Want to Live Here?

16 Dec

Though it’s closed now, this 6.5 acre city in Hong Kong used to house 33,000 people during the late 1980s. The Kowloon Walled City began as a military fortress before the Chinese ceded the land to the British. Then, after World War II, squatters began to reoccupy the site.  Poor sanitary conditions and overcrowding led authorities to begin demolition of the city in 1993. Today, a park occupies the old site.

For the first part of a German documentary about the city, see below.

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