Eyewitness: Hong Kong – Could You Live Like This?

Hong Kong

A family share a meal in their cramped apartment. According to the human rights group Society for Community Organisation, more than 100,000 people in Hong Kong live in such tiny spaces

Could You Live Like This?

Shocking ariel photos of cramped Hong Kong apartments, Hong Kong - 22 Feb 2013


  One thought on “Eyewitness: Hong Kong – Could You Live Like This?

  1. Luke
    March 2, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Mrs Joyce u don’t think I would be able to live like that there is hardly any room to walk around in and sleep with 3 other people would be very hard for me.and are we alloud to bring sunglasses to Melbourne on Monday?

    • March 2, 2013 at 10:00 am

      Luke we don’t need space to live just the essentials – a bed, food to eat and a roof over our heads. You should be able to live here easily.

      Yes Sunglasses are fine.

    • Jaymes
      March 5, 2013 at 6:54 am

      Yeah Luke don’t worry I’ll help you in life besides I am your friend.

  2. Rennae
    March 3, 2013 at 4:09 am

    Mrs Joyce I think I could live like that. Like you said as long as you have food bed and a roof over your head you will be fine. I don’t mind sharing a room because I have to share with chantell.

  3. Heidie =P
    March 3, 2013 at 6:45 am

    Wow. That looks very spacious. 😕
    I wonder if they are poor or not but, they have alot of stuff. There is a possibleity that I could live in a small and crowded hoise like that. I feel so sorry for them. They dont even have enough room to walk. I share a room with my sister Vanessa. she always hogs the spacious areas in our room while im squished up against the wall. Our room is very small. I remeber that my uncle Alex, he got a small room, no bigger than a walk-in wardrobe. He doesnt live in that house anymore but his mother does (my nan) and her care taker my aunty. My nans in hospital. But im WAY off subject. 😕
    But its true. I went in his old room myself. The wardbrobe that he used to have is still in that room and its covering most of the area. I wonder how they fitted a bed in there. It must be super microscopic that the bed was. I would mind sharing a room. I love spacious areas where I can be so selfish to my sisters. When ever I get up for school all of my sisters are pushing and shuving my face trieing to get some room. Our bathroom is small too. It is mostly Jackie and Cassie that hog the desprate areas in the bathroom. They all want to put on makeup, makeup, and more makeup. It is so annoying. So In that house in the picture, I could probberly live in. But defanately only with 1, 2 people. I dont like being crowded and small. But I am small. 😉 I am just looking at this picture very closely and I cant find the door. Whaa…..?
    Do I need to go to SpeckSavers? If anyone can see the dorr please let me know. But if there is no door, how do they get inside? Unless……..they get in through the roof but I doubt it. Silly Me always thinking of completly off topic and stupid things.

  4. mason
    March 5, 2013 at 5:47 am

    I feel so sorry for them people I hope there can get a new home. There home isn’t bigger numb for three people I hope there have some money to buy some food for tea and so there can buy food just to eat and i hope there can get some good sleep.

    • Jaymes
      March 5, 2013 at 6:52 am

      I agree Mason if I could do anything about it I’d help everyone who’s like this or worse.

  5. Jaymes
    March 5, 2013 at 6:50 am

    Mrs Joyce I’m thinking imagine living in that small space? That would be crowded a lounge, a kitchen, a room and I don’t know where the bathroom is. Were they homeless before then they could only get that small place? Is this why other cultures want to come to Australia? I’d feel crowed and small spaced oh and pique. How do those people feel in that crowed space? Are they alright with the crowed area?

  6. William Morgan
    March 5, 2013 at 7:09 am

    I’d feel crowed with everything in there. I’m asking 5/6J if you know of how it feels to live in a small house and explain.

    • March 5, 2013 at 9:13 am

      Love seeing you use the blog Will, I lived in a small house when I was young, 5 people three bedrooms. But when we lived in a small house we were a family, we sat together and watched TV together. Now I live in a big house and we all hang out in different rooms and never talk much. I would much rather live in a small house but I’m not sure that small a house like the picture. I would feel a little closed in. From Mrs Joyce.

      • William Morgan
        March 5, 2013 at 10:11 am

        Mrs Joyce Will loves to get on the blog and he’d like to go on the blog every day if he can like if we have wifi at the time.

      • March 5, 2013 at 10:13 am

        James you know Will is welcome anytime. It is good to teach him new things and he will be able to teach his grade 😃

      • Jaymes
        March 5, 2013 at 10:13 am

        Whoops it’s the wrong name it’s ment to be Jaymes.

  7. Ashlee
    March 6, 2013 at 10:00 am

    I feel sorry for these people and what they have gone through. The have got a lot of stuff and so little space! Is this all they could afford or isn’t there much homes in Hong Kong? If I had to live like this I properly would complain but at least they got a roof over there heads and food to eat. It would be uncomfortable because Its such little space and it looks as if they are bigger then the bed. Over all I could live like this all you need is there you just have to make do with what you got .

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