BLOG – A Very Hong Wrong 2013: Year in Review


A look back at 2013…

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Top 10 pages by traffic, 2013:

  1. Video Goes Viral As Woman Arrested for Slapping Kneeling Boyfriend.
  2. Inside a Bitcoin Mining Operation in Hong Kong
  3. Michael Wolf’s ‘Architecture of Density’.
  4. A Brief Visual History: HK’s Old Airport, Kai Tak
  5. A Brief Visual History: Kowloon Walled City
  6. HK’s Best Beach, Tai Long Wan (Big Wave Bay), Sai Kung.
  7. Michael Wolf’s 100×100.
  8. HK’s Cheapest Mobiles: Top 4 Places.
  9. Rare Shots from Inside the Old Kowloon Walled City.
  10. Sexpo 2013: Photos from HK’s First ‘Asia Adult Expo’ [NSFW].

Top 10 picks, 2013:

  1. Kuk Po: HK’s Borderzone Ghost Town, Part 1 , Part 2 , Part 3Part 4.
  2. The Standard vs. The Sub-Standard: Battle of the Logos.
  3. Hedda Morrison’s Hong Kong: Photos from 1942, Beautifully Restored.
  4. Hong Kong’s Invisible Caged Poor: Mini Sculptures by Kwong Chi Kit.
  5. Tung Ping Chau: HK’s Wild Jumanji Island Part 1, Part 2Part 3.
  6. The Official Hong Kong Hiking Drinking Game.
  7. Giant Duck Contracts Lung Cancer in Harbour; has Existential Crisis, Part 2.
  8. If Everyone Lived at the Same Density as Hong Kongers.
  9. How Hong Kong Was Made: Iconic Buildings Under Construction.
  10. Domestic Helper Photo Project: ‘Why Do You Do What You Do’.

Coverage

In the arts, Hong Wrong visited the 2013 Affordable Art FairArt BaselAsia Contemporary Art Show Asia Hotel Art FairAi Weiwei, ClockenflapFotanian, Free SpaceHong Kong Tattoo ConventionHong Kong ContemporaryHong Kong EyeInflation The Chapman Brothers and Very HK.

In politics and activism, Hong Wrong gained a political commentator in the anonymous form of ‘Tony Wong‘ and covered the Left 21 anti-poverty Halloween rallythe annual Tiananmen vigilthe annual July 1st Pro-democracy march, a Christian homophobic demo,  the pro-Beijinger vs.Falun Gong spat, a racist elevatorManila bus crisis reduxa rally in support of an abused maidthe annual gay pride parade, Snowden rally and we rededicated a giant dog shit to politician Chan Kam-Lam.

Audience

Pillow Wars IV

In April, Hong Wrong hosted the third annual International Pillow Fight Day. It saw its biggest ever gathering in Chater Garden. Click here for photos and here for media coverage… Next year’s fight looks to be even bigger as it falls on Saturday, April 5th – a public holiday!

A Rally for Snowden

In June, Hong Wrong joined forces with InMedia to mobilise a ‘Support Snowden’ rally after the US Whistleblower sought refuge in HK. Click for Part 1: PreparationsPart 2: Global media coveragePart 3: PhotosPart 4: Videos.

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Readers Donate Thousands to Typhoon Relief

In November, as the local government stalled, Hong Wrong readers leapt into action, donating HK$8000 to ICM for Philippines typhoon relief

HK Helpers Campaign Gears Up

A particularly grotesque case of domestic helper abuse captured international media attention in 2013, as legal fights for equality came to a stalemate. Thus, a new advocacy campaign for domestic workers has been gearing up for an official launch in January, 2014. Voting for the ‘HK Helpers Campaign’ to win HK$20,000 in start-up funds from Awakening Cafe continues until next Monday, December 30th – click here for details.

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The blog returns in January – Happy New Year! 新年快樂!

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