Little Manila: The Other Central of Hong Kong

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The skyline of Central District is the face of Hong Kong.¹ Trophies of famous architects neatly line the harbor against a sea of neon lighting up the sky. It is a scene of wealth and prosperity, a glamorous picture of the vivacious city and those who live in it. Against the orderliness of this cityscape, a striking transformation takes place every Sunday. Picnic blankets and vibrant dresses bring color to the usual sea of dark suits of the week, while music and lively banter replace the dull march of heels on marbled surfaces. Underneath the imposing government and office towers
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMessy Urbanism
Subtitle of host publicationUnderstanding the “Other" Cities of Asia = 混城亂市: 亞洲城市的另一面
EditorsManish Chalana, Jeffrey Hou
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherHong Kong University Press
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9789888313471
ISBN (Print)9789888208333
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2016

User-Defined Keywords

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  • Michel Serres
  • Little Manila
  • Hong Kong


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