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Video: ‘The best city in the world’: Francis So’s timelapse showcases Hong Kong’s cityscapes

Hong Kong is a city that never sleeps – amidst hectic deadlines and overtime, citizens often struggle to catch their breath.

In his latest production “Escape,” filmmaker Francis So juxtaposes the dull grind of working life with the myriad sights and sounds that the city has to offer.

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The video features scenes from the city’s busiest districts, in addition to its natural environs, using techniques of timelapse as well as hyperlapse.

“These stunning views of Hong Kong perhaps make itself be the best and happiest city in the world. So why don’t let go yourself from the bustle and hustle then?” writes So.

HKFP History: Mainland refugees fleeing famine are rejected by British Hong Kong

As war and famine ravaged the mainland, hundreds of thousands fled to British Hong Kong during the 40s, 50s and 60s.

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LIFE Magazine captured the experiences of some of these migrants in an issue from May, 1962.

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Some had travelled thousands of miles to begin a new life in the British colony. Meanwhile, the US welcomed only skilled workers.

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A quick cigarette before being returned to the mainland…

Many refugees, however, were sent straight back to the mainland.

Sympathetic Hong Kongers lined the streets throwing food parcels into departing trucks destined for the border.