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In pictures: High-density living in Hong Kong
Homes for squatters

Wah Fu is one of Hong Kong's oldest and largest housing estates. It was built in 1967 as part of the colonial government's attempt to alleviate the appalling living conditions for Hong Kong's many squatters and tenement dwellers

By the early 1980s it approached the size of a small town, housing 54,000 people.

Hong Kong's property prices are among the world's highest, but over one third of its population live cheek-by-jowl in modest public housing, paying a nominal rent.

Words and pictures: Samanthi Dissanayake

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