Once upon a time, Kowloon’s Walled City imposed itself on Hong Kong’s skyline. A fascinating vertical and pretty much lawless slum that blighted daylight and enclosed a host of dubious activities. It was eventually decanted and demolished and today a park remains where it once stood.
The Yick Fat building is reminiscent of the Walled City without the controversy and illegality. Dense, steep and vertiginous. It is on all accounts, a sight to behold.
Hiro managed to visit the area one night. The skyward views are staggering.
“I really like seeing the random patterns of occupancy in these residential towers. The Yick Fat building is like nothing I’ve seen before. I wish I had the chance to revisit by daylight”.
| How to find The Yick Fat Building |
Find Yau Man Street and head down the alley towards Quarry Bay Street.
| Links For The Curious |
Fascinating film on YouTube documenting Kowloon’s Wall City.
What the Yick Fat Building looks like by day.