“On the street, waiting for buses, or in the metro station, being squeezed in the train: One by one, stranger by stranger, local or foreign, citizen or tourist, the emotions of ‘going out there’ attached us to one other.”
“Today, the Hong Kong building’s inhabitants and visitors vary from budget travelers to tourists; businessmen to traders; sex workers to drug dealers; asylum seekers to economic migrants; charity workers to ordinary punters.”
Maps reflect the lived – or purely imagined – world of a city’s inhabitants.
“I thought back to my own noble discomfort at treating the poverty of others as a tourist attraction.”
“As a local, I was born and grew up here. Part of me always feels bewildered about the positive comments uttered from the mouths of tourists about this overcrowded city.”
“So much light, so many happy people, a hotel just next to densely squeezed, Michelin-starred hot food stalls on the nearest street corner, and a burgundy shoe box shop offering all sorts of strange liquids and jellies.”