Elaborate memorials and family tombs were a status symbol in 19th-century Hong Kong, notably in Catholic graveyards such as this one. Picture: AFP
Jason Wordie
Opinion

Opinion

Then & Now by Jason Wordie

Changing face of Hong Kong is carved into its gravestones

At various times an importer and exporter of memorials, some of them highly elaborate, the city today attaches little value to the look of gravestones when most burials are only for seven years

TOP PICKS

Elaborate memorials and family tombs were a status symbol in 19th-century Hong Kong, notably in Catholic graveyards such as this one. Picture: AFP
READ FULL ARTICLE