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Space needed: a shocking look at Hong Kong’s tiny apartments

It is no secret that city living means small apartments and the bigger the city, the smaller apartments. But in Hong Kong “small” doesn’t even begin to describe the size of these apartments.

A growing population means that cost of living has risen while space for living has decreased, this is nowhere more apparent than in Hong Kong, which suffers under the weight of 7 million people living in 1,402sq kilometers. Words cannot bring home the statistics of this shocking standard of living.

That is why the Chinese Society of Community Organisation has released these photos which brings home the plight of some of the poorest people living in their cramped spaces. Every millimeter matters, every possible space stacked with people and belongings. Asked if they don’t mind living like this, they would reply that they are just grateful to have a roof over their heads.

The question remains - what does this say about one of the most affluent countries in the world, if they allow their citizens to live in spaces smaller than most cages in a zoo? Is this what the cities of the future will look like, millions of people living in minute spaces?











(Via SoBadSoGood)


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