Daily Archives: October 23, 2013

EVENT – ‘Secret Walls’ Hong Kong – The 1-on-1 Street Art Battle

Artists ‘Used Pencil’ and ‘Jimson’ faced at off the fourth qualifying round of Secret Walls at Les Boules on Tuesday night…

The worldwide premier art battle finally arrived in HK this year. Two competitors race to complete a canvass using only black marker – the audience and judges then choose a winner.

“Working in a similar way to Fight Club, Secret Walls battles are set up and promoted through word of mouth & social media… Secret Walls began back in 2006 in a small bar in East London – they are now hosted in secret and unique locations in all major cities from Tokyo to Malmo, New York to London.”

PLACES – Kuk Po, Part 4: Plover Cove Abandoned Ghost Town Revisited 3

What remains of Kuk Po took a battering from the elements this summer as floods and typhoons caused damage to the decaying remnants of a once-thriving community. The fate of the abandoned village remains up in the air as the government seek to rezone the the rural site, preventing ex-villagers from rebuilding.

Conservationists have been working to identify rare species in the area in the hope such findings will prevent redevelopment.

Click here to see part 1 of Hong Wrong’s photos from the ghost town, and here for the follow-up.