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  • This is the most Expensive real estate in the World in hong Kong

  • Homes cost 18 Times more Than an average Family's income

  • Rents are more Than twice the amount you'd Pay in the uk with space at a premium

  • Most hong Kongers live on top of each Other in tiny flats

  • I've come to tai wai wire area in the City's New territories where the Leung family have a Two-Bedroom Flat?

  • They share their home with four other relatives and it's Forced them to look for an ingenious Solution

  • Wow

  • It Really Looks like something

  • futuristic You Should Be on Mars or the moon

  • They've installed sleeping Pods in the front Room

  • Effectively Giving them two Extra Bedrooms

  • On the upper deck and my Parents

  • So what is it like to sleep in that i like It yeah yeah i enjoy

  • Sleep Here Just Like

  • in this spaceship

  • The Pods cost Just Over a Thousand Pounds Much Cheaper Than renting or Buying more space

  • It'S quite fun yes oh?

  • yes

  • The Light is really relaxing Actually and It Feels a Bit more spacious Than i thought Because They can Sit up

  • How difficult is it for a Family to be Able to afford to buy a house in hong Kong

  • Let's Say One Daughter Brother and mother Go outside to work you save all the Money After 20 Years

  • you May Maybe You can buy a house

  • It's very Very Expensive pull down the curtain and like closing the door and you can Lock It Here how do you pull out

  • and Stark Help

  • Good Night

  • The Leungs are Lucky

  • Hong Kong Has One of The World's highest wealth gap the poorer you are the less space you have?

  • So i'm Just about to meet a guy who lives in What they call a cage community Here and he lives Here because

  • Property Is so Expensive this is all he can Afford i

  • Just want to find out What life's like for Him

  • At first there Seems nothing Unusual about this Building

  • It's only When i get to alan's door that i realize Just how small his home is

  • Wow Now i wasn't Expecting that i was Expecting to open the door to go into one, Place but

  • There's Actually Two Doors Here

  • can We come in

  • This used to be Just an Ordinary flat but a private Landlord Has illegally

  • Divided It into Bed spaces there are no larger Than a Cupboard Nice to meet you

  • Adi adi adi

  • Alan Has Lived Here for three Years

  • He says Eleven People live in This Corridor alone and There's another One Just like It Next Door tell me about

  • Where you live Visit this space or

  • All of This Bit Here they're going a dollar

  • Just in this space

  • And

  • Your Kitchen Where do you go for that i think Donald Keep Up

  • so where'd you go for Food then

  • Well took Lighting oh

  • Allen Works As a Dishwasher

  • He pays a Hundred and Eighty Pounds a month To live Here

  • To rent a Room in this area Would cost Nearly Three Times as Much

  • He used to live with relatives but after they passed away this Was the only place he could afford

  • So you've Got about six foot of space

  • Lengthwise

  • it'S so small i

  • Can't imagine What it must Be like to live in in this small space

  • you Know book the

  • Bobo's Funkier Find Out the Man

  • KonyAku did you know i'm judy Pinky d so i put on my own okay that Black Women

  • can Go Over California

  • more Than two million People Already live in public Housing in hong Kong and the waiting list is four and a Half Years

  • Is this normal Here in hong Kong

  • They both Annoy going public in woodbury Knit one

  • Alan'S case might Seem extreme But Over 200,000 people are estimated to live in Places Like This

  • This Space Here is someone else's Living cause

  • It'S incredible i mean i can't imagine it staying Here for for a day there are no Years

  • It Shocks me to see allen's live-in Situation

  • It'S a reminder That Where there's

  • Opportunity There's Also

  • Inequality

  • hong Kong's Runaway capitalism has made It one of The World's most prosperous cities

  • But This success comes at a price

This is the most Expensive real estate in the World in hong Kong

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    Lai Ru Di posted on 2018/12/30
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