A great egret fishing in a river of Lantau island. Hong-Kong's urban area only represents 5% of its total area. The country parks and special areas cover a total area of 440km2. May 2011

A view from my bedroom located at the 26th floor. From there you can understand the density of population. Hong-Kong is the city with most skyscrapers in the world. December 2010

Mong Kok is the busiest district in the world with a population density of 130,000/km2. December 2010

Sha Lo Tung is a remote village of Hong-Kong. Farmers and fishermen who lived here were partly subsidized by the Hong Kong government. In the 1950s and 1960s, attracted by the prospects of a better quality of life in the city and threatened by the cessation of public subsidies, they left everything behind. January 2011

Causeway Bay is one of the most expensive district of Hong-Kong. Families live in cage homes with the parents, grandparents and grandchildren all together. December 2011

An old man starting his day-to-day work. He picks up cardboards and sell them to recycling centres. Often they have to fight for it and to protect the area where they collect. There is a lot of competition as poverty among the elderly has risen 19% since 2009. About one third of Hong-Kongese residents aged over 65 live in poverty. January 2012

A poor lady begging for money in the very centre of Hong-Kong island. 1.34 million people were living below the official poverty line in 2015, which is the highest number since 2009. 1 person out of 5 is poor in Hong-Kong. August 2011

Hong-Kong has more Rolls-Royce cars per capita than any other city in the world. Hong-Kong remains the 4th city in the world in terms of personal luxury goods spending. August 2011

A street market in Causeway Bay. Trade represents 22% of Hong-Kong's GDP and workforce. June 2011

A young man in the tramway in Wan Chai district. June 2011

A vacant shop in the centre of Hong-Kong island. It is one of the most expensive retail location in the world. October 2011

The Apple Centre in IFC mall. According to Christie's International Real Estate, Hong Kong overtook London as the world’s top luxury real estate market in 2016. October 2011

ohnston Road in Wan Chai district was one block away from the sea until 1902. After the completion of Central and Wan Chai reclamation project in 2017, the coastline will be almost 1 km for this point. In a century, Hong Kong has reclaimed more than 60 square kilometres of land.  In October 2003, Greenpeace said that the Central reclamation would create 580,000 cubic metres of toxic silt. Hong-Kongese government now envisions a 1,000-hectare man-made island in the middle of the sea to resolve a projected shortfall of 1,200 hectares of land for housing and economic development by 2030. June 2011

Shark nets are placed around Hong-Kong beaches. They have been deployed since the early 90's when a series of shark attacks resulted in 6 fatalities. White sand, clear sky, Chung Hom Kok beach could look like the paradise island. Beaches are actually swamped by trash from China. In the summer, huge algae blooms blanket the sea and beaches in Hong-Kong, due to the Pearl River pollution by fertilizers. August 2011

A fisherman in Tai O village. Overfishing and environmental pollution from Pearl River delta are constituting serious threats for the last inhabitants of Tai O village. May 2011

Tai O used to be a very important trading and fishing port. With fishing in decline, white dolphin watching and tourism seem to be Tai O's drawcard. May 2011

Two fisherwomen in Lamma island. April 2011

The Tai Hang fire dragon dance is celebrated during three nights. According to local legend, the people of Tai Hang village miraculously stopped a plague with a fire dragon dance in the 19th century. Tai Hang is no longer a village, but its locals still recreate the fiery ancient ritual today with a whopping 300 performers, 72,000 incense sticks and a 67-metre dragon. September 2011

Incense sticks rolls hanged in a small taoist temple in the Mid Levels, Hong Kong Island, 2010. Chinese people often pray the God of Fortune both present in Taoist, Confucianism and Shan Buddhism. December 2010

A Wednesday night at the Happy Valley horse racecourse. In China, gambling is illegal (except for national lottery). Hong-Kong and Macau both benefit from special regulations which allow casino and gambling. The Hong-Kong Jockey Club has a legal monopoly over betting on horse racing and football. Total betting and lottery net revenue was amounting to EUR3.6 billion in 2017. January 2012

Maids gathering in a park in the centre of Hong-Kong island for the sole day off of the week. Most of them are Philippines and Indonesians. They represent about 10% of Hong-Kongese working population. If they can legally work in Hong-Kong, they have no right to become a permanent resident. They also must leave the country within two weeks after the termination of their employment contracts. It may pressure workers to remain with abusive employers. December 2010

A participant dressed as  Japanese animation character attending the Animation-Comic-Game annual fair in Hong-Kong. He is posing with the ICC tower in the back. December 2010

A singer in the center of Hong-Kong. Hong-Kong is a melting pot with more than 4% of expats out of its total population. November 2010

A Christmas party in the posh neighborhood of Stanley in the south of Hong-Kong island. Hong-Kongese people are trying to adopt a Westerner lifestyle to create a gap with Mainland Chinese. December 2010

Pekin ducks drying. January 2011

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