HK’s crazy slum

1 Apr

Seemingly out of some dark dystopian futuristic movie, the Walled City in Hong Kong’s Kowloon was a crazy place. It was so crazy it was completely demolished in the mid-90s and turned into a public park and garden where a small museum and piece of rubble commemorate it. Some say it was a giant slum, while others say it was a great community; either way, it’s better that it doesn’t stand anymore. The park is attractive, with a large garden, traditional pavilions, and a lotus pond, though the museum, which features a 19th century Chinese official hall, seems a bit small and inadequate for remembering the Walled City. which housed over 30,000 people.

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