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Caged in in Hong Kong

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 23, 2010


These photos are from weirdasiannews.com. This is how some people in Hong Kong live. They basically are caged in like animals, due to the high cost of housing. This is pretty sad.

Man In Hong Kong Cage Hong Kong Citizens Are Living in Cages... Literally picture

One such former cage-dweller is Chau Kam-chuen. Mr. Kam-chuen used to be one of over 400,000 working poor who paid approximately $167.6 USD to live in such an environment. According to him, it’s extremely uncomfortable, especially if you get the top bunk: “You hit your head on the ceiling.”

The way it works is that a flat is chosen and then partitioned into multiple cubicles, each composed of wooden planks and wire mesh. Each cubicle then becomes home to one resident.

Man In Hong Kong Cage 2 Hong Kong Citizens Are Living in Cages... Literally picture

Man In Hong Kong Cage 3 Hong Kong Citizens Are Living in Cages... Literally picture

And they aren’t comfortable either. Oftentimes, the air-conditioning and heating doesn’t work. Or if it does work, it rarely gets turned on before 9m.

Art Gallery to Showcase Cages Hong Kong Citizens Are Living in Cages... Literally picture

The cages displayed are real cages from real flats. In fact, the man pictured above is Mr. Kam-chuen himself. He hopes that this event inspires more people to offer a helping hand to those in need — especially the poor cage dwellers of Hong Kong.

One Response to “Caged in in Hong Kong”

  1. people are stupid

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