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Photos Reveal The Living Conditions Of People Living Inside ‘Coffin Cubicles’ In Hong Kong


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When you hear Hong Kong what comes to your mind is a major shopping destination and a beautiful place to travel to. When you read about a place you see it’s cuisine, cinema, music, sports and recreation but no one have gone through this part of Hong Kong, China. Everyone knows, China is the most populous country but the living conditions of the people in Hong Kong is really devastating. About 2,00,000 people live in ‘coffin cubicles’ because of no land remaining for further development. These coffin cubicles are 15 to 120 sq. foot apartments. The UN described these as an ‘insult to human dignity.’ Benny Lam, a national geographic photographer exemplified these with his series ‘trapped.’
“That day, I came home and cried,” said Benny describing the living conditions of these apartments. One may think what does he has to do with these people but Benny said that they are the people that we come across in our every day life. They can be a waiter in a restaurant you go to eat or a security guard of the mall you visit.

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These 20 pictures show life in a ‘coffin cubicle’:

1. Learned to live with time, they are comforting themselves with  compromises.

coffin cubicles, living conditions, Hong Kong

2. It’s devastating to even think of living here.

coffin cubicles, living conditions, Hong Kong

3. How can someone bear living in these coffin cubicles.

coffin cubicles, living conditions, Hong Kong

4. These people have real life struggles.

coffin cubicles, living conditions, Hong Kong

5. Just seeing these pictures give goosebumps.

coffin cubicles, living conditions, Hong Kong

6. And these pictures describe the horror of Hong Kong.

coffin cubicles, living conditions, Hong Kong

7. Could someone have worst life than this?

coffin cubicles, living conditions, Hong Kong

8. This is the cruel reality of these people in Hong Kong.

coffin cubicles, living conditions, Hong Kong

9. Kitchen-toilet complex in a cage home, how can someone live at this  place?

coffin cubicles, living conditions, Hong Kong

10. They are actually homeless ’cause who can call this place a home?

coffin cubicles, living conditions, Hong Kong

11. This living condition must be really suffocating.

coffin cubicles, living conditions, Hong Kong

12. This is really heartbreaking.

coffin cubicles, living conditions, Hong Kong

13. Living here is a real trouble.

coffin cubicles, living conditions, Hong Kong

14. Even Imagining to stay here is disastrous.

coffin cubicles, living conditions, Hong Kong

15. Don’t they deserve a good life and some happiness.

coffin cubicles, living conditions, Hong Kong

16. Realizing what it feels to be here is a nightmare.

coffin cubicles, living conditions, Hong Kong

17. Are they at peace?

coffin cubicles, living conditions, Hong Kong

18. They would feel drastic thinking they have to spend their whole life at this place. 

coffin cubicles, living conditions, Hong Kong

19. These coffin cubicles are worse than the real coffins.

coffin cubicles, living conditions, Hong Kong

20. Does Eating at this place even fulfill their hunger?

coffin cubicles, living conditions, Hong Kong

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