Families pay respects to the dead at the Diamond Hill Cemetery during the Ching Ming festival in April last year. The dignity of “death space” should surely be seen as a fundamental human right, and for many – especially here in Hong Kong – that dignity no longer exists. Photo: Felix Wong
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

Hong Kong, like other cities, is running out of room for the dead

  • With urban living comes the challenge of housing the dead. In Hong Kong, where most bodies are cremated, even a niche for an urn can be hard to come by. Aside from the exotic ‘green’ burial options, a more lasting solution must be found

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Families pay respects to the dead at the Diamond Hill Cemetery during the Ching Ming festival in April last year. The dignity of “death space” should surely be seen as a fundamental human right, and for many – especially here in Hong Kong – that dignity no longer exists. Photo: Felix Wong
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