BLOG – Whilst We Were Gone: Shots from HK’s Summer 5


Hong Wrong is back from summer break with regular posts resuming here and on Facebook and Twitter. Below is a brief photographic summary of July and August in our ever-Fragrant Harbour…

HK’s worsening air quality made headlines, as tourists opted for photographs in front of a banner as opposed to the haze-ridden harbour. (More shots at The Shanghaiist.)

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Pictures of over 10,000 shark fins drying on a HK factory rooftop went viral last week…

Reuters

The city shut down in mid-August as Typhoon Utor battered the city…

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In late July, Hong Kong’s farcically muddy stadium was dubbed ‘absolutely horrendous’ by Manchester United’s Craig Gardner…

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In a transparently political move, the government moved to end its arts funding for two of HK’s most important creative hubs – WooferTen and Para Site. Both had exhibited art with an anti-government theme…

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Gundam made a visit to Causeway Bay…

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via FT.com

Yau Ma Tei’s iconic, old-time Mido Cafe was trashed by triads earlier in August…

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Apple Daily

And the city saw another summer of protest after a local teacher,  Lam Wai Sze, stood up to an anti-Falun-Gong astroturfing group. The government and her school investigated the incident as citizens demonstrated against the behaviour of the police…

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Finally, Clockenflap 2013 was announced – extended to a 3-day festival featuring Franz Ferdinand and Four Tet…

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