Shek Kip Mei was the first public housing estate project in Hong Kong introduced by the British colonial government in 1954. The resettlement project not only provided a temporary relief to the massive fire of Shek Kip Mei squatter area on Christmas Eve 1953 where over 53,000 Chinese immigrants lost their makeshift homes overnight, it also hailed the era of Government 's public housing programmes accommodating the needs of rapidly growing population in the 1960s and 70s. Meant to be a temporary resettlement, the flats in the Shek Kip Mei Estates, 50 years later, were still being rented out by the government. At the last phase before the demolition of the oldest estates in November 2006, photojournalist Vincent Yu captured through his lens some 120 elderly residents and their 'homes ' before they were resettled to the modern high -risers after living in the crumbling estates for over five decades.

Our Home, Shek Kip Mei 1954-2006

SKU: 051101
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  • ISBN

    9789889926632
  • Authors

    Yu, Vincent
  • Extent

    173
  • Format

    Paperback
  • Year

    2007
  • Publisher

    Mccm Creations

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