Naomi Ng & Sofie Buch Hoyer ~ Hong Kong’s Sky Slums Highlight Wealth Gap

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141229181343-hong-kong-rooftops-11-entertain-mediaHong Kong (CNN) January 2015. With an unrestricted, panoramic night view of the city’s twinkling skyline and the breezy air right outside the front door, a 15th floor penthouse apartment ticks all the boxes for a million-dollar property in the heart of Hong Kong.
But there’s a catch.
Fung, 59, who prefers not to divulge his full name, lives in an illegal rooftop slum — a 75-square-feet shack just big enough to host a bed, a cupboard, and everyday knick-knacks thrown pell-mell in the dusty room. The rent costs $1,700 Hong Kong dollars (US$220) a month.

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