series - Squid Game. Ever since its release on September 17, this gory thriller has taken the world by storm with heart-stopping plot twists and suspenseful action, leaving us almost speechless throughout its 9-episode run.
While there are plenty of iconic moments from the show that won't be leaving our memory anytime soon, one particular scene which includes a giant creepy mechanical doll has left a clear mark so much so that you can actually find this figure in real life ?
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Where can I see the doll from Squid Game?Credit: Wikitree
That's right! In the show, this terrifying doll presides over a life and death game called "Red Light, Green Light" and shoots participants who are caught so much as twitching during the 'red light' (don't worry, no spoilers here!). It was reported that the ten-foot scary figure can be found at a Korean village located in Jincheon County, about a 1-hour bus ride from Seoul.
According to Koreaboo
, the doll was an existing decor piece in the village prior to shooting "Squid Game". It was actually borrowed by the production team and only returned after the filming was completed. However, several past tourists who have visited the village before claimed to have never seen the doll, leading some to believe that it was specially made for the Netflix show.
Either way, if you're a super fan of the show, now you know where you can visit the doll! In fact, South Korea is not the only place it's been spotted at.
There's also one in Manila, Philippines! The figure dressed in its familiar orange and yellow outfit is stationed at the Robinsons Galleria Ortigas Mall (East Wing Entrance) to monitor jaywalkers - and no, it isn't deadly. Its eyes does however flash red lights whenever it senses someone crossing the street.
So, have you seen "Squid Game"? If not, give it a watch and let us know what you think! In the meantime, check these out to inspire your future travels to South Korea and Philippines: