Hong Kong: Small on Space, Huge of Heart


I’M currently on assignment in Hong Kong and Macau, but wanted to send you a pictorial post card of Hong Kong’s eclectic use of its tiny spaces. Please enjoy.

Washer woman. This elderly woman perches precariously on her outside ledge. No backyard in which to hang your washing? No worries. Hong Kongers use every inch of space and washing is no exception.

Hot off the press. I’m told this old printing press is now a secret bar in Hong Kong. Next time I’m in the city I’m coming for a tipple.

Stairway to heaven. A steep and mysterious stair case replete with traditional Chinese entrance to frame it. One of the few old staircases of its type left.

Sky high. This is One96, the new boutique hotel in which I’ve been staying for the past three nights. Each room is its own floor. But don’t get excited. They are tiny floors, but excellent use of space.

Sassy street art. Graffiti art is slowly creeping into this city, whose government remains conservative about urban art. You’ll find cheeky pieces everywhere.

Packed to the rafters. A traditional Chinese shop. This one has been serving succulent sugar cane juice for decades.

Cutting it fine. Potentially the world’s smallest barber shop. For $16 you can expect a hair cut and shave.

Clinging on for life. Even this beautiful banyan tree has found a way to co-exist in this city of limited space.


The Global Goddess travelled as a guest of the Hong Kong Tourism Board – http://www.discoverhongkong.com.au and Cathay Pacific – http://www.cathaypacific.com
Cathay’s A350 aircraft boast 38 business class seats, fine dining, luxury amenity kits and plenty of storage. While in Hong Kong, check out Cathay’s newest lounge which includes an exclusive Noodle Bar and Teahouse.

2 thoughts on “Hong Kong: Small on Space, Huge of Heart

  1. bmalzard says:

    Great selection – and how well Hong Kong does ‘tiny’. Never seen a Roy Lichtenstein face on a building before – hope they go permission.

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