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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
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?
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
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
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
hong Kong's Runaway capitalism has made It one of The World's most prosperous cities
But This success comes at a price
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People living in tiny spaces - Hong Kong: World's Busiest Cities | BBC Two

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Lai Ru Di published on December 30, 2018
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