Post Profile

Inside Hong Kong's insanely cramped and illegal "coffin homes"

Photographer Benny Lam spent several years documenting grim living conditions in Hong Kong where people live inside tiny "coffin cubicles" within illegally divided apartments. The images are grim glimpses of life in the city with the most expensive housing market in the world. The photo series is titled "Trapped." From National Geographic: Pushed out by soaring rents, tens of thousands of people have no other option than to inhabit squatter huts, sub-divided units where the kitchen and toilet merge, coffin cubicles, and cage homes, which are rooms measuring as small as 6’ x 2.
read more

See more about: Hong Kong

Related Posts

Former British banker denied new trial in Hong Kong double murder case

News : Reuters: World News

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A former British banker who was jailed for life last year for the murder of two Indonesian women he tortured and raped will not be given a new trial, Hong Kong's Court of Appeal ruled on Friday.

Photos: Hong Kong's claustrophobic 'shoebox' apartments

China / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Photographer Benny Lam, in associated with the Society for Community Organisation, brings us this insight into the claustrophobic 'shoebox' apartments that are the only affordable living spaces for as many as 280,000 Hong Kong famil...

Illegal South African abalone flowing into Hong Kong: report

Academics / Biology : Physorg: Biology

Illegally poached abalone from South Africa is pouring into Hong Kong where the gastronomic gastropods are a traditional and expensive banquet favourite, a new study warned Friday.

Hong Kong housing prices continue to soar

News / International Affairs : Al Jazeera Correspondents Blog

Human Rights advocacy groups say more than a quarter of a million people in Hong Kong live in illegal structures or squalid conditions, and every year that number rises by 20 percent.

Terrifying, first-person photos show the claustrophobic conditions inside Hong Kong's 'coffin cubicles'

Business & Finance : Business Insider: Clusterstock

Hong Kong is in the midst of a housing crisis. As prices begin to rise and the city grows denser, some have resorted to living in the smallest of spaces. Since 2012, photographer Benny Lam has been documenting the housing situation ...


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC