Now this is the sort of infographic I can get into:
Kowloon Walled City, located not far from the former Kai Tak Airport, was a remarkable high-rise squatter camp that by the 1980s had 50,000 residents. A historical accident of colonial Hong Kong, it existed in a lawless vacuum until it became an embarrassment for Britain. This month marks the 20th anniversary of its demolition.
From: South China Morning Post
(via Adam Greenfield)
TAZ History: Kowloon Walled City
April 5, 2013 at 1:53 am
I saw shockumentaries of this place as a kid. I wanted like everything to visit it when I grew up and could travel.
But – the New World Order just can’t stand some armpit somewhere out of their control I guess…