May 28, 2011

Sketching Shek Kip Mei, HK

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Shek Kip Mei Estate is the first public housing estate in Hong Kong.

It is located in Sham Shui Po and is under the management of the Hong Kong Housing Authority. The estate was constructed as a result of a fire in Shek Kip Mei in 1953, to settle the families of inhabitants in the squats over the hill who lost their homes in one night. You can still see bits of the shanty town.

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