THE BLOCK TOWER


  • THE BLOCK TOWER 
     HONG KONG x KOWLOON 

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  • To start off a 3.5 week trip and before heading to Southeast Asia, we stopped in Hong Kong for 4 days to see the area and visit Kowloon. This was our last, longest and most urban stop before heading into the quiet country. For years I have seen pictures of these public housing/apartment tower blocks being built and knew that they were something I wanted to see and document for myself. Rather than just creating stills from these, I went with the goal of taking abstract videos and displaying them more like art, showing off their true scale. After only being there for a short time, there is so much more I want to see. I can’t wait to go back.



    Film & Photography by Toby Harriman
    October 2018


    A Planet Unicorn™ Original

  • Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas in the world, with an overall density of an estimated 6,300 people per square kilometer.
  • More than 7 million people live on about 1,108 km² (427 mi²) of land.
  • 29.1% of the Hong Kong population lives in public rental housing estates.
  • We only visited a tiny blimp of these housing areas and complexes. It is cool to see them incorporate bright colors to liven them up a little!
  • Some bonus clips and pics! 
  • SHAM SHUI PO MARKET
    KOWLOON, HONG KONG, CHINA ​​​​​​​
  • TEMPLE STREET MARKET
    KOWLOON, HONG KONG, CHINA 

    ​​​​​​​Temple Street (Chinese: 廟街) is a street located in the areas of Jordan and Yau Ma Tei in Kowloon, Hong Kong. It is known for its night market and as one of the busiest flea markets at night in the territory. The night market lies in the Yau Ma Tei, Jordan part of the street. Popular with tourists and locals alike in the evening, it is also common to see the place crowded at dusk. It sells cheap merchandise and food items. The place is sometimes known as “Men’s Street”.
  • WHAMPOA GARDEN
    KOWLOON, HONG KONG, CHINA 

    The Whampoa Garden area is the largest private housing estate located in Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

    The estate covers 19 hectares and consists of 12 complexes. Ten are residential/commercial mixed use, with a total of 88 16-story residential high-rise towers. The other two are solely commercial use. It includes eight shopping arcades, three supermarkets, a cinema, hundreds of restaurants and shops, a karaoke, five primary schools, mini-parks and two public transport interchanges.

    There are 10,431 flats, ranging from 351 to 1,110 square feet (32.6 to 103.1 m2), in the 88 residential towers. The estimated population of the estate is over 40,000.

    The large ship you see is actually a shopping mall.
  • THANKS!
    With Love From Toby





    Special thanks: 
    Shimoda Design, Induro Tripods, Benro Filters, Rhino Gear 
    for supporting me on my adventures with incredible products. 

    Music Licensed From: 
    Aeterna by James Everingham Music 
    Fallen by The Echelon Effect (MusicBed)






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