Friday, November 27, 2009

Cage Homes

The bbc just ran a story on how some of the poorest people in Hong Kong live in 2x3m hardwood boxes and how their rent just went up to $1000HK (apx $140US) / month. This made me think of the 'cage homes' (pictured) on Kowloon side also. I won't bore you with tales of woe and social inequality, but there must be a balance between the UK model of so much subsidies and council housing available that it's not worth working, and this grim reality for the poorest in HK. Source image from here:

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