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Claustrophobic Hong Kong “Cubicle Apartments” Seen From Above


If you’ve seen Wong Kar-Wai’s great Chungking Express or have even stayed in one of the hundreds of hostels in Chungking Mansions, you’ll have an idea what living in Hong Kong is like for some of its most disenfranchised population. The rush and aesthetic grit of movies and gap-year tourism—of “roughing it”—obscures the harsh realities of urban life here.

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